Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 21-27)

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HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! It is super late here, but I am determined to get this post out. How else would you know about all the awesome movies and shows or not so awesome stuff in some cases? Here’s what I found this week!

Movies

War Dogs

It looks hilarious and dumb and scary and it freaks me out that this is based on a real story – like it has me terrified! What’s wrong with people? However, I can never resist a movie with Miles Teller, that should be a given!

Bridget Jones’ s Baby

I am a little disappointed. It’s way different than the book by now, which is okay I guess. BUT WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? It may sound a little mean, but they are way out of the age where it’s funny that she doesn’t know who the father is. Also, it better be Darcy’s!

Temps

I don’t know, looks like a fun RomCom

Love & Friendship

Not sure … maybe I’d watch it on a rainy day at home, but probably never in cinemas.

Pélé: Birth of a Legend

I am not really into this, but my main question is, what’s up with all these biodramas? They are becoming a real trend!

All the Way

Bryan Cranston never ceases to amaze me with his versatility, even when I am not interested in the content of the movie.

TV Shows

Supergirl – The Flash – Crossover

I LOVE IT!!! It looks hilarious and knowing how much effort has to go into a crossover among different channels, even if they are from the same TV family, is astonishing. I can’t wait to watch it! And the references to CW! OMG! I’m laughing so hard over here!

Game of Thrones

Not much new material here, but I AM SO EXCITED for the shows return!

What would you watch? Are you excited for some of those movies/shows? Tell me all about it!

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (Book Review)

agosFour months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

Publisher: Titan Books
Page Count:
 508

A Gathering of Shadows is the second book in the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab. I have not written a review for the first book (A Darker Shade of Magic), so I can’t really refer you to an older post to check it out. However, I do not recommend you read this review if you haven’t read the first book yet.

I am one of the very few people who didn’t love ADSOM. I know, shocking! I just didn’t find it as engaging as many others did, but I am happy to say that I enjoyed AGOS more! I still don’t think I will ever love this series as much as some other fans, but I definitely felt more involved this time around.

Lila is a really badass girl and her POV definitely proved that, but I enjoyed Kell and Rhy’s perspectives more (as well as the one of a certain new King in White London). The new bond, that goes far beyond the brotherly one they had before is just so complicated and I love it. Neither of their lives is truly their own anymore and it is heartbreaking to see the consequences of that. It’s the push and pull of what it means to be family, but also to have the responsibility of a whole kingdom – I just loved it! Throwing charismatic Alucard in the mix was the final blow to my feels! Everyone grew so much on me during the course of these 500 pages.

I still don’t know why it didn’t exactly click with me 100% though. I am going to try and put it in words, but bear with me in hopes that I don’t just ramble on. While Schwab‘s world-building is super intriguing, I can’t help but feel like everything is really slow and not a lot is happening, at least in the first half of the book. If you think about it, the story technically covers 4 months, but it takes forever until the paths of our main characters intertwine again. It could be that I am just an incredibly impatient person and that whenever I want something to happen, I want it to happen NOW, which of course doesn’t always make for a good story.

Also, the Essen Tasch – The Element Games – were made out to be such an important part of the story for example and they truly were exhilarating once they happened, but they didn’t even occupy a third of the book. Maybe the way they played out was exactly what made this book different from others, but I couldn’t help but feel like we were shown more of the characters reminiscing about events from the past than really living in the now and dealing with what’s happening. Especially a healthy balance with the aftermath of Black London wasn’t really existing.

Now, ADSOM didn’t answer all the questions back in the day, but it sort of ended on a note where you could live with not having the next book right away. It didn’t have a happily ever after ending, but it had a conclusion just as messy as life itself. AGOS is a whole other thing though! The entire story for the next book was set up before your eyes and then you were just left with torturous feeling of not-knowing. It’s terrible! I wanted to throw the book against a wall!

I realise that I’ve sounded less than happy in some parts of this review, but don’t be fooled, I really enjoyed reading AGOS! The character development was what made up for the shortcomings in other departments. We now have a deeper understanding of our heroes and villains and I am sure that we will profit from that once we get to the final installment!

