Monday, August 21, 2017

Movie Monday: Dolores Claiborne

#moviemonday #booktomovie #eclipse #StephenKing #DoloresClaiborne #bookblogger

I like reading posts on other book bloggers sites that aren't always related to books. So I started thinking about what non book related thinks I would like to post. Movie Monday should be interesting since I like random things. You'll see mostly older movies but maybe you'll find something new to you to watch.





Dolores Claiborne
based from the Stephen King novel with the same name
In a small New England town, Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) works as a housekeeper for the rich but heartless Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt). When Vera turns up dead, Dolores is accused of killing her elderly employer -- so her estranged daughter, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a well-respected New York City journalist, decides to visit her mother and investigate the matter for herself. As Selena digs deeper into the case, she uncovers shocking truths about the murder and her own childhood.

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If you have read and watched Dolores Claiborne you need to put it on your list to watch. Dolores is a hard working wife of an abusive alcoholic husband. A husband who has been sexually inappropriate with his daughter. The daughter leaves but has to come back once her mother has been charged with the murder of her employer. As things unfold, we find out about the relationships between Dolores and her husband, Dolores and her daughter, as well as Dolores and her employer. Very interesting movie and one of my favorites.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WRI Top Ten Tuesday - Ravenclaw Book Recommendations





Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.



"wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure' Rowena Ravenclaw
Top Ten Books - Recommendations for Fellow Ravenclaws

Every time I go to the sorting hat I either get sorted into Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. Most of the time it is Ravenclaw. I didn't want to do a list full of classics because that is what you would expect a Ravenclaw to read anyway. I wanted to do a list of books that a Ravenclaw would read for fun. So here's the list...

Cross The Line by James Patterson
I think Ravenclaws would do will in the Magical Law Enforcement Offices

Netherfield Prep by Elizabeth Stevens
I chose this one because I think that if I was in a boarding school I would probably enjoy stories with boarding schools in them. You know, some familiarity. 

The Young Elite Series by Marie Lu
This book is all about energy (magic) and I think the main character being a villian would be something that a Ravenclaw would be intrigued about.

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
I think this would be a book that would be read during one of those off days while sitting in a corner of the common room in one of that comfy chairs snacking on chocolate frogs and sipping butter beer.

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
I must admit I have Cho Chang in mind when I chose this one. Based on location and the makeup in the movie it seems to me that though Cho may not have been biracial she would still enjoy a character from a similar ethnic backgroup.

Batter Up by Robyn Neeley
This is another book where Cho was brought to mind. Remember when she and Harry went on that date with the cupid floating over head?

Brainwalker by Robyn Mundell
Luna would probably enjoy this story about a kid walking around in his father brain.

Risuko by David Kudler
You would think this is another Cho inspired book but I chose this as inspiration for the girl power of D.A.

The Count of Monte Cristo 
This is one of my favorite books. Since they reside in a castle and during Umbridge year at the school there was a lot of students needing an escape.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
I think any Ravenclaw would appreciate a story were a device can be used to jump into and out of parallel universes. Afterall, we all know about the time turner.

So there you have it. My list of books I recommend for fellow Ravenclaws. Do you agree? Which books would you have chosen?

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

My TBR List August 2017 - And the winner is

@Limabean74 #mytbrl #weekendreads @MargaretAtwood @WriterYann #tokillamockingbird



The Winner is



A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.




The other contestants were


Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.




Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...





Like to join the fun? Here's how it works.

Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Because Reading post. Click here to go to this month sign up

Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next.

The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book.

On the last Saturday of the month post a review (with an optional giveaway, Michelle at Because Reading does this sometimes just for fun but you don’t have to).


The Rules

Ex. Lets say its September…
The first Saturday is the 6th – your post will go up with the 3 books you choose (as stated above these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and then link it to the linky on Because Reading blog.
     Her post will go up at 5am est. Make sure your link your post back to it in order to have your followers        visit other people’s blogs to help vote if they want.

     You can do the Polling however you would like. Survey Monkey, it has a good one and it’s free (here is        an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). You can set it up and say whatever you would like – it’s totally up to        you. All this is asked is that you link back to Because Reading.

The second Saturday is the 13th – this is the day you announce which book won and whatever else you would like.
     (here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). Her post will have a linky, so we can all easily see what                everyone will be reading.

The third Saturday is the 20th– you don’t have to post anything

The fourth (and/or last) Saturday is the 27th– this is when your review will go up regardless of how you liked the book.
     Please note even if you didn’t finished it just write a small post about how you felt about the book.                Michelle don’t write DNF reviews, but she does for this feature so followers can see what she thought about the book they picked.

