” Hold her to you, for she is part of you, as we all are part of each other.”
Hey guys! Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. I’ve decided to do this feature monthly because it was a bit difficult fitting it in every Friday. Plus I’m not that interesting so my weekly recaps were pretty boring lol.
Anyway, The Dark Crystal is being re-released for an epic 2 day event (Feb. 25th and Feb. 28th) in 500 participating theaters, in order to celebrate its 4K restoration! 4k!!! For those of you who don’t know what that means, it means we’ll be watching Jim Henson’s masterpiece in ultra high-resolution (the latest technology). As such, it’s only fitting that I feature it for this month’s edition. It also happens to be one of my favourite childhood movies. Can you tell I’m a proud 80’s kid yet?
On a personal note, I’d like to thank all of you for being patient with me over the last 2 weeks. Some of you may know, that we recently experienced a painful and unexpected loss in our family and all normal routine had been suspended. We’re home now after spending a few weeks away with family, and are slowly getting back into the rhythm of regular life (whatever that means). All I know is that 2017 and even the beginning of this new year has been pretty trying. Frankly, I think we’ve been through enough and I look forward to happier times.
Like our wedding, which is in less than 3 months! Eeek! Mexico here we come! I don’t know what we’re looking forward to more now, getting married or just having a much-needed vacation.
In terms of New Year’s resolutions, I think I have been doing a pretty good job keeping the blog busy all things considered, and I’m very proud of myself. Reads & Reels recently turned 2 this month and I can’t believe my little project has grown so much. Let’s look at some stats shall we?
Reads & Reels (2016)
Reads & Reels (2017)
Total Hits as of Today: 46,887
WordPress Followers: 1,199
Total Followers: 3,818
What a difference right? I can honestly say, that I learned and grew more in the first few months of 2017 than my entire first year. What can I say, in terms of blogging I was a late bloomer lol.
I also never expected to start my own business doing something I absolutely love, but life is funny sometimes. R&R Book Tours is gaining ground all the time and I’m just thrilled! I have the privilege of meeting new authors (and making friends), introducing wonderful books to the world, AND I’m getting paid to do it! I would never have known this was a “thing” if it weren’t for my blog. *Sniff… I’m so thankful!
But I think I’ve blabbed enough though, so let’s get to the posters!
This Month: The Dark Crystal (1982)
Damn, these are all so beautiful! I love “C” but the one that is really grabbing my attention is “K”. I love the classic logo front and centre. “I” is a stunning piece of fan art… I just don’t know!
The Winner: K
Yeah, I think I’m going to have to go with ‘K”. My eyes are drawn to it and though it is simple, I find it striking.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!