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12/30/19

The Eddie Dickens Trilogy

Author: Philip Ardagh

Genre: Historical fic, humor

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Book one: A House Called Awful Ends 





Summary: When both of Eddie Dickens’s parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly around the edges, and smell of hot water bottles, it’s agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house, Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.

12/27/19

Radius: movie review

Radius PosterGenre: Sic-fic, Thriller

Rated: Not Rated...😕???

Year Release: 2017

Directors:  Caroline Labrèche, Steeve Léonard

Summary: Upon wake up from a car crash a man doesn't remember who he is. He later finds out whoever comes within a current distance of him suddenly dies.

Ferals

Ferals (Ferals, #1)Ferals by Jacob Grey

Non-spoiler review

Author: Jacob Grey

Genre: Urban fantasy

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Blackstone was once a thriving metropolis. But that was before the Dark Summer—a wave of violence and crime that swept through the city eight years ago, orchestrated by the fearsome Spinning Man. Now the Spinning Man is on the move again, and a boy named Caw is about to be caught in his web.

12/23/19

Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology

Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford AnthologyAuthor/Edited by Michael Cox and R.A. Gilbert

Summary: A collection of Victorian ghost stories from the earliest to the latest in the genre. Depicting how the horror genre has evolve over time.

The Introduction: Talk about what the meaning of ghost. Offend they are  the physiologic fear for a person's past. The regrets, guilt, attachment, and fear. Thank of the Tall Tale Heart, a murder driven mad all because of the beating of a heart only heard in their head or A Christmas Carol where the physiologic fear of ghost is not only the anxiety of the past, but of the present and the future.

Review: There are some stories that are note worthy like The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell and the An Account of Some Strange Disturbances on Aungier Street. The Truth and Nothing but the Truth by Rhoda Broughton is told in letters between two characters. The Tomb of Sarah by F.G. Loring is a vampire story that was publish around the same time as Dracula. There are a few stories I dislike. To be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens and the House on C- Street by Dinah Mulock I find both of these stories to be a bit confusing.

12/20/19

The Brothers Bloom: movie review

The Brothers Bloom PosterGenre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Rated: PG-13 - brief languages

Year of Release: 2009

Director: Rian Johnson

Summary: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Bloom (Adrien Brody) wants to quit the con business and live a peaceful life. His older brother Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) has other plans. For one last scheme they are targeting a rich heiress, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) by showing her the world in an attempt to con her.

12/19/19

The Outsiders

The Outsiders The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Genre: realistic fic

Age: YA

POV: 1st person

Review: Such a rich and powerful story. I felt so much sympathy for all of these characters. This is a great book for discuses. Not only did I felt for these characters but, can relate in some way.

The Outsiders keep it real and a lot of what happens in this can be compare to today with games, broken homes, and life out on the streets. Not much of that has change.

YA has gone a long way, as for The Outsiders keeping up I say the story ages well.

12/17/19

Nimona

Nimona Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Author: Noelle Stevenson

Genre: fantasy

Age: MG

Summary: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.

TTT #28 Freebie: Books to read in the winter time


Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is last week topic Freebie in which it will be books to read in the winter time. 

12/16/19

Ratha's Creature: The Named book one

Ratha's Creature (The Named, #1)Ratha's Creature by Clare Bell

Non-spoiler reviews

Author: Clare Bell

Series: The Named book one

Genre: Animal-fantasy, Prehistoric 

Age: YA

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Ratha is a young herder of the Named, a clan of intelligent prehistoric wild cats who keep deer and horses. The Named fight for survival against Un-Named cats, enemies who raid clan herds. Meoran, leader of the Named, claims that the Un-Named are no more intelligent than herd animals, and Ratha believes him, until a clash with an Un-Named raider who taunts her in Named speech forces her to question everything. 

Then Ratha tames a power that could upset everything. Threatened by her discovery, the tyrannical clan leader banishes her from the clan

12/14/19

Gork, the Teenage Dragon

Gork, the Teenage Dragon Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson
My Goodreads review

Author: Gabe Hudson

Genre: Bio-punk, sci-fic, fantasy
Age: YA

POV: 1st person

Summary:  It is Eggharvest day and Gork needs to ask a female dragon to be his queen. If she refuses him, Gork will become a slave. 

