One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel | Read-Along

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    Narrated by a twelve-year old boy, One of the Boys is the story of a shattered family. Emotional and absolutely riveting, Daniel Magariel’s debut novel immerses you into the mind of a child who simply wants to join his father and older brother on their plan of starting a new life away from their mother. There’s nothing more important for our unnamed narrator than to be one of the boys. Winning the war was only the first step to starting over in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Things however are not what they seem when the psychological and physical abuse by the father are about to become a routine ordeal for these children. The story presents us the evolution of two kids as they try to adapt to their new situation, overcome the new challenges of a motherless life and please a father who’s habits become much more evident and destructive. Buddy-read with Trang, One of the Boys has become one of those short yet mesmerizing books of the year. With an ending that had us in awe, we can definitely say that this novel is one that should be read with caution.
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Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2017

Hello lovely people!

Already a month into 2017. I’m sure plenty has happened within 31 days for every single one of us. Hopefully, most of these things bring a smile on all your faces. Today we’re about to 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 about anything! 😀

Let’s get right to it then! 😉

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Monthly Wrap-Up | December 2016

Hello lovely people!

December is now over! Hope everyone had a wonderful month with the least amount of stress or problems though! Hope the Holidays have been filled with joy and heart-warming moments! Big sorry for the delay for this wrap-up, Trang has been quite busy lately! 😀 Today we’re about to 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 about anything! 😀

Let’s get right to it then! 😉

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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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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

MY RATING: ★★★

“There’s nothing so painful, so corrosive, as suspicion.”

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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 same couple breakfasting on their deck. 

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.”

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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 to Hollywood itself, the things that happen behind the big screen is mind-boggling and a lot of it remains in the closet to this day. Politics has played a huge role in marking the cinematographic landscape. Trumbo is a movie that not only shows you what a screenwriter’s political belief can do to his career, but what an artist will do for his passion. No matter his inclinations in the political world, his silence found ways to reach theaters and propel Dalton Trumbo onto a career like none other. Set around the late 40s and early 50s, Trumbo is known as an elite in what he does. However, several individuals still denounce his allegiance to the Communist Party of the USA and his constant use of cinema for communist propaganda purposes. The relentless assault from anti-communists will take a big tole on Dalton Trumbo’s career as he discovers the infamous blacklist. But, will it be enough to stop Trumbo from making history? Continue reading

This or That Tag

Hi Guys! 😀

We are now back with a TAG, YUS YUSS. Thank you to two of the lovely bloggers, Hiraethforthepages and Aubresbooknook, for tagging us 😀

THE RULES:

  • MENTION THE CREATOR OF THE TAG: AYUNDA @ TEA AND PAPERBACKS and Sarah&Faith @ Sublimereads (Again we love these two bloggers ❤ 😀 Definitely check them out!! )
  • THANK THE BLOGGER WHO TAGGED YOU!
  • CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL THE REASONS WHY YOU CHOSE THAT, BUT YOU CAN ALSO DO THEM IF YOU WANT TO.
  • TAG 10 OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THIS TAG TO SPREAD THE LOVE!

Since we have been tagged in two different posts with different questions, we selected a few of them and mixed them up! 

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Going to YALLWEST The Book Festival

Hello lovelies 😀 

We are here with another bookish post and it’s all about YALLWEST Festival! 🙂

So.. you must be wondering: What is it? Why am I reading this?

Well, it’s a book convention, one of the biggest convention ever and it will be receiving authors like Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Ransom Riggs, etc. Click here for the full list of authors! Some cool booktubers will be attending too like  Polandbananas Jessethereader.  Continue reading

Sunshine Blogger Award #3 and #4

Hello lovelies!

Ain’t it a beautiful day! Hope everyone is having a good one and enjoying every second of it. Whether it’s by eating your favorite dessert or reading your current book! You know that last one can easily book a smile on our face. So does the former though… OH WELL! Here we are with a deluxe edition of a Sunshine Blogger Award! We’d really love to get through all them tags and awards we got stockpiled so we can be up to date with all the fun goodies you guys deliver at our doors.

