I was tagged by Sara from Freadomlibrary to do the I Messed Up Tag. You basically just look at things you did wrong with books or isn’t really something you should do. That’s a vague description, I know, but you’ll get what I mean when you have read the post.
A CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE THAT YOU MISREAD OR IMAGINED DIFFERENTLY
When I saw the trailer for The Girl on the Train, I felt like I imagined a lot of it differently. Some of the characters don’t look the same as they did in my head and that’s actually kind of weird, because I already knew the casting before reading this book. Emily Blunt was exactly who I pictured as Rachel, but Megan and Anna are definitely not what I had in mind.
A CHARACTER NAME THAT YOU’VE BEEN PRONOUNCING WRONG
Just pick any character from Game of Thrones. Sure, some of them are now easier to pronounce thanks to the television series, but some other still seem like they’re just some letters thrown together.
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As exams are getting closer and closer, my level of freaking out is getting higher and higher. Therefore I thought I’d do The School Book Tag, which was created by Chloe Lauren from Diary of a Lonely Girl. She’s also the one that tagged me (some time ago) and I’m more than happy to finally do this one.
- Mention the creator of the tag
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the following with the book that most fits the statement.
- Nominate 3 others to do the tag.
Maths – A book that has two characters that equal perfection
I’m not sure if this means that it has to be a couple, but Ì’ll keep it safe in saying The Fault in Our Stars. Whilst many may say that these characters are far from perfect, some may consider these as perfect in their own way.
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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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So I was nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by Lashaan and Trang from Bookidote. I am very honoured and thankful to be part of this community. I’m currently having a hard time reading and watching things, since I have a lot of tasks for school to do, but I’m definitely trying.
I find it really hard to find interesting facts about myself, so don’t expect too much from this post.
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I finally finished my first book of 2016 and it took me long enough. I can blame it on my exams, but it’s probably also due to my lack of motivation. However, this had nothing to do with The Girl on the Train, because I enjoyed it. It wasn’t really that thrilling, but it was still quite interesting to read.
At first I didn’t really like Rachel or I couldn’t relate to her. I didn’t know whether I should’ve been supportive of her or not. Though after a while I started to have empathy for her. She’s troubled and had her fair share of difficult moments, which led to her not making the right decisions. She appeared to be desperate a lot of the time. This made her more human and realistic. I did like the interactions between Rachel and Scott. I don’t really know why, but perhaps it’s because they were both troubled and having a hard time while finding comfort with each other.
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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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2016 is a year where a lot of movies are being released. A lot is kind of an understatement really. From all these I’ve picked 20 movies that I’m excited about seeing in theatres. I have already done a first part with ten of them and here’s the second part of the list. I am really looking forward to all of these, because of their awesome trailers, plots or, if they are a sequel, the first movie in that series. Some of these don’t have trailers or posters, so I’ll add some concept art instead. These are in no particular order, because I’m excited about all of them and didn’t wan’t to pick any favourites.
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Is it normal that I am sad as well as happy that the holidays are over? Christmas and New Year’s Eve are a wonderful time and I always enjoy being around my family, but it’s also a really busy time to be honest. I had to go to several parties and in between those I had to study. Yes, you read that right, here in Belgium we have to study during the holiday break. We have a rather unpleasant system where the finals take place after our holiday break (hurray Belgium). So not that great of a time actually. An upper side about it is that we do have some time off afterwards.
That aside I do am glad about all the presents my family gave me. Here are all the gifts they got me.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I am very excited to read this book. It’s highly praised by the book community and is named one of the best thrillers of 2015. So yeah, this will probably be my next read! It’s also being adapted into a movie with an amazing cast, so we have that to look forward to.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Also one of the best thrillers of recent years, so definitely a must-read. I have heard so many good things about this one that I just can’t get any more excited to read it. As people are calling The Girl on the Train the new Gone Girl must mean something, right.
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