Sunday Post #9

Posted 26th November 2017 by Wattle in Blog Hops & Memes / 35 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I just saw Murder on the Orient Express with my parents, at a cinema that has just been renovated so all their cinemas have reclining seats. Being short isn’t the best with these, one’s feet don’t touch the floor and the reclining aspect was too far back to be comfortable. I might have to take a pillow next time πŸ˜†

This week has been unexpectedly busy, so my Thor review didn’t get done as planned. I am aiming for this week (I did say Monday somewhere, but it might be Tuesday. It will happen though!)

CURRENTLY READING
(All book covers in this post will take you to their respective Goodreads pages).

Still listening to this (well, I’ve not touched it for over a week, but whatever), and I’ve not had time to pick anything else up πŸ™ I’m not really sure what I want to read next.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

Sunday Post #8
Book Review: By The Currawong’s Call by Welton B. Marsland. I’m a bit bummed this book seems so niche (m/m and Australian) that not many are enthused by it, but while it has a handful of reviews they’re all good ones πŸ™‚

NEXT WEEK ON THE BLOG

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok (for real this time!)

With any luck there’ll also be a book review, but it’ll be whatever takes my fancy when I get to writing it out.

NEW ON MY SHELVES

Bought:

All the Yasmine Galenorn ones were on sale when I bought them ($1.29 AUD, $0.99 USD).

I also ordered a bunch of historicals last night, as I’ve decided that’s my next genre to try. It’s baffling that the first of many series aren’t available on kindle, so I went for paperbacks instead (which were cheaper than the rest of the series e-books anyway. Weird).

For Review:

None! I consider this a success, now if only I could stop buying books until the end of the year (pre-orders don’t count πŸ˜› )

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35 responses to “Sunday Post #9

  1. I love the covers for Yasmine’s books. Might have to check them out. I’ve heard Orient Express was really good. Those seats sound perfect for me. I’m tall and long legged. LOL

    • Haha perhaps I should have worn shoes with heels, so at least while sitting I could touch the floor. I felt like a child! πŸ˜†

      It was a pretty good movie, but I’m not sure if I ever need to see it again.

  2. Whoa, reclining seats?! That’s sounds awesome but also pretty impractical for movie watching. I probably won’t be seeing Murder on the Orient Express, but all I can think of every time I see an ad for it is MUSTACHE! Lol. I think I would distracted by that the entire time if I watched the movie. Did you like the movie at least?

    • Omg the moustache. I kept staring at it, wondering how much of it was real (most of it looked pretty legit to me, but I’m sure he had some help lol). I liked it but didn’t find it totally satisfying? I’m not sure why. I’m also kind of meh about Johnny Depp; I used to love his films but now I find him to be quite unpleasant πŸ™

      I totally need to do a luxury train trip one day though. It’s officially on my bucket list lol

  3. Reclining cinema seats??? Oh my goodness – I’d be asleep in no time flat! I regularly doze off if the film doesn’t catch my attention and sometimes struggle to stay away even when I am enjoying it! I love the covers of those Yasmine Galenorn books and hope you enjoy them:). We don’t count pre-orders in our household as proper purchases either – which is probably why my TBR isn’t getting any smaller. Have a great week. My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/sunday-post-26th-november-2017/

    • Haha they are pretty dangerous, I was amazed all of their cinemas now have them. I did like that I wasn’t right next to someone though, I like my space!

  4. the theater closest to my house has the reclining seats. Sooo comfortable. It’s funny to see some people bring blankets or throws and get all settled in for the movie. πŸ™‚ I’ve seen such mixed reviews about Murder on the Orient Express. I’ll probably give it a pass. Hope you enjoy the new historical books!

    • lol maybe I should do that next time πŸ˜› I’ll probably go there for the next blockbuster I see, the seats were roomy and it wouldn’t feel as awkward to be sitting next to strangers.

      The movie was okay. My dad summed it up pretty well ‘a great cast wasted on a mediocre movie.’ It wasn’t groundbreaking or anything (it did have some pretty visuals), there was just too many characters for such a short film. It would have made a good mini-series; but I guess they’ve already done that.

  5. Case Histories was one of my first books by Kate Atkinson, and then I had to read all the books that featured Jackson Brodie. Loved them.

    Not as crazy about her current books, Life After Life or A God in Ruins. I read Life After Life, but passed on the second one, as it seemed to be similar.

    I first experienced the reclining seats recently…and I liked it. But then my legs were stiff afterwards. LOL. In that theater, they also serve wine, but I passed. Maybe next time I will imbibe.

    Enjoy your week! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    • We have (at a different cinema) Gold Class which does food and drinks in small cinemas with reclining seats. This one was just a regular cinema, converted so it was all recliners (about 90 seats in total). I guess they’re trying to get more people to see movies. It certainly beats the one I usually go to that has uncomfortable fabric seats out of the 90s πŸ˜†

    • It was…okay? My dad summed it up pretty well β€˜a great cast wasted on a mediocre movie.’ It wasn’t groundbreaking or anything (it did have some pretty visuals), there was just too many characters for such a short film. It would have made a good mini-series; but I guess they’ve already done that.

      They left it wide open for a sequel, of course!

  6. Ugh.. I’m short too, so I get what you’re saying. I work in a hospital and they recently made these new things to hang IV’s etc. on. Well.. let me tell you.. I suppose I’ll have to wear heels when I go to work next time. That will be interesting: a nurse-on-heels!! πŸ˜€
    Those Yasmine Galenorn books look great. I haven’t heard about her before. I have to check those out. Have a great week and happy reading!

    • lol oh no, they should make those things adjustable! It’s like trying to reach the top shelf at the supermarket πŸ˜† no shame, I use the bottom shelf as a ladder.

  7. I’ll look for that Thor review this week ha ha, and what did you think of Murder on the Orient Express? I’ve been kinda wanting to see that one too.

    • It was okay. Nothing groundbreaking (it did have some pretty visuals). My dad summed it up pretty well β€˜a great cast wasted on a mediocre movie.’ It would have made a good mini-series; but I guess they’ve already done that. They did leave it wide open for a sequel (of course!)

  8. I’m short too, but I’d be all on for reclining seats! Sounds so comfy. Did you enjoy Murder on the Orient Express? I haven’t seen it yet, but love the book and am really looking forward to seeing the film.

    • It was okay. Nothing groundbreaking (it did have some pretty visuals). My dad summed it up pretty well β€˜a great cast wasted on a mediocre movie.’ It would have made a good mini-series; but I guess they’ve already done that. They did leave it wide open for a sequel (of course!)

      I’m totally going to read the book though, I’m trying to finish up A Caribbean Mystery which I’ve been reading forever. Once I get my local e-library stuff sorted out though; it’ll be the first book I borrow!

  9. Now all I can imagine is little Bre, sitting in the big girls chair swinging her legs and watching the movie. So damn cute. Murder on the Orient Express doesn’t seem like my thing really, a movie has to look pretty spectacular for me to actually go and see it. I end up falling asleep. Looking forward to reading your Thor review Bre, been hanging out for it <3

    • I really did feel like I needed a booster seat or something haha

      It wasn’t the most exciting of films, that’s for sure. But it was an okay way to pass a Sunday morning (and made me want to do a train tour! Maybe the Ghan or something, since the only state/territory I’ve not been to is NT!)

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