Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 20-26)

Wow, it feels like I am blinking and the week is just over. I haven’t done anything super exciting to be honest, kinda just reintroducing myself to Vienna still. It’s a process, but it is happening. Let’s move on to trailers!

Movies

Smallfoot

Nice twist on the story.

Peter Rabbit

I am getting more into this with every trailer.

A Wrinkle in Time

I preferred the other trailers, but I do want to watch this bad.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

I adore Jamie Bell so freaking much!

The Mercy

I know Colin is aging, but whenever I see him, I feel like he is always the same age.

El Camino Christmas

Weirdly, I think I would enjoy this. Definitely not the typical Christmas movie.

TV Shows

The Magicians (Season 3)

I guess it’s time for me to catch up on Season 2.

Black Mirror (Season 4)

OMG, time to get super freaked out again.

A Discovery of Witches

Have not read this, will definitely watch it. (It’s hard to resist Matthew Goode)

Rise

They had me at “Hamilton”.

Deception

A crime solving magician? Sure … why not …

Hope you had a good week! What are you watching?

The Book Blogger Test

I am struggling a bit with my identity as a blogger, especially being called a book blogger. It was never ALL I did on here, but for a long time it was what I did most often – talk about books. That has become rare during my time abroad and I am now trying to figure out where I want to go from here seen as I am back in Vienna (and technically have more time to read again). So, I found the Book Blogger Test among my drafts, because Melissa @The Bookish Wanderer kindly tagged me for it. I very much doubt it will actually give you answers about whether you are a book blogger or not, but I thought it might get me back into the right spirit. So, here we go!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them

Describe Your Perfect Reading Spot!

My perfect reading nook would be right beside a window with a gorgeous view. There would be a gazillion pillows and blankets , preferably so comfortable that I could sleep there if I wanted to. I also need a little space to put tea cups or snacks besides the stacks of books without actually endangering their safety with spilled beverages and the likes. Basically, I would want to be able to live in that little nook. Kind of like the picture below, just way more cozy and with a lamp for when it gets late.

Tell Us 3 Book Confessions!

  1. I often prefer movie tie-ins to the original covers. (Not always, but like 90% of the time)
  2. I once made a friend buy me a new copy of a book I lent her, because she was reading it at a pool and her cousin poured a bucket of water over her … and the book. Her mum did not understand why I made a fuss about it.
  3. Most of the books I read for my Goodreads challenge this year were comics and graphic novels.

When Was the Last Time You Cried During a Book?

Pretty sure that was during Words in Deep Blue! I adore that book (so much so that I made an aesthetic for the Book Aesthetic Tag), but it is sadness.

How Many Books Are on Your Bedside Table?

If we are talking literally on my bedside table … then none! I stack my books elsewhere.

What’s Your Favorite Snack to Eat While You Are Reading?

Snacks can be SO messy, but I am addicted to peanut flips. They are my weakness. Other than that I usually just enjoy a cup of tea while reading, but not so much food.

Name 3 Books You Would Recommend to Everyone!

  1. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  2. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  3. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds/Brendan Kiely

Show Us a Picture of Your Favorite Bookcase on a Bookshelf!

Hmmm … I don’t know. I am quite happy with how my growing comic book section is shaping up to look like. I hope that counts. (Also, sorry for the meh quality of the picture. Lighting is terrible in my room.)

Describe How Much Books Mean to You in Just 3 Words!

Escape. Solace. Joy.

I Tag Thee

*Don’t feel obliged to do the tag if you don’t want to or already have done it! Also, everyone who is interested in doing the tag but wasn’t mentioned by me, feel free to do it anyway! Just link back here so I can see your answers!*

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 13-19)

Sorry for my continued absence on the blog. I’ve been home for a week now and I’ve worked at the Vienna Comic Con once again in addition to that. My system is slowly getting back to this time zone and I’ve battled a case of the common cold. Let’s just say, with the unemployment office being on my case, the blog took a little bit of a backseat in all of this. But you are here for your weekly dose of trailers, so you shall get them.

