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Friday 56 May 13th

Friday 56

Friday 56

I’ve been seeing these posts from various blogs that I follow and liked them because some have fun quotes within them. This is a Friday meme started by Freda @ Freda’s Voice.

Rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
  • Post it.
  • Add your (url) post below (on Freda’s Friday posts) in Linky. Add the Friday post url, not your blog url.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - Friday 56

I attempted to read this 10 years ago when I was in the Navy during one of the deployments. It doesn’t help trying to read a redundant book while having redundant days. I thought I might like this because I liked the movie at the time, but it wasn’t helping with my mood at that time. Continue reading “Friday 56 May 13th”

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Silent Sunday Nights & Mom’ Day

TCM Silent Sunday Nights

Silent Sunday Nights

Mockery 1927

TCM channel airs Silent Films on their Sunday Silent Nights theme. Tonight they’re showing a film from 1927 called Mockery, starring Lon Chaney (Hunchback of Notre Dame 1923, Phantom of the Opera 1925).

“A rare screening of Benjamin Christensen‘s Mockery (1927) offers a wonderful opportunity to see a Chaney performance less reliant upon a frightening visage: Sergei, an uneducated Siberian peasant.” (From the TCM article).

I’ll be watching this after the last episode of The Good Wife. Really interested to see whether or not Governor Florrick is found guilty or not. So far we’re liking the farewell, though my mom didn’t like the ending (she’s ahead of Gramps and I because we are watching it later in order to fast forward those commercials).

The Good Wife

Here is the rest of my Silent Sunday Night…

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Gojira vs Godzilla – 1998 Godzilla

Godzilla 1954-2014 Incarnations

Gojira vs Godzilla

The old Godzilla movies vs those newer versions. (The full 30+ list of films). After seeing the 2014 film at the beginning of this year and really liking it,I have decided to watch some other Godzilla films. Since there’s about 30 films (and one more soon to come in July), I’ll only be doing a few of them at this moment. I most certainly have the original 1954 film on my agenda.

Godzilla (1998)

5 out of 10 Eye-Rolling Stars 🌟

Godzilla 1998 movie poster

1998 Science Fiction film. Starring: Matthew Broderick, Kevin Dunn, Hank Azaria, Vicki LewisJean Reno and Maria Pitillo.

Short Synopsis: Nuclear testing in the South Pacific produces a giant mutated lizard that wreaks havoc upon New York City.

First a note of how long we see Godzilla in this movie. This 1998 version, out of 2 hours and 20 minutes, we see Godzilla for 11 minutes and 18 seconds (or so says this YouTube video below). And according to some comments in the video for the 2014 Godzilla film, the 1954 film and 2014 film both had a total of about 9 minutes of Godzilla scene time (although the 2014 also had the MUTO monsters too).

This video will have spoilers (as will my review), but then I think that watching this movie is not worth watching. So I suggest watching the video anyway and then my review which will pretty much give a quick break down of each certain scenes. I truly do suggest just skipping this movie. It even won the award for Worst Remake or Sequel at the 19th Golden Raspberry Awards.

So despite the spoilers in this video and review, it’s worth it rather than watching this entire 2+ hours of rubbish!

And now on to our feature presentation… that being my review… Continue reading “Gojira vs Godzilla – 1998 Godzilla”

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Throwback Thursday Reviews

tbt Throwback Thursday book

Throwback Thursday Reviews

A Throwback of some of my old reviews.

Free purchase 6/20/13 (& is currently Free!). Read and Reviewed on 6/21/13.

Wicked Games by Jessica Clare 2★

Wicked Games - Jessica Clare

This was ok for a quick read. I read this in a day. The storyline is predictable and addicting to read. The interaction between the heroine and hero was the addictive part. The other storyline was like reading the tv show Survivor.

There was a lot of explicit sex scenes in full detail. Maybe a little too much detail sometimes because I was even skipping those redundancies.

There was a lot of grammatical errors and redundancies. I ended up skipping those because it took away from the story. At times I even had to read the sentence over again just to see what the author was trying to say.

Reading this in a day is a real accomplish for me because it takes me weeks to read well written books. So Wicked is more a fluff read IMO.

Also, the character description is nothing like the models on this cover. The man is supposed to be this tall blue eyed Greek God.

All in all, this was an ok read. I wouldn’t pay money for it. And IMO, this is a typical erotica contemporary romance.

And a note on the cover models:

The couple on this book and other romance free ebooks looked familiar to me. So I did a search and found this:

GoodReads List of 80+ Books with these Models

Sztella Tziotziosz and Péter/Pepe Tóth have been on 89 book covers! The most popular book being Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. (Kindle cover 1 & cover 2)

That kind of ruins the book for me when the models are over used like this. Can’t book covers be more creative? Where’s the originality? People on this thread have even said they’ve gotten confused with seeing the same faces on so many covers. And a lot of the cover photos look like duplicates.

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Throwback Thursday Review – Suchi For Beginners

tbt Throwback Thursday book

Throwback Thursday Review

Sushi For Beginners Marian Keyes

Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes

Read in October 2012.

Now this book would have been a good Irish-Chick-Lit. But the beginning was slow. And the female characters weren’t likable. So of course this has the predictable happy ending to make up for all this.

Then Keys had to add a bunch of racism and sexist stereotypes: Lisa thinking mother is racist to her black husband, Lisa’s prejudice towards the Irish, Ashling’s stereotype need to “fix” everybody – putting her needs last.

And Ashling’s Marry Popin’s purse. Please. Can any single girl tell me she has all these items in their purse? And a beat up old one at that? Then there’s Clodagh. So she wasn’t happy about being a stay at home mom. And OK, so she was jealous that her husband had this freedom to go on far away business trips. Instead of speaking out about this she lashes out on both husband Dylan and her innocent two kids.

Also Marian’s got it wrong about American’s not being party hard drinkers. This stereotype that New Yorker’s think that Londoners drink too much? Please. New York is known (thanks to Sex and the City) to be the center of the party. (Have family from there so this is word of mouth). But even Los Angeles, San Diego and San Franciscans can party like no one’s business – I visited and lived at these popular spots.

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You’re Killing Me Smalls!

You're Killing Me Smalls

You’re Killing Me Smalls!

(If you don’t know what movie that came from, shame shame. Stop everything and go watch the funny movie, Sandlot!)

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I’m very sad that Shelfari.com is closing down. I thought I found this great forum book club site, but alas, it seems the things that I really like don’t last for long. It’s like my Gramps and the new tv shows he likes. If he really likes them, then they’ll only last for one season or so. Now he just enjoys things as they come.

I’m talking about the Shelfari.com shutdown that I don’t like because I really really really liked the site’s group forums. I loved a lot of the site’s features, like setting as many types of reading goals as I wanted, and using my tag and others to filter through the site’s books (helps when doing a tag reading challenge and you want to see how many books has that tag). I think Goodreads tried to do these, but IMO has failed.

My biggest pet-peeve was making lists with Shelfari and Goodreads. I love making lists. Shelfari offered that, but would have a limit before the list malfunctioned. So in a way, it helped me narrow down my Best Of books. I can’t even put up a list on Goodreads without others bombarding on the list. I especially dislike authors on Goodreads that added to my list to advertise their book, even though the book has nothing to do with the topic of my list!

So since I’ve been blogging here, I thought I had time to post old Reviews on Throwback Thursdays, and to even make some Best Of lists a couple times a month. But now I have until March, before Shelfari dies. So today I’m going to post two lists. And then next week will be some more Best Of lists along with some Old Reviews.

Oh good grief! I also have to go through my old posts here and edit links I used for Shelfari for books.