Halloween

Happy Halloween early!!!

I’m doing my posts today because I have to go to the doctor tomorrow. I hate going, but it was the only morning appointment I could get. So I won’t be dressing up this year. I will be wearing a Halloween shirt though and my skeleton earrings.

I have Lily, my black cat, to celebrate with. I watched an episode of Supernatural today to celebrate. I hope to watch another episode of it tomorrow before my appointment.

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It (the new version)

I did watch IT (the new version) on Friday. IT is based on the book by Stephen King. I listened to the book last year to get ready for this movie. The book is way scarier than the tv movie version that came out many years ago. My mother and I got in a fight of what IT is a few years ago, and when I listened to the book last year I discovered I was half right. This new movie version has Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, and Jackson Robert Scott.

Warning: there is some violence and some gross parts.

I was very excited about seeing this movie. But I was wondering how they could squeeze the book in two hours. I mean Stephen King is long-winded. Plus I was wondering if they were going to included the part of what I was right about. I still don’t know how they could put that part in a movie.

The tv movie version is in two parts. The first part of it is where Bill (being adult) is remembering his childhood. The second part the kids are adults. This new version they are just kids. And the movie is split into two parts. This new version was a little scarier than the tv movie version.

I read that the second part will be out in 2019.I hope they include the part I was right about. Next week I’m watching Minons.

The Lincoln Myth

I finished reading The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry.  It the ninth book of the Cotton Malone book series.  There are 13 books in the series.

Warning: there is some violence and some sad parts.

This book deals with Abe Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Mormon religion. In this book, Cotton gets a call from his former boss saying one of her agents were missing and if Cotton would help find him. He agrees to help, but he didn’t know that Cassiopeia was also on the case. Cassiopeia had once was a Mormon. She no longer believed in the religion. But for this case, she had to lie so she could info from a man who she once loved. He and another man were planning to make a case for a secession of the state of Utah. Cotton got jealous of Cassiopeia’s ex and tensions were high.

Forget what you think you know about the Civil War. We were all taught the Civil War was about slavery. But it was actually about the South wanting to secede from the Union. I think the myth started because people were afraid of another civil war happening of secession ever was brought up again. (This book drove me crazy because I remember that not long ago the news reported about states wanting secession. I finally looked it up and it happened in 2012. And there was talk about California seceding too not long ago.)  The end was bittersweet. I hope the next book has a better ending.

Even though I didn’t like the ending, I loved the book. I’m reading next Forever Odd by Dean Koontz. It is the second book of the Odd Thomas book series.

You can find this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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This past weekend

Friday night Chris came down for a visit. I had told him about a Chinese Lantern Festival that a garden near here was having. I thought he would like it. They also had a demonstration of Kung Fu. We were supposed to be on Saturday night, but the event was sold out.

So Sunday night we went. The Kung Fu was done by kids. It was really good. I actually have done the staff before. I learn via youtube. The lanterns were in shapes of different animals. It was very beautiful at night. I did take some pictures.

Here’s one of the pictures below.

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A Monster Calls (movie)

I did watch A Monster Calls on Friday. It based on the book by Patrick Ness which I read last week. Patrick Ness also write the screenplay of the movie. It has Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, and Liam Neeson in it.

Warning: like the book, it is very sad.

There were a few differences. Lily didn’t have any major parts in the movie, like the book. And the movie ending was different from the book. I think the movie ending was great. I don’t know why he didn’t have that end in the book. The movie was great even though it was very sad.

Next week (actually Friday) I will be watching IT (the new movie).

A Monster Calls

I finished reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It is inspired by Siobhan Dowd’s books. There is a movie based on the book which I’m watching today.

Warning: this is a sad book.

A Monster Calls is about a teenage boy named Conor. His mother is very sick. He kept having a  nightmare. One night a monster who appeared as a tree came to him. He was scared at first and thought it was all a dream. The monster though came in peace and told him three stories. The monster wanted Conor to tell a fourth story which is his nightmare. (The stories were really good, imo.) His nightmare was definitely a nightmare. The ending was very sad.

I really, really liked this book even though it was really sad. I have one more book to movie book, but it is still on hold. While I’m waiting, I’m going to read The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and downpour.com.
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Odd Thomas (movie)

I watched  Odd Thomas on Friday. It is based on the book by Dean Koontz. It has Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Matthew Page, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Addison Timlin, and Willem Dafoe.

Big Warning: there is some violence and that one big sad part.

Like I said this movie was the main reason I did the book to movie marathon. There are slight differences between the book and movie. One main difference is that Elvis is a ghost he sees in the book, not a cardboard cutout. Another difference is that he visits his mother and dad. I just read an article saying Dean Koontz loves the movie. He says the mother and dad scenes were too dark in front of a test audience. He also mentions that Odd was a sculptor and not a writer in the movie (which I didn’t notice). I do agree with Dean Koontz that the music was really good in the movie. I think they a great job with the creatures too. I still would have written the ending differently.

Even though the differences, it was a great movie. I looked up to see if there will be a sequel and there won’t be. The guy who played Odd died in a car accident in real life. Next week (or maybe Friday) I’m watching A Monster Calls.