Friday Favorites

Friday Favorite|Albums and Songs To Not Listen To When Reading

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Hey guys, Friday Favorites is hosted by Kibby who started this tag at Something of the Book. And this tag is just a fun way to share some of your favorite things every Friday 🙂

Okay so originally this is songs to listen to while reading however, all I listen to is musicals. So for me, when I listen to musicals I always have to belt out the songs and dance(unless I’m in public) and I thought I would do a spin and do songs not to listen to.

Summer Nights from Grease

“I met a girl crazy for me”

“Met a boy cute as can be”

This song just makes me want to act out all the activities they talk about like how Danny saved Sandy from drowning(I do the snorkeling dance move) and when Frenchy asks if he bought her a car(I’m 98% sure its Frenchy) and I always like to pretend I’m driving a car.

Raise You Up/Just Be from Kinky Boots

“If you hit the dust let me raise you up. When your bubble busts let me raise you up.”

If any of you out there need a good motivational song well look no further! This song has definitely lifted up my spirits one to many times and it’s honestly the best for it. It’s also a great song to sing at your loudest.

Dancing Through Life from Wicked

“Stop studying strife and learn to live, the unexamined life”

Dancing is literally in the title so how can one not dance. If there is any song to dance to, this has got to be it. I personally like to do a little ballroom dance to this song because why not.

The Land of Yesterday from Anastasia

“But I say we’re not dead now, we’re not dead now we’re in France instead now. Let us not be sad, the nights young and Russians are mad so, let’s live in the land of yesterday live in the grand imperial heyday.”

This song like omg is my new favorite song from this musical. It’s just so upbeat and so fun to sing and to dance to. It’s a really fast paced song which makes it super fun. My favorite thing to do is a rockette kick because it just fits perfectly to one section of this song. Also, the orchestra in this is just amazing.

To Life from Fiddler on The Roof

“Drink L’Chaim to life.”

I was deciding between this song and Tradition but I decided to go with this one because it’s just way more upbeat and way more fun to dance to. And this is by far one of my favorite songs to really belt out when singing and I love to like sing the melody/orchestra with this song. However if your going to listen to this song and the musical in general, I recommend listening to the 2016 Broadway cast recording because it just sounds better than the movie soundtrack and its more pleasant(for me) to listen to.

So there you have it, a small portion of my favorite songs to not read to because I’m usually singing(very off key) at the top of my lungs while dancing like crazy to them. I also highly suggest giving a listen to all these musicals if you haven’t already because they are all great!

What are some of your favorite songs to sing and dance to?

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book review

The Final Cut|Book Review

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42116974Title: The Final Cut

Author: Ellery A. Kane

Pages: 336

Rating: ★.5

Synopsis: There’s a thin line between love and murder.

When “Love Doctors” Ian and Kate Culpepper are brutally murdered in their Carmel mansion on Valentine’s Day, Ava knows it’s karma. Because Ian’s leaving her for perfect Kate four years ago had cut her bone deep. And then they had the nerve to show up here, on her turf. With their perfect house and their perfect daughter and their matching perfect smiles.

It’s no wonder Ava can’t stop watching. It’s no wonder she can’t let go.

But Ian is far from perfect, and Ava owes a debt too. For the unforgivable thing they’d done together. The dark deed that severed their marriage in two. When Ava’s name is found inked in blood at the crime scene, a reckoning seems inevitable. Someone knows what she’s hiding. Someone sees what she’s done. And karma is ready to collect its pound of flesh.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. All thoughts are my own.

Non-Spoiler Review

So this book is the third book in a series which I didn’t know but fear not because (to me) you don’t need to read the other two books to read this book!

This was a pretty crazy book. I thought this was a pretty well done mystery/suspense book. I got pretty wrapped up in the mystery once I got into the book and didn’t want to put it down which is what I want from a mystery book.

