Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Post 002

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and 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

 Corny Joke Monday 

via The Geek Strikes Back
But you know what? I forgot to share last week's Corny Joke. So I'm putting that here too. Because it's the best EVER. ^_^

 Last Week on the Blog 

 This Week on the Blog 

EDIT: I got ahead of myself and posted the wrong week's schedule. I'll be reviewing 84, Charing Cross Road soon, but not this week. The planned Discussion Post is linked with 84, so it too is postponed. Sorry for the confusion!
Sunday Post Recap/Meme
Ten Of My Favorite Movies You've (Probably) Never Heard Of List/Worth Watching
Book Blogger Hop Meme
Chocolat by Joann Harris Review

 Internet Shenanigans 

Anyone seen The Lego Batman Movie yet?
I saw it last week and loved it. I haven't laughed that hard in ages. I was going to write up a review for it, but I luckily discovered an absolutely FANTASTIC one by Dave at Comic Book Herald. I agree with everything he says about it and he says it 10x better than I would have. So go read that.

 In Real Life

This one is actually total awesome sauce! So I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day when I spy this news article:
I sat there for five minutes trying to figure out why this guy looks so darn familiar and finally went and read the article. It's a great article about some awesome programming going down at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, Oregon-

-which is when I slapped my forehead. Duh. Driftwood was my library. It's still my true library, in my heart, though I'm hundreds of miles away now. This is the library I grew up in; the library where I made friends with all the librarians; the library where I met most of my friends growing up, thanks to the MOST AWESOME children's librarian EVER; the library where I joined my first writers group and then formed my own; the library where I first started volunteering, that made me want to work in a library, and whose annual writing contests pushed me to write and publish.

So the guy whose face is expertly photoshopped onto King Henry VIII's body is the circulation supervisor, who always made sure I had a meeting room to meet with my crazy, awesome, teens-only writers group and never told us to quiet down when we got a little loud.

This library -and all of the people who work there- were pivotal to my development as a reader, a writer, and a person. I was a shy, quiet, little kid with no friends when I innocently signed up for a library card and my first Summer Reading Program. Thanks to Driftwood and the librarians, when I left I was a young woman not only with a voracious reading habit, but years of writing experience, a personality, job experience, and a few of my best friends.

So if people ever ask you why libraries are important -this is why.

 New Additions 

Avis Blackthorn: Is Not an Evil Wizard! by Jack Simmonds

Good Wizard. Evil Family. Magic School. What could go wrong?

Avis Blackthorn's family is the most evil family in all of the Seven Magical Kingdoms. The problem? Avis isn't evil. Not one bit. His magical wizarding family will do anything to make Avis's life a misery. Even the horses that pull the flying carriages don't like him.
But he has a way out at last... “Hailing Hall School for Wizards” -- a sanctuary, a place for good wizards, where he can make some nice, normal friends, learn magic and live a normal life, finally escaping the notoriety of the Blackthorn name... or so he thinks.

Is anyone else thinking this is basically the Draco story line we all wanted?! This showed up in an InstaFreebie last week and I could. not. resist. It could be a while before I get to it, but I'm really interested to see how it is.

Young Does Disney, Vol 1 by Jonathan YoungJonathan Young is fantastic. He's covering DISNEY SONGS as metal & rock, and he's always talking about pizza. There's literally nothing wrong with this, guys. Go subscribe.

My aunt was weeding out her VHS collection and, since I've still got a VCR, I snagged a couple:
  • Slipstream: I have no idea. It's from 1989, it's a sci-fi/adventure, it's got Ben Kingsley, F. Murray Abraham, Bill Paxton, and MARK HAMILL. I'll let you know when I watch it.
  • Stargate: Yes, I admit I'm a little Spader-crazy right now, but I grew up watching Stargate SG-1 and I didn't have a copy of the original film. And yes. I get the giggles watching Spader as Daniel Jackson.


I'm rediscovering the joy of using GIFs in reviews. They amuse me oh so much. I got to use this one in one of next week's post:
Now you have to come back to check it out!

  What's new with you? 


  1. A jumper cable walks into a bar.
    The bartender says, “I'll serve you, but don't start anything.”

    1. Hahaha, love it!
      A termite walks into a saloon and says, "Is your bar tender here?"
      Thanks for sharing and stopping by. XD

  2. A frog walks up and joins a salamander waiting at a bus stop.
    "What happened, why are you taking the bus" asked the salamander.
    The frog answered: "My car got toad."

    1. Fantastic! Just how I like my jokes. Corny and punny. XD
      Really, don't stop on my account!
      Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

  3. I remember Stargate the movie- a very young James Spder lol. And that's really cool about your library. :)

    1. Not quite Pretty-in-Pink young, but yes. Isn't it fantastic?

  4. I didn't see the Batman Lego movie but my oldest went and so did one of my authors. They both loved it. Hope the week ahead is awesome!