BOOK REVIEW: Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav

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AUTHOR: Lang Leav
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Generic love poems without sprinkled artwork.
GENRE: Poetry
RATING: 2/5
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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite F/F Couples

PROMPT

— Who are your favorite ladies loving other ladies? (Note: this isn’t specifically cis lesbian couples, but also applies to couples that include bi women, trans women, pan women, ace women, etc.)

DISCLAIMER: Because I haven’t read as many books about lesbian couples, I will also be talking about lesbian couples in TV and movies. 

P.S. The following list is in no particular order.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Demi Lovato’s Simply Complicated

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TITLE: Simply Complicated 
NETWORK: YouTube
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Demi Lovato along with friends and family, talks about her experiences growing up, her eating disorder, being bipolar, drug addiction, and more importantly, how she’s recovering.
GENRE:  Documentary
WARNING: Drug use and addiction
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The New Disney Princess Book Tag

You know the drill, no I wasn’t tagged but that’s not stopping me! No sir!

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This time, I found this book tag thanks to the lovely Theresa from The Calico Books .

THE RULES

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you because that’s always good fun
  • Tag Book Princess Reviews and Zuky with our posts so we can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Book Princess Reviews | Book Bum)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

Note: I know this is a book tag, but don’t be surprised if I include movies and TV shows.

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Monthly TV/Movie Wrap Up: January 2018

Movies I Watched

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I watched The Bucket List (2007), yes the one with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Don’t kill me, but I thought it was ok. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t go watch it again by my own volition. I was expecting it to be funnier than it was. Don’t get me wrong, it has it’s funny parts but they are few and far apart. However, wherever there’s dying men, it does make me appreciate my life and good health.

Now if you like really dark movies then I would suggest Brimstone (2017). If you haven’t heard of this, it’s ok I didn’t either until I randomly saw it Kit Harrington’s Wikipedia page (as I do occasionally), and I was instantly intrigued by it when I saw that Dakota Fanning was also in it. So obviously, I had to watch it. I pretty much went into it blind and found myself watching one of the most dark western movies of my life. I don’t have a review of it, but I think I will write one soon because it was really good and nothing like I’ve seen before.

Then I watched Blade Runner (1982), the director’s cut. I wasn’t very much into it, but I think I would have been if I actually wanted to sit down and watch it rather than forcing myself to watch it because I had to write an essay on it the following day. So what’s the lesson? Don’t watch movies if you don’t want to, otherwise you will hate it.

The last movie I watched was The King’s Speech (2010), and for me, it falls under the same category of The Bucket List: I liked it but I’m not sure I would want to watch it again. The cast was great, the acting didn’t make me cringe, I love the history lesson, love the friendship between the protagonists, and I especially loved seeing Helena Bonham Carter as the queen because it reminds me how great she is as Bellatrix Lestrange.

TV Shows I Watched

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By now, you should know I watched the fourth season of Black Mirror which I wrote about in many blog posts this past month. But, in case you missed it here they are:

The only other show I started and finished was GLOW from Netflix. It has one season, 30 minute episodes, 10 episodes, and by the same creators of Orange is the New Black. It’s about women wrestlers and how they make the show. I’m still not sure if I liked the show because there were things that bothered me, I can’t tell if it’s the show being insensitive or if it’s because it takes place in 80s. However, I wouldn’t be opposed to watching a second season, although they left it at a satisfying end (for me)

 

Shows I’m Currently Watching

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At the urgency and persistence of my friends I started to watch Shameless from Showtime. So far, I’m liking it. I still haven’t hit that point where I can’t leave my room until I have watched every single episode. I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen at this point either. However, I do like how dysfunctional this family is and I absolutely love how all the siblings look out for each other. The only person I don’t really like is Jimmy, but only time will tell.

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Monthly Reading Wrap Up: January 2018

This month marks the 2 year anniversary of my blog! So I want to thank and welcome everyone who has read my blog and to those who have clicked the follow button!

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Thank you for another great year

As for my monthly wrap up, I’m not sure it’s been as great as other months in the past.  Last month after I read The Handmaid’s Tale I fell into a massive reading slump and I’m still recovering from to some degree. I couldn’t stick to anything and didn’t feel like reading anything, so I decided to read All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood at my own pace, and it was working but slowly. Ironically, it is school that is forcing me out of it, after forcing me into it in the first place.  Continue reading