Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sunday Post #23/ 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.

The snow continues! The roads are finally better though, for about three days they were terrible. Welcome to winter! How is everyone's shopping coming, and more importantly are you enjoying the holiday season? 

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG 

Thursday Quotables #2
Review: Ready Player One
Sunday Post #22/ It's Monday. What Are You Reading? 

CURRENTLY READING 

The Crab With the Golden Claws

The Crab with the Golden Claws. I'm slowly working my way through the Tintin series (at least the ones I have). I recently reviewed Tintin in Tibet and The Castafiore Emerald, now I'm going back towards the beginning to try an earlier episode. They can all pretty much be read as stand alone.

UPCOMING REVIEWS 

Game (HP Pettersson, #1)


Do you want to play a game? A guy finds a smartphone on a train after a hard night of partying... and the phone keeps calling him. OK that piqued my interest- I'm also a fan of the movie The Game and this seems kinda similar, even though I guess it's not really. I'm intrigued enough to give it a shot though... 

ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE

io9's take on the new Hobbit movie. I want to see this one, but for the life of me can't figure out why we need 3 movies at 3 hours each to tell this story. Too much padding, I think. I'll go see it though. :) 

Which Middle Earth character Are You? Take this quiz, it is kinda fun. My result was Wizard, which surprised me a bit. 

Speaking of Middle Earth- Why Smaug Still Matters. A neat little essay. 

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys of Game of Thrones) has been cast as Sarah Connor in the new Terminator reboot. Apparently SHE'LL be back (and Arnie too). It doesn't ever end apparently.  

Meet Jane Austen's biggest fans. Interesting article, with pics, a good read if you're a fan. 

 So how was your week? 


33 comments:

  1. I am curious about the Game. I love snow and hope you are enjoying it. So far the holiday season has been nice. I am anxious to get my shopping done so I can bein baking!

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  2. To answer your pondering on The Hobbit...because it's Peter Jackson!! Lol, I don't really mind the padding though. The Hobbit is a pretty short children centered book, so it actually lacks some of the details of what connects it to the event of LOTR. So I think in order to keep it in continuity with the previous films he's putting those details in there. Though I think he might be adding stuff of his own too...I don't remember the female elf, but it might be a character from on of the side stories. *shrugs* I'm the kind of person who could literally read an encyclopedia of LOTR and not get tired of it though.

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    1. You gotta point there, I shouldn't complain too much because hey, Hobbit on screen is a good thing! And to be honest, i did like the appendix stuff in LotR and all the backstory stuff. He could have probably did it in two... still I want to see it and soon!

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  3. I haven't read the Hobbit books or seen the movie...but I am intrigued. Enjoy your week...and Game looks good.

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  4. I'm almost done with shopping. Thank goodness. I hate shopping. Unless it's for books. ;) My second hated activity...wrapping. Hate that, too. lol

    Have a great week!

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  5. I really wish they would stop rebooting movies. SO many books and they can't come up with anything original. I love her on Game of Thrones but I'm not sure how I feel about her being Sarah Conner.

    My shopping for my kids (from santa) is done and wrapped. I just have a few odds and end to do. Not sure what I am waiting for and why I feel like I have time, I'm sure by the end of the week I will be in a complete panic because I forgot a million things :) it always happens that way LOL

    Hope you have a great week and Happy reeading

    Michelle
    Because reading is better than real life

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  6. I have a copy of The Game as well. It definitely looks like my type of read, so I'm excited to get to it.

    Lucky you've got snow! I love it, and haven't gotten any since I moved to Las Vegas in 2012 and then Tennessee a couple months ago. My Dad is in NY though, and they got bombarded last night.

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves!
    Have a great week!
    -Danie
    www.bookish-brunette.com

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  7. Haven't read a Tintin book in ages. Must look them up at the bookstore or library!

    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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  8. The Game does sound interesting. I've gotten all my shopping done...most of it was done on-line!

    Good luck with all the snow. We had snow flurries and a little freezing rain last Sunday. And then on Tuesday they actually shut down the federal government! We just got rain here in southern Maryland, but I guess some parts of Virginia and Maryland got a little bit of snow. They tend to overreact in the DC area...lol.

