October Wrap Up!

Hey guys, so October was finally the end to my dreaded reading slump (I hope) and I had an okay reading month. My reading did increase more near the end of the month so I didn’t manage to read too many novels, but despite that I’m very happy with what I did accomplish this month!

I hope you enjoy my October wrap up!

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The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson 

Hello everyone!

I’ve had a spurt of reading energy (mostly because I was procrastinating studying for my midterm) and finished Stalking Jack the Ripper AND started The Heart of Betrayal yesterday! This reading slump I’ve had (for like two/three months) has been hell, and all I’ve been able to do is listen to audiobooks while I drive.

Finally I’ve kind of got a slight reading routine going and I’m very happy about it. Therefore, today I’m bringing a review for The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson.

This novel has been one I have been putting off for quite a while now, mainly because I bought the paperback versions of the first two novels and I wanted to wait until the paperback of the last book came out – which I don’t even know when that is anymore.

Anywho, I’m just going to jump into my review for The Heart of Betrayal now!

Enjoy!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Hey everyone!

Today I’m bringing to you a review for Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

This was a highly anticipated novel for me, and unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with how this novel turned out.

I hope you all enjoy my review!

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Movies You Didn’t Know Were Books

Hello everyone!

Today on my blog I wanted to talk about some movies that everyone knows (or should know) about, and how they are based off of books.

Typically, if a movie is based off of a book it’s something that is widely known and displayed on a lot of platforms.

You don’t usually see movies not mention their affiliation to a novel.

I hope you enjoy this blog post and learn about some very odd book to movie adaptations that are not known by a large part of the public.

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Review

Hello everyone!

Today I am bringing to you a long awaited review for A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

I’ve been listening to this book on Audiobook for what feels like many many months – and I’m very excited to finally be done.

I hope you all enjoy this review!

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TED Talk Tuesday

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to be doing something a bit different from what I usually do on my blog. Not that my blog is anything close to normal, but you get what I’m saying.

I have been a fan of TED Talks for a while now, and I’ve always felt like watching/listening to these talks always leads to me thinking about things I’ve never really thought about before.

Therefore, I wanted to create a way for me to be able to think about what I’m hearing in a new way, as well as share what I’m hearing with other people so they also get some insight into something they may have never thought about before.

I understand that this may not be what you’re following my blog for and that’s totally okay. Your regularly programmed blog posts will resume tomorrow/whenever I next post, but for today we’re doing this.

I hope you guys enjoy this new “segment” on my blog. This is just a test run, but I hope that it goes well and that some of you maybe even enjoy it.

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October TBR

Hello everyone!

This month is by far my favorite of all the months, this might have something to do with the fact that my birthday takes place in the second week of the month… but also HALLOWEEN!

This month I am excited to read all the spooky books I don’t usually have a chance to read throughout the year.

I’m going to jump right into my TBR because I am very excited to be able to read these wonderful books this month.

Also, for all of you wondering where I’ve been the past couple months, I apologize, but I have been in the worlds worst reading/writing slump and haven’t been in the mood to blog. I’m so sorry for being awol but I am slowly working my way back into writing this blog and enjoying it.

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How to get out of a reading slump.

Hello everyone.

As we all know, I have been caught up in a horrible reading slump that has taken over my life. It makes me feel horrible not reading books as much as I used to, and I’m really sad that it’s not completely gone yet.

This post is going to be filled with ways that I have tried to help me get rid of my reading slump. Some have been more helpful than others, but all are attempts that I have made.

I hope you all enjoy this post, and if you’re in a reading slump I wish you all the best to beat it!


1. Watch BookTube Videos

This is an obvious choice for me. I always have the strongest urge to buy a book or read a book after someone has talked about it and how much they enjoyed it.

Hearing someone talk about a book that you own and haven’t read yet brings upon the strongest urge to pick that book up and find out why they enjoyed the book.


2. Go to a bookstore

This also seems like a very obvious choice for me.

Going to bookstores always makes me have the strongest urge to read all the books that I see and have. In addition to getting the urge to read, going to bookstores also increases my likelihood to buy a new book, and that increases the likelihood that I will read said book.


