Hey guys! I love going to the movies. Here are the movies I am hoping to see this month.
Which movies are you wanting to see this month?
Hey guys! I love going to the movies. Here are the movies I am hoping to see this month.
Which movies are you wanting to see this month?
“It’s dark magic brings him back.”
Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard.
Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it’s clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. Wary yet drawn to him by a shared sense of loss, she gives him shelter. But in the wake of his arrival comes a string of troubling events—including the disappearance of Jesse Slaughter’s cousin—that seem to point back to Nathaniel.
As Tori digs for the truth—and slowly begins to fall for Nathaniel—she uncovers something much darker in the tangled branches of the Slaughter family tree. In order to break the centuries-old curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family’s oldest and most guarded secrets. But the Slaughters want to keep them buried… at any cost.
From award-winning author Elle Cosimano comes a haunting, atmospheric thriller perfect to hand to readers of the Mara Dyer trilogy and Bone Gap.
I love the cover, and the title. My friend Candace read this and recommended it to me. I do enjoy books where there is self harm. The main character does cut herself a lot in this book. I read a lot of reviews that people hate the book because of the self harm aspect. While this is something I enjoy reading about, I do understand that some people don’t. However, I think people are way overreacting about this. We should include this in some books because IT IS A REAL ISSUE! People do self-harm. This should be represented. I think it is shitty that people are giving this book 1 star because of the cutting aspect. If you don’t want to read it fine, but to rate the book 1 star solely based on this, I think that is shitty. Just because you don’t understand it and think that people shouldn’t do it does not mean you should ruin the books rating for the author. FUCKING ANYWAY. There is a lot going on in this book. The main character’s dad died and she and her mom move into a house in a small town that was mysteriously given to them. Also there are chapters from the past from the point of view of an indentured servant, who in present time, digs himself out of a grave. There is magic and mystery. Overall great story.
PS: What movies are you looking forward to seeing this month?
Loot Crate is looking out for fans who are interested in coming up with a Dream Crate for their subscription box. According to Loot Crate “we offer up a unique monthly subscription box of awesome for every fandom, enthusiast group and style.” I love me some subscription boxes. I have had my eye on Loot Crate for some time, but haven’t pulled the trigger and purchased a subscription yet. Here are some of the items that would be in my Dream Crate, Disnerd style.
I would like it to include all of the Alice in Wonderland Tsum Tsums, awesome Disney Villain bookmark magnets from WonderDame Bookmarks, a Tinkerbell Pop Tee, an entire collection of Disney villain Mystery Minis, and all of the new Beauty and the Beast Funko Pops.
Ok so it is a lot more than the regular Loot Crate, but a girl can dream right?
PPS: I did not get anything for this post. I wish I had gotten a free crate or subscription, but I just did this for fun, because they asked me.
Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.
I found this gem at Half Price Books and immediately went back and purchased the rest of the series. It is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan tale. This is a fast paced adventure story that I could not put down! It starts off with Peter and his friends at the orphanage and they are being sent to serve King Zarboff the third. They board The Neverland and their lives change right away. This story explains the island we know as Neverland, and how it came to be called that, how Peter learned to fly, and how he gets Tinkerbell. This origin story for Peter Pan is so original. On the ship with Peter and his mates is a strange trunk and a girl named Molly Aster, who can talk to porpoises. They infamous pirate Black Stache is after The Neverland, because he is after the trunk, which is supposed to be (and does) hold the greatest treasure known to man. All of the characters are fully-developed and great! Peter and Molly must keep Black Stache from getting the starstuff in the trunk, because in the hands of the Others (not Starcatchers) it would mean terrible things for the world. I loved this book, the whole series actually, and can not speak highly enough of it. Please read it.
Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike.
After I read the Peter and the Starcatcher series (review to come), I knew I had to go back and read the original story. I really only know the Peter Pan story from the Disney cartoon, and various other movie renditions I have seen. I love the Disney film, and most of the other movies too to be honest. The story is fairly true to the Disney movie, with much of the violence removed. I did like the story, however, I didn’t really love the writing style. The language was no in keeping with modern times, because the book is so old, so I didn’t really enjoy it. I did not like the narrative interjections at all, and it felt too much like reading a play, which I guess I’m not into, even though I really do enjoy watching plays. I guess this is why I don’t really read classic novels.
For years, Disney’s Princesses have charmed audiences the world over in their spellbinding animated films, winning the day with wit and pluck as the power of love keeps the darkness at bay. Return to these thrilling worlds of magic, danger and romance in this timeless graphic novel collection from Disney’s own master storybook artists! Every Disney Princess film is retold in this 800-page storytime treasure that Princess fans will cherish for a lifetime. Stories Include: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Brave.