Fazit: 4/5 stars! I need to have the next book – NOW!

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Have you read this series? Are you interested in checking it out? Who do you like best in the books?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 14-20)

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Some weeks I really struggle to find anything interesting, well THIS WEEK WAS FAR FROM THAT! So many new trailers came out, even if a lot of them were for movies that already had trailers, I am excited about most of them. Let’s get this started!

Movies

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Does it look awesome? Definitely! Does it look anything like the book? Not really?
Ransom is cool with the changes they made, so I am definitely going to sit here and start complaining without having seen the actual movie BUT I just want to throw it out there in order to make sure that everyone who hasn’t read it knows that’s mostly not what’s happening in the books.

Now You See Me 2

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE! MAAAAAGIC!

X-Men: Apocalypse

I am so afraid of that movie. I am scared it’s going to be really heart crushing. What’s up with all the negativity towards this movie? I think it looks super intense. When the bombs go up and the music starts – oh my!

The Legend of Tarzan

That definitely isn’t the Tarzan version I grew up with, but I am sort of intrigued. Whenever I watch it, I can’t help but wish for the Phil Collins songs to start playing in the background. And was that Vandal Savage at 1.35? Uuuuh! (Definitely me paying attention to the wrong things)

Central Intelligence

It might be funny. I said might!

Storks

It’s so adorable!

Ben-Hur

I am not really into these sort of historic films, but maybe one of you is. I am just going to leave this here.

Genius

Interesting cast! I am not sure how I feel about Jude Law with that accent though.

Jane Wants a Boyfriend

I love both, Amir Arison and Eliza Dushku, so, even if they aren’t even the main characters, I want to watch that movie.

Sausage Party

Please, be aware that this is definitely not for children hahaha

TV Shows

Orphan Black Season 4

I don’t even know what to say about this show anymore.

The A Word

It’s Eccleston and that’s the main reason I even watched that promo … but it’s actually an interesting topic! I am just not sure that’s my kind of show.

Good Behavior

It’s Michelle Dockery! I am not used to seeing her in modern day life and without her air of aristocracy.

As always, what do you want to watch? What’s your kind of movie or show? Let me read all about it in the comments!

The Bohemian Rhapsody Book Tag!

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So, I really kept you on your toes with reviews lately and therefore thought it was time for a tag again! Charleigh @Charleigh’s Book Nook was kind enough to tag me for The Bohemian Rhapsody Book Tag and I am super excited because it is one of my favourite Queen or general songs ever! Aaaaand, I always have to think of this (which never fails to put a smile on my face):

But now it’s time to get serious and to get to those questions!!!

1. Mama, just killed a man – A fictional character’s death that really upset you?

I just watched Black Sails and I am really upset about someone dying on there … but we are talking about books! This is a little difficult to do without spoiling anyone I just realised. Hmmm … so let’s just say I was way more upset about a certain death in Morning Star than I thought I would be. There was more than one that tore at my heart, but there was a special one that had me really crying.

2. Carry on, carry on – Pick a book that was hard to keep reading but was worth it in the end?

Can I pick a whole series? Because I definitely don’t think that The Magicians (as in the first book) is all that great, but the series as a whole just sort of stuck with me.

3. Sends shivers down my spine – pick a book with a beautiful spine/cover?

I am going to go and steal Charleigh’s answer on that one! LADY MIDNIGHT! It’s just so gorgeous and I can’t wait to read it with Cátia and Cristina in the near future! Also, we have the copies that have the rune on the spine and I am so happy that it’s not the angelic rune, but instead the parabatai one! The angelic one is just so overused and a little boring now, but the parabatai one is SO PRETTY!

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4. Goodbye everybody, I’ve got to go – A book that you couldn’t finish?

I am sorry to say that I never finished Winter’s Tale and I am not even attempting to do so in the future anymore. The writing just wasn’t for me, even though I know the story is beautiful. It’s a pity.

5. Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening – which book did you find very, very frightening?

