Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mockingjay Part 1

Sorry about how late this post has been. I know it only has only really been a few hours late (well maybe actually a little than that). But if i was to be truly honest i'm a bit tired and afterall i'm only human. Looking at the about page, i am just thinking that should i actually leave the posting time as 7am in the morning? Well if it gets any worse i will just have to do it anytime during Tuesday. Seriously, you should see how much work i actually have - tons! I know, no excuse. But just to make me feel better i am going to record this post as it had been if it was done at 7. So if you are looking at this in the future, you now know the truth! I don't know, i just think that i would be able to get away with anything... i'm the worst lier going.

I have had a good time at the weekend. It had to be Mockingjay Part 1, of course at the cinema. The film was good, i haven't read the books in a while so when certain parts came up, in my head i was saying to myself oh! I remember all of that! when certain events seemed to happen. But i must admit that in parts i found it very unsettling and i wanted (but thank goodness didn't!) cry. It just shows that you have more empathy with the characters when you have read the books and eventually seen them on screen.
 My favourite character hasn't changed when watching the third installment of the film franchise. I understand that there is some rivalry between who Katniss should choose and i have always prefered Peeta myself. I think that it is mainly because of that he has a more emotional side. For instance what happens to him in Mockingjay kind of nearly kills me, because i know that he is one of those characters who doesn't even want to hurt a fly.

It is sad that i didn't review the trilogy on here. It would be cool to make a more effcient comparison of what i thought of the two mediums and which one portrays it better. So for some reason i am kind of not as much looking forward to the final film compared to last year with this one. Probably because of that it will be it and there would be nothing more to continue with. Of course otherwise if Susanne Collins decides to write another book. You are probably thinking that well that is not going to happen but actually i have seen similar things before. Another reason why is as i probably would definitely cry when the finale comes out. Then i have no idea what i would look forward towards in the cinema - no clue!

There is already talk about how well they are doing. Not doing as good as last time through the critics not liking it as much as Catching Fire and the box office opening weekend has not been as good as last year. Lets hope that they get back on track and the finale will be the whopper out of the lot. My judgement is that because there is no games in this film, it is mainly focused around the beginning of the rebellion. But if you think about it if you separate it into two different films i guess this will be the preparation for the final blow to make there mark which will happen in the next coming year.

May the odds be ever in your favour!
 
Kiki


 
 
 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Overpiled

First of all i'm going to be honest. I simply have done fairly little reading over the past week. But i have something else that might get me back into your good books. This week i have decided to try out something new. Because we all know, i'm pretty boring and clicking onto this page each week with either a review or a TBR can be a drag. So i have decided to come up with looking at books which are being turned into movie adaptations.

Of course we have to start with the film which is coming out on the 20th, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1:

I like the idea of how they have used the mockingjay pin in the theatrical posters behind some of the characters. It symbolises quite a lot where the rebellion is finally taking flight and is the beginning of the end. I have always liked the concept of how they have made the pin burn, it also makes me think back to when Katniss and Peeta both had those costumes on fire in the chariots, as well as symbolising their disttrict.

Having two movies for the final installment always gets me mad. It's not like Harry Potter, or even Breaking Dawn i didn't think the Hunger Games could even compete with the amount there is in the plot. Has anyone actually seen how many pages there are? There is hardly any compared to the other franchises- talk about making more to get your money!

Inferno which is coming out in 2015:


Obviously you should already know that i currently own a copy of this book, but i haven't exactly read it at this moment in time. I'm sure by the time that it rolls on round i should have read it. But my only question is, if they have already done Angels and Demons and the Da Vinci code to this date, how come they haven't done the Lost Symbol as it was published before this?

Well i can't believe that i'm actually going to write this in, but because of it's popularity i think it deserves a place on this post (even if i haven't read it!). Here it goes, Fifty Shades of Grey:

 
I don't think i want to see this. Not because of the fact of the genre but because of what i have heard about the book itself and how it has been called "bad prose". I also heard from somewhere that originally it was a fanfiction for Twilight. To be honest i try to read as little fanfics as possible, otherwise i guess my mind thinks different to how it was meant to be. It doesn't mean that i hate fanfiction because i don't, i know quite a few people who do it and are quite good at it. It is just the fact that my mind can be quite malleable sometimes when it comes to plotlines, then i can't think of how it originally was. Making it extremely difficult if i am reading the same book over again, it just makes it a bit harder, and well imagining the world is completely different. I must say though, getting from Twilight from Fifty Shades of Grey are such different genres, if i wasn't told i don't think i would be able to put two and two together!
 