I got this book from Penni for Ninja Book Swap! It’s amazing! I had no idea this was even a thing before I got it! I love Disney. I love comics! This is amazing! It includes comics for all of the princesses up to, but not including Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, but it does include Tiana and Merida. There were two or three places where the text doesn’t line up in the text box, which is annoying, but not a huge deal. One semi-major issue is that in Cinderella’s story the Fairy Godmother doesn’t say Bippity Boppity Boo (she said abracadabra.) I like how it told some stories that followed the movies and also had some side tales. I feel like Ariel had quite a few stories, so it wasn’t evenly distributed with each of the characters, but it was still enjoyable.
For this swap we had to exchange that make our geeky hearts have all the feels. I was paired with Tula from Primary Library Diva.
She got me so much cool stuff!
SO MUCH AWESOME! She got me the Harry Potter Magical Creatures coloring book! Now I have them all! MWAHAHAHAHA. Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons and it looks amazing. I love Alice retellings so much! She got me a Harry Potter light up wand pen. Yes I swished and flicked and soon as I got it! I also got some Funko Pops! and an Alice Mystery Mini (it was the Cheshire Cat.)
THANK YOU SO MUCH TULA! ❤
PS: Do you ever participate in swaps? I love them! Which ones do you participate in? How did you find them?
Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)? Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience?
Our secondary topic, beyond the blog could focus on the ways you engage in talking about books outside of your blog. Do you participate in book clubs, take classes, meticulously maintain your goodreads profile? Let the world know!
Do a Book Tag
There are these things going around the blogosphere called book tags. It’s basically some idea or subject, and then you put books into their categories, matching them up. Here are just a few tags I found that you can do, or you can make your own!
Movies I would like to see this month!
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.
I don’t like the cover, and I wouldn’t have picked this book up. I don’t understand why they are underwater, that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the book I read? This isn’t really my style of book (paranormal romance) but I have read a few in the past that I enjoyed. I really read this one because Jennifer L. Armentrout is my friend’s favorite author, and we met her at a book event, and she gave me a signed ARC, so I figured what the hell, I’ll give it a go. I almost instantly hated it, because of all the pop culture references. I felt like she was trying to hard to be young/current/hip/relevant. I was rolling my eyes the entire book. The only reason I finished it is because my husband was asleep upstairs and I didn’t want to wake him to get a new book. She seriously mentioned The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Dr. Who, Disney, Brave, Merida, Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, the Marked Men series and MANY others in this book. She also used the phrase cray cray. UGH. No. I don’t like this in my books. I didn’t know that until I read this, but seriously, a couple of references would have been fine, but it was saturated with them. I was on page 48 when I told my friend it was too much and I didn’t think I could finish. Enough about that. Ironically from my rant above, I LOVED TINK! He is so sassy and full of awesomeness! Pretty much everything about Tink was great, I could even get over his name, especially since even he hated it. I felt like Ivy’s back story being given to you in bits and pieces made this book seem like a sequel even though it is book 1. I kept turning it over to make sure I was reading the first book, because a lot had happened in the past, but wasn’t given to you in a prologue or anything. There was information it made it seem like you should already know by the way it was written. Ren is super crush-worthy though! He seemed adorable and hot and smart and…..sigh…. I’ve been told that the author’s other books are way better than this one, and read some reviews on Goodreads that seem to suggest the same thing, so I might give her another chance, since she did so well on the characters. Another thing, I found the book predictable. I don’t know if this has just become something that has to do with me, because I have thought that about a lot of books/movies/tv shows I have seen lately. BUT, I guessed what was going on with Ivy and with Val. Neither was set up in a way that was surprising.
PS: How do you feel about books being filled with pop culture references? Can you recommend any of her other books for me? (First tell me what you thought of this one, because if you loved it, I can’t trust you. LOL)
Here are the movies I am looking forward to this month!! Plus 1 bookish movie, I probably won’t see.
THIS WAS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!
I got so many awesome things! I got books, and Alice in Wonderland collectables (ok they’re dolls. LOL), a new Kindle Voyage is on it’s way to me, and so much more!
This will totally help on my book buying ban for this year! Plus I got cash and movie gift cards! Jealous? You should be! 😉
Thank you for my gifts Wade, Mom, Dad, Kris, Connie, Davon, and Nanny! ❤ You guys are seriously the best!
Hope everyone has a Christmas that was as good as mine, with lots of laughter and love!
There aren’t many movies that I am looking forward to this month, but I am very excited about the two I do want to see!! Continue reading “November Movies”
October usually has the best movies, because they release all the good horror movies this month. Horror movies are one of my favorite genres (along with Thrillers, Animated, and Books-to-movies!)
Here are the movies I am most looking forward to in October:
Top Ten Tuesday from Broke and Bookish Blog
My top ten childhood favorites were a bit hard to narrow down, but I think I did a pretty good job deciding. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Childhood Faves”