Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2016

Read in September: Sis

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September was a productive month for reading. I read four books. The Heir and The Crown by Kiera Cass, The Power of Six and The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore.

Read in September: Dita

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Not a bad month reading-wise. Three finished books. Nothing too great, but not too bad either. In September I finished Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesΒ (silly, hilarious, sometimes utterly silly, but still fun), Mythago WoodΒ (there’s something really intriguing about it, but it was also somewhat hard to get into) and The Last StarΒ (I don’t know, the series ended, things happened, it wasn’t bad, I suppose, but neither was it great). I’ll try to work on some reviews for those, but don’t hold your breath too much. πŸ˜€Read More »

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Top Ten Tuesday #5: Books on Dita’s Fall TBR

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This week’s TTT is all about the books on our Fall TBRs. Mine, for the most part, includes books that have already been published, not new (Fall) releases.

Books On Their Way to Me

Meaning, I’ve bought these ones on TBD and they were shipped out last week, so if I’m lucky, at least one of them might arrive this week. Yay!

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Champion by Marie Lu
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Gotta continue a series, finish a series and start a series here, you know. πŸ˜€Read More »

The Sis Reviews: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

dscn1516I know I haven’t reviewed City of Fallen Angels, but, honestly, I don’t remember what happened in it. πŸ˜€ So I’m gonna skip it and review (actually, fangirl about) City of Lost Souls.

I hate it. And love it. I don’t know. πŸ˜€ I have made some notes while reading this book and now re-reading them makes me laugh.

The thing- person- I hated the most in this book was Jace. It’s not that I have liked him very much in the previous books, but in this one he was very annoying, too freaking sassy and too much in love with himself.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #4: TV Shows I Wish Never Got Cancelled

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Finally September 6 is here. I have been waiting for this topic since it was first published on the list of future topics on The Broke and the Bookish.

Isn’t that sad that your favourite TV show gets cancelled, because there aren’t enough people watching it? Excuse me, I was watching it!Β πŸ˜’

  • Red Band Society. Ahh it was soo good. Awesome cast, cute guys. πŸ˜€ It aired only for one season. 😦
  • Wonderland. It is an Australian show. I was shocked when I found out that it has been cancelled. 😦
  • Eye Candy. I think this one is based on a book. And since I saw it, I want to read the book, but yeah I haven’t. πŸ˜€
  • Containment. Why isn’t there a second season? Yeah, I know it was already limited event series, but CHRIS WOOD. The last episode was okay -no cliffhangers, but I still have many questions. LOL, just found some article saying “Chris Wood: Containment finale won’t leave fans feeling “lost”.” Umm I felt lost!πŸ˜’
  • Terra Nova. Though now I don’t remember much from this series, I know that I wanted more not only one season.
  • The Mysteries of Laura. This one is a hilarious series. It’s comedy and detective. And the last episode just screamed season 3.
  • Twisted. A nice mystery. Guess what, it ended with a freaking cliffhanger!!!😑😑😑

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Here’s Dita piping in with some of her favourite cancelled series.Read More »

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2016

Read in August: Sis

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Not a particularly good month in reading. Only two books. 😦 I hope that September will be better, though school has started and there won’t be so much time for reading. But back to August. I readΒ The Last Star by Rick Yancey (the ending was heartbreaking) andΒ City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I also hope that this or next Wednesday I will be back with The Sis Reviews.

Read in August: Dita

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August definitely turned out better than July. I mean, I finished no books during July, while August has crossed 5 books off my TBR. Woot! I finished:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I also hoped to finished The Assassin’s Blade by S. J. Mass in August (because it would’ve fit a prompt in the Summer edition of Bookish Bingo), but I didn’t quite managed that. I finished the book, but already in September. Oh well.
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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2016

Read in July: Sis

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In July I read three books. πŸ˜€ That’s a little bit better than last month.Β Ready Player OneΒ by Ernest Cline,Β The OneΒ by Ciera Cass andΒ City of Fallen AngelsΒ by Cassandra Clare.

In July, I also posted the last two Bookish Childhood Memories posts #5,Β #6.

Read in July: Dita

So, basically, July was not a reading month for me. No books finished in July. Like, I read a bit, but finished nothing. What a blasphemy! But I did have a bunch of translation work to do, which tends to take away reading time.

At least I coloured some bits and pieces in my Pride and Prejudice colouring book. So there’s that at least. πŸ˜€Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday #3: Best/ Worst Movie Adaptations

toptentuesdaySo this week’s TTT is a rewind. So I, Sis, chose Best/ Worst Movie Adaptations.

Let’s start with worst adaptations.

  • The 5th Wave. It wasn’t the worst movie, but I didn’t like it. Like the freaking best part of the book wasn’t included into the movie. The Butt part. You know the part where Cassie is checking out Evans butt. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
  • Vampire Academy. No, no, no, no, NOOOOOOOO. It’s a mistake. The whole movie is awful. Did not like the cast (especially Dimitri), it felt like I was watching a parody.
  • Paper Towns. I wasn’t impressed. The movie ended and I was just sitting thinking about nothing. There were no Whoa! or I looooved it!.Β Just nothing. And again some good parts weren’t included – in the beginning where Margo had the list with 11 or 13 (don’t remember how many) things she wanted/needed to do. In movie there were fewer and again not the best ones.
  • I Am Number Four. When I found out the there is a movie I was sooo happy. Disappointment. Awful. NOPE!!! I hated it.

And now to the good ones.

  • Harry Potter. Okay, maybe I would have different thoughts if I have read the books before the movies, but that didn’t happen. I really like the movies, I definitely will re-watch them my whole life.
  • The Help. I don’t have much to say about it. I just liked it. πŸ™‚

I can’t think of any other movies. There is Lord of The Rings, but I read the books after the movies. And actually did not like the books. πŸ˜€ It took me a long time to finish them. Beautiful Creatures. Also movie before the book. Though the ending of theΒ movie was weird.

 

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Ten Facts About Me and Sis

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1) Β I really love cheese. Blue cheese, string cheese, camambert type cheese, cheesy cheese. Whatever. Cheese. I mean, before a friend of mine moved to another city and I visited her, her mom used to joke that I won’t die of hunger at them, because they have cheese. I’m starting to think that this joke has also been used a couple of times at BF’s parents house. Yes, I like cheesy cheese and I cannot lie.

2) I’m not friends with the kitchen. 99% of the cooking here is done by my BF. I can wash the dishes, help with something, make a few select dishes and bake brownies (that’s like my signature thing now – brownies), but overall I don’t really like to spend too much time in the kitchen.Read More »