Anna Campbell

2020

January 2020 – The Best of My Favorite Things Part 1 – In Memoriam

Welcome to a new year, everyone! May 2020 be all that we hope for! I was thinking about the My Favorite Things columns on my website over the Christmas break and I came to the realization that there are an awful lot of posts here. I started writing a post a month back in June 2006 which makes, according to my admittedly unreliable maths, for 163 posts. And it’s highly likely that some of you have missed some of those posts, especially if you’re new to my website. Read more…

February 2020 – The Best of My Favorite Things Part 2 – Fabulous Books!

More best of the MFT columns over the last 13.5 years. This time it’s the turn of some of my favorite reading. I recommend a lot of books here – just check the list at the bottom of the main My Favorite Things page if you’re looking for some great reading! As with the previous column, I’m going to give a short introduction to each piece and then show you the first few lines, hopefully enough to tempt you to want to read the whole article. I’m going to start today with my favorite comfort reading, the gorgeous A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson. This piece originally appeared way back in May 2008, but I still stand by every word. Read more…

March 2020 – The Best of My Favorite Things Part 3 – Great Romantic Movies

I’ve got three real treats for you today. Two you’ve probably seen, one I introduced in this column as the very best film you’ve probably never even heard of. I love a wonderful romantic film – there’s something so pleasurable in wallowing in the emotion and the drama. If you’re a fellow aficionado of love stories on film, why not check these out if you haven’t seen them? First up, is Dirty Dancing which I’ve seen so often that I know the lines! This column appeared in November 2011. Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Read more…