The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Adult Romance, Contemporary & Chick Lit
Publication Date: June 15th 2018
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
The Kiss Quotient follows Stella Lane, an accomplished econometrician that’s given her much more money than she knows what to do with and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position.
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Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Top Five Wednesday! This one’s an interesting one, where we get to talk a little bit more about some old favourites that I probably have never mentioned on my blog yet.
I personally don’t make much of a consistent effort to re-read my favourite books. I tend to only revisit books if I’m behind on a series. I definitely tend to re-watch shows all the time (Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Rick and Morty most often because they always make me laugh!) But this list will otherwise focus on mostly on books because I actually have a few planned re-reads!
Although, this topic is great because it can cover more than books — movies, tv and games can very much apply to this topic! And if you want to join in on future T5W’s, here’s the link the the goodreads group!
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This quarter seems to be the biggest yet in book adaptations! Although July is quite sparse, August and September more than makes up for the lack of movies. There are some exciting releases this quarter adapted from popular fiction! Continue reading “BOOKS & COMICS HITTING THE BIG SCREEN IN 2018 | PART III”
Welcome to the rare instance where I actually manage to easily curate my weekly T5W list.
Why? Because I actually regularly cull my Goodreads TBR pile to ensure the list stays below 50 or safely around it.
Also, I regularly DNF books. I can tell in whether a book is not for me or it might be a put down for now kind of thing. If it’s the former, well it gets kicked off my TBR!
This is one of those T5W’s that is therapeutic to write. Don’t forget to let me know in the comment section what you really need to remove from your TBR pile.
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People Like us
Author: Dana Mele
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller and LGBT
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin Imprint)
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
Upon beginning People Like Us, I would’ve described it as combination of Gossip Girl meets Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why. All the while, still remaining unique in it’s own way. However, the latter half of this book took a sluggish turn that severely hampered my enjoyment of this novel.
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Before I sat down to write this list, I was slightly petrified in doing so. That is, because I don’t make an effort to read a lot of meaningful literary fiction books or anything. I had this preconceived notion that science fiction, fantasy or young adult (the genres I predominantly read) couldn’t be considered ‘classics.’
That’s probably because I’m not well versed in the genre. When I think of classical literature I think of Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby and 1984. All books I’ve never read. Or books apart of school curriculums, such as How To Kill a Mockingbird or Shakespeare plays. Books that personally never got me excited about reading.
However in doing some research in preparation for this list, my perception has really changed. Young adult can of course be considered classics! Books like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter are essentially dubbed as “modern classics.” What perhaps grants a book ‘classic’ status, has nothing to do with its genre. But perhaps everything to do with the theme(s) present with in them and how well the author explores those themes. Are they themes that can potentially stand the test of time?…
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Hello Internet! Today I’m writing about the movies I saw during the months of March and April, which at a glance, involved Sexpionage, Virtual Reality and Superheroes. If you remember the big releases around this time, you should be guessing the movies that correspond with those key words. (Hint: one of them joined the *two* billion dollar club.) Also, in the month that hosted International Women’s Day, I coincidentally saw a lot of movies with searing female leads. Overall, March and April were not disappointing months for movies!
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The last challenge… a thank you! I couldn’t see myself doing this, cause even the idea feels sappy. But I thought it wasn’t half a bad idea to ‘close’ off this challenge so to speak. (And perhaps challenging myself a little by doing something outside my comfort zone!)
This challenge is about writing a thank you to someone, be it J.K. Rowling, the characters of the Harry Potter world or anyone else. Essentially, we’re telling the world what this series, characters and world means to us!
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“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” — J.K. Rowling
Welcome to the fifth day of the Harry Potter challenge week. This day was allocated as ‘the wildcard’, meaning bloggers were allowed to create their own topic for this challenge. As the title says, below I’ll be recounting (some of) my favourite quotes from the series – and I’ll make sure not to leave out which character said what and from which book/movie.
Beware; a lot of these are sappy, inspirational quotes or quotes about friendship and love. I’ve put a few humorous ones in the mix too – but the sappy quotes are the ones I gravitate towards too!
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Hello friends! The fourth challenge for Weird Zeal’s week long challenge was actually supposed to be a story time… but apparently I’m boring and don’t have one!
Instead I’ll be advancing to the next challenge, my favourite ships. Which is pretty self explanatory, but before I begin, this list is very het. I must admit, I don’t care for ships that much within the Harry Potter universe. I do however have enough to make this list!
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