Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: My Latest Five Star Reads

I missed last week's topic so I thought I would do it this week. Here's the latest books I have given five stars (or 4.5) to.

1. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

3. Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde 
Review to come. But I love Wilde and everything he does. So funny and so witty. 

4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling 
I loved. loved this! I can't wait for the second one to come out this fall!  

6. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater


7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

8. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters 

9. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein 

10.  Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Monday, April 4, 2016

March Wrap-Up- With a Little Bit of February Too

This year has been so busy for me because of school! I haven't gotten to do a whole lot outside of school work, but everything is coming together and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will be graduating in one year, which is amazing.

So here's some of the things that happened this month and what I have read in the last two months.

I finally took some time this morning to get caught up on like three weeks worth of blog reading! I'm really looking forward to this summer when I will have more time to read and write posts. I have a lot of posts I have been wanting to write for a long time, but that I haven't had the time or energy to write. Here's some of the posts I have managed to get up this month:

I finally got my Women Codebreakers at Bletchley Park Interesting Links and Recommended Books posts up!

I did a couple of reviews for the Classics's Club Women's Literature Event: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Gigi and The Cat by Colette. I'm eager to read more by and about these ladies very soon.

I also reviewed Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff which I loved. And then recently, I posted a Book Haul of my recent purchases.


Here's a look at what I read in the past two moths.

Reread for school: Read my Thoughts 

Read for School: Read my Thoughts


Thoughts to Come

Thoughts to Come

I haven't started a new series on Netflix yet after finishing Gilmore Girls, partly because I haven't had a lot of time to watch and partly because picking a new series on Netflix is so overwhelming. I have watched a few movies this month that I wanted to talk about, one that I had seen before and one I watched for the first time. I LOVE old movies and they are primarily what I watch.

I love Cary Grant, and this is one of his best movies. I had seen this one once before and was just craving to watch it again. When I sat down to watch it for the second time, I loved it even more than the first time! It's funny, sweet, and made me quite emotional! This is one of those movies that I will watch over and over for the rest of time.

I watched this for the first time this month and I found it really intriguing, and I feel like if I watch it again, I will get more out of it. Marlon Brando is so young and so, so, so attractive in this movie, and he is perfect for the part of Stanley. I haven't read the play, but I think this is a fairly accurate adaptation. If you have seen the movie and read the play, let me know if this is true. Here's a little Marlon Brando for your viewing pleasure.