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2015 Wrap Up

The year of 2015 is coming to a close meaning now it is time for me to look back on the year— the books that I read, the movies that I watched, and all of the goals that I didn’t make.
Reading My main reading goal for 2015 was to read 45 books but I slacked off early in the year and ended up only getting through 22 books. This year I focused on just reading whenever and whatever I wanted and did not force myself to read anything if I wasn’t enjoying it. At the beginning of the year I planned on using a TBR jar throughout the year and I followed through with this for a few months but eventually gave up. My final reading goal was to start reading comic books and I did start reading a few Flash and Green Arrow comics while also using the internet to learn more about other heroes.
Notable reads  Rebel Belle: This was a refreshing and fun read! I am really glad I read it! A Darker Shade of Magic: Another great book from author V E Schwab! I was really looking forward to this book after Vicious

Netflix Adventure: The Babadook and Inglorious Bastards

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Now to continue my great Netflix Adventure with two acclaimed movies that I’ve been hearing about for a while now— The Babadook and Inglorious Bastards.

The Babadook is a movie that I heard a lot about last year but I never actually watched until recently. I had high expectations due to all of the hype surrounding the film last year and it definitely fulfilled those expectations. The Babadook is a truly unsettling movie due to its use of music, great acting, and portrayal of its character’s decent into madness. The movie’s main character has a slip into a dark place that is just creepy and unsettling for viewers to watch but it just adds to the great atmosphere in The Babadook! I recommend this one for fans of atmospheric films, horror, or intense and gripping movies.

Inglorious Bastards was my first Tarantino movie (I don’t know why, but it just seemed like the one that I would like the most), and I really enjoyed it! The movie being mostly subtitled is something that would probably tu…

Nearly Gone Review

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*Sigh* I tried to like this book… I really did…
Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.
Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next. –goodreads.comsummary
I went into Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano with high hopes— I had been told by people that I wouldn’t be able to put it down so that was what I was expecting…

Orphan Black Seasons One and Two

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My Netflix saga continues with a show that took me a while to find! I actually had to watch it on Amazon because Amazon Prime exclusives (blabla legal stuffs) and of course it took me forever to realize that it was an Amazon Prime exclusive, but I’ve seen it know and I’m here to discuss seasons one and two of Orphan Black!

I had heard a few things about Orphan Black before I decided to check it out but I mostly went in blind and without many expectations. I was hooked from the first episode, and could not stop watching. Orphan Black does not waste time with pointless scenes of exposition about character backgrounds but instead throws the audience into the story and lets them figure things out as the story progresses. Viewers are introduced to Sarah’s character and history through dialogue between characters in early episodes. Through these early interactions in early episodes viewers can also pick up a things about Beth’s character and the people in her life. Both of these characters i…

The Rose Society Review

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Hello my fellow reader and welcome to… MY FIRST BOOK REVIEW IN MONTHS! *cries*
Yeah, I’m sorry that book reviews have been so severely lacking but my reading slump has been extreme and now I have finally finished a book— that book being The Rose Society by Marie Lu! The Rose Society was a book that I went into with high expectation. Even though it had been a year since I read the first one I remembered enjoying it and looked forward to enjoying the second book. Did it live up to expectations… well it was a good one-time read. *shrugs*
I have to give The Rose Society credit for actually making me interesting reading again. It basically said, ‘he remember these characters you liked from this The Young Elites? They’re in this book! Come read it.’ And I read it and enjoyed it. Characters that I had grown to love from The Young Elites were in the novel again and I enjoyed reading from their point of view again. It was also nice to read Marie Lu’s writing style again since she was the writer …