Three Movies That Were More Romantic Than the Books
August 31, 2017 by noelbranham in Books 4 Comments

We have all heard it: The book was better than the movie. While that may be true the movie often ups the romance factor in a good way. Surprising to some, there are actually few instances where the film is more romantic than the original text. Let’s take a look: Anne of Green Gables Here are the major differences between the book and the 1985 TV Mini-series Anne of Green Gables. These variances are why the series is more romantic: The presence of Gilbert Blythe. In the book, Gilbert is still present but not really as conveniently involved in Anne’s life. For example, Gil isn’t there when Anne falls off the ridgepole or when she is looking for a dance partner at the ball with her puffed sleeves. Bummer. Scarlett fever. In the written text we never see Anne sitting at Gil’s side when he contracts Scarlett fever. She also never writes a book and dedicates it to him. Gilbert’s other woman. In the book, he acts like he is interested in another girl who is already engaged just to get Anne’s attention…. whereas in the movie he was engaged but broke it off because the other girl would never be […]

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Anne of Green Gables Book Quote Art: With Free Printables!
August 15, 2017 by noelbranham in Books 8 Comments

UPDATE: THIS OFFER IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO SUBSCRIBED! Who doesn’t love Anne of Green Gables? Anne is everything every woman aspires to be in the face of trials and hardships: “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”-― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Seriously who could say that after the difficult life she has endured? We love you Anne, and we want to put your words on our desks, walls, in our kitchens, and on our favorite redheaded friends so they stay always within our hearts! Sign up to receive these free printables and new literary printables every month by typing in your email below. Tell us in the comments which book or author you would like quotes from in the future and remember: “Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Free for personal non-commercial use only.  

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The Top 3 Worst Things about Texas
August 1, 2017 by noelbranham in Texas 2 Comments

Yes. You read that title right. As blasphemous as it sounds there are some things wrong with Texas. Let’s look at them in detail:  It ain’t big enough. We’ve all heard it. El Paso is closer to San Diego than to Houston. It’s astounding. But isn’t that still a little sad? Shouldn’t it be… Santa Fe, TX, is closer to New Orleans, TX, than New York, TX. (See what I did there?) You know it would be the best possible solution if we just made our great big state even bigger! There ain’t enough Texans. You read me right, partner… there ain’t. (Which definitely IS a word). You see, if there were enough Texans to go around, they would be able to infect the world with their friendliness and the proper terms when referring to a few people, (y’all) and when referring to a large group of people, (All y’all). The day when all y’all people of the world say y’all and are kind to each other… is the day you know there are enough Texans inhabiting it. Breakfast tacos don’t exist outside the state. That’s right. The moment you exit the Promised Land of Texas and drive over the state line is […]

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