Book Reviews

Book Review: “The Conference of the Birds”

I was pretty excited to read this book, since I've been a fan of the series for several years. When the fourth book came out, I was actually rather surprised because it had seemed like the series was over. I ended up really enjoying the fourth book (almost more than the original series actually) and so this fifth book was one I waited somewhat impatiently for. In the meantime, I reread the first three books, since I was starting to forget what had happened. I loved them even more than the first time I read them! Now I've read this next peculiar novel and I have some mixed feelings...

Movie Review

Hairspray

I heard about it everywhere and I always wanted to see it. I watched the trailer over and over; I heard people mentioning it years after it came out. Finally, after approximately five years of thinking about it, I got around to watching this movie (wow, great commitment). This was originally, apparently, a movie that wasn’t a musical and then it was made into a Broadway musical and then, finally, this musical-film version was created. I had no clue what this movie was even about (except from a few ideas from the trailer), but I was happily surprised at the heartwarming story. In fact, I loved it so much that I re-watched it again the next day...

Book Reviews

Everything, Everything

It all started when I went to see Beauty and the Beast. In the theatre, they always show nearly 20 minutes of ads and upcoming movie trailers. I’m one of those people who likes this just fine, for the most part. A trailer for Everything, Everything came on. It looked spellbinding and emotional. A while later, my friend said she was reading a book called Everything, Everything. Deja vu! Once she finished, she let me borrow it, before I finished it the next morning...

Book Reviews

The Lunar Chronicles

For a change, I am going to be reviewing a series in its entirety in just one blog post. I can remember seeing the covers for this series of books and always wondering about what secrets were hidden beneath them. A Glass shoe, a red cape… what did these things represent? After some time, I read the synopsis and realized that they were one of my favorite types of stories: fairy-tale re-tellings...

Book Reviews

Hollow City

I took quite a long break between reading the first book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and reading this sequel. The first book was good, but I wouldn’t have considered it to be one of my favorites. This was the reason that I didn’t end up continuing to read the series. However, after much egging on from my friend, I asked her to loan it to me and I started to read...

Movie Review

Doctor Strange

I’ve never been very informed about the doings of Marvel and DC, besides seeing the Spiderman movies. So, when my friend, Cheshire, suggested we watch it at her house over the weekend, I was a little unsure. It sounded like a violent-mutant-slime-doctor movie which didn’t sound very interesting to me. Then, she informed me that Doctor Strange was played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and I said something to the effect of “OMG really? Oh well, let’s watch it then!” To which she replied with something like “I thought that would convince you.” She knows me too well...