The Netflix Book Tag

Hello again beautiful people! What have we all been up to? What are you reading watching? Today I bring you another tag. This one however speaks to my soul!! As next to reading my favourite hobby is watching TV/Movies hence the blog. So this is the Netflix book tag. I am not sure of the original creator but I was tagged by Lexie at Reading in the wings. So let’s grab some popcorn and some cozy blankets and get started! divider 1

Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading.

Well it’s only a novella not a full book but A court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. You can see my review here if you’re interested. 🙂

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Top Picks: A book that has been recommended to you based on books you have previously read.

Being a big fantasy reader and YA reader many of the books I read are recommended in the way they are grouped together at the book store. Or because I follow a lot of readers who also read fantasy if I see them talking about a book and they have liked books I have loved then I usually will give it a go. So I can’t really pick just one!


Recently Added: The last book you bought.

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2 I have read:
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Nevernight By Jay Kristoff

2 I am yet to read:

  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. (I do mean to read this I know it’s going to be great I just am not ready to let go of those characters yet).
  • Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I own this, it just took me so long to get through Lady Midnight. I am just not sure if I want to continue.

 

Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king.

This tag is quickly revealing how much I am Sarah J Maas trash. But if Rhysand isn’t the biggest drama queen you have ever met than you must be yet to meet him! That boy’s love for dramatic entrances/ reveals alone is enough to give him the crown! hahaha.

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Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover.

I don’t really own any books with what I would call cartoons on the cover. But I guess the Harry Potter books I own kind of do? They are illustrated at least. Does that count?


Watch it Again: A book or series that you want to re-read.

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am a huge re-reader I love to reread my favourites all the time! And Love to re-read just before a new instalment in a series comes out. I have had the urge recently to reread the Throne of glass series by Sarah J Maas. However I want to wait till closer to the release of the final book even though I am yet to read Assassin’s Blade or Tower of Dawn. 

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Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone.

I am not going to lie I very rarely read non-fiction books. I mostly read to escape or relax so non-fiction isn’t really my thing. I will say I did really enjoy Lauren Graham’s book: From Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls talking as fast as I can.


Action Adventure: An action packed book.

Despite most fantasy books being packed full of some kind of action. The first book that came to mind for this is definitely Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The fights, the scheming, the plotting, the violence. Just everything about the dregs LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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New Releases: A book that just came out, or will be coming out soon, that you can’t wait to read.

My mind is almost completely blank right now on new releases that are coming out! I know of some later this year into early next year that I am very excited for. But have been so busy lately I haven’t really kept track of ones coming out soon! I will say I am excited for One small thing by Erin Watt. It comes out June 18th. As although I read mostly fantasy I absolutely loved When its real and read it in almost one siting! And this sounds like another All the feels young love story. ❤divider 1

I Tag: Book Beach Bunny / Howling Libraries / Shelfish For Books / Windowsill Books

If you have already done this tag or don’t do tags then as always please feel free to ignore! Otherwise I would love to see your answers! As always if you’re not tagged feel free to do this tag and let me know your answers! 🙂

*note all book covers/ characters are property of the authors and or publishers by whom they were created.

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Do you also love Netflix? Any recommendations? What have you binged lately? Do you agree with my answers? Let me know in the comments below! Happy watching and reading! 

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A Court of Frost and Starlight: Spoiler free review.

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Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOTAR 3.1)

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: May 2018

Genre: NA Fantasy, Novella

Rating: 4.5/5

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I will firstly begin by saying that majority of this review is completely spoiler free and I will label anything I think could be even remotely a spoiler. I was in a massive slump for the entire first half of this month. This slump I think was mainly because ACOFAS was released and all I wanted to do was read it! But unfortunately I was unable to purchase it until recently. Well let me say reading it has gotten me out of the slump and more so! Although I do have quite a book hangover and cannot get these character out of my head!

