Hackers, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, directed by Iain Softly.
The Short Version
Remember, back in the 90’s, when roller-blading was cool? Whatever. I’m pretty sure it’s still cool.
The Plot in a Nutshell
A group of high school computer wizards/hackers must band together to unravel a corporate conspiracy and avoid an environmental disaster (oh man this film ticks all the 90’s boxes. Hackers. Corporate Conspiracies. Environmental disasters.)
Rachel: Well, you got your wish. The third episode of Outlander did indeed up the ante on Geillis Duncan's weirdness. What were your general feelings on the episode?
Diana: That bitch is so weird. I adore everything about her. The way she never blinks. The way she somehow always looks up through her eyelashes and to the side. And was that a feathered dress she was wearing? I think it was.
Top Ten Craziest Lists on Goodreads and the Books I want to Read on Them (That I Haven't Purchased Yet)
Time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but as is becoming the norm, I’m going off script again and putting my own twist on the theme.
This week, I was supposed to discuss the top ten books I want to read but haven’t purchased yet, which presented problems for me. You see, I don’t buy books until the second before I start them (I use an e-reader). Meaning, the prompt would really just be books I want to read, which I’ve discussed here, and here, and here.
So I’ve taken matters into my own hands and will offer a slight twist on the prompt by doing something I’ve wanted to do for forever: check out the craziest lists on Goodreads. Crazy is never a bad thing. In fact, I love crazy. For the purposes of this post, I’m defining crazy as something that I don’t hear about often. Or lists on things that I didn’t know were THINGS.
So, on that note, here are the top ten craziest lists I’ve come across on Goodreads and the books I want to read on them (which I haven’t purchased yet). (See. Totally fits the theme.)
It just so happens that this weekend is Labor Day weekend—aka the symbolic end of summer, the last three day weekend for what feels like forever, and the last day you can wear white or seer sucker (if you happen to live in the Hamptons).
But those of us who love reading know what a three day weekend really means: the perfect excuse to grab a new book. Well, I’ve combed the shelves, read the reviews, and looked at far too many book covers, so I can now officially act as your genre tour guide this Labor Day weekend.
Happy Friday! Today, we are excited to share our website with the talented Quinn Langston. It was an honor (and a blast) to get the opportunity to interview her.
But before we get to the questions, here's a little about Quinn.
Quinn Langston writes novels and short stories of horror and supernatural suspense. A Clockwork Army is the first in her Steampunk series: Vampire Extraordinaire
Quinn has loved vampires, Steampunk and Victorian England since before it was cool. Previously living in Chesterfield in the isolation of the North of England and traveling the UK contributed to unbridled imagination of the most gothic of horrors and monsters. Quinn currently lives in Austin, Texas with the bats and five cats. She also writes paranormal romance under the name Lark Eden. Her first book, Flames of Rapture was endorsed by Nora Roberts.
For more on her, check out Quinn's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook or @Quinn_Langston.
Now onto the interview!
Diana: So this weekend we both watched the second episode of Outlander, in which
there was a lot more shirtless Jamie than we saw in the first one. What were your general feelings about the episode?
Rachel: Much better than the first. I got bored in the first thirty minutes of the premiere. But this one's pace was much better.
Also. Jamie is distractingly handsome.
and as you say, there was a lot more shirtless Jamie
What did you think?
Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by the folks at The Broke and Bookish.
This week, I was supposed to list the top ten books people tell me I MUST read. Unfortunately, almost no one ever gives me book suggestions. Most of my friends are not big readers, and the ones that are enjoy books that I find rather dull (like non-fiction). Diana is one of the only people who gives me book recommendations, and since she writes this blog with me, I thought it would be weird for me to write a post listing Diana’s recommendations to me. It makes my head hurt just thinking about it.
So instead, I’ve enlisted Diana’s help. We’ve written each other letters recommending five books.
Common Novel is a celebration of genre reading. It’s a celebration of the tattered paperback, of the third-time-through, and of the book that’s currently living in your purse. It’s a celebration of the genres themselves: romance, young adult, new adult, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy.