Feb 25, 2021

Random Thursday

So after a nice long break from Shane Carley's True Facts That Sound Like BullS#*t let's get back to learning some totally bizarre and totally true facts!


(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Did you know that the flatworm can use its "sexual organ" as a weapon?


That's just bizarre.



(image borrowed from Disney Wiki)

Did you know that during mating season lions have sex dozens of times of the day?


Oh Simba...smh. Lol.



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Did you know that the "horror frog" earns its name because it will purposely break its leg bones to creat weaponized spurs?


Oh cringe!



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Did you know that the wood frog can hibernate up to seven months? No other animal is known to hibernate for even six months!


Dannnnng!



(image borrowed from Aduna)

Did you know the African Bottle Tree can hold hundreds or even thousands of liters of water at any time?


Wow! That's a big trunk!






Feb 24, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday

 

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

 

What if Meg had to become a god?

After Hercules proves he's a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can't be with Hercules because she's, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus--as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.

The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex's current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick-wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc?

Written by the author of Mirror, Mirror and Conceal, Don't Feel, Jen Calonita's latest twist is sure to delight and surprise.
  


I still have a lot of these Twisted Tales to read but it never stops me from adding more to the TBR pile! Lol!


TITLE: Go the Distance
AUTHOR: Jen Calonita

PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
GENRE: Disney Retelling
RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2021





Feb 23, 2021

Let's Discuss: Door Peepholes

 

Okay, so again, as I was watching Are You Afraid of the Dark this weekend, I was noticing something that I have noticed before in other TV shows and movies. The doors. Have you ever noticed something weird about people's front doors? They have NO peepholes!!! What is up with that?


Where Have All the Peepholes Gone?


Sidenote: yes, I have 90s fever on the brain! Lol.

Okay, I know even as I start this discussion, not all doors have peepholes. Our current front door does not, and honestly, that is one thing I don't like about it. Yes, there's side windows that are foggy so as not to let people peek in, but obviously, if you were to "peek out" people would see you. I liked that the peephole allows for the privacy of checking to see if it's a cute little Girl Scout at your door or some other dude selling junk you don't want! Lol.

But back to TV and movies and their doors. Why don't they ever have a peephole? Or even if they do...why don't people use it when they hear that ominous knock? When the lights suddenly go out and there's a loud echoing knock...WHY would you pull your curtains back and look out the window?! Yes, if there's no peephole I see that temptation. But honestly, when I hear it I try to peek out the window in the room next to the door to try to see what's going on...mainly waiting for said person to walk away from our door.

I always felt like peepholes in doors were kind of necessary for safety reasons. I mean seriously, if you live alone and someone's knocking on your door, you kind of want to see who it is without them seeing you. Wouldn't you? Why are manufacturers making doors without these anyway? It drives me nuts. Do they not see this as a safety precaution? I mean I guess I see there being a reason why one would not want this in their door.

I remember once as a kid, I saw a movie I shouldn't have because of an inconsiderate adult, where the person checked the peephole at the door after hearing a knock and the bad guy had a gun to the peephole on his side and shot her. Soooo....yeaaaaaahhh...I do have that bit of fear with peepholes.

Do we think maybe the lack of peepholes is on part of the movie making people. Like let's not let the character have that safety option? Let's let them be stupid and look out the window point blank!

 

Have you ever noticed this with movies or TV shows lately? It's the same thing with people leaving their doors unlocked all the time! From small town places to freaking New York and other large cities! Lol.

 

 

 


 

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Purple Princess of The Purple Booker


Here are the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

 

If you've read the description of Witchshadow, you will know that this is not spoilery! :)

 

"Iseult stared at Aeduan, shocked. Elated. Aeduan was here, somehow, standing before her." p 85*


 

*Quote comes from the ARC therefore it and its page number are not final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TITLE: Witchshadow
AUTHOR: Susan Dennard

PUBLISHER: Tor Teen
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2021



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

 

This week's topic is: Top Ten Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud (Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza)

 

*in no particular order
**I think I figured out the hack to get three pictures in a row! It's more time consuming than Blogger Legacy, but that's Inferior New Blogger for you.


 

10. SOULLESS by Gail Carriger--Alexia had me in stitches throughout this series! She was way ahead of her time!
9. HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins--Sophie had snark! Loved that girl!
8. SOME GIRLS BITE by Chloe Neill--Merit was the queen of snark! She was hilarious and not your typical vampire!


7. WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Tink had me laughing so much in this series!
6. DEAD WITCH WALKING by Kim Harrison--but before there was Tink, there was Jenks, and omg, this pixie was hilarious!
5. POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder--Janco still remains one of my most favorite characters! He's such a goofball, but still badass!




4. HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco--I felt like Thomas just got funnier as the series went on!
3. FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT by Darynda Jones--Charley was a riot! Even her t-shirts had me laughing! All the quotes before the chapters that came from something she likely owned had me loling!
2. OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout--Katy and Daemon had a great dynamic even before they became a couple! They both had me laughing at things they said or did!



1. LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber--and of course, my girl, Tella, takes #1 because she constantly had me laughing! The girl has sass I loved that about her!