Television

My Avatar Character Rankings: Post Season 2

Aang Last Avatar

The only thing I watched in February show wise was Season 2 of Avatar which I absolutely loved. I really liked the first season but I thought it took a little while for me to get into it and I could walk away easily this one seemed to hit it’s stride and I flew through it.

Also I wanted to know what happened to Appa so good job show.

Since I’m late the the Avatar love I thought I do a Character Ranking after season 2 of my least to most favorite.

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Books

I Tried Clockwork Angel After All

A Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

By: Cassandra Clare

Grade: C

To be honest I’d previously never had any desire to read these books. Plus some of the things I’d read about the author made me double down on that. Yet I did consider reading Lady Midnight and then heard that I might really like the character of Tessa who debuts in these books so I thought what the heck I’d give it a go!

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Books

Some Questionable Bookish Vacation Destinations…

all 3 dragoms

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday but since I love the idea of book traveling I thought this weeks topic would be fun.

So 10 probably seriously questionable places mentioned in books that I’d like to visit.

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Books

No Sophomore Slump Here: On the Come Up

On the Come Up

On the Come Up

By: Angie Thomas

Grade: A

On the Come Up about an aspiring rapper named Bri- her start, her friends and her family- is Angie Thomas’ follow-up to the enormously successful The Hate U Give. I read that book thought it was fantastic and deserved all the hype so I was very much interested in seeing if Thomas could pull it off again.

And she very much does.

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Movies

The Zombie Musical I Never Knew I Always Wanted…

anna and the apocalypse

Directed by: John McPhail

Grade: A

I tried watching a holiday Zombie musical and darn it I loved it! This is also the second zombie movie I’ve seen that has seriously made me cry. (Train to Busan being the first.) Maybe zombie stuff makes me overly emotional? Of course this one also made me want to sing and dance through a graveyard so there’s that…

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Books

Howard Hughes and Hollywood’s Sordid History

seduction howard hughes

Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

By: Karina Longworth

Grade: A

My interest in classic Hollywood has never extended to Howard Hughes and my previous familiarity with his story came from biographies of Katherine Hepburn and Jane Russell. Yet I have to admit I was more interested in this due to the Me Too movement, the Harvey Weinstein case and (and countless other) Hollywood scandals exposing long standing harassment.

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Books, Movies

12 Books that Should Be Films… with Great Roles for Women

red sister

Since the Oscars are this Sunday I thought I’d do 12 Books that Should Be Films (or series) Right now! And since Circe- one of my recent favorites got optioned for a series I thought I’d get specific to ones with great roles for women!

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Books

Intriguing but Flawed: A Novel Bookstore

a novel bookstore

A Novel Bookstore

By: Laurence Cossé

Grade: B-

Two people decide to team up in Paris and open a bookstore that sells only “good” books. Books chosen by a special and secret committee to wade through all novels. You would think this would be a great thing and for a little while it is. Only soon the bookstore is under siege from jealous rivals, idiots who think their trying to tell them what to read and just generally people who get their nose in a twist at anything.

Which doesn’t seem like a big deal until someone starts attacking the “secret” committee members.

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Movies, Other

Blind Spot: I Finally Watched The Little Mermaid

the little mermaid

The Little Mermaid

My Blind Spot pick for February was an easy one as I have never seen the Little Mermaid and it became available on iTunes right around my birthday it was a little treat to myself.

Luckily it was not a wasted gift!

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Movies, Television

Angels, Psychos, Sisters & a Beard: Mostly a Trailer Round-Up

tenant and sheen in good omens

So it’s been another stressful week but at least it’s raining (for me!) and I’m going to ramble mostly about movie trailers. But first, at long last, there’s a date for Good Omens!

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