Monthly Recap: June 2016

Hello dear readers. First of all I want to thank my new followers for deciding I’m actually not a waste of time and those who are still following me. Thank you guys! Last month was a pretty good month and I’m glad this one has been even better (I guess you could say I’m getting better in handling everything)


Movies I’ve Watched

My goal last month was to watch at least 5 movies and I ended up with 10!

#551 Addams Family Values (1993)       Score: 9.5       30.06.2016

As a kid I remember watching The New Addams Family and loving it! This movie was a walk down the memory lane. It was beautiful, funny and perfect to watch before a one week summer camp! You thought there’s no one crazier than the Addams family? Then you definitely have to meet Debbie! My favourite part was towards the end of the movie, when Wednesday sabotages a play to tell some harsh truth about the American history and American Dream.

#550 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)    Score: 10     28.06.2016

A new favourite! I loved the book(s) and Roald Dahl is by far one of the finest storytellers. But I’ll warn you. There are two ways of looking at the message of this movie. The naive way would be to say it’s a beautiful story of a young poor boy whom faith finally gave what he deserved. The other one,more or less hidden, (and this is my opinion) is that Mr. Wonka chose all the children and turned them into examples; for Charlie or for us. Now it’s going to get a tiny bit crazy and you might want to skip this bit😂 but I’m a fan of theories and I’ve read a few online (one which claimed Mr. Wonka is in fact George Weasley from Harry Potter, click here if you’d like to read it). My theory is that Mr. Wonka is some kind of deity or Santa Claus, who punishes bad children and rewards the good ones. This movie teaches a lot of lessons and it’s full of puns, for example Violet turns into a blueberry to which her father says “Violet you’re turning violet.”. There’s more from where this came from. There were also songs included and beautifully in my opinion. I could ramble about this movie, but I wouldn’t want to spoil it all.

Willy Wonka: So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.

Oompa Loompas: Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee doo / I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you / Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee dee / If you are wise you’ll listen to me / What do you get when you guzzle down sweets? / Eating as much as an elephant eats / What are you at getting terribly fat? / What do you think will come of that?/I don’t like the look of it / Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee dah / If you’re not greedy, you will go far / You will live in happiness, too / Like the Oompa Loompa doo-pa-dee doo / Doo-pa-dee doo.

#549 Zoolander (2001)    Score: 9    27.06.2016

I know it’s the type of movie you shouldn’t like, but this is exactly the type of comedy that always works for me. I had such fun time watching this and you probably think I’m a weird person, but I don’t care. I also think I might use a lot of Zoolander gifs from now on!

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#548 Before We Go (2014)   Score: 8.5       26.06.2016

At first I had mixed feelings about it because it’s not the typical kind of movie. It’s more like a short story, with an open sudden beginning and an open end. A lot of questions remain unanswered and if you’re an I-must-know-all-about-it kind of person like myself you might have a problem in linking this movie to the fullest. I would lie if I said I didn’t like it. Chris Evans (my favourite superhero at the moment) plays in it, so he might make it easier to like the movie. It felt very real and I liked that.

This is no perfect. There will always be struggle. You just need to choose who you wanna struggle with. You can’t allow the ones you love to determine how you love.

Brooke Dalton: It’s possible isn’t it? It’s possible that you could meet somebody who’s perfect for you even though you’re committed to somebody else.
Nick Vaughan: I think if you are committed to somebody, you don’t allow yourself to find perfection in someone else.

#547 Not Another Teen Movie (2001)   Score: 8.5   19.06.2016

Here we go again with my bad tastes in movies. Paradies. My guilty pleasure. I’ve watched almost every one and all I can say it’s that I want more. The Twilight parodies will probably be my all time favourites. But back to this movie. I liked it because it was funny, even if it made fun of an other genre I really love, 80’/90′ teen movies, especially Cruel Intentions and 10 Things I Hate About You. Did I mention Chris Evans plays in this too?

Jake: Malik, can you hold my books for me?
Malik: Sure, why not? I am the token black guy. I’m just supposed to smile and stay out of the conversation and say things like: “Damn,” “Shit,” and “That is whack.”

