Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Movie Adaptation Review: Still Alice

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image source: here. edited by me.
MOVIE ADAPTATION REVIEW of Still Alice
Read my short book review on Still Alice by Lisa Genova
"I have good days and bad days. On my good days I can almost pass for a normal person, but on my bad days I feel like I can’t find myself."
This is actually not a new movie—it was released back in 2014, but I never got the chance to see it even though I really wanted to because I've read the book back in 2011. Then I recently saw this movie available on my flight from Auckland to Singapore, so I decided to watch it. It was a very poignant and beautiful movie. It's heartbreaking, heart-wrenching, and just gave me all the feels. I don't remember much about the details of the book aside from the fact that it's about a woman with Alzheimer's disease. And watching this movie kind of reminded me why I rated the book 5 stars back then. Okay, let's jump right in to my non-spoiling review for the movie adaptation of Still Alice.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Book Review: Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

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BOOK review
Started on: 27.July.2015
Finished on: 27.July.2015

Title : Saga, Volume 2
Author : Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher : Image Comics
Pages :  168 pages
Year of Publication : 2013
Price : $ 13.46 (www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 5/5
*for those who haven't read the first book, this review may contain spoiler.
Review for Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples here.
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"We are small, but the universe is not. That's how my family hoped to survive the many diverse entities who wanted us dead or worse. As long as we kept moving, our pursuers would have little chance of finding us in the vastness of space. Sooner or later, they'd have to give up."
Alana and Marko are still on the run aboard their rocketship, and in this second volume of Saga the story tells a little bit more about Marko's family and the start of his relationship with Alana. The freelancer, The Will, met Gwendolyn—Marko's ex-fiancĂ©ewho came along and join the hunt to find Marko. Both of them managed to save the Slave Girl from Sextillion and found out that she had the power to sense the presence of Marko's ring through Gwendolyn's necklace. On the other hand, Prince Robot IV went to Quietus to find D. Oswald Heistthe author who wrote Alana's favorite book. And with that, the pursuers are getting so much closer to capturing the fugitives.

Friday, July 31, 2015

July Wrap-Up // August TBR | 2015: New Zealand Trip & Bungee Jump !

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image source: here. edited by me.
The holiday season is finally over and now it's time to face another month! I feel refreshed after the 2-week holiday that I had during the third and fourth week of July. I hope it will give me the energy to survive until the next holiday. *fingers crossed* If you followed me on Goodreads, you'll know that I don't read that many books this month—which is quite ironic compared to the amount of books I read last month. I read 2 books and 2 graphic novels in July; but one of the books is 900+ pages long, so it's still a win for me personally. I reviewed 6 books this month and most of them are books that I read in June. Okay, so here are the books I've read and reviewed this month, non-review posts in July and the books I'm planning to read in August.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 2015: Book Haul

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We're nearing the end of July and I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays :)) Compared to last month, I only got a small amount of books in July—which of course, is always a good thing. Hopefully I can keep this up until next month (not making any promises though). In this book haul there are 7 books: 5 English books and 2 Indonesian books (which I received from authors). I've already read 3 out of 7 books, so I'm not adding much to my TBR pile this month ;) Alright, so here are the books I got this month !

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mockingjay: Part 2 | Official Trailer

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image source: here. edited by me.
We're getting so much closer to the release date for the fourth and final Hunger Games movie, which is Mockingjay: Part 2! The official trailer was released several days ago and it looks epic. This second part of the Mockingjay movie will be the grand finale in which war will be happening. So there will surely be a lot of action scenes which I'm pretty sure will get me excited when I watch it. If you haven't seen the official trailer, go watch it below ;)

Book Review: Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

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BOOK review
Started on: 8.July.2015
Finished on: 8.July.2015

Title : Saga, Volume 1
Author : Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Fiona Staples
Publisher : Image Comics
Pages :  160 pages
Year of Publication : 2012
Price : $ 11.09 (www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 4.5/5
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"Once upon a time, each of us was somebody's kid. Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed. Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave us on a stranger's doorstep.
No matter how we're eventually raised, all of our stories begin the exact same way.They all end the same, too."
The first volume of Saga follows our two main characters: Alana and Marko who comes from different worlds which are currently at war with each other. Alana comes from the largest planet in the galaxy, Landfall, which is technologically advanced. While Marko comes from Wreath—Landfall's only satellite where the people can use magic. Alana was assigned to guard Marko who has become a prisoner of war and was imprisoned on planet Cleave. But soon they fell in love and escaped together. The story starts with Alana giving birth to their daughter, Hazel; and their respective worlds are enraged at the idea. Thus the Landfallians and Wreathers sent troops to pursue them. And things got even more complicated as the pursuers from these two warring worlds conflicted with each other.

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