Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Hello friends! There are some amazing books with birthdays this month. I compiled a brief listing of covers with dates. I am sure I missed a whole lot, but the ones I chose are some I am looking forward to! Happy reading. I can’t believe it’s September already! September 3, 2019   September 10, 2019 …

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August 27: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books) My list includes a lot of audiobooks because I have listened to several books over …

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There has been a wealth of great books released this year already! I’m not sure if I’ve been more selective, but I definitely feel blessed to have lived in the worlds these authors created for us! Here are some of my favorite reads so far in 2019. FYI, they are mostly (but not all) 2019 releases. …

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Welp, I’m not happy and I’m not okay. So, I thought I would post a blog with sad gifs and memes just because I can. Say it like it is:   For those who have trouble expressing their emotions:     A job you hate can cause depression and apathy.     When you need …

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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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It’s six months later. The US Government is hassling Tony Stark to hand over his Iron Man tech, which of course he resists. He is also dying because the palladium core that makes the Iron Man suit work and keeps Tony alive is poisoning him. Mickey Rourke plays scientist Ivan Vanko who uses the same …

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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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Are you like me and started tons of trilogies, but never finished them? I’m talking about the ones you didn’t decide to abandon, but REALLY intend to finish. You even read the second one! It’s even been completed. But, you just haven’t gotten around to reading that finale yet. Here are some of mine.   …

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