Favorite Literary/Film Romantic Couples

fav romanctic couples

Romance is in the air- today is Valentine’s Day! Whether you are celebrating romance by reading or watching a good movie- we all have some fav romantic couples from film or literature!

Here’s a few of mine:


gone with wind film

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Scarlett and Rhett: Gone With The Wind- I LOVE Scarlett and Rhett- the looks between them, the bantering back and forth!

sound of music

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Captain Von Trapp and Maria: The Sound of Music- from when she asks “what his whistle sound to call him is” to the meeting in the garden (oh my stars, I love that scene- basically the movie is over after that scene!).  Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Bookish folks

keep calm cupid

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. And if you aren’t wanting to go the chocolate/flowers route for gifts- I’ve got a few ideas for the bookish gal in your life (or the bookish friend who needs a little pick me up on V-day or your budding bookish child)

Valentine Gift Ideas:

1. Books- yes, books! Easy-peasy. Go to an indie store (odds are you can find a cool signed book- even if you missed the author there- they usually sign tons of stock!) If you aren’t near an indie- Amazon and Barnes and Noble are other good options!

2. The e-reader. Whether you pick Nook or Kindle- you really can’t go wrong. Full disclosure: I have the el-cheapo Kindle and I LOVE it. Much more than what I thought I would. I highly recommend the el-cheapo Kindle if you are buying for your kids or a person you are not quite sure will embrace the e-reader.

3. Nancy Drew Iphone Case– for the Nancy Drew lover who wants her phone to be stylish.

4. Kindle or Nook Covers- you can get several options at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Heck, even Vera Bradley makes them (so adorable!) Or, you can get one specially made (I like this Nancy Drew one!)

5. Maybe your Valentine is more of a bookmark person- no worries- here are some suggestions: Hunger Games bookmarks (I’ve ordered these and have every 1 this Etsy seller makes- I give them as gifts  & they are great!) Or maybe they are a Jane Austen fan? Or a Keep Calm & Read On type of person? Or think Cupcakes are adorable?

6. Is your Valentine a tote lover? Here’s some: Sometimes I’ve believed as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast, Keep Calm and Read, or My Book Club Can Drink Your Book Club Under The Table.

7. Or is bookish jewelry the way to their heart? Here is a Book Nerd necklace.

8. If all else fails, a gift card to their favorite bookstore would be appreciated!


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

T Traveling With T pic sign off

Young Adult Vintage Cozy Mystery Weekend November 10&11th

Nancy Drew- oh Nancy Drew- you were my first introduction to the mystery world and helped solidify an interest in mysteries. I remember my mom bringing me the yellow-back Nancy Drew mysteries from the library and reading them; but the Nancy Drew Case Files were my favorite. Nancy had a cool car, great fashion sense, and she just seemed to my 9 year old mind so grown up.

While I don’t read my Nancy Drew books like I used to- just seeing either a yellow backed Nancy Drew or a Case Files mystery is enough to make me grin and squeal like a little girl!

So I was beyond excited to see that Cozy Mystery Reviews was having an entire weekend of mystery talk, reviews and giveaways- I just knew my girl, Nancy Drew, would figure prominently in the weekend- and boy; they did not disappoint.

Here’s a round-up of things you may have missed from YA Vintage Cozy Mystery Weekend:

Introducing YA Vintage Cozy Mystery Weekend

Nancy Drew Memories

YA Vintage Cozy Mystery Weekend Giveaway Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Kindle title giveaway

Nancy Drew- from Then to Now

The Secret of the Old Clock- a review

Nancy Drew Kindle/Nook Case giveaway


Nancy Drew….

Oh Nancy Drew- been around for years encouraging women to read and learn to like mysteries. My mom loved Nancy Drew when she was a girl, and so in our first mom-daughter bonding type of thing (at least in the world of reading) she checked out some Nancy Drew books for me. I enjoyed reading those Nancy Drew books, but where my mom hit the jackpot was when she bought the first five of Nancy Drew Case Files series. Now, that Nancy was something. She drove a Mustang, had these cool adventures- in the first few books, she solves a crime ring at Bedford Heights School, is in New York, then skiing in Connecticut (I think!), and takes a spring break trip to Florida-where she solves another crime. For a little girl who’d barely been out of the small town she lived in, this Nancy was a breath of fresh air.

Also- the book covers were so much cooler in the Case Files series. Nancy was sophiscated, her hair and clothes were so much cooler than the other Nancy Drew books at the library. This was a Nancy Drew that made reading, to me, so much better.

See the difference in the covers?

Nancy Drew Case Files


Nancy Drew (originals)

Now, as an adult, I have much respect for both covers- but as a kid- man, the Case Files were the way better looking covers (in my opinion!)

Any other Nancy Drew fans out there? If so, tell me your favorite book!