Movies

Incredibles 2

Someone remind me how long we’ve been waiting for this? Forever? That’s right!

Hotel Transylvania 3

I am not sure I saw the others.

People You May Know

This is EXACTLY my kind of movie.

A Wrinkle in Time

It looks so darn good!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Can I have Colin back instead of Depp? I would really, really appreciate that.

Deadpool 2

I can’t wait to watch this and be like “I WAS THERE FOR THAT SCENE!”

Rampage

I did not expect this movie to be about huge animals.

F the Prom

OMG, this is SUCH a teen movie.

The Girl Who Invented Kissing

That “It’s Okay” song always gets me.

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong

It really is the saddest heist in the history of heists.

The Greatest Showman

Circus? YAY! Music? Has yet to be decided.

A Christmas Prince

This is so not on brand for Liv Moore, but cheesy Christmas movies are so much fun.

The Party

Not sure the black and white was really necessary.

Bullet Head

Yeah, I doubt this is for me.

A Quiet Place

I HATE scary stuff SO much. I don’t like it, I don’t think I ever will. So, of course, the one time John and Emily do a movie together, it’s something I most likely can’t watch.

TV Shows

DCTV Crisis on Earth-X

This is basically the big crossover of the season. I’ve seen some of the filming and there’s a lot of fighting but also some exciting stuff with some ships happening. Just sayin’ …

Agents of SHIELD (Season 5)

I am hopelessly behind on this.

Frontier (Season 2)

Cannot really comment on this, since I haven’t seen the first season.

How are you doing? What are you watching? I just finished The Punisher and I need more Karen and Frank (this is me, focusing on all the wrong parts of a show).

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 6-12)

It’s been pretty quiet around here and that’s because I was travelling back to Vienna and have been home for a couple days now. The jetlag isn’t too bad, but I still get incredibly tired during the day and super awake at night, which is unfortunate.

Movies

Game Night

This seems dumb, in a fun way?

Early Man

I always wonder how long it takes to make movies like that if they don’t animate but use real materials.

Peter Rabbit

Domhnall, don’t hurt them!

Sherlock Gnomes

Can’t believe there is a gnomes sequel…

The Post

Stellar cast, eh?

Forever My Girl

These country star movies are kinda sweet.

Hollow in the Land

Not sure this is my cup of tea.

Fifty Shades Freed

How did so many people watch this? How did they seriously get to make all the sequels? I just don’t understand.

Blame

Seems intense and scandalous enough for me.

Stratton

Seems pretty standard spy stuff.

The Shape of Water

I have shown trailers for this before, but I am still so excited to watch it.

Hostiles

In the spirit of last week, the western genre is having a revival.

TV Shows

The Crown (Season 2)

I think this is the last season with that actress as the queen before they get someone older to account for the time jumps.

Dark

Kinda like seeing German material on Netflix go online worldwide.

How are you doing? What are you watching? Who else is psyched for The Punisher coming this week?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 30-Nov 5)

I’ve been in Toronto this past week and I honestly cannot really tell you what I did so far? My routine has solidly been going to Starbucks or hanging out in the lobby of my hostel. I just kind of decided that this would be a relaxing time and that I didn’t HAVE to do anything touristy while I was here. Anyway, you are here for trailers, you here you go!

Movies

The Disaster Artist

I still remember when I first watched “The Room” and I was like “Who on earth thought this was a good idea?” but now I am so excited for this!!

Downsizing

This reveals WAY more than the first trailer! I guess they heard me complain that I didn’t see the conflict of the story the first time around.

I, Tonya

So crazy!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (International Trailer)

No words.

Pottersville

The music is so chirpy.

The Strange Ones

Alex Pettyfer trying to revive his career.

Permanent

This is not the 80s style stuff I am into, but it might still be cute.

Dismissed

So, Cole Sprouse is doing Riverdale and Dylan … is doing this?