Some months have 4 weeks and some have five so a post always has to go up the First and Second Saturday and the last Saturday of the month

The final review post will also have a linky on it so you can link up your reviews and we can see what you thought of the book that was picked. This will draw some views to your blog and maybe find some new friends along the way.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

My TBR List August 2017 - Let's Vote

@Limabean74 #mytbrl #weekendreads @MargaretAtwood @WriterYann #tokillamockingbird




School is starting in most of the Southeast states within the first two weeks of August. I feel bad for these kids now-a-days. They get out of school later in the year and go back to school earlier and earlier combined with the 3 to 4 hours of homework daily it sucks to be a kid. And let me say this, these kids can go to school year around and it wouldn't make a difference. It isn't about how much schooling they get but the quality of the education. That's a different topic.

Anyway, since school is starting I thought I would read a book that is or has been on a high school reading list. Help me choose. Which should I read?


The Contestants


Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.




A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.




Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...





Like to join the fun? Here's how it works.

Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Because Reading post. Click here to go to this month sign up

Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next.

The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book.

On the last Saturday of the month post a review (with an optional giveaway, Michelle at Because Reading does this sometimes just for fun but you don’t have to).


The Rules

Ex. Lets say its September…
The first Saturday is the 6th – your post will go up with the 3 books you choose (as stated above these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and then link it to the linky on Because Reading blog.
     Her post will go up at 5am est. Make sure your link your post back to it in order to have your followers        visit other people’s blogs to help vote if they want.

     You can do the Polling however you would like. Survey Monkey, it has a good one and it’s free (here is        an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). You can set it up and say whatever you would like – it’s totally up to        you. All this is asked is that you link back to Because Reading.

The second Saturday is the 13th – this is the day you announce which book won and whatever else you would like.
     (here is an EXAMPLE of Michelle's post). Her post will have a linky, so we can all easily see what                everyone will be reading.

The third Saturday is the 20th– you don’t have to post anything

The fourth (and/or last) Saturday is the 27th– this is when your review will go up regardless of how you liked the book.
     Please note even if you didn’t finished it just write a small post about how you felt about the book.                Michelle don’t write DNF reviews, but she does for this feature so followers can see what she thought          about the book they picked.

Some months have 4 weeks and some have five so a post always has to go up the First and Second Saturday and the last Saturday of the month

The final review post will also have a linky on it so you can link up your reviews and we can see what you thought of the book that was picked. This will draw some views to your blog and maybe find some new friends along the way.

Get Social
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Goodreads' The Lost Challenge - August Challenges

#readingchallenges #books #bookblogger #reading #scavengerhunt


Summer BINGO
ITEMS

B1: Sun
B2: Sea
B3: Flip Flops/Sandals
B4: Camp
B5: Travel/Vacation

I1: Surf
I2: Beach
I3: Tennis
I4: Hot
I5: Ice Cream

N1: Barbecue
N2: 4th of July
N3: FREE SPACE
N4: Cocktail
N5: Bikini/Swimsuit

G1: Hat
G2: Baseball
G3: Picnic
G4: Bugs
G5: Pool

O1: Strawberry
O2: Shorts
O3: Island
O4: Sunglasses
O5: Deckchair

Clean It Out
1. Set your 'my books' page to sort by date added (oldest to newest). Read one book from the first 20 books. 

2. Read one book from a series you have started and not finished. 

3. Read one book that you bought but have not yet read.

4. Read one book that will help with a difficult challenge. (Like an A-Z challenge that needs Q, U, & X still)

5. Read one free book from your e-reader. (If you do not have an e-reader, read a book that has been on your TBR for more than a year). 



Judge A Book
Conceited read 5-6 books


Scavenger Hunt
Word List

1. Airport
2. Baggage
3. Boat
4. Booking
5. Break
6. Camera
7. Cruise
8. Currency
9. Customs
10. Destination
11. Explore
12. Flight
13. Foreign
14. Guide
15. Holiday
16. Hotel
17. Island
18. Journey
19. Landmark
20. Leisure
21. Luggage
22. Map
23. Motel
24. Pack
25. Passport
26. Photograph
27. Plane
28. Pool
29. Postcard
30. Relax
31. Reservation
32. Resort
33. Safari
34. Ship
35. Souvenir
36. Station
37. Suitcase
38. Sunbathe
39. Ticket
40. Tour
41. Tourist
42. Train
43. Translate
44. Transport
45. Travel
46. Trip
47. Trunk
48. Vacation
49. Visa
50. Voyage



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