3. Re-read a favourite

Re-reading one of my favourite books always makes me want to read more, especially when it’s a series and you like all the other books in the series as well.

I tried this earlier on with When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, and it didn’t really work. I think this is because this novel is a non-fiction and a little too intense for me to read when in a reading slump, but I would definitely recommend something like Harry Potter or something along those lines to help you get back into the groove of things.


4. Listen to an audiobook

This is a nice way to get a slight break from reading physical novels, but still be reading something. I personally have not done this because I’m currently enjoying listening to podcast’s on my drive, but I do think that this would be a great substitute for reading.


5. If you’re not feeling it, don’t do it.

This last one, I think, is the most important tip for anyone who is in a reading slump.

If you do not feel like reading. Don’t force yourself to do it.

All this will do is make you, first, hate the book you’re reading, and second, make your reading slump even worse.

If you’re not interested in picking up a book, concentrate on what you are interested in doing and don’t make yourself feel guilty (I do it all the time) for not reading all the books on your TBR.


That is about all I currently have for tips on getting out of a reading slump. I hope you guys enjoyed.

I’d also like to say thanks to all of my followers for being so patient with me as I suffer through this reading (and writing) slump, I promise I’m getting out of it!!

Thanks so much for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as all my other social media accounts linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

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Gifted

Hey guys!

Since I went through a very horrible reading slump, a lot of what I did was TV and Movies. Therefore, I hope you guys are ready for the massive influx of posts about all the things I’ve watched.

There is a lot.

I’m starting with Gifted – because it was one of my favourites.


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Year: 2017
Time: 1h 41min
Cast: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer
Genre: Drama

Plot: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

 

 


My Thoughts

I have been wanting to watch this movie for quite a while now, and I’m very glad I finally got to it.

The reason I was so drawn to this movie was mainly due to the fact that it had Chris Evans and he is a very handsome man, but this movie is so much more than that pretty face.

This movie is incredibly emotional if you like kids even a little bit, honestly even if you hate kids this movie will tear you apart.

This movie follows a man who is taking care of his dead sister’s child. Mary (the kid) is a literal genius but Frank (Chris Evans) wants her to live a normal life because he believes that his sister’s (who was also a genius) life was filled with too much work and too little play, and he doesn’t want that for Mary. In enters Frank’s mother who thinks that Mary should be learning and being tutored 24/7 so she can live up to her potential – madness ensues.

I really loved watching Mary solve equations and do all the smart things that genius’ do, I thought it was very interesting to watch. I also felt all the emotions when we saw how this whole situation was effecting Frank and Mary.

All in all this movie was very very heartbreaking. You feel all the emotions when you watch this movie, and you see a lot happen that you don’t expect.

I thought that all of the actors in this movie were amazing, and played their parts wonderfully. Mary, played by McKenna Grace, was also incredible to watch.

I definitely think you should watch this movie if you enjoy Dramatic movies that will make you emotional.


That concludes my review for Gifted. I hope you enjoyed!

Thanks so much for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my other social media sites linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

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Where I’ve Been.

Hello everyone.

I owe you guys an explanation…


It has been far too long since I’ve posted something on this blog, and I’m sorry about that.

August was a very very busy month for me and due to all that was going on this month I went through a very large reading/writing slump.

I’m still not entirely out of my reading slump, but seeing as how two of my most anticipated books have now come out and are in my possession, I’m hoping to change that.

Most of August and some of September I have been doing my second practicum for my nursing course and that has been taking up a lot of my time and energy. There are only 4 more days of our practicum left, so I am very excited to get back into a somewhat normal routine again.

I really appreciate a lot of you giving me time to just relax a bit and concentrate on my school. I’ve had a lot of support on Twitter so I really appreciate it.

As for all the new followers I’ve gained during my semi-hiatus on this blog, WELCOME! I’m glad you’ve decided to follow my blog and just know that I do usually post a lot, this is just a special case.

That’s about all I have to say in this post, stay tuned for some upcoming movie reviews (because that’s just about all I’ve been doing recently).


Thanks so much for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my social media accounts linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

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