November 2020 Wrap Up

The last two months of this year have been amazing in terms of how much I have read and watched. That in part is due to being at home so much because of COVID-19 but also because I am dividing my time more wisely in what I do. For me the favourite of all the things I have watched and read would have to be Manjeet Mann’s stunning novel in verse Run Rebel that not only made me cry a lot but also gave me courage as woman and as a woman starting off from a tough background. I hope this turns into a school text it certainly deserves to be one. To coninue with books my favourite read of this month would have to be Appointment with Death as I am a huge Agatha Christie fan and her Poirot books are simply so engrossing for me. In terms of comics this month it has to be Moonshine what incredibly original idea with complex comparison to society then and today. Then onto films I watched quite a mixture of genres this month and the film that stood which will have you in Christmas mood is The Family Stone. It is a beautiful film about expecting yourself and the situation around no matter how much you want to escape it but at the same time showing how important family is. Finally for TV I would say Ratched as I adore Sarah Paulson as an actress and I can’t predict where this story is going to go.

Books

Decline of the English Murder by George Orwell

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6733384-decline-of-the-english-murder?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Ul49WY8wWH&rank=1

My Pitch To You: An essay that explores our obsession with perfect murder.

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49690475-every-body-looking?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=F2cV9ZZGZt&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A beautiful journey in verse of young girl finding herself at college.

The Trapdoor Mysteries A Sticky Situation by Abie Longstaff, James Brown

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38604535-a-sticky-situation?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=2g4f1IneI8&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A Victorian mysteries series for the young ones.

Peril En Pointe by Helen Lipscombe

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44324844-peril-en-pointe?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ZHzK81rm1A&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A ballet version of Murder Most Unladylike series.

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16363.Appointment_with_Death?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=h7L4F7OGhc&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A Agatha Christie with a family twist.

Icarus Was Ridiculous by Pamela Butchart, Thomas Flintham

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52393162-icarus-was-ridiculous?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=VQP9AOo3CP&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A kid explaining the Greek myths so we can all understand them with a little humour attached.

Night Zookeeper The Giraffes of Whispering Wood by Joshua Davidson, Buzz Burman

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37823205-night-zookeeper?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=DlOwv2H8Zh&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A magical story of a young boy and a profession that may be past down in his family.

Indie Kidd How To Be Good(ish) by Karen McCombie

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1384767.How_to_Be_Good_ish_?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=M5KoJQmiB6&rank=1

My Pitch To You: How Indie finds out what she is good at for her school project.

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41180667-a-wolf-called-wander?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=GvbHs8P5QK&rank=1

My Pitch To You: The story of Wolf and his journey to finding his own family.

Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45892741-run-rebel?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=fYbTkhFeso&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A beautiful story in verse about a how young girl goes for dream to run and won’t let anything get in her way.

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant, Katherine Applegate

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13493463-eve-adam?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=2kFwkxkJIC&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A powerful mother and a daughter that doesn’t want to follow in her footsteps.

Secret of the Oracle by Saviour Pirotta

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37784061-secret-of-the-oracle?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=UmfOF9CoSY&rank=7

My Pitch To You: An Ancient Greek mystery perfect those lovers of middle grade mysteries.

Naughty Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton, Deborah Allwright

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/955950.Naughty_Amelia_Jane_?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ySgLJNG59L&rank=1

My Pitch To You: A naughty girl that doesn’t seem to learn moral of the story ever!

Films

Kung Fu Panda

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441773/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A hilarious story of one Panda knowing exactly what he wants to be but his father has other ideas.

Mother!

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5109784/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_4

My Pitch To You: A strange look at how people’s obsessions can go to far.

Shark Tale

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307453/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A hilarious family film about not realising what you have.

Battle of the Sexes

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4622512/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: The story of Billie Jean King a match that forever defined her career.

The Holiday

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457939/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: Sometimes you just need to swap lives to find out what you really want in life.

The Family Stone

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356680/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: If you think your family won’t accept your new girlfriend then watch this film to make you feel better.

TV Shows

Numb3rs Season 1 Fin

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433309/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A series that solves crimes with math.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Fin

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413573/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: Another amazing series but one that will really get your blood pressure up.

Ratched Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7423538/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: A nurse who has taken a job at an institution but not for the reason you think.

Succession Season 1

Info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7660850/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

My Pitch To You: When you family is the richest in New York. How do you take over that business or can you?

Comics

Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41058432-saga?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=uvY0f4rPeO&rank=2

My Pitch To You: Will Hazel be finally reunited with her parents.

Velvet Volume 1: Before The Living End by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Chris Eliopoulos, Drew Gill

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20638245-velvet-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=u2TSIzmG6q&rank=1

My Pitch To You: For all you crime fans out there.

Harrow County Volume 2: Twice Told by Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26025656-harrow-county-vol-2?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Yc9bRhuDHT&rank=2

My Pitch To You: A second adventure in scary town of Harrow County.

Batgirl Volume 1: Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Irene Koh

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23164970-batgirl-volume-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=VCBCO4usJb&rank=3

My Pitch To You: Love Batman but want something a bit less serious then this is for you.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Volume 1: High School is Hell by Jordie Bellaire, Joss Whedon, Dan Mora

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42201547-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=bF5HDG8nub&rank=1

My Pitch To You: Going back to the beginning in this case high school.

Izombie Volume 2: uVampire by Chris Roberson, Mike Allred

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10726086-izombie-vol-2?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=LGCm8ZpaNu&rank=2

My Pitch To You: We delve more into the secrets of Liv’s life and Amun’s.

Reread – Wonder Woman Volume 1: The Lies by Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, Jodi Wynne, Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons, Laura Martin, Jeremy Colwell

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31223882-wonder-woman-volume-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=J7OhMSFCN2&rank=4

My Pitch To You: Wonder Woman saving the day in the jungle.

Moonshine Volume 1 by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32777861-moonshine-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=ZwGWkksUgS&rank=1

My Pitch To You: Prohibition time with a twist of something supernatural.

Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: Reboot by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Mike Deodato

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29819482-invincible-iron-man-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=H5bCUfzczj&rank=3

My Pitch To You: Another day in the life of the fabulous Iron Man.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Volume 2 by Naoko Takeuchi, William Flanagan

Info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10912036-pretty-guardian-sailor-moon-vol-2?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=R8JrEsDLpI&rank=3

My Pitch To You: We find out who Tuxedo Man really is?

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