Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events (Tv-Show)

Hello Humans (or should I say orphans)! I just binge watched A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, and as a fan of the books man, oh man! I am in loooooove. I am 100% going to watch it again within the next 24 hours.

The series follows Violet, Claus and Sunny, one day their whole world turned upside down. Their parent’s perish in a terrieble fire (see what I did there?), and they find themself in the care of Count Olaf. Their closest living relative.

That is really all that I can say about this series. The story is such an amazing one, and you dont have to have read the books too enjoy this show. It’s fitting for every age group. Neil P. Harris (from how I met your mother) is playing Count Olaf, while being the Producer of the show. The series has the prefect sprinkle of NPH humor, and it makes it perfect. I am going to give it a perfect score, but there is one ting that is missing. I am not afraid of Olaf, or at least not in the way I was when I read the books.
Rating: 6/6 

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Emoji Book Tag

Hello Humans! So this is the Emoji Book tag, it’s a tag where you take your five most frequently used emojis and associate them with a book. I’ll add a pictures of the emoji’s so you know which emoji I am talking about, as well as the Goodreads page to the book in the title. I’ll also link the creators of the video at the end of this post.

1. Cute Smiley Emoji

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This is the cutie smiley face, so I wanted to choose a book that really thugged at my heartstrings, and that’s why I chose Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli.
This book follows Simon and his extraordinary first love. I don’t really like books that only focus on love, but this book doesn’t just focus on that, even though its a love story, and that’s why I loved it so much.

2. The Smirky Emoji

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Well I started thinking about a characters on this one, and it was Jace Herondale from almost every book Cassandra Clare has ever written. Jace is such a sassy character and I imagine his smile to be more of a smirk.

3. Water Drop Emoji

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This one was pretty hard, but I chose Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins becaucemost of the story revolves around water.

4. The Toilet Emoji
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On this one I chose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
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I chose this book because when Harry, Ron and Hermione are going to the ministry they travel through a toilet.

That was the end of the first book tag of 2017 🙂 Have a good day/ night.

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Friday Favorites 01.06-17

Hello Humans! It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday. Everybody’s lookin ‘forward to the weekend, weekend. Yeaaaaah, I do not know why I did that, but I ain’t got no regrets. Friday Pride or whatever. It’s been a while since the last Frisday Favorits Blog post, and I am sorry about that. I’ll work on being more active on this blog.

Friday Favorites, ya’ll ready?

Songs
– Crusin’ for a Brusin’ of the Teen Beach Movie soundtrack
– Fallin’ for Ya’ of the Teen Beach Movie 2 soundtrack
( I know it looks like I am 8 years old)
– Satisfied of the Hamilton soundtrack
– Stars of the Les Miserables Soundtrack

Tv-shows
– Jane The Virgin (I just finished season 2 and season 3 isn’t on Netflix yeat, so I dont know what to doooooo. Review wil be up soon)
– Crazy Ex Girlfried

Books
– Mistborn This is my first Sanderson book and man! What a book, what a world, I am like 1/4 into it, and the suspense is building. Review will be up when I am done.

– Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I haven’t come as far in this book as in Mistborn, but I am already loving it. It is really something special, and the way it is written is so mind blowing, you need to examine everything not to miss big plot points. Such an unique book.

Ransom Shit
– Taking my dog on night walks 😉

Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
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Januray TBR

Hello Humans! So it’s January, and it’s time to do the monthly TBR list. Link to the goodreads page in the title.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
– This is book one in the Illuminae files series, and it’s about a plantet that got attacked, and the population on this planet had to escape on two separate space shuttles. The series follows two characters, Kady and Ezra but what’s so unique with this series is that the way it’s written is in interviews, emails and stuff like that. Nothing is wtitten in the basic, normal text.

2. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
– I don’t know much about this book, but it’s very well known in the whole Booktube universe, so I am really excited to read this one, and it will be my first Brandon Sanderson book!

3. To Kill a Mockingbrid by Harper Lee (Maybe)
-I just want to push a classic book onto my list 🙂 But I am not sure whether or not I’ll read it or not this month.

JK Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live on forever
– Stephen King

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Review: Shadowhunters Season 2 Episode 1

WARNING: Spoilers a head for the Netflix series Shadowhunters.

