I’ve been bottling up so many repressed feelings about this novel that I’m afraid this is going to be more of an incoherent blabber than a review. I’m probably going to use some nasty words here and there – you’ve been warned. This book was a melting pot of everything I hate and everything I love in literature, and as I reached the end, I … Continue reading The Secret History was an obnoxious mess: a rant-review with a moderate amount of f-words
Before I get started, I’ll link last month’s Wrap-Up and TBR here, just so you see how much of a clown I was, thinking I could get through so many books… Even having the audacity to use the term “power through”… Pathetic! Anyway, in August I read 2 fantasy novels, and only one of them was in last month’s TBR. Why did I even bother? … Continue reading August Wrap-Up and September TBR: A good month for Fantasy
Here’s a bold statement: this is the closest fantasy to A Song Of Ice And Fire I’ve ever read. As of the second volume, where I’m 100 pages in already, I can now say that The First Law and ASoIF are equally amazing. Continue reading The Blade Itself is one of the best grimdark fantasies out there.
We need to address the big elephant in the room – we need to talk about Ken Follett. Well, more specifically, about the Kingsbridge trilogy. I was reluctant to write this post, because I’ve never been more disappointed by a read in my life. I was expecting so much, and for good reasons! Continue reading Ken Follett … why you gotta do this to me?!
This type of post is a staple of the book community and writing it makes me a bit giddy. It sounds oddly official, like an initiation ritual of some sort. For anyone new to the concept: I’m going to write quick prompts on books I’ve read in July, as well as plan the reading month ahead. (I’m clarifying this because I still remember the awe on my boyfriend’s face upon seeing my YouTube feed. Alexandra, there are people on YouTube who only talk about books?! This is insane!)
I’ll make it snappy, so here it is:
In July I read a total of 3 books, I’m halfway through my 4th, and I hopelessly struggled through one, but ended up giving up on it. I’ll review all these as soon as I get the chance, so look forward to that.
Continue reading July Wrap-Up And August TBR: powering through some books I’ve got left at home
Those who know me are aware of the fact that I’m a fan of GoT. Those who know me best are probably concerned at the extent of my obsession for both the books and their adaptation. These being said, one can only imagine the expectations I had for the end of a journey I embarked on in my early teenage years, a journey that kept me going through my most troublesome times and never failed to be the best form of escapism to the intricately dark world of Thrones. And now, having finished the long-awaited season 8 I feel… numb.
DISCLAIMER: BIG JUICY SPOILERS AHEAD. Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8 or going through the 5 stages of grief in face of the death of expectations
It goes a little something like this: a smart comedy absorbed a bunch of cheap gags and delivered a message without being condescending. Continue reading Film Review: Velvet Buzzsaw