Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wishful Wednesday

So this is where I will share a 2-3 things that I wish I could watch, play,
visit, or in general do. 
Keeping it simple this week.

I wish to see Audition. I have been wanting to watch this for years.  I had a
friend that supposedly had it but was never able to pull it out to watch a
couple years ago.  Might have to break down and buy it.

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 "Director Takashi Miike fashions an explosive drama in Audition. Shigeharu 
Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) has lived as a widower for too long and decides it's
time to marry again. But how will he find a wife? When a friend suggests he
hold a fake audition to pick the right woman, he takes him up on it -- only to
realize that his choice may be a better actress than he bargained for."

 And I want to play the Secret of Mana. I never got the chance on the 
SNES so I hope to collect in eventually on the PS4 or on Steam. I think it is the original
game, just remastered...

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"Originally released in 1993 and widely regarded as one of the greatest RPGs of all time, Secret of Mana invites players on an action-packed adventure taking on the role Randi, along with his two companions, Primm and Popoi, as they battle a treacherous empire to reclaim the magical power of Mana and bring the world back to order.Embark on an action-packed, worldwide adventure in the 3D remastered version of Secret of Mana. Take on the role of Randi, a young boy tasked with reviving the magical power of Mana. In order to defeat the forces of evil, Randi, Primm and Popoi must befriend the eight elementals who hold the power that comprises Mana. The legacy of Mana returns as the brave warriors set forth to bring balance back to the world."

What are some things you are wishing you could get your hands on?

Can't Wait Wednesday #2


I have loved this author since I first read The Testing.  Very engaging dystopian writer.  And it's out next week!  YAY!

Verify (Verify #1)"Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she turns on the news, she hears only the facts. When she swipes the pages of her online textbooks, she reads only the truth. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels the pride everyone in the country feels about the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the government presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world full of facts she’s never heard and a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” she has been taught or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country, and the wrong word can get Meri killed.

There are several books coming out of the 24th I am happy about but this is by far the one I am most excited for.  What are YOU looking forward to coming out in the next few weeks?


Monday, September 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday- Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

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Tea!  My all-time favorite drink while reading.  Hot tea, cold tea, herbal, green, black, fruity, I love it all!

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Veggies!  I love chopped/sliced veggies to munch on.  Sometimes with dip, other times plain.  Sometimes it is a mixed platter, othertimes it just might be a specific vegetable.  I find them refreshing and invigorating.  

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Fruit!   Especially grapes, apples, and berrie.  Frozen fruit or berry mixes are great too!  

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #2

Hosted by The Book Date.
Also kid lit version hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
Since I read both I join both :)

The past few days have been quite hectic!  I had hoped to both post more on this blog, get a new D&D character created, read more and clean a few spaces in my home but nope.  Unexpected thigns happened. 

I am currently reading:

It"Welcome to Derry, Maine ...

It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real ...

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name."

**I am still slowly chipping away at this.  Doubt I will finish anytime soon.  My goal has been 20 pages a day of this.  I am a bit behind.**

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)

"The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?"

**I am just over 1/2 finished finally.  This is my audiobook  and I hope to finish in over the next few days while I clean and continue cataloging my books.**

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday


So this is supposed to come out very soon. Less than 2 days!  
Still I am eager for it to come out.  It has a gorgeous cover and the genre 
mix sounds perfect for me! 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January "In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday- Books On My To-Read List That I’m Avoiding

Rarely do I AVOID a book on my TBR.  Usually I am often just sidetracked by other books that seem to better catch my attention in the moment.  However I have one big weakness.  Emphasis on BIG.  The size of a book, especially when it is a series.
I cannot promise all these are my 'top' but these are the ones that came to mind first.

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)

I technically read this book years ago (and part of the second book until I found it was missing pages) but I don't remember much and never finished the series.  At over 15 books each over 800 pages I am very intimidated to get into this series but I an determined to try soon.

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I have seen most of the series (still haven't seen the last season). And liked it quite a bit.  But there are an insane amound of details and I hear there book is even more intricate if the characters, places and connections.  I think I might need to journalt things as I do this series and will need to give it most of my focus to do it justice.  So I keep postponing it.

Under the Dome

This book is HUGE!  And has multple POVs I hear which I can struggle with.  As is I am reading IT by Stephen King which is another massive tome.  Maybe next year.... I really want to read it (wish they continued the tv show...) but the concept really intrigues me.

Monday, September 9, 2019

See it or Skip it? Now in Theaters

So in the past two weeks I have gone to see two movies in theaters.  Ready or Not and It.  My thoughts in a nutshell:

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Very entertaining.  A bit predictable.  The trailer doesn't hide much of what to expect.  It is funny, it is horrific and violent too (you will likely flinch at least once).  This was a highly reactive movie by the audience.  And boy does Samara Weaving have a set of lungs.  The ending scene probably got the best chuckle from the audience.

Should you see it?  I think so!  But not advised for kids.  It's rated R for a reason.

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It is a long movie but you really don't notice the time past.  This movie utilizes every moment.  It is unsettling and creepy.  So there are two things I don't like.  Clowns and spiders.  This gave me both in a way.   Most disturbing.  A few EEW factors for those that are squimish.  

Worth seeing?  Yes!  Go now!  And be sure to look for the cameo scene of Stephen King himself!!