Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Reads and a Movie

Lookee here, I actually finished TWO books this week.

Jun 20: “Blood Judgment” by Nickie Asher. This is the first book in the Judgment series, paranormal romantic thrillers. Blurb from Goodreads: How does a vampire fight a government determined to exterminate his race? Any bloody way he can. Fledgling Julian Wilkes is thrust into a nightmare world where Seattle's vampire population are brutally victimized by humans. After the devastating loss of his career as a symphony musician, Julian has little left to believe in until he meets Saranna, a female vampire who steals his breath and his heart. But after witnessing the horrifying murder of three young vampires, Julian understands that only the underground Resistance can save his persecuted race from total government annihilation and he wants to join the fray—if only he can prove himself a warrior. Wow. If you like dark and gritty (lots of foul language) with romance thrown in, this book is for you. Very entertaining read. Even though this is a series and a lot of threads are left open (ala JR Ward), the storyline between Julian and Saranna is complete, so that’s good for me! Now I need to go kick Nickie’s butt so she’ll get the next one out there. I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.

Jun 25: “The Destroyed” by Brett Battles. This is the fifth book in the Jonathan Quinn thrillers. Blurb from back: Mila Voss is dead. That’s what the team hired to terminate her had reported, and that’s how her file had been marked. Dead. Six years now. So why did she suddenly show up on a hotel’s security camera in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania? Those who’d paid for her elimination are more than a little curious. One person should know what happened -- Jonathan Quinn, one of the best cleaners in the business, the man who’d been tasked with the disposal of her body. Only Quinn isn’t exactly easy to get ahold of these days, and he may not be willing to share the answer. When I got the first book in this series, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. It wasn’t exactly the type of books I read, but I enjoyed his blogs on so I decided to give him a try. Since reading “The Cleaner,” I’ve been hooked. The books are definitely hard to put down, this one no different. If you like action, suspense, and thrills, then this series is for you! And if you like compelling characters, this series is for you, too! I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

Yesterday I met my kids at the theatre to see “Man of Steel.” I enjoyed the story line, but the destruction scenes kind of ran long (as well as being excessive). My son missed the witty banter of the previous Supermans and my daughter said it wasn’t her favorite. Wasn’t my favorite, either, but Henry Cavill did look good!
I think I MAY have gotten some better moon shots this month (with the super moon, even!). I'll find out as soon as I get the pictures off my husband's camera, which I'll do as soon as I figure out how! It's that or beg him to do it, but I'm not that desperate yet. Ha ha!
So...were you happy the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup? I was!!

Happy Reading!




JeffO said...

Bruins fan here. No, I was not happy, but they certainly deserved it, and they are much less hatable (hateable? hate-able?) than a lot of other teams out there.

The Happy Whisk said...

Is that hockey? I never saw a game. I don't know why I haven't. No real reason.

No reading today or this past weekend for me, but I am grooving on a new video cookery series.

Hope you get those pictures soon. It's super easy to yank off the camera.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - There aren't too many teams I don't dislike, but came to like the Blackhawks a couple of years ago. We were in Chicago and I forgot to bring a hat for the Cubs game. I hate the Cubs and the Bears and I'm a National League girl, so no White Sox fan, either, so I bought a Blackhawks cap. I figured I like the city, might as well like ONE of their teams!

Ivy - Getting pictures off of MY camera is easy. I'm sure it is on my husband's, too, but I'd have to know where the cord is and the plug and well... yep, lazy! It took me forever to figure out how to use his camera (it's an SLR). SLRs used to be soooo easy when they only took film, but then you didn't get to see your photos instantaneously.

Jen B said...

So happy you may have gotten a super moon photo! Hope it works out! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jen - So do I!!

LD Masterson said...

From Boston, remember? Nothing more to say today. *sulk*

Stacy McKitrick said...

LD - You beat my Penguins, so I don't want to hear it! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww, no go on the Man of Steel? I keep hearing mixed things about it. :(

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennifer - I wouldn't say "no go," but I wouldn't pay full price for it.

Donna Hole said...

I don't watch sports much, and I don't think I've ever seen a hocky game.

I think I'll wait for Man of Steel to appear on DVD.

Have a good weekend. Good luck with the moon photos.


The Happy Whisk said...

I have a dSLR as well, no film. But I just pop the little SD card out and bam, pictures on the computer.

No cord needed.