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10/30/20

I'm Thinking of Ending Things: movie review...sort of


Genre:
Drama, Thriller

Year of Release: 2020

Rated:

Director: Charlie Kaufman

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Summary: A young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself.

10/27/20

TTT #38 Halloween Freebie

 

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks topic is last week's topic: is Halloween Freebie. 

My freebie is going to be scary books for kids that are better then the Goosebumps books series. Let's faces it Goosebumps are cheap in thrills. They get you with their twist endings for a few books and then dwindles in to cheapness. I understand why my mom didn't give me the Goosebumps books as a kid. Instead she give most of the books that are on this list. 

1. The Haunting of Drerek Stone series. 


Author: Tony Abbott

I like how the story takes place in New Orleans and has an interesting concept for ghost that is hard to explain in a few words. Also  the main character is over weight and is partly deaf in one ear. Knowing how you guys are that might grab your interest.

10/26/20

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Genre: Contemporary, romance  

POV: 1st person 

Series: To All the Boys I Love Before book one

Age: Teen 

Format: Audio

Summary: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh.

10/22/20

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Author: Fredrik Backman

Genre: Contemporary

POV: 3rd person

Formant: Audio

Summary: Meet Ove. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell. Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. 

10/16/20

The Dark Academia Book Tag

 


I love old things and learning. Dream of having my own study with a roll top deck, typewriter, and antique globe. In fact I have an antique globe so I can check that one off. Only this year have I heard of the aesthetic Dark Academia. This fits my intellectual style nicely. 

I find this tag on La Petite Muse and the Original is created by *emmie* over on book tube.  

10/15/20

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

 
Autor: James Morrow

Genre: literary, magic realism, horror

POV: 1st person

Age: Adult

Summary: In 1914, the world teeters on the brink of the Great War. An American painter, Francis Wyndham, is hired to provide art therapy at a renowned European asylum, working under the auspices of its mysterious director, Alessandro Caligari. Francis is soon beguiled by his most talented student, Ilona Wessels, whose genius with a brush is matched only by the erotic intensity of her madness. Deep in his secret studio, Dr. Caligari, rumored to be a sorcerer, struggles to create Ecstatic Wisdom, an immense painting so hypnotic it can incite entire regiments to rush headlong into battle. 

10/9/20

movie review: A House with a Clock in its Walls

Genre: Family, fantasy

Rated: PG

Year of Release: 2018

Director: Eli Roth

Summary: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

10/7/20

Stacking the Shelves #2 & WWW

 


Note: For WWW Wednesday scroll down to the bottom. 

This weekend I went to my Friends of the library bookstore. Strangely enough its the only library bookstore that open and its been open since July. 


10/5/20

Cirque Du Freak books review of 7,8,9




Book 7: Hunters of the Dusk

Summary: Darren Shan, the Vampire Prince, leaves Vampire Mountain on a life or death mission. As part of an elite force, Darren searches the world for the Vampaneze Lord. But the road ahead is long and dangerous - and lined with the bodies of the damned.