While waiting to be able to buy this novella and trying to avoid spoilers like the plague I still noticed so many negative review/ rants opinions about this book. Which had me so worried thinking I myself wouldn’t like the story. It seems to be that not many people have liked it.  I have heard people accuse that it is a money grabbing scheme that could have just been included as special edition content. This may have been possible yes but I love it for what it is. And I also want to mention that not everyone has the chance to get those special editions with bonus content! A lot of the time they are very hard to get! So this way everyone has a chance to read and learn more about the characters.  Also why are people surprised it’s so short?? It’s a novella! I myself never once saw it advertised as anything else! What so Sarah is capable of writing huge books she’s not allowed to write a novella or a shorter story? As always everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I am not saying they are wrong I have simply addressed some statements I have heard and my own thoughts on these. Anyways now I am done addressing these and let’s be honest there I got a bit salty. Let’s move the review tone back up to my normal rambley happy self and talk about the novella and my thoughts/ experience with it.

This novella centres around the inner circle but mainly still Feyre and Rhysand. It covers Feyre’s first winter solstice with the inner circle and as high lady of the night court. It gives us even more of a glimpse into the traditions and dynamics of the inner circle which I loved! I literally teared up and or laughed out loud in some parts. I loved getting to see some of the inner circle member’s personalities be developed more and just seeing where all the characters are at after the war. I will just say some are definitely doing better than others.

I loved that Feysands story was fully tied together in this novella more so then at the end of ACOWAR. I think they truly have their happy ending now and a possibility at maintaining it! Which just makes my heart happy. As for the other members of the inner circle there was enough new information introduced and enough things left open ended that I am excited to see what it all means and how it all takes off/ comes together in the next novels.

The sneak peek of the next book in the series with the new MC’s was absolutely crazy! I can not wait a whole year or however long it is going to be to see how this story will play out and how these characters will grow and develop even more.

*possible spoiler in next paragraph although not really*

I will say that I don’t necessarily agree how Feyre is deciding to deal with a certain character in these sneak peek chapters. Considering herself and others may have stepped in before it got this bad. However this character didn’t seem to want anyone’s help so possibly had to go the way it did. Anyways I am rambling. My point is I am excited after those sneak peeks to see how things go. I think it’s going to be a hot mess but in a I really want to read about it way!

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In conclusion I loved it for exactly what it was. A story tying up some lose ends creating a happy ending for some but bridging us to the next novels in this world. It was cute, emotional and allowed for more development of the inner circle. The only reason this is not a five star read for me, is because I may not agree with all the actions of all the characters. And secondly I just want more and hate that I have to wait so long to read more about the precious inner circle. Therefore it’s a solid 4.5/5 from me!Let's Chat!Have you read ACOFAS yet? What were your thoughts? Who is your favourite inner circle member? Let me know in the comments below! Happy reading and watching! 

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Book Tag: 20 Questions

Hi there blogging world! Today I have another tag for you all! I was tagged by the lovely girls (Ash & Lo) at Windowsill books to do the 20 questions books tag. The original creator of this tag was not mentioned so if you know, please let me know!

So this tag works basically like the 20 questions game I am sure we have all played at some point. But this is the bookish version! So without further ado here are my answers:

HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES?

For me this depends on how much I like said world and characters. If I love something I can’t get enough of it and I want to spend as much time as possible with that world and characters! However I do own a book series that is about 15 books long and no matter how much I love the story I have not been able to finish it yet. So maybe anything longer than 8 books would be too long for me.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

I have a love hate relationship with them. I think they are great at making you feel all the feels and propelling the story onwards. But if I don’t have the next book available the wait to see if my babies are ok is torture!

HARDBACK OR PAPERBACK?

Although hardbacks look better. They are way more expensive and actually harder to get in Australia. I also think they are more cumbersome to read. So paperback all the way (I mean have you seen my blog name? haha).

FAVOURITE BOOK?

I can not choose and you will not make me!! But seriously how do people actually choose just one?!

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK?

This one is also really hard as most of the books I own I really enjoyed at some point in my life. So I just picked the one on my shelf that I have read and remember the least about!  The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong, something about kids with powers? Bringing the dead to life? I do remember enjoying it when I read it I just can’t remember much about it and have no desire to reread it soon. :/

LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?

Mainly yes. If they are done well. Although I am not going to lie I do get sucked into them picking a team and hoping to hell that the other ‘love’ interest just leaves already! 😉

THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH?

