COVID-19 Quarantine Reads…

We are on day 7 of the quarantine and I’ve already begun to run out of shows to binge watch. Luckily, I have a large stack of books patiently waiting for me to crack their spine. Ironically, the first book on my list is Parasite by Mira Grant.

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite — a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system — even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.


Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire – winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at http://www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.


Have you read Parasite by Mira Grant? I’d love to know what you thought of it. Comment below and share your thoughts, good and bad!


2020 Academy Award Winners

The 92nd Academy Awards are over and the winners have all been announced. Which ones surprised you the most? Who did you hope would win, but didn’t? Who were you happiest to see take home an Oscar?

PARASITE

Best Picture

Best Director – Bong Joon Ho

Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

International Feature Film

JOKER

Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix

Original Score – Hildur Guonadottir

JUDY

Best Actress – Renee Zellweger

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Supporting Actor – Brad Pitt

Production Design

MARRIAGE STORY

Supporting Actress – Laura Dern

Jojo Rabbit

Adapted Screenplay – Taika Waititi

1917

Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

Sound Mixing – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy

Ford vs. Ferrari

Film Editing – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

Sound Editing – Donald Sylvester

TOY STORY 4

Animated Feature

AMERICAN FACTORY

Best Documentary

LITTLE WOMEN

Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran

BOMBSHELL

Makeup and hairstyling – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker

ROCKETMAN

Original Song – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WAR ZONE IF YOU’RE A GIRL

Documentary (Short Subject)

HAIR LOVE

Short Film (Animated)

THE NEIGHBOR’S WINDOW

Short Film (Live Action


October 2019 ~ Book Haul

I LOVE to read… Sometimes my ‘To Read’ list grows a little to large, but those are the times I love the most. Right now, I’m celebrating my amazing OCTOBER BOOK HAUL!

Comment below and let me know how many of these books you’ve read and which one you recommend I start with! If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the book cover, the title, or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

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#1 The Starter Wife

by Nina Laurin

Local police have announced that they’re closing the investigation of the suspected drowning of 37-year-old painter Colleen Westcott. She disappeared on April 11, 2010, and her car was found parked near the waterfront in Cleveland two days later, but her body has never been found.

I close the online search window, annoyed. These articles never have enough detail. They think my husband’s first wife disappeared or they think she is dead. There’s a big difference.


#2 The Wife Between Us

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.


#3 The Other Sister

by Dianne Dixon

One sister has everything. Her twin hates her for it. Would life be better without Ali? Probably. At least then people might notice Morgan. Ali’s always gotten everything-she doesn’t even realize how much Morgan resents her.


#4 The Last Time I Lied

by Riley Sager

Two truths and a lie. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and Emma played it all the time at Camp Nightingale. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she – or anyone – saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.


#5 Sometimes I Lie

by Alice Feeney

Amber Reynolds wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea.


#6 Parasite

by Mira Grant

Every six months or so, some conspiracy nut starts in with “what they aren’t telling you” and “These are the things they don’t want you to know,” and you know what? Not one of them has produced verifiable scientific evidence that the Intestinal Bodyguard is harmful in humans.


#7 Paradox

by Catherine Coulter

Author Catherine Coulter delves into the terrifying mind of an escaped mental patient obsessed with revenge in this next installment of her riveting FBI series.


#8 Sleeping Beauties

by Stephen King and Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent…



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