Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 2012 "Wrap-Up"

For those keeping track, this post is coming to you from Danville, Virginia...
I am writing this post from our hotel, as there is only a single [used] bookstore in town.
(I am so glad that I now have a Nook - thanks to my wonderful wife! - not sure that I could survive without a new bookstore in town!)
It figures that once I got used to having wi-fi access close by, in Illinois, I would end up in a town without a bookstore...

Speaking of books, I'll start off this month's wrap-up with:

Best Book of the Month:
'Deadheads: Evolution' - by: Franklin E. Wales

'Ghoul' - by Brian Keene

Other books that I read this month:
'Getting Off: A Novel of Sex & Violence' - by Lawrence Block (*writing as Jill Emerson)
*Note: I almost gave this book the runner-up spot, yet I decided on Keene's 'Ghoul' at the last minute... It's a good book, however it is pretty hardcore (both in the sex and the violence departments!) Definitely not for everyone!!

'Metallica: All that Matters' - by: Paul Stenning

'Jack & Grace: A Love Story' - by: Jacki Wildman Wales
(any regular reader of this blog knows what a huge fan I am of Franklin E. Wales... this book is written by his wife - the true story of her parent's meeting/romance - for any of you "romantics" out there)

Best Movie of the Month:
The Grey

Underworld: Awakening

Other movies that I watched this month:
(in the order that I watched them)

Hostel: Part 3
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Fish Tales
Chungking Express
The Hangover: Part 2
The Debt
I'm Reed Fish
30 Minutes or Less
Kung Fu Panda 2
Hellraiser: Revelations
The Babysitters
Deep in the Valley
Scar (*I almost gave this movie the runner-up spot, as I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was - the only reason that I watched it was due to Angela Bettis... in the end though, I went with Underworld 4, due more to the "fun factor" however, this one is recommended as well)
Dolphin Tale (a great family movie!)
Fight Night
The Craigslist Killer
One Day
Haywire (*still in the theater - it's good - I would recommend waiting for video though...)
Snow Beast

Man, I'm going to miss where I was living in Bloomington, IL - I literally had a movie, from Netflix, every day there, the turn-around time was that fast!

If anyone has any questions, about anything listed above, leave a comment, and I'll respond when I get back on-line (whenever that may be!)
I'll check, for the next day or two, via the app on my iPhone as well...

Speaking of which, for any "iDevice" users out there:

Best App of the Month:
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 (I have played this more than any other game this month - Fun!)

Star Marine: Infinite Ammo (if you loved the old Nintendo game 'Contra', check this one out!)

Also, (for those who haven't read my G+ post) I recommend downloading the Wattpad e-reader app and checking out the serial novel 'Bleeder' by Monica S. Kuebler (this is a great read!)
Monica posts a new chapter, every Sunday (tomorrow will be Chapter 5, so jump on board now!)

That's all for this month - check back again, at the end of February!