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Book Review: “Tonight the streets are ours”

Tonight the streets are ours’, by Leila Sales, tells the story of Arden, a girl whose selflessness once got her made into a doll with the tagline ‘recklessly loyal’, but at 17 those qualities are beginning to take their toll and when she finds herself questioning everything she turns to the internet and finds a website called ‘tonight the streets are ours’ where she finds what she hopes is a kindred spirit and decides to go on a roadtrip to meet them.

 

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books of 2016

I’ve been keeping track of my books with goodreads for a while now, and in  2016 I  set a goal of 100 books,which I achieved,with hours to spare.

Mainly thanks to audiobooks and graphic novels,I must say.

several of the images are from my bookstagram account @parttimerarebookdealer

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Best movies of 2016

I didn’t see a lot of movies this year. mostly just big productions that made it to the local theatre and what I managed to see at FICV

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Rogue One First Impressions

 

some thoughts I had when I came home some time past 2 am after seeing Rogue one

this is just a first impression, likely to be updated as I watch it more times

contains spoilers for the movie and for ‘catalyst: a rogue one story’

SPOILERS TO FOLLOW

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Movie review: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them”

I enjoyed the movie.

like half the reason I went to see it was Eddie Redmayne, I must admit.
I’m a big fan of this dorky ginger boy.

I read the book of course, but there’s not much story there, and I intentionally did not look for much info on the movie.

so I expected to have fun, but other than that I wasn’t expecting much.
I was pleasantly surprised.

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Books I have been reading lately.

I’m really,really behind on my goodreads challenge. I’ve read a handful  books this year, not counting books I’ve re-read, comics and fanfic, which is most of what I’ve read.

I thought I’d do a quick review of what I have been reading, as to motivate myself and perhaps others.

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Movie Review: In Your Eyes

Yesterday I saw “In your eyes” a movie from Bellwether Pictures, Joss Whedon’s new company.

I quite liked the movie. it was engaging. it made me put my phone down.

It’s a sweet paranormal romance based around the telepathic/sensory connection that opens between two strangers.  They have both lived troubled,lonely lives and find solace in each other

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a book review and vaguely related ramblings

 

I just finished this book. I really liked it. it was very interesting, a bit heartbreaking and quite familiar.

It’s about a girl attending a conservative catholic school in Louisiana who has the unfortunate luck of falling for her best friend and worst of all, that friend turns out to be a girl.

what follows is a tragic portrait of what it means to be anything other than straight in a catholic setting and how awful the ignorance and hatred can make kids feel. I wanted to strangle several characters for their behaviour and hug the poor girl.

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