Books

The Girls at 17 Swann Street: The Power of Support

the girls at 17 Swann street

The Girls at 17 Swann Street

By: Yara Zgheib

“The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries and the ice cream…”

After years of anorexia and depression Anna, weighing just 88 pounds, seeks treatment at a group home.

This was a hard book to read because being in Anna’s head hits close to home but I also think it’s incredibly important.

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Movies

Dumbo is the Cutest Movie Character Ever

Dumbo

Dumbo

Directed By: Tim Burton

The one thing I was sure about this movie was it would make me cry. I teared up in the bloody trailers! And boy those big adorable eyes!

His mom!

I cried like fifteen times in this movie. Dumbo was the cutest thing ever. The humans left a lot to be desired but that’s usually the case.

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Books, Other, Television

Maybe the Books are in a Slump?

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I’ve been thinking about a March wrap-up and my recent reads worried I was in a book slump. Though I’m still reading a ton and I still want to read everything… but the last couple of weeks there hasn’t been anything that’s really blown-me away.

It could be me.

But I’m starting to believe it’s the books that are in a slump and not the reader.

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Movies, Other

Blind Spot Series: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

My March Blind Spot Series Pick was Alice in Wonderland. It’s of course the famous tale of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. Much as I love the story (and wonder who goes around sticking their heads down holes?) I’ve never seen this version.

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Books, Movies, Television

Slightly Late Recommendations for Pisces

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I’m a bit late on the Pisces Recommendations. But it would drive me up a wall to skip one. As usual I use the Elle horoscope for the information- although horoscopes and Zodiacs -these things are all in fun and just what you make them.

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Movies

Things I Learned from Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Well I’m still playing catch-up and everyone’s reviews of Captain Marvel were so great I don’t feel like I can add anything save some very important Goose questions that have been bugging me.

So here are the ten things I learned from Marvel’s latest blockbuster.

Spoilers!

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Books

An Enchanting Spring Read

Enchantee

Enchantée

By: Gita Trelease

Paris. Versailles. Love. Magic. Hot air ballon and handsome inventors. The French Revolution. Marie Antionette (well, a cameo) and the crazy parties of the aristocracy while the world burned.

Even the cover of this book screams, “Read me in the Spring!”

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Movies

We Are our Worst Enemies: Us

US

Us

Directed By: Jordan Peele

Grade: A-

I really wanted to talk about Jordan Peele’s new movie Us. So I’m going to split it here- the first part of this will be just a regular review what I thought of the movie. Then the second part spoilers.

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Books

Space Les Mis: Sky Without Stars

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Sky Without Stars

By: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Released on: March 26th

This book is being described as Les Mis meets the Lunar Chronicles so naturally I had to read this immediately! When there was a chance to do a Fantastic Flying Book Club tour I jumped at the opportunity. Many thanks to them and the publisher for providing the arc.

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Books

Daisy Jones & the Expectations Game

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Daisy Jones & The Six

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid

70’s era drugs, sex and rock & roll by the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo… yeah, this was a a little high on my most anticipated reads list this year. Even the subject matter appeals to me so it hurts to admit…

It fell a little flat.

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