A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

DVD Break: Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol - 1962 - DVD - Animated - Made for TV - Watched at friend's house

This is the second movie we watched last night.  Something lighthearted after the dramatic heaven movie.  I remember watching this on TV as a kid; my Dad loved Mr. Magoo and of course, to me, it was Mr. Howell doing the voice.  I didn't really remember much of this version going in, it must be ages since I've seen it now.  It is a pretty straightforward retelling of the Dickens' story, only it is set as a play within the movie.  Mr. Magoo is an actor and plays the part of Scrooge in the musical play.  The whole story is there except they left off the bits about Scrooge's nephew and for some reason Christmas Present visits first, then Past and To-Be.  The songs are delightful, very Broadway-ish and the song that is repeated "The Lord's Bright Blessing" is a wonderful Christmas Carol.  A wonderful, feel-good, true meaning of Christmas movie.  Recommended!

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