Sunday, July 30, 2017

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 30

I had a fantastic reading week this past week. I was able to mood read all week, and I enjoyed everything I picked up.

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Book Review | Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine: Goodreads | My review

I finally picked up the first volume of Saga. I think the graphic novels Barb has been reading lately is what put me in the mood. Now I want to read them all, but my library only had the first one. This is going to test my patience.

I also read Witching Hour Theatre by Jonathan Janz. It was just the quick, fun read I needed.

Current Distractions

  • I finished season 3 of Game of Thrones which means I've officially experienced the Red Wedding. OH. MY. GOD!
  • I finally saw M. Night Shyamalan's Split. I really, really wish I hadn't put that off. It wasn't at all what I thought it would be, and the ending threw me for such a loop! My husband tells me there are going to be more movies set in that world, too. I've missed that side of M. Night.
  • I'm super excited about the upcoming IT movie. (I'm still rereading it. Slowly...) Did you see the trailer this week? It looks absolutely terrifying! I really hope it's a HUGE smash at the box office so we can get some more (including non-Stephen King) horror adaptations.
So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!


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33 comments:

  1. How awesome that you loved everything that you read this week! I keep reading a book I didn't like that much, followed by a great book and after that a mwah.. book. Sigh..
    Ooww.. The Red Wedding!! Yes!! That was heartbreaking!
    Have a great week!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I landed on a really good week of reading. :) Gah! Red Wedding! Heartbreaking, shocking... all of the things.

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  2. I am super curious about Stillhouse Lake, I need to check that one out. I haven't seen Game of Thrones, but I would love to, everyone raves about it. Have a great Sunday. Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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    1. I'm behind on the Game of Thrones wagon myself. Definitely keep Stillhouse Lake on your radar. :)

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  3. I have Stillhouse Lake on my Kindle. It looks so good. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Stillhouse Lake is definitely worth the read. Thanks, Yvonne. I hope you have a great week, too!

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  4. Oooh! You picked up Saga! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. YES! I loved Saga. I have a hold on the second one... *crosses fingers!* I hope I get to continue on with the next one soon.

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  5. Yes, creepy. I saw just the beginning of the IT trailer but then stopped. I didn't want to get too spoiled. Now you got me curious about Split.

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    1. Oh, riiiight. You are reading it for the first time! I need to check in on your updates to see how it is going!! If you are a fan of M. Night, I do recommend you watch Split.

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  6. Stillhouse Lake looks so good. I need to get my hands on it. Oh to experience GOTs for the first time again. I hope you're enjoying. I want to read IT before the movie comes out.

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    1. Despite all of my crying and complaining, I'm having a great time watching Game of Thrones. Keep Stillhouse Lake on your radar. I plan to keep up with the series.

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  7. That atmospheric cover of stillhouse Lake gets me every time. And it's first in a series? Nice. Saga is good but I've stalled on vol. 5.

    The Red Wedding traumatized me I think in the books lol, but on the show. Even worse.

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    1. Right? I was drawn to Stillhouse Lake, and I do not regret it! I'm all "boo" about it being a series, but I'll still be the first in line for the next one. Haha. You need to pick Saga back up! I think Barb just reviewed #6.

      I have a very vivid image of the Red Wedding that may never leave me. UGH.

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  8. Yes, it does take some patience waiting on those graphic novels. I don't buy many because of their cost so I usually rely on the libraries in my area. They are pretty good about ordering books I request, but it takes them a while. Glad you enjoyed Saga - they only get better.

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    1. I request a lot of books through Overdrive, but I think they've only actually purchased one of them. :/ It was a graphic novel, though! I need to see if I even finished that series...

      I have a hold on Saga, Vol. 2 so fingers crossed it will come in soon.

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  9. IT filled my childhood with nightmares, and that was the TV miniseries version. I cannot imagine how much more frightening this new version will be. *chills*

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    1. Oh, gosh. The new version really does look terrifying. The book is terrifying so I'm really excited about the whole thing. One of my favorite King books... a terrifying adaptation... something in the horror genre that is going to reach a wider audience... something terrifying in the horror genre that is going to reach a wider audience... I'm so damn giddy.

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  10. So you just experienced the Red Wedding? Oh dear, I wish I could reach out and give you a virtual hug. I've read the books, but it didn't make that episode any less traumatizing :(

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thank you, Mogsy! Traumatizing is a good word for it.

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  11. I was a huge fan of graphic novels and am starting to miss them now. I hope you enjoy these books and have an awesome reading week. :)

    PS: I haven't watched Games of Thrones, haha. Can you believe it? I'm planning to someday though. With blogging and real life responsibilities I barely have time for entertainment other than reading.

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    1. I'm just now making my way through Game of Thrones for the first time. My kids are just now getting out of the constant supervision stage. I haven't had the time or the opportunity to watch anything really for the last 10 years. I have a lot of catching up to do! :)

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  12. I want to read Saga so bad! Glad you liked the first installment!

    Have a good week! :)

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    1. If you have access to a library, I would definitely try there for a copy of Saga. Hopefully you will have some luck coming across a copy!

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  13. I really liked Stillhouse Lake too but that ending... Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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    1. Ugh! That. Ending. She's a young adult writer, though. That's how it goes. That's how they hook you. I should have known! No, I couldn't have known. Ugh. :)

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  14. Nice to be able to enjoy a week of mood reading which is always the best!

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    1. YES! I'm going to try to carry over through August.

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  15. I haven't seen any GoT. It's just not my thing. The old place is nearly ready. Meanwhile, we're happily settled in our temporary apartment. Come see what I'm reading

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    1. I would think Game of Thrones wouldn't be a lot of people's thing. It just proves how many people don't know they love horror. Call it fantasy all you want - there's a lot of horror right there on the screen.

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  16. Ooooh... The Red Wedding. Yes, that was tough. I hope you're loving GOT??? Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I am loving Game of Thrones!! You guys are making me realize for all of my whining and complaining, I haven't actually said how much I'm enjoying being tortured and traumatized. LOL.

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  17. I really need to start watching Game of Thrones, I'm super curious about the Red Wedding. And I'm a big fan of Saga too, such a good story!

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