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text 2016-11-14 17:00
Balconies & Spilt Drinks: SF Movie Memories | TTT

**Today's List: (Movie freebie)**

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”


Sci-Fi Month

 

"Sci-Fi Month is a month-long blog event, that I [Rinn Reads] hosted for the first time in 2013, created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction. From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it was intended to help us share our love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms. It was such a success – and I honestly wasn’t expecting that many people to join in – that people were already asking in December whether it would be held again the next year!

 

Sci-Fi Month has a schedule that all participants can add to, meaning everyone can clearly see what is being posted each day. This also encourages participants to comment on and visit other blogs." You can also follow on Twitter @SciFiMonth and/or #RRSciFiMonth


Disclosure: GMB uses affiliate links, clicking and making a purchase may result in a small commission for me.

 

I had a different post planned for today, but it didn't work out. So I decided to throw together a quick TTT list for the movie freebie week. This being Sci-Fi Month, it just had to be SF focused of course. (Since this is being done last minute, there are only 5 entries.)

 

I come from a large family that has always enjoyed movies, especially SF & Fantasy ones. Movie quotes were frequently sprinkled throughout our conversations, and quote quizzes helped keep us entertained in the car. Watching favorite movies together is still a big part of social occasions (although hard on new in-laws, since we talk to the screen a lot).

 

Here are 5 SF movies that have fun/special memories attached.

(covers link to Amazon)

 

Frequency - The first time I watched this, I thought that one of my brother's would really enjoy it also. So I got it for him as a gift. The next time I needed to get him a gift, I forgot I had already given him this and got it a second time. It wasn't until I gave it to him a third time that he said something, and that it became a family joke. Now whenever gifts come up I tell him, "actually, there's this really great movie I think you'd like..."

 

Galaxy Quest - I might not have ever seen this one if it hadn't been for a wonky double date. One of my younger brothers (not the same one as above) was trying to get a girl to go out with him and so we arranged for me & my boyfriend at the time to double with them. She ended up changing her mind though, so we brought one of my sisters along instead to keep things even. The "boys" picked the movie, and we weren't too impressed with the selection at first but ended up loving it and having a wonderful time. (That was also my first time eating at Olive Garden, though not the last since it is another sister's favorite.)

 

Independence Day

Well before the Galaxy Quest date, I took that same brother to see this movie for his birthday. He still occasionally reminds me that I spilled my drink all over him when the doctor is slammed against the glass by the alien. (That was also the first time that all the adults kept talking to my newly tall "little brother," rather than me, despite the fact that he is 10 years younger.)

 

The Return of the Jedi

This was the first movie I ever stood in line for on opening day. It was me and the rest of my family at the tiny (one smallish screen) theater closest to the "middle of nowhere" wide spot in the road where I grew up.

 

(The last movie I stood in line for on opening day was The Return of the King, also with my entire family. See below for "the rest of the story.")

 

The Wrath of Khan

This was the first movie I ever saw at the huge (& awesome) Cinerama theater in Seattle. It was a late night showing and we were able to grab middle seats in the front row of the balcony.

 

(The last movie I saw here was TRotK. And despite the fact that it was opening day, and I had my whole family there, we were able to grab awesome seats near the front center of the balcony.)

 

Talk to Me (pretty please)

  • What are your favorite SF movies?
  • Do you have any fun movie memories?
  • What's the most awesome theater you've been to?

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text 2016-10-24 07:01
10 Book Related Halloween Costume Ideas | Top Ten Tuesday

**Today's List: (Halloween related freebie)**

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”


Disclosure: GMB uses affiliate links, clicking and making a purchase may result in a small commission for me.

 

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is: "Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc." I am doing bookish Halloween costumes, specifically potential costumes from books I've reviewed so far this year. Some of these characters have several different costumes I could have chosen, I mostly chose the first one they are described as wearing.