I very rarely DNF books. So I don’t think I have had a book I couldn’t finish recently. 🙂

A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

I am still actually finishing up my re-read of ACOWAR as I have been in a bit of a slump. I have no idea what to read next! 😦

LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

I can’t remember! I know I have said that The Cruel prince by Holly Black was great a number of times recently! And I am always telling people to give ACOTAR a go.

OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? *PUBLICATION DATE*

Probably The great Gatsby or the Bible although I have not actually ever finished either cover to cover. I do intend to one day finish Gatsby though!

NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? *PUBLICATION DATE*

I don’t have the money for new books at the moment so I think the most recent one I purchased and finished was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

FAVOURITE AUTHOR?

I love so many Authors for so many different reasons! But two of my favourites who are pretty much auto buy authors for me are Sarah J Maas and Jay Kristoff. ❤

BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

Buying!! When I have money to do so! That way they are mine, part of my collection and if I don’t want to I don’t ever have to give them back! Plus some borrowing books are just gross like where has that book been?!

A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEM TO LOVE?

Not that I necessarily disliked it, like I did enjoy most of it just nowhere near as much as the rest of Cassie’s books. But Lady Midnight. Please don’t hate me! It just took me 3 shots to finish and although I enjoyed the ending I still haven’t picked up the next book.

BOOKMARKS OR DOG-EARS?

Bookmarks 110% of the time! I don’t like to damage my books in any way. Plus bookmarks are just so pretty! I will only dog ear magazines and books that are already damaged beyond repair.

A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?

Any book I loved/ liked? I am a big re-reader! New book in a series coming out? Reread! No money for new books? Reread! Want to feel all the nostalgic emotions? Reread! In a slump? Reread!

CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?

No, if I notice that it’s on while I am reading it’s like my brain short circuits and can’t do anything else but hear the words of the song!

ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POV’S?

I enjoy both! One is good if you love that main character but if you do not multiple is good to get away from them.

DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

I am compared to what seems like most people in the book community a pretty slow reader. So I can almost never finish a book in one sitting. But there has been times where I have done basically nothing but read for days to get through a book as I can’t put it down!

A BOOK YOU’VE READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER?

The amount of cover buys I have had over the years is astounding! Off the top of my head the only one I can think of right now is The raven boys. I brought originally because of the cover! They are just stunning though so can you blame me?! ❤


I Tag:

Bookish Brooklyn / This is one for the books / Journey into books / A book. A thought.

As always no pressure and apologies if this is like the 8th time you have been tagged in this! Let's Chat!So what did you think of my answers? Are any of yours the same as mine? Or do we have completely different tastes/ opinions? Happy reading and watching, 

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Review: The Princess saves herself in this one, by Amanda Lovelace

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Title: The princess saves herself in this one

Author: Amanda Lovelace

Released: 2017

Publisher: Andrews McMeel publishing

Genre: Poetry

Rating: 3.5/5

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I feel this review may end up being very similar to the one I did for Milk and Honey which you can find here.  As after reading it I have many of the same feelings and reasons why I personally could not give this collection a higher rating.

So firstly I will begin by saying that despite the awesome title this is not a light hearted collection by any stretch of the imagination. Lovelace in this poetry collection explores and delves into some pretty heavy and even dark themes, which obviously appear to stem mainly from personal experiences she has had. Now these sections and poems are the parts that I personally could not connect to. This is not to say that they were not well written or emotive. Because they were. I definitely felt many emotions while reading them. It’s just that fortunately I have not experienced these situations or similar ones. So for that reason I could not relate or connect to the story being told in the beginning of the collection.  I do however commend Lovelace for being able to put herself out there/ expose her past demons so thoroughly and personally show that amount of strength in turning those experiences into this collection.

The later part of the collection I did rather enjoy and found I could connect to a lot more of the poems. I found the last section titled: You  to be mostly positive, very empowering and full of self-love messages. This is something I can get behind and something I think needs to be spread around more. I will say a lot of the self-love/ fuck what anybody else thinks poems were exactly what I needed to hear and I connected with these the most.

A few of my favourite poems from the collection were:

  • Millennials
  • What they don’t want you to know
  • Use those fragments to make stepping-stones to your own self love
  • Women are some kind of magic 
  • This life is still worth living 
  • Don’t allow the world to take your kindness
  • Love is never a weakness
  • Yourself
  • I believe in you

There were quite a number of others that I also enjoyed throughout the collection or that stuck a cord with me regardless of the themes. I also loved the dedication at the beginning and the Pending at the end. Lastly I just generally liked how the collection was set out as a whole.

