Musical Theatre Characters to Love

I wrote a list of my favorite musical theatre characters before, but decided to create a new list. Some of these musical theatre characters are also book characters.

  1. Jean Valjean
  2. Fantine
  3. Cosette
  4. Marius
  5. Eponine
  6. Enjolras
  7. The Students of the ABC
  8. Elphaba
  9. Glinda
  10. Fiyero
  11. Christine
  12. Raoul
  13. Aladdin
  14. Jasmine
  15. Genie
  16. Jack Kelly
  17. Crutchie
  18. Davey
  19. Rest of the Newsies
  20. Katherine Plumber
  21. Anna (Frozen)
  22. Elsa
  23. Kristoff
  24. Olaf
  25. Belle
  26. Beast
  27. Lumiere
  28. Cogsworth
  29. Chip
  30. Mrs. Potts
  31. Simba
  32. Mufasa
  33. Nala
  34. Rafiki
  35. Zazu
  36. Pumbba
  37. Timon
  38. Don Quixote
  39. Sancho Panza
  40. Oliver
  41. Nancy
  42. Roger
  43. Mimi
  44. Maria (Sound of Music)
  45. The Von Trapp Children
  46. Annie
  47. Sandy- as in the dog
  48. The other orphans
  49. Grizabella

Books I Read, but Didn’t like

It is true that you can be a bookworm, but dislike some. The vast majority of books I disliked were required high school books- a lot of them were tragedies. As a high schooler, I didn’t want tragedies in my life. So what were some of the books I disliked?

  1. Anna Karenina
  2. Queen of the Tearling
  3. Of Mice and Men
  4. The Giver
  5. Lord of the Flies
  6. The Great Gatsby
  7. Romeo and Juliet
  8. Julius Caesar
  9. Macbeth
  10. Death of a Salesman
  11. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Only two of those were ones I choose to read- Anna Karenina and Queen of the Tearling.

What about you, what were some books you disliked?

Musicals I Love

I have written this post before- about musicals I love. This time, I decided to include musical movies. Like all the lists, there will be a chance some will be left off. Of those who know me, some of these musicals will come of no surprise.

  1. Les Mis
  2. Wicked
  3. Annie
  4. Sound of Music
  5. Phantom of the Opera
  6. Rent
  7. Newsies
  8. Aladdin
  9. Frozen
  10. Beauty and the Beast
  11. Lion King
  12. PIppin
  13. Music Man
  14. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  15. Enchanted
  16. High School Musical-1, 2, and 3
  17. Mamma Mia
  18. Fiddler on the Roof
  19. Man of La Mancha
  20. Oliver
  21. Oklahoma
  22. South Pacific
  23. Cinderella
  24. Greatest Showman
  25. Godspell
  26. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Just what I can think for now- here are some that still need to be watched: I already love Oliver, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, but still haven’t seen the stage show.

  1. Something Rotten
  2. Hadestown
  3. Anastasia
  4. Once

Mystery Classic Prompt #1

I noticed on another blog that there was this thing called Classic Remarks. You are basically given a prompt for a specific date and you have to answer. I decided to start doing some of those posts this year

Who are some of your favorite mystery writers

What is hard to say is that I only have one answer. My favorite mystery author is Agatha Christie. I started liking her after reading “And Then There Was None” for 12th grade literature. We were studying British literature that year, and it ended on Agatha Christie. In my opinion, her best works are “And Then There Was None” and “Murder on the Orient Express”.

While I haven’t read any Sherlock Holmes books, I hope to someday. For Christmas, I got a collection of Sherlock Homes stories. That will be an exciting adventure for me. I have a feeling I will love them.

Silver Chair Review

A couple days ago, I finished The Silver Chair- the 4th book in the Narnia series. It felt like a new book to me. After all, I remember nothing about the book except for the fact that Eustace is in it.

Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

NARNIA…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved

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I loved hearing more about Eustace in this book. He actually develops even further- at the end of Dawn Treader, he does become a better person, and in this book you see more developed then the book you meet him in. There were some new characters that I loved meeting- Puddleglum and Jill Pole. You see a new creature I never met in Narnia- a Marsh Wiggle. Jill Pole is a friend of Eustace and together with Puddleglum, they go on an incredible journey.

I saw even more areas of Narnia I never knew existed. The series continues to be amazing- reading this book was fun. Due to not really knowing the book, I was able in some ways read a new book.