November 2016 Book/ movie of the month

The book of the month for November is Anne of Green Gables.  The kids and I read this book also for homeschool this month.  What a beautiful story.  The language is such that children must listen attentively.  Though it is not as difficult and scripture or Shakespeare it takes a certain amount of allowance for phrases and dialogue that kids may not understand, but the story is wonderful and the worries of youth captured so perfectly.  I recommend this good read!

 

The movie of the month is Singing in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.  This classic musical is one that holds serious nostalgia.  When my dad bought our first VHS player in the 80’s, this movie was one of the first he bought and we watched it over and over and over again.  We didn’t have cable television and sometimes there was just nothing on.  Like seriously, I remember a couple of local channels being off the air.  But we could pop in a musical like this and watch all the grandeur the Golden Age of Hollywood had to offer in this slight parody/ romantic comedy.  If you have never seen the greatest musical ever made, buy it now!