The main character Ava was quite a character. She was often very frustrating at times and usually this annoys me but I found it fitting for this book. Throughout the book she makes some frustrating choices and at times I just wish I could of shook her by the shoulders and give her a stern talking to. Though frustrating at times, all the decisions she made felt very real which I liked.

One part of this book that I really enjoyed was the fact that the author provides little snippets of Ava’s past life and her relationship with Ian. Through these snippets we are able to get more of an idea of Ian and what he is like as a character. We also get to see the actions that led Ava to act how she is regarding relationships and I felt bad for her and what she had to deal with while in a relationship with Ian. Another cool thing that Kana did was provide articles about the murder mystery. So not only do we learn more about the case through the eyes of Ava but we learn information through the towns local newspaper.

I enjoyed Kane’s writing style. I was easily pulled into the mystery and I got invested into the murder case which is exactly what I look for when reading a mystery/suspense book. Kane also did a good job developing characters, they didn’t fall flat at all which I was super happy with.

The ending was a solid ending. I found it so cute and was defining smiling while reading that last paragraph. I’m going to try and say this next thing as well as I can without saying any spoilers. Something happens to the main character Ava and I really like how it was handled in the end and was happy the author did it the way they did.

One issue however that I had with his books as the pacing. The beginning was slow and I wasn’t really that into it. However once things start to pick up in the story, its just go go go. Something that sucked little was the fact that I guessed who committed the crime. It sort of took out the shock factor that one should get when reading a mystery/suspense book. Though I guessed who did the crime, I did not guess why they did it so I still got a sliver of the shock factor.

Overall really enjoyable book and I think I am going to try and check out the first two books in the series from my library!

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday|Stand Alone Books That Need a Sequel

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

1) The Stand-In Boyfriend by Emma Doherty

This book is about a girl named Livy who is in love with her best friend. The solution to win him over? Make him jealous by going along with Chase’s idea of being fake boyfriend and girlfriend. I loved the ending of this book and I would love to have another book about Livy and who she ended up with.

2) Salvage Rat by Larry N. Martin

This book literally felt like it ended on a cliffhanger. It also felt like the first book in a series. Only it isn’t. So this book seriously needs a sequel!

3) Gunslinger by Lyndsay Ely

I could really get on board with another story focused on Serendipity Jones, or even a spinoff based on another character in this book.

4) Wonder by R.J Palacio

I love Auggie so much as a character. I think a book about him in his later life would be pretty cool if there were to be a sequel

5) Alex, Approximately by Jenny Bennett

I just fell in love with this book and I loved the romance, especially since it involves my favorite trope which is hate to love. I sadly have yet to read another one of Bennett’s books but if there were a sequel to this story, there would be no hesitation

6) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I loooooove this book so much, way more then Everything, Everything and after the ending of the book, I need to know what happens next. Part of me hopes the movie answers it yet another part of me doesn’t want it to answer it because then it strays away from the book itself.

7) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

I feel like a cool sequel for this would be like how they all deal with the events after or maybe after a certain amount of years they get back together and reminisce or something. I’m not adding this here because I want more from the story, this book ended perfectly in my opinion, I honesty just want more of the characters because I love them a ton as a group.

8) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Phenomenal book. But a sequel or spinoff would be cool in my opinion

9) Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Just give me all the Simon and Blue moments thank you.

10) The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

A what happens after kind of sequel might be cool. Or maybe a spinoff.

So, what are some stand alones you would like to see a sequel of?

 

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites|TV Shows to Watch When Not Reading

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Hey guys, Friday Favorites is hosted by Kibby who started this tag at Something of the Book. And this tag is just a fun way to share some of your favorite things every Friday 🙂

Okay, I am excited to talk about TV shows because I watch so many and have fallen in love with so many. So! Onto what will probably be a long list of my favorite shows(these are not in any order).

The Vampire Diaries

Words cannot describe how much I love this show. I just love all the characters(well mostly all of them). Also, all the villains are pretty well done.

Greys Anatomy

This was my first doctor/medical show and I fell in love! I have to say though, the new seasons are not my favorite because I feel like they are less medical and more drama but whatever, still really love this show. Heads up, have tissues on hand when watching this series.

