Film Review: Star Wars: Rogue One

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Synopsis: The war is over and terror is taking the Galaxy in an iron grip. The Rebellion are doing what they can in order to prevent total anarchy, but have little effect against the strength of the Empire.

Jyn doesn’t care about the Rebellion. She doesn’t care about the Empire either. After her mother was killed and her father taken by the Empire, she has become good at it as well. She has no interest in war.

When word comes from her father that there is a flaw in the Death Star plans, Jyn must decide what she believes in.

 

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Novel Progress: May

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Novel progress.

Novel progress?

Noooovel progress.

Novel: a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.

Progress: forward or onward movement towards a destination.

Hmm…

It’s fair to say that my novel progress is non-existent. Why bother writing this post, I hear you ask?  I bothered because, for the first time in months, I’ve started thinking about my novel again, and hope to return to it soon.Read More »

Book Review: Blood Forest by Geraint Jones

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Goodreads Synopsis: Twelve Roman legionnaires have been massacred. A bloodied individual is found among the dead.

He has no idea who he is, or where he’s been. Only that he is a soldier.

Forced to join Governor Varus’s army – fifteen thousand seasoned legionnaires – he heads north to subdue the hostile Germanic tribes. The army marches deep into enemy territory, a densely forested land of deadly traps and merciless foes.

As battle begins, Varus’s army is swiftly destroyed. Trapped in the forest, the soldier must band together with a small group of survivors who neither trust nor believe in him. If they fight together they have a slim chance of staying alive. But which side is the soldier on?

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Weekly Wonders: 21st May

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This week has been such a stressful one! It was supposed to be my week off, the time to get things sorted so that I could tackle the next part of uni.

Instead, it took me almost the entire week to spring-clean my room (which admittedly does look a lot better now!). I haven’t finished my book like I wanted. I haven’t caught up on reviews like I wanted. I haven’t caught up on sleep either, so I currently have a bit of a headache because I am so tired. Or because I have spent most of the day squinting into the sun, who knows!

I am having some big problems with my major project for uni. As in, I still don’t know what I want to do it on! The plan is to sit down with all my notes tomorrow and go through everything in the hope it will help me to decide what to explore further.

That is why I wanted everything else up straight – I always work better when everything else is organised and as it should be.

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My aunt came around this afternoon and we ended up having a bit of a hair play which was good fun! I love what she did with it – makes me wish that I was any good at doing my own hair!

So saying, I have a little extra time this evening that I wasn’t expecting. I tried to chill out and watch a film, but it turned out to be a zombie one and I’m really not a fan of zombie films. After about half an hour, I realised that I really didn’t want to see anymore. Now I can maybe get those blog posts written after all!

Talking of which, what has been going on with the blog this week? If you’ve missed any posts, you can catch up here:

I finally received my copy of He Said/She Said from the library on Friday. I just want to finish off a book first, but am eager to get stuck into it and see if the hype is worth it. I’ve heard so many people raving about this book, I’m definitely intrigued to see what it is about!

While I curl up and do some reading, I mean, working, this week, here’s what is coming up on the blog:

  • Monday: Book Review: Blood Forest by Geraint Jones
  • Wednesday: Novel Progress
  • Friday: Film Review: Star Wars: Rogue One.

There are a few nice things coming up in the next couple of weeks, which might lead to a scattering of posts, but we shall see.

How has everyone else’s week been? Have you all been having the crazy weather as well? We’ve seriously gone from gorgeous sunshine to thunderstorms – definitely wouldn’t want to have been caught out at the wrong time!

Have a lovely week!

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Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 3

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Breaking Bad Series 3

Amazon Synopsis: Walter turned to drugs after being diagnosed with lung cancer, hoping to pay off his weighty medical bills and provide for his family in the event of his death. Unfortunately, becoming involved in the drugs industry brings with it numerous complications.

In this series, Walter has to deal with divorce proceedings initiated by his wife, Skyler, when she finally discovers where their newfound riches have come from and finds his business at risk from both the DEA and a Mexican drug cartel.Read More »

Why Did I Start Blogging?

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I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot lately. I’m hoping to work in the Publishing industry, in particular as a publicist. As such, keeping my blog fresh and active is important, justifying keeping it going while I am studying and work is getting on top of me and I have no time!

But it got me thinking about how and why I started. I’ve been blogging for about three years now, although it has only been the last year that I’ve spent a lot of time and effort on my blog – engaging on social media, that sort of thing, rather than just the posts.

At heart, I am a reviewer. That is how I started blogging and I still love doing it now. But how did it all begin?Read More »

Book Review: The Whisper King: Daughter of Shadows by Wil Radcliffe

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Goodreads Synopsis: Beyond the maddening edges of creation lurk nameless horrors greater than the Whisper King himself.

To find his kidnapped daughter and save his hometown David Kinder must face these horrors, even as he tries to untangle a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the Whisper King’s empire in the Shadow Mountains.

Along the way he reconnects with old friends, makes new alliances, and discovers that sometimes to destroy monsters you must become something… worse.

 

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