What I did this month – Books, Netflix and more (Part 2)

Hello Readers!

I hope everyone’s summers are going well and all those on vacations have been catching up on their reading/shows etc. Remember how I talked about the new chick-lit releases coming out in June in my last post?  So I’ve been doing a lot of chick-lit reading and also watching a few chick-flicks on Netflix – because of-course, summers! Hah.

So today I am going to review all that I’ve read and watched, and guys…it is NOT good. Especially, Netflix. I don’t even know what the hell is wrong with Netflix and why it is even producing so many utter nonsensical movies!??

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What I’ve been hooked on this month – TV Shows Wrap Up pt. 1

Hello Readers!

Two unbelievable things happened this month:

  1. June is ending already wthhh??? It JUST started like…30 days ago??? Where did they go?
  2. Wow, I am actually dividing my wrap up in 2 posts. TWO. This has never happened, really but I think, great job me!!

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Book Rant: The Girl He Used To Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

About the Book:

Girl (loves books and majoring in English) meets Boy (wall street freak and majoring in Business) and fall in love. Ten years down the lane, we find out that they somehow have broken up due to something that happened in the past but both the characters have had time to sought their lives out. The story is of personal development, growth, love and heart-breaks that happen in their lives and how it changes them. Question is, will they re-kindle and if they do, are they ready to face the difficulties that tore them apart in the past?

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Mini Movie Reviews – What I’ve watched so far this week

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s summers is going well.

It is EXTREMELY hot and humid in Pakistan these days which is barely controllable. Going out is a no, so I’ve been pretty much stuck inside my room either trying to read or looking to watch a good show or something. But seriously what is wrong with Netflix these days? There is literally nothing which I can say is mind-blowing or anything. Let me dive into what I have watched so far this week:

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What I did this month – Books, Netflix and more!

May has already ended WHAT THE HELL. Half of 2019 has already passed by, i have officially become a senior now, Ramadan came and went by ALL IN ONE MONTH?? Honestly, time is flying by way too fast. It seems like we’re in some time travelling machine which is set on super fast speed. It will be 2020 in 6 months, guys. 2020. Aaah.

But anyway. It is what it is.

Moving on to talking about my month, it was an amazing month both in terms of reading and blogging (maybe moreso towards the last week of May). Also I know I’m late in posting my wrap-up, but I had Eid festivities going on and was really busy in that.

I pretty much neglected my blog this year around because of the constant load of studies, but once my vacations started I promised myself I would work on that and change it. So this post will be a quick summary of my month: books I read, shows I watched, my goals for the next month etc. Brace yourselves people, this will be longggg.

 

Books I read (1)

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Wow, just realised my May was really diverse in terms of genre. I read a classic, a YA Contemporary, a fantasy and a non-fiction. *pats my back* Good work, eh?

Mrs. Dalloway: When someone says feminism and stream-of-consciousness in the same context, you can’t help but instantly say “Virginia Woolf!” This book was in my list of classics to read and finally this semester I had to read this for one of my courses. The writing is brilliant! The stream of consciousness thing is done so well, you cant stop reading honestly. The amazing part is that this book takes place over a span of one day. ONE DAY ONLY. And its amazing to see how the thoughts of each person unravel over the pages and the two people who never meet in the story are least likely to be linked are the characters that are the most similiar. It is honestly an amazing read and if you’re looking into strong female writing, look no further!

My Rating: 4/5

Words in Deep Blue: This was definitely a cute book. It features people who love reading, love stories beginning from bonding over books, setting is a bookstore and hidden love letters between books. Doesn’t that sound like a book-lovers dream???? This whole premise just made the love in the book so enticing.

However, there are other parts to it and there is sadness. Death-kind sadness. I usually don’t like sad books, but the way the story deals with it is really nice. The feelings of the characters just consume you. Which brings me to the characters, aaah love the character development. From the very start, it felt like I already knew the characters you know? The letters hidden in books for other characters basically tell you so much. Plus, one thing that I REALLY appreciated was that the side -characters did not just exist for the purpose of being diverse, or giving love advises or to add up to the MC’s lives. The side characters had stories and lives of their own. Every character in the story served a purpose.

But aah problem: The first 100 pages are really slow, nothing is happening and it sort of got monotonous for me. ALSO. It was v predictable sort of. Maybe this is just me, but i like stories which prove me wrong and i had guessed the ending of the book before i had even read half of it.

So even though i loved the setting and the characters and the over-all plot, I just feel like it wasn’t something out of the world, but it is definitely a book that every book-lover should read because WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO DATE SOMEONE WHO READS SO MUCH??

