Cross

I finished listening to Cross by James Patterson.It is the 12th book of the Alex Cross book series. There is a movie “based” on the book which I’m going to watch. I had read already that it is loosely based on the book so prepared on Tuesday for a rant post.

Warning: there is lots of violence and some rape scenes.

In this book, Alex Cross describes the tragic death of his wife. His mother steps in to take care of his kids. Alex gets called in to do some jobs. One was to surveillance a mob boss. The problem is that mob boss gets killed while they were watching him. Alex finds out who killed the mob boss. But he doesn’t get him. One job though Alex could have been killed so he takes his mother’s advice and quit working for the FBI. He takes counseling jobs instead. He learns about some rape cases and helps Sampson on those. Then the rape cases and the mob boss hit combine into one big case. (the killer is one sick guy.) Sampson tells Alex who killed Alex’s wife many years before.

I liked this book I’m going to listen to The Angel Experiment by James Patterson on Saturday. It is the first book of the Maximum Ride book series. I will be watching the movie Maximum Ride on Monday.

You can find this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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The Sinner (finale)

I was really excited when I heard about the new tv show The Sinner because it sounded interesting. The show is about a woman who kills a guy and she doesn’t know why she did it. The detective on the case helps her try to remember what happened to her a few years before thinking it was the cause of the attack on the guy.

The detective was actually right something did happen to her to cause her to stab the guy in broad daylight. The last two episodes were a little bit of shock to me. But I would have written the show a little differently though.

2nd Chance

I finished reading 2nd Chance by James Patterson today. It is the second book of the Women’s Murder Club book series. I haven’t read the first book of the series. This is another book my best-friend gave me and I gave it away when I found out Overdrive had the ebook.

Warning: there is lots of violence and several sad parts.

Before I begin, I should say I thought I knew who the killer was, but I was wrong. It was someone who I didn’t think of. 2nd Chance is about a killer who kills a little black girl in front of a church. Lindsey Boxer comes back to work to work on the case. At first, it looked like a racial case, then a cop case, but it was actually sorta revenge killing. (I didn’t like that book didn’t really give a reason for the killings.) In the end, the killer was killed and the case becomes solved.

I sorta liked this book. Now I’m going to listen to Cross by James Patterson. I will be watching the movie on Monday.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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This is Us

I had read someone’s post on MyLot.com about the tv show This is Us. That person said it was a really good show. So one night when nothing was on tv, I decided to watch it. My mother was here so we watch it together. We ended up binge watching it for a few nights. It is really good. We laughed and cried. Then my mother got too busy and we stopped watching the show together. Since the new season is starting next week I decided to watch the last few episodes of season one last week. I didn’t like the season finale. It still doesn’t tell how Jack dies. I have programmed my dvr to tape season 2. I can’t wait.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should watch it.

Sing (movie)

Ever since I had seen the commercials of this movie, I have been wanting to see it. Sing is an animated movie. It has Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly.

Sing is about a koala who owns a theater. But he was about to lose his theater because he couldn’t get big-time shows. He gets an idea of a singing contest. But his secretary messes up the flyers for the contest. The animals end up finding out there won’t be a prize and then the theater collapsed. The animals wanted to have the show anyway, but the koala said no. Then he heard Meena sing (who has stage fright) and he decided to have the show anyway. The show was a hit.

I loved this movie. It was so cute. I also loved the music in it too. I’m going to start a book to movie marathon next week. The first movie is Alex Cross.

The King’s Deception

I finished listening to The King’s Deception by Steve Berry. It is the 8th book of the Cotton Malone book series.  I love this series.Big Warning: there is some violence.

Warning: there is some violence.

This book deals with King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. In this book, Cotton’s ex-wife asks him what happened 2 years ago when their son visited him for the summer. (At times in the book, it was touch and go if Cotton would die. I kept having to remind myself that Cotton had to live since he is telling the story.) Cotton was asked by his former boss to drop off a kid in England because the kid was wanted for stealing something and fleeing the country. He had brought his son along because he thought it would be easy. It wasn’t easy. The kid that was wanted had stolen a flash drive off of a man who got killed.  The flash drive contained information about two things. One was treasure that King Henry VIII had hid. The other was that Queen Elizabeth I was a man. (this is a real conspiracy theory. One that could be true.) A man named Blake had led Cotton, Cotton’s son, and the kid there to England. Blake had discovered that he is Cotton’s son birth father. He wanted to spend time with him and try to sway him toward leaving Cotton. Cotton’s son Gary found out about this and he thought that Blake would be a good guy. But Blake wasn’t a good guy. Cotton is the good guy and best father (imo). In the end, Blake “accidentally” (read the book to find out what that means) kills himself. The kid decides that it is time to stop being a street kid.  Gary makes up with his mother. And the secret of Queen Elizabeth is still a secret.

I loved this book. Now I’m going to read 2nd Chance by James Patterson.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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Happy Sunday

I know this is strange to see me on Sunday. Friday I got stuck watching the 1946 Beauty and the Beast movie. It was all in French even though the title of the youtube video said it was in English. It was ok because I do know some French. It was a really good movie.

Then I decided to watch the rest of The Handmaid’s Tale which was three episodes. It was good if you can call it good. The show goes a little beyond the book. One main difference was that her husband is killed in the book. In the show, he escapes to Canada. The show and the book do end the same, but the movie ends differently. It is still scary to think it could happen. There are people who would twist the Scriptures to be able to control people.