I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tips for Tuesday: Books: The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom and Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Books: The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom

Mom - Today I am recommending The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom by Beth Miller. Eliza Bloom or as she is known to her family, Aliza, grew up in an orthodox Jewish family. Her family thinks it is high time she got married, but she has turned down many suitors they have found for her until she agrees to marry Nathan. Then, she meets Alex, falls in love with him, and runs away with him on her wedding day. Alex introduces her to a whole new world. However, part of her heart is still with the world she grew up in, and for a time, she finds herself straddling both worlds unsure which one she belongs in until a crisis involving her daughter forces her to make a choice. This is a sweet, funny romantic story. Eliza/Aliza is a delightful heroine that you can't help rooting for. The novel really does a terrific job of portraying the pull between the world you grow up in and the adult world you live in especially when those two worlds are so completely different. 

Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody

Mom - Today I am recommending Bohemian Rhapsody. Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the late lead singer of the rock group, Queen, Freddy Mercury. If you are a fan of Queen, you will enjoy this informative look at the history of the band with a particular emphasize on the life of their lead singer, and you will especially enjoy the nostalgia of the soundtrack which is made up of Queen's original recordings. However, even if you are not a fan of Queen, you will still enjoy this fascinating, well acted look at life lived in the fast lane and over much too soon. Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury is so sweet and heartbreaking that he has a won a number of awards for it already, and he will most likely win an Oscar next weekend for it as well. The rest of the cast is equally up to par especially those actors who portray the rest of the band and Freddie's former finacee and lifelong friend, Mary. The band we are told was like a family, and the cast makes that relationship so believable that we just want to be a part of it even if just for the 2 hour 14 minute running time of the film.

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.


  1. That's a great review of Bohemian Rhapsody. I haven't seen it yet but really want to.

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    1. You definitely should. It is really a good movie. Thanks for visiting our blog and for your comment.