The picture on the left is a good summary of our trip to Spain–the flowers overflowing the walls of our condo accentuate the beauty of this country; the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the El Tajo Gorge, the flamenco dancers, the White Cities, and the Matador culture, just to name a few.
Did you ever think one of your babysitters was evil? Well, this movie takes it to a whole new level. If you like black comedy, you’ll love this one. It’s right up there with “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.”
Ashley is baby sitting a 12 year old boy when someone breaks in. A baby sitter normally needs protection from an intruder, right? But what if the kid she’s protecting doesn’t need protection? What if that kid is hiding a secret that makes things worse?
This all adds up to a horrendous night for Ashley. Not only does she have trouble figuring out what’s really going on, she appears to have to defend herself from the very person she’s trying to protect.
Ashley is resourceful though, and fights off the initial attack. What happens next though, will keep you guessing. This movie is not your typical damsel in distress/slasher/tragedy story–it’s very cleverly done, and we really enjoyed it.
Agatha is childless. But, she’s a mother to several babies. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing, as far as Agatha is concerned–she has babies vicariously. Even to the point of faking pregnancy and fooling coworkers, her mom, and her husband.
How she pulls this off is amazing to listen to. And it takes a while to build up to the meat of the story, but once the story solidifies, it gets even more complicated, and one of Agatha’s victims unwittingly deepens her own fall into a living hell.
We left around noon, and 24 hours later, this was our view. Transportation from the Cancun airport is pretty much a must–you can wade through the vendors as you exit the airport, but you’re going to end up paying the same price as a transport service, so you might as well do it in style. They’ll be waiting for you with your name on a sign, and with Canada Transfers, you can even arrange for a cold beer to be waiting. It was around $53 US round trip, to be personally chauffeured to your hotel.
I certainly never knew this about Winston Churchill. The only times I’ve seen him referenced was in reference to WWII. So, not only did he lead England through that great war, but he was definitely a hero and leader in this Boer War, a war that I’d never heard about.
From his earliest years, young Winston wanted to make a name for himself. And in a big way. His idea was to do it through war. Because of his fervent belief that he was destined for something great, he pursued the front lines, and the greater the danger, the greater the draw.
This is a prequel to The Girls with all the Gifts, and it’s just as good. Like GWAG, the juicy parts of the book are not the physical dangers so much as the inner conflicts of the team as they search the ruins of Earth for a clue on how to stop the plague that has wiped out most of the population and replaced them with zombie like creatures they call ‘hungries.’
You could compare this book to Girl On the Train, in the sense that they’re both psychological thrillers, but GOT had more drama–there was a real threat of someone being murdered, whereas Widow had more of a sinister undercurrent. Also reminded me of the British TV series ‘The Killing.”
How did I get sucked into reading another SM book? 1. Most of the reviews were good, 2. I was in a hurry 3. It wasn’t part of the Twilight series.
Well, now I’ve learned my lesson. Too bad SM hasn’t. The book started off great, and through the first half, I was thinking, she actually does know how to write, and she’s broken out of the romance novel mode. And then comes the same stupid, sappy, lovey dovey let’s see how long we can drag out this conversation style of writing.
Flew to Philly, then cancun at 7:45, got to Cancun at 12:50 pm. Airport transfer was through canada tours, $53 round trip, plus $1 for a Corona on the ride. We hung out at pool until Jeanne and Eddie arrived, around 6. For dinner, we ate on site. Had the fajitas, were so-so.