12/13/19

The Matrix: Movie review

The Matrix PosterGenre: Action, Sic-fic

Rated: R - Violence and brief languages

Year of Release: 1999

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Summary: What if life as we know it is all artificial, we are living in another reality, and it’s all a lie. What is the Matrix? You will have to see for yourself.

Neo (Keanu Reeves ) is a  computer hacker that learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

12/11/19

Book Blogger Hop #3


Book Blogger Hop

Do you keep your TBR stack on a separate shelf from your already read books or are they mixed?

Most of my TBR is separate from my read shelf. I do place books on my read shelf to keep them in mind what books I'm going to read next. I have three rows of shelves on my wall where I keep my read books and also have four book cases. One of them is on the verges of falling apart. Another one is for my non-fiction and two are for TBR.

Right now I in the mist of rearranging and purging some books.  I ask my dad for some new shelves for Christmases. With some new shelves I hope to have more room until I end up buying more books. I'm doing fine so far with using my library more and not going to every book sale.

The Magician's Elephant

The Magician's Elephant The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
My Goodreads review

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Illustrated by Yoko Yanaka

Genre: Magic realism

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: What if? Why not? Could it be? Peter ask these questions when the fortuneteller tells him his’s sister lives and an elephant will lead you to her. This set off a chain of events that are so remarkable, so impossible, That Peter can hardly dare to believe it. 

12/9/19

The Bone Magician



*Update: The format has been change to fit format of my other reviews. Originally publish in 11/14/18 none of my options has changes.

Goodreads review

Author: F. E Higgins

Genre: Mystery, Historical fic, and, fantasy

Age: Upper MG

Summary: Pin Carpue is on his own in the world. His mother is dead and his father is missing after being labeled a suspect in a rash of murders. Pin finds a job working for the local undertaker as a body watcher, making sure people are really dead before they’re buried. The body he’s supposed to be watching tonight is currently surrounded by three people engaged in a most unusual ceremony. An old man, a bone magician, and his young female assistant are waking a woman so her grieving fiancé can have one last goodbye with her. Pin can’t believe it will work, but then the dead woman sits up and speaks.

Warrior Cats books 4,5, & 6 Review Part two

Author: Erin Hunter

Genre: animal, low fantasy

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person limited



Book four: Rising Storm:   

 Non-spoiler Review 





Summary: Tigerclaw is outcast from Thuderclan and Fireheart is now deputy. There is still no peace in the forest. Bluestar is sparling down in to madness losing all trust in the clan and in herself.


12/6/19

The Last Unicorn: movie review


Genre: Fantasy

Rated: G

Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writers: Peter S. Beagle (screenplay)

Year of release: 1982

Summary: A unicorn (Mia Farrow) hears from a butterfly (Robert Klein) that she the last of the unicorns. She set out to find where her kind. Join up with the magician Schmendrick (Alan Arkin) and Molly Grue (Tammy Grimes). They make their way to a kingdom rule by an evil king in order to find what happen to the unicorns.

12/4/19

WWW #4


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taken on a World of Words

The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Drawings by Ganth Williams

Genre: Animal

Age: MG

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times Square subway station.  

12/3/19

Top 15 movie of 2019

A list of the best movies I watch this year. I include both old (thank my mom and film class) and newly release movies. Will not be including movies I re-watch before no matter how many times I seen them.


15. John Carter - This is not the greatest movie, but its still fun to watch.



Top 10 books of 2019

These are the best books I read for the year 2019. This is a good year for reading, so many books to choose from it hard to just pick ten. I pick up some books that have unique concept and others that are breath taking.
 Finally read The Last Dogs series that admittedly been on my self for years. Having discover Agatha Christie and the Flavia de Luce series, I'm slowly getting back in to mysteries. Also I've read quite a few classics.

10. The Last Dogs series - Cute series that I can't believe I waited so long to read. Call me stubborn or whatever I will read a book when I get to it.




Happy one year Blogversary

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It been one year sine I started my blog. I will like to rise a glass of wine for a toast. Since this is the Internet and I can't pour y'all a drink, do your self a favor and pour a glass of wine or soda (for those under age) and make some toast, because why not. 

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