The Afterlife of Holly Chase
By: Cynthia Hand
When young Holly Chase fails to change her life after being Scrooged she loses it and winds up stuck in the afterlife as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Years later she has one last chance to get it right when she connects with the most recent Scrooge. A handsome young man (naturally) who reminds her more than a little of herself.
By: Andy Weir
This was a highly anticipated read for me as I absolutely loved The Martian. I knew little about this one besides it was about a thief called Jazz who lived on the moon. Now I did read some lukewarm reviews before this so I knew it wasn’t going to be The Martian but even still.
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Four old college friends get together for a crazy weekend in New Orleans. Ryan, Lisa, Sasha and Dina haven’t seen each other for a while but are bound and determined to reconnect and have a good time. I was bound and determined to have a laugh and this one worked out well.
Or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Winter or whatever you celebrate including if you don’t celebrate anything! 🙂
I saw this tag on Sam’s Nonsense youtube channel and I’m really in the spirit for all things holiday right now. So here we go. The Joy of Christmas. Book Style!
Turtles All The Way Down
By: John Green
Aza and her best friend Daisy are trying to solve the disappearance of a local millionaire for the cash reward. But Turtles isn’t about that so much as Aza battling her anxiety and OCD and that’s what makes this is a hard book to rate for me. Because it is a book where everything else aside I relate, I relate so very much sometimes it was troubling to read.
So I participated in Non-Fiction November which I heard about from the Youtube channel A Book Olive whose also one of the people that run it. I generally like to read non-fiction books. But I’m very much a mood reader/whatever strikes my fancy and with being bombarded with so much other I felt like nonfiction was falling by the wayside.
All in all I didn’t do too badly this month.
Another month another Owlcrate Box. This month’s theme was Castles, Courts & Kingdoms. For those of you who don’t know Owlcrate is a monthly book subscription box around $35. They send a new released YA and a bunch of goodies that match the theme.
They also have a super adorable Middle-Grade box. Great Christmas gift ideas.
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales
The Starlit Wood (which I keep saying wrong) is a lovely book of fairy tales I picked up this weekend. I’m going to be honest. I picked it up almost solely on the fact it’s so pretty! But I actually really enjoyed the book. Overall I found the stories done in such a way that they really did feel different and some of the fairy tales they were based on are not ones I’ve read.
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Expectations were somewhere in the middle considering all the behind the scenes stuff that went on with this movie. When I couldn’t see it this weekend I started hearing it had bombed because it made under a hundred million. Really? I mean the movie itself had some problems (some big) and it’s not something I’ll see again in theaters but I enjoyed it and I’m still hopeful for the DCEU.