I don’t really read books that frighten me. I don’t like to feel that way … so, I don’t really know how to answer that. I guess the pictures in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series are creepy though? And I thought the sketch of the Hollows looked quite scary too?

6. Bismillah, no! We will not let you go – which book/series do you wish there had been more of?

Going with a very recent read here, Kindred Spirits! It’s not like the story needed more, but I would have really liked to see it expanded.

7. Mamma mia, mamma mia – which book/series should be made into a musical?

Ha, interesting question! And a tricky one, too! I don’t even know! I tried to think of books that may already feature music in them, but I barely read anything like that apparently. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist maybe? But it’d be an Indie Rock Musical!

8. The head banging bit – Which book made you face-palm?

I actually liked the message behind The DUFF, but Bianca’s voice – ugh! It wasn’t always easy … let’s keep it at that.

9. Oh baby, can’t do this to me, baby – pick a moment from a book where you felt like the author was being mean to you?

I am going to have to use a book I already used in this tag, but whatever. There were a couple moments in Morning Star that I am not going to repeat because I obviously don’t want to give them away, but it felt like Pierce Brown wanted to make a point there. Like to prove that he could do it.

10. Nothing really matters to me – which character/s did you not care about?

America and Eadlyn from the Selection series. Sorry, but America was annoying and Eadlyn is just a bad person, but I will still read the last book in the series …


 

I Tag:

WHOEVER WANTS TO! I am sorry, but I am a little tired right now. I’ll put more effort in tagging specific people next time – I promise!

The Siren by Kiera Cass (Book Review)

thesirenA girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An ocean between them.
Throughout the ages, the Ocean has occasionally rescued young women from drowning. To repay their debt, these young women must serve for 100 years as Sirens, remaining young and beautiful and using their deadly voices to lure strangers into watery graves. To keep their true nature secret, Sirens must never speak to humans, and must be careful never to stay in the same place for too long. But once her century of service is over, each Siren gets a chance to start over – a chance to live the mortal life that was almost stolen from her.
Kahlen is resigned to finishing her sentence in solitude…until she meets Akinli. Handsome, caring, and kind, Akinli is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. And though she can’t talk to him, they soon forge a connection neither of them can deny… and Kahlen doesn’t want to.

Publisher: Harper Collins
Page Count:
 327

I don’t know why, but I had all the wrong ideas about this novel. First, I thought it would take place in any other time than the present tense and second I thought it was part of a series – oh, how wrong I’ve been! The Siren is a lovely modern day, mythological standalone romance and so far my favourite Kiera Cass book.

The life of a Siren is isolated with nothing but her Sisters to talk to – and I mean that. Sirens really cannot talk to anyone else or they would kill them. The Ocean is their mother, employer, friend and provider all at the same time. I loved how big of a part She was of the story and how beautiful, yet also cruel and almost godly She seemed, without me ever being able to fully understand everything that encompassed Her. She is definitely not human and it shows sometimes. The Sirens live to serve Her, but 100 years are a lot and everyone takes to the burdens differently. Yet, them having to share this duty, lead to them creating this very deep bond with each other. There are not many books with female friendships that are prominent and work, but here the individuals all had their part to play in forming their lovely little sisterhood. And they were truly all their own person, with different interests and characteristics, yet all strong in their own way.

I liked Khalen. Her style, her old-fashioned way of thinking – it just worked for me. I truly felt like she was the one who took her “job” serious, but who simultaneously was weighed down by it the most. She felt responsible for everyone and I could see how that dragged the others down but also made her necessary for the group. However, I am a little torn about the love. It wasn’t exactly insta-love, but she did fall for Akinli incredibly fast! I tried to justify it with her not being able to connect with other humans in forever, but it still was a rather otherworldly bond they had. Then again, that is exactly what made it so great, because sometimes it’s just nice to see people clicking with each other like that. My heart tore for Khalen, especially because I could see her pain so clearly in front of me.

One thing I kept wondering about was the language the Sirens spoke in. Was it English? Because how could that be possible with all of them coming from different parts of the world. There were little holes in that and also in the mythology itself, but I was willing to overlook it. The only thing that really bothered me was something I can’t say or you’ll be spoiled, but it had to do with a new Siren.

