Monday, April 17, 2017

My Thoughts On - Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann

This is a messed up twisted mind boggling comic. It follows the story of groups of little people whose life has changed when the girl they were living in dies in the woods. The dynamic between them shifts, alliances are forged and loyalties tested and disturbingly broken very easily. This comic brings to light the worst behaviors of humans as individuals and as a society. It makes me shudder that this is a possible outcome of our society if everyone became selfish and discarded any moral boundaries. 
This type of social behavior remind me of the movie The Lobster. It is just as twisted and shudder causing as this comic by its disregard to morals and human decency. 
I did not enjoy this read nor the place it took me to. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Review - Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I had a hard time getting into this book and I think reading the reviews, specially the bad ones, was a mistake, because it made me dread the read instead of getting excited about it.
The only way I was able to continue reading was when I thought of the story as a novel (fiction) and not as a real life event. The fact that the book was turned into a movie helped my imagination because I was able to see Cheryl as Reese Witherspoon in my head as I read along. 
Still, it was hard at the beginning to get into the book because she talked about the family drama that led her to take on the PCT(Pacific Crest Trail) but I was only interested by her experience on the PCT and all the struggles and wonders of hiking alone. So until she got to the PCT, I was not enjoying the book but once she was there, it was fun following her adventure.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review - The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnes

I picked this book because I was intrigued by the title and the phosphorus green cover. The story is about Alex who killed her sister's murderer and how she tries to navigate life in high school at a small town.

Monday, February 13, 2017

My Thoughts On - All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I love this book so much I hate it. I love how it made me laugh at the beginning, how it made me grin like an idiot in the bus. I love how genuine the relationship between Theodore and Violet was , how wonderful for these two souls to find each other, to comfort each other. But I hate it too. I hate it for the endless tears I shed,  for making me love Theodore and then putting me face to face with the unchanging reality. I hate it for giving me no place to hope for a different ending. I felt loss, anger and despair. I knew no matter how much I read and went further into the story, Theodore's faith was unchanging and there is nothing I could do to shake off the sense of helplessness that came over me. I hated this book so much I love it.

All the bright places is real, raw, epic and a must read. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Shadowhunters- The Mortal Intruments TV series

The second season of Shadowhunters just started this weekend and I am super excited!

I'll be honest. I thought the first season was not mega superb. The actors were not very experienced, with some scenes being completely cheesy and laugh worthy. 
Plus, the plot flow was a bit lagging at moments and the dialogue scripts were not great. 

Despite all of that I was hooked.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017: une année de lecture prometteuse.

Je sens que la nouvelle année va être rempli de changement, de joie et de beaucoup de lecture. Je me suis décidé, pour cette année de prendre quelque résolutions à caractère littéraire ,mais avant de passer à tous cela, il faut bien dire bye bye à 2016.
l'année étais bien généreuse pour moi. Les livres à lire ne me manquaient pas, ce qui m'a permit de surpasser mon défi de lire 35 livres en lisant 51 livres en total.
Voici mon année 2016 en chiffre:
51 livres lus ce qui équivaut à 14146 pages
14 romans romantiques
13 livres non terminés
9 bande dessinées
8 coups de cours

Avec tout cela, je peux poser mon regard sur la nouvelle année avec joie et anticipation. Et la nouvelle année ne peut commencer qu'avec des résolutions.
Les miens sont les voici:

  • Lire 55 livres en 2017
    • dont 25 en français (incluant les 5 en lice pour le prix littéraires des collégiens)
    • aussi 25 livres documentaires ou comme on dit en anglais (non-fiction)
  • et finalement faire maturer mon blog.

Mon blog existe depuis 2010. Après six ans, il est temps qu'il grandit comme moi et prend une forme qui me reflète plus et j'ai plaine d'idées pour réaliser cela!

J'ai bien hâte de voir ce que 2017 me réserve du bon. Je souhaite qu'elle va être une belle année pour tous.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Girl On The Train Hits The Big Screen

The major success of the thriller novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins gave it an express ticket to the big screen.
The movie starring Emily Blunt opens in theaters tomorrow October 7 is expected to mimic or exceed the book's success.
I for one will definitely go see how well Hollywood interpreted the novel and having Emily on screen is always an indicator of a great movie.

To understand what all the hip is all about, you can read my book review here:

The Girl on the Train Review

Enjoy the trailer and make sure you go to see the movie on October 7th.

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