Books

The Accidental Bad Girl Tour!

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“I’m making a documentary; how to destroy your reputation in six months or less.”

“Just once I saw something I wanted and took it without thinking.”

Hello & welcome to my stop on The Accidental Bad Girl Blog Tour!

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Books

Carpe Noctem

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake

By: Marisha Pessl

Grade: A+

“Look around. It’s almost gone. 

If only someone had told me that before. About life. If only I had understood.”

When I first read the synopsis for Pessl’s first YA novel about a girl and her friends who wind up in a purgatory like place and have to vote to see which single one gets to live it shot to one of my most anticipated of the year. It just sounded like something up my alley and like something that Pessl could knock out of the park and needless to say I definitely think she did!

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Movies

Not My Kind of Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed By: Wes Anderson

Grade: D

For me the entire purpose of doing the Blind Spot series was to watch movies I wouldn’t otherwise. Films I had been interested in one way or another but would put off, push to the background and not bother with while watching the latest blockbuster. Mostly I’ve been happy with the films- even if I have issues with some.

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Books

How Not to Do this Tag

batgirl and supergirl

I’m definitely a mood reader but sometimes a person gets overwhelmed by a mood to read all the books at once (and watch all the films) so I’ve long since been looking for an excuse to do the Try a Chapter Book Tag (created by Book Paradise) in order to narrow down my options.

This could also be called: What I’m Currently Reading that I’m almost too Embarrassed to Put on Goodreads, Indecision Queen, How Not to Finish Pride and Prejudice or Perhaps You Missed the Point of this Tag.

But I seriously had the best of intentions!

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Books

A Mermaid with a Dream

the mermaid

The Mermaid

By: Christina Henry

Grade: B+

It seems like there are a ton of mermaid/sea creature books out this year and I’m going to read my fair share of them. Though to be honest what drew me to this one was the P.T. Barnum angle as much as the mermaid.

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Books

Read Me in the Summer!

summer reading recommendations

So I did one of these for Spring I’m not calling it my Summer TBR because that pretty much guarantees that I won’t read them. I am not great at TBR’s so let’s just call them books that scream to be read in the summertime (in my opinion) and hopefully you’ll find something that sounds good to you this summer or anytime really.

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Movies

Jack-Jack Rules All

Jack-Jack and a cookie

The Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Grade: A-

I think it was a couple of days ago I mentioned The Incredibles was the only Pixar movie that never made me cry. That fact remains though I did tear up in the short film before it this time the absolutely adorable Bao. So it’s mostly a technicality at this point!

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Books

The Ice Cream Book Tag

the ice cream book tag

I saw this tag on Super Space Chick’s Youtube channel. She created it along with Alexa Loves Books and since I love ice cream and books and it’s summer I thought this would be the perfect time to do it.

So more books and ice cream ahead!

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Books

My Patience was in the Water

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

By: Catherine Steadman

Grade: C

Two newlyweds who find something in the water on their perfect tropical honeymoon and everything goes to shit after that because that’s what happens when you find something in the water. It’s rarely something pleasant.

I will say I listened to this on Scribed and the chapters were way off. Also I gave points for the audio because after going back and forth in the beginning I thought Steadman did a fantastic job- I just didn’t like Erin.

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Movies

What’s Your Threshold for a Trope?

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Directed By: Leigh Whannell

Grade: B

After a mugging a badly injured Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) agrees to take part in a top secret experiment and is implanted with a widget that is essentially like artificial intelligence. In Grey’s case it’s supposed to help him live a full life after his injuries what it actually does is much, more more than that.

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