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Sunday Post

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saturday, July 26, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader and Stacking the Shelves.

Hello!  You may have noticed this week I am behind on commenting and visiting your blogs... but I have a great reason.  I am at San Diego Comic Con!  It has been a lot of fun. My legs are on fire of course from walking walking walking.   Expect to see some posts about it next week with hopefully some great pictures.  I should catch up on blogging then too.  This is pretty much my life this week:

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Project Disney- Lilo and Stitch

Friday, July 25, 2014 Friday, July 25, 2014
 
Project Disney: The plan is to tackle all of the Disney films, re-reading the classic stories and tales that inspired many of them and to look at how the changes the filmmakers made, the new elements they introduced and the essential elements they kept. We will, of course, be talking about the films as movies as well, saying why we enjoy them and what some of our favorite moments are, but our focus will be on looking at them as adaptations. For the films that are not drawn from any one work we’ll be looking at some of the possible literary influences that we see in the stories. I am participating in Project Disney inspired by Picture Me Reading!




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Are you part of the blogging community?

Thursday, July 24, 2014 Thursday, July 24, 2014
We all see it all the time.  Bloggers discussing the book blogging community.  I began to think about it.  Who is the book blogging community and what make you or me actually apart of it??   I often wonder.. am I in this community?  It seems to me that sometimes this community are the cliques of bloggers who all know each other and have these big blogs. They get into the drama.. comment on the drama on their blog but don't actually say what said drama is.  Since they don't say what it is.. and I missed it.. because maybe I am not in this "community" I feel like I can't even join in because I don't know what even happened!!
 
I saw someone recently said "they felt like they are distant from the blogging community and don't know how it happened??" (Which is what inspired this post) I thought.. wait.. am I in this community?  Where is it?  What do I need to do to get in???  I have never really seen what is the definition of being considered "in" the blogging community. People say the book blogging community is going down hill.  So I decided to come up with my own definition for all of us so we don't feel left out of this community. I personally don't think it's gone downhill.  The book bloggers I deal with are friendly and fun.  If you do any of the following you are in this book blogging community, so have fun while you're here! 


Did you answer yes to any of these questions??  Then you are in! Do you have any more things to add to this list?? 
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Will and Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge- Graphic Novel Review

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Title: Will and Whit
Author: LauraLee Gulledge
Pages: 194
Publication Date: May 7th 2013 by Abrams
Source: Library, Graphic Novel
Link: Official Site, Goodreads


Wilhelmina “Will” Huxstep is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. As she wraps up another summer in her mountain town, she longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends, Autumn, Noel, and Reese. Little does she know that she will get her wish in the form of an arts carnival and a blackout, courtesy of a hurricane named Whitney, which forces Will to face her fear of darkness. Laura Lee Gulledge’s signature visual metaphors will be on full display in this all-new graphic novel, a moving look at shedding light on the dark corners of life.
I loved Gulledge's previous graphic novel called Page by Paige.  The art in is was just amazing and the story was too. so when I discovered she had another graphic novel I had to go and pick it up from my library. 

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Gone Girl by Gillain Flynn- Review

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Pages: 422
Publication date: May 24th, 2012 by Broadway Books
Source: Library, ebook,
Link: Gone Girl-Goodreads

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

With the movie coming out shortly I knew I had to get my hands on this book and read it.  Thanks to my sister-in-law who started asking me if I had read it I pushed it up my TBR pile.  I am still thinking about this book days later.
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Wolfenstein New World Order- Video Game Review

Monday, July 21, 2014 Monday, July 21, 2014
 




Wolfenstein is a really really great game.  I hadn't actually planned on playing it but started to hear so much about it that I went ahead and went over to Redbox and rented it. It was so worth it.
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Sunday Post

Saturday, July 19, 2014 Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere!    I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader and Stacking the Shelves.


This week I am a little behind on visiting blogs because I have actually been reading.  Yes that's true.. reading. My garden got pummeled by hail this week.   Hopefully it bounces back.  Not that a lot has been growing, but my pumpkins were doing really well.



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