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7/31/20

July wrap-up 2020


Audios: 2

E-books: 2

Graphic Novels:

Book: 3

Total: 10 books

Literary Taste - How to Form It by Arnold Bennettwe of the forsaken world... by Kiran BhatYou can't just kiss anyone you want by Marzena Sowa
The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathBoxers by Gene Luen YangSaints by Gene Luen Yang
French Exit by Patrick deWittCorduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall SmithMonster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger
Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created

Psycho: movie review & a mini review of The Man Who Know too Much

Psycho Poster
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Rated: R

Year Release: 1960

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Summary: A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

7/30/20

Corduroy Mansions

Corduroy Mansions Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith
 
Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Genre:

Age: Teen, Adult

POV: 3rd person

Format: Audio

Summary: 'Corduroy Mansions' is the nickname given to a crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. It is inhabited by an assortment of characters - including, amongst others, a literary agent, a wine merchant, one accountant, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and his long-suffering PA, and a small dog in his prime.

7/24/20

Dave Made a Maze: movie review

Genre: Comedy, drama

Rated: R

Year of Release: 2017

Director: Bill Watterson

Summary: Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Plus what is a maze without a minotaur. 

7/22/20

Journey Through Fiction #6 What makes a Villain Memorable?

What Make a Villain memorable?


Hello fellow readers. This is the first of a series of discussion posts. The series will focus on picking apart the structure of a story, themes, characters, plot, etc…and putting it all back together. 

Villains...it a love hate relationship. Where there a protagonist, there a villain. They have been in stories since humans have been telling them. This post will be discussing the different type of villains and what makes them complexes characters. 

7/20/20

Boxers and Saints

Boxers Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Genre: Historical fic

Age: Teen

Summary of Boxers: China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. 

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers—commoners trained in kung fu—who fight to free China from "foreign devils."
Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils"—Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.

7/17/20

Can We Take a Joke: movie review & Discussion on the nature of the Internet

Can We Take a Joke? PosterGenre: Documentary

Rated: N/A

Year of release: 2016

Director: Ted Balaker

Summary: An examination of Western society's apparent contemporary intolerance of edgy humor by comedians. 

7/16/20

French Exit

French Exit French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Author: Patrick Dewitt

Genre: literary, cotemporary

Age: Adult

POV: 3rd person

Summary: Due to scandal and bankruptcy Frances Price decided to pack up take the only possible exit out. Alone with her son and the cat the three head to Paris, Frances. 

7/15/20

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge #3: Things I Collect





What do I collect? 

Well besides books I collect rocks. Yes I'm a rock monkey. I have salt crystals my dad got from Africa. A few large quartz and gemstones. I also  have a spices rack that rotates, its where I keep the smaller rocks in spice jars. I also have two medium sizes jars with more rocks. Everywhere I have travel I has to have a rock from that place. 

7/14/20

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

 

Author: Sylvia Plath

Genre: Realistic-fic, mental health

POV: 1st person

Formant: Audiobook

Summary: We follow Esther Greenwood's personal life from her summer job in New York with Ladies' Day magazine, back through her days at New England's largest school for women, and forward through her attempted suicide, her bad treatment at one asylum and her good treatment at another, to her final re-entry into the world like a used tire: "patched, retreaded, and approved for the road" ... Esther Greenwood's account of her year in the bell jar is as clear and readable as it is witty and disturbing.

7/13/20

You can't just kiss anyone you want

You can't just kiss anyone you want You can't just kiss anyone you want by Marzena Sowa

Author: Marzena Sowa

Genre: Historical-fic

Summary: Set in east Europe after WWII behind the iron curtain. While watching a propaganda film a boy try to kiss a  girl setting a ripple effect in which everyone is force to be question. 

Review: The story highlights the ripple effect one small action can cause trouble  to so many people. Under the regime you can think thoughts you want to but you can't say them out loud. When someone is being question the snowball effect cause kids to adult to turn on each other. 

7/11/20

Book Blogger #8


If you can recommend books from the following genres: Romance, YA, NA, and fantasy

Romance - I don't read a lot of romance 

7/8/20

We of the forsaken world...

we of the forsaken world...

we of the forsaken world... by Kiran Bhat

Author: Kiran Bhat

Genre: Contemporary, literary

Age: Adult

Summary: In a distant corner of the globe, a man journeys to the birthplace of his mother, a tourist town destroyed by an industrial spill. In a nameless remote tribe, the chief’s second son is born, creating a scramble for succession as their jungles are being destroyed by loggers. In one of the world’s sprawling metropolises, a homeless one-armed woman sets out to take revenge upon the men who trafficked her. And, in a small village of shanty shacks connected only by a mud-and- concrete road, a milkmaid watches the girls she calls friends destroy her reputation