As you might have noticed, I'm a little behind on posting about this month's theme for the Read & Watch Challenge. I'm in book deadline armageddon mode, so I haven't had much time to dedicate to much else between writing sessions beyond showering and feeding the people who live here. Can you believe they expect to eat multiple times a day?? ; )
But I do have a book pick and movie pick for the Magical theme!
So many people have recommended Sarah Addison Allen to me, but I didn't get a chance to read her until recently. This book was just flat out delightful and such a feel good read. I went out immediately and bought First Frost after finishing this one. I believe this falls into the category of magical realism because it's a contemporary setting but magic is threaded throughout it. I highly recommend it.
Y'all, I can't even with this movie. I had heard wonderful things about the book and bought it but hadn't gotten to it yet. We saw this movie with my kiddo and omg, I think I cried through half the damn movie. But it was SO SO SO good. Everyone should see this, especially kids. I loved it. It was truly a magical movie.
Of course I do plan to work in some magical holiday movies before Christmas. It's a requirement to watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Home Alone. I also need a big dose of Sleepless in Seattle. I haven't read any holiday books this season, though, so I'm not sure I'm going to sneak any of those in before Christmas.
I'd love to hear your favorite magical books or movies and to hear what you are reading and watching this month. Let me know in the comments. : )