Ricky Lipman: I am *not* going to let you hurt Janey again. Okay? Besides, I love her.
Jake: Well, so do I.
Ricky Lipman: [slight pause] Yes, but I’m the best friend, and I have been in front of her face the whole time, and she just… hasn’t really realised it yet, but she will.
Jake: Well, I’m the reformed cool guy, who’s learned the error of his ways. She’s gonna forgive me for my mistakes, and realise that I really love her.
Ricky Lipman: [pause] Dammit, that’s true.

#546 The Lovely Bones (2009)   Score: 8.5    18.06.2016

“Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.” (IMDB synopsis) Directed by Peter Jackson and with a couple of good actors. In my opinion it didn’t go very well. It felt way too long. She dies in the first 15 min and the movie lasts for another 2 hours. I liked the depiction of the purgatory which reminded me a lot of Where Dreams Come True, but the rest of the movies reminded me of Prisoners (which I find better). I’m not 100% recommending it, as it’s got a lot of flaws, but I’d still like to hear what you thought of it.

Susie Salmon: Nobody notices when we leave. I mean, the moment when we really choose to go. At best you might feel a whisper, or the wave of a whisper, undulating down. My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name: Susie. I was 14 years old, when I was murdered, on December 6, 1973. I was here for a moment. And then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life.

#545 That Awkward Moment (2014)    Score: 8.5    18.06.2016

As the title already gives it away, this movie was full of awkward moments to which I had to pause, because I felt embarrassed and OMG you should definitely watch this! Zac Efron plays in it. (Apparently I’m promoting the movies more to the ladies)

Daniel: Yeah, everybody knows you can’t call a girl a hooker. Even hookers hate being called hookers.

#544 Superhero Movie (2008)     Score: 6.5     09.06.2016

Ahmm…Remember I said I love parodies. Here’s the exception. “Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.” (IMDB synopsis). I loved the Scary Movie franchise, but this was bad, really bad.

Dr. Whitby: So, what brings you here?
Rick Riker: My uncle.
Dr. Whitby: Your uncle brought you here?
Rick Riker: No, he’s gravely injured.
Dr. Whitby: Well, he shouldn’t be driving, then.

#543 The Ugly Truth (2009)    Score: 9.5     08.06.2016

Back to some good stuff. I really, really, really love… no, not cupcakes… Gerard Butler. “A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result.” (IMDB synopsis)

Abby Richter: [mockingly] I’m Mike Chadway. I like girls in Jello. I like to fuck like a monkey. Don’t fall in love. It’s scary.
Mike Chadway: Yeah, it is scary. It’s terrifying. Especially when I’m in love with a psycho like you.
Abby Richter: I am not a psycho!
Mike Chadway: I just told you that I loved you and all you heard was “psycho.” Well you’re the definition of neurotic.
Abby Richter: No! The definition of neurotic is a person who suffers from anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsive acts, and, and physical ailments without any objective evidence of…
Mike Chadway: Shut up! Yet again I just told you I’m in love with you and you’re standing here giving me a vocabulary lesson.
Abby Richter: You’re in love with me. Why?
Mike Chadway: Beats the shit out of me, but I am.

#542 The Age of Adaline (2015)   Score: 9.5      08.06.2016

A very beautiful story with a very original story. A woman struck by lightning that stops ageing. A must watch! I’d say this was my cinematic highlight this month.

Narrator: On December 31, 2014, a taxicab travelled through San Francisco, from Chinatown to Marin. The car carried a single passenger: a woman, her birth name Adaline Bowman, current alias Jennifer Larson. This is the first and last chapter of her story.

Narrator: As the years passed, Adaline credited her unchanging appearance to a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, heredity, and good luck.

#541 Romeo + Juliet (1996)     Score: 8.5     08.06.2016

‘Leo should have won an Oscar for this’

A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence and have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardoned, and some punished. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.


TV Shows

I’m a HUGE fan of Hannibal. Of course no one will ever be able to beat Anthony Hopkins, but Mads Mikkelsen deserves a round of applause as well. I loved everything about this show. When I learned that the third season was going to be the last (this was last summer and I hadn’t start the season yet) I felt reluctant at first. That feeling that you don’t want something good to be over. This month I decided it was about time to do it and OMG so many emotions. The ending was AMAZING and unexpected perfect for both Hannibal and Will Graham. If you don’t know the story I’m going to try to explain it. (Note: it’s all based on Thomas Harris’ novels). The show firstly introduces us with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a FBI assistant, who helps catch mass murderers. He’s got a special imagination, meaning that he can think as the killers and knows exactly how they did it. This imagination comes with a price (he has nightmares, sleepwalking etc.). Eventually he is introduced to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen),  a psychiatrist, who helps him find the killers. Big secret: Hannibal is the killer the FBI is after. The first season is basically detective work. In the second season Will finds the truth about Hannibal and has a big inner conflict. The third season is the climax of the story and takes place in Italy mostly. It’s not something for everyone to watch. It contains a lot of brutality, gore and blood and for this reason I think I kind of lost a piece of my humanity (not sure it before or after). Between meals Hannibal is a pretty nice person and you can have some really cool philosophical discussions with him and you have to either convince him you’re not worth becoming a meal are you’re not yet ready to be cooked. He likes taking care of his soon-to-become meals. In a way to be chosen by him is compliment; he always prepares the food the best way you’d ever imagine and he never throws away any good parts. Very weird thought. Anyway, if you think you’re though enough you should definitely watch it.


Books I’ve Read

  1. William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet (June 27) A play
  2. Nicholas Sparks – A Walk To Remember (June 21) A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy
  3. J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan (June 20) A book more than 100 years old
  4. Wylie Overstreet – The History of the World According to Facebook (June 19) A funny book
  5. Ruta Sepetys – Between Shades Of Grey (June 12) A book with a color in the title
  6. Neil Babra – Hamlet (June 9) A graphic novel
  7. Matt Wiegle – Romeo and Juliet (June 5) A graphic novel
  8. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (June 3) A book that came out the year you were born

I’ve read 1839 pages in total, 61 pages a day

Newest Additions To The Bookshelf:

IMG_1367.JPGIMG_1365.JPGI’m starting to feel I should visit a doctor. No matter how hard I tell myself to buy no book, I just can’t do it. Please excuse me while I go to hide under a rock. Picture no°1: the books that are pilled onto each other (+The History of the World According to Facebook) I got on an online sale (those buy for 30€ and get 5€ off kind of deal). Hamlet I first got from the library and then bought it. The rest I got from Romania. Picture no°2: I got all these books for 14€ from a local thrift shop ‘again, this is the exact reason why I should stay inside with no internet’ ‘when I’d eventually read all my books, I would go outside again’

 

Do you know any of these books? What opinions do you have on them? I’d love to read about them. Also, what about the movies? 


-Demi

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Monthly Recap: April 2016

The time of the month has arrived ‘drum rolls’ and I’d like to start off with a confession/ clarification. I mentioned on my “About Me” page that I created this blog for the simple reason of sharing my thoughts. I realised I posted memes more than 25 times this month, which came as a surprise for me. I thought long about how I should present my blog. Some post reviews on books, some on movies, some take part in a great amount of memes. Well, I’m going to to a mixture of all, since I enjoy all equally. What I need to figure out at the moment is finding a balance, considering that this month I only managed to finish one book and watch 5 movies, which made me feel quite disappointed. Sometimes I might join weekly memes, sometimes write about movies or books or sometimes it could be quite for a longer time, I just don’t want to feel the pressure “Oh God, I have to blog!”. Also sometimes I might watch or read something so majestic that I cannot find words to describe it properly. For example “Hidden Fires”. I could talk about this book for hours (and I did with my best friend), but I couldn’t find the essence that I was looking for in my opinion. When I’l encounter situations like this in the future, I’ll feature a short review in my monthly recaps. With that being said, here is what happend this month. (Warning: This post might include spoilers)

