Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review: Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1 Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1 by Simon Spurrier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a cute graphic novel.

I was looking at Barnes and Noble and found this beauty and anything with the Labyrinth, I have to have. This has been a favorite of mine since I was a child.

This graphic novel took you through the story you see on the movie but I also is telling the story of how the Goblin King became the Goblin King. It give you back insight how who his mother and father was and how it led him to become the person you see in the movie "The Labyrinth"

You really can't give a lot of information on this because it will ruin the story but it does leave you on a cliff hanger. Now I will have to be in search for the rest of these so that I can see the story unfold.

I highly recommend this!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

NETFLIX MOVIE - BIRD BOX


Raise your hand if you watched Bird Box??? YES, I did. YALL!!! This is a must watch movie of the year. If you have not watched it, here is description of the movie.

In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes. Written by Netflix Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis



Taglines:

Never Lose Sight of Survival


When I first of this movie, I had to watch it. I love Sandra Bullock and will watch anything she plays in and this movie did not disappoint. It does remind me of the movie "The Happening" where they could not stay in on place long with a group of people or something would make them kill themselves. In this movie, you can't look at it or you will do something that is your biggest fear.

The kids in this movie "BOY AND GIRL" did amazing. They played such good roles for children and the authority that Sandra had was amazing. Her love for these kids in this film is very well written.

Another thing I am loving right now that I am seeing on social media are all the memes going around for this movie.



If you have seen the movie, you will understand these pictures.. I love it.

By the way, hope all of you had a great Holiday and a very Happy New Years. I hope you do tons of travel this year and tons of reading. and Netflix watching lol.

Until Next time!
Love you guys!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friendly Friday #10 - SUPER BUSY

Hello Rustic Beauties!


Sorry I did not have a post up this morning. This week has been super busy for me. We have had a girl on vacation at work and I am doing her work and my work plus this is a short week due to the Holidays, so I have been extremely busy.


The sad thing is, I have done NO reading over the holidays. I am still on the same current reads I was on last Friday. You can check out that read below on this page if you want to see the last books I was on.


I hope you have beat your Goodreads challenge this year. I am so happy with the fact that I have read 53 out of my 50 I set. I exceeded it by 3 so I am happy with that, but I am in the process of making a 2019 reading challenge, which is above now, for easy access. I will get this updated and try to keep it updated through out the year. I want to branch out and read several new series and some that I keep raves about. I strongly want to up my website and give your greater content next year and my big goal is also to start my Youtube channel. I have finally got my tripod and my camera, but now I need to get my lights and get my area set up. I am a bit nervous. I used to use my account for unboxings but I was not really into it and my channel was boring to me and I was just not happy with the content. I want to start vlogging, not just book vlogging, but also daily vlogging but include my reading in my vlogs. I really hope I can get my self together this year and perform for you guys. I am excited to really branch out and meet new people in the next year and join in some fun read alongs as well.


Until next time guys!!


Love ya!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friendly Friday #9 - Stay Well

Hello Rustic Beauties!


This is just a quick stop by to say, stay well during the upcoming holidays. I have been fighting a head cold and it has pulled me down.


I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday weekend and I will see you next week after all the craziness of the Holiday is over. I know I will not be able to be on between all the cooking, putting the tree up, wrapping gifts, and going to several families. I also have my work Christmas dinner and church dinner so I will be extremely busy the next few days.


I know this is not much but I wanted to make sure I stopped by to wish you all a Happy Holiday and hope you all stay well.


I will leave you with my currents reads. I have several going on right now so I will need to get all caught up on them.



Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.


Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.
 
 
The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab's first adult novel.

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.




***Thank you to the publishing company MacMillan for sending me this for review***

Twenty-six years ago Hannah had her eye shot out. Now she wants justice. But is she blind to the truth?

Christopher J. Yates’s cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary writer who could write a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle, and with characters so absorbing that readers are immediately gripped. Yates’s new book does not disappoint. Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale.

The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah—are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.



Cassidy Blake's parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn't sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn't belong in her world. Cassidy's powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.





Until Next Time, Love you guys!



Friday, December 14, 2018

Dragons & Tea Book Club Announcement & January Pick!

dragons & tea

This was taken from Meltotheany's page. I have decided to join this buddy read and I am super excited, so I hope you join as well. See information below that was posted on her blog.


From Mel: Hello, friends! I know we’ve hinted a few times on social medial, but it is finally time to make an official announcement: Me and Amy are hosting a book club together in 2019! We are really going to focus on marginalized voices, preferably ownvoices, and boosting marginalized books! And we would be so honored if you all joined us in this new endeavor, and we are so very excited!
Moving forward in 2019, we will announce the book pick on the 15th of each month prior to the actual reading month! (Example: We will announce the February book on January 15th!)
And we hope that you all will join us in our Goodreads Group, too!



But we also will be celebrating and talking with you all on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!

But without further ado, our January pick is:



➽ The Dates & Breakdown:
January 1st – Pages 1 – 59
January 2nd – (The River) Pages 60 – 109
January 3rd – (The Wicker King) Pages 110 – 173
January 4th – (Burn) Pages 174 – 237
January 5th – (Flash) Pages 238 – End!

Content and Trigger Warnings for:
abuse, neglect, mental-illness (Jack has a degenerative hallucinatory disorder), codependency, anxiety, panic attacks, violence, use of ableist words like cr*zy.
(From Alienor’s amazing review!)

Mel and Amy both hope that you start the new year off with them, because they would be so very honored! And we can’t wait to read alongside with you all for all of 2019!