Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2016

Read in July: Sis

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In July I read three books. 😀 That’s a little bit better than last month. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The One by Ciera Cass and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.

In July, I also posted the last two Bookish Childhood Memories posts #5#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. 😀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. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
  • 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!. 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. 🙂

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. 😀 It took me a long time to finish them. Beautiful Creatures. Also movie before the book. Though the ending of the movie was weird.

 

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

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1)  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 »

Bookish Childhood Memories #5

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This week’s book is Night Adventures of the Clocks: Fairy Tales (Pulksteņu nakts gaitas) by Māra Cielēna. She is Latvian writer. There are seven fairy tales in this book. There’s one about what clocks do at night. There’s one about cats organizing a cat tram (the tram is basically cats going in a row). Another one is about chess pieces having gardens on their respective spots on the chess board, how they are very unhappy when they have to play chess during Summer, as they don’t want to ruin each others crops. All of the fariy tales ar quite quirky and funny.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2016

Read in June: Sis

Drum rolls, please. I have read one book in June. And this one book is The Elite by Kiera Cass. But at least I have been active in posting. In June I started a new feature called Bookish Childhood Memories. You can find the posts here #1#2#3#4. And I reviewed The Selection by Kiera Cass.

Read in June: Dita

June was a very productive month reading wise. I finished 7 books in June, including a Kindle book. Go me! I read all the books I had on my TBR for June, which were the last three books from The Raven Cycle, plus a couple more, including one Kindle book. And I’ve also completed and surpassed my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Currently, it’s 32/30 books. Go me, again!

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