Television Review: Grimm, Series 3

television-reviews-jpeg

Grimm Series 3 1

Amazon Synopsis: Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt is back – but not exactly himself – as Grimm returns for another 22 hair-raising episodes.

With his abilities manifesting in new and unusual ways, Nick is stronger than ever with his partner, Hank, and reunited love, Juliette, by his side as he tracks down Wesen criminals with renewed determination.

But things are changing all around him. As Captain Renard embroils himself with the birth of a royal child and Monroe and Rosalee’s relationship intensifies, the ties between humans and the Wesen world will become even more irrevocably intertwined.

Experience all the spine-tingling chills, sinister surprises and fabled creatures back-to-back and uninterrupted in Grimm: Season Three.Read More »

Advertisements

Weekly Wonders: 9th July

weekly-wonders-copy

Nothing beats a spot of blogging as a break from uni work. Now I’ve read the same sentence three times, it’s time to stop!

A trip to uni meant that I managed to get caught up on some reading. I read three different books in one day: impressive even by my standards! I’ve got one of the reviews written, but hoping to get the second one done after this.

19601481._SY540_

Talking of reviews… I received a comment on a film review yesterday that left me feeling hurt. Reviews are opinions, there are no two ways about it. It doesn’t matter if you a highly paid professional who reviews for a living (does that type of job even still exist?!), or a blogger having fun writing down their opinion.

Under no circumstances should anyone leave a comment that treats the reviewer like an idiot because they don’t share your opinion. This person was rude, to the point where it upset me. They treated me like I was stupid and had missed the whole point of a film, because I thought a relationship was unnecessary and sinister in what should have been a children’s film. I respect they placed more importance on this relationship than I did. That didn’t give them the right to treat me with such disrespect.

In general, I have great fun with my blog. I’ve been striving to keep it going through both uni and my masters on top of working. But when I receive comments like that (bearing in mind I only get a few comments and so value them immensely), it makes me wonder if there is any point to it. I put a great deal of time and effort into this, and don’t appreciate being treated like an idiot.

Sorry. Rant over. It just makes me so angry!

Anyway… I have finally got The Fate of the Tearling out of the library having reserved it in January and been in a queue ever since. I can’t wait to start reading and have everything crossed it finishes the trilogy off in a satisfying manner. Has anyone else read this? What did you think? No spoilers, please!

 

It’s been a four-post week this week! Here are the posts that have gone live this week:

Two lots of vampires this week – I’m still not entirely sure how that came about!

I have my first cover reveal coming up this week. I’m looking forward to it and seeing people’s reactions when it happens. Hopefully it will be the first of many such posts!

Here’s what else is coming (other than the reveal, because I am keeping that a surprise):

  • Monday: Book Review: Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  • Wednesday: Defending not Drinking
  • Friday: Television Review: Grimm, Series 3

How about you? What do you have planned? Anything you’ve read/watched you want to share?

Tag

Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin’

Television Review: The Night Manager

television-reviews-jpeg

Night Manager 1Synposis: After seeing classified information about an arms deal, Johnathon Pine, a hotel night manager, is determined to seek justice for the murder of a woman. But in order to do so, he must infiltrate the killer’s circle, a notorious arms dealer determined to make money through destruction.

Evil can have a charming smile, though. Pine must win over Richard Roper, the man behind it all, and gain his trust in order to gain evidence against the man.

Things become more complicated when he starts to fall for Roper’s lover and Pine knows that everything – even the world – is at stake.

Read More »

Television Review: The 100, Series 4

television-reviews-jpeg

The 100 Series 4 1Synopsis: After Lexa’s death, the control of the clans is in turmoil. People want someone to blame for ALIE and war looms as leaders fight for control.

There is a bigger problem; bigger than any one clan. Radiation is coming, and it’s coming fast. Clarke battles between telling people the truth and finding a solution, while Bellamy fights for forgiveness in Octavia’s eyes. But his sister is not to be placated: Octavia gives in to her darkness and Jasper celebrates the end of the world.

Amongst love and loss, the remaining 100 must find a way to survive against the odds.Read More »

Television Review: Breaking Bad, Series 3

television-reviews-jpeg

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 »

Book Review: The Circuit by Rhett C. Bruno

Book Reviews copy

The Circuit 1Goodreads Synopsis: Centuries after Earth was rendered an uninhabitable wasteland, humanity was forced from its homeworld and founded the Kepler Circuit, a string of colonies throughout the solar system. These settlements provide resources to the remnants of humankind, the most important resource being the newly discovered element—Gravitum—found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

But a powerful religious faction known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of the Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on the Tribunal’s freighters causes them to suspect their mortal enemies, the Ceresians, of foul play.

Tasked with solving the problem is Sage Volus: Tribunal Executor. Spy.

Sage quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish, Ceresian mercenary named Talon Rayne, seeking to discover the truth behind the attacks, but the longer she works amidst Talon and his squad, the more she finds her faith in the Tribunal tested.

While her quest for answers only unearths more questions, a new threat is on the rise, and it plans to bring down the Tribune once and for all.Read More »

Up and Coming: May

Up and Coming

Another month gone! I have to admit that I have not been very organised for May. In fact, while writing this (about a day before it needs to be posted), I’m also having a catch-up session so I can actually get through the month.

The culprit? Uni, of course. The deadline is next week, which means I’ve only been focusing on work. I also had a two week break over Easter, so I didn’t get nearly as much reading done. Reviews and posts are a bit behind schedule.

I’m making another blog for one of my projects for uni, and oh my word, I am having so much fun. It doesn’t feel like work as I’m just examining different fantasy covers and exploring the themes shown in the various sub-genres. What’s not to like!

Typically, I found a theme that I really liked while making that. It doesn’t work for this blog (I tried), but it has got me thinking about the design again. How do you all decide what design you really like? Or does it just have to feel right?Read More »