The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and it’s a chance to showcase new books and re-cap your week of blogging.
Hey, don’t knock me because I wasn’t here last weekend! I was in the ‘burbs of Cleveland celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and my son’s 10th birthday. So if I’m late with MY Prince tribute… 😛
I was 13 years old when I road my bike to our local record store and bought the LP 1999. It was an amazing album and I’m not sure if my parent’s really should of let me have it. The record jacket itself opened up like a double LP. My favorite song from that album that wore out my record needle? “Delirious”… or was it “DMSR”? Either of those two. Then I found out my uncle had Controversy. The title song is/was my favorite. Faith was “important” to Prince.
But I was fan of the hidden treasures. Sure, I got chills up and down my arms the first time I heart “When Doves Cry”. But the ones I still jam to? “Anotherloverholeinyohead”. It’s impossible to find a good video or link to the song the way it’s meant to be heard, from the studio, but here it is live, Prince’s charm and all. Even Wendy and Lisa. I mean, who didn’t want to be Wendy or Lisa!?!?!?!
Another oddball favorite, the romantic song that I’m sure no one has ever heard, “A Million Days” from Musicology. I found this video but I have a feeling it’s going to get pulled soon. Amazing…
That’s it. Thanks for letting me indulge and share. *sniff, sniff*
While I was in Cleveland, I actually watched a movie on TV, and I didn’t fall asleep at any point during the viewing. This is a rarity for me. The Big Short is a freakin’ amazing movie (based on a book) and I could not stop thinking about it for days afterwards. Since I worked at a fund manager as an ass’t trader just before this movie took place, I related to absolutely everything happening.
The movie made me miss my old job, especially the people I worked with, both in California and over the phone in New York, Toronto, and London.
See the movie. Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt all do phenomenal jobs and everything is accurate to the industry. I shit you not. Just know, the trailer sucks. They made it look like the actors interact with each other when in fact, Brad Pitt plays a recluse who is helping two young fund managers. And Christian Bale only interacts with his wife and boss.
And honestly, it wasn’t the bank’s fault – it was a lot of people’s fault, including greedy brokers, Gov’t stimulating the economy (“everyone should get a home!” – ha!), and the banks.
I’m stepping off my soapbox, really!!
So… yeah… there were a ton of books I wanted out on NetGalley and Edelweiss last week. This could not be helped.
So many amazing books are up right now on Edelweiss. I think I squeeled a bit when I saw Anna-Marie McLemore had a new book coming out soon. Same with Amanda Hocking’s Freeks! There are no words when I see Darynda Jones is up – I bought her last book and had it signed at RAGT last year.
If you haven’t heard me say it before, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series is one of the best Sci-Fi romance series out there. I highly recommend the first one, Born of Night. I read it before I was writing reviews.
The Clean Sweep ARC Challenge starts today! Check out my other post TODAY!!! You still have time to join!
Get those ARCs read and done!!
Sorry I was all over the place this week!! Don’t leave me… I promise to behave next week!