Blue Bloods

This is my favorite cop show like I just love it so much. The family as a whole is also amazing and this is probably my favorite TV family. I also love all the action and out of all the cop shows I’ve watched, this is the best well done(in my opinion).

Gilmore Girls

Love. Love. Love this show. The mother daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory is my absolute favorite. Also all the like side characters are super funny and amazing

The Office

This is just a classic I feel like and a super funny show and if you haven’t watched it what are you doing, go watch it!

Hawaii Five-0

Another amazing cop show. The two main character Danny and Steve are amazing. They’re bromance is my absolute fave and keep me laughing throughout every episode.

Yummy Mummys

Yes okay, I can already feel you judging this show from the title. Okay but let me tell you, it’s completely stupid in all the best ways. Rich moms to be plus a rivalry equals amazing trashy show. If you have nothing to watch just give this show a try, you’ll thank me.

Okay, there are plenty other shows I can add to this list but I’m not going to do that. Have you seen any of these shows? What are some of your favorite shows to watch?

Wrap-Up

February Wrap-Up|2019

IMG_1047.jpegHope everyone had a good reading month! This month was an amazing reading month for me because I read 12 books! I honestly don’t think I’ve read this many books in a month for a long time. So, onto the books I read this month.

Melanin: The Melanin Chronicles Book One by Mike Freeman

This was an interesting read. I’ve never read a novella that wasn’t part of a series so this was a different experience for me. I thought the concept was interesting with this novella but I feel like it fell short just a little. I think this book could of done a lot better had it been a full length book. Because this is a novella some things just felt like they were brushed by and could of used a little more development. The ending was my favorite part because what a cliffhanger. I gave this a 3/5 stars.

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

What an action packed book and I loved every second that I was reading it. Caledonia and her crew are such badass women and I loved that! Every minute of this book was full of action, from the first page to the very end, it was action packed. I didn’t want to put this book down one bit while reading this. I gave this a 4/5 stars.

Colder Than Ice by Jane Galaxy

I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did. I really enjoyed watching the relationship grow between the two main characters. I liked how although this was a romance book, each character was overcoming something on their own which added to them as a character. I had a little issue with the writing because some things I felt needed to be distinguished like a text. I also felt that there needed to be a clearer distinction between times. Like one moment I would be reading something and then the next line it would be like the next day which made things a little confusing for me. I gave this a 4/5 stars.

One Bad Idea by Sabrina Stark

This book was alright. The romance was hate to love which is one of my favorite tropes so I enjoyed that. The characters were a little annoying at times. My big issue with this book was the writing, it felt to me like middle school writing and to me it took away from the story. The ending was to soon it felt for me and I didn’t really like it. I gave it a 2.5/5 stars.

Black Diamond by Ali Dean

I really liked this book. Roxie was an enjoyable character. Throughout the whole book she stood her ground and she would not down down to Ryker and his rules. She stood true to her gut and her belief throughout the book which made me like her even more as a character. Ryker took me a little while to like and by the end I sorta came around to him. There felt like there were some clichés embedded into this story and unfortunately they were clichés that I don’t like. I gave this a 3.5/5 stars.

Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle

This book, I’m honestly not really sure what to make of it. I didn’t like the main character Charlotte all to much. I found her whiny and immature throughout most of the book. But she did have a character growth which I was glad to see because she really needed one. The other main character Young I really liked. He was my favorite character in this whole book and I liked how kind he was even to Charlotte who wasn’t always the kindest. The ending was interesting but I was confused by it. I thought the ending didn’t really fit the plot and how it was wrapped up just didn’t make sense to me. The pacing felt a little fast paced but it also fit the circumstances that the book takes places in. I gave this a 3/5 stars.

