Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sunday Post #90



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week went by quick. I didn't get a lot of reading but I did see the new Avengers movie- my thoughts on that will be up on Tuesday. I seem to be getting my reading mojo back. I've got some books I'm looking forward to again, after a bit of a lull. 

Reviews this week included Kalahari, a good YA science fiction story. 

I saw Ex Machina last week too- that movie was kind of a trip. I'll try to get my thoughts on that this week as well. 

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I hope everyone is having a good week. 

THIS WEEK: 

Kalahari
Avengers Bride of Ultron

NEXT WEEK: 

Tuesday: My thoughts on Avengers Age of Ultron

AROUN THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Ciao Amalfi on why it can be good to get lost in Amalfi

Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My reviews a fun sounding cozy- Murder in the Mystery Suite. 

Here's another trailer for Tomorrowland. 




Sara Stewart at Indiewire has an open letter to Joss Whedon about the treatment of Black Widow in the Avengers movie. 

This week's transmission from Hearts of Space is Path to Stillness

34 comments:

  1. Murder in the Mystery Suite does sound fun. I have it buried on one of my shelves and need to dig it out. I also love the sound of Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman. Have a great week!

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  2. Love the cover of Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman. Sounds like you had a good week...enjoy your new one.

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  3. Glad your reading mojo is on it's way back. I like the cover of Death of A Gentleman too. Look forward to your thoughts.

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  4. Just looked up Ex-machina's trailer, it looks interesting, I hope the movie keeps its promises :) I'm afraid it shows my age but to me, The avengers are John Steed and Emma Peel, not comics, lol ! Have a good week and tell us about the Tessa Arlen when you're finished, please ;)

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    1. It was an interesting movie! Thought provoking... my thoughts will be up on Frida this week.

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  5. I'm pretty excited to see both of the movies you mentioned. I'll keep an eye out for your review of Ex_Machina. I've not read a whole lot on the issues with the Avenger movie (which I loved) but what I have read I both understood and also disagreed with. Interesting article though!

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    1. I'm not sure I agree eithe, even tho I find it interesting there is so much flak over the movie. My thoughts on Ex Machina will be up later this week. Have a great week!

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  6. I still haven't seen Avengers. :( I really need to see it ASAP. I am so.excited for tomorrow land it looks amazing. Have a great week :)

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    1. I'm excited about Tomorrowland too. Avengers is good, although there were a few things I didn't like- but by and large it's fun.

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  7. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman sounds good, Greg, I hope you're enjoying it.

    I haven't watched the Anvegers movies, but I'd like to get to see Ex Machina.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, happy reading, now that your mojo is back.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I'm looking forward to reviewing that one.

      Ex Machina was a trip, and the end... interesting.

      Have a great week too!

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  8. We are watching The Avengers today, so I hope it is good! And Ex Machina does look interesting but I'll wait until I can rent it. Going to the movies cost so much now and there are a lot of good movies coming up.

    Good to hear you got your mojo back! Have a great week!

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  9. Death of a Dishonorable gentleman looks really good, I hope you enjoy it. I love a good mystery. Ex Machina looks really good. I am looking forward to your review!

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    1. Me too, I've been all about the mysteries lately! Have a great week.

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  10. I am looking forward to Tomorrowland! even my 7 year old wants to see it.

    Can't wait for your review on the Avengers, I just saw the first one *hides* so I can't wait to see that one.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Tomorrowland looks so good, I was waiting for Avengers big time and then I saw Tomorrowland stuff and now I think I want to see that even more. Glad it's starting soon. :)

      Avengers is fun, not perfect but what movie is? It's big and fun, get lots of popcorn! Ha ha

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  11. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Avengers. Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman sounds like a good book.

    Have a great week!

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    1. My Avengers thoughts will be up I'm a little critical of it but it's fun and has a lot going on- a fun movie to see.

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  12. Thanks for the blog shout out there..glad you liked my review of Murder at the Mystery Suite! :) Your current read looks good. :)

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    1. Hey you're welcome- it looks like a fun read! I've been into mysteries lately. Hope you had a good weekend.

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  13. Keen to hear what you thought of the Avengers movie. I haven't seen any and probably won't see it, but I've seen the fuss around Joss Whedon and the Black Widow. He made a speech at an equality for women function a few years ago about 'why he creates strong female characters' so I find it hard to believe he'd be misogynistic in this case. I wondered if it was cos a lot of people didn't like where he took the character?

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    1. I think that's exactly what it is. I saw it and don't think he's a misogynist- he has said he "Gets" Black Widow most of all the characters, so it's probably particularly hurtful to him to have people bitching about... BW. I didn't like where he took the character but that's just a creative difference... I don't think he's misogynistic. I do get some of the criticism tho, and the merchandise issue doesn't help... no BW merch but the other are all represented. Someone's a little tone deaf... :)

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  14. I've not heard of Ex Machina but it looks like my kind of movie. Will go check it out. Glad to hear your out of your reading slump. Looks like some good books to get you going again:)
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    1. It was an interesting movie, to be sure. I'll reviews it later this week. Not action packed at all, but thought provoking.

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  15. It appears Tomorrowland will be out in Australian cinemas around the same time as US so I'm excited. Still want to see the new Avengers movie but I'm only just getting around to seeing Fast & Furious 7 on Wed night lol. Have a good week and happy reading :)

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    1. You too Sheree, I think Tomorrowland will be good. Enjoy Fast and Furious, heard that was good too. The Avengers is fun and be out for a while. :)

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  16. Death of a Dishonourable Gentleman looks good, hmm for fans of Downton Abbey, off to learn a little more! Hope you are enjoying it.

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  17. I have never read the Dinotopia books although I do have a love for the movie/mini-series - which was it? I am a dino fan. Lol. Have a great week!

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    1. I think it was a miniseries, if I remember right. I saw part of it. I only read the books recently but always liked the artwork. I think the first book is the best, and really has a nice sense of wonder. I think you would enjoy it- it's a flight of fancy but again the artwork is gorgeous.

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    2. The cover alone males me think Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman might be up my alley, and the blurb confirms it. Will keep an eye out for your thoughts. Hope your week is off to a good start!

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  18. I can't read the Black Widow article yet, but I do feel bad for the flak Joss is getting. I haven't seen the movie yet but it seems that the problems lie with his and the executives differences...and ultimately their failure to come to a full fledged compromise. But we shall see! I know I'll enjoy it, I'm just curious to see how much.

    I'll try to come back and check out your movie review after I've watched it on Wednesday

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    1. I think you're right- there was obviously a lot of behind the scenes strife in the making of that movie. I hope you like it- it is fun even if there are things about it I didn't like.

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  19. I heard some stuff about Ex Machina. Need to see it I think. Have a great week!
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  20. My son loved the Dinotopia books. I don't know if he read all of them before he aged out, but he read as many as were out before that. I read the first one with him and really liked it. Seeing that I am catching up on my tbr stack, I should add some Dinotopia to it. I have the Tommorrowland trailer bookmarked. Thanks for posting it. I am a little late making my Sunday Post rounds. I hope you had a wonderful week and thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

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