Author: Gemma

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. Buddy the Elf Elf

The Boxtrolls

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Well, only one movie this week. Maybe that’s a good thing. I had wanted to see The Boxtrolls way back when it came out in September but life intervened in a sucky way. It got put off. It didn’t happen. Sad. But I finally got the chance to see it this week and it’s a pretty cute little movie. Though I’m glad I waited to rent it instead of jumping the gun like usual and buying it.

Missing Reels

 Missing Reels was an interesting read for me because I love the idea of silent movies if not the actually having to sit down and watch them if that makes any sense. Our main character […]

Favorite Times with Books 2014 Concluded!

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 I was not actually going to finish my Favorites in 2014 but what the heck? There was only this one left and while I’m not big on retelling (writes the girl who watched Once Upon a Time for the first time in years to see live-action Frozen). I had a lot of fun playing in Marissa Meyer’s world of cyborg and fairy tales and definitely think it’s worth a read.

Binary Star

So I’ve been reading a lot lately about authors versus reviewers and how they want book reviews especially on blogs to go down. I for one don’t give a lot of one star reviews even […]

Agent Carter & Galavant

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My television watching habits these days are not very good. I don’t watch a lot live and even then few things manage to keep my attention. I’ll binge watch something but by the time I get around to it I usually feel like I’m playing catch-up. That’s one of the many reasons I’m absolutely loving these winter run shows on ABC. I didn’t expect to like one of them and I thought the other would just be okay but really both are fun, entertaining and lively shows.

ANTIGODDESS

Yes, I do wonder what it says about me that in a book about dying Gods and reincarnated heroes the scene that most stood out and annoyed me was when the two otherwise smart girls […]

Big Little Lies

  Someone died at the Elvis and Audrey school trivia night. They were murdered. The book tells the story of the major players in the year leading up to that event with little funny tidbits of […]

Friday Movies: Gone Girl & Lucy

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I’ve been catching up with my movies thanks to some well-timed Christmas gift certificates & these were two I really, really wanted to see in the theatres but just didn’t get around to. So available on ITUNES? Sign me up! I really have no patience to wait for rentals either. I really should work on that. Both these movies play into my kick recently of wanting really strong female characters though I’m not sure there the right kind of strong female characters.

WARNING

There will be spoilers below:

Random Reviews: A Death-Struck Year, These Broken Stars & A Little Vanishing Song

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I have to stop discriminating against YA Novels because even though I read a lot of them and enjoy them there’s a little part of me that’s always thinking: You should be reading a grown-up book. You are not a young adult anymore. But age is a number (so shut-up mind!) and a great story is a great story. Below are three of the great YA books I read last year and while the stories are fairly different they have strong female characters in common and I really believe that plays a part.