The Last Bookstore- Los Angeles Attraction

In the beginning of May, we had the chance to travel to Los Angeles! As reknowned bookworms *smirk*, we had to visit the most popular bookstore out there: THE LAST BOOKSTORE! 

A real bookworm treat babay!

giphy2They have couches to read, every genre is separated in an unique way and my favourite has to be the Horror Vault. Where you are entering through a Vault Metallic Door (AHHH SO COOL) and then it’s dark and you have all these novels from H,P Lovecraft to Edgar Allan Poe. It’s AMAZING. Unforunately, I lost my mac a few weeks ago and all of my pictures were inside. I just have 3 pics left from the gallery hahah .

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Outcast (Volume 1) – A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman

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“Seems like they’ve been trying to hurt me my whole life… I need to find out why.”

— Robert Kirkman, Outcast (Volume 1)

    This is actually the first series I’ve started that’s written by Robert Kirkman. Don’t hurt me! I’m up to date with the Walking Dead TV show (who’s ready for season 7’s big reveal?) and I do plan on checking out the very comics that brought the show to life (in some twisted way). While Robert Kirkman is a tour de force in the comic sphere, it’s not far-fetched to wonder if he can continue strive in the business by delivering new and exciting stories. Outcast, instead of visiting zombies, is actually something unusual from his part. Here, he preferred checking out the upside-down world of exorcism. In a rather small village, quite a few (a lot more than one would wish in his own town) are possessed and end up doing some really nasty things. Nasty enough for Kyle Barnes to help understand. Why him? Because he was one of the first to actually fight off a demon who inhabited his close ones. After a huge period of seclusion, he finally decided that it was time to find answers to all this. Among others, one particular question drives this man. “Why him?” Continue reading

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

MY RATING: ★★★★

“Tell Albus-Albus Severus- I’m proud he carries my name.”- Severus Snape 

THIS LINE GOT ME LIKE

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I don’t even know how to start this review. I’m way too excited and emotionnally disturbed by this book LOL.

If I’m being completely honest and see this book on  a pure rational side, from a perspective of  a 22 years old woman, this book is childish and there’s no really depth into it.

BUT. This is Harry Potter. This world was my childhood and will always be the love of my life. This is where I fell in love with reading and litterature. Therefore, a lot of my attachment and emotions were biased in my opinion of this book. Afterall, it is my review and reviews are always subjective, right 😉  Continue reading

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book 2) – The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket

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“Waiting is one of life’s hardships.”

— Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room (Book 2)

    A flair for disaster. That is what circulates in his veins. Lemony Snicket continues to deliver events of the most unfortunate kind with The Reptile Room. The story continues where the last book left off. Finding a new host for the Beaudelaire children didn’t take too much time, but will bring them into a whole new chapter of their life. Lemony Snicket doesn’t forget to warn readers of the potential terrors that this series will bring us and gives us the opportunity to relieve ourselves of such a terrible adventure right from the get go.

    What the Beaudelaire’s are to find out with their new host is that a new creature is about to become quite predominant in their lives. Freaking snakes. While all sorts of snakes were illustrated with the brilliant touch of fantasy that Lemony Snicket is capable of, the most dangerous snake isn’t what one would expect. This one blends into its environment and lays waiting till it finds the right opportunity to jump on its preys. You know what I mean?

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The Martian by Andy Weir: Book vs Movie

 

MY RATING: ★★★★

It’s been a long time since I read a book about hard science and gosh it was good haha! I wish Mark was my science teacher because his explanations would be soo funny. In case you haven’t heard about this book before, it’s about Mark’s journey stuck on Mars and how his botany and engineer skills help him to survive.

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Mark is quite a character, his humour and optimism are everything. If not for his personality, I would die of boredom from this book and all the physics notion in here. The secondary characters are also very engaging and charming, from the astrophysicist to the team leader, we get a glimpse into everyone’s lives and point of views.

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Cinedote Review – Legend (2015)

Summary: Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland

Writers: Brian Helgeland (screenplay), John Pearson (book)

Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton

   Who would want to miss the chance to watch one of the greatest actors in today’s cinema put on a talent showcasing performance? I know I wouldn’t skip on such an opportunity. Tom Hardy has such a talent in his repertoire that every movie he’s in needs a different character portrayal. He knows it and anyone who casts him knows it too. Need him to play a gangster? Maybe two? No problem. Legend is the story of twin gangsters who wanted to rule London by taking over a piece at a time. While twins, there personalities and manners were absolutely different. Completing each other in various ways, Legend shows us the rise and fall of these notorious criminals. This story of Ronald and Reginald Kray, the infamous Kray twins, is adapted from book to movie under the direction of Brian Helgeland. Who? The guy who wrote the screenplay for the iconic classic in Hollywood known as L.A. Confidential. Now, if that isn’t enough of a tease to check out Legend, then let’s repeat that Tom Hardy undertakes the roles of playing both twins thanks to some cinematic magic. Those are definitely succulent ingredients to the one of the best meals  one could savor. Right? Continue reading

Montreal Coffee Shops’ Book Nooks

HI MY LOVELIES ! 

Today’s post will be all about those cute coffee shops that we have here in Montreal 🙂 I spent a lot of time coffee crawling this summer and I discovered some amazing chilling places.. and BOOK NOOKS.

How else to discover a city than by going into coffee shops AND READ right? Montreal has one the largest quantities of cute coffee shops ever. #Blessed!

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This green pastel and gold place is so unique and cute ! Their booth are super comfortable and it’s actually a bicycle repair place. 

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Descender (Volume 1: Tin Stars) by Jeff Lemire

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“But if it wasn’t a dream—then—where was I?”

— Jeff Lemire, Descender (Volume 1: Tin Stars)

    Image comics is known to set loose some very potential comic series. Descender is Jeff Lemire’s creator-owned projet, illustrated by Dustin Nguyen, and is another ongoing series that Image comics can proudly talk about. The first time I ran across this collected edition of the series, I was intrigued by the cover art. It didn’t take long before I started seeing the series pretty much everywhere. The story follows TIM-21. A young robot who’s artificial intelligence is as close to human’s as possible. While the first couple issues attempts to setup the story, readers will be thrown left and right to understand a unique universe where men clash with machine. Even if TIM-21 remains a crucial and important individual in the plot, a man who’s claimed to have invented the very technology behind artificial intelligence, bounty hunters, androids and various rulers are introduced. However, the plot makes sure to tie them all together as the first volume comes to an end. It is no simple task to talk about the story that unfolds since this is an adventure that is triggered from the moment you crack open the book. Continue reading

ARC: Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

MY RATING: ★★★★

This novel completely surprised me in a very good and unexpected way. And somehow relates to me personally too. We follow the Babcok sisters, three beautiful blonde girls with different personalities who are trying to cope with their mother’s growing leukemia.

The whole story is about coping, an important theme that is being dissected in this novel and the reason why I think everyone should read it. Vanessa is the middle child and also the narrator; it gives a childish voice to the story and puts even more emphasis on how children see certain difficult situations. It shows how they cope with it as individuals but also as a group, hence the sister’s dynamism. Continue reading