BOOKS & COMICS HITTING THE BIG SCREEN IN 2018 | PART III

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”

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BOOKS I’VE REMOVED FROM MY TBR ❊ T5W

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 BY DANA MELE | Spoiler Free Review

35356380Title: 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)
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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PREDICTING FUTURE CLASSICS ❊ T5W

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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SEXPIONAGE, VIRTUAL REALITY & SUPERHEROES | Movie Reviews II

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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A THANK YOU| Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Six (Final Challenge!)

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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MY FAVOURITE HARRY POTTER QUOTES | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Five

“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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FAVOURITE HARRY POTTER SHIPS | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Four

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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TOP SEVEN FAVOURITE HARRY POTTER CHARACTERS | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Three

My favourite characters are kind of an ever changing list. I think I have some hardcore favourites that never leave this list (ahem Luna.) But this franchise is obviously home to many great characters, it’s kind of hard not to have them on rotation! This topic needs very little of an explanation, so let’s get too it!

 

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RANK THE HARRY POTTER MOVIES | Harry Potter Challenge Week - Day Two

The second challenge for day two of the Harry Potterversary week is pretty self explanatory! In my announcement post I said I’d rank both the movies and the books but it turns out it’s been too long since I read the books… they’ve all meshed together in my head a bit. It feels unfair to rank them because I don’t remember much and have only read them through once each.

The movies however… I’ve seen so many times. So it was almost easy. I say almost because I feel as though this list changes seasonally. I pretty much made my list based on which movie I’d rather watch first before the others. My choices aren’t based on what is critically better than the other. Rather, this list is primarily based on feeling! For obvious reasons: watch out for spoilers for the movies below!

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