Monthly Wrap-Up | August 2016

Hello fellow bookworms! August is now over! It’s that time of the month where we revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think! 😛 Let’s get right to it then! 😀

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

“We are the choices we make.” — Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go     It takes a lot of guts to go through with an idea like this one. Patrick Ness seems to never settle with the simple and unoriginal. Known for his famous Chaos Walking trilogy, I’ve only contented myself of reading some…

DC Comics Bombshells Vol.1 : Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett

MY RATING: ★★★★☆ Honestly, I didn’t have much expectations when starting this comic because you know.. it’s DC comics. HAHA JOKE. Don’t hate on me guys! I LOVEE THIS COMIC. I mean I didn’t have much expectations because I had no idea how they are  going to rock these superheroes in the 50’s. BUT THEY…

A Bookidote Discussion – What Do You Think About Speed-Reading?

Hello lovely bookworms! 😛      Let’s not kid ourselves here. We all wished to be able to read a lot faster. With a TBR that grows at an exponential rate while our currently reading book is taking a decade to go through, it’s no surprise that we’ve contemplated the idea of having super speed-reading…

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

MY RATING: ★★★☆☆ “There’s nothing so painful, so corrosive, as suspicion.” Goodreads blurb : “EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the…

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.” — Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora     This is my 2016 coup de coeur. Only a very few books are able to suck me into a place so magnificently beautiful that I forget where I’m laying down, what’s around me and what time it is….

Dune by Frank Herbert

MY RATING: ★★★★★ “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” As I finished reading this novel, I was wondering why I haven’t heard about DUNE before. Why hasn’t Dune invaded our popular culture like Star Wars,…

Cinedote Review – Trumbo (2015)

Summary: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Director: Jay Roach Writers: John McNamara (screenplay), Bruce Cook (book) Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Michael Struhlbarg    Cinema has known a lot of drama throughout time. From actors, screenwriters, directors…

Pokémon GO Book Tag

Yo yo yo, The addiction is real. The chaos followed. The fun continues. Pokémon Go is the fuzz and hasn’t stopped many people from going after Pokémon’s at every corner of their hood. People started using this as an incentive to jog, others made it a daily gang meet-up at the peek of the moon…

Batman: Knightfall (Part One: Broken Bat) by Doug Moench

“A community cowers behind locked doors. I have created darkness that chills their very souls. I have made a city injured to its own horrors know fear. Can you feel it? And it has only just begun.” — Chuck Dixon, Batman: Knightfall (Part 1: Broken Bat)     If you’ve seen The Dark Knight Rises, then…

Rat Queens Vol. 1 : Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J Wiebe

MY RATING: ★★★★★ I just found the biggest competition to Saga, people ! Meet The Rat Queens 🙂 The biggest Bad-Asses in the history of badasses LOL I never laughed out loud so much while reading a comic series. The pack includes 4 ladies : Betty, a hobbit expert thief, Dee, an Atheist Human Cleric, Violet…

August 2016 TBR

  HELLO FRIENDS! Watch out! It’s Bookidote’s forecast time! 😀 In this edition of our Monthly Kick in the Butt, you’ll see what we’re currently reading, what we plan on reading, our monthly quote + our thoughts and a segment on what’s going on in life! P.S: There’s a HUGE giveaway going on in our…

Monthly Wrap-Up | July 2016

Hello lovely birds! July is now over! It’s that time of the month where we revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think! 😛 P.S: There’s a HUGE giveaway going on…