Queenie (Book Review)

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Hey y’all. I’ve actually had this review in my drafts for the past three weeks but then life happened. If you want to know more about how you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement please check out this post.

I started reading Queenie right after finishing Color Me In and boy was that a transition. I’m generally weary when it comes to reading adult or general fiction. Contemporary YA has been my niche since freshman year of high school but I think things are shifting for me. I don’t know if it’s the genre itself but I have been wanting to see older main characters lately. Saoudia did a great job of putting that transition into words so I’d highly recommend checking out her review of Color Me In here.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife (Book Review)

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Clare and Henry have a relationship defined by time. Clare was six years old when she first met Henry, while he didn’t know Clare existed until he was twenty-eight. Henry is a time traveler, but not by choice. He has no control over his travels, though they’re often places of meaning.

I used to watch the movie several years ago without ever knowing it was a book first. When I found this for a bargain at the thrift store, I decided it was worth a shot. This was definitely not my usual read. It’s on the longer side (536 pages) and it is adult fiction rather than YA but I enjoyed the film so much that I just had to check out the book.

This book made me laugh and by the end of it I was bawling. The tears couldn’t be stopped with this one. There were several points I had to put the book down just so I wouldn’t drown in my own tears. This is total chick-lit. I grew so close to the characters, especially Clare.

I will admit, I found some of the time travel with Clare’s childhood strange. Especially because of the huge age gap. He was in his 30’s talking to the child version of his wife. I mean, come on. But again, it’s chick-lit. It’s not meant to be taken super literal.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading The Time Traveler’s Wife. It was a beautiful love story that most literally surpasses time. 4/5 Stars.

Mini Book Haul

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I recently went thrift shopping for the first time with my best friend. I never knew how great the deals were on books. We went to Goodwill and then The World of Thrift, it was great. I didn’t spend more than a total of $9 on these books which is a steal. Full reviews coming soon.

The books I purchased were:

sherman alexie

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

I’ve been hearing great things about this book for years now. I never read it back in my middle grade days so why not now?

mindy kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

I have been watching a ton of The Office lately so when I saw this, I just couldn’t resist.

library of souls.jpgA boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls.

I read books one and two a few years ago and I’m excited to continue this adventure. My Review of Hollow City

time traveler

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

I have committed a terrible bibliographic sin. I watched the movie long before getting the book. For this, I must right my wrong. Even if I have to go through 500 pages to do it.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Show Review)

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This show is absolutely absurd… in the best way possible! It’s like The Office times Parks and Recreation on steroids. If you enjoyed Ellie Kemper as Erin, the quirky receptionist of the later seasons of The Office, you’ll love seeing her in this lead role.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a woman who’s been rescued from the cult of a crazy reverend. Kimmy has spent the past fifteen years trapped in an underground bunker with the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne and three other woman kidnapped under the false premise of an apocalypse.

After these women are rescued from the bunker, their story goes viral and they are deemed the Mole Women. They go on talk shows to tell their story. When asked what they will be doing now that they are back in the real world, Kimmy decides that she will be heading to New York to restart her life.

I’ve been seeing this show pop up on my Netflix suggestions for months now and after finishing The Office, I decided to give it a chance. The premise originally seemed a bit too weird for me but I’ve found it to really work for the show. Every episode works to capture my attention. I’ve gone through all four seasons in a matter of two weeks.

*Spoilers Ahead*

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I can relate to Kimmy’s unending positivity so much. She looks on the bright side of absolutely everything, even when she loses thousands of dollars from her purple Jansport in a nightclub on the very first episode. She has been affected in more ways than one from being trapped in that bunker. I could not believe that that marriage was legal!

richard wayne.jpgI know I’m supposed to hate the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne for all the awful stuff he did to Kimmy, Cyndee, Gretchen, and Maria, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy his kooky personality. The man is completely insane and it’s hilarious. He somehow nearly convinced the court to release him because the man Cyndee described had a beard *gasp* as if he hadn’t just shaved his.

Titus is flamboyant in the most hilarious way. He is a *struggling* actor. His relationship with Mikey really kept me interested. That Lemonade episode was honestly wonderful. I knew he was overreacting but I was totally all the way there for that outfit and bat.

Kimmy’s relationships were super interesting. I definitely miss Dong but Daveed Diggs character, Refrigerator, was wonderful. Him wanting to be a reverend really helped us realize just how far the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was going for Kimmy.

*Theory*

giphy (5).gifI’m not one for conspiracy theories, but I have been speculating about this show. We all know that Kimmy  has a vivid imagination, it’s part of what kept her alive all those years in the bunker. But, what if she escaped the bunker without escaping her head. I know it’s a long shot, but what if Kimmy had a mental breakdown after she was released and she never actually went to New York. Eh, just something to think about.

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