Books

This Ones Going to Stay with Me: Miracle Creek

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Miracle Creek

By: Angie Kim

I’ve always been fascinated by fate. Specifically the idea that fate is fate and no matter what you do the thousand, million little things will come together and find you. Of course there’s still that question of the decisions being yours to make in the first place.

But then again- where you always going to make the same decision?

For me it’s something that Miracle Creek appeals to.

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Six of Crows

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Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: YA/Fantasy

Grade: A!

This book was on my list for the longest time and I was like, “I’ll get to it eventually. Probably.” And then for some reason I had to have the hard back edition with the black-lined edges on the paper. So pretty.

Kaz is the leader of a group of youths who undertake an impossible heist mission that will make their fortunes and get them out of some very dicey situations. This is a multiple point of view novel not just Kaz but also his right-hand girl Inej, Nina and Matthias who have an interesting and very frought story and Jesper, the troubled funny gambler of the group.

The stakes are high. The mission is intense enough to hold interest throughout. But it was the characters that I really loved. I liked every single one of them and wanted them all to succeed and live and get what they wanted and they all really want different things. This was also more my cup of tea in the romance department. Harsh reality and nothing shoved down your throat but people who actually seem to (at least try) to be accepting of the imperfections of the other and like each other for who they are. And they aren’t perfect.

This book is set in the same world as Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy which I’ve never so much as cracked the spine of and I don’t think you really have to. I understood everything. Excellent world-building- you can follow along more than easily enough. Though I did get the impression from the ending some elements could become more involved in future books.

I must admit my enjoyment of this book makes me want to check out the Grisha Trilogy. Also on the plus side not reading it right away means I only have to wait a couple of months for the next one!

Recommend: Yes. Great characters, world-builing and a fun heist that reminded me a little of the great Hollywood heist films. Butch and Sundance, Sneakers and Ocean’s Eleven being among my favorites.

Movies, Television

Throwback: firefly & Serenity

Things I Fan-Girled

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On a Fan Girl scale of 1-10 with 10 being extreme obsession this was a: 6.5

I watched Serenity again for the first time in a while recently. I said to myself it’s late but I’ll just watch the first couple of minutes but it’s Serenity, you can’t stop at a couple of minutes. Then I realized this month it’s been ten years since Serenity opened! Ten years! Where did that time go?

The funny thing is when I went to see the movie with my friend I had never seen Firefly but she couldn’t find anyone else to go with her (they hadn’t seen Firefly either) and I figured I owed her one and she could explain it all to me.

Turned out I absolutely loved the movie even then. I loved the characters. I think it’s possible you can like every character on Serenity.

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“I don’t care what you believe in, just believe in it.” Shepherd Book to Malcolm Reynolds.

Me: (After the movie.) Do you have the DVDs?

Friend: I can bring them to class tomorrow…

Me: But I NEED to watch them tonight!!!

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