Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunday Post

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, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged, and Stacking the Shelves.

On the Blog:
-A New Project Disney this week.. Atlantis!  Such an unloved more but should get more love!
-Top Ten Book Covers I'd hang in my house.   I actually did two Top Ten's this month!  WHOA!
-I review Chapion by Marie Lu
-I review the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne... Love it!
-I pick new faces for Mount Rushmore by picked my favorite book to movie adaptations. Also here is the link up to all the great blogs that participated.  If you have time you should really check it out... lots of neat Mount Rushmore's to see!
-I talk about Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King's new book.  Can't wait.
-Check in time for #bookblogwalkers ! Do you want to get motivated to work out with the bookish community??

In the Blogospere
-Eastern Sunset Reads has an amazing book giveaway from The Big Book Club Getaway event.
-Have you seen the new app that gets you to read super fast?  You can read Harry Potter in 77 minutes.  There is even an example of what it will look like while you read via Huffington Post. 
-Are you a One Sitting Reader?  Book Blog Bake talks all about it.
-Have you thought about colors for your blog?  I have been wanting to give my blog an entire overhaul and will use this when I do: Parajunkie talks about colors. 
-THIS post about why the Eagles didn't fly Frodo into Mount Doom!! By Snobbery  
-Bloggiesta is coming everyone!!  This month!!!  YEAH!

Internet:
As some of you may know I love NASCAR and I Love Jeff Gordon.  This video is hilarious and you don't even have to like racing to get a laugh out of it. 



Books Books Books 

This week I didn't get anything from the library.  YEAH PARTY! If you wonder why I say this well read about when all the books come into the library at once.  I did get though  Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer from the lovely ladies at My Shelf Confessions.  I also won another book from their Wicked Readathon that I'll post about soon.  Thanks guys!  I am currently reading the Princess Bride for my bookclub so be on the lookout for that review to come.


What's happening in your world??? 

44 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readMarch 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Oh nice! Couldn't get into Cinder myself, but glad you won yourself a set of the books! And Oooh The Princess Bride! Loved that one! Granted I grew up on the movie and didn't read the book until middle school age likely. Then when we watched the movie in high school, I totally answered the question sheet before the movie even got started!

    Pretty much the same thing again in college when it popped up in a course I took! Hope you're enjoying it and that you enjoy your new reads! Congrats on the wins too!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. I love The Princess Bride! The book and the movie are both so great.

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  3. This is the first time I am reading The Princess Bride. I have seen the movie many times... such a great cult classic.

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  4. I am really enjoying the book so far. I am surprised though at how it's written. I didn't expect it at all and the introductions really confused me but once I started reading then I understood.

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  5. Yay I absolutely LOVE Cinder and Scarlet, one of my favourites ever! I hope you get to read Cress soon, it really is amazing.

    Here's my STS this week.

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  6. Oh the brilliance of Cinder and Scarlet. (Psst! You're probably going to want Cress on hand XD). I love Atlantis...such fond memories. And I think I saw that app mentioned on the news. I think my brain would explode.

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  7. Lol - oh, that crazy Jeff. That was funny. Yay for winning books. I loved Cinder and Scarlet, but still need to read Cress.

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  8. That Jeff Gordon video is hilarious. I laughed when the guy said "I didn't do anything. Let me out!" Too funny.


    Enjoy the Princess Bride. Love the movie, never read the book...

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  9. I can't wait to get started on those books. Plus my book club is reading Cinder for April so it was perfect timing that I won it!

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  10. That app is crazy. I went to the website and read ...and yes I did read super dooper fast. But I don't really know.. was I actually taking in what I was reading???? I suppose though if you need to read something for like class or something for a deadline this would be perfect!

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  11. Jeff Gordon is hilarious! The video he did like this last NASCAR season was funny too. Though if I remember correctly it was set up so this one probably was too. Still fun!

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  12. LOL... It is so funny how the guys is kicking everything. Just hilarious. I think I might watch it again right now before I go to bed!

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  13. I didn't realize Bloggiesta was happening again so soon! I can't wait. :)

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  14. I know... and this time it's the BIG one!

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  15. I hope you enjoy Cinder, I loved it! I haven't read Scarlet and Cress yet but I'm going to binge read them together soon.
    I loved that Parajunee article about colour, very handy to refer to in the future.

