Author to Author

So a writing friend of mine decided to do a segment on her blog called Author to Author. She talks about the author’s current works and works in progress and this week she chose me! Go check it out…although I am terrible behind the camera and my husband said it didn’t even sound like me, but whats life without feeling a little vulnerable? You can check out the segment  here: https://shaystone-seriously-wth.blogspot.com/2018/06/author-to-author-tia-lee-discusses.html

No Time

Or more accurately just plain tired. I’m so tired this week in particular, but as I am a full-time teacher I only really have enough time to blog on the weekends and I didn’t want to miss Saturday. 

Today I’m going to start reading Outlaw by Renae Schwemmer, so I’ll be writing a review on that book in the next week. I’m really looking forward to it as I loved her book, Old Bones. 

Some reasons I’m tired are: getting new kids in my class (I teach special ed K-5 so when I get a new kid it’s a big deal finding the correct curriculum to teach to the newcomers.), also I met up with an old high school friend after work last night (it was good times), this morning I had to get up bright and early for a girl scout cookie booth I signed me and my daughter up for, and now my son is having a playdate. 

I’m tired, but life is good…and hectic.

How is everyone else doing today?

Next week is spring break for me so be prepared for lots of posts!

 

PS I’m also trying to get the rough draft of a historical romance done.

#Notall Tag

Found this from Never Not Reading and she got this tag from the Orangutan Librarian who originated this tag. 

 

#notall Cover Changes – A cover change you liked

This is hard because I usually don’t like cover changes. Also, I usually don’t realize there has been cover changes half the time. So, I went to goodreads to help me out here and this is what I found: I don’t know maybe I cheated, or maybe some covers are just too dated. The first one is confusing because in the books the robots always seem to look humanoid.

I,Robot from Asimov

 

#notall Adaptations – An adaptation you love more than the book

For some reason, I’m really old schooling it today..hope you guys appreciate the old stuff!

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I have a thing for old AMC movies! And this one blew me out of the water so naturally when I found out it was a book I read it right away! While both the movie and the book are great there are large differences like the boy’s age about 12 in the movie and 15 in the book. I just loved how the movie made the relationship between Harvey and Manuel. I was like, wow I want a dad like that lol. Manuel and Harvey hardly have any interactions at all in the book. Both were great just the movie was better.

 

#notall Tropes – A trope you’ll never tire of seeing

The tough girl who is oblivious to the boy who loves her 😉

 

#notall Instalove – You instaloved this instacouple

Redeeming Love. He falls in love with her at first sight and I was okay with it 😊

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#notall Love Triangles – An example of a love triangle done well

For as much as I hated Bella Swan, I loved all the supernatural males in the book, so I actually liked the Twilight triangle

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#notall Parents – Bookish parents that, you know, parent!

wonder

 

#notall Villains – A villain you love

This might seem like an odd choice, but you just have to read the book.

ender

 

#notall Chosen Ones – A Chosen One you can get behind

harry potter

 

#notall Hyped Books – A book that lived up to the acclaim

Misp

 

#not all *Insert Favorite Genre* – A book you’re not keen on from your favorite genre

My favorite is dystopian, I just really didn’t like this one.

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#notall *Insert Least Favorite Genre* – A book you liked from a genre you don’t often read

Well, hum, I read romance, but I’m really hard to please when it comes to the books I’ve read, I suppose the same could be said of fantasy for me lately. I’ll go with romance this time.

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I hope to see others try out this tag!

I Cheated

And I feel so guilty too. I told myself not to, but I did it anyway and my husband is partly to blame. He said it would be no big deal to see the movie before reading the book so I already know the killer in Murder on the Orient Express. 

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Although the movie did make me want to read the book even more so maybe it is actually a good thing? 

The movie seemed a little too simple while being complicated at the same time. I felt like the main character detective Hercule did a lot of telling in the movie, but I was often confused as to how he came to his conclusions. Seemed like he was almost some divine being telling us how a murder unfolded. Maybe I watch too much Sherlock and they give us a glimpse into how his mind works so I was expecting the same. 

Anyway on that note not only I’m I reading Murder on the Orient soon (I bought the book) it inspired me to read Sherlock Holmes as well because my husband and I figured that’s where Christie’s inspiration for Hercules came from.  

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The movie wasn’t bad (I think) but I’ll be able to tell after I read the book. One last thing that bothered me was how the detective gathered all the suspects at the end and (out of nowhere) had a long table for all of them to sit at. 

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Overall I think the message was good, but you have to read the book or watch the movie for that.