Without further ado, here’s our third and fourth nomination given by the great Jesse @ Books At Dawn and Rae @ bookmarkchronicles ! You guys should definitely go peek at their windows—hmm… that ain’t creepy at all..— they’ve got some really entertaining content and are really amazing to talk too! 😀 Continue reading

Batman: A Death in the Family by Jim Starlin

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“It’s painfully obvious which path I must choose. The question is: How will I ever be able to live with this decision?”

— Jim Starlin, Batman: A Death in the Family

       Let’s cut to the chase. If the cover of this trade paperback doesn’t single-handedly give away one of the biggest events in Batman’s history, then something’s wrong. Aside from the fact that Batman : A Death in the Family is considered to be one of the most important reads for comic fans and that the death of a Robin is seldom tragic, this volume was a stunning disappointment. I’ll be frank, I jumped into the volume without prior knowledge of the story to expect or even the additional content introducing the new Robin—yes, my friends, there are more than one Robin’s out there. Oh, don’t give me that look. With all those different costumes and physical disparities compared to the original Robin, you’re going to tell me that the kid behind the mask was always the same?  Continue reading

Room by Emma Donoghue

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“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”

— Emma Donoghue, Room

        Meet Jack. A curious and brave little fellow who finds comfort, joy and love in Room and Ma. Room is where he lives in. He has everything he needs, from books to television. His own room, inside Room, is a closet through which he hears the boogeyman every now and then at night—that’s Old Nick. Jack’s mom also lives under the same skylight. Telling Jack about stories and teaching him to hold a strict and fun schedule every day, Ma is the only person that Jack needs. She’d do anything for her son, the apple of her eyes. That’s Ma. Room is an intricate and brilliant novel that’s disturbing enough to be claimed a horror story. Emma Donoghue has written a novel that not only examines the world through the eyes and words of a 5 year old, but questions the very foundation of society that governs our daily lives. This novel is drenched in truth and virtue. It’s molded around a scary and sharply accurate depiction of life and doesn’t fail in serving wisdom on a silver platter. Room combines innocence and life in a heart-wrenching tale of love and discovery. Continue reading

Monthly Kick in the Butt – March 2016

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 HELLO LOVELIES!

    Hope everyone is kicking of their month with a fresh cup of coffee and a positive outlook of life! If not, take a moment to lay back, close your eyes and take deep breaths. Life is all about stumbling and getting right back on track one step at a time! We’re back at it again with another installment of our monthly kick in the butt! It seems like every month has its fair share of fascinating books for us to read and enjoy. We can’t wait to see what book and life has in store for us now. 😉 Continue reading

Batman 101 Comic Book Guide

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 Hello fellow bookworms 😀 ,

I’m tackling on the Batman universe of comics, but don’t be fooled. Comics aren’t only about the Dark Knight. There are zillions of comic series and beautiful graphic novels out there that are not just about superheroes. The medium itself gives writers an amazing new way to tell stories and hook readers. You’d be surprised by the power of images. They say images are worth a thousand words. Believe it. Every detail can make the difference in comics.

On a side note, there’s this idea that comic books are meant for a much, much, MUCH younger audience and that they don’t offer anything for people beyond the age of 18.

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This is wrong. There are graphic novels with less than fifty pages that destroy novels, that eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper. If you do you research right, you will definitely find at least one comic that will blow your mind.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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“No mourners. No funerals.”

— Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

         -We opened a shop! Stay tuned at the end of the post for more info ;)-

       Where do I begin? Leigh Bardugo has concocted one of the most amazing caper story of all time. From the moment I read the blurb, I knew I had to give this a try. A bunch of teenage anti-heros who plan on carrying out an impossible mission? Sold.

      Now lets scour through a world of darkness and acquaint you with an instant masterpiece. Set in Ketterdam, one of the many places that the author Leigh Bardugo has masterfully constructed for her Grishaverse, only the darkest, the most mysterious and the truly conflicted individuals roam the streets. A macabre underbelly where hope and greed are the sole strings that run the society, Kaz Brekker, criminal prodigy and master of deception, is offered a handsome sum of money upon the completion of the most hopeless and suicidal heist. Greed might be his servant and his lever, but even the blindest man knows that this is not a one man job. Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award

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HI there ! 😀 Yes it’s us again.. we are ON FIRE TODAY LOL  We were nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Giovanna @BookComaBlog . If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should do it nowww ❤ 😀

Here are the rules:

  1. Show the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
  3. Share 8 different facts about yourself (we changed it for bookish, music, fashion, movie/tv show, sports, education/professionnal, food facts  about you).
  4. Nominate a few blogs of your choice
  5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination

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Join March Read-Along + Currently Reading

march-readalongHello lovely bloggers and readers ❤ 

After the fun experience from a few read-alongs this month, I want to do some more for March 😀 I’m planning on reading these books in the near future, let me know if you want to join me for a read-along this month!

Here are some rules : *UPDATED: BOOKS ARE PICKED*

  1. Pick a book  on the list
  2. Comment what book you would like to read with me for  March (or later too,  I can take your blog’s name and get back to you  if you are still planning to read it)
  3. Feature other blogger’s name in your banner and post (or just my blog ahah if it’s just you and me buddy 😉 )
  4. I usually read a book per week (but honestly I tend to read 2 books at the same time LOL) that’s why I don’t want to impose  a deadline or anything ! Just publish your post whenever you feel like it.
  5. But the fun is to read in the same week heehe or at least start at the same time. So let me know and we will decide a date 😀 
  6. It’s really flexible, you can do a Discussion post during our reading week or post some read-along comments here and there in your review !

    HERE ARE THE BOOKS I’M GOING TO READ : 

    1st week of March: The Wrath and The Dawn

    2nd Week : Red Queen

    3rd Week: Glass Sword- Currently Reading

    4th Week: Me Before You

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Spawn/Batman by Frank Miller

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“Another night creature glides through Manhattan’s concrete canyons, on a quest of his own. He is a dead man brought to wretched life—a slave of hell who seeks redemption.”

— Frank Miller, Spawn/Batman

       Call me insane, but I’m on a mission here. If there’s one comic book legend that I vow to know inside and out, it’s going to have to be Frank Miller. Although Frank Miller has created some the most iconic comic book stories in the industry, he has also made some of the most atrocious garbage that you could wish to never come across. After all, what else would you call The Dark Knight Strikes Again, if not cow manure? Author of The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, Frank Miller teams up with none other than Todd McFarlane to bring fans a publisher crossover story fancied by any fan: Spawn/Batman. Per usual, Frank Miller doesn’t spare this one-shot comic story Continue reading

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu // Fangirling Freakout With Trang From BookiDote!

The Young Elites Read-Along with Amy from Bookenthral! 😀 I thought her post was perfect haha I would not do any better so here you go guys ! Here are my next read-alongs:

14/02/2016- 20/02/2016- Throne of Glass with Anette Reads, Lora Shouse and Luke Taylor

21/02/2016-27/02/2016 – Night Cirus/The Wrath and the Dawn with Aubreys Book Nook and Jacqueline

And if you want to join me feel free to contact me here 🙂

My first reblog 😉 Enjoy our fangirling time ! I’ll be putting an official review soon ! – Trang

Book Enthral

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Can I take a second to say this book has been out for 16 months and I only just read it. THAT’S 16 MONTHS WITHOUT IT’S AMAZINGNESS IN MY LIFE! I give out 5 star reviews so sparingly (most;y because I’m stingy) but also because I want any book I give 5 stars to, to automatically become one of my favourites! AND THE YOUNG ELITES HAS DONE THAT!!!

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5 stars – It was mind-blowingly awesome!!!! Holly crap!! It was PERFECTION Everyone should read it as soon as they can!

PS This review is going to be hella spoiley I suggest reading the book first!

Trang and Me did a bubby read to The Young Elites and we’re in complete agreeance of its amazingness! We both think Adelina is The Coolest Character Ever!

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We’re also in complete agreeance THAT ENZO IS AMAZING AND HOT AND WE LOVE HIM FORVER AND EVER…

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