Tuesday, 5 July 2022

TMST

 


 

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7/5/2022  Which book turned into a movie is your favorite? 




Favorite book or movie? Because sure I enjoyed Lotr and the Hobbit as books, but as movies they blew my mind!!




Though I must say Dune the book is amazing, and Dune the movie, (the new movie, not that shit from 84.) was also AMAZING. Omg, applauds.




You know what, I will go with Dune because both movie and book rocks. But there are so many good adaptations out there, Austen movies anyone!





7/12/2022 Do you read graphic novels? Why or why not?

7/19/2022 Tell us about a book that made you cry (movie if you can't remember)

7/26/2022 Do you prefer movies or TV series?






Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.




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Monday, 4 July 2022

Carole's Monday: Hostage to pleasure



Author: Nalini Singh
Title: Hostage to Pleasure
(Psy-Changeling #5)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, UF, SciFi, Fantasy
Format: ebook
Pages: 330
Published: September 2nd 2008
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

Summary: 
Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy—cool, calm, emotionless . . . at least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules . . .



Review:
The last one of the series was meh for me, so I was a little nervous about starting this one.

Here we follow Ashaya and Dorian. Ashaya is the perfect Psy. She is cool, calm, and emotionless...at least on the surface. When she is separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her race, she is forced to escape. Which lands her in more danger with the DarkRiver sniper named Dorian. Dorian is a changeling, but he lacks the ability to actually transform into his animal form. After losing his sister to a Psy Killer, he has a rage building and he hungers for vengeance. Falling for each other is not on the agenda. 

I struggled a little bit with this one. Mainly because I didn't buy them as a couple. I liked them both, but as a couple? It seemed so impossible and the chemistry seemed lacking. 

However, I loved watching the story unfold. I couldn't stop reading because I had to know how everything was going to be fixed. The bad guy was fun! Super bad. 

I love this world even though there is such bad blood between the races.

Maybe in the next book, we'll see more of Ashaya and Dorian and I'll understand and see them be all in love and happy. But yes, even though I struggled with this couple I can't wait for the next book. Things are getting good. 

In the end, this was okay. I struggled with seeing them fall in love and etc, but I enjoyed the story itself and the world. Can't wait for the next book. I'll give this 3 stars. 







 


Friday, 1 July 2022

In plain sight by Don Jacobsen

Narrated by: Amanda Berry


Length: 13 hrs and 1 min


Release date: 09-10-20


Publisher: Meryton Press


Pride and prejudice variation / to review





This one was a bit different. Darcy is sentenced to hard labour for 7 years. Whipped, and no one cares of he lives or die. But he still managed to meet Lizzy. No one knows who is is though as he has a false name.




Darcy is without his pride as he is a rather broken soul that starts to live again. And Lizzy falls for a man very beneath her, but all she needs is love.




But there is some darkness too as the man who uses these convicts as labour, is a hard man who does not care about their lives.




Love will always win though but they have a lot to overcome, not to mention that he is still has time to serve!




One thing though, someone else also get a sentence, and that one was rather lenient in my opinion. Oh, and Caroline Bingley is a right B as always!




Interesting take on the tale.




I have listened to many by this narrator now and she is very good. She seems to have a real feel for the era and manages to portray people in different social classes and more.





When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s father slides into an early grave, his son is forced to take on Pemberley’s mantle. Brandy numbs his pain, but Darcy’s worst inclinations run wild. After tragedy rips everything away, he spends years finding his way back to a new life as a man redeemed by a woman’s loving understanding.




Elizabeth Bennet is afflicted with a common regency ailment: observing the world about her but not seeing those beneath her notice. Then, a clarifying act shatters the propriety that has denied her heart the transcendent love she craves.




Thursday, 30 June 2022

Best of June

 






Happy almostmJuly everyone!




Here are our best for last month!





Best Book of the Month:


"I actually had a rather slow month again. Many good ones, but only one great one."






"Had a slowish month. But this one really stood out! Loving this series!"








Best Movie of the Month:


Carole The King (2019)
"Another month of slowness. I blame my wedding at end of May and our camping trip ;). But I did watch this one. It was good. Not amazing, but I enjoyed it!"






"Best movie, really good."





Best TV show of the Month:


Blodeuedd - What We Do in the Shadows
"I watched What we do in the shadows and it was hilarious! "





"I also watched Obi-Wan, all the feels."




"Been binging this since it is leaving Netflix!! I forgot how much I ADORE this show!"





"I also watched this! So good!!!! All the feels!! I need to re-watch."







Best Cover of the Month:


"Just such a beautiful cover!"

















"Best cover, cos it looks cute!"











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