Books, Other

Wrapping up the OWLS

Hermione Granger

April’s Magical Readathon ended yesterday (29th). The event was hosted by the Youtuber G at Book Roast. I did 8 1/2 half O.W.L.s & staying on brand did not really stick to my stated TBR so book/ OWL wrap up to follow…

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Movies

My Movie Going Rules

leonard, howard and raj at star wars

A big part of me wants to talk Avengers Infinity Wars but I also think I need to give it a few more days to settle, give other people a chance to see it and maybe see it again. I enjoyed the film but I want to do spoilers so I’ll wait 🙂

I love to watch movies. I love to watch them on the big screen, But I do wish it could be like reading a book. Uninterrupted. Quiet. And with a pause so I can use the restroom and get food whenever I wanted. Since that’s impossible I’ve been known to try to control the experience where I can.

And here I would like to say how much I appreciate the friends and family that still go to see films with me!

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Books

Things You Learn on a Reread

the tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.

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Movies, Other

Most Likely To: The Avengers Edition

Infinity War Title Card

In honor of this weeks big release & because I was looking it up anyway I thought I’d play a little game of Most Likely To Avengers Edition! I’ve never played the game before so I borrowed these questions specifically from Lifehacks website.

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Books

Dogs, Music & Poetry

the humans

The Humans

By: Matt Haig

Grade: A+

“Your existence is as close to impossible as can be. To dismiss it is to dismiss yourself.”

The Humans is only the second book I’ve read by Matt Haig (first being How to Stop Time) and let me tell you he’s fast shot up onto my all-time favorite authors list. I loved The Humans- a sweet and meaningful story about an alien assassin and how dogs, music and poetry might be our best shot at galactic diplomacy.

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Books

Love, Hope & Letters

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Grade: B+

As the rebuilding from World War II commences author Juliet Ashton begins a correspondence with the people of Guernsey (several of them anyway) who while under German occupation formed a literary club and discovered books, friendship and a way to go on during the impossible. Told in letters I admit I found this book a lot more moving than I thought.

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Movies

Are You Oscar or Felix? The Odd Couple

the odd couple

The Odd Couple

Directed By: Gene Saks

Grade: A

This was my Blind Spot Series pick for April in which I had one requirement: no romance. Also I wanted to watch it early because my movie going mind is swiftly shifting to exactly one track for the next couple of days!

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Books

Spring Cleaning My Mind… Mini-Reviews

furiously happy

Furiously Happy

 By: Jenny Lawson

Grade: A-

So I’ve been super interested in all kinds of “self-help,” “universal energy,” kind of books recently. I actually wound up ending my run with what turned out to be my favorite. I’ve had Furiously Happy on audiobook since 2016 and finally, finally buckled down and finished it.

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Other, Television

RIP It or SHIP It: TV Character Edition

rip it or ship it tv edition

This tag was created by Emmmasbooks on Youtube. It was originally for books but I pretty much did the same thing writing out some of my favorite television characters and pulling them from a mug and let me tell you… I’m a pretty good matchmaker.

Or perhaps I should have picked some characters that I don’t like.

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Books

What It Means to Be Alive

Circe

Circe

By: Madeline Miller

Grade: A

“Humbling women seems to be the chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.”

Part of me wants to talk in-depth about Circe and another part of me, a very large part, wants to be like, “Yes! It was great! Fantastic! Just read it…”

So I shall do a little of both.

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