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11/30/19

November wrap-up 2019

Books:Graphic novels: Audiobooks: eBooks:Total read: 8


5 stars





Tiger Moon

Jane Eyre

11/29/19

Paper Man: movie review

Paper Man PosterGenre: Comedy, Drama

Rated: R - languages

Year of release: 2009

Directors:  Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney


Summary: A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.

11/28/19

Book Love

Book Love Book Love by Debbie Tung

Genre: non-fic, comic

Ages: bookworms of all ages

Format: graphic novel


Review: Written in short comic strips that explore the ups and downs in the life of a bookworms. The artwork is realistic and is done in black and white. Make sense sine there no traditional storyline. Instead it has a narrative that revolve around a girl and her love of books.

11/22/19

Jojo Rabbit: movie review

Jojo Rabbit PosterGenre: Satire, drama, war

Rated: PG-13

Year of release: 2019

Director: Taika Waititi

Summary: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

11/20/19

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlinNicola Kraus

Genre: Contemporary

Age: Adult, YA

 POV: 3rd person

Summary: Wanted: One young woman to take care of four-year-old boy. Must be cheerful, enthusiastic and selfless--bordering on masochistic. Must relish sixteen-hour shifts with a deliberately nap-deprived preschooler.

Must love getting thrown up on, literally and figuratively, by everyone in his family. Must enjoy the delicious anticipation of ridiculously erratic pay. Mostly, must love being treated like fungus found growing out of employers Hermès bag. Those who take it personally need not apply. Who wouldn't want this job?

11/19/19

TTT # 27 Changes in my reading life

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is Changes In My Reading Life (Maybe you like different genres or topics, maybe you read faster than you used to, maybe you only like standalone now)

It hard and a bit personal for me to look back see changes in my reading life. Here are the big changes that impact my reading life.

1. In 8th grade I begin to enjoy reading a lot more. 

As a kid I have always been reading, but it was mostly to prove to everyone I could read. With a change in schooling and a teacher that didn't judge me on "reading level" I got to read books like The Hobbit, Called of the Wild, and The Hiding Place. These books open a doorway to enjoyment of reading.

Tiger Moon

Tiger Moon Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis

Author: Antonia Michaelis

Genre: Fantasy, Magic realism

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person

Summary: A young thief is caught stealing an amulet that belong to a god. As punishment he is given a task of rescuing a princess from a demon king. Sending him all across India with a white tiger as a companion. Meanwhile in a far-off desert a young bride spins a tale of rescue to a kindly servant boy as she awaits current death at the hands of her violent husband. These two tales weave and wove together to form a compelling story of strength and courage.

Content info: There are a few fade to black scenes of sex and a rape scene as well. 

11/18/19

Sheets

Sheets Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Genre: Paranormal, family

Summary: Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Genre: realistic fiction, gothic

Age: YA

POV: 1st person

Format: Audio book

Narrated by Anna Bentinck

Review: Life was not kind to Jane Eyre. Orphan as a young girl and sent to live with her cruel aunt. Despite the hardships Jane has to go through at home and boarding school. She works her way through life to become an independent woman.

11/15/19

Shadow of the Vampire: movie reivew

Shadow of the Vampire PosterGenre: Comedy, Horror

Rated: R

Year of Release: 2000

Director:  E. Elias Merhige

Summary: Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to deal with a lot of strange things (some crew members disappeared, some died). This movie focuses on the difficult relationship between Murnau, the director, and Schreck, the lead actor.

11/14/19

The Strange Library

The Strange Library The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Genre: Magic Realism

Age: YA

POV: 1st person
Summary: I do not know what to make of this little book. It's a story about a boy who goes to the liberty to check out a book, but the librarian tells him take the books he checks out are for library use only and must go to the reading room. From there things start to go downhill. 

Review: It took me a short time to read this book and a long time to think about it. Each character and setting have a meaning. 

11/13/19

Book Blogger Hop #2 & WWW #3

For this week I decided to do a double feature by combining Book Blogger Hop and WWWs Wednesday. I do not feel like doing to sceptered post.



Book Blogger Hop is a mouthily meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there a different prompt related to books and reading.

11/12/19

Yellowfang's Secret

Yellowfang's Secret Yellowfang's Secret by Erin Hunter

Genre: fantasy

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person limited


Summary: Follow the story of Yellowfang’s life from a kit to a medicine cat. This is not just the whole backstory of Yellowfang but, also tell the story of Raggedstar, Russetfur, and yes Runningnose (I laugh every time I think of that name) and about every other cat has a story to them.
I like how there was an unofficial mention of Bluestar and also Yellowfang side of the story when she meets a young Firepaw for the first time. 

11/8/19

Ghost Squad: movie review

Ghost Squad PosterGenre: family, paranormal

Rated: G

Year of Release: 2015

Director: Joel Souza

Summary: Trying to impress Brandy, Charlie accepts a dare from her brother Nick that says he and his friends must spend Halloween night in a house long rumored to be haunted. What seems to be an easy challenge quickly turns out to be a night of frights as Charlie, Nick and Alex find themselves in the fight of their lives.

Review: This is a fun movie. It got some good moments and a solid storyline. I like how the love interest is not in there for the sake of a love interest.

Each character is well developed and the acting...not bad per se, you have to be forgiving for the  kids. They are doing their best.

They don't explain the boys investigating ghost that well. The opening scene shows them in an abandon building looking for ghost. Overall this is a cute movie, not too scary and fun for the family.

More info: IMDb

6/10

11/7/19

Future Classics Book Tag




The Original Future Classic Book tag came from booktuber Lonesome Reader. I haven't find any book blogger that did this tag. I might be the first blog to do so. 


11/5/19

TTT #26 Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes





Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is books that give off autumn vibes (Autumn scenes/colors on the cover, autumn atmosphere, etc.).

1. Watership Down 

Author: Richard Adams




11/4/19

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Author: Edith Hamilton

Summary: A collection of Roman and Greek mythology. Plus a small section of Norse mythology at the end.

The story behind this book: Simply enough I find this book in a box of books at a yard sale. No, there was no test of my wits in getting more books (see Welsh legendsor labyrinth of books I has to go through (see Prince and Zombie ). The interesting part is when I brought this book to a Sea Scout* meeting. The skipper came up to me and ask me what edition my Mythology book was. Then he went on to said how this is one of the best books on mythology.

11/2/19

Book Blogger Hop #1




Book Blogger Hop is a mouthily meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week there a different prompt related to books and reading.