Saturday, July 21, 2018

My mysteries and thrillers bookshelves

I recently spent time (and sanity) moving the bookcases in my room around so that they weren't all in one cramped space. I also did a bit of organization and gave one of my big cases over to my collection of thriller and adventure novels. Check them out below. Excuse the crappy quality of the pictures - my phone is crap and I can't take a steady picture to save my life!

So this is the Shelf O' Mysteries. It's a hodge-podge of books I've picked up from various secondhand sources such as thrift stores, library book sales, etc. The pictures might be too blurry to make out the titles, so here's a brief rundown:

Shelf #1: Mostly Martha Grimes' Richard Jury books mixed with Sherlock, Thomas Harris, and Robert Galbraith.

Shelf #2: Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series, P.D. James, Henning Mankell, John Mortimer, and Alexander McCall.

Shelf #3: Almost entirely John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series, with Dorothy Sayers, Peter Mayhew, and Ruth Rendell mixed in.

Now to the other bookcase.

I'm almost tempted to call this the "Adventure Shelf" because of all of the thrillers and action-thrillers on here.

Shelf #1: Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and Clive Cussler make up the bulk of this shelf. There's also a Ted Bell, a C.S. Forester, and a couple Vince Flynns as well.

Shelf #2: W.E.B. Griffin and John Grisham by and large. Jack Higgins, John Jakes, and two John le Carre's round it out.

Shelf #3: The rest of the le Carres, along with Robert Ludlum, and Matthew Reilly. This shelf also contains four history books: two by Cornelius Ryan, another about the Boer War (I can't remember which), and one about the American frontier. Those are there because they're adventures. Terrible, heartbreaking adventures, but adventures all the same.

Like I said before, my book collection is a hodge-podge from secondhand sources, but they're still pretty good. I try to choose books that I'm confident that I'll actually read and then do my best to follow through with that confidence. Doesn't always work out that way, but so it goes.

The trailer for Discovery season 2 is a reminder on why I hate that this show isn't on TV

Looks good.
Real good.
Just like the first season.
Which I couldn't watch because it was on CBS All Access and I don't do or really have the budget for streaming services, especially just for the sake of one series.

Oh well, people on Tumblr will gif the living shit out of this just like they did with season 1.

Aside from that, the trailer is pretty good and makes the upcoming season look oh so entertaining. It looks as if they went with a lighter tone compared to last season with was much darker. The addition of Ansel Mount as the legendary Christopher Pike and the just recently announced casting of Rebecca Romijn as Number One is sure to bring back fans who might have been turned off by the first season as well as attract new fans.

Personally, I'm hoping that with the announced massive expansion of the Star Trek franchise, that maybe this season of DISCO will lead to a spin-off following the Pike-era Starship Enterprise. A Trekkie can dream!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Isn't that Canadian BBQ?

via Televandalist.
I love Smokey and the Bandit. Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice stole that movie from start to finish.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Iron Man once built an armor specifically to beat an evil clone of Squirrel Girl and I'll never be over it.

Also, "Iron Man once built an armor specifically to beat an evil clone of Squirrel Girl" is a series of words that I never thought I'd ever type in the same sentence. What a time to be alive.

Anyway, there's a comic that came out back in 2016 called Undefeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe! I feel like my life is meaningless and incomplete without ever having read this comic. The comic features the aforementioned evil clone, who much like the original, is capable of defeating just about everybody. In response, Iron Man creates an armor to defeat her and I'm just not over what it looks like.

I love how he felt the need to make the armor the size of a Hulkbuster instead of normal sized. Like, we're talking about the evil clone of a woman who easily defeated someone as big as Thanos, but somehow Tony Stark thought "bigger is better" when facing her clone.

And why the squirrel faceplate, Tony? Why? Best part though? He.still.loses. Evil Squirrel Girl beats him by taking out the rest of the Avengers, then sticks their unconscious bodies to his armor using putty. Obviously, he can't continue fighting without risking the lives of his teammates, so evil SG is free to remove his helmet and deck him.

Then she steals one of his armor's gauntlets. Ouch.

Pictures and info via Marvel Database.