Get Out

I finally got around to seeing Get Out. Actually, I was informed that I was going to watch it with my daughter.

I knew that the movie was kind of creepy, but I was under the impression that it was a full on horror movie. It was not. It was definitely a thriller, but not bad enough to keep me awake at night, since not much popped out me randomly.

It did give me cause to think, since it was about racism. It was done well. I recommend the movie. It’s worth seeing. Don’t be forced to watch it like I was. Just watch it.

Mystery/Thriller bingo

Theclockworkbook gave me permission to post some of the bingo cards that were designed and are posted on Instagram at @theclockworkbook. I did not design these. Here’s one of the cards. First is a blank one for you to fill out, and then one where I filled in the books that I read. This isn’t one of my favorite genres, so I haven’t read many of them. It’s still fun to look at.

The brown X’s are books that I have read. The green circles are books that I want to read. The pink circles are books that I have and I want to read. It still looks like I won’t be finishing up any lines any time soon, even if I read the books that I want.

Best Psychological Thrillers of the Decade

best psychological thrillers of the decade

The above linked article talks about the Bookbub list of best psychological thrillers of the decade. There are a few I have read, and a few I want to read. Some, I am scared to read. It seems like a good list, though.

17. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

16. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

15. The Wife by Alafair Burke

14. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

13. You by Caroline Kepnes

12. The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

11. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

10. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

9. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

8. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

7. The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek

6. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

5. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

4. The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks

3. Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch

2. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Working on a Weekend

Usually, if I go in to work on a weekend, it’s a brief trip. I had to go in this weekend, after a crazy work week. I wasn’t able to get a lot done after work last week, so I planned to get it done after work on Saturday.

I worked, then took myself to breakfast since everything went smoothly. I was alone, so I sat at the bar instead of waiting 25 minutes for a table. The lady who ended up sitting next to me had done the same thing. She gave me a lecture on the benefits of being single. I gave her a lecture on why she needs a Kindle.

After breakfast, I went to the nail place, expecting a long wait since it was a weekend. I was seated right away and was out the door with a mani pedi in just over an hour.

After nails, I went to the post office to pick up mail. My daughter’s ATM card had been delivered, so I brought it to her girlfriend at work. She’d have the card for the trip they were taking.

Next on the list was the library, to pick up holds. On the way there, I talked to a friend. We got caught up in just over an hour, while I sat in the car. I ran in to the library quickly while he was talking. Then sat in my car at home to talk longer. After we hung up, we texted for a few more minutes, since we weren’t done yet.

I went inside and read for a while. I eventually decided to finish watching The Shining. I had never seen it before, since I’m a big chicken when it comes to horror and thrillers. I got about halfway through and paused it to have dinner. Mostly because I was afraid to watch it all in one chunk.

After dinner, I gathered up my online support group to watch the second half with me. I was surprised that the movie wasn’t as scary as I thought. Creepy, yes. Scary, not so much. I think part of it was that I’d seen so many pieces of it over the years that I kind of knew what was coming.

My aunt texted me right after I finished it and told me that my cousin had just watched it for the first time, along with The Sixth Sense. She was more scared of the other movie. I recommended The Ring and The Blair Witch Project for their next movie nights. Those scared the heck out of me.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. So many people had talked about how great the book was that I was skeptical, but I read it anyhow. I am so glad I did.

I kept hearing about the twist. I read it with the twist in mind, looking hard for it. I looked too hard. I thought too much about it and I was way off! The story was wonderful and the twist really did stun me. I am also glad that no one spoiled it for me. It was wonderful.

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The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King's Daughter

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. I am not sure if I liked it bouncing back and forth between different years and locations. I wonder if I would have liked it more if it was chronological.

About halfway through the book, I knew how it had to end, but all the way up to the end, I wasn’t sure if the author had the same thought as I did.

Before I started reading the book I was a little worried that the suspense would be too much for me. It was fine except for just one part. I never felt like I needed to take a break from the book. It was definitely worth reading.

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