Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekly Reads (08/18/17)


So another week has passed and all I will say on the matter is I'm tired of the news and the hate and the violence.  There, I said it.  Moving on.  It's been a hot week here at The Farm.  Every day they mention rain and yet I've still not seen any.  The pups are doing fine but Booker T hates it when it is this hot and I can't blame him.

On the movie front - we watched a movie called "Bedeviled" the other night about this social media app that preys on one's fears.  It wasn't bad but it wasn't good.  I guess the best description is that is was decent filler because nothing else was striking my fancy.  The "baddie" sort of reminded me of a Freddy Kruger rip-off but I guess sometimes you'll have that.  I continue watching some of my favorite series even though many of them seem to be winding down - Game of Thrones, The Strain, Younger, Mr. Mercedes, The Mist and Midnight, Texas.  I thought the first episode of Mr. Mercedes was awesome and the second fell a tad flat for me but we are still in the "build up" stage I'm sure.

I managed to finish a book and a graphic novel last week and am almost done with "The Luster of Lost Things."  Seems I never get through magical realism books quickly at all.  Here's what's up currently and next on the stack.  It's not actually a mystery cover but a blogging pal/author, Jackie Bouchard, sent me an ARC of her newest release which is slated to release around October. Currently the cover is still in the works (I even voted on my faves) and should be revealed soon.  Look for a feature on this as soon as I get permission.  It's called "Stray Magic" though and sounds very promising!



So it looks like a very "magical" week ahead in books. I have a late meeting next Thursday so I won't get much done that day but it will make for a short workday Friday and that's always good.  What do you guys have planned for this coming week???

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  1. Oh you watch Game of Thrones too? How are you liking the new season so far?

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    1. I like it but it seems like it's going too fast. I think they are rushing it in some places because they've shortened the seasons.

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  2. Have you seen the leaked episode of Game of Thrones yet? Oh it's GREAT! Loved it! Yeah, it's been a depessing time with bloody Nazis and terror attacks. It makes you want to live on a small island, never watch the news and just live on dvds. Sounds good to me.

    Speaking of which you might need another Shark Week to cheer yourself up! I plan to get Kracken read today along with a film or two. SHARK!!!

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    1. I didn't see the leaked episode but I found some scenes. SPOILER ALERT PEOPLE! (Don't they pull an dragon up out of the water and make him part of the evil army?) Hey, an island of DVD's, books and pups sounds good to me. Mr. Barb works this weekend which means I will be able to watch some things he doesn't care for so I may take your advice and cram in some shark movies. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Kracken!

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    2. SPOILER ALERT!
      The Night King kills one of Dany's poor dragons then resurrects it as one of the dead. Gulp! The whole episode centres on the North and we just loved it!

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  3. Enjoy your reads! I hope the cover you voted for the Jackie Bouchard book will be the one that gets greenlighted! :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I think the one she choose is the one I picked 2nd. However, she mentioned she had the artist tweak it some. I'm curious to see it!

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  4. I hope to get to The Luster of Lost Things very soon. I enjoyed Spellbook and hope you do as well. I hope to get a lot of reading done this weekend. We shall see...

    Quick question - You mentioned that you got your copy of Spellbook of the Lost and Found from First to Read. My copy is expired so I was wondering how you were still able to read it? There have been a few times that an extra day or two would have been a big help.

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    1. Hey Carole, I sent you an answer to the First to Read issue on your blog - hope you see it!

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  5. Ah bummer that your movie was a dud. I also watched a really bad one this week too... It was Dark Tide, a shark "thriller" with Hallie Berry. The acting was so bad. The storyline was pretty lame and SO predictable. When the movie finished, my fiancé and I were both like, oh my gosh, why did we watch that whole thing?!

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    1. I think I've skipped that one. Sometimes my husband and I will do that as well. Hours you can never get back huh? Next week I'll be talking about Colossal - I'm definitely recommending it as I feel it's a little hidden gem.

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  6. I have to stop watching/reading the news. It's more disturbing than any horror novel. I have Mr. Mercedes as well as The Mist DVR'd. There aren't enough hours in the week to keep up with them all! I did watch a horrible movie called "Funny Games". Stay far, far away from it and have a good wee.

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