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    1. I wish I had done more of mine online! Less crowds to mess with... :)

      Glad you guys didn't get the snow, it has stopped here for the moment and I hope we get a break now for a while. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Oh do hope you have a good week this week. :) It's hard to get much done with holiday stuff. Do enjoy your reads. :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa, you too! Hope your reads are all good this week!

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  10. Yay Tin Tin, I always did enjoy the books and the cartoon haha. Have an awesome week! Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Thanks, I never saw the cartoon but did read some of the books when I was a kid. Having fun re- reading them now. Have a good week!

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  11. First I've heard of The Game, but it sounds intriguing. I took the Middle Earth quiz, too, and got ... Human. Oh well - boring, but it could be worse. Happy reading this week!

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    1. I was surprised by my result too, but some of the questions... I could see a few different results rather easily if I answered just a little different. I thought I would get elf, myself... :)

      Thanks for stopping, have a fabulous week!

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  12. Tintin is originally from Belgium, my country, so I've read all the books, and I'm a huge fan of the series. Great to see others reading it as well!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

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  13. I love the snow! Although driving in it is a pain. :(

    I love The Hobbit, but I agree, three movies is crazy! I took the quiz and got wizard too! I thought for sure I would get elf. Lol.

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    1. Me too! The sun is finally out so its nice now with the sun shining on the snow. Cold though!

      I was surprised by my result, but it was a fun quiz. I thought I'd get to be an elf too!

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  14. My boys loved Tin-Tin when they were younger - but they are fun to revisit in our "old age"! :) Have a great week of reading!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I thought they were great back then too... and now here I am reading them again. :) Happy holidays!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by Let's Evaluate . I am definitely enjoying Game of Thrones so far, I love high fantasy so it is definitely right up my alley. I just started reading The 100 last night and although I am only on page 91, it isn't my favorite. It is advertised as a survival story about teens sent to Earth but so far it is definitely more of a romance, were the teens are more worried about their love lives than surviving. Not what I was expecting, but hopefully it will get more action based soon and have some world building, since it has yet to mention why Earth was uninhabitable for so long.

    I heard about Game a couple of months ago and it seems like most people have been enjoying it, hope you are too. I will keep an eye out for your review. :)

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate

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    1. Thanks Erin! It seems like another review I read on The 100 said the same thing- all romance not enough of the survival on a wrecked planet thing. To be honest, that's what appealed to me, the idea of the teens having to survive in the aftermath, so if its light on that maybe I'll pass. I'll watch for your final review though.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  16. We just had a huge snow storm - I'm not big on winter but there's just something about the first snow storm especially that it was a Sunday and I could snuggle up on the couch and watch Christmas movies :D Anyways, I hadn't heard of Game before but I like the sounds of it already! :)

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    1. I know, I love winter and snow if I have nowhere to go! Some hot chocolate, a good movie or book... sign me up! I think Game sounds good too, I just heard of it recently myself and I hope I'm not disappointed! :)

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  17. I read a lot of Tintin comics as a kid, as well as Asterix and Iznogoud. It might be fun to revisit them sometime.

    And, hahah, Emilia Clarke cast as Sarah Connor? Then they'll have two Sarah Connors in the Game of Thrones cast (Headey & Clarke)!

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    1. I read a few of them, but liked them. ASterix I've heard of...

      I know about the casting, isn't that funny? What are the odds of that happening?

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  18. ENJOY your week. I don't know these books.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. You too Elizabeth, thanks for stopping as always. Hope your week is swell!

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  19. The Tintin books look like a lot of fun. Good luck with finishing up all of your holiday prep!

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I may need it LOL. The Tintin's are fun, they have humor and the artwork is good. Hope your holiday goes well!

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  20. Snow! I cannot imagine having snow for Christmas!! And it just gets cold here in Winter, no snow unless we drive to the mountains to find some!

    I love the quirky cover to The Crab with the Golden Claws.
    Have a fab week Greg!

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