Books

Oh no! Not Mal Flashbacks!

wicked saints

Wicked Saints

By: Emily A. Duncan

Going into this book I had heard two things 1. that it was a villain love story and 2. that the author had been involved with the Grisha Trilogy fandom. I didn’t pursue those things too deeply as both sounded interesting to me. Which now does lead me to the question can you know too much about a book before going into it?

Unfortunately the relationship in this book gave me some serious Mal flashbacks and I hated him and wasn’t big on that relationship so they were painful flashbacks.

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Books

Read Me in the Summer Time!

hot dog girl

I’m a big mood reader regardless but some times the seasons change and I just go looking for books that scream summer or winter. I definitely find myself reading more contemporaries in the summer months for instance.

So below are books that SCREAM summer time to me. A few I’ve read and recommend. A few on my TBR & one hot dog in the middle.

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Movies

Blind Spot Series: Platinum Blonde

jean harlow in platinum blonde

Platinum Blonde

Directed By: Frank Capra

I’ve been wanting to watch a Jean Harlow movie for a while now and considering tragically she didn’t make that many I thought Platinum Blonde was a perfect pick for my May Blind Spot film.

I’ve been familiar with the actress through biographies and at that mainly of Howard Hughes. So it was nice to finally check out some of her work.

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Books

Monsters Never Go Out of Style

the devouring gray

The Devouring Gray

By: Christine Lynn Herman

I was a little leery of this one due to people saying it reminded them of so many other things. I mean The Raven Boys and Stranger Things comparisons are right there in the blurb on the cover as well as some strong Riverdale vibes but for some reason here it didn’t bother me.

It actually worked for me. Maybe you just have to be in the mood for an old-fashioned small town monster romp?

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Television

The More Things Change the More they Really Don’t

jon and dany in the iron throne

So Game of Thrones has ended and yeah, I have some thoughts 🙂

Disclaimer: Spoilers obviously.

Other disclaimer: I read the spoilers when they were released so I think by the time it aired I was more resigned than anything else. My biggest problem with this show has always been the writing and it didn’t let me down here.

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Books

Bright Burning Stars & Ballerina Drama

Bright Burning Stars

Bright Burning Stars

By: A.K. Small

There are some things to me that just scream drama. Anything involving the ballet is one of those things. I will likely read it. Watch it. Enjoy it. Which is really weird perhaps because I can count the number of ballets I’ve been too on less than one hand.

My thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy of Bright Burning Stars (which comes out tomorrow May 21st) and allowing me to be part of the blog tour!

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Movies

The Cutest Little Detective Ever

sad pikkachu

Detective Pikachu

Directed By:

I must preface this by saying I’ve never played Pokéman. I considered playing it once but was generally to lazy to download it and didn’t want it taking up so much space on my phone.

But Pikachu is the cutest little thing ever and I will likely soon have a stuffed version of him.

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Books

Book One & the Backstabbing is Already Out of Control

The Iron King

The Iron King

By: Maurice Druon

Being in the mood (well a week ago anyway) I jumped at the chance to read The Iron King. George R.R. Martin himself called it “the original Game of Thrones,” plus it’s the start of a series based on the 100 Years War.

And it was translated from French so I can pat myself on the back for reading another translated book 🙂 Priorities right?

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Television

The Bells Marks My First Real Fear for the Books

sad dany in game of thrones

So The Bells happened.

I’m going to talk about the last episode of Game of Thrones which did in some fairly major characters (in more ways than one) and why I’m worried about the books for the first time and not just that Martin probably won’t finish them.

Disclaimer one: If you don’t want to hear anything at all criticizing the show fair to you. Don’t read.

Obviously SPOILERS and swearing! Definite swearing in this one.

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Books

The Good & Bad of Fandom

the princess and the fangirl

The Princess and the Fangirl

By: Ashley Poston

Today I just want to talk about something happy and not the ringing of the bells- though it does involve fandom.

The Princess and the Fangirl is Ashley Poston’s second novel about what happens at ComicCon  Excelisor Con and to my surprise I actually enjoyed this one more than Geekerella which I did not expect to in the first few chapters.

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