Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Reads (03/24/17)


So it's officially Spring and I'm wearing more clothing now than I did in January and February.  Not only do I think the weather is confused, but it's confusing me as well.  The Farm has been very calm and serene this week and I hope this is the beginning of a new trend.  We have been planning some backyard projects and looking at a few things we want to do around the house this Spring and Summer as long as the weather cooperates.  Booker T and Cassius are doing great except I wish someone would tell them they don't need to wake Mom up in the middle of the night to go outside and see if the raccoon that visited a few weeks ago has returned.

We watched a few movies this past week which I think were pretty good or at least entertaining,  First we streamed "Passengers."  I don't think it got very good reviews but I have to be honest, I really liked it.  Mr. Barb didn't and I can see his point.  It's advertised as a space thriller (I think) and it really was 75% romance/love story.  If you like action, it's probably not the movie for you.  I liked the characters and the story though.  Then we watched "Brimstone" which I believe is a straight to streaming movie.  It has some fairly big names (Kit Harrington, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce - and oh, did I mention Kit Harrington).  It's a suspenseful western with a really creepy Reverend (Pearce) and is told in 4 chapters.  Let me just tell you it confirms my belief that the scariest people in horror/thriller movies are people themselves and not monsters.

It's also looking to be a decent reading month.  I'm trying to catch up on my Goodreads challenge and at least making progress.  I've really enjoyed the last few books/graphic novels I've read so I hope the trend continues.  Here's what's up on this weeks stack and I think I may be able to get them done before March is finished.


I hope you all have lots of fun stuff planned this weekend/week ahead and thanks for stopping by.  I love hearing from my regular visits and enjoy new people stopping by and commenting as well.


15 comments:

  1. Wow, you had a raccoon visit you? I'm jealous - living in England I've never seen one before :(
    I tagged you in the You're Not Good Enough book tag: I hope you'll rise to the challenge!

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    1. They are really cute and usually mean as hell. I really don't want the dogs to stumble upon it in the backyard and I think my husband ran it off (didn't hurt it) so hopefully it's gone. I saw it earlier this week on the neighbor's roof across the street. I mentioned on your blog that I will be doing your challenge next week. Thanks!

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  2. Dang it, I wanted to watch Passengers but if the love story content is that high then I'll be giving it a miss for sure. Not that I'm watching films right now. My nights are split between reading and watching Gold Rush dvds! I'm a race against time to finish up my month's reading. I don't think I'll complete my monster choices as I lost a few days to insomnia which is a pain. Still, the reading has been good overall this month so I'm not complaining!

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    1. I hope I didn't steer you wrong. I don't like love stories really (unless there are dogs, and BTW, there are cute little robot machines that reminded me of dogs in this movie). And I enjoyed this one so the romance couldn't have been that disturbing. I just didn't expect it at all so that's why I felt the way I did. I sort of liken your movie preferences to Mr. Barb's and he didn't like it so there is that as well.

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  3. We have raccoons and possums but we rarely see them, which is good because the dogs would be barking non stop! I have the day off work today and my husband and kids are going on a weekend road trip, so I'm thrilled to have the house to myself for a few days. I'm going to see Beauty and the Beast today!

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    1. We had a giant possum once. I mean giant. Husband thought I was exaggerating until he saw it. I named him Otis and we ran him off. We live in the middle of town so that's why these critters are so unexpected for us. I grew up in the country though.

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  4. It's pretty much spring here and we are getting the storms to prove it which is the part of spring I don't like. Though I think and hope the severe part is not going to hit us this time but it's rumbling out there and I have a house full of jittery dogs, including my two big ones from outside...ugh.

    I am curious about the Karen White novel as it seems like a lot of people like her books but I haven't read her.

    Enjoy your weekend reading!
    Stormi

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    1. Yea I don't look forward to spring/summer storms with Booker T. He still has some Xanax left and it does seem to help him so if I have to use some, it's well worth it but boy, it makes him tired.

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  5. haha boxers DO NOT like Raccoons. Our boxer used to wake up us too :) Glad you enjoyed Passengers I did too! I reviewed it and gave it 4.2 stars :) Brimstone sounds good! I'll give it a try. You are 100% right the worse monsters in horror stories are people.

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    1. I think we are in the minority with Passengers. However, I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Yep, I hate to think what my pups would do if they actually got hold of one of them.

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    2. It's hard to imagine a boxer doing anything questionable :) but maybe they do have a dark side when it comes to raccoons :)

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  6. Don't you love it when the dogs wake you up at night? So much fun...lol. The weather is crazy. I was hot on Monday and wearing my winter coat on Tuesday. Your movie descriptions make me want to sit down and watch a few. Have a great week!

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    1. Yes the weather continues to be crazy. I can't believe it's come to this but I'm actually glad my pups only wake me up once in the middle of the night - sometimes they try it two times a night!

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  7. Thanks for your thoughts on Passengers, sounds like I'll be skipping. It bothers me when books are sold as action/thriller and they turn out to be more about romance, so the same kind of frustration applies to movies that do the same :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It does probably fall in that category.

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