Movies I’ve watched:

Paper Towns (2015) #536   Score: 9  26.04.2016
I’ve heard so many good things about the book and I couldn’t resist it any more. Now I’ll have to wait for a couple of months until my memory of the movie gets blurry so I can read the book. Was it worthy? I’m not sure. The ending left me a bad tase in my mouth and I didn’t like Cara Delevingne’s acting. I think she should stick with modelling. The plot was crazy and I loved it. It makes me want to jump in a car with my friends and head for Amsterdam (we actually talked about it, but I’m not certain it will come true ‘fingers crossed’). The movies’s message is inspirational if you interpret it this way “Get out of your comfort zone. Take risks and enjoy life. Carpe diem!”

Quentin Jacobsen: Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterwards, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.

Brooklyn (2015) #535   Score: 10  25.04.2016
You would guess a movie nominated for the Oscars should be good. It was exquisite. It made me cry. I connected with Eilis, considering I went through a similar situation 5 years ago. I could have easily given it a 9.9 (it wasn’t a masterpiece), if it wasn’t for Eilis’ deceiving character. She should have told her friends and family about her marriage and not fool the poor Irish lad. I have a soft spot for Irish accents and that helped a little in giving the score. All in all, this movie could have won the Oscar (I haven’t watched Spotlight, so I cannot say which one is better).

Eilis: You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you… and one day the sun will come out and you’ll realize that this is where your life is.

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (2016) #534   Score: 7 12.04.2016
(you might wanna skip this part if you cannot take criticism on sensible subjects)A movie about historical events during WWII we had to watch with our history class. I came in contact with a few works that handle Nazi Germany, The Book Thief and Schindler’s List, both which have made me cry. A lot. Normally I am very critical with stories around Jews, since most of the time the people are over-victimised. This movie is one of them. It felt weird from the start and I didn’t feel much of a connection with Anne.

How To Be Single (2016) #533   Score: 9.5 09.04.2016
This movie I watched with my best friend at the cinema and it was hilarious. We came to the conclusion that Dakota Johnson played a character very similar to the one in 50 Shades of Grey and in How To Be Single we see her after leaving Christian. Also we see Rebel Wilson playing Fat Amy again. Throughout the movie you root for Alice (Dakota Johnson) to end up with Tom (Anders Holm), although you want Tom to end up with Lucy (Alison Brie). You get a lot of mixed feelings.

Robin: In every male-female friendship there’s a total number of drinks and if you hit that it means you would definitely have sex.

Epic (2013) #532   Score: 9 06.04.2016

TV Shows I’ve watched:

Lie To Me

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I finally managed to watch the 3rd season and all I can say is that Lie to me is definitely worth watching. Although it was cancelled (at least that’s what I think since they left some unanswered questions), they didn’t finish it off with a cliffhanger. It was delightful for me and I may have even learned a few things. Micro-expression, how to interpret them, basically reading people’s faces. I think it it a very interesting science and I hope I’ll be able to do the same thing later in life.


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Steins;Gate

I gave this anime only 3 stars, because it felt really weird at times and I didn’t really liked the main character Rintarou “Hououin Kyouma, Okarin, Mad Scientist” Okabe. You would guess by the nickname “Mad Scientist” that he’s crazy, which is entirely true. Putting that aside I did like the time-travel plot, the female main characters and of course Rintarou’s  never ending search for a way to save his friend.

Books I’ve read:

As mentioned above I only managed to read one book this month, but also started 2 others: “The Yellow Fairy Book” by Andrew Lang and “I Hate Myselfie” by Shane Dawson.

“Hidden Fires” by Sandra Brown
Published (under Laura Jordan): 1982  by Richard Gallen Books
Published (under Sandra Brown): 1997 by Warner Books
296/356 pages

Goodreads description:

As the twentieth century turned, Texas flamed with railroads, ranchers — and a daring new love!
When innocent, raven-haired Lauren Holbrook left her home for a promising life in Texas, she found heartbreak, not happiness, forced into a loveless marriage of convenience to playboy-rancher, Jared Lockett.

Now a victim of Jared’s scheming mother, whose hunger for power and wealth defied the boundaries of human greed, Lauren was unjustly accused of betrayal…threatened by an ambitious investor’s savage lust…and rejected in love by her rebellious husband.

But nevertheless Lauren’s love for Jared grew. She bravely challenged the hate that surrounded Jared’s heart, and offered instead a rapturous passion — a shimmering new dream they could share — if only they could conquer the treachery that ruled their lives.

There is a lot I can say about this book, but I’ll try to keep it short. The main topics of the book are rape and the role of women in the society, but arranged marriage, prejudices and hate turned into love also play an important part. I was surprised by the book and although it took me long to read it I love it from the beginning to the end . It is a beautiful story, like none I’ve read before and it shocked me at times. I don’t really want to spoil it to much, as I want others to read it as well, so I’m only giving some quotes and nothing more.

Once again, she relived the moment when his hand had pressed against her breast. She felt his breath on her face, and tried to imagine how his lips would feel against hers. A long, shuddering sigh escaped her and she moaned into her pillow. She wanted to know what it was like.
And she knew that finding out would bring her perilously close to the brink of hell… or heaven.

Well, I don’t give a damm, he swore. But he did. That was what rankled. He did care, and it ate at his gut every time he saw that Vandiver bastard go anywhere near her.

Lauren was never sure when the thought took form and solidified in her mind, but all of the sudden it was there. I’m in love with Jared Lockett. I love Jared.

Books I purchased:

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As you can see this month I’ve been very productive👍. I’ll go from left to right.
1. William Shakespeare – “Romeo and Juliet” (I had to buy this book for my English class.)
2. Shoko Tendo – “Yakuza Moon” ( I got this book for free from my school’s library)
3. Stephen McCauley – “The Object Of My Affection”
4. L. Frank Baum – “Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 5” ( This one I mentioned previously that was sent to me, although I didn’t order it)
5. D.H. Lawrence – “Selected Tales”
6. John Grisham – “The Associate”
7. Sue Townsend – “True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole”
8. Iris Murdoch – “The Black Prince”

The books 3 and 5-8 I got from a local public bookcase (A public bookcase is a cabinet which may be freely and anonymously used for the exchange and storage of books without the formalities associated with libraries. – Wikipedia)

The series in the middle I’ve previously talked about and this month I finally managed to complete it. I already had the first, second and forth books.

  1. Nick Hornby – “A Long Way Down”
  2. Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks – “Three Weeks With My Brother”
  3. Mhairi McFarlane – “You Had Me At Hello”
  4. Jojo Moyes – “Me Before You”
  5. Ruta Sepetys – “Between Shades Of Grey”
  6. Nicholas Sparks – “The Guardian”
  7. Nicholas Sparks – “The Rescue”
  8. Nicholas Sparks – “A Walk To Remember”

-Demi

Ten Books Every “Wow Seeker” Should Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. “This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!”

I was really happy that The Broke and the Bookish gave us the freedom to choose what category of people we want to recomand books to. By “Wow Seeker” I mean people that look for books which you start reading and don’t want to put down or books that after reading them, you are left breathless. This, in fact, is a list of my favourite books and some belong to series, from which I only presented the first book, but I totally recomand the whole series. (Note: there are so many other book I wished to add, knowing of their greatness, but… ahm… I haven’t read them yet). Since I am not the best presenter/ describer,  I recomand you to click on each of the books names and read the blurbs.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak51a99tea6il-_sx317_bo1204203200_

There are no words to fully explain how much I loved/love/will always love this book. The whole idea of Death being the narrator is just fantastic. In my opinion, this is by far one of the best fiction books that takes place during WWII and I totally recomand it to… well… EVERYONE! (Personal Rating  5+ Stars)

