What Happened to Monday? #TheToiBoxOfWords #film #review


I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t been watching much TV or movies lately, and I definitely haven’t had time to prepare any videos. I don’t even really have time to post this, but here I go. In lieu of an actual review, I’m simply sharing the line-by-line notes I usually link to. These are the thoughts that pass through my mind as I’m watching a movie. They don’t always make sense, but are always entertaining. They shouldn’t have any spoilers either.


So here are my thoughts.

Excited to see the actress from the original “Girl with the Dragon tattoo” movie.

Dull intro credits.

Climate change, overpopulation, genetically modified crops, mutated babies.

Child Allocation Act.

Ah, Glen Close.

Love Willem Defoe. Great when he’s great. Awesomely bad when he’s bad.

Sunday- smart business look, seems sweet. It begins.

Nothing like ripping a child from a mother’s hand.

The doorman is on to them

Saturday looks like trouble.

Thursday goes first.

Nope, I was wrong. Thursday is the troublemaker, but sometimes that’s good.

What happens to one happens to them all… That’s sad.

Monday is the brave one.

Monday- the big day.

She’s short and he’s tall.

Monday is off the grid.

Friday is the smart one.

Tuesday- two outside at once.

Jerry is more than just a d*ck.

The flirtatious guard; a possible ally.

No need to kill the only other black person in the movie. Cliché. Bad writing.

These chicks are scrappy.

Wednesday- no need to pretend anymore.

Wednesday is cool, a little jumpy, but cool.

I really like Wednesday right now.

That was freak’n awesome!

She’d totally be dead or paralyzed.

There’s always a ghetto. Fight the power.

Thursday is not what she seems. I like her more now.


The guard was seeing Monday?

I could do without this scene. It’s not vital to the story. Just fulfills some people’s need for nudity.

Thursday- three left; Monday is alive?

Yep, Monday.

Well, at least Saturday got in one good adventure.

Turns out, Friday was the sweet one.

He really cares about Monday.

Of course, the plan was a lie. At least it’s not soylent green.

Monday is not what she seems either.

Two of them in one big ballroom! 😀

That’s messed up.

Gonna check it out?

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#Bookreview: Torn from Troy #epic #myth

This is a special post I do once a month to highlight a book I reviewed some time ago, but never actually featured on my blog. Because this is an author blog and not a book blog, I don’t always feature all the books I read. Like all good and dedicated fans of the written word, I do my part and leave reviews on Goodreads.com, Amazon.com, and sometimes other places, but don’t always bring attention to what I’m reading, unless you follow me on YouTube… hint, hint, wink wink 😉 In any case, please enjoy this review of a book I read at some point in my life.



Title:  Torn from Troy

Series: Odyssey of a Slave #1

Author: Patrick Bowman

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: Audio Download (199)

Reading Level: Teen

Content: PG-13 (violence, adult situations and content, oppression)

It doesn’t take long for the action of this story to pick up, none the less, I had trouble getting into it. I received a free audio version of this book from a summer reading program I signed up for and was determined the give the book a fair shot. I’m glad I did. The overall story and lasting impression was good. It’s a different spin on an ageless tale and I’m glad I finished the first installment.

After the fires of the Trojan War have burned out, Alexi, a 15-year-old Trojan is taken as a slave by the Greeks and sent abroad to serve them on their journey because he just happens to speak Greek. The typical tale of the Odyssey is there in the background of this story, but all the vantage points are skewed. The great Grecian heroes are perceived as dirty barbaric oppressors and poor Alexi is caught between doing what must be done to survive or deciding whether or not there’s any point to trying to escape.   With dangers lurking around every corner, path, and even wave, being a slave to the Greek armada might just be the safest place for him, if they don’t kill him first.

For me, this story is interesting enough to warrant me reading the next book, but then I do have a thing for finishing what I’ve started. I think this adventure will greatly appeal to the younger readers it’s targeted to, especially since many of them may not be as familiar with the original story as I am.

I’d recommend this to pre-teen and teen readers as well as anyone who likes new takes on old myths.

I give this book a 3.

This review has been posted to GoodReads.

If you’d like to obtain a copy of this book, try this link: Amazon

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords

The Art and Business of Attending Live Events by Toi Thomas at GoIndieNow

See what happens when you’re under the weather, you miss your own guest post. Oops! Please, go check me out over at GoIndieNow! I’m sharing some insights I’ve learned over the years, and from those further along than I am, concerning live events and hope you, at least, find it entertaining.

It didn’t take me long to figure out that I was not the average writer, in more ways than one.

Since I’m here to talk about live events today, I’ll save you the shock and awe (an exaggeration) of listing all the ways in which I’m a little different and simply focus on the topic at hand. I realized that while, like most writers, I have introverted tendencies, my geeky nature has allowed me to overcome many of my social insecurities…
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Featured New Book Spotlight: Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel by Toi Thomas

Today, I’m visiting West of Mars to talk about a bit of musical inspiration. 

“Let’s welcome author Toi Thomas to West of Mars! Toi stopped in last week to see what song made her friend Alex think of his book and decided to hang around and step into the spotlight, herself.

Brave woman!

Let’s get right to it: Toi, what song makes you think of your book?” Read more…

#WIP Update 22 #amwriting #amreading


My writing came to a halt recently when I had a health scare and then I started back to work. So, that basically means that I haven’t written any fiction lately. I’m barely keeping up with my blog, but here I am writing another post. One thing I can say, though, is that the worst is behind me. I’m fine and ready to get back on track.

I’ll be implementing my fall writing schedule starting next Monday. I try not to do any writing or blogging on Sunday and I try to limit my social media interaction. Come Monday, though, I’ll start with 30 minutes a day and work my way to 90 (by the end of the week). It may not sound like a lot, but that’s pretty much all the writing I get in when I’m not on holiday or vacation. It’s increases a bit in the Spring because more daylight invigorates me, but this Winter, I may revert back to 30 minutes. I guess we’ll see how things go.

Next month, I hope to have a more hearty update for you, similar to the last one I posted.

Well, that’s all I have for now. Got some cool stuff happening on my side panel you might want to check out, aaand… If you’re up for it, please check out my Reading Challenge Update.

-Do you have a WIP Update to share? I’d love to see it.

-Feeling a little lost about what’s going on in this post? Just see the side panel and search ToiBox Topics, WIP Updates, to get all caught up. Also, check my Works In Progress tab to see what else I may be working on.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords