February TV Releases

Here are the February TV Releases that I am most excited for! Here is the Youtube video if you would prefer to hear my thoughts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMNCmNmxs90

Here is the of TV shows:
Training Day:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4946972/?ref_=nv_sr_1

APB:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5542294/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Imposters:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5212822/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Legion:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5114356/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Doubt:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4447390/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Taken:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052460/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Blacklist Redemption
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5592230/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Big Little Lies
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3920596/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Powerless
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5083928/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Superior Donuts
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5462364/?ref_=nv_sr_1

If there are any TV shows you think I have missed let me know in the comments below!

 

February Film Releases

Here are the Film Releases in Febraury I know this is really late but still want to show what I’m interested in! Here is the Youtube video if you’d like to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q4JLQUG-D8

Here is the list:

The Space Between Us

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922818/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Rings
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498381/?ref_=nv_sr_3

The Comedian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1967614/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Lego Batman Movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/?ref_=nv_sr_3

The Great Wall
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2034800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

A Cure for Wellness
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4731136/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Tuilip Fever
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491203/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Bitter Harvest
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3182620/?ref_=nv_sr_1

If there are any films you think I should know about that is no on this list then let me know in the comments below!

February Book Releases

Here is the Book Releases in February I know this is ridiculously late but I still think its important to let as many people as I can that these Books have been released! Here is the Youtube video version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCpF3xuINYo

Here is the list of all the Books being Released in February:

Wintersong by S. Jae Jones
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24763621-wintersong?ac=1&from_search=true

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30809689-norse-mythology?ac=1&from_search=true

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25876993-you-don-t-know-my-name?ac=1&from_search=true

Gilded Cage by Vic James
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30258320-gilded-cage?ac=1&from_search=true

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22296822-the-edge-of-everything?ac=1&from_search=true

Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29739361-traitor-to-the-throne?ac=1&from_search=true

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25014114-history-is-all-you-left-me?ac=1&from_search=true

The Burning World by Isaac Marion
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16148435-the-burning-world?ac=1&from_search=true

Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29275562-lifeblood?ac=1&from_search=true

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939230-a-conjuring-of-light?ac=1&from_search=true

If I have missed any books you think I should know about let me know in the comments below!

 

Book Challenge #1

So this is something new I have added to my monthly blog schedule. Basically I set myself two book challenges over two months and in the month in between it will be a progress report. I am also doing this on my Youtube Channel so if you prefer to watch it here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HxggdmelOY

So my first Book Challenge is

  1. Is finishing the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I have read Six of Crows last year so dying to finish the series.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23437156-six-of-crows?ac=1&from_search=true

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22299763-crooked-kingdom

 

2. My other challenge is to finish the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I have read the first in the series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children so have two more to read.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9460487-miss-peregrine-s-home-for-peculiar-children?ac=1&from_search=true

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23164983-hollow-city

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24120519-library-of-souls

Let me know if there are any book challenges you would like me to do in the comments below or what challenges you are doing at the moment!

 

Feburary Book TBR

Hello everyone in keeping with New Schedule for the New Year here is my Book TBR for February:

First on my list is Here I Stand by Amnesty Internation is a collection of short stories and poems on the subject of human rights. I am reading this because on Friday I am going to an event at Waterstones Piccadilly at 7pm-8:30pm which celebrates the books release with authors A.L. Kennedy, Frances Hardinge and Sita Brahmachari  taking about their stories. Here is the link if you wish to come: https://www.waterstones.com/events/here-i-stand-stories-that-speak-for-freedom/london-piccadilly

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31180736-here-i-stand?ac=1&from_search=true

Next I have something I started in January but haven’t had time to finish so its going in the February pile. It is Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land which is a story of a girl who has a serial killer for a mother and she is now in prison and it centres around the girl Milly’s adjustment to her new life and the trial. Its amazing so far!

 

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25365530-good-me-bad-me

Next I have very exciting new release which is Caraval by Stephanie Garber which is a story about two sisters who escape their fathers clutches. I am going to an event on the 20th February which is discussing Caraval with Stephanie Garber and Katherine Webber (another awesome debut author). Here is the link if you want to come: https://www.waterstones.com/events/dark-societies-an-evening-with-stephanie-garber-and-katherine-webber/london-piccadilly

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Next I have Katherine Webber’s debut novel Wing Jones which I am so excited to read it centres around a girl called Wing Jones who has a very interesting family history but tradegdy strikes will her talent for running bring her family together?

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25909375-wing-jones?ac=1&from_search=true

Lastly I have an book given to me by Orenda Books which I am excited to read called Wicked Game by Matt Johnson. It is about a police officer that is look for the quiet life but will he really find it?

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27220378-wicked-game

That is it for the month of February let me know your reading in the month of February I would love to know!

 

New Schedule for Each Month

In keeping with New Year and New Schedule I am doing a new monthly schedule. This is it let me know what you think in the comments below:

1st of the Month: Book and Comic TBR

3rd of the Month: New Book Releases

5th of the Month:  New Film Releases

7th of the Month:  New TV Releases

9th of the Month: Book Challenge Spanning Over 2 Months

17th of the Month: Q & A of the Month

20th of the Month: Book Haul

21st of the Month: Gaming of the Month

22nd of the Month: Podcast of the Month

23rd of the Month: Blog Reading of the Month

24th of the Month: Youtube Watching of the Month

25th of the Month: Comic Book Wrap Up

26th of the Month: Book Wrap Up

27th of the Month: Film Wrap Up

28th of the Month: TV Wrap Up

30th of the Month: Magazine Wrap Up

Elsie Harris Picture Palace by Jessica Martin Review

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Title: Elsie Harris Picture Palace

Author:  Jessica Martin

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 152 pages

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Love

Where from: From Jessica herself.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29245233-elsie-harris-picture-palace

Synopsis:

Every girl has a dream and Elsie’s is to go to Hollywood and through a talent as a writer and artist which she has yet to discover. Will it be enough to get into Hollywood?

Favourite Quote:

From Elsie “He’d have as much respect for me as he does for the startlets that come to service him?!”

It’s just a fantastic womans rebellion line that show you how cruel and unappreciative life can be but that we should not stand for that nonsense!

Style of Writing:

I loved Elsie’s voice throughout this graphic novel she felt very true to her heart throughout which just sucked you into her Hollywood dream even more. When you think Hollywood you think oh this girl will loose her identity as soon as she gets there! No No No you feel through the novel that Elsie’s identity and her voice is above Hollywood and that she has made her own version of Hollywood.

Characters:

There are lots of characters here so i’m limiting myself. I loved Elsie because she is a dreamer like me and she has this spirit that keeps you reading. I liked Mr Hesketh because he believed in Elsie. Her love of Miles Flannery irritated me but everyone has their crushes. I loved that her friend Beattie stayed as constant reminder of home but also grounded Elsie.

Art:

The artwork is stunning the style is a shaded effect in black and white. It is the perfect fit for the time its set in the 1930s London and Hollywood. It also captured the emotions of the characters perfectly. The artwork showed Hollywood as a far away land.

My Thoughts:

I loved this graphic novel because it i s centred around a time 1930s that fascinates me so much because it is a time of social progression. It’s all a about a who lives her dream which I love cause I’m dreamy. It’s a beautiful story of history and film that compels you to the end.

If you have read Elsie Harris Picture Palace I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below!