I feel like there is still a lot to say about this book, but I want you to experience it yourself. In the end, I really enjoyed the melancholy, the sadness as well as the cheesiness of it all. It is weird to think that it was Kiera Cass‘ first story and no one wanted to publish it back in the day and only the persistence of the fans made it possible. This is clearly a love story, but somehow it was also about guilt, duty, friendship, family and motherhood, sometimes even more so than romance. I am both sad and glad about the fact that this is only a standalone, because the ending was perfect. If it ever got turned into a movie, I think it would be very The Age of Adaline-ish and I’d love that, too.

Fazit: 4.2/5 stars! Despite minor flaws, this was a perfectly melancholic tale about love and the Ocean.

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What’s your take on the story? Would you pick it up? If you’ve read it already, do you like it better than the Selection series as well? 

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 7-13)

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There wasn’t that much in quantity I could discover this week, but there were at least 2 real tear-jerkers among them! Just see for yourself!

Movies

Captain America: Civil War

Okay, I will admit to having cried during this trailer. More than once … It just breaks my heart that people who are supposed to be best friends or who belong together, stand on different sides. IT HURTS TO WATCH! I get both sides and I don’t even know which team I am on. If Tony does not intend to put them all in an underwater prison, then I think for now I am partially on TeamTony (and yes, I know it’s TeamIronMan but I refuse to call it that. Why did Steve get the awesome hashtag TeamCap and Tony something so difficult and long to write? It’s like they wanted to predetermine which team people sided with by appealing to their lazy typing skills).

A Hologram for the King

This has a little bit of a Larry Crowne feeling to it. Am I the only one getting that vibe?

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

I am way too old for this kind of movie, but I saw Lauren Graham and had to at least see what it was about.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Okay, this is just major BS, but some people love Andy Samburg for it … so, I am just going to leave that here.

One More Time

Told you there are a ton of music-themed movies right now!

The Adderall Diaries

Amber Heard is everywhere!!!! And also, is James Franco playing writers a lot now?

TV Shows

Game of Thrones Season 6

THERE’S A NEW TRAILER! Somehow they always have my favourite songs as their promo theme and this time is no exception. It just makes everything so much more moving and the production value is as always just absolutely amazing! It’s ridiculous how happy I was to see Sansa in this though, I knew that snow would save her.

So, my question as always: What are you going to watch? What did you like?

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

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So, I do love to share some of my favourite music and I’ve seen the Playlist Shuffle Tag swirl around for a bit now. I was so happy that Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff has tagged me now! I am a little afraid of the weird mix that is going to come out of this, but I bet it will be fun.

The Rules

Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.

*I will make 2 playlists, because I haven’t updated my iPod in ages and mostly listen to songs on YouTube now. They have the “My Mix” option on there, so I am going to use that as “shuffle”*

iPod Playlist

  1. 9 Crimes – Damien Rice
  2. Speed of Sound – Chris Bell
  3. Eisberg – Andreas Bourani
  4. Breath of Life – Florence + The Machine
  5. Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie
  6. Footloose – Blake Shelton
  7. Martha’s Theme – Murray Gold
  8. Rectifier – Daft Punk
  9. Song for No One – Miike Snow
  10. Sie sieht mich nicht – Xavier Naidoo
  11. Best Shot – Birdy & Jaymes Young
  12. Fern Beard – The Submarines
  13. Almost Paradise – Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes
  14. Capitol Letter – Patti Smith
  15. Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes

YouTube Playlist

  1. Great Summer – Vance Joy
  2. Sweet Louise – The Belle Brigade
  3. Chasing Rubies – Hudson Taylor
  4. Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar
  5. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  6. Stronger Than Ever – Raleigh Ritchie
  7. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
  8. Fantasy – MS MR
  9. Midnight – Coldplay
  10. Half the World Away – AURORA
  11. C’est La Vie – Stereophonics
  12. Treading Water – Alex Clare
  13. Cherry Wine – Hozier
  14. In Your Dreams – Dark Dark Dark
  15. Runnin’ (Lose It All) – Naughty Boy feat. Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin

