Prague Day 1 and 2: Soul Plane and the Missing Deodorant

I should have known that things weren’t going to go well for us when I realized I forgot to pack deodorant. Sam and I share deodorant and each thought that the other packed it.

So here were are, sitting in our Portland hotel the night before we leave for Prague when we realize…..shit, we don’t have deodorant.

We get up Friday morning early (4:30 am) and depart for Portland airport and check into Virgin Airlines for the PDX to LAX by way of San Francisco Airport (SF) flight that we have been dreading….cause really, 4 plane changes is just excessive even if we are flying across the Atlantic.

No thanks to Expedia, we were forced to change some of our flight plans but we thought we had it all figured out until we checked in at PDX. The Expedia fiasco was an entirely different set of craziness……let’s just say……we will probably never use Expedia again let’s just leave it that way!

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Special Feature: OUTLANDER Returning to STARZ

For those of you who have followed this blog for a lengthy time, you will know how much I LOVE the Outlander series! It is one of the best series I’ve read and I recommend it to almost everyone I meet who like historic fiction.

So it goes without saying that I have been glued to my TV every Saturday night watching the Starz Outlander series which is based on the books.

Like me, one of my friends, Spencer Blohm, has been eagerly awaiting the return of the series and in anticipation of Outlander’s return, he wrote a wonderful article to get us all excited about Outlander! So sassenachs please enjoy!

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Special Feature: TWEET-A-THON with author Steve Berry

Steve Berry’s latest historic thriller/spy novel in the Cotton Malone series, THE PATRIOT THREAT, is bring released on March 31st! I will be posting a review on it in April but until then, here is a fun event you can participate in!

Starting March 22nd, you can use the hash tag #PatriotThreat to connect with fellow fans of the book and to check out some cool history facts! Please consider joining in with this Tweet-a-Thon!

Special Feature: Christmas Movies and Books

How many of you watch Christmas movies as one of your holiday traditions? I know the Christmas movie is a staple in my house.

Usually the two favorite Christmas movies are White Christmas and Christmas Vacation….two very different classics!

Would any of you be surprised that many Christmas movies are based on books? I think a lot of you would be surprised to find out just how many Christmas classics came from books!

My guest writer Spencer Blohm wrote this fantastic article for us today about your favorite holiday films and the books that inspired them….please welcome Spencer to The Lit Bitch!

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Pink For All Seasons: Flower Symbolism in The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig

Many of you die hard ‘Pink Carnation‘ fans will undoubtedly notice that flowers play a huge role in the books and are meant to convey some symbolism and foreshadowing in the series and books.

Each character embodies the title flower in some way or another. For me, one of my favorite Pink heroines was Mary Alsworthy from The Seduction of the Crimson Rose.

The rose is not only beautiful and alluring but thorny and at times dangerous to an inexperienced handler. It’s a classic flower long associated with beauty and love. It’s chic, regal, and alluring, while at the same time the thorns remind us of suffering and sacrifice.

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