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

If it wasn’t for the movie(and Cole Sprouse being in it) I probably wouldn’t have picked this up. I’ve heard some people say that this was based off of the screenplay and I don’t know if thats true or not but I think it might be. I really liked this book. I thought it was cute and heartbreaking at the same time. Throughout this book I suspected the ending but with each chapter I believed in a change. After reading reviews on Goodreads, it made me realize this book had some problems with it but I can’t say what those are because of spoilers. I gave this a 4/5 stars.

Secret by Lindsay Smith

I liked this book. The beginning was really interesting, however the middle I found myself skimming over some parts, but luckily the ending picked right back up again. The whole supernatural abilities was an interesting aspect but I did get confused sometimes on what some abilities could do. The ending was enjoyable and I look forward to the next book. I gave this a 4/5 stars.

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

I wasn’t really a fan of this book. I am not a big nonfiction fan and I don’t really care for Anna Kendrick. Some parts I found interesting like her early life and when she made the move to California but other than that I wasn’t very much interested in the story. I gave this a 3/5 stars.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

This was a good last book in this series. I finished this book super fast and just didn’t want to put it down. I really liked the relationship between the two characters and found them so cute together. I really enjoyed this series as a whole and I think this book was my favorite out of the three. I gave this a 4/5 stars.

Alice’s Wish by Kay Harris

I enjoyed this romance novel. It was short and cute and easy to read. The romance was nice and I enjoyed watching the relationship grow. If you want you can check out my full review here. I gave this a 3/5 stars.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

This was the last book I read for the month of February. This was a good thriller and I read this in about three hours, I couldn’t put it down. The overall mystery was pretty intriguing and I did not guess the ending. That being said, I felt like the suspense aspect of it kind of fell flat. The pacing was also pretty slow for a thriller novel. I also found the main character Nora a bit annoying sometimes. I gave this 3/5 stars.

So there you have it, all the books I read in the month of February, how many did you read?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday|Places in Books I’d Like to Visit

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

 

Okay, I am super pumped for this prompt like this is going to be fun!

1) Hogwarts

Okay, so I’m just going to start out with probably THE most common one okay. I mean honestly, anyone who wouldn’t want to live in the Wizarding World and go to Hogwarts seriously needs an MRI because this world is just freaking amazing.

2) Velaris

I honestly though probably shouldn’t be allowed here because I’d probably turn full stalker mode on the Inner Circle

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3) Terrasen

Again, probably should’t be let here for the high chance of me going full stalker mode. I’d probably get kicked out for being so stalkery😂

4) Shadowhunter Academy

I would so love to come here. I mean I don’t think I’d make it past the first week because I hecka weak but I would love to try! Just imagine being a shadowhunter, like how freaking cool would that be and to be able to show off the cool runes. Sign me up(but just don’t question me if I happen to be missing during a battle…)!

5) Fennbirn

As long as I am not a queen, I would not mind living here. And I think I would want to be a naturalist, it just seems like they have more fun than the others.

6) Lunar

Post Lunar War I would so want to live here…I think. Aha honestly I’d just want to live here so I can stalk all the characters😂 Also, I feel like having Lunar powers can be kinda cool as long as they aren’t abused

7) Caraval

I would not want to participate no no no no no. However, I would not mind one bit being a watcher. Just being able to watch the game I feel like would be just an amazing experience on its own.

8) Ravka

I think my one goal if I were to go here would to just stare at the Grisha and watch as they do their thang. And then maybe relentlessly beg to be let inside the Palace.

9) The Night Circus

I just really want to go see this circus, that is all

10) Anywhere

Okay, maybe this is cheating, maybe not but I would honestly be beyond happy to visit any place in a book(as long as it is not in a dystopian book) because each place would be magical and I would be beyond thrilled just to be anywhere that exists in a book

So there you have it, my top ten places I would love to visit in a book! What are some of your places you would like to visit?

 

 

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites|Book Bfs/Gfs

Hey guys, Friday Favorites is hosted by Kibby who started this tag at Something of the Book. And this tag is just a fun way to share some of your favorite things every Friday 🙂

So, last week I think it was I started doing Top Ten Tuesday and I’ve enjoyed doing that and decided to give another one of these weekly prompt things a go! So I am going to try and start doing Friday Favorites. This Friday’s prompt is book boyfriends/book girlfriends!

1) Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper

I read the first book in this series for 2018’s Spookathon and loved it. But most importantly, I love Thomas. I really like how he likes doing autopsies and stuff, which is what I aspire to do as my career! I haven’t read the second of third book in this series yet but I can’t wait until I do so I can read/see more of Thomas.

2) Kenji Kishimoto from Shatter Me

I LOVE Kenji, like sorry Thomas, love you but move over. I just love Kenji’s personality and how you can always count on him to lighten the mood. Like I’m not one to laugh out loud a lot when reading books but some of the things Kenji has said, I’ve chuckled a little.  If Tahereh Mafi hurst my precious Kenji in the upcoming books…

3) Nikolai Lantsov from Grisha Trilogy+King of Scars

Okay, how can someone not love Nikolai. His witty remarks and just him as a character makes him so amazing and why I love him ton. Also haven’t read King of Scars(crazy I know) which is bizarre because he’s on this list so why wouldn’t I jump at the opportunity to read a book based on one of my book bfs. I’ll tell you why, Actually, I have no idea, I should probably get onto reading that…

So there we have it, my favorite book boyfriends! Who are some of your book boyfriends?

Uncategorized

My Bookshelf|A Photo Tour

IMG_0922.jpegWe all have that one problem. The problem that keeps us up all night, wondering how we could ever fix it. Everyone says just buy another, but we all know it will never be enough. The one problem we are all dying to solve. Not having enough shelf space. We unhaul books to make room. A temporary fix. Though we stress about not enough space, we can’t help but admire all our books, lined up beside one another. As we stare at our books, we can’t help but smile. Looking at all out lovely books, we realize that not having enough space is just a small consequence of being a reader. For being able to travel to all these worlds outweighs everything.

Hello all, hope your doing well. I hope you enjoyed that little introduction thingy, I had a bit fun writing it. So I was browsing the web for some blog post ideas and on Charlotte’s page I came across some ideas and one just stuck with me. Which is: a bookshelf tour. I thought this just sounded fun and I wanted to do it. So thats what I’m doing, giving you a tour of my bookshelf 🙂

So I have three bookshelves in total. Now since I don’t want this to be a super long post, I’m going to do just one of my shelves.  So without further ado, here is a tour of 1 out of 3 of my bookshelves.

My Shelf

So here is a full picture of my shelf:

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So I’m a little weird and order my books from right to left instead of left to right. I do this though because when I go to look at my shelves, I start on the right shelf which is the one pictured and then will move to my left shelf. I organize all my shelves hardback to paperback and then within each shelf, I order it by height. The only exception to this are my three author shelves. Okay, so now I shall take you on a tour of my bookshelf, shelf by shelf.

Top Shelves

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So here we have all of my taller hardbacks. Tall hardbacks are such a problem for me because I do not like it when I have a tall hardback and then what I consider a normal hardback next to it because the extreme height difference bothers me so much. So I always try and get all the tall hardbacks next to each other. To accompany the books, I have a few funko pops. So There’s my Kaz pop I got from DustandPages and my Tenth Doctor one along with a candle from Bed Bath and Body Works. And then on the second shelf I have a My Little Pony figure of the Doctor pony and to accompany him is the Ninth Doctor.

Middle Shelves

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Here we have one normal shelf and an author shelf! So the first shelf is just a shelf of series. Don’t know what I’m going to do when Defy Me comes out but I’ll figure it out when the time comes. On this shelf is a Snow White funko and a Weeping Angel funko(careful, don’t blink). Next to this shelf is my Harry Potter shelf! This is by far my fullest shelf in the non-books department(like funk and candles etc.) pretty soon I’m going have to start putting some pops on other shelves. So behind all the many funkos, there is a chocolate frog box container and a golden snitch. Behind Hagrid I have my Fantastic Beasts screenplays.