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  16. I love Cinder & Scarlet, such a fun series!


    And I would love to see your nail art, and how awesome that your husband helped you out!

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  17. Ohhhhh I hope you love The Lunar Chronicles! It sounds like you've had a busy week this week too. I personally loveeed the movie Atlantis. I remember getting a McDonalds toy of the characters when I was younger and absolutely cherishing them lol! :)

    My Showcase Sunday :)

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  18. Oh, Bloggiesta - must sign up! That 'Speed-reading app' was infringing, but TBH, I don't think it would work for me. One of my Uni lecturers, his wife was a literature professor and she had mastered speed reading. Can't exactly remember, but I think you scan only one half of the page (image were to draw a vertical line in the middle of the book page and scan only the right hand side of that page). No, I think I would like to enjoy the walk and not just the final destination (meaning the finish).
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here

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  19. oh Cinder and Scarlet! Do hope you enjoy! heh
    The new app seems very.. interesting o.0 77 min? wish I could read that fast lol going to have to check out what it is.

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  20. Jenea WhittingtonMarch 2, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    I gave in and started the audio of Cress this morning. :) I just had too. Enjoy your week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  21. Laurel-Rain SnowMarch 2, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    I'm very curious about Cinder and Scarlet...hope you enjoyed them. I'm also looking forward to the next Bloggiesta.

    Here's

    MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  22. I'll have to check out Parajunkies colors post. I'm not ready to change my blog yet, but it may be soon. lol And I really need to read 20,000 Leagues! I can't believe I haven't yet! O.O

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  23. Oh, I loved The Princess Bride, both the book AND the movie. I found a new edition of the book at Barnes & Noble with high quality paper and illustrations.

    http://secondrunreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-sunday-post-week-of-february-23-2014.html

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  24. It takes some getting used to, but I just love Goldman's humor throughout.

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  25. The Princess Bride is fantastic! I love the book and the movie equally. I hope you love it!

    I've read so much good buzz about Meyer's novels. I need to read them soon.



    Stopping by from The Sunday Post. New Bloglovin' and Twitter follower.


    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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  26. I love winning books! Which reminds me, I still have to revisit scarlet so I can read Cress. Congrats on your wins!

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  27. Yea... I have been on the hunt for a new blog look and that was very helpful. I am also painting my guest bedroom and I have NO idea what to paint it. Picking colors can be the worst! It's like so mych pressure.

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  28. I kind of forced him.. I mean.. how was I supposed to sprinkle the glitter on my right hand?? :)

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  29. I love the old school McDonald Disney toys. They were always sooo fun. I remember my sister and I would fight over the Oliver and Company ones.

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  30. I have to agree. I too prefer to just read a book at my pace. I think this is why I don't really like audio books either. I want to hear the book in my voice and read it at my pace.

    It did blow my mind though that people might actually use this app!

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  31. I have seen a few people starting Cress this week.. hopefully that will be me soon!

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  32. Bloggiesta! I have already been thinking about what I need to do around the blog.

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  33. I would love to read Princess Bride with illustrations. I'll probably be able to finish the book tonight and I love it so far.

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  34. I can't wait to re-watch the movie after I read the book (Princess Bride). It's been a while since I've seen the movie which I am glad so the book has a few surprises in it.

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  35. The color post is really interesting. I didn't really have to worry much about the colors in this template since it was already made. But I have visited a few blogs where I was like what is going on????

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  36. What did you think??? The text goes by super fast. I don't even know if I could read like that! I just want to start Cinder right now but I have a couple books to read first.

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  37. Ooo book pretties. I haven't read those but I love the cover for Cinder.

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  38. I love fairytale retellings so I can't wait to get started on Cinder!

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  39. Oh I love The Princess Bride, it's one of my favorites. I also adore the Lunar Chronicles series. Enjoy! My STS

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  40. Infringing? Arrrgghh Auto-correct. Intruiging! but I guess you figured that. :)

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  41. Thanks so much for the mention! Hope you have a great week.

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  42. Ohh I can't wait to read Cinder! Excited to see what you think about it! Hope you enjoy all of these and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  43. I hope to finish the Princess Bride today. I also plan on re-watching the movie too so I'll have a post up about both. Can't wait to get it started.

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