Phaedra Patrick

Book-to-Movie Adaptations that Need to Happen

The end of one year has us looking ahead to movies that will be coming out in the next. While there are so many great films that have been adapted from books, there are still so many books that we would love to see on screen. Here are ten books that would make amazing movies… Read More »

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Ten Reading Recommendations for Our Favorite Christmas Movie Characters

No matter what happens between the end of one winter and the start of the next, Christmas movies play a massive role in November and December for me. I try and watch as many as possible: the classics (A Miracle on 34th Street), some newer favorites (Love Actually, Arthur Christmas) and even some I always… Read More »

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10 Great Rainy-Day Reads for the Cottage

If you are lucky enough to get to spend a few days at a cottage this summer, I hope that it rains for one of those days. Because a rainy day at the cottage is not a curse—it’s a gift, where all talk of activity halts and the most pressing needs of the cottage dwellers… Read More »

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My Lucky Charm

I’ve had many lucky charms over the years, from a plastic music-box ballerina, to a cork from a champagne bottle, and several random pebbles. It’s funny how we can discover and imbibe objects (often found ones) with almost magical powers – to bring us luck, to make us feel better, even to help get that elusive… Read More »

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