Monthly Archives: October 2017

We’re Going to Need More Wine

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We’re going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union is hilarious. I laughed out loud constantly. To me, she’s famous for 10 Things I Hate About You. She’s also in Bring it On and has had appearances on Friends, Star Trek, 7th Heaven and many many other things. But her stories are mainly about her life with those acting gigs interspersed here and there. She talks very frankly about many things. She was raped while working in a Payless Shoes when she was 19 years old – I will never go to a Payless Shoes ever again. She talks about that and how it gave her serious anxiety from then on, and even now that she’s 44 years old. She also talks about her and her husband‘s three boys and how they raise them as black men. She has a unique perspective, especially from mine, and I appreciated everything she had to say. I highly recommend it and I guarantee you will enjoy it.

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book written by someone you admire (I do now!)

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2017 : a juicy memoir

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2017 : a collection of stories by a woman (I never would’ve called this a collection of short stories but the word stories is the subtitle so I guess it is and I’m going to count it)

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October BOTM

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October Book of the Month was good! I had been eyeing The Power on my Netgalley but I don’t think I ever got it. And if I did well, now I have the real book. I also added The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. I wonder what they’ll have for November..

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Murder on the Orient Express

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I saw this movie preview. Sooo I read the book. I feel like I say that a lot. But I can’t in good conscience see a movie unless I’ve read the book. So I read them. There are also a ton of famous actors in this movie so I’m assuming it will be good.

I thought the layout of the book was interesting, meeting the players, getting the facts, interviews. Each section had a different goal towards solving the case. I can’t say that the way it was written really helped me figure out who the killer was but it doesn’t matter because, spoiler alert, THEY’RE ALL THE KILLER. This I hated. Hated. It will be interesting to see if they follow this in the movie.

Popsugar 2017 Reading Challenge : a book that’s becoming a movie in 2017

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Origin by Dan Brown

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I finished my book. The one I was so excited about. Origin by Dan Brown. And it was good! But maybe not worth the excitement level of a squee! I apparently forgot my annoyance at the Inferno book, which I talk about in my blog post. And he did not spend the first five chapters explaining how people were not infertile. So that’s annoying. Way to follow-up. This book is just as far fetched as the others. Obviously. That is the Dan Brown M-O.

Langdon’s friend, Edmond Kirsch, has been murdered right before his world wide presentation on where we came from and where we are going. Thus begins the journey to broadcast the presentation with the help of his female sidekick, the soon-to-be Queen of Spain. The do this via the assistance of an artificial intelligence computer named Winston. Spoiler alert, Winston is bad and technology is taking over the world.

I liked most of the book but since I was listening to it I found some phrases to be repetitive. Perhaps I hadn’t noticed before that he does this but when you’re listening to every single word and can’t skim it becomes more apparently when he overuses certain phrases. For example, Winston, the computer has an artificial awkward laugh. So every time Winston laughs Brown says, he laughed awkwardly. Yes, I get it. He has an awkward laugh. You don’t have to tell me every.single.time. Aside from that, I liked the plot and I love Robert Langdon. It was enjoyable and if there is a sixth book I will read it as well.

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Annihilation

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I read this book with my husband’s cousin (he’s a sci-fi fan) after I saw the movie trailer. I could see this turning into an interesting series. I can’t really tell you what it’s about other than four women go into a place known as Area X to deliver back information on what is there. There are lots of weird plants and creepy creatures and things. I’m glad it’s being made into a movie because it would make a much better movie / tv show. Some of the scenes are begging to be played out visually. I will continue reading the other two in the trilogy. I think. Book two in a series is always the worst and I often end up never finishing..

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