Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Miscellany Featuring Writers4Writers and Other Stuff




Hats off to Writers4Writers featured author today,

 Marta Szemik.

Free on Amazon


How do you make a choice when anything you decide dooms your fate? Marked: A Two Halves Novella is a paranormal romance prequel to the Two Halves Series.

Movies


I don't usually include movies in my posts, but this is Monday Miscellany and it's summer and I've seen a few movies I feel like commenting on.

***** The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets my high five. I loved the story and I always love Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. I laughed. I teared up. I left wanting more. That to me is a good movie.

** Lincoln not so much. And I adore Daniel Day Lewis. His performance was, of course, excellent, but the movie dragged and dragged. I got a refresher course on the passing of the 13th Amendment, so that helped keep my interest. I was really disappointed in Tommy Lee Jones and he's another favorite of mine.

My Favorite Quote for the Day 

"It is easier to run a revolution than a government." You'll never guess who said this. Ferdinand Marcos. Guess he'd know. As I recall he was always declaring martial law.

Hope you'll download Marta's book today. Chime in on my movie comments. Disagree? Agree? Any favorite quotes to share?




28 comments:

  1. Already been sending out Tweets for Marta.
    Lincoln was slow, but I enjoyed it.

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  2. Going to twitter to send out info for Marta as well.

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  3. Interesting reviews. I'm still to see both those movies.

    Off to tweet for Marta!

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  4. I haven't seen either movie. So far, been a bit of a movie-watching-fail for a while lol!

    Got to get in on some tweets for showing my author support!

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  5. Already done some W4WS tweeting, and snagged a book to boot! :)

    I haven't seen Lincoln yet. Which is weird for me, because I'm a big movie watcher. (I saw almost every Oscar favorite EXCEPT for Lincoln, in fact.)

    I've heard exactly what you said: it drags. However, I think I really lost interest when I read they'd changed so many historical facts for the sake of dramatization. As a devout history nerd, that doesn't sit well with me, even when I know Hollywood will take allowances. I just think there are some events and historical figures that do not need to be embellished.

    I did see Superman over the weekend, and it was awesome! Definitely doesn't drag. lol

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  6. OMGosh! I'm so glad you reminded me about this. *rushes over to tweet the heck out of W4WS!!!!! Thanks!

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  7. I featured Marta today, too.
    I recorded The Best Exotic marigold Hotel from tv weeks ago but haven't watched it yet- I better get to it!

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  8. I guess this is where I admit I'm terribly selective in my movie watching, and we banned TV. We're a household of readers. *shrugs* (And occasionally follow a TV series from online.)

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  9. I don't watch a ton of movies but I did like Lincoln.

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  10. Gosh, my 'movie-watching' is seriously lacking these days. :( I like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith so I'll definitely keep an eye on this one. :)

    Oooh nice! heading over to twitter right now ! :)

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  11. Thank you for your support with W4Ws <3

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  12. I haven't seen either movie. I want to see Lincoln, but now I'm not so sure.

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  13. I haven't seen either movie. Now I want to see the hotel one. Thanks!

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  14. I LOVED The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Haven't seen Lincoln yet, it's on my Netflix list.

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  15. I want to see the Marigold movie. Sounds right up my alley.

    Yay for Marta. I hope W4WS gives her a nice big shove up the charts.

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  16. Ooops, got carried away today and forgot about the W4W today. Gonna tweet this.

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  17. I tweeted for Marta.
    Confession time: I'm not a movie person... I prefer reading.
    Writer In Transit

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  18. MARIGOLD was my fave film last year along with SALMONG FISHING IN THE YEMEN with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.
    MARIGOLD is, by the way, getting a sequel, since it was an unexpected international blockbuster :)

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  19. I haven't seen either movie, so I can't chime in.

    Best of luck to Marta!

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  20. That's an interesting question in the book's blurb.

    I had to delete several movies that dragged from my DVR. Just like with a book, I want to get to the meat of the story.

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  21. Rejoice! Yes, I'm here at almost two in the morning. Bonus points or a cookie is in order.

    Yay to Marta and yay to you, Lee. I'm starstruck knowing such folks as you and now, Marta. Because I'm so lovable, I shall tweet this and yep, even post this on 'Farcebook'!

    My favourite movies, yes, that's the proper spelling of "favourite", are "Bambi Meets Godzilla!" and "The Adventures of a Blog Hopper".

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  22. I haven't been to a movie since November, but in 2 weeks I'm putting the ELF in parents night out and going. Ha!

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  23. Thanks for shouting out about W4WS! Marta's book was fantastic.

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  24. I haven't seen either of those movies, but I like your comments. The Lincoln trailer never caught my interest, but the Marigold Hotel one did.

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  25. I know I'm late.. going to tweet about Marta now:)

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  26. I haven't seen either of the movies. Must get out more. :(

    The book looks interesting. Thanks for telling us about it.

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  27. Congrats to Marta! Sounds like an interesting book. I haven't seen the first movie- but I saw Lincoln. It was good, but could have been a bit shorter. :)
    ~Jess

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  28. I've got to watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, I haven't yet.

    Congrats to Marta.

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