I Tag

Anna|Astra|Cátia|Cristina|Joan|Josie|Marie|Rami|Sara|Summer

*I hope none of you have done this before, if you have, feel free to ignore it! I would love to hear of your music!*

Do you know some of the artists/songs I’ve mentioned? Some stuff I haven’t listened to in a really long while it feels like. Then there are some artists missing that I listen to quite a lot. Just click on the songs to listen to them on YouTube! I have to say that C’est La Vie and everything by Hozier, Years & Years, Rhodes, BANNERS and AURORA is instantly stuck in my head whenever I listen to it!

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Book Review)

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If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count:
 444

This is the sequel to Victoria Aveyard‘s Red Queen and if you haven’t read the book, I do not suggest you read on. I won’t spoil the content of Glass Sword, but it will still give things away for the series as a whole, especially the first part.

I should probably start by saying that I was one of the people who absolutely loved Red Queen. I rated it 5 stars, not because I thought it didn’t have any flaws, but rather because I valued the entertainment factor that much. Now, I wish I could say the same about Glass Sword, but somehow it was a real let down.

We actually start right back in the action with Mare and Cal trying to flee from Maven (who I still hold a candle for). It was exciting, it was exhilarating, but unfortunately it doesn’t last for very long. Mare’s main goal to find others like her is a commendable one, but it makes for a slow story. There was a lot of traveling, a lot of Mare not trusting anyone and going in circles with her thoughts. And I can tell you that the repetitiveness of the book wasn’t really something that spoke to me. Every now and then there would be a spark of excitement, something intriguing happening, just for it to last a maximum of 10 pages and then go back to the slow pace.

I think the main issue here was that we had no real concept of the size or the areas of Norta and the surrounding kingdoms. They traveled miles and miles, introduced a ton of new people, but without seeing a map and having a real connection to any of the newbies, it was a little difficult to keep track.
Another thing that bothered me was Mare herself. I get that the betrayal from Red Queen made it difficult for her to trust people, but even when they actively prove her otherwise, she believes she is all alone. I’ve read enough about dystopian heroes and heroines to know that that’s bad. You can never make it alone and that made her behaviour so frustrating. She clearly wanted the people around, but kept pushing them away at every turn – lying to them and to herself.

However, enough with the bad stuff, there were a lot of things that I liked too. A lot of characters get a more page time, like Farley, but as I mentioned new ones were introduced as well. Some of them really stood out and I am certain they will play a bigger role in the future. I enjoyed seeing how everyone changed with time and ultimately also grew up. I have to admit that I am still super intrigued by Maven. He is sort of becoming a reverse Warner from Shatter Me and that gives me hope that he’s not all evil … I don’t know why I still carry a torch for him. The new abilities were also really cool, even though I still think that Mare’s ability to create electricity out of nowhere is among the best.

The main reason for this not being a flat out 3 stars, but 3.5 were the last 50 to 60 pages! They broke my heart, had me crying and angry at the same time. Even though the book really dragged in parts, those final pages were what really got to me and what assured that I will definitely pick up the next books. Yet I cannot help but wonder if it was really necessary to broaden this series from a trilogy to four books …

Fazit: 3.5/5 stars! It had it’s moments but unfortunately it wasn’t nearly as gripping in total as the first installment. I am hoping for a better sequel.

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Have you read the series? What are your thoughts on Glass Sword? Does the book suffer from second-book-syndrome?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 29-March 6)

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A little disclaimer here, I am quite tired right now … which I will mention several times during the post. As if writing it would make me any less tired. I am rambling. This is a trailer/promo post! YAY! See for yourself which gems (or just general works consisting of moving pictures) I have found!

Movies

Finding Dory

This feels years too late, but I am still massively excited. Although I am trying to drown that excitement in order to not get disappointed if they can’t recreate the same feeling as with Finding Nemo.

Ghostbusters

You gotta admit, this looks pretty epic!

The Meddler

This could be quite sweet and funny, but it’s probably a movie I’d watch with my mum.