Hello Humans! So the day has come, Shadowhunters season 2 is now available for the human race, ok so let’s just jump right into the review of the first episode.

There were a few things in the beginning that I was thinking about, some of the shots were a bit weird. The one where Clary is standing on behind while Jace and Valentine is fighting. The whole fight was pretty weirdly shot, however the fight scene gave us the first look of the new seraph blades. They arn’t made of glass this time, but rather a sort of metal with ingraveings. They look really kick ass.

Dominic’s accent was so much better, but I watched this episode with my friend and she said that Jace having a accent isn’t a bad thing, because Jace was raised in Idris. So it would be natural for Jace to have some form of accent or a different way of speaking than the rest of the family.

I’ve always wondered why they don’t hire the author of the book series as a “helper” or assistant. There is a reason why the Cassies books are so popular, she is a very gifted writer and she would really help with the dialog. Because some of the dialog is very, very clunky.

However the clunky dialog will not stop me from being curious about the story, and I am really exited to find out where the story will go further. And Paul Wesly will direct two episodes, and I’m really (again) excited to find out what he will bring to the table. I think the episode(s) he directed on Vampire Diaries were pretty good, so yeah. I’m excited.

Last I would like to say that I really like the CGI-effects, I mean its better than the last season, but I mean it’s even better than Teen Wolf’s effects. Applause to the CGI-crew of Shadowhunters.

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2017 TBR

Hello Humans! Happy New Year ya filthy fucks ❤ So this is my 2017 TBR, as mentioned in a previous blog post I want to read all the new books I’ve bought, but I want to read some classics as well. So here is my list of books I would like to read during the year of 2017. As always, I’ll link to the books’ goodreads pages in the title.

YA-fantasy/ sci-fi

The Illuminae files
Illuminae
 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Gemina

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Lunar Chronicles
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Cress by Marissa Meyer
(I want to read the rest of the series, but I don’t own them. Yet)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

An Ember in the Ashes
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

A Song of Ice and Fire
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
(And the rest of the series, but again I have to buy them)

Classic’s 
I don’t own these books, but I feel like I have to read these books.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Catcher and the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I am sure there are more, but I can’t remember them at the moment. Oh well, let’s hope that 2017 will be a great year.

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Top 10 Books of 2016 – Well Actually 12 Books

Hello Humans! So this blog, contrary to popular believes, is a book blog all though it’s mostly dedicated to my friday favorites. 2016 is coming to an end, and I thought that it would be a good idea to wrap this year up with my top 10 books of 2016 (there will be no spoilers, and I will link the books’ goodreads page in the title).

12. Angeles Twice Descending by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman
– This is the last book in the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy series by Cassie (as well as a mix of other authors), and this might be the book I am most torn about. I liked almost everything but the ascension, I will not spoil you, but those who have read this story knows what I am talking about. There were a few thing that also made me dislike the ending. However other things made me like it, and that’s why it’s on this list.
Rating: 3.5/6

11.  It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson
– This is a collection of essays by the youtuber Shane Dawson. I read the book he published a year ago and they are very much the same. You get a closer look at him as a person, and he writes about his life dealing with eating disorders and growing up poor but with a loving family.
Rating: 4/6

10. Born to Endless Night by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
– Man the Malec feels in this book were real, this story was filled with not only love between two people in a relationship, but the also the kind of love you find between family and friends. This book was just so full of love. This might be my favorite story from the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. I loved the development of the Malec relationship as well as the relationship between Maia, Alec and Lilly, and the story was so heartwarming!
Rating: 4/6

9. The Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead
– I was really torn on this one, on one hand the story was amazing and thrilling, but on the other hand I stopped reading in the middle of book 5. I will continue this series, and that’s why it’s on this list.
Current rating: 3.75/6

8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
– I always loved the movie Coraline, and this summer I took it upon myself to read the book, and man oh man. This story follows a girl named Coraline who moved to a new town and into an old house. This house is split in four, and in 2/4 appartments live very interesting people. But the house is even more interesting and peculiar. This story just pulls you inn, and it is such a page turner.
Rating: 5.25/6

7. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Allbertalli
– This book warmed every part of my heart, and it is not talked about enough. This story follows Simon, and the extraordinary circumstances of his first relationship. This book has such an amazing cast, and it’s one of my favorite contemporary standalones. It is in no way to mushy, and it will make you laugh out loud.
Rating: 5.5/6

6. The Miss Peregrine’s Perculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs
– This is such an original series, with black and white pictures that matches the story and adds the perfect kind of reality to the story. The world building is extraordinary and really one of a kind! There is love, friendly as well as affectionate.
Rating 4.5/6 

5.Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
– How excited am I for the Lord of Shadows? VEEEEERY! The story is set in the Shadowhunter universe, and it follows Emma and Julian. A pair of parabatai’s that we met in two of Cassie’s other series. I can’t really say anything, because I don’t want to spoil anything. Cassie is really good at making intricate woven stories and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
Rating: 5.5/6

4. Champion by Marie Lu
– This series is set in the future, and the world is devided by war, rich vs. poor and this wierd plague that kills al lot of the people in the poor districts while the rich people are getting shots for it. This is the 3. book in the series, so I can’t say much. But man, this story is amazing.
Rating: 5.75/6

3. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Agard by Rick Riordan
– This is the first book in this series, and it’s so good. Rick has such an amazing way of writhing and making the characters funny and relatable. The cast of this series is so diverse when it comes to personality, every character stands out and just lights up the page. Sadly I havent read the second book, but you better believe I’ll read it in the new year.
Rating: 6/6

2. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor
– The writing in this series is the reason for their high placement on this list, the story is amazing as well really unique. I don’t wan’t to spoil anything, but the way this story is written is so poetic and wondrous. The world building is extraordinary and the characters are not only beautiful in their descriptions and so interesting in their way of acting.
Rating: 6/6

1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
– Ahhhhhhhh the best series of the year! I mean it’s the perfect mix of badass’ness, sexyness and love. The main character is so amazing! Sadly you’ll find the stupid love triangle, btw DORIAN FOREVER! This series is one of those you think about all the time and you count down the days untill the next book comes out.
Rating: 6/6 

Well that was that, this list was made upon my thoughts and feeling on these books. So if you don’t agree don’t hate, respect and maybe make one of these lists on your own.

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
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Reading in 2017

Hello Humans! So I’ve been thinking (Whaaaaat?! I know right) I have a
tendency to buy new books, the books that are popular on Booktube. But I never read them, I end up rereading the books I know I allready like, and that is not right. I mean there are so many great stories out there, but here I am rereading Harry Potter for the millionth time. So I have concluded that 2017 will be my year of reading now shit. Maybe some different stuff, I am pretty set in reading habits and in what kind of books in buy. Mostly YA fantacy, some sci-fi and a few biografies. I won’t have to buy any new books in a while though. I have books for daaaaays!

That was that really, happy holidays 🙂

When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.
— Jean Fritz

 

Why Netflix, whyyy?!

Hello Humans! I am not happy, not happy at all. I finished Gilmore Girls about two days ago, and in the two days after the series my mind has been contemplating what to watch next. I thought about How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy as well as the 100 and the list goes on, but I decided to watch Merlin.

I am currently watching the first episode and I am really enjoying it, but a dark cloud is hanging over me, because Merlin is going to be deleted December 21! And you know what day it is?! December 20th, which means that I have one day to watch 5 seasons with 13 episodes. How the fuck am I going to do that hmm? If I have done the math right I have to watch 65 episodes, and one episode lasts 40 minutes, that means that I have 43.3 hours of watching ahead of me. I DO NOT HAVE 43.3 HOURS TO SPEND ON TV WATCHING THIS TV SHOW RIGHT NOW!

To conclude, I am not happy! Not happy at all. Netflix why are you deleting all my shows, I mean you took away Glee! What will I watch when I am working out hmmm? I am mad, so, so mad!

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
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Review: Gilmore Girls

Hello Humans! So it all happened december 19 when I decided to begin the journey of Gilmore Girls, and holy fuck! How? I mean? This show! It gives me life!

You can compare this show to Friends in some ways, you don’t need to follow this show religiously, but I mean. It helps. It is light hearted, and it pokes funn at pop-culture (some jabs at Donal Trump, which is perfect. Because…. Donald Trump). I would give this sereis a rating of 10/10.

