Books

5 Nonfiction Recommendations

Bringing down the Colonel

Non-fiction November is one of my favorite reading times of the year. I was going to do a whole wrap up but honestly I’m just doing the top 5- including one I read in October (oops!)

I didn’t get to everything on my TBR like Bad Blood, The Righteous Mind, and The Witch amongst others. But I’m telling myself I’m going to keep up more.

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Movies

My First Die Hard

die hard

Die Hard

Directed By: John McTiernan

Grade: A-

Die Hard was my Blind Spot movie for November because I am in a very weird holiday mood. It was Die Hard or Krampus. But this… this turned out to be a good pick. Not sure I’d classify it as a Christmas movie as much as some people do but whatever.

It has young cute Alan Rickman in a suit.

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Books

Skyward Bound

Skyward

By: Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is one of those authors I’ve always wanted to read but at the same time I look at his books and go, “Man those are long.”  So I’m happy to say Skyward (was long) but totally fun and fast and I will definitely be picking up more of his work.

Skyward is also the rare start to a series where I’m like, “Give me the next one now!”

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Books, Other

A Pizza Made of Books

Slice Harvester

Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza

By: Colin Atrophy Hagendorf

So I finally read Slice Harvester for Non-Fic November. It’s been on my TBR since it came out so I was pretty proud of myself.

Though in all honest I have mixed feelings on the book. Only the pizza in New York stuff interests me- and it was impressive the way he could write about pizza. If you are also interested in the punk scene go for it. Otherwise I thought I’d build my perfect pizza via books.

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Books

The 5 Smartest Characters in Discworld (So Far…)

sorcery

Sourcery Discworld #5

By: Terry Pratchett

So we’ve come to book five of the Discworld read along and the war between Wizardry and Sourcery that threatens the very fate of Discworld itself.

While I was reading this one I couldn’t help shake my head thinking, none of these wizards are exactly braintrusts are they? Which then got me thinking it’s a fine time for the 5 Smartest Discworld Characters.
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Movies

The Princesses Break the Internet

The Princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Directed By: Rich Moore & Phil Johnston 

Grade: B+

The Princesses were the part of Ralph Breaks the Internet that I was most looking forward to and, to be honest, they were my favorite part. Well, tied with Vanellope’s awesome Princess song.

But the movie overall was very enjoyable. As Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) take to the Internet to find a replacement part for her game.

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Books

Outrun Your Fate

Outrun the Wind

By: Elizabeth Tammi

Available: November 27th

Of all the myth retellings that I’ve read or even heard of recently the story of Atalanta, who challenged her suitors to footraces in order to stay unmarried while still collecting their money, is not one that I see around a lot. Turns out it is more than worthy of a retelling.

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Books, Other

Friendsgiving Invitations: Top 5 Wednesday

the avengers team up for friendsgiving

So this weeks Top 5 Wednesday Topic is the Top 5 Characters You’d Invite for Friendsgiving and this really depends on what kind of Friendsgiving do you want to have.

Do you want a party? Peace and quiet? Someone else to do all the work while you spend the day reading? (Yes.) All my book boyfriends?  To many decisions! This is why I never host dinner!

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Movies

More Widows Less… Everything Else

Widows

Directed By: Steve McQueen

Grade: C+/B-

Widows was definitely one of my must-sees of the Fall pretty much from the moment I saw the trailer. It wasn’t what I expected which isn’t a bad thing of course. Unfortunately it had some other issues that puts this in the category: has its moments but could have been great.

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Books

Reading Down Memory Lane

Paperback Crush

Paperback Crush

By: Gabrielle Moss

Feeling a little nostalgic for non-fiction November I decided to read Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of 80’s and 90’s Teen Fiction and wound up having quiet the little trip down memory lane. This is actually one of two books I’ve read that said Jessica Wakefield (my fav from Sweet Valley High) was a sociopath.

Honestly it doesn’t surprise me a bit.

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