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5/31/20

May wrap-up 2020

Books read: 3

Audio books: 4

Graphic Novel: 1

Total books read: 8

The Backlist Challenges: 4 out of 11 books read

Audio Book Challenge: 6 out of 10 



Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)

5/30/20

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic by Gregory Mone
My rating: Goodreads

Author: Gregory Mone 

Genre: Mystery, Historical fic. 

Age: MG 

POV: 3rd person

Summary: The great ocean liner Titanic is preparing to cross the Atlantic. Onboard is a sinister thief bent on stealing a rare book that may be the key to unlocking infinite treasure; a wealthy academic traveling home to America with his rare book collection; and Patrick Waters, a twelve-year-old Irish boy who is certain that his job as a steward on the unsinkable ship will be the adventure of a lifetime. 

5/28/20

My favorite movies #1 Disney movies



I been reviewing movies on this blog for quiet awhile. I got this idea from Allonsythoraxx when she wrote a post where she recommend her Favorite movies

I thought to talk more about movies so I decided to do something similar and create my own lists of favorite movies. To being with my first list will be my all time favorite Disney movies.

5/27/20

Book discussion: The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare

Author: G.K. Chesterton

Genre: Mystery, Espionage, Allegory

Summary: As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton's nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn't be interesting at all, though, if he didn't also show such passion for giving the devil his due. He animates the forces of chaos and anarchy with every ounce of imaginative verve and rhetorical force in his body.

Review: The transfer between each scene overlap with the next scene. I find it odd at first but, once I got used to it the writing flow like a dream. 

The story can't be talk about without going into the philosophical elements. There a deeper understanding of everything in the story. So, to grasp the meaning of this book I decided to answer the Readers Guide Questions. There will be SPOLIORS.   

5/26/20

Shadow House book 1: The Gathering

The Gathering The Gathering by Dan Poblocki


Author: Dan Poblocki

Series: Shadow House

Genre: Horror, paranormal

Age: MG

POV: 3rd switches between the five main characters

Format: Audio book

Summary: Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House.

Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing -- and nobody -- can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear. And the way out? That's disappeared, too...Enter Shadow House... if you dare.

5/25/20

Reading the World: The Ultimate Encyclopedis of Mythology

I been meaning to review this bad boy for quit awhile. This is a 500+ pages book of mythology from Europa, Asia, and the Middle East. The book does not have any myths from Africa, Australia, the Pacific Islands, North, South, and Central America. The title use the word ultimate and not complete. Plus given the size it already a heavy book and adding more to it will make it twice as heavy.

Layout: The Ultimate Mythology is divided in to six sections: The Myths of Greece and Rome, Celtic World, Nordic Lands, Egypt and West Asia, South Central Asia, East Asia.

5/22/20

Book Blogger Hop #6


If you own an eBook, would you also purchase a print copy as well?

Answer: I own a Kindle fire and I do not buy eBooks. Why buy ebooks when I most likely going to read them once and their just going to take up space. Instead I take avenges of my library apps OneDrive and Hoopla. You can get books, audiobooks, movies, and music all for free. If a book is good then maybe I might buy a used copy because its cheaper.  

I don't liking owning a book and then buying it on Kindle. Its just re-buying the book. Instead I take full advantages of the library app. Its great that the library has a lot of the books I own already, that way I don't has to take all my books with me to collages. 

5/18/20

Warrioer Cats The New Prophey: Review of books 1,2,&3



Book one: Midnight




Summary: After a mysterious dream, Bramdleclaw must embark on a journey with a cat from each clan to the sundown place. While in the forest twolegs are being seen more and more bring their monsters with them.


“When you set out, you were four. Six with friends who could not stay behind. Now you are one.”
― Erin Hunter, Midnight

5/14/20

Blue Velvet: movie review


Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rated: R - languages, nudity  

Year of Release: 1986

Director: David Lynch

Summary: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Sisters Red

Sisters Red Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Author: Jackson Pearce

Genre: paranormal, Urban fantasy, romance

Age: YA

POV: alternating 1st person between Rosie and Scarlet

Format: Audio Book

Summary: Ever since the sisters have been attack by wolves when they were little, they had been on the haunt to kill men that turn into wolves. 

5/8/20

The Artist: movie review

The Artist PosterGenre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated: PG-13

Year of release: 2011

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Summary: Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down.

5/6/20

The Sandman vol 1: Preludes & Nocturnes

Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: fantasy
Age: YA, Adult
Format: graphic novel

Summary: An occultist tries to summon death, so he can live forever. Instead summon Morpheus the god of dreams. Trap for 70 years Morpheus finally escapes. Now he has to search for is objects of power.

5/5/20

Hitchhiker's Guide Book Tag



I find the original tag at Caffeine and Books

Arthur Dent: A book that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike what you expected


The  Darkdeep by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs
This book is different but, I can't say anything else without spoiling the story.      

5/4/20

Dream a Little Dream


Author: Kerstin Gier

Narrator: Marisa Calin

Genre: fantasy, paranormal, romance

POV: 1st person

Summary: Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals. The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where's she's starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn't possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery

5/1/20

April wrap-up 2020

I haven't been read much this mouth because I had a lot of schoolwork to do.

Books: 2

Graphic novel: 1

Total: 3