Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

This is a collection of short stories by the creator of Ok2BeFat that comes with trigger warnings. Spacesuits contains multiple important ideas that are stated wonderfully. As a fat person myself, I understand exactly what it feels like to be invisible, yet feel very visible at the same time. Society frowns upon fat, looks down …

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The Last Hope, the finale in The Raging Ones duology is out NOW! Find out what happens to Franny, Mykal, and Court and their adventures in space. We were blessed to be a part of the blog tour and scored a Q&A with the authors. Thank you Wednesday Books! Question:  What is up next for …

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Release Date: August 20, 2019. Publisher: Crown. Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Thriller. In the near future, a corporation (think Amazon) eventually takes over the country, becoming so powerful, even the Government can’t touch them. It’s a dystopian-like scenario. This company has evolved to use drones to deliver anything and everything to customers. Its employees live …

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Release date: June 11, 2019 by Harper Voyager. Gorgeous cover alert! Largo is a bicycle messenger who delivers parcels to people all over the city, whether they are in the slums or live in a wealthy area. His girlfriend, Remy, is a performer in a theater called The Grand Dark. Largo and Remy hang out …

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Release date: June 25, 2019 by Knopf Books For Young Readers. Reading the blurb at Goodreads will spoil you for book one, and we’re still a bit over two weeks out from release day, so I have to be careful about revealing too much. If you haven’t started this series yet, the setting is a …

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Release date: June 11, 2019. Publisher: Crown Publishing. I have been a huge fan of Blake Crouch’s for years and was honored to receive this ARC from Netgalley and Crown. I was fairly certain I would like this book, but I had no idea just *how* much. I LOVE stories like this. In the words …

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This is when I really started liking the Marvel movies. Thor is my favorite Avenger. This was directed by Kenneth Branagh, and it is a superior movie. In my view, this one had the most (and best) humor. Chris Hemsworth is perfect as Thor and no one could have played Loki better than Tom Hiddleston. …

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The following is a new entry and continuation of The Crisis of 2050, started last week. (851 words) Veronica “Roni” Forward was retrieved from the bottom of the gorge and brought back. She was traveling by herself on a road trip, after the death of her mother. Her father had passed from cancer years back …

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The movie begins with Tony Stark living the high life of a billionaire, receiving awards, bedding beautiful women, and being generally an arrogant asshole. When he travels overseas to Afghanistan for a demonstration of Stark Industries’ new weapon, the Jericho missile, his Humvee is ambushed, Stark is injured, and taken hostage by a group of …

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I’ve been very hesitant to watch the final two Avengers movies because I hate tragedy and drama. So, I’m going to re-watch all of the Marvel Universe movies chronologically and see if I can properly prepare myself emotionally. Number one was Captain America: The First Avenger. The film continues to be enjoyable for me. The …

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