The “Follow up” series A Year in the Life I would give a 5/10, I mean it was fun but I didn’t get The Gilmore Feeling. I wasn’t as impressed by the story I guess, it had its highs and lows, but the last apisode Fall was amazing. I cried so hard. I mean ugly crying.

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Gilmore Girls: This show is so heart warming, I am a hard core city girl (New York for life) but this show made me want to live in a tiny city like Stars Hollow. The sereis has 7 season with 23 episodes in each, so I can’t really go through every episode. But I’ll pinpoint some important events.

I knew from the beginnig that Luke and Lorelai would end up together. They had such an amazing chemistry and they really love each other, but Lor is so dumb when it comes how much Luke likes her. I mean OMG! He would move mountains for that women, but she just wants the coffe. But the chemistry between Lor and Luke was nothing like the chemistry between Lorelai and Rory. I mean; talk about love!

For some reason I kept compare Rory and Lorelai story to me and my mother’s. She got me quite young, not as young as Loralie but young enough, and raised me on her own. Rory looooooved books (a fact I think we all can relate to) and she has a Korean bestfriend with a way too strict mother. Something I have as well (both a strict mother and a korean bestfriend). And I think the reason why I loved this show so much is because I could realte to the story.

Dean and Rory made my heart bled! And the fact that Jared played someone named Dean was very confusing in the beginning. There is this amazing clip from Supernatural where they mention Gilore Girls, and man I laughed so hard. I’ll link it down bellow.

Let me just say that I hated Jess! So when Rory ditched Dean for freaking Jess I wanted to hang myself. Logan however I liked, liked not loved. Biiiiiig difference. Dean is perfect!

I found it interesting that Michelle never talked about how he was gay. Like Lorelai, Sookie and Rory were always babling about boys, but never Michelle. There were just hinting.I wondered why he never dated, and why he never talked about his lovelife.

The ending was so beautiful! I found Emily and Richad so charming, and in the ending when they are standing with all the people from Stars Hollow looking lost and uncomfortable as hell but if felt like Loralie and her parents got some peace. And it warmed my heart when Loralie said “We can talk about it at dinner on Friday” and her mom looked so happy. It was honestly the perfect ending, along with the Lorelai and Luke reunion.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: This show didn’t have the same feeling as the original series. I felt like things were repeated, and thing were rushed. It didn’t have the same homely feeling, and I think it had something to do with the creators trying to push as many “known faces” in to all the episodes. But it was the wrong faces. I wanted to see Sookie, Jackson, Dean. Maybe some Babett and Patty. But it was just Tyler, Kirk and Michelle. Some Gipsy and Babette, as well as Lorelai, Luke, Rory and Logan. I was so disappointed when I found out that Dean and Rory wasn’t together, I was sure that when Logan and Rory broke up, Rory would use her brains and realise that she and Dean were distant do be together. And lets not talk about the whole thing with Sookie was on this fucked up soul searching trip in Alaska or whatever.

Luckily Michelle was there so that helped A LOT! And he was now married! Paris was her same fab, but I found it wierd that she now was a fertility doctor, and not working on cancer which was what she wanted to do.

Richad died and I really believed Emily’s pain and I think it made her a cooler character beacuse she became more independent and got some backbone. I loved the scene where she left the DAR and when she were telling the story at the whale museum. The scene after Lor came back from her idiotic trip was so cute, when Luke talked about his love for Lor. I was really dissapointed in the one, ONE?!, scene with Sookie. WTF?! I was so mad that she wasn’t more in the series. And the fucking musical, I mean I study theater but honestly. That was the most stupid shit I have ever seen.

I sounds like I didn’t like the series at all, but I did. It was just a giant let down for a person who just saw the original series. I think the feeling of things being rushed could be fixed by adding a few more episodes. Like a part 1 and 2 in every episode. Example, Summer part 1 and summer part 2, and I would also
prioritize the fan favorites. Like Sookie, I understand that Melissa might be buissy, but god damn it! And that ending though! Rory’s preggo, and I guess with Logans child?

Well that was that, all in all I liked both of the series but the original much better then the other one.

“Because who wants to Fast Forward anyway? You might miss some of the good parts.”
– Gilmore Girls

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