In conclusion I gave this collection of Poetry a solid 3.5/5. As it was in my opinion a well written, put together and emotive poetry collection. However for the most part I was unable to fully connect and relate to too many of the themes due to my own personal life experiences. It should be noted that I am also not the biggest fan of poetry in general. Let's Chat!

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Discussion: Where are all the Aussie bloggers?

Hi guy’s! I hope you all are doing well and that your current reads etc. are not treating you too badly. So it’s entirely possible heaps of you have read the title of this post and are thinking what the hell does she mean? Where are the Aussie bloggers? They are over here! I follow heaps of them.

However I was going through the list of blogs I follow the other day. You know catching up on missed posts, unfollowing those that no longer speak to me or are no longer of interest. And during this I noticed that out of the approximately 150 blogs that I follow barley any of them are fellow Australian bloggers.  Almost all of the blogs I follow are from the UK or USA. Now before anyone gets there knickers in a twist or thinks I am trying to say this is a bad thing. I am not. I love the blogs I follow and the ones that interact with me regularly, I have come to know as great, supportive, talented people.

But this got me thinking is it just that there are many more book, TV and or Movie blogs from the USA and UK, hence why most of the blogs I follow are from there? Or could it be that somehow Aussie blogs don’t have as big a reach? Does it have to do with the major time differences and therefore posting schedule causing them to not come up in searches? Or is it simply just in my case I have been unlucky and not stumbled across the many that I am sure are out there?

After having all of these thoughts I then wondered if maybe it’s not just me? As majority of my followers also seemed to be from the UK and USA. Is it possible that Aussie bloggers are just having trouble finding other Aussie bloggers to communicate with? This lead me to wonder if other people find that majority of their followers and the people they themselves follow are not from the same country as them? Are you from a country outside of Australia and do you find that most of your followers/ people you follow do not come from that country?

What was just an observation has turned into this big rambley thought process of a post. And I worry I have come across as some paranoid conspiracy theorist. I hope this isn’t the case and that I have expressed myself somewhat clearly enough for a discussion. But I guess we will see!Let's Chat!

Do you find this pattern in your blogging world to? Where are you from and where do most of your followers/ people you follow tend to come from? Do you follow any amazing Aussie bloggers? Tag them down below so I can show a little Aussie love and diversify my feed. Happy reading and watching, 

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April wrap up

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Reading:

This Month I managed to read 4 books. Me being a pretty slow reader this is pretty good for me. I know it’s nothing compared to what some others can manage to get through. But I am just happy to be out of my slump and really enjoying this again. So in the month of April I read:

  • A court of thrones and roses by Sarah J. Maas. This is a YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4/5.
  • A court of mist and fury by Sarah J. Maas. YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 5/5.
  • A court of wings and ruin by Sarah J. Maas. YA fantasy it was a reread and my rating is 4.5/5.
  • The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace. Poetry. First read. My rating was 3.5/5.

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Watching:

This month was an ok month for watching both movies and TV shows. I managed to watch a couple of movies. My TV watching however was a little more sporadic. Some shows I managed to watch regularly others I only watched a few episodes. What I did watch however is very varied as what I felt like seemed to change a lot this month.

Movies:

  • A quiet place (2018). First time watch. 5/5 rating.
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). First time watch. 4/5 rating
  • What happens in Vegas (2008). Re-watch. 3.5/5 rating

TV:

  • Love child. Re-watch S1.
  • Sons of Anarchy. Re-watch S1 and S2 start of S3.
  • American horror story. Finished S4 started S5.
  • The Charlotte show. S1 as airs.
  • Jersey shore family vacation. S1 as airs.
  • The Voice AU. S7 auditions as airs.

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Blog:

So considering I finally found my passion and motivation and my way back to blogging after a completely unannounced, unplanned hiatus. I would say this is a pretty good blogging month! I would just like to say thank you to so many of you for welcoming me back with open arms it feels like I never left. I do truly love this little community and all that we represent.

