Saturday, 2 December 2017

The October and November Edition

The past two months have gone so quickly and I can't get over that it is nearly Christmas. October and November have been manic months for me, I had tests and just general school stuff to do. Here's what I go up to:

Shows I've Watched

Stranger Things 2
OMG, OMG, OMG! Season 2 really hit it out of the park. I like season 1 but it took me a while to get into the story as for season 2 I was hooked before the intro for the first episode came on. I don't want to give any spoilers but I few characters developed in season 2 and had much more of a role. Firstly  Steve Harrington, in season 1 he is a bit of an ass, but he completely changes into a soccer mom with 6 kids. It may seem weird but I loved the character and I think it helped that himself and Nancy parted ways. I watched this season in three days and I haven't got over it since.

Riverdale Season 2
Stranger Things has destroyed Riverdale for me, I loved season 1 but season 2 just ain't cutting it for me. I am still watching it hoping it will get better but I find it rather stale so far, and I am over halfway through the season.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
I went to see this in cinema with my mam at the start of October and I loved it. It is based around the life of Christopher Robin who was famous due to his father's publication of Winnie the Pooh. Off the bat, I am so glad Disney didn't make this as they would have glossed over everything from A.A Milne's PTSD to his wife being an awful mother. It showed the insight to Christopher's life before. During and after of the success of Winnie the Pooh and how he wanted none of it. It is a real tearjerker but 100% worth the watch.

La La Land
La La Land was added to Netflix at the start of November, and I was so excited to watch it as I've heard so much about this musical but I was slightly disappointed. It was watchable but not mind-blowing. The soundtrack was probably the best part of the whole thing as some of the songs are very catchy but a part from that it was a huge meh to me.

Once Upon A Time
I was not expecting much from this show but it sure is watchable. I am currently on Season 2 and loving every minute. You probably know that OUAT is based off fairy tale characters that all live in the same universe but what I didn't know is that they are cursed to forget their past life and the evil queen rules over them because you know, she's evil.

Books I've Read

I spotted this in my school library and I decided it was worth a read as I watched the 2013 remake of Carrie and I really enjoyed it, though a lot of people said it was the worst remake. The 2013 remake isn't too faithful towards the book, it is very similar but the ending is rather different. Steven King's writing style is so interesting, the book is not just narration, there're articles from different scientific journals which added something unique to the story. I didn't find it scary at all but it isn't unicorns and rainbows.

A Street Cat Named Bob
This book is definitely more unicorns and rainbows, it is about James who is a recovering drug addict living in very basic accommodation in London and befriends this cat who he names Bob. He basically talks about his life and how Bob changed everything for him, it's based on a true story which is even better. This is such a quick read, I read it within 4 days but it was enjoyable all the same.

The Handmaids Tale
I had heard a lot about the TV series made from this show, and I was curious to read the book first. It is a dystopian novel about a Christian fundamentalist world where men have all the power and young women, handmaids are used to help increase the population. Everything is very strict and women have no rights what so ever. I think it was a strange book, it was difficult to read at times but at the end you get a full picture.

Turtles All The Way Down
I started reading this but I've done a reading hiatus for the past few weeks and I haven't had time to get back into it. So far, it is typical John Green. 

Stuff I Liked

So there's a bit of sceal (that's story in Irish) about me not getting my hands on Taylor's new album, I had ordered it on the Taylor Swift UK and Ireland store and to date it still hasn't arrived. I have contacted customer services and something is getting sorted out. Thankfully yesterday it was added to Spotify and I could finally delve into the album. I also, got tickets for the Dublin show and I can't wait.

Stranger Things App
I have been on a Stranger Things obsession since season 2 came out and it's no different. I am normally not a game app person but this Stranger Things game is amazing. It has a different plot to the TV show but still carries all its amazing characters. I played this a lot during the midterm and also I was sick for a week, so I get up to 50% completed. I love that there's no time limit as time limit games stress me out.

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
I have always been a huge Animal Crossing fan, I first had Animal Crossing Wild World on DS and then once as New Leaf came out I needed it. This is the first AC app and it is very different to the original but I like it. You are given a campsite and you get to design it, make friends, do tasks and invite people over to your campsite. It is very addictive but isn't as good as the DS format but it's worthwhile playing.

What have you been liking recently?

Thanks for being awesome,

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