The Host by Stephenie Meyer1656001

So… before you say “wait a minute, that’s the chick who wrote the ‘Twilight’ series” (for those out there, like me, who didn’t find any greatness in that series; no ofense to anyone that likes/loves the books) I’m here to tell you that this book has NOTHING, good or bad, in common to Edward Cullen’s vampire world. It is not like any other book that has something to do with aliens taking over the planet, it has a beautiful love story and an interesting plot all-in-all. If you like futuristic/ dystopian-like books this is definitely something you should read. (Personal Rating  5+ Stars)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind343

One of the reasons why I liked this book so much is the wonderful illustration of the young murderer Baptiste Grenouille, which was gifted with an absolute sense of smell (another great plot idea). His journey in becoming a skilled parfumier, his depraved mind and the way he sees (smells) the world are utterly fascinating and I recomand this book, not just to mystery/crime fans, but… well…to everyone, since it is an excelent psychological story. (Personal Rating  5+ Stars)

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks17407748

I wrote in previous posts that I am HUGE fan of Nicholas Sparks and I will never pass a chance of expressing how fond I am of his books. Among the 10 books I already read, this one is my favourite. It tells the story of 2 by-time separated love stories, which are beautifully connected in a very unexpected way. You might think I promise a lot and maybe you’re right, but that is how I see the book. It made me cry so much and even though I anticipated the end, it still left me breathless. I recommend to start with this book, in case you haven’t read any of Sparks’ novels, because it is a happy love story (mostly… but it has a happy ending). (Personal Rating  5+ Stars)

Peony in Love by Lisa See

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I read this book like eons ago (not really… maybe 6-7 years ago actually) and I instantly got fascinated with its story. This book is as fantastic as it is unexpected. It addresses themes like love, friendship, the role of women in society and the afterlife. It is based on actual historical events and that makes it even better. If I didn’t get you interested in this book by now, I don’t know what else to say to convince you. (Personal Rating  5 Stars)

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman7116709

“Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary.” This time I really have no words to describe this book, but I can tell you that even my father took time to read it (when we were on holiday) and something like that never happend again (he’s more of a conspiracy theories fan lately and has even less free-time for reading now). Last summer I found there is a sequel to it (apparently even a third book exists – sometimes I believe I live under a rock). You should definitely check the series out! (Personal Rating  5 Stars)

Angel Time by Anne Rice6282915

This is the first book in “The Songs of the Seraphim” series and is written by the same autor that wrote “The Vampire Chronicles”. Although it has nothing to do with vampires, its time-travel plot is truly gripping. It is a story about angels and assassins, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love. (Personal Rating  5 Stars)

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera290992

You are never too old to read a great book (it is recommended for ages 8-12, but so is Harry Potter a “children’s” book). It is true that I read the book around the age of 12-13, but all I remember are happy thoughts. It might seem “childish” for me now, but I would still love the story. So if you, like myself, have the soul of a child trapped inside an adult’s body, you should read this book. 🙂 Well, not just because of that. It is a beautiful story about friendship and trust, full of fun and adventure. (Personal Rating  4.5 Stars)

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore2158604

The first book (12 in total) in the series “Cherub”. “CHERUB spies, 17 and under, hack into computers, bug houses, download crucial documents, and Do Not Exist. James, recently orphaned, is their newest recruit, and brilliant in math. After 100 days gruelling training, his mission begins.” I only recently found out there are more books than the only 2 I have and right now 5 of them are on the way. I loved the first 2 books and the whole idea of children spies. (Personal Rating  5 Stars)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis100915

“They opened a door and entered a world–Narnia–the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.” Narnia, what a wonderful world! Wait… wasn’t that enough to understand why this book (series) is a masterpiece of our time (ahm… I know 1950–1956 isn’t quite our time, but I don’t care 😂). From the 7 books, only 3 were turned into movies (it is said that a forth movie should be released) and they are almost as awesome as the books, so if by any chance you have seen the movies, you should definitely read the books! (Personal Rating  5+ Stars)

If you actually managed to get to this point I am grateful for that, I hope you like my picks and maybe even found some books to add to your To-Read list. I wish you wonderful week. (click here if you wish to participate in this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday”)

-Demi