Late Summer Blues

Maybe it's the Late Summer blues or that wonderful
pregnancy tiredness. I'm feeling the need to fill
up my creative well. I'll be taking a break and
return in early September. You will still see my
face pop up while visiting your blogs.

I'll leave you with some cool things to watch or read.

Backstairs at the White House (1979) starring Leslie Uggams and Olivia Cole based on Lillian Rogers Parks's memoir,
My Thirty Years at the White House.
The true story of a mother and daughter who worked as Maids in The White House for eight presidents. I remember seeing this as a kid and enjoying it. I saw it again a couple of months ago, and it still is a wonderful mini-series.

If you like Urban fantasy, I have a great series for you called The Connor Grey series by Mark Del Franco.
Starting from the first book Unshapely Things and
the 5th book I finished yesterday Uncertain Allies.
A former Druid and Invesigator, stripped of his
abilities has to solve a crime in his neck of
Boston called the "Weird" which is populated
with all kinds of magical creature. It's fantasy noir
at it's best.

Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker. It's the second book in a series about Lanie Price, a Harlem Society Columnist, who while chronicling the brightest during The Harlem Reinssance finds herself solving crimes as well. I just started it and it's a wonderful book. I couldn't find the first book at the library, I may even buy it to read and keep.

Now, Voyager (1942) starring Bette Davis. I finally have my own copy of one of my favorites.
There is a great love story in it. What makes it a winner, shows
how a daughter repressed by her tyrannical mother,finally finds the strength to break free and live her own life. If you never seen a Bette Davis movie, this is the one you should see to get why she was and still is a star decades after her death.

Enjoy the rest of your August, see you back here
in September.


Sarah said...

Great recommendations Shell! I love 'Now Voyager' but have not seen it for years. Maybe I will see if they have it on Amazon. Yes you did make me laugh with your comment about your historical romances! It has a bit of a made up sounding name I suppose. I read a romance called''Doctor of the Keyes' when I was about 14 and didn't realise for years that it was set in the Florida Keyes. C minus for Geography eh?! Hope you have a lovely break and see you bakc in September.

Gloria said...

Hi Shell. Have a great break and I hope you and baby are doing good. You look beautiful in that picture dressed in white. Awesome. Enjoy your time off. I've been busy so I haven't been around to a lot of blogs. I'm trying to catch up a little. Take care of yourself.

Tracy said...

Enjoy your break, Shell... enjoy this end of summer time, and time waiting for your baby. :o) I love "Now Voyager"...*swoon*... ((HUGS))

Olivia said...

I love Bette Davis! x

Elisa Day said...

Have a great break! Take care of yourself and you baby. Hugs

koralee said...

Enjoy your do need to take care of yourself. xoxox

Anonymous said...

Dear Shell,
Just popping in to say hi. Praying you didn't get too much damage from Hurricane Irene.
Hope you and your baby are doing well and getting lots of rest.

Love Bette Davies!

Anishinaabekwe said...

Take care of yourself and see ya soon! :)

Laurel said...

Hi Sweetheart! I only went on my bloggity blog so I could see you! Hope all is well, baby is growing and Mama is feeling good.
Love to you and a warm hug from across the country....feel it??
:) Hope so.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Hi Shell..massive hugs to you..congrats on your new baby adventure, wishing you many sparkles!Love the new blog are simply gorgeous girl! thanks for this beautiful post and inspiring links! yay!