Blog All About It April 2019

Posted April 15, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Blog All About It Challenge / 26 Comments

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Welcome to my first post of the year of the Blog All About It Challenge.  This is the beginning of my second year participating.

What’s it all about?

Very simple!  Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word.  My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month. 

This month’s prompt is: Sweet

I could have displayed an absolute hoard of my contraband sweets that are never in short supply around the place.  You all already know I love chocolate so I steered away from candy as my choice. I also thought about sweet romance books or books/songs with SWEET in the title (humming Sweet Caroline now).  However, I wanted to share something that might be new material for you. I’ve never really discussed my taste in movies so I chose to tie that in with the prompt this month.

Mostly, I prefer mysteries, costume dramas, comedies, spies, thrillers, sci-fis, paranormals, and sagas, but, on occasion, I want to watch an adorable not terribly complicated romance or a simple, feel-good movie like Second Hand Lions or Driving Miss Daisy… the sweet ones in other words.

So, here is my small collection of SWEET feel-good movies.  I think Sandra Bullock is my favorite actress for these sweetie types, but I don’t really have a favorite actor for these.

What about you?  Do you like SWEET feel-good movies?  If so what is/are your favs? Do you have a favorite actress or actor for this type of movie?  Do tell!

Blog All About It Challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup.  You can check out more about it here:  http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2018/11/2019-blog-all-about-it-challenge.html

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Lover of Romance
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I love the sweet feel good movies as well. I like all types of movies but I have a sweet spot for those older chick flicks and you have some of my favorites like Sabrina and You’ve Got Mail. Some of my other favorites would be Princess Diaries 2, Dirty Dancing, Return To Me, Legally Blonde, and Grease and Pride and Prejudice(Kiera Knightly version)

Sophia Rose
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Oh yes, Princess Diaries 2. I’ve not watched Legally Blonde yet. Good picks, Renee!

ShootingStarsMag
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I do like these movies here and there, and Sandra Bullock is definitely a favorite. I think Hugh Grant is in some really cute sweet movies as well. 🙂

-Lauren

Sophia Rose
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Yes! Now and then, they hit the spot. Oh yes, Hugh Grant is in several of these that I like.

Debbie Haupt
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sweet – did you see that I made a funny play on words LOL 😉

Sophia Rose
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Haha! What a corker! You have to drag it into three syllables like the kids do Sa-we-et! 😉

Lorna
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I’m a big lover of movies like, Sleepless in Seattle, Pretty Woman, While You Were Sleeping, You Got Mail, Dirty Dancing, and so many others I can’t even think of. BTW I also loved Second Hand Lions and bought it as soon as it was released to buy. Also Driving Miss Daisy. I think I have seen all of these numerous times. The older I get, the more I want to watch sweet rather than dramas-although I love stuff like Walking Dead and Stranger Things!

Sophia Rose
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Yes! Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, and Pretty Woman. 🙂

Cynthia
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I love Sandra Bullock movies too! What a great list of movies. I also love chocolate:)

Sophia Rose
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What a wonderful world to have good movies and chocolate in it. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I love mysteries and thriller, but a nice chick-flick, or romance hits the spot too. You’ve displayed a few of my all-time favorites: You’ve Got Mail, Sabrina, and A Room With a View! *sigh* Love those so much!

Sophia Rose
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It’s just like reading, right? Need a palette cleanser now and then. 🙂

Carole rae
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Such a good post for this! I still need to figure out mine for the month. MHMMM

Sophia Rose
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I totally blanked on a few of these prompts. LOL Hope you come up with one. Feel free to snitch mine.

Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
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I loved A Room With A View as teenager and had such a crush on Julian Sands in that role! I’m not sure if I ever risked reading the book in case it wasn’t like the film!

Sophia Rose
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I still haven’t read the book, either, but I do have it on the shelf for someday. 🙂

Angie Elle
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I was tickled pink to see that Sabrina on your list. That movie is so underrated! I love it so much. Great taste. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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That has been one of my favorites from the first time I watched it. I think I smiled through the whole thing. 🙂 Thanks, Angie!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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I love sweet movies too! My favorites are When Harry Met Sally, and The Notebook! I love all of the Meg Ryan movies, and Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite actresses for sweet movies as well!

Sophia Rose
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Yes, those are good ones, too. Meg Ryan fits this genre so well. 🙂

Di @ Book Reviews by Di
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Oh what a cool challenge! And I like where you went with this one. I do quite like those sweet, feel good movies where you don’t have to be in tip top shape mentally to enjoy them (mysteries always make me think so hard!!). I do love Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality!!!) and Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride). These days since I don’t watch much on the screen I tend to spend my time with series like Game of Thrones (I’m trying to rewatch them all before I start with this new season and now obviously also… Read more »

Sophia Rose
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Yep, the easy watch without much thinking or deep feeling is what draws me to them as well, Di.
Yes, I love Julia Roberts’ sweet movies along with Meg and Sandra. Miss Congeniality was a hoot.

Haha, yeah good luck avoiding those GoT spoilers. I thought one of the gals at work was going to leap across the table and strangle another gal for spoilering one of the shows.

La La in the Library
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YOU’VE GOT MAIL! I am always surprised that it’s not on every book blogger’s Valentine’s Day movie list. It’s the perfect bookish movie.

Sophia Rose
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I know, seriously! Small indie book store vs. big goliath chain store and an online romance? Perfect!

vvb
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Bridget Jones Diary comes to mind. Loved the play on Darcy with that one 😉

Sophia Rose
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Ah yes, Mark Darcy, wink, wink. I enjoyed that one, too, Velvet. 🙂