Thursday, June 1, 2017

Weekly Reads (06/02/17)


I feel like it's been a crazy, crazy week!  So, last Friday went well and I got Grandpa to all the family graves and to visit some people he hadn't seen in a while who live in that community.  My mom went along as well so he enjoyed telling her some family history as the day progressed.  Mr. Barb managed to fix one of the small plumbing issues (which involved 2 trips to Lowe's) but hey, at least we didn't have to pay plumber's for that part.  They did come and look at the other issue.  They "patched" it and we are hoping that does the trick or else we'll have to get something bigger done.  At least we got an estimate and the money is already socked away so that's a plus.

I did get quite a bit of reading done over the weekend once I decided to DNF "Flame in the Mist."  "The Well" was really good so look for that review soon.  And hey, Harley Quinn graphic novels are always fun.  We also watched quite a few movies and then on Monday, Mr. Barb grilled chicken and ribs and we had a low-key family day.  We watched "Get Out" and I guess I didn't really realize it was a horror movie.  LOVED IT!!!!!  I definitely recommend it to fans of that genre.  We also watched "The Great Wall" with Matt Damon.  He isn't one of my favorite actors and I know the movie didn't get the best response, but we both really enjoyed it and the effects were super fun.  We also watched "Jaws" on Memorial Day which seems to be tradition in our home.   And to top it off, the Pittsburgh Penguins lead the Stanley Cup 2 games to none so YAY!

I plan on reading and cleaning some this weekend.  I got the carpets cleaned last week.  Also, Saturday morning is the yearly "Walk Your Paws" Humane Society benefit in our town and we always attends, take the pups and make donations.  This year's theme is "The Wizard of Paws."  Last year's was "Viva Paws Vegas."  I hope to finish "Mormama" early on and am over 50% through already.  I'm really enjoying it which surprises me because I've not seen a lot of favorable reviews.  I'm also not quite sure about "White Fur" but I'm going to give it a try.



Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead!!! 


15 comments:

  1. I like the sound of Walk Your Paws! I'd go just to see all the dogs! My dad wants to see The Great Wall as he loves those types of films. I can't think if I've heard of Get Out but I'll investigate further. Hope you all have a good weekend!

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    1. It was fun and I always like donating to the shelter. We donate to our local one in the summer and around Christmas, buy things for the one in the surrounding county. I think you'd like Get Out.

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  2. I really need to see Get Out, everyone I know that's seen it has reacted the way you did! I'll be curious to read your review of Mormama because I've read some negative reviews too. Its always nice though when a book turns out to work for you, even if it doesn't work for others. Have a nice weekend, Barb!

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    1. I finished Mormama Friday and hope to review it Thursday or maybe early next week. I really enjoyed it. I wasn't completely thrilled with the ending and I can see why it's getting mixed reviews, but for the most part, I had a lot of fun with it.

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  3. Great, now I am getting the hankering to watch Jaws again. Looking forward to your thoughts on Mormama as well, since I haven't seen much about it. Sounds like it's going well!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I even managed to watch Jaw 2 today. For some reason I'm on a real shark kick.

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  4. I need to read some more Harley Quinn GN's. I have been reading a few more graphic novels lately so that's been kinda nice. I like getting through something quicker! And good to know The Wall was pretty good- I wondered about it.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I LOVE Harley! You really have to check some of them out.

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  5. oh I'm getting crazier by the minute! I though I had commented on this post! Glad you had a good time with mom and dad. Nothing like family history right? I always loved hearing family stories! Since my family has been migrating all over the world for generations they always have the best stories! Glad to hear plumbing issues have been resolved! OMG I want to read "The Well" so badly since you recommended it! But I can't find it !

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    1. You may just have to buy a copy. I liked it sooo much!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I just remembered I watched Logan after your post last week. I meant to post about that today. I'll do it next week. :) Thanks for the recommendation.

    Jaws is a great Memorial Day movie.

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  7. Sounds like a nice time with your mom and grandpa. Yay for Mr. Barb taking care of your plumbing issue. It is always nice when you can get it done yourself. Enjoy your planned reads!

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    1. It's been a busy weekend but I've managed to squeeze in some reading time. Gotta get ready for Fear the Walking Dead tonight.

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