Monthly Round-Up – October

Posted November 2, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 2 Comments

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I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this month which kind-of sucks but I did get to see some film-from-book adaptations so it wasn’t all bad! I went to see Gone Girl and The Maze Runner which were both pretty awesome and really made me want to read the books they are based on.

On the run-up to Halloween, I did several Halloween-themed posts which were a lot of fun. I wish I’d had more time to read some scary/creepy books but it wasn’t to be this year. It is also getting closer to release date for Dragon Age: Inquisition (yep, I’m obsessed!) and I really cannot wait to finally get my grubby hands on this game – expect me to ignore my blog for at least a couple of days while I am playing. 😛


  Books I read this month:

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| Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater |

I didn’t get a lot of reading done this month (only finished one book though I have several in-progress) but what a blinder of a book it was! Maggie Stiefvater delivered yet another amazing instalment in The Raven Cycle series – expect my review for this shortly.


Films I watched this month:

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This was a really amazing film. I loved the story and loved the casting, particularly Dylan O’Brien as Thomas and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt, though all of the cast was pretty amazing. I am looking forward to diving into the series – I really need to know what happens next!

Gone-Girl-2014-film-poster

This film was certainly an eye-opener (in more ways than one). It was a really disturbing but enthralling film. I did guess quite early on what was going on but that didn’t prevent me from enjoying the film at all. Definitely worth watching.

annabelle-2014-hd-horor-movie

I wasn’t expecting a lot from this film, despite really enjoying The Conjuring, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. It had some genuinely creepy moments and the plot was interesting. I wished the doll had featured a tiny bit more but overall it was a pretty good film with enough scares to entertain any horror movie buff.

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I went to see this film on Halloween and although it was a tad formulaic it was still a pretty decent film and had quite a few scares. Ouija boards kind-of freak me out anyway so this film did manage to creep me out. Don’t mess with these things people! LOL 😉


Plays I watched this month:

frankenstein

I did a post about this here so I will not rehash all my thoughts about this incredible performance again except to say that this really was a wonderful experience and I am glad it was re-released. Looking forward to the next screening on Tuesday!


TV I watched this month:

The Walking Dead is back on (yay!) and I am really enjoying the fifth season. I have also been catching up with some American Horror Story – don’t know why it took me so long to jump on the band-wagon with this but I am loving it so far! So glad they have put it up on Netflix.


Blog News:

I was received another nomination for The One Lovely Blog Award by Jess @ The Book Necessity. Big thanks to Jess – go check out her awesome blog!


Hope everyone had a good October. Looking forward to seeing what November brings.

Bye for now!

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Brin

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