Sunday, July 12, 2020

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 12

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. Things have been really busy over at the Ladies of Horror Fiction and unfortunately that balances out to things being really quiet over here! Things will hopefully be semi back to normal next month, but in the mean time, please be sure to check out all these lists of nominees!!

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Collection
LOHF Award Nominees for Best Debut

LOHF Award Nominees for Best Poetry Collection
LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novel
LOHF Award Nominees for Best Novella

Stay tuned because we have more categories to announce this week.

Posted Since Last Update



Finished Reading


Home Before Dark by Riley Sager Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

I finished reading Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. Hopefully I can put the finishing touches on my review today to post this week! ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

I also read Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby which I really enjoyed. I'm aiming to get a review out for release day on Tuesday. ⭐⭐⭐πŸ’«★

Currently Reading


The Bright Lands by John Fram

I'm planning to start The Bright Lands by John Fram later today!

Recent Acquisitions


The Midnight Lullaby by Cheryl Low

Many, many thanks to Grinning Skull Press for sending me out a copy of The Midnight Lullaby by Cheryl Low. (And thank you to Tammy for putting this author/book on my radar!)

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Powers Devil's Creek by Todd Keisling Murder Ballads by John Hornor Jacobs

I had a few highly anticipated orders arrive last week!! These are all must read authors for me!

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Powers - After loving Wilder Girls {my review}, I had to read her new release!

Devil's Creek by Todd Keisling - I absolutely loved The Final Reconciliation {my review} so I'm looking forward to reading Devil's Creek. The reviews have been spectacular for this one so I'm even more excited.

Murder Ballads by John Hornor Jacobs - I'm also a big John Hornor Jacobs fan having loved Southern Gods {my review}, A Lush and Seething Hell {my review}, and his Incarcerado series {my review} which I need to return to some day!

Current Distractions


Hamilton

Are you guys watching Hamilton? I've seen it 5 times in the last week and a half. That's normal right? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Silver Linings PlaybookThe Exterminating Angel Eurovision

I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook. ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

The Exterminating Angel is a Spanish movie from 1962. It's very Twilight Zone-ish, and I loved it. A group of people are having a dinner party and they just stay. No one can leave the room they are in. The audio is in Spanish, but I believe the subtitles were in English. ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

I also watched Eurovision. I really enjoyed it - it was a great quarantine escape - but I didn't love it as much as everyone else seems to have loved it. ⭐⭐⭐★★

Iron Man The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger The Avengers Iron Man 3 Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Guardians of the Galaxy

Are we friends on Letterboxd? I've come to rely on Letterboxd so much for selecting and tracking movies. When I'm in the mood for a certain genre of movie, I'll search by genre and filter for movies I haven't seen. Every single time I would search a genre that wasn't horror, all of the top choices were Marvel movies. I'm giving up and giving in and I'm watching them all in order. I'm attempting to rank them (it's not easy, there's so many) as I go.

These are my ratings so far if anyone is curious!

Iron Man (rewatch) ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
The Incredible Hulk ⭐⭐⭐★★
Iron Man 2 (rewatch) ⭐⭐⭐★★
Thor (rewatch) ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ - I enjoyed it more this time.
Captain America: The First Avenger ⭐⭐πŸ’«★★
The Avengers ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
Iron Man 3 ⭐⭐⭐★★ - The first half was 5 stars, the second half was 1 star.
Thor: The Dark World ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ⭐⭐⭐πŸ’«★
Guardians of the Galaxy (rewatch) ⭐⭐⭐⭐★
Avengers: Age of Ultron ⭐⭐πŸ’«★★

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading (or watching) this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

Jennifer

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20 comments:

  1. I haven't seen Hamilton. I'm not much into musicals.

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  2. Ooh I'll have to check out those nominees! And Riley Sager I've been curious about.

    I saw Cheryl Low over at Tammy's too, I have a different book by her on tap.

    I've never used Letterboxd but as a movie lover I probably should! I'm gonna go check it out. I watched Deadwind on Netflix and recommend it.

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    1. I'm relying on Letterboxd so much now. You should look into it.

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  3. Home Before Dark looks really good. It's already on my wishlist. I hope you have a great week.

    My Sunday Post is here.

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  4. We have not seen Hamilton but my daughter's class just ended so she has a 4 week break so I think I'll get Disney + so we can watch some things. I don't watch much, like literally less than 10 hours of tv since 2016 but I read a lot. We love Musicals and own a bunch on DVD. About 10 years ago I got a whole bunc of DVDs from the library with dance movies with Fred & Ginger, Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse, etc and we enjoyed those a lot.

    Have a wonderful week and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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    1. Oh, yes, that would be perfect for you guys. Many of the new Disney movies have great songs in them.

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  5. Wow your new arrivals look amazing. I want to listen to the Bright Lights. Hope this week is good for you!

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    1. I've been thinking about listening to The Bright Lands, too, just because I'm having such trouble reading right now.

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  6. Big YES to Hamilton!! I've been secretly watching it at work too😁 Glad you got a copy of The Midnight Lullaby! And I'm really excited to read Burn Our Bodies Down one of these days.

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    1. Ha!! I need to put it on in the background while I work.

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  7. The Exterminating Angel catches my eye. Happy reading and watching.

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    1. It was such a neat little movie. I'm going to watch the rest of the director's catalog.

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  8. Hamilton seems to be very popular, and while I like musicals, as a non-US person I wonder if I’ll be as enamoured.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  9. I’m half way through Hamilton, its great! I really loved Fire Saga too, it was so daft but totally got the Eurovision bonkersness.

    Home Before Dark looks good, I’m hoping to read it soon.

    Have a good week.

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  10. I've seen a bit of Hamilton but the music doesn't grab me. It is too "rapp-ish" for my tastes. I've never seen any of the Marvel movies either. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  11. Hope you enjoy The Bright Lands and nice you can watch Hamilton.

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