Books Review: Milk and Honey // Dirty Pretty Things

Trang is back with another review ! From a new genre of books I’ve been LOVING lately : MODERN POETRY BOOK! These two books were very popular and were circulating on m Tumblr feed for a while.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur: ★★★★★sfdsf

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Rupi Kaur is such a great author.

I don’t even know where to begin.

Her words are beyond perfection.

 I have always loved the power of words. And these 204 pages were a complete work of art. Poetry in his simple form. No complicated syntax nor vocabularies. Simply a girl, a victim, a woman who’s been through rape, heartbreaks and love. She uses the simplest words, so simple yet so efficient it hurts. There’s something about her poems that speaks to your inner woman soul, how society perceives you and how it can affect you. She stands strong against the stereotypes and encourages the empowerment of one woman to another. #GIRL LOVE  #yes to diversity  Continue reading

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

— Lois Lowry, The Giver

    Imagine a society where everyone is treated equally. There are countless rules in place to keep the community in check and not a single one is meant to be broken or overlooked. This is a community secluded from the rest of the world so that conflict never arises. The system in which they live structure every single thing to their very details. Pleasure and pain are non-existant as they are the sources of many actions that one does not want to see. Children are carefully taken cared of, year after year, until the age of 12. Upon this milestone, they are each given a respective job that fits their abilities. Its only after an in-depth analysis and thorough examination that the Elders find the perfect job for these children. A life-long supervision of every single person does, after all, give them an exhaustive idea of what these kids should grow up to be. This is a society where choices are not within your grasps, where secrets do not exist and where the present is the only relevant time. The Giver presents the theoretical utopia where routine dominates the playgrounds, but something much more vicious hides within its cowls. Continue reading

Cinedote Review – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Spoiler-free)

MY RATING: ★★★★★

THIS MOVIE WAS A-MAAA-ZINGG. Okay, maybe that was the Pottterhead in me who is biased BUT. BUT. I’m telling you, it’s worth it. All the critics had made it clear how Fantastic Beasts is .. BEEAAST ❤

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The movie wins for sure, it’s such a great medium to introduce the beasts although the book is more like an Encyclopedia of Beasts ahah. I did a review of the book as my first post of the blog here. They just released the Screen Play version of the movie as a book too so  you can purchase the pwetty version here.

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Batman (Volume 1) I Am Gotham by Tom King (Rebirth)

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“Everyone gets a chance to be brave.”

— Tom King, Batman (Volume 1): I Am Gotham

    What a poor, poor storyarc to start things off. If you didn’t have time to check out my review of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 where I explain the new beginning for DC Comics after New 52, you should definitely do so now. Batman (Volume 1) – I Am Gotham is the very first storyarc to kickstart the Rebirth run for Batman and includes issues 1 to 6. I can’t stress enough how disappointing this was, especially when you’ve got your hands on one of the biggest superhero series to work with. Of course, plenty of fans would easily love to jump at this opportunity to compare this debut to the Scott Snyder era that has blown more minds than we can count. But even without doing so, I still found plenty of reasons to be sadened and remain in awe at how many steps backwards this took the Batman name. Tom King’s first story arc, I Am Gotham, is a pot of random ideas that simply didn’t stir well.
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Cinedote Review – Doctor Strange (2016)

Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writers: John Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill and Steve Ditko (creator of the character of Doctor Strange)

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelson and Tilda Swinton.

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   Marvel brings fans a brand new superhero with Doctor Strange hitting theaters on November 4th.  While the cast of good guys that have shown their colours over the past few years have yet to fully immerse themselves in the realm of magic, Doctor Strange gladly levitates his way in to expand the universe to these realms that have yet to be discovered. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, minus his fantastic British accent, as the great Doctor Strange, this latest installment delivers a psychedelic and mind-bending spectacle of a man who is on a journey to rediscover himself. Assisted with a brilliant array of actors, the movie continues to bring glory to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brilliantly delivering a unique magic system without stepping on its own shoes, Doctor Strange shows us the many wonders of the mind and spirit through magic.
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Book Review: Vicious by V. E. Schwab

MY RATING: ★★★★★

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
― Victoria Schwab, Vicious

I’M BACK Y’ALL AHHA It’s been a month since my last review ..ouff ! I was quite busy sorry 🙂 But I’ve read this book a few months ago and I. FELL.IN.LOVE.

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Imagine you’re in university and you have to chose a topic for your thesis and you can choose anything. ANYTHING.

Victor and Eli are two longstanding friends, college roomates and best friends who are passionate about science and especially in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and eventually linking them to supernatural events. Eli thinks that under the right conditions, a human can develop extraordinary abilities. It started as a friendly interest into a deadly competition.  Continue reading

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it..”

— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    Remember that book that comes to mind when you’re asked what you were forced to read during school? To Kill a Mockingbird would be mine. While required reading doing our education always seem horrible, the silver lining remains in everyone’s personal reading experience. It’s that ride that never seems to be identical from one person to another that makes every book a snowflake. As much as I’d love to keep the rant within me, I can’t help myself but to share a little story that has held me—and probably a hundred others—from being able to appreciate some of the most finest pieces of literature in the world at a younger age. Continue reading

November TBR 2016

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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!

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Monthly Wrap-Up | October 2016

Hello lovely people!

October is now over! We’re a little late on our wrap-up since Trang has been quite busy with her exams in the past week. But, no worries! We’ve still managed to round up all the October awesomeness for you guys.

Hope everyone had a wonderful month with the least amount of stress or problems though! Today 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! 😀

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Upcoming Superhero Movies and How To Prepare For Them (Chapter 1)

Hello wonderful people!

     I hope everyone is having a magnificent day and that life is smiling at you (better not be a devious smile). Maybe a little bit of Bookidote will do some good! As you might have realized, superheroes are dominating television and cinemas! Any comic book fan would be thoroughly thrilled for all the exciting movies that are thrown at them. Even the non-comic readers can find pleasure in seeing all these wonderful movies hit the big screen and spread like wildfire on television! I mean, anything EPIC is always WELCOME, right? 😀 Continue reading

Her Nightly Embrace by Adi Tantimedh

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    There’s nothing like stumbling into a whole new life when things don’t go your way. Adi Tantimedh writes the story of Ravi Chandra Singh, a failed religious scholar and a former high school teacher who becomes a private investigator right out of the blue. This Indian P.I. isn’t like any other (who is, right?). People see something special in him. At least that’s what everyone at the Golden Sentinels, a London private investigations and security company, think of him. Even if Ravi doesn’t believe in his unique abilities, he does know one thing about himself. He can see Gods. They don’t seem to want to speak to him. No, no. But they do appear at random moments and seem to have been thoroughly modernized to our time and age. Don’t expect them to be represented as they usually are in Hinduism. Enrolled in a company that deals with highly placed members of society—they always seem to have really sketchy lives and the most messed up stories to tell—Ravi quickly finds out that his new job is about to drastically change his life. And the exit? Not really an option. Continue reading

What Would That Villain Read? | Special Tag

Hello lovely birds! ❤

Halloween was right around the corner and only one thing crossed our minds. CANDYYY! We hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween weekend and night! You better have all stayed safe out there and had a blast—hey, that includes reading your favourite novels in the warm comfort of your beds!

Today, we thought we’d bring you guys a special tag that could raise the evil in all of us! Bookish evil, that is! 😀 Here’s a little special tag for you guys to enjoy! Continue reading