Since coming back I managed to post 4 posts, all of which I am pretty happy with. If I had to pick a favourite for the month though it would be my review of A quiet place. It just has all the emotions while remaining spoiler free!

Posts: 

R.I.P it or Ship it – My first post back after hiatus quick and fun!

Book Shelf tour – A guide to my much loved book room.

Review – A quiet place (spoiler free)

TAG – The Sims tag

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Life:

There really haven’t been any big life events this month. I love that I feel more passionate again about my hobbies, reading, blogging, bookstagram. The only major thing that is happening at the moment is I am busy planning my wedding! We are down to about 9 months out now so everything has finally started moving and we have a solid vision. We met with our wedding planner the other weekend she is so awesome and helps me organise everything and really focus on what we want. Which for someone who is prone to stressing as much as me is such a good thing. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out and to marry the man of my dreams. Anyways other than that it is pretty much work, home, sleep and repeat haha.

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Goals for May:

I think since I just got back into all this I am going to try to keep these relatively simple. They are a mix between blogging, reading and life goals.

  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Post a blog at least 1-2 times a week.
  • Do/ plan more review posts.
  • Comment more on other blogs/ bookstagrams & interact more in general.
  • Set in stone more stuff for the wedding!
  • Try to stress less and relax more.

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How did April treat you guys? Favourite book you read this month? Did you catch all of my posts? What are your goals for May? Happy reading and watching! Signature

The Sims Tag

 

The Sims TagHello Lovely People! I hope you are all doing well and that your current books, movies and TV shows are not wreaking havoc on your emotions too much! Today I bring you a fun tag. The Sims tag encase you missed the title of this post as well as the big graphic above.

This Tag was originally created by the Youtuber Hailey form Hailey in Bookland and I was tagged by the amazing Sophie form Blame Chocolate. Definitely go check out her blog if you somehow haven’t already! Her reviews are awesome and I love all the chocolate themed graphics when they’re not making me hungry haha! So without further ado let’s press play and get on with this great tag. divider 1

The Original Sims: The best author debut

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I think there are sooo many great author debut books out there I mean really a lot of them are the book that started it all. However for today’s tag I decided to throw some recognition at Valentine by Jodi McAlister. I devoured this book when it came out and have since read number two in the series. The book is set in Australia and by an Aussie author so a little home country love here too.

The Grim Reaper: The saddest character death

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I am the type of person that gets very emotionally invested in characters whether it be in books, movies or TV shows. So I have been absolutely wrecked by many a character death. One of which that gets me every time, book or movie is that one in Me before you by Jojo Moyes. 😥

Sims getting stuck: A character that got in the way

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I am looking at you Jack Randal! You bloody bastard. I hate his character and how he’s always getting in the way in the most awful of ways. 😦

Simlish: A book with amazing writing

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There are many books out there that I think have amazing writing. But I just love Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The story line, the characters the way everything all comes together. It’s Amazing!

Expansion packs: A series where the books just keep getting better

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I will admit that I am actual Sarah J Maas trash. I just love the characters she creates. And this question could have worked for both TOG and ACOTAR but I have saved ACOTAR for a later question hehe. Anyways….. This series keeps getting better and better for me especially with the introduction of Manon and Rowan.

Cheats: A book that’s completely unrealistic

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I read like mainly fantasy so basically every book I read could be considered completely unrealistic …. A sixteen year old girl finds herself with basically no parental figures thrown into a life of magic, the paranormal and fighting demons …. right completely normal everyday stuff hahaha. But I sometimes read to escape so I am completely fine with unrealistic.

Needs fulfilment: A character who makes all the wrong decisions

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So many characters make some questionable, bordering on stupid decisions in this series. I can’t even tell you how annoyed I was at some points. However at least when they get their act together sometimes some crazy stuff happens.

Error code 12: A series that starts off great but goes down hill from there

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I did overall enjoy this entire series. However firstly I don’t think any of the secondary books came close to what I felt about the first one. Secondly I tended to dislike when the narrator of this book was away from her friends and that seemed to happen more often in the later books.

Sims vortex: A book or series that completely engrossed you

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This book! This series! From the first read to every reread since has engrossed me. I love it so damn much. ❤


I Tag: Anyone who has ever loved the Sims or anyone who’s just been on the lookout for a quick fun tag to do!