Nina

I don’t know if it’s just me or if there really are a ton of music biodramas out there right now. It looks good, I am not going to lie, but I guess I would have to be in the right mood again.

Louder Than Bombs

I am not sure my tired brain really grasped what all this movie is about, but it sure looks emotional and it has Jesse Eisenberg. That’s already a big plus!

Rio, I Love You

I usually quite enjoy those episode-kind-of-movies, where the fate of people somehow intertwines. I think I’ve only seen New York, I Love You from that series so far though.

Pete’s Dragon

I am majorly tired and now I sort of have forgotten if I put that into last week’s post or not. Sorry about that, the sleepiness is getting to my head. It looks interesting, but also kind of weird … not sure if it’s a good weird yet.

TV Shows

Daredevil Season 2

I should have posted that last week, but I somehow TOTALLY missed it. My bad! They are quite intense, but it took me a bit to get the feeling of the show back. I cannot wait for it to continue though.

Crowded

I’ve watched the pilot for this a while back and thought it didn’t get developed and then I was sad, but it did! It’s going to air soon. YAY!

What else did I maybe miss this week? Which of these movies or shows would you watch? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Back to the Future Tag!

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Getting Through Anxiety did something amazing last year and created an original tag, the Back to the Future Tag! This isn’t just for the bookworms out there and I love tags that are inspired by movies and shows. I have a feeling this is going to be very fun and I am going to try and find answers for all three – books, shows and movies! So, let’s do this!

Name a movie/book/show that makes you want to go back in time when you were younger and enjoy it all over again!

Book: The Thief Lord! Hands down, my favourite book along with the Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, whom I adored back in the day!
Show: The Tribe! I was obsessed with that show and I didn’t even realise how dark it was. It’s a world where all adults have died from some mysterious virus and only teens and children survive. It’s crazy!
Movie: The Goonies! My love for that movie is still undying!

What’s your favorite sci-fi and or fantasy book/show/movie?

Book: Red Rising or The Martian – I can’t decide and you can’t make me choose either one. I love them both!
Show: Doctor Who! More than 50 years running and still going strong, you can’t argue with that!
Movie: I am not going to say the obvious thing here, Back to the Future, because I am not even sure it would be true. I am still in awe of Alicia Vikander in Ex_Machina and due to her recent Oscar win, that is my final answer!

What’s a moment in a book that takes place in the past or future that you’d like to visit?

I am sorry for being boring here, but I can’t really think of anything. There is probably some really great Jane Eyre adaptation or one of Auten’s novels that has an amazing moment that I would like to visit for a short time, but never for anything longer. Also, most futuristic scenes are very dystopian, I’d be scared of dying there. Who knows that all I might do wrong?

What’s a fictional store, cafe, etc. in a book/show/movie you’d like to visit?

I am going for TV shows only here, but: Luke’s Diner!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO GO THERE! And the Pie Hole from Pushing Daisies? McLaren’s from How I Met Your Mother anyone? Merlotte’s from True Blood (which is technically also a bookish diner)? The Crashdown Café from Roswell?

I just now realised that I didn’t have to pick restaurants, diners, pubs and cafés only, but those were the first ones that came to mind. Now I am hungry … maybe it wasn’t the best of ideas I’ve ever had.

Name an automobile or way of travel in a book/show/movie that you’d like to take for a ride. What book/show/movie is it from?

Book: Can I say Magnus Bane from TMI? Inventor of the portal that he is, I’d definitely like to try getting portaled somewhere someday.
Show: TARDIS! Always and forever the TARDIS! You can go anywhere in space and time. ANYWHERE YOU LIKE! Even though the Doctor ends up in present day UK a lot, this is still a perfect premise.
Movie: Do any of you remember The Adjustment Bureau? I adored that movie. So, if you turn the door knob in a different direction and wear a special hat, you could basically end up anywhere else. I love that idea! Made me wear hats all the while we were in Berlin.

Favorite fictional scientist?

Theo has totally stolen my heart in the Firebird series lately. So, even if he isn’t a main character and maybe not even the most brilliant scientist in the series, I still choose him!


I TAG