Thursday, December 18, 2014

TV Love Thursday

look at me making a thingy for my meme!

Well I'm still quite enthralled by The 100, but I've caught up now. (Weee! Just in time for mid-season break!) So I've skulked back to Netflix to see what is around for watchin'! 'Lo and behold what should I find?

Haven! Where on Earth have I been? Oh yeah, I try my darndest to avoid Syfy (it still pains me to spell it like this) channel shows or movies! So naturally I didn't wanna watch it. 

However, I was totally ridiculously wrong! This show is amazeballs. Yeah, at times it can be cheesy, but still. It's good TV. 

The lead actress won points with me from the start. You see I'm not only a TV junkie, but also a game junkie too. Emily Rose did the voice acting for one of my favorite female game characters, Elena from the Uncharted series. So it's super funny to me whenever she speaks. (I am easily amused!) 

There are 4 seasons on Netflix and 5 seasons in total. 

Obviously I have my favorite character. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Way Back Wednesday: The Stand

1.) Discuss a book you read in the past that left an impression on you. You can write a condensed review if you prefer.
2.) Tag your post as “Way Back Wednesday” and include this button: 
3.) Link back to my blog, and this page.
4.) Include instructions, (copy & paste everything above), for others to participate. :)

My Book is: 
This book has been featured on my page a few times already. I credit this book with igniting my love of reading. I think I first picked it up around the age of 11 or 12 and have read it about 6 times since then. Some of my all time favorite characters can be found between the covers of this book. I have yet to find a book that takes its place as my number one. It also introduced me to the apocalyptic genre. I have read many MANY Stephen King novels since this one and not a single one (in my opinion) hold a candle to The Stand. 

It will always be my favorite book.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Wildwood
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser:

"He was afforded a quick backward glance: the tall, thin silhouette of the Governess, back lit by the torches of the room, darkened the entry to the room, a witness to his rough removal. The ghostly light behind her  flickered from the flapping of a host of crows' wings, and she solemnly began to turn back to the room, to the baby in the cradle--and Curtis's jailers took a dogleg corridor and the haunting scene was gone." 

page 226 of Wildwood 

Dead New World

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, zombies existed only in the imagination. Now, there’re more dead walking the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans are forced behind concrete barricades to stay alive.

A man known only as the Reverend has become a threat to the rebuilding United States. The leader of a powerful cult, the Reverend somehow controls the zombies, bending them to his will. He believes zombies are God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, and he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, his army composed of both humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose… though he didn’t completely turn. He survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.

Holt and Ambrose must sacrifice everything to take down the Reverend and survive in this dead new world. But will they lose their souls in the process?

My Thoughts:

Somewhat good, somewhat of a let down. That's pretty much my summary.  I liked the idea, but the execution left me wanting more from this one. I really didn't get that attached to any of the main characters (especially Nancy.) I think if the story focused entirely on Ambrose and Holt and their fight against the Reverend, that would have been much more awesome!

The forced love interest seemed a bit much. Not all stories need a romance. I would have loved this one much more if it was a balls to the walls bro-fest of zombie killing action!

I really wanted to love this one. I really did. I'm not saying that it was entirely bad. There were moments when it was pretty good, and it was a fun read. It just wasn't the book I thought it would be.

Monday, December 15, 2014

What I'm Reading This Week

So it's Monday again...yay? Anyhoo. You aren't here for my "I hate Mondays!" spiel, you're here to see what I'm gonna be reading, right? Of course! It's all about the beautiful books! :)

So up next:

Upcoming Reviews:

Dead New World- 12/16 Tuesday)
I, James- 12/19 (Friday)

So what are you reading? Anything festive? Anything random?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

I'm so very very VERY behind on Christmas stuff. I have basically done like 1% of the shopping. My kid has a few little things in his stocking and NOTHING yet under the tree. My sister and her family are coming over THIS Sunday (logistics make Christmas day an issue) so I have to not only shop but clean and cook! Luckily she's going to be bringing the ham and pasta salad. Her pasta salad is to DIE for and my Brother-in-Law makes a ham that would make Gordan Ramsay cry it's so tasty! 

Anywhoo, this is our tree: 

 Yes, that is the extent of my decorations! We are going to get some lights for the poor thing and I may get some actual ornaments. The colorful things are cupcake wrappers with holes cut out of the bottoms. The white things and that thing on the top is our attempt at making and angel out of tin foil. My son and I did that. Redneck Christmas decorating at it's finest! lol

 Also, this week my Secret Santa showed up. Now I've been told that there is another part of this coming, but for now this is what I got. The day before the books arrived I got this box from UPS. No name or any indication of what it was or where it was from. I open it up and it's a 4lb bag of peppermints. I love me some peppermints, but I think I will be enjoying some minty fresh breath til I'm 60! :) 

I'm going to be doing the Rory Gilmore reading challenge in 2015, so these two books will help a lot! I love it! 

So that's my week. What about yours?  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

TV Love Thursday

I finally finally have gotten around to watching The 100 on the CW. Season 1 is finally up on Netflix and I mainlined the heck out of the show. I caught up with this season in like 1 day, so yeah..not only am I super dork, but I also have no life.

Here's a pretty cool video I found:

I also just recently finished watching The Gilmore Girls on Netflix (I have a solid relationship with Netflix it seems. My husband should be worried).

I really really loved it. I didn't watch it at all when it was airing, but I'm kind of glad I waited to watch it til now. I don't think I would have appreciated it when I was younger.

Seven whole seasons in like one month!

Anyways, with all my shows mostly now on their Winter break I'm out of options to watch. So anyone got any suggestions? What are you watching?