Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday Reads and Upcoming Movies

I’m still way behind in my reading. But at least I’m making progress on my revisions of Ghostly Interlude. Sort of. Slowly. But hey, it’s progress!

Here’s what I read the past week:

July 9: “The Curse of Tenth Grave” by Darynda Jones, the 10th book in the Charley Davidson series, an urban fantasy at 342 pages. Blurb from book: As a part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davison has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But How do I trap not one but three malevolent gods? was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension. There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer—a god of absolute death and destruction—change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers? Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murdering the daughter of a degenerate gambler, and a pendant made form god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well… Holy guacamole! When’s the next book coming out? I want it NOW. I think when this series finally ends (and I guess it will have to eventually), I will cry. This is one of my most favorite series. Charley is a hoot. Reyes is hot. And I just love them all!

I noticed that the new Ghostbusters movie starts on Friday. I still haven’t decided whether or not I want to watch it. The first one was so good, why mess with it? Plus, the new one has Melissa McCarthy, who I’m not all that fond of (not a fan of her humor). But if it gets good reviews, I might go out and see it. Maybe.

What I will DEFINITELY go out and see is the new Star Trek movie (which comes out next week). I might even watch the previous movies (of the reboot) beforehand, just to get into it. Plus, I wouldn’t mind watching them again. I do love Star Trek!

So… Any movies you’re looking forward to this summer?

Happy Reading!


JeffO said...

I hope that Ghostbusters is fairly reviewed, and not just ripped because it's not the original. Personally, I'd rather see folks come up with something original rather than feel the need to remake everything, but I suppose (hope) they're not just taking the script and rewriting it for gender and adding a couple of modern cultural references.

Maria Zannini said...

We're definitely seeing Star Trek.

re: Melissa McCarthy
She's hit or miss with us. One movie she was good in was Spy. Really funny.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Lately, I haven't been too impressed with movies. At least, not enough to get me to the theatre. Can't tell if it's me (getting cranky) or the movies! :)

Maria - I have seen a couple of movies with her in it, and I just don't like her type of comedy. I should say we. Hubby doesn't like her either. I have a feeling I won't be watching the new Ghostbusters unless one of the kids buys the DVD later on and loans it to us. :)

Stephanie Faris said...

It's funny how subjective comedy is--one person thinks someone's funny while another doesn't. I think Melissa McCarthy is hilarious, although I can see how she might get on some people's nerves. She's kinda like Robin Williams in that you just turn on the camera and let her go...and I think her movies tend to suffer because they have to cut out some of the plot to fit in all of her improvising! She's AWESOME on SNL. She would have been a great cast member if she had gone that route instead of choosing to break in through acting. (I think because her cousin Jenny McCarthy got her started that way.)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Stephanie - I never thought Robin William's comedy was nasty, though, and that's the vibe I get with Melissa McCarthy. But yeah, we all have different tastes. In movies AND books! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

I might see Ghostbusters when/if it hits NetFlix but I wouldn't spend money at the movies or on Redbox for it.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Sometimes I like to experience the movie in the theatre (like for Star Trek!). For Ghostbusters, I'm not so sure I need to.