Month: July 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale | Television Show Review

July 14, 2017     Marissa     Books, Television, Television Show Review   0 Comments
The Handmaid’s Tale | Television Show Review

When I heard that they were making this book into a television show I was instantly excited about it. It motivated me to read the book (granted, I didn’t start until a few days before the first episode aired, and I was still reading the book while I was watching the show. We all know I’m a terrible reader okay, let’s not dwell on the fact that it takes me a million years to read a book.) I finished reading the book and I absolutely loved it. If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on the book, check out my review of it here. Anyway, enough about the book, let’s get on to my review of the show. Like I said, I loved the book but something about seeing it onscreen just made it even better. Seeing the world of Gilead come to life and be made a reality through my television screen was all the more terrifying than the […]

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers | Review

July 5, 2017     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers | Review

I actually love this book so, so much. I heard a lot of people talk about this on booktube, and I really thought it reminded me of Fireflly. After reading, I can say that it does, and it doesn’t, in the best way possible. It reminds me of Firefly in that it features a cast of adorable and lovable characters who happen to live in space. It isn’t really a space-cowboy space romp at all. There’s more depth to it, in my opinion. Also, I must say that for a debut novel, this is absolutely amazing. She packed so much into a book that isn’t very long. It feels like you’re reading a lot more than what should be able to fit in 400 pages. Now, let’s get on to discussing this beauty. We first meet a woman named Rosemary, who is the newest member of the crew aboard the Wayfarer, a tunneling ship. Their job is to basically punch […]

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Series I’ve wanted to start but haven’t | Top 10 Tuesday

July 4, 2017     Marissa     Books, Top 10 Tuesday   0 Comments
Series I’ve wanted to start but haven’t | Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This topic was technically for June 20, but I wasn’t able to get this post published in time. The topic for June 27 the best books I’ve read so far in 2017, but I’ve only managed to read 3 books so far this year.  Since there are currently no topics for July, as there is a hiatus, I figured I’d still publish this post. Even if it is 2 weeks late. 1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling Published by Bloomsbury on June 26, 1997 Genre: Fiction, Middle Grade, Fantasy Pages: 223 Format: Print, Hardcover Goodreads Harry Potter is an ordinary boy who lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon’s house, which he thinks is normal for someone like him whose parents have been killed in a ‘car crash’. He is bullied by them and his fat, spoilt cousin […]

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