TV Shows

Grown-ish

It’s a spin-off for Black-ish

Ill Behaviour

Why is everything SO weird these days?

McMafia

I love whoever commented that they thought this was about burger crimes on YouTube.

Not that much new stuff this week. How are you doing? What are you watching?

October 2017 Wrap-Up

The last day of October has come and gone. My last day in Vancouver has come and gone. I feel like I just arrived here a week ago and now all I have left is one week in Toronto. Life is strange sometimes. For the first time in a long time, I actually managed to read something last month AND wrote a review. I know, it was a shock to me as well.

I Hate Everyone But You

Click on the title for the review and on the cover to get re-directed to Goodreads!

I don’t think my brain has fully realised that it’s not in Vancouver anymore or the fact that it won’t be there again for a considerable amount of time. Anyway, coming back to Toronto was nice. (I literally ran into a set upon arriving downtown … It didn’t even take me 5 minutes) It felt familiar and a little like home in a way too. I know my way around and I know how things work, that is just always so much less stress than in an entirely new place. I doubt I will do very much, this is more of a time to rest and get my wits together before returning back to Vienna.

Before leaving Vancouver, I tried to cram in as many sets as possible and I managed to do that quite alright. I think I’ve seen everyone from the Arrowverse at least a couple times now. I also feel like I ran into more people on the streets, which is super strange. What do you say? What do you do? If you are me, probably nothing because you are too shy/embarrassed/frozen in place. However, I did manage to meet Rahul Kohli and Rob Raco and take pictures with them. Yay!

My friend and I also got to attend a Riverdale event in Vancouver, where they gave out free Betty and Veronica (vanilla and chocolate) milkshakes to fans. Marisol was there, she plays Veronica’s mum, and we got the chance to dress up in Riverdale attire. It was a lot of waiting around, but since we were pretty much among the first 50 people to get in, it also a lot of fun.

Lastly, I just want to express my deep, deep love for Stranger Things! My entire camera roll is currently pictures of Steve, Hopper or the kids. I can’t even tell who I like best, because I like them all so much. Who would have thought that I would be the one to fall for a scary show?

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How was your month? How are you doing? Let’s chat!

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin (Book Review)

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Page Count
: 352

**I was provided with an eARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!**

I am a fan of Allison Raskin’s and Gaby Dunn’s YouTube channel Just Between Us (and their earlier work on Buzzfeed) and when they announced that they wrote a book together, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I Hate Everyone But You is told in emails and text messages, a format I very much enjoy because it flows easily and mostly turns out to be a super fast read. From the beginning, I thought it represented both Allison’s and Gaby’s voice really well, in fact so much so that their characters seem like teen copies of themselves. Having that base knowledge of them, I felt like I understood when they joked or when they were serious about something. I definitely understand the people that were offended by some of the remarks, but I pretty much read the entire book in their respective voices and for the most part that worked quite well for me. Both, Ava and Gen, are deeply flawed in some of their ways of thinking, but at the same time try to grow (when they are not being completely stubborn and self-centered). I think they become better people because of each other, while also learning how to depend less on each other while exploring the world around them … if that makes any sense.

Having said that, I am not entirely happy with the book. They really tried to pack everything there is in this one bookΒ (approaching topics such as finding your place in the LGBTQ+ community, anxiety, depression, mental health, addiction and many more), but at the same time didn’t really have an engaging or comprehensive plotline. I am serious, if you would ask me to summarise what it was about in one or two sentences, I would really struggle to say anything more than a timid “friendship?”. I’ve read quite a couple of novels that were character driven instead of plot driven and it worked fine for them, but because of the message format, I feel like there wasn’t enough room for development and us getting to know the characters in depth to warrant such an approach. The two girls always knew more about each other than we would ever find out about them as the reader.

Ultimately it was a fun and fast read, but it could have been better in some aspects.

Fazit: 3/5 stars! I guess I expected more?

Have you read I Hate Everyone But You? What are your thoughts?