P.S. Most of the photos I used from today’s post are from my bookstagram if you’re on there too come say hi, I would love more people to chat with 🙂 @paperbackandflickchick

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What was your favourite Sims game/ expansion? Do you agree with any of my answers? Let me know below! Happy reading & Watching. 

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Movie Review: A quiet place

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Director: John Krasinski

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Release date:  April 6th 2018

Genre: Drama, horror, suspense

Rating: 5/5

Disclaimer: I endeavour to make this review spoiler free so as not to be a shit person. However as always my version of a spoiler may not be the same as your definition of a spoiler. I will not mention any plot lines, twists, turns or conclusions. This review however will contain a LOT of feelings and my personal honest opinions. All movie posters are owned by the Studio/director.Review2

Just a quick synopsis/ overview. A quiet place is about a family living in a post-apocalyptic / dystopian future. Where any noise they make can cause them to be hunted. The movie follows their story of trying to grow, love and most importantly survive.

Where do I even start with this movie!! OMG I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago now and I still get so worked up every time I think about it. I will start by saying this is probably the best movie I have seen in a long time! If a movie was ever an intense as all hell emotional roller-coaster than this is it. I bet your thinking really? How many emotions can a horror type movie make you feel? Well my friends here’s a not so short list of emotions/ reactions I had during this movie:

  • Laughed
  • Gasped/ screamed
  • Trouble breathing
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Crying
  • Hands sweating
  • Increased heart rate

And that’s not even the extensive descriptive list! Now this makes me sound like an emotional wreck and possibly just someone not cut out for Horror movies. Why some of that may be true. As in I generally hate horror/ scary movies. So much so that I try to avoid them at all costs. This is not your average horror movie. Yes there are a few jump scares but the entire movie does not revolve or rely on this gimmick. The ones they use are all well placed and add to the story. But I would say overall this movie should be classified as a VERY intense/ suspenseful DRAMA!!

Seriously though! For a movie with such few words I was amazed at how much it made me feel and how sucked into it I got. I really have to applaud Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and the other main actors/ actresses for an outstanding job. To be able to convey such emotion and feeling with very little spoken dialogue is absolutely amazing to me.

I think the fact that there was such little spoken dialogue and noise in the movie played a big role in sucking in the audience and making them feel like they too were on the journey with this family. I have never been in such a quiet movie theatre in my life. I personally felt like every little noise was dangerous. That I couldn’t so much as touch my chocolate bar because it would make too much damn noise! If it wasn’t suspenseful enough feeling drawn in like I was part of the family and now damned to a life of needing to be silent. The fact that said family in my opinion made not one but multiple dumb ass stupid decisions took the suspense/intensity dial and turned it all the way up to the bloody max! They had me thinking why? Why??!! No, no! NO!!! You idiots! Despite these stupid decisions this movie managed to convey perfectly what it is like to love your family. What it’s like to put them first and do absolutely anything for them.

I consider everything I have mentioned so far about this movie to be positives. What Tamika? Even though you baled your eyes out and felt like any moment you might not be able to take the intensity anymore? Yes concerned reader even then. Because all of that added up to make one hell of a cinematic experience. I think if I had to find a negative the only one in this movie for me would be the fact that time sometimes seemed to move weirdly or be a bit disjointed. As in something that should take a long time seemed to take a matter of seconds and something that should have been pretty quick seemed to take forever!

Overall this movie was bloody fantastic. I left the movie theatre having felt so many emotions and being taken on such a ride that my hands were shaking uncontrollably. I have never had a reaction like that to a movie before in my life. Although this movie is definitely not for the weak hearted I cannot recommend it enough! Krasinski and Co have done an absolutely fantastic job. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do so like yesterday! I doubt you will regret it. I probably have failed to put into words exactly what this movie did to me and just how good it was but personally I believe it more than deserves of a 5/5 rating! Let's Chat!

Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts (no spoilers please)? Any similar movies I should know about? Let me know in the comments below. Happy watching and reading. 

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Book Shelf tour

Hello everyone so today I thought I would do another fun little post instead of a review. I have seen many of these around book blogs, booktube and bookstagram but Michaela from Journey into books is the most recent one I have seen. I thought it was cool to see an insight into her book world and decided to let you all have a little look into mine.

