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.)
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.
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.
Deciding who you will be stuck with on a deserted island takes a lot of planning and requires a serious consideration of your goals. Do you want to have a party island? A lively social circle? Do you want to survive Lord of the Flies style? Maybe a lady island? Me, I have only one goal for my trip to a deserted island: seduce Ralston (the hero from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, by Sarah MacLean).
So here are the people I’m bringing to my island in order to accomplish this lofty goal.
What makes a book young adult? Do you know? I’m not sure I do. Most people agree that the target audience for YA is anyone between the ages of 12 to 18, with anyone below 12 being considered middle grade and anyone above 18 adult. But why is a certain type of book targeted towards the 12 to 18 age group? Is it the age of the protagonist? Is it the themes in the book? Or is it something more sinister—a statement about quality perhaps?
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.