Middle Shelves #2

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(please excuse the string in this photo, its from my HP shelf)

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Once again we have one normal shelf and then another author shelf! So first is my Cassandra Clare shelf. It is packed, I knowwww. Honestly I have no idea what I’m going to do with all the new Shadowhunter books coming out this year. There isn’t so much on this shelf besides two candles that smell amazingggg, matches that were included in a Fairyloot box, my angelic rune necklace, some little booklet, and then rune tattoos. Next to this shelf is my last hardcover shelf. So I split my shelves as evenly as I could between my two main shelves and this hardback shelf is the last one. So if I pictured my two shelves side by side, next to this shelf you would see shelves full of paperback books. On this shelf I have my River Song funko pop and my Edward and Bella candle that was included in a Fairyloot box.

Bottom Shelves

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Here we have two paperback shelves. First I have my Meyer and Bardugo shelf. I have two Grishaverse candles and some shea butter thing that smells super good. And then on the Marissa Meyer side of this shelf I have my Lunar Chronicles inspired candle that was included in an Owlcrate box. Next to this shelf is what I consider my mitchmatched paperback shelf. This is my least favorite shelf everrr, I just really don’t like how it looks mainly because theres a bunch of different sized paperbacks on here. On this shelf I have this elephant statue thing I got while in Jamaica. Then I have my Adipose funko pop which I just find super cute(plus he glows in the dark!). Then lastly I have my mug full of all my bookmarks.

So I hope you enjoyed this little photo tour of my bookshelf. I had fun putting this together so I think I might do another one of these with my second main bookshelf. Let me know if you would like to see another one of these, and how do you arrange your shelves?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday|Books I’ve Loved With Fewer Than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads

IMG_0913.jpegTop Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

So I really doubt I’m going to reach ten but maybe I will, we shall see.

1: Salvage Rat by Larry N. Martin, 49 Ratings

I really liked this book. It was filled with a ton of action which made it feel like such a fast read. I also really liked the two main characters and reading their banter was enjoyable. You can check out my full review here

2: Colder Than Ice by Jane Galaxy, 18 Ratings

I really enjoyed this book.. It was really cute and a short read. This relationship was fun to watch grow and blossom. The two main characters were enjoyable to read, though they were a bit frustrating at times, it was nice to read about them.

3: The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee,  1,593 Ratings

I really loved this novella. It was a nice addition to the series and it was definitely nice to get more Monty and Percy because I just loove these two together!

4: Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, 1,917 Ratings

I don’t read much dystopian anymore if I’m being honest but after reading this I’m definitely going to try to get back into it. What I really liked about this book was the main character Serendipity. I loved how brave she was and how she stuck to her gut and what she believed in. The word though a little confusing at times to me, was a combination of the wild west and Las Vegas which I felt was a cool mixture.

5: Anastasia and Her sisters by Carolyn Meyer, 505 Rating

I love reading about the Romanov family. I find it so captivating about what happens to them and I love learning about their life. I really enjoy Meyer’s historical fiction books and this one was so exception. This was a nice short read and I enjoyed reading through the perspective of Anastasia and learning about her while also learning about her family.

6: Dark Water by Laura McNeal, 858 Ratings

I don’t remember much about this book to be honest since I read it quite awhile ago. I just remembered that I really enjoyed it and it was a nice read.

7: Fireworks by Katie Cotugno, 1,378 Ratings

I read this a while back and again, don’t remember all to much about it. However I do remembering really liking one of the main characters and also flying through this book.

 

So I didn’t quite reach 10 books but I got pretty close! Hope you enjoyed this weeks’ Top Ten Tuesday! What are some of your favorite books that have less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads?