Before I begin apologies for the quality of some of the picture it was a mostly cloudy, & rainy day when I took them. 😦 Great reading weather but unfortunately not great for pictures!

Full room view

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This is my book room, library, reading spot and study. I love it and it was a must for me when I finally got my own house.

Shelf 1: Sarah J Maas  

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This is one of my favourite shelves in my room. I think it’s so pretty and it hosts possibly my favourite books! It does however annoy me that ACOWAR is not the matching paperback. But I just had to have this edition and one day hope to own them all in both paperback and hardback! As for the TOG series I am yet to read Assassins blade or TOD!  This also features my Uni graduation teddy from my Nana. My favourite Disney princess gifted to me by my fiance and my read and wonder magnetic bookmarks. Just look at my little inner circle and Mia and Tric 🙂

Shelf 2: Casandra Clare & Jay Kristoff

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Underneath my Maas shelf is my Cassie Clare and Mr. Kristoff shelf. What’s that? Does the fact that the first three Mortal instruments books aren’t the same size as the others bother you? Yes! Yes it bloody does why do they do this? I will note that I also own the last TMI book as an e-book. This shelf also holds my Nevernight themed candle and lip balm. Bonus content there are actually 3 books on this shelf that I have not got around to reading yet!

Shelf 3: Mead, Shannon & Stiefvater

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Next on this bookcase is this shelf. Mead is one of the first authors I ever fell in love with and VA is one of my first loved fandoms. This shelf also contains The Bone Season series, where different length books strike again! 😦  As well as my Raven cycle books. The decor for this shelf is my TOG Dorian and Manon inspired candles and my Nevernight Mia print.

Shelf 4: The Morganville Vampires & Random

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The Morganville vampires by Rachel Cain is the longest series I own and contains one of the only signed books I own. As you can also see I have a few books from different series here also that I have mostly read but never continued with for one reason or another. Here I also have a Loki Print ❤ and my TOG Rowan inspired candle.

Printer shelf

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As this room doubles as a study my printer is here to. This also features some of my bookmarks and my wind mill collection 🙂

Cube 1

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My first cube shelf is mostly a space for the many books surely to come! However currently it holds my Harley print ❤ some science themed decor. And a mixture of random series and standalone books. One of these is another signed one of mine!

Cube 2

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My second cube contains most of my newer purchases and or gifted books as well as again some older random parts of series and standalone’s. It also contains most of my contemporary reads.

Shelf 5: Twilight & dystopian/random

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Confession time, the Twilight series was what got me into/ addicted to reading. Before these, sixteen year old me hated reading, didn’t understand how people could do it for fun or read something that big! hahaha omg thank goodness I came to my senses!

Shelf 6: Mostly Adult fiction/erotica & some paranormal

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Can I just say that I love that this whole shelf nearly consists of books of all the same height. How aesthetically pleasing is that! Also Blood rights is a series I found very interesting and creative but hear very little about!

Shelf 7: Harry Potter & random

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Yes my harry Potter series is miss matched, I know but my Nana brought the hardbacks for me back when they were released before I even fell in love with reading hence why one is missing a dust jacket. My amazing Slytherin edition is also there! Decor features yet another Loki print ❤ and a Godsgrave card.

Shelf 8: Random & self-help?

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This is probably my least favourite shelf it contains many random books I have been gifted or brought on a whim. Also here is a really cool postcard I picked up and the bookends I have had since I was a baby! And that’s a wrap! Let's Chat!

Do you see any of your favourites? How do you organise your shelves? Have you done a bookcase tour? Let me know below! Much Love, 

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R.I.P it or SHIP it?? Book characters

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Hello Blogging world! I am back! From my unannounced, unexplained, unplanned and way longer than expected hiatus. And what better way to jump back into things than a light hearted quick fun tag.

The R.I.P it or ship it tag I believe was originally created by the ever amazing Emma from Emma books on Youtube.  For those of you who may not know, the way this tag works is simple. You write down an even number of character names on separate bits of paper. Whether it be book, TV or Movie characters. You then fold these papers up and mix them together. Then essentially you pick two of the papers out at a time. And the fun is in your reactions and deciding if you would either ship those two characters or R.I.P it, as in that ship is dead!

