Sunday, September 6, 2020

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | September 6

Well, my return to blogging was short lived! I posted an update 2 weeks ago, and the next day they called a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Laura. I was out of my home for the next 8 days, and our A/C was out for another few days. Our trees took a beating, but the house and my family are fine otherwise! I'm doubly behind on reviews now, but that's the way this year is insisting on going. I'm happy to be back. Again.

Finished Reading

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

I finished reading All That's Fair by S.H. Cooper. It was a great collection, and I'll have a review posted for it tomorrow. ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

I also read The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James which was another 4 star read! ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

Currently Reading

The Midnight Lullaby by Cheryl Low

I'm still reading and enjoying Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.

I also started reading The Midnight Lullaby by Cheryl Low, and I'm loving it so far.

Recently Watched

La Llorona
I'll Be Gone in the Dark Mermaid Down You're Killing Me Braid I'm Thinking of Ending Things

La Llorona was more of a drama than a horror movie. It was OK. ⭐⭐⭐★★

I watched the I'll Be Gone in the Dark series. If you've read the book, I recommend watching the show as well. It gives a lot of insight into Michelle McNamara and her obsession with the Golden State Killer. ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

Even though the reviews weren't very good, I had some hopes for Mermaid Down. I love mermaids and ocean horror so I was willing to give it a chance. Wow, the film makers tried to put every idea they had into this one movie.  ⭐⭐★★★

The Ladies of Horror Fiction team is hosting movie nights every Friday night this month if you'd like to join us! We used You're Killing Me to test out the functionality of Amazon Watch Party the night before our first watch party. It was a perfect watch party movie. It was so ridiculous and a lot of fun! ⭐⭐⭐💫★

Braid was our first official watch party movie. I had seen it before, but I didn't remember much and was anxious to watch it again. It's a strange and beautiful movie. I recommend it.  ⭐⭐⭐⭐★

I'm Thinking of Ending Things: Every shot in this movie is beautiful and the cast is amazing, but I hate this movie. I was going to give it 1.5 stars, but the horribly long dance scene - and the rest that followed - stripped that final star down to nothing. What a weird disappointment. Kudos to those who can take something away from this. 💫★★★★

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.


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  1. I liked The Sundown Motel a lot, too. :)

  2. Wow, I'm so glad you're safe! That must have been pretty scary. If you love The Midnight Lullaby, I highly recommend Cheryl's Infernal. It's even better, I think:-)

  3. Oh, wow! That's scary. Eight days is a long time. Glad you are safe.

  4. I hated the book I'm Thinking of Ending Things so I left the movie as Mr. Barbs decision. He watched the trailer and said it was a hard no! Glad we decided against it. I figured I'd rip it the whole time anyway. So glad you guys are safe!

  5. Oh no! Glad you guys are okay.

    I need to get The Sun Down Motel.

  6. Ugh, I'm so happy every time I see that someone else hated I'm Thinking of Ending Things because I thought it was absolutely horrible, and I find myself a little more lonely every time I see someone rave about it on twitter! 😂

  7. Wow I'm glad everything is ok, but that is a hassle. I am happy to be where that is not an issue for us. We might have storm power outages but we are too far from the coast for other issues. I enjoyed The Sun Down Motel. Good luck on catching up with things. It feels like that is all I do this year.

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

  8. Glad your home was okay after the hurricane. Such stress. I just saw the trailer for I'm Thinking of Ending Things and put it on My List - mostly because of Toni Collette.


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