I think that i'm going to leave it there for now. I'll probably do this again another time. Maybe in the next coming months? Well i guess i am going to have to have a look out for what will be coming out next!
 
 
Until Next Time,
 
KIKI

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Echo

Well i hope everyone has been alright this past week. I can't believe how quick Bonfire Night and Halloween have already been and gone. I think i'm getting so old. So now that there is Rememberance Day today, soon it will be the run up to Christmas. At the moment the only true thing i'm thinking about is how much money i have to spend, as the prices tremendously rise at this time of the year. But don't forget about Rememberance Day, i understand that it is easily done that we all like to think about Christmas after Bonfire Night. Athough we must not forget those who have fallen to give us the liberty to speak freely, as i am doing now. So enough of that, i don't want to and i'm sure you don't want a lecture on how you should run your life- i'd rather get on to doing some reviews now.

So here is the BBOOookkkk
 
 To be honest, it was a bit of a let down. Whether it was meant to be the fact that i haven't read the last book in over a year, or it simply wasn't as good as it was said to be. The concept was poor, there wasn't anything that i could easily talk about on a daily basis. I don't even think that i could go through what actually happened. I think i may have been asleep through some of it. I think that i'm slowly drifting off to sleep as i'm explaining this to you now.
 
I have to be critical but this is going to be a 2 stars. I am definitely not going to buy the next in the series. Seriously, if you were in a duel with someone and is giving them strength when your with your lover, you don't go near them at all costs. But every five minutes thise two couldn't be away from each other. Grow up! It's just so childish! I don't even know how other people have rated this much higher- how? To be honest i don't think i want to waste any more words on this boring and dull novel. If you do want to read this book, good luck to you. If you want to read the next book, i admire you. If you want to read the final book, it's your fault and i definitely didn't curse you.
 
 
Hopefully i will have something a bit more exciting next week.
 
Kiki
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P.s. I could have spent this money on the book for something with a bit more relevance. But hey i'm not perfect, and i'm sure most of us aren't. Sorry for the rant but it is your fault, you clicked on the site!
 




Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Literally a Fangirl

I'm so excited to talk you about this piece of fiction. Literally it is just a masterpiece!

 
 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Year Of Publish: 2013 (US), 2014 (UK)
Publisher: St Martin's Press (US), Pan Macmillian (UK)
 

I have found that throughout the whole of this book, the main character Cath has a lot of characteristics that i can relate to. She's antisocial, a fangirl(a bit obvious), scared of the real world and prefers the imaginary world of literature compared to reality. The whole time i couldn't stop reading wanting to find out more(which is kind of bad when i have tons of essays to finish).

What is all about?

Well, the basis of the story is that Cath is going to university, but she prefers to write fanfics of Simon Snow and Baz. They are kind of an imaginary fandom, which i heard from somewhere that Rainbow Rowell is eventually going to write books about them. So that will be quite interesting. But many have said that Simon Snow is very much like the alternate version of Harry Potter, which probably the reason why it wasn't Harry is because of Copyright or something. Getting back to the synopsis, she prefers to write fanfics than going out to discover more about the university and of course does not want to socialise with anyone. It's probably because her twin Wren doesn't want to share with her anymore and decides to things she wants. So it kind of wrecks her plans when two people Levi and Reagan decide to make friends with her
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What my thoughts are!
 
 
I loved this book! And to put you all out of your misery, i'm going to rate it the first 5 stars in a very, very long time. It was gripping, powerful and something i might do if i ever get the chance to go to university. Obviously it wouldn't be exactly the same to how it would be, as English universitites are very different to American ones- but who cares! It kind of gives confidence to those who aren't as confident and independent, it is like telling you well, you can do things and even though it takes a bit of work, we will all get there in the end. I admire Cath. Not because of the fact that she writes infamous fanfics, but because of her dedication to her belief of her hobby. If only i don't doubt myself, i could be on top of the world!

This is going to be fairly short this week. But i'm planning a very big post over the coming weeks letting you know about some stuff. So keep your eyes peeled- it may be very exciting!

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From your reader enthusiast,
 
Kiki
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