The Sunday Post ~ Jorie’s 74th Edition


Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer: The Sunday Gazette

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News.

A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies.

Anyone can participate as long as you:

Enter your link on my post – Sundays beginning at 12:01 am (CST) (link will be open all week)

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(Don’t forget to check out Jorie’s Online Reading Club!)

Highlights:

Dismissed With Prejudice (J.P. Beaumont, #7)  Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

TBR (To Be Read):

Minor In Possession (J.P. Beaumont, #8)

Stellar Visitors

Coming Soon: 

         Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7)      My Book Haul: (Thank you, Goodreads, for these images!)

 Labor Day Outlaw Mountain (Joanna Brady, #7) King George III: America's Enemy Holy Bible: Archaeological Study Bible-NIV: An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution War Ready: In My Father's Shadow The Dog Stars

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A Confession Regarding Small Screen Adaptations


While I typically hold off seeing a film until I’ve read the book or books which have inspired it, I don’t always adhere to that rule with TV shows. As I’ve admitted in recent posts about “Longmire” and Kass Morgan’s The 100, I tend to watch the shows without any regard. Below is a selection of shows I’ve watched without reading the entire series. These are also available at Jorie’s Store @ Amazon.

So, who else is guilty? Am I going to amateur book reviewer jail now? 😉

Longmire: Season 1  The 100: The Complete First Season [HD]  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1

True Blood: Season 1      Monk: The Complete Series - Limited Edition            Bones: Season 1

Kass Morgan’s The 100


The 100 (The 100 Series)

The 100 (The 100 Series) by Kass Morgan | Jorie’s Store @ Amazon

 

Title: The 100
Author: Kass Morgan
ISBN: 978-0316234474
Length: 336 pages
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Harris County Public Library

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Reasons for Reading: I heard about the upcoming series on The CW. While I normally read the books before I see the movie, I often do the reverse when it comes to TV shows. However, I held out on the show with Kass Morgan’s The 100. Also, I broke my own rule about reading a series before the author finished the series. Thus, I checked out this first book from HCPL.

Summary: (A little background) In a bleak future, humans dwell in ships which orbit a practically abandoned planet Earth. Earth may still have too much radiation for humans to live on it. Due to limited space and dwindling resources, draconian laws rule the day. It’s unclear whether people are permitted to procreate or if they’re limited to just one child. Also, even among the ships, there are “better neighborhoods.” Apparently slight infractions incur the death penalty (known as “being floated”) for adults. Minors await their eighteenth birthdays, trial, and much the same penalty.

 (Story Time) However, push has come to shove. Clarke, the first of four points of view (POV) offered in The 100, finds herself being dragged from solitary confinement to board a ship headed for Earth. The grown ups have decided to send a hundred juvenile delinquents to Earth to test the waters. If these kiddos can make it, then the humans may try to “go home.” The daughter of floated scientists, Clarke has minimal training in medicine. Other POVs come from ex-boyfriend Wells, the son of the chancellor, and Bellamy, a risk-taker who will do anything to protect his ill-gotten little sister, Octavia. These two manipulated their way onto the Earthbound ship but the last POV, a girl named Glass, snuck off the ship. All four POVs face the same question: survival.

One Thing I Learned from this book: I learned what sort of society I wouldn’t want to live in if Earth fell to radioactive ruin. 🙂

What I Liked: Unlike many other reviewers, I appreciated all four POVs. When I tired of one’s angle, a new chapter and POV began. I liked the scenes where characters rediscovered Earth.

What I Disliked: I usually appreciate flashbacks but I found them tedious after a while. Another thing that irked was the cliffhanger ending. I completely expected it but was still disappointed by the cliché of it. Also, lines such as “The first kiss on Earth in centuries” were gagging. Lastly, I wanted more description of the setting.

RR - Yellow  Rainbow Rating: Yellow – Parental Guidance for Kids Under 13

Song: From Myself – Paul Hovermale

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