Carpe Noctem

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake

By: Marisha Pessl

Grade: A+

“Look around. It’s almost gone. 

If only someone had told me that before. About life. If only I had understood.”

When I first read the synopsis for Pessl’s first YA novel about a girl and her friends who wind up in a purgatory like place and have to vote to see which single one gets to live it shot to one of my most anticipated of the year. It just sounded like something up my alley and like something that Pessl could knock out of the park and needless to say I definitely think she did!

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Not My Kind of Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed By: Wes Anderson

Grade: D

For me the entire purpose of doing the Blind Spot series was to watch movies I wouldn’t otherwise. Films I had been interested in one way or another but would put off, push to the background and not bother with while watching the latest blockbuster. Mostly I’ve been happy with the films- even if I have issues with some.

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How Not to Do this Tag

batgirl and supergirl

I’m definitely a mood reader but sometimes a person gets overwhelmed by a mood to read all the books at once (and watch all the films) so I’ve long since been looking for an excuse to do the Try a Chapter Book Tag (created by Book Paradise) in order to narrow down my options.

This could also be called: What I’m Currently Reading that I’m almost too Embarrassed to Put on Goodreads, Indecision Queen, How Not to Finish Pride and Prejudice or Perhaps You Missed the Point of this Tag.

But I seriously had the best of intentions!

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My Patience was in the Water

Something in the Water

Something in the Water

By: Catherine Steadman

Grade: C

Two newlyweds who find something in the water on their perfect tropical honeymoon and everything goes to shit after that because that’s what happens when you find something in the water. It’s rarely something pleasant.

I will say I listened to this on Scribed and the chapters were way off. Also I gave points for the audio because after going back and forth in the beginning I thought Steadman did a fantastic job- I just didn’t like Erin.

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What’s Your Threshold for a Trope?

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Directed By: Leigh Whannell

Grade: B

After a mugging a badly injured Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) agrees to take part in a top secret experiment and is implanted with a widget that is essentially like artificial intelligence. In Grey’s case it’s supposed to help him live a full life after his injuries what it actually does is much, more more than that.

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