Wonder Woman | Movie Review Monday

June 5, 2017     Marissa     Movie Review Monday, Movies   0 Comments
Wonder Woman | Movie Review Monday

I went to go see this movie on Saturday. I didn’t really know much about Wonder Woman before seeing this movie, so I was happy to learn that this is an origin story. This movie starts on the island of Themyscira, which is the home of the Amazons. We meet a young Diana, who is desperate to begin her training with the other Amazons. Diana’s mother is hesitant to let her start this training, which gives the impression that there may be more going on. We slowly learn more about Diana as the movie progresses. We learn about the story of her birth; her mother tells her that she wished for her so much, and wished for Zeus to bring her to life. I really enjoyed learning about the Greek gods and their relation to the Amazons, as well as how the Amazons came to be. We learn that the duty of the Amazons is to protect the world, and […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Review

June 2, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Review

I’d had this book sitting on my TBR pile for over a year, and the arrival of the television show motivated me to get off my butt and read it. I’d heard so many good things about this book from other people, and so many good things about Margaret Atwood in general, that I figured this needed to happen. I really enjoyed this book. Now, this is definitely not the kind of book that will make you happy while reading it, it wasn’t that kind of enjoyment. This book is supposed to make you uncomfortable; the point is to show people what humans are capable of. This is a dystopia that feels like it could actually happen in the future. We are never told what the year is, which is why it’s so terrifying. We are told about bits of Offred’s life before she became a Handmaid, and it doesn’t seem that far off from where the world is today, […]

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Moth Box Novel Edition, May 2017 | Review

May 29, 2017     Marissa     Books, Subscription Box Review   0 Comments
Moth Box Novel Edition, May 2017 | Review

Hey everyone! I received my May Moth Box in the mail, and wanted to do a review for you guys. So, if you guys haven’t heard of Moth Box yet, you should definitely check it out. It’s a bookish subscription box that was created by Mercedes, who you may know from her YouTube channel, which is called MercysBookishMusings. This is about to become a monthly subscription service. Every month, there’s either a novel box, in which  you receive two novels, or a short story box, in which you receive to short story collection. All the books in the box are from an indie publisher. You can check out the website here! This review is not sponsored, this is the third Moth Box I’ve bought, and I’ve loved the way the books in each of them have sounded. I haven’t managed to read them yet, but I’m super excited to get to them! Anyway, let’s get into the review of this box! […]

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Favourite Minor Characters | Top 5 Wednesday

May 24, 2017     Marissa     Books, Top 5 Wednesday   0 Comments
Favourite Minor Characters | Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey over at gingerreadslainey on YouTube. There are new topics every Wednesday and there’s also a Goodreads group open to everyone where you can find the topics. I don’t really have a lot of words for this week’s T5W, it’s more like me spewing little snippets of feels at you. 1. Dobby from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling I just absolutely love Dobby. I remember watching Chamber of Secrets and seeing Dobby on screen. He was just so cute, and I just love his story. For me the best part is when Harry gives him the sock. I really don’t think my love for Dobby needs any explanation. 2. Luna Lovegoood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Ugh, LUNA. Luna is so precious and weird, and wonderful. I just love her. This is another one that needs no explanations. 3. Olenna Tyrell from the Game of Thrones series by George R. […]

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Books I Want to Read This Summer | Top 10 Tuesday

May 23, 2017     Marissa     Books, Top 10 Tuesday   0 Comments
Books I Want to Read This Summer | Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a summer freebie, so I went with my top ten books I want to read this summer. Here is my TBR list! 1. The Trouble With goats and sheep by Joanna Cannon Published by Scribner on July 12, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Adult, Mystery, Historical Pages: 368 Format: Print, Hardcover Goodreads Set in England in 1976, in a heat wave. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbors blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren’t convinced. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands. Inspired by the local vicar, they go looking for God—they believe that if they find Him they might also find Mrs. Creasy and bring her home. This book just seems like the perfect summer read. I heard about this from both […]

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Nocturnal Animals | Movie Review Monday

May 22, 2017     Marissa     Movie Review Monday, Movies   0 Comments
Nocturnal Animals | Movie Review Monday

On Saturday night, my Dad and I decided to sit down and watch a movie. We were originally going to watch Girl on the Train, but couldn’t find the right movie on any streaming site. We eventually settled on Nocturnal Animals. I’d heard it was a really good movie, and my friend absolutely loved it. I’d also heard that this movie was based on a book previously titled Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. I must admit, I haven’t read the book, and I probably won’t in this case. This is a story within a story; we follow our main character, Susan Morrow, who receives a manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield. He’s written a novel and wants feedback from her. This initially seems odd because Susan hasn’t heard from Edward in 20 years.  I’ve read a lot of reviews of this book on Goodreads since seeing the movie, and a lot of people didn’t enjoy the plot of this movie, or […]

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Movie Review Monday | New Blog Feature

May 22, 2017     Marissa     Movie Review Monday, Movies   0 Comments

Hey everyone! I’ve decided to start a new feature on my blog! I am a lover of all types of media; I love to read, but I also love to watch movies and television. I know you’re all here for the book reviews and book related content, but I would also love to talk about other awesome things that I love aside from books. I’m going to start a new feature in which I review movies I’ve watched recently. This feature will be called Movie Review Monday, which means that they will be posted on Mondays when they happen. I can’t guarantee that they will be posted every week, but they will be a feature that occurs. Feel free to recommend some movies for me to watch!

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The Unseen World by Liz Moore | Review

May 15, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
The Unseen World by Liz Moore | Review

I heard about this book on booktube from Mercedes. Her review made me instantly want to read this book, so I quickly rushed to the Chapters website and ordered it. It was one of those books that I had a good feeling about, and was so anxious to read. I’m so glad I picked this book up, because it’s safe to say that this book is my favourite book of 2017 so far. I read this back in January, and I had a serious book hangover for about a month. This book is absolutely amazing. Plot wise, it’s not a thriller, but it is a bit of a mystery.  This book isn’t fast-paced, it is very much character driven. We first meet our main character, Ada Sibelius, who is 12 years old and her father, David Sibelius. David is a genius who home-schools Ada at his lab, the Bit, in Boston. He is a single father, though his colleagues are […]

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch | Review

May 12, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch | Review

This book was so addicting that I read most of it in one sitting. We follow a man named Jason Dessen. He is a professor at a local college, where he teaches quantum physics. His life could have taken a very different path than it did 20 years ago. He chose to have a family with the woman he loved, instead of pursuing his career.  Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had made a different choice? You should read this book.  This book starts out with Jason going to a bar where his old college friend is celebrating winning a prestigious award for his work in science.  On his way home from the bar, Jason is followed by a mysterious man who forces him to drive to an abandoned warehouse. Jason is drugged, and when he wakes up, he is in a world that isn’t his own. In this world, Jason is not married […]

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My Reading Wish List | Top 10 Tuesday

May 9, 2017     Marissa     Books, Top 10 Tuesday   0 Comments
My Reading Wish List | Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is things we’d like to see more of in books. Here is my bookish wish list! 1. More queer characters While there are books that have been getting better with representation. I think we need more books about trans characters, bisexual characters, and ace characters. The fact that a character is gay should also not be the only thing that defines them. Just write a character and slip it into the conversation. Make it natural and not a big deal. 2. More disabled characters As a disabled person who uses a wheelchair on a daily basis, I tend to stay away from books, movies, and television shows that involve disabled characters. This is because the characters are either portrayed as paralyzed and bitter about the fact that they’ll never walk again. I’m also tired of seeing the books where the character is pitied because […]

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