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Time to say goodbye
Allow me to cut straight to the chase:  I'M SHUTTING THIS BLOG DOWN. I'm doing it for many reasons, the biggest of which are these: I don't have the passion to blog anymore Blogging feels like a chore to me nowadays Planning weeks of blog posts in advance s...
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Agree. When it becomes boring or a chore then it's time to quit.Sorry to see you go but good luck with all your endeavors.
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The To-Be-Read (TBR) Book Tag!
A while ago I came across this post over at Pages and Pineapples and I thought her responses to The TBR Book Tag were excellent so I thought I'd give it a go! I didn't mean for it to take me this long to upload, but life sometimes gets in the way y'know? So...
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Entertainment Weekly's 'Pop Culture Of My Life' Questionnaire
I've subscribed to Entertainment Weekly for a number of years now and as I was flipping through the latest issue, I came across this questionnaire -- "Pop Culture Of My Life." The magazine asks celebrities and authors to fill it in each week and since I rea...
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5 Reasons I Stopped Wearing Makeup
Up until a few years ago, I used to wake up extra-early each morning so that I'd have enough time to apply a full face of makeup before facing the day. A full face of makeup (for me) included the following: foundation, concealer, liquid liner, mascara, brow...
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Book Look! Into The Dark: The Hidden World Of Film Noir, 1941-1950 by Mark A. Vieira
My very first foray into film noir was watching THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) when I was a teenager. I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe at the time and made it my life's mission to watch every single film she'd been in. Back then I had practically no idea what ...
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Book Look! Into The Dark: The Hidden World Of Film Noir, 1941-1950 by Mark A. Vieira
My very first foray into film noir was watching THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) when I was a teenager. I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe at the time and made it my life's mission to watch every single film she'd been in. Back then I had practically no idea what ...
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UPDATE: My 2016 Bookish Resolutions
Now that half the year has gone by, I think it'd be cool to revisit a post I did earlier on in January - My 2016 Bookish Resolutions (click here to read) . Back when I wrote this blog post I was going through a bit of a meltdown as far as books were concern...
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My Top 5 Biggest Regrets
I'm not sure why I'm writing a post like this - maybe it's because I'm looking for closure and maybe it's also because I'm wanting to clear my mind and get some things off my chest. I'm tired of holding onto negative feelings and thoughts that ultimately co...
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5 Excellent Summertime Classic Film Screenings in Toronto!
Pantason 16MM Film Projector Summertime is the best time to go out and enjoy some rare classic film screenings at your local cinema! I don't visit downtown Toronto too often - 1) because it's out of the way, and 2) because both the downtown traffic and park...
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5 Pieces of Advice I'd Give To My Younger Self
I don't think I'm quite old enough yet to be dishing out advice, but let's give this a shot and see what happens, shall we? There are so many things I'd like to tell my younger self and I'm sure you feel the same way. I'm sure we'd all like to turn back tim...
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Dissecting my book-buying habits one dollar at a time
The truth: I buy a lot of books. A LOT of them. I haven't always been this way - I grew up borrowing most of the books I read from my local library. In high school I used to skip class and hunker down in the library stacks picking out all sorts of books and...
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My Nightly Routine
Not that you guys care, but apparently these types of posts are quite popular on the Internet! So today I'm gonna explain what it is I do every night to help me wind down, chill and get ready for bed. Trust me when I say this routine doesn't change at all -...
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Classic film blogger + freelance writer
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer and a classic film blogger. I studied Fashion, Magazine Publishing, and Book Publishing in college and university and I'm pretty sure I'll be a professional part-time student for the rest of my life. I like to read. A LOT.
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Used to be a ballet dancer and a competitive swimmer.
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VeeBee, Veebles, Veebs
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Freelance Writer
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Competent writer, swimmer, and accomplished traveller.
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Eight Lauren Bacall pictures to pin instantly
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Eight incred Lauren Bacall pictures to pin instantly

Best Private High Schools in Toronto
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A comprehensive illustrated guide to the best private high schools in Toronto, the best of the best secondary educational institutions in Ca

Real Estate Wisdom in Movies: Closing Escrow (2007)
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This award-winning independent comedy takes a look at the lives of three married couples and their real estate agents during their search fo

Real Estate Lessons in Movies: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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Real estate wisdom hidden between the lines of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - a light-hearted movie about building a dream house.

Best Alternative High Schools In Toronto
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Toronto's alternative high schools offer a more tailored and specialized type of education if a student can't succeed in traditional environ

Real Estate in Movies: Gone With the Wind (1939)
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This movie's grandeur is incomparable and its message is one we can all still relate to seventy-five years later: home is where the heart is

Movies with Realtors: Dracula (1931)
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Dracula is a film that will continue to live on well past our lifetimes, cementing the Count's immortality for generations to come.

Movies with Realtors: The Fountainhead
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The Fountainhead does an incredible job of forcing us to re-evaluate our thought processes and open ourselves up to change and modernity in

What inspires me to blog!
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Books, books, and more books! // This will come as no surprise to anyone who really knows me. If there is one thing that I can assure you of

Book Look! Hollywood Dreams Made Real: Irving Thalberg & the Rise of...
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Well, I'm happy to tell you all that this book is another winner from one of my favourite film authors, Mr. Mark A. Vieira. The man's only d

The cat, not the bat: Why BATMAN RETURNS and Michelle Pfeiffer in latex ...
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I was ten years old in 1992 when Tim Burton’s Batman Returns was released in cinemas. To say that I was an awkward, freckle-faced, introvert

RED-HEADED WOMAN is a Pre-Code full of scandal
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Jean Harlow is one of the world’s most universally loved classic film stars and unfortunately, like some, lived a tragically short life. She

Celebrating MGM's 90th Anniversary!
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Greta Garbo reluctantly poses with Leo the Lion. Whose idea was this?? April 17, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of one of the biggest and m

Rap music for the flapper generation (seriously)
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You gotta fight -- for your right -- to PARRTTAAYY! This is going to seem like a far stretch, I promise you. I was driving to work last Frid

Hamlet Black Leggings
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Shakespeare's longest play and one of the most influential tragedies in English literature. Haven't read it yet? You prob should - it has tr