Sunday Confessions #27

Hello book lovers. Welcome back to the end of the week confessions. I hope you read everything you were hoping to read, but if you are anything like me... You didn't... lol.


Weekly Menu #335 And The Book Of The Week
Movie Review: Godzilla
Book Review: Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Book Review: Cries From the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Book Review: Brother by Ania Ahlborn
Sunday Confessions #28

I have many new books to read this week. Several of them are review books so stay tuned for that. I look forward to next week and all the new books I get to dive into. 

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below.

Book Review: The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre

Title: The Third Mrs. Durst
By: Ann Aguirre
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 312
Release Date: August 8th, 2018
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads: Some people just need killing.

Marlena Altizer Durst lives in her husband’s shadow. He controls her every move—what she wears, the food she eats, and the friends she’s allowed to make. If she disobeys, there are… consequences. And he has all the power, so nobody would believe her.

Her Cinderella story has been well-documented and it seems that she leads a fairy-tale life. But nobody ever wonders if Cinderella was happy after she married the prince. Marlena has traded freedom and safety for luxurious imprisonment, and most days, that seems like a bad bargain. Death may be the only exit she’s allowed. Just like his first wife. And his second.

Unless she flips the script.

And gets away with murder…

Review: This book was dark and disturbing. It speaks a lot to how some men pray on vulnerable young women, manipulating them until there is nothing left of their will. I think the plot wove a dark mystery, one that was almost too dark for my taste. I had almost wished there was more plotting and less pain to give the story a little more excitement.

Movie Review: Little Women

Title: Little Women
Genre: Historical
Release Date: December 25th, 2019
My Rating: ★★★★★
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Summary from IMDB: Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Review: My sisters, mom and I are huge Little Women fans. It is tradition in my family to watch Little Women every Christmas. We know the movie front and back. Of course, we went to see this little diddy on Sunday night. 

I actually loved this version of the classic Luisa May Alcott story. The cinematic we well done and the story was pretty spot on. Yes, there were some things that were added into the original story as my baby sister had to point out, but I thought the adds really enhanced the  story instead of taking away from it. Of course, my sister was too stuck on how much it wasn't like the original book to even think about liking the movie. 

There were a few little things that drove me nuts, but this was just me being nit picky. The actress playing Amy had a really deep voice and at times it sounded like she smoked a pack a day. It threw me a little since Amy is supposed to be like nine or ten in the book. Also, The actor who played Laurie needed to eat a sandwich. He was also really young looking when it came down to the end where they were all supposed to grown up. 

That is all I have to say about that. I really enjoyed this telling of the book and if you go into the movie trying not to compare it to the book or the other movies that have come out, you will be just as happy as I was. 

Book Review: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Title: Tuck Everlasting
By:Natalie Babbitt
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 139
Release Date: First Published in 1975
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads: Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.

Review: I fell in love with this story when the movie came out, but I have to say the book wasn't as appealing to me. Where was the magic I loved so much?! It was mostly a story about the kidnapping of a little girl. The book was interesting non the less, but not what I had hoped for.

Movie Review: Brightburn

Title: Brightburn
Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 24th, 2019
My Rating: ★★★★☆
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10

Summary from IMDB:  What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Review: AHHHH! So Scary. If you want to crap your pants in the dark, watch this movie. Think Superman gone evil and came straight from hell in a child's body. I think I chewed off all of my finger nails and if I could reach them, I would have chewed off my toe nails too. The ending makes the whole movie. Watch it and let me know what you think.

Weekly Menu #334 And The Book Of The Week

Hello MONDAY!!!! Good grief, how many times do we have to be here? It's like, every week. I think the best part of this Monday is that the boys are back to school and I get to go grocery shopping all by myself today. Its been three weeks.

So, I finally finished some of the books that are on my weekly read. I know, its taken me a while, but this weeks book is Hunted by Meagan Spooner. This book looked really cool, so why not.

I know you came here for the weekly menu, so lets get on with the food. Enjoy!







Leftovers Night

Sunday Confessions #26

Well, Sunday, glad you're back. I love Sundays and I will tell you why. There is nothing that is pressed for time. No job that I have to be at, and the only thing that needs to get done is what I feel like doing on Sunday and not Monday. Sundays are lazy and wonderful and I love them.

I hope you had a wonderful week. Lets get to the recap.


Weekly Menu #334 And The Book Of The Week
 Book Review: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Book Review: The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
Sunday Confessions #27

Well, I hope your Sunday is as relaxing as mine. I'm going to get back to my book.