For What It's Worth

Monday, June 26, 2017

monday musings



I lost my internet all weekend GRRRR! I had planned a full day of blogging and commenting on Saturday so now I’m way behind on everything. And to make matters worse – I had NO desire to read.It was super hot – 102 degrees heat index – and I was cranky lol

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We ended up watching zombie movies and to my surprise there are a couple that I highly recommend.

The first one is Train to Busan – it’s a Korean (subtitled) Zombie movie on Netflix

A workaholic, single father is bringing his young daughter to visit her mother in Busan for her birthday and a zombie apocalypse ensues.

This movie is SO, SO good! It’s got it all – awesome zombie action/gore combined with excellent acting, character development and gut wrenching emotions. I'm still thinking about it today.



The second zombie movie is The Girl with All the Gifts – free on Amazon Prime video

This a British post-apocalyptic zombie movie about a mutated fungal disease that turns people into zombies, or “hungries” as the movie calls them. A small group pf children are immune and are subjected to cruel experiments by a biologist played by glen Close. One of the students is a young girl that is smart, kind and a teacher favorite – setting up the movie to explore what it is to be human and question what race deserves to live or die.






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On the book front – I’ll be reading Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally ~ Goodreads

I still need to write reviews for Abroad by Liz Jacobs – A NA, LGBQT that I’m on tour stop for Wednesday, Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and Bad Romance and catch up on 3 days of commenting!

As I'm writing this Monday morning the internet is going in and out again so maybe I won’t be doing any of that. If I disappear for the week – you know what happened. lol

27 comments:

  1. I feel cranky whenever it's super hot outside too - meanwhile everyone else around me seems to love the heat. Maybe I'm just overly sweaty, haha. Train to Busan looks awesome, I'm going to have to track down a copy. Fingers crossed that your internet holds out!

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    1. It's awful when both my husband I are home and cranky because of the heat. GET AWAY FROM ME! lol

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  2. Gonna have to tell hubby about Train to Busan, thanks!!

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  3. Ugh about the internet. That stinks. That is serious warm weather!!! I have Coming Up for Air coming up soon too - hope you enjoy it!

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    1. I finished it last night and loved it!

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  4. Oh I hate when the internet is down, especially when you're ready to work on something! The Girl With all the Gifts is based on the book, right? I haven't read or seen it but glad it was a good film!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Yes! I din't know it was a book until after I saw it though.

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  5. Oh that zombie movie sounds good.

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    1. They're both REALLY good if you like zombie flicks.

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  6. I've heard good things about The Girl With All the Gifts. Bummer you had an annoying heatwave and internet outtage as the reason to watch it.

    I read Coming Up for Air. It was cute. Hope you like it. and hope you have internet this week. :)

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    1. Internet is back! *fingers crossed it stays*

      I finished Coming Up for Air last night and enjoyed it!

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  7. The Girl with All the Gifts really sounds good. I do think I need to check that one out. I love the idea of who is the true villain.

    It is SO hot here. We usually have dry heat but it rained yesterday and it is HOT today so UGH. Just UGH. :p So not used to that. :p

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    1. Yeah the rain makes it ten times worse with the humidity after. We were in a drought but now we've had downpours every day for weeks.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your internet, I know how frustrating that can be. My that is really hot, I would go crazy in that heat.

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  9. Yay, the zombie movies sound great. It's been a while since the last time I watch a movie. I'll check them out. Anyway, sorry about the internet. It must suck. So frustrusting. Last week we had two days of no internet connection. I managed to get a prepaid one to survive but it still sucked.
    Anyway, happy reading. :)

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    1. I ended up cleaning and reorganizing the house lol

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  10. OMG - just those photos were enough for me. I think you'll find Coming Up for Air a nice change..
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. Yes, it was very sweet - as opposed to eating brains lol

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  11. Upside of no internet? At least you have boys to snuggle with! LOL.

    I still can't cope with your alternating cozy/steamy romances with visual GORE! ;D

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    1. I have layers lol

      Then I watched sweet Hallmark movies all day yesterday lol

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  12. I don't normally watch zombie movies, but I'm considering watching the girl with all the gifts because I currently have a free trial of Amazon Prime lol. But I'm kind of hesitant because I haven't read the book and I'm not sure if I want to, and I feel like I should read the book first if I'm going to??? #bookwormproblems

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    1. The movie stays pretty true to the book so I'll think you'll be okay whichever way you choose to go with it.

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  13. Great movie choices and I totally agree with both of your reviews. Train To Busan will haunt me forever, I think. SUCH a great movie.

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