This time around I will be using all Book characters. I only chose 10 characters (five pairs) so that this post will hopefully not become a billion years long. Then again who knows I might have a LOT to say about some of the matches! haha. Anyways let’s jump right in!

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Match 1: Thomas Cresswell & Feyre Archeron

Ok so I love both Thomas and Feyre and I love them with their OTP’s. However I think maybe this could kind of work? They are both Tough Adventurous people who want to do good and are fiercely loyal to those they care about. And although Thomas is very deductive and brain smarts I think Feyre and her sharp tongue could more than keep up. I think the main thing that makes me think these two could kind of work is the fact that they both believe and know that no one but their equal, and someone who will treat them as such and even challenge them, will do. However while death is Thomas’s calling, even though Feyre could more than hold her own I think she’s seen enough for her life time.

Verdict: SHIP it

Note: Thomas Cresswell is from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. And Feyre is from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas. divider 1

Match 2: Audrey Rose Wadsworth & Cather

Oh wow ok haha I think this one is going to be a no. I think maybe they could possibly be friends as Audrey rose is capable of being nice and polite and also fiercely loyal. I think Audrey also craves good female friendships. I think if Audrey kept trying long enough that Cath would also accept her as a friend despite sometimes preferring to keep to herself. As for a couple I do not think they would work at all. I do not think Cath would be anywhere as near adventurous enough for Audrey and I think Audrey’s profession would not be up Cath’s ally at all. Bottom line Audrey needs an equal and I just don’t think Cath could be that.

Verdict: R.I.P it

Note: Audrey Rose Wadsworth is from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. And Cather is from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. divider 1

Match 3: Rhysand & Tamika Mia Corvere

HAHA ok sorry not sorry but I had to. I mean come on its Rhysand and wouldn’t that be amazing I would ship that for sure 😉 he is for sure my book boyfriend of choice and I think he is amazing and you will not convince me otherwise. But back to the actual potential match Rhys and Mia. I find this Match so interesting although I should mention I have not read Godsgrave yet so am not sure how Mia’s character developed there so this is based on Nevernight Mia. I think these two could Wreak havoc together. They both have sharp tongues so there would never be a dull conversation. I think Mia and Amren might get along a little too well and blood would run in the streets whenever they willed it. So I think although Rhys’s dark side would get along well with Mia and if that was all of his character they would make a great match for each other. But I also think Mia is too focused on vengeance possibly to appeal to Rhysand’s many other personality traits.

Verdict: Mostly R.I.P it but a little ship it

Note: Rhysand is from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas and Mia Corvere is from the Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff. divider 1

Match 4: Manon & Levi

HAHAHAH! Just Nope! Good, sweet, Funny Levi does not stand a chance. Manon would take one look at him and eat him whole with a smile on her face. Levi needs someone he can use his country boy charm on. Someone he can look after and just chill with. Manon does not need no one to look after her. She is a bad-ass lady and I do not think she has just chilled a day in her life. She was made for adventure to feel the wind on her face. Quite frankly Manon deserves nothing less than her equal someone who can take in all that she is, the 13 and their rides and no bulk and what they see. Manon’s got too much growing to do to settle with Levi. Sorry not sorry.

Verdict: a big fat R.I.P

Note: Manon is from the TOG series by Sarah J Maas and Levi is from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. divider 1

Match 5: Jem Carstairs & The Darkling

Well well wouldn’t these two be a true pairing of light and dark. I don’t think this would work at all. The Darkling would be too consumed with darkness and trying to rule the world where as Jem is dedicated to saving it. Plus Jem already has one dark and brooding man in his life and I don’t think Will would be too fond of The Darkling. In fact it’s highly likely Jem and Will would be sent to kill The Darkling no questions asked. And as much as I really love The Darkling I don’t think he would stand a chance!

Verdict: R.I.P it!!

Note: Jem is from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare and The Darkling is from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo. divider 1

Well that was not a very successful round of matches! I think Manon and Levi were the most entertaining match of the bunch! Hopefully cupid will have better luck next time HAHA
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What do you think of these matches? Do you agree with my verdicts or would you have said differently? Did you enjoy this post? Should I do more of them down the track? Let me know below! 

Much Love, 

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