 

(Alphabetical by Character Name / For Series, I've only linked to the first book)

 

 1) Alain (Mage) from "The Pillars of Reality" series

A robe, "which bore symbols and ornaments to mark their ranks and special skills in a form only other Mages could read" and includes a face hiding cowl.

 

2) Alias (Sell-sword) from the "Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone" series

Leather leggings, tunic, light chain shirt, knee high boots, and an eagle shaped barrette. (NOT the outfit on the cover)

 

 

3) Blue ("trashy chic") from "The Raven Cycle"

Multiple thin layering shirts, at least one that is "shredded" OR a dress that looks like a lampshade.

 

4) Johnny (Classic 1950's) from the "Purgatory" duology

Jeans, boots, white tee and black leather jacket; hair swooped high off his forehead.

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text 2016-09-19 07:01
Dear Audiobook Producers: I Really Want These | Top Ten Tuesday

**Today's List: All About Audio freebie**

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”


Disclosure: GMB uses affiliate links, clicking and making a purchase may result in a small commission for me.

 

Since pretty much all of my list posts are about audiobooks anyway, I decided to do something slightly different this time. I am doing a variation on the prompt, "10 books I want to listen to on audio." These are books I want to listen to on audio, but can't since they aren't available. I am cheating by including series & authors as well as individual books. Please note: some of the cover images aren't very good, since these are mostly older books. And many of them aren't even available as ebooks.

 

Alphabetical by Author

(Hover over covers to read the publisher's summary)

 

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1) Phule’s Company & Phule's Paradise by Robert Asprin

 

Robert Asprin is probably best known for his Myth Adventures novels (which are available on Audible, you're welcome*), but they aren't my favorites of his.

 

These two books are so much fun. I think they would be great fun for a narrator also, since there are so many different types of characters. And despite the full on humor, there are still bits of heart as well.  Note: The remaining books in this series were a sad disappointment.

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text 2016-08-25 16:52
Care to Matriculate?: Ten Top Schools of Science & Magic | My Musings

**Today's List: Back to School Freebie **

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”


Disclosure: GMB uses affiliate links, clicking and making a purchase may result in a small commission for me.

 

The next Top Ten Tuesday can be anything school related, so I have chosen 10 of my favorite school based SFF books/series. No I didn't include Harry Potter since... duh.

 

For series, I have only included the cover for the first book. Hover to read the publisher's summary.

 

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 1) "The Circle of Magic" by Tamora Pierce (MG, F)

Craft Magic taught by individual mentors

 

2) "The Elemental Trilogy" by Sherry Thomas (YA, F)

 How many of Eton's boys are magical? Which side are they on?

 

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3) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (MG, SF)

Futuristic military school for even the youngest children

 

4) "Hyperspace High" series by Zac Harrison (YA, SF)

High School on a Spaceship

 

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5) "The Keeper of Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger (MG, F)

This is the only non-boarding school on the list

 

6) "The Magisterium" series by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (MG, F)

Learning elemental magic underground

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text 2016-08-08 17:00
How Many Topics Can I Do at the Same Time? | TTT

**Today's List: REWIND -- go back and do a topic you missed over the years**

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, “was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”


Disclosure: GMB uses affiliate links, clicking and making a purchase may result in a small commission for me.

 

This is an unscheduled post. I remembered on Sunday night that the TTT this week was "choose your own" from the list of past topics, and I decided to just scroll through them out of curiosity. Shouldn't have done it, since I couldn't resist throwing something together.

 

This is a combination post: Top Ten 1) Underrated books that 2) I want to reread because 3) I loved them and never wrote a review for them. Specifically it is books I love, with fewer than 500 ratings on Audible, that didn't make my review calendar for 2016. (You can expect them early in 2017.)

 

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1) Alex Finch: Monster Hunter by Cate Dean (YA, F)

If You Like: Snark & cheerleader sidekicks who think

 

2) Die For Me by Amy Plum (YA, F)

If You Like: Lots of feels & sexy French boys

 
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