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Kindred Spirits was released in celebration of World Book Day, which I honestly had never heard of, where every year there are a few authors who write a short story that’s being sold in order to promote this day and reading in general.
I quickly want to thank Kat from Life and Other Disasters, since I won a copy of this book as part of her 3 years of blogging giveaway.
My first thoughts were: “A story about being a fan of Star Wars? I’m in.”
I hadn’t yet read a contemporary novel or even a YA one, so this one was a first in both cases. With this being a short story, you can’t really expect it to have a grand story that has a lot of elements to it. Still, Rainbow Rowell delivers a fun story that keeps you interested while not requiring a lot of thought. It’s a story that could have just as easily happen to me in real life, which made it very enjoying to read.
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I was tagged for another Liebster Award by Bex from Film Music Central. I did one of these quite a while ago and I’ve seen them around very often. You basically get some question that you have to answer as best as you can.
What is your favourite animated Disney film?
I think it’ll have to be The Lion King. It’s a great movie and I recently saw the musical adaptation in London and it was just amazing. Now to be honest, it has been a while since I’ve last seen a Disney animated film. I should really watch those more often because there are a lot of them that I still haven’t seen yet and I’ve forgotten a lot about the ones that I did see.
Which Star Wars film is the best?
I’m going to have to say the latest one, Star Wars: the Force Awakens. I saw all of the movies this year for the first time and the last one blew my mind and surpassed, for me personally, the older ones. Probably because the visual effects have improved immensely since the first one was released.
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Now who doesn’t love a good movie trailer? I know I do.
In Watch These Trailers I list a few trailers which I thought were important or significant enough to be mentioned. Find the trailer I’m talking about by clicking on the title. I’m fully aware that some of these trailers came out a while ago, but they are still worth talking about.
After Captain America: Civil War, which comes out in a few days here and I’ll be seeing it right away, we are treated with a new and kind of different hero. Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, is the newest addition to the MCU and the trailer looks awesome. In this movie we are being introduced to the magical side of the MCU and other dimensions. From what we can see in the trailer, the magic is going to be gorgeous visually and I hope we get a lot of it. We are getting an origin story here, but I’m not really against it as Doctor Strange has a different and tragic reason as to why and how he became the titular character. He goes a long way before he actually becomes the Sorcerer Supreme and I think it’s going to be interesting.
The Girl on the Train
I was excited to see this trailer pop up on social media, because I’ve read the book and I was really interested to see how they would adapt it on screen. I was a tiny bit disappointed as some things weren’t as I imagined them whilst reading, but I guess that that will always be the case. I think Emily Blunt is a great chose as the main character and will hopefully still be untrustworthy as she was in the book. That sense of unreliability, with all of the characters really, is quite crucial to the story and I hope that they’ll get that right.
At first, I raised an eyebrow when I heard someone was making a movie about how McDonald’s started. I thought it was going to be just one big advertisement for the fast-food chain. Though now that I’ve seen the trailer, I really think that they are going to give us an honest and real representation of how the company came to be.
It seems that Michael Keaton will once again be great as the main character and it’s great to see Nick Offerman again. I like how the trailer gets more intense while it progresses.
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As I do everyday, I go online and do some irrelevant things like spending way too much time on Tumblr, tweet useless bits of information about my life and look at other people’s photos on Instagram. Every now and then I also tend to buy a few things when I’m at it.
So here’s what I’ve ordered recently.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I wanted to read something of Christie for a long time. It’s probably one of her most famous books and I thought would fit well as a start in the series of Hercule Poirot. If it turns out that I like this book, I’ll definitely pick up more of her books and start from the actual first book.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Since watching Parks and Recreation, I’ve become a fan of Amy Poehler. She is extremely funny and has done some amazing work in comedy. I’m looking forward to reading this one as it’ll be something completely else than the books I’ve already read and I hope it’s going to be quite funny.
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I know I’m a little late to the The Force Awakens-hype. I’m a little late to the entire Star Wars hype actually. I hadn’t watched any of these movies until a week ago. I thought it was about time to see why everyone was going crazy for this one. So as anyone should do, I did a marathon of all seven movies with my sister and I’m glad I did. I won’t bore you with my thoughts on the original and prequel trilogies, but I do want to share my views on the latest one.
The Force Awakens is a great new entry in the Star Wars-franchise. Abrams did an brilliant job at continuing the look and feel of the older movies. Within the first minute of the movie, you immediately get the sense that it’s a Star Wars movie. I’m also glad that they’ve kept the tradition of the opening crawl at the beginning of these movies, since they give you a bit of needed background information.
I can see how some people feel it resembles the first Star Wars movie a lot, but I feel like that didn’t bother me as much. It has a lot of elements that the original had, but it differentiated enough to be distinguished as a different story.
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It’s the first day of February which means that it has already been a month since the start of my blog and I seriously can’t believe that. It feels like I started blogging only yesterday and yet it also seems like I’ve been doing this for years. Does that even make any sense?
Anyway, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at everything that has already happened.
I’m quite proud that I have already published 9 posts. To a lot of you that may not seem much, but for me it’s quite something. When I started my blog I always thought I wouldn’t have that much to write about or to keep things interesting. I’m not sure whether or not my posts have been interesting, but I still have a couple of ideas for the future so you won’t see me quit any time soon. I’m currently posting twice a week, every monday and friday. Though I’m not completely sure if I’ll be able to keep that up, but I’ll try.
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