My Rating: 3.5/5

Every Heart A Doorway: OH BOY THIS WILL BE MY FAV FANTASY SERIES. I really really really hope it gets made into a movie because damn that would be so brilliant! This book is perfect in every way: plot, narrative, characters, twist, and oh don’t even get me started on the world-building. A definite 5/5 rating! 

Read my full review here!

 

Books I read (2)

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This was the first time I started watching a show without reading reviews on it first and I’m glad I did. I was really in the mood for some dystopian/thriller and this show provided me just that. The story-line was good and even though there were a few flaws in characterization and the plot, over-all it was a fairly good show.

Read my detailed review! 

My Rating: 8/10

 

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This movie was umm….a ride. The narrative is superbly done, filming is amazing, acting is also umm…8/10. The setting is Shanghai, which is very rare to see in movies these days and I loved it! However, the basic message they were trying to portray didn’t come off as well and I felt like the topic over-all, could have been dealt with better.

But over-all the movie was a 7/10 mainly because of the narrative and cinematography.

Read my detailed review!

 

 

Yummy Mummies

 

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Oh Boy this show was hilarious!!!! It is basically a Reality TV Series which focuses on the lives of 4 pregnant Australian women. The series ends with one of the girls crowned as a “Yum Mum” – a mum who is equal parts glitzy, glamy as well also a good mom.

I know at this point you’re probably thinking what the hell was wrong with me to watch something like this, I mean who could have this much amount of free time in their lives???? It’s unbelievable that this series even got renewed for Season 2 HAHAHA. But trust me, it provided such a laugh ohmygod. I was rolling my eyes half of the time – both with annoyance and disbelief – i mean, DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE ARMANI MILK BOTTLES FOR INFANTS???

Their world is full of Range Rovers, Versace Baby Showers, Celebrity hairdressers (who are also good husbands and fathers) and the 10-episode series serves for perfect laughter, amusement and a glimpse into the lives of Australian rich bitches.

 

 

Books I read (3)

 

Reading Goals:

🌸 Read 2 ARC’s

🌸 Read 2 E-books

🌸 Read 2 books from my shelf

 

Blogging Goals:

🌸 Do a Discussion Post

🌸 Post a book review every week

🌸 Post a movie review every week – which means posting twice a week

🌸 Work on my new blog design

🌸 Arrange my Goodreads Shelf

 

 

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That’s all for this month. I hope you all had a good May and happy reading/watching/chilling for the summers!!! x

June will be the month of Chick-lit releases // Books I’m excited for!

Holy Moly, it’s June already!!! Which marks half of 2019, what the hell?? Listen, it’s freaking me out how time is flying by tbh. It’s like we are traveling through a time machine which is just moving very very very fast.

IT IS JUNE AAAH. Let me digest that.

<over dramatic much?>

But hey hey hey, June also means summers!!! And summers calls for??

BEACH READS // CHICK-LIT // CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE//

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Movie Review: The Perfection – what the hell was this movie?!

Hi all, and welcome to my second movie/tv show review of my brand new Movie review Series! (My first was on the TV Show – The Society, check it out here!)

Story-line:

When a music prodigy, Charlotte (Allison Williams) returns to her music conservatory after leaving her music career behind due to her music illness, she finds herself face-to-face with another music star, Elizabeth Wills. Marked as a twisty horror-thriller by Netflix, it tells the strange things that happen as soon as Charlotte steps into town.

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TV Show Review: Netflix’s “The Society”(Spoiler-Free)

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s been doing good.

For all of those who have been following me on Twitter and Instagram may be aware that I have been thinking for a while now to also review movies and TV shows, occasionally. I was also thinking to revamp the aesthetics of my blog for that – the thought is still under consideration – so i might eventually end up doing it or not, i ain’t sure of that. But one thing that I’m perfectly certain of is that I am definitely going to be reviewing shows and films.

Hence, my first post on a TV show – TA-DAA!

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The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale – My first huge book haul of the year!

This year so far has been a really wonderful year in terms of my books and reading. I went to 3 book-fairs (not all were nice, though), I got 11 new books, I made friends with book-lovers over twitter and most of all, I read relatively more than I read last semester during classes. I think I should actually do a post of “All he Books I’ve read this semester” to keep a track of books I’ve read and also to update ya’ll!

My vacations have finally started and I couldn’t be more excited to spend my days reading books and watching shows….which leads me to my next point…

What are your views on me expanding my blog from only book reviews to writing movie reviews as well? 

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Discussion Post: Female “hero” in Young Adult Literature

Hi guys! Today I want to talk about something which I have noticed in a number of young adult books and film and I feel like I am ready to do a post on it.

Ok so to start, I want you to ask yourself, “Who is a hero? What qualities does a ‘hero’ have?” According to Google, the definition of a hero is “a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” followed by ‘Synonyms: brave man, man of courage, man of the hour’ etc.

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