October 2018 Wrap Up

Every month I intent to do a monthly wrap up of every thing that I’ve read, watched, and played. This type of post will be because I sometimes don’t have much to say about everything I’ve consumed in a month. Not all media impacts me enough to want to do a review or feel like I have enough to say for a dedicated review. I will also leave links to any full review I’ve done through out the month. Currently, I have gotten behind on posts as I have been sick and very busy lately.

Books:

Rise by Mira Grant: Rise is a collection of short stories and novellas connect to the Newsflesh series. I would recommend to read the entirety of the Newsflesh series before touching this collection as many of the stories will not make sense other wise or spoil parts of the story. I absolutely love this series and have a full review on this book here. 5/5 stars.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas: This is the third book in the Throne of Glass series. I really liked Heir of Fire in comparison to Crown of Midnight which mostly bored me. I’m glad that we’re getting more information about the world and Celina’s back story. The introduction of new characters was great and Manon and the Witches are everything. 5/5 Stars.

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: This book is described as a “visual tour” of the film set for Miss Peregrine’s. While it’s a beautiful book filled with pictures from the set and a decent amount of information about the film and film process including interviews, there are times that the text felt like it was talking down to the reader. Information and terms that could have been easily understood are stated blankly where I feel those who would read such a book would understand these things already. Overall, a good coffee table book form those fans of the series and movie or those interested in film making. 4/5 stars.

Storm Front by Jim Butcher: Storm Front is the first book of the Dresden Files. A decent murder mystery book with magic and other supernatural elements add.  This one I read on audio book which I’m not a huge fan of that way of reading. Overall, an okay book but I might not continue with the rest of the series. 3/5 stars. Full review here.

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo: Spark Joy is Marie Kondo’s second book and is a companion to the Life-Changing of Tidying Up. This book goes more into how to organize and exactly what joy is to keep items. Good for those interested in more information on the Konmari method or those currently decluttering. For me it was an okay read but didn’t really add anything to how I’m decluttering. 3/5 Stars.

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty: Form Here to Eternity is Doughty’s second book where she travels the world to find what different cultures consider a good death. She interacts with death practices across cultures and discusses new death care practices and innovations. While a hard topic Doughty is always very respectful of the different cultures and only wants to educate. Overall, a great book about how the people all over the world deal with death. I will have a full review posted soon. 4/5 stars.

Movies:

This month I only reviewed two movies Venom and The Witch. Both which I like though Venom was my favorite of the two. I have full reviews for both movies and I hope to do more movie reviews in the future.

 

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