Movie Review

The Mummy|Movie Review

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Tittle: The Mummy

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Length: 2hr and 5 min

Release Date: 1999

Synopsis: At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

Rating:(.5)

 

I have been to Universal Studios a few times before and The Mummy is one of my favorite rides there. So when I saw the movie on Netflix I just felt that I needed to watch it. I am so glad that I decided to watch it because I really loved the movie. This movie is about a librarian named Evelyn who discovers a map with her brother Jonathan to the ancient city of Hamunptra in Egypt. With the help of a man named Rick, the three of them travel to the lost city. There they awaken a mummy who wrecks havoc while he tries to find the reincarnation of his long lost love.

Non-Spoiler

This was such an enjoyable movie. It was full of action and a bit of romance. What I liked was how in the beginning there was a little background on the mummy who awakens. We get to know what he did before becoming a mummy and who he was. We also get insight on his and his love’s relationship. In the beginning as well we get a little preview on what Rick did before he met Evelyn and how he knew the ancient city, as well as another character. Although this was nice to see and get insight on, I was a bit confused on why he was there. I felt it was fine not knowing why he was there at the sight because to me it didn’t really play a big part into Rick as a character but it was still a bit annoying if I’m being honest. Other than that the movie was really enjoyable.

One thing I liked about this movie was how it had a good balance between action and nonaction. At times it would be like action action and at other times it would be just like action. There was also some comic relief spread throughout the move that had me laughing. There was this one part where the mummy kind of growled at Rick and he just growled back which made me laugh.

I enjoyed all the characters. I cared mostly for Evelyn and Rick, who were our main characters.

So that really all for the non-spoiler part. Overall I enjoyed this movie and I was excited to see that there were two other movies out so I can’t wait to watch those. So I am going to move onto the spoiler sections, if you have not seen the movie or do not care about being spoiled, then continue reading.

Spoiler

One of my favorite aspects of this movie was the bringing of the plagues. It was interesting to see them kind of brought to life. And it wasn’t just like one after the other. There was a plague, some time passed, and then another plague would come. So it was nice to have a little break between each plague. And when each plague came, it made the characters realize how dire the situation was and that they needed to put the mummy back in the casket. It was like the plagues were a sign that his powers were getting stronger and they needed to work faster.

So I was a little confused on why Evelyn was picked for the sacrifice. Was it because she resembled Imhotep’s love or she was just like the first girl he saw. It might of been mentioned, I feel like it was mentioned but I probably missed it. If it was not mentioned then I wish it was.

One thing I was confused by was why didn’t the Americans warn Rick and Evelyn and Jonathan not to read the book. Like I understand that they were “rivals” but if the book was so dangerous(which it is) they should of just told them. And yes, I understand that Evelyn reading from the book set up the whole movie, but I’m just saying it all could of been avoided if everyone was warned.

I was happy this movie did not really hold back on the deaths. I mean first we had the death of like the prison overseer. I’m not really sure as to why they brought him along if they killed him off so early. Maybe it was to introduce those little bugs, I’m not really sure but he was there for a solid 45 minutes I think. And then we had the deaths of the diggers that the Americans brought. I know death is not a good thing, but if I’m going to be honest, those were my favorite deaths. I just found it kind of cool and funny that they were just melted, whoever set up that booby trap was smart. So then we have the deaths of those who opened the chest, the Americans. Now when each American dies, not only does Imhotep get stronger, he takes a vase. Now it seemed that each American had a vase. What I didn’t get was how each one got one, like last time I saw them was they were all together, I don’t recall them getting split up. Not that it was a big deal, I was just like “oh, when did those get split up?”

So on the Mummy ride at Universal Studios, there is a part where bugs will show on the screen and then they do this weird thing to make them feel like they are crawling all over you. I was so happy to finally understand that part of the ride. There are a few scenes in the movie where these bugs(I’m blanking on the name sorry) will crawl all over you and basically like eat you alive. And when I saw that I was like “ohh, I get it now.” Okay also, when the bugs crawled inside of the characters, yuck. I found that really gross.

So overall this was such a good movie and it’s definitely making its way on my favorite movie list. I loved the characters and all the action, along with the comedy. I cannot wait to see the rest of the Mummy movies!