Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Post #19/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading?



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

This was a pretty good week. I didn't get a lot of reading in, but early in the week I did the HoHoHo Read-a-thon and that was fun. I read two books for that and won the Creative Writing challenge at Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and More. If you haven't read the stories you should check out her blog, the stories themselves or the links are on her site and they're all a lot of fun. Mine is here. Thanks to Melissa for hosting that.

In other news, I still have not seen the Thor movie yet. Real life keeps interfering with a trip to the theater, but I've been seeing some reviews popping up on blogs and it sounds fun. Anybody seen it, and if so what are your thoughts?

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

  Review: The Bridge
HoHoHo Read-a-thon Wrap Up
Christmas Story/ HoHoHo Read-a-thon Writing Challenge
Sunday Post #18/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading?




ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE


 Here's the Divergent trailer too, which everyone has probably already seen. This also looks good, although I have not read the books so what do I know? Definetly curious though...




Which classic novel did you quit reading? There are a lot of interesting choices here, the comments are wide ranging. This is heavily focused on science fiction/ fantasy but there are some classics represented as well. Check it out.

Inside the house of Beorn, from the new Hobbit movie. Includes a behind-the-scenes video that is kind of interesting, for all you Hobbit people out there.

The cat has been recast! In Hunger Games that is...

So how was your week?

27 comments:

  1. Oh, I hope you enjoy Love Saves the Day! I really loved it (I even gave it 5 stars, and I don't do that very often.)

    My niece really enjoyed the Thor movie, though agrees with others who think Loki steals the show. I'll probably wait for Netflix; I save movie-going for things I really can't wait to see -- like The Hobbit. Speaking of which, thanks for the house of Beorn link!

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    1. I saw that one in the bookstore, paged through it and thought it looked really good. So I grabbed it! I liked some of the little asides, it looks like fun.

      Yeah I thought the Beorn link was kinda neat... nice to see that segment get a little more screen time.

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  2. Wow, you have had a busy and fun week! No, I have not seen Thor yet, but I hope to sometime. I would like to read Love Saves the Day and also Blythewood is already on my wishlist. Good choices. I am eagerly awaiting The Hobbit II, seeing a LOTR film every December one releases is a family tradition here :)

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    1. Thanks Rita. That sounds like a good tradition!

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  3. I want to see Book Thief and Thor, and of course Divergent. Enjoy your reads and of course I am looking forward to the reviews.

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    1. Hey Kimba, thanks for stopping. Lots of movies coming out I want to see too... maybe some holiday trips to the multiplex are in order. :)

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  4. I want to see The Book Thief, Thor and Catching Fire but in reality I will be seeing Frozen! I hope you are enjoying Blythewood, I thought that was a good solid read. Hmm classic books I gave up on... Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre couldn't do them but was really young, I really need to try again.

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  5. I can't wait for Divergent. Still trying to talk the family into going. No such luck so far. Have a great week,

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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    1. You too Jenea, thanks! Good luck getting them to go to it!

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  6. I am excited about the upcoming movies...and I think creative license is necessary. After all, we don't really know how things played out...lol

    I am a fan of Russell Crowe, and enjoy Connelly's work, too.

    I recognize the girl in the Divergent trailer...she was in the movie Descendants, and in a show on the ABC Family Network. Now I may have to see this one, too, even though I haven't read the book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one to have not read. I'm looking forward to seeing it, it looks good.

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  7. I wasn't at all interested in watching Divergent since I pretty much hated the books, but ever since the trailer came out I find myself more and more excited about it.

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    1. Interesting, I hear so much about the books I sometimes forget not EVERYONE liked them. I've never read them so I'm kinda a blank slate- the books never jumped out at me but the movie looks interesting.

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  8. Loves Saves the Day has such a lovely cover. :)

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    1. Yeah I thought it was cute too... I picked it up and read a little, its set in NYC and just looked fun.

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  9. I'm another one who hasn't read Divergent - crazy, huh? I own it, too. I guess I just don't go ga-ga over dystopian novels anymore. Hunger Games was enough for me (but I LOVED that series). Speaking of which... they recast the cat? I hadn't even noticed it was different. Wow... the things people will complain about.

    I'm going to find Blythewood at the library b/c I've been wanting to read that one but I just haven't had time to. I've seen some decent reviews so far - hope you're liking it :)

    Thanks for visiting me today!!

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  10. I still haven't seen the first Thor movie so #2 hasn't really grabbed me. I'm not completely irredeemable though as I have my eye on Lego Marvel Super Heroes and I'll happily button mash Thor through that.

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    1. LEGO Super Heroes looks like fun!!

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  11. No Divergent for me. Not interested in reading or seeing. We haven't seen Thor yet. We're hoping for a Thanksgiving weekend matineé if funds hold out. I've been hearing good things, but we'd go see it anyway. Cuz it's Thor. Duh! LOL

    Classic I gave up on would be Phantom of the Opera. Sci-fi one would be Dune. Though, to be fair, my brother gave me Dune when I was like 10, so maybe I should give a it a go now that I'm 45. Right? ;)

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    1. I like seeing movies at Thanksgiving too... something about a long weekend. And I'm with you, I'd see Thor even if it were terrible... just because. But it should be good.

      Funny you mention Dune. I kinda like the concept but when I tried to read that as a teen I was bored out of my gourd.

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  12. Great post! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Blythewood. :) As for Thor...I so want to go see this movie, but will probably have to wait until it releases on DVD since I've got way too much going on at the moment to sneak off to the theater! lol And I haven't read any of the Divergent books either, so I guess I'll be holding off on watching that as well until I get a chance to read the books.

    Have a great week!

    Here's my What are you reading? Post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  13. Hello!
    I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award. You can check out your questions here http://highway-ya.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-was-nominated-for-liebster-award.html

    Cheers
    -Ericka

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    1. Thank you! I was already nominated once, but I really appreciate it! Thank you for visiting Congrats on yours too!!

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  14. I am looking forward to both movies (Noah and Divergent). Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Nise, you too. I have some movies i want to see over the holidays, its been a while since I've seen a movie so looking forward to some new releases!

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  15. Excited for Divergent! :D Enjoy your week.

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts.

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    1. Thanks Sophia, you too! Should be good!

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