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Out: I Actually Sent This Back

I am weirdly optimistic when it comes to books. I believe that they will get better which rarely is something I can do in real life. It keeps me reading. It makes it hard to DNF.

And I have never used the Audible refund policy for a book whether I like it or not.

So Out was a first in a lot of ways. It also brought my progress in the Asian Readathon to a screeching halt and indeed nearly derailed my reading!

This gets spoilery below!

Promising Young Woman

I have been trying to write a review of Promising Young Woman for a week. I ended up loving the film (to be honest it was one of my most anticipated so perhaps that’s not a surprise) but not only did it leave me crying it left me really questioning what I had wanted out of it to begin with and why.

So the first part is going to be spoiler free but I do have to talk about spoilers. I need to purge my thoughts on this one and why I think it works exactly as intended to but understand why people feel differently.

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.

The Nightingale: Revenge & Humanity

The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Directed By: Jennifer Kent

The Nightingale is about a young Irish convict in 1825 Tasmania. She’s supposed to have been freed but the British soldier she works for is not about to let that happen. After a horrible act of violence Clare chases him and two other soldiers into the wild.

In order to do that she needs a tracker and gets help from Billy, a native whose people are being systematically killed.

What Happened to the Cheerleaders?

the cheerleaders

the cheerleaders

by: Kara Thomas

Grade: A

5 years ago a series of back-to-back tragedies involving the deaths of 5 cheerleaders shocked a town shocked a small town. Now Monica Rayburn- the younger sister of the last cheerleader to die that year discovers a series of strange warnings and finds her sisters old phone all of which makes her start to question what actually happened.

Who really killed the cheerleaders?

Anger, Grief and Human Nature in Three Billboards

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Grade: A-

I had been wanting to watch this one for a while and it was well worth the wait. Months since her daughter was murdered with no answers Mildred Hayes rents out three billboards calling out the police (especially the Chief). This sets off a firestorm in the small town serving to ratchet up the growing anger and tension.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Marvel/Netflix Grade: A The story of Marvel’s PI and would-be superhero whose life gets derailed when she runs into Kevin Kilgrave, whose power of mind control is frightening enough without the fact that […]