TMP Television Edition: Music/Musicals

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring my favorite musical moment/musicals!

#1 Galavant

This is actually one of my most recent discoveries. I saw a bunch of quotes and tumblr and found myself laughing tears at the trailer. Galavant is a dashing knight – or at least he was one before his woman ditched him for the king…
One of the leading actresses described the show as “the bastard child of Monty Python and The Princess Bride.” Now imagine that with music and tell me you don’t want to check it out immediately!

#2 Glee

Time for a confession: I haven’t seen a single episode of Glee (yet). I did, however, see a bunch of clips with the Glee cast interpreting famous songs, so I’m really intrigued. The show has 121 episodes and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Glee seems to be a brilliant show and I will check it out at some point. Just not today.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Mind-Blowing Mysteries/Thrillers

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s check out some thrillers and mystery books!

#1 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:

This was such a fascinating thriller! I actually gobbled up the entire Millenium series within days. Lisbeth Salander is such a bad-ass character, I just couldn’t stop reading. The story was fascinating and peppered with plot-twist I certainly didn’t see coming!

#2 Gone Girl:

So, this book wasn’t one of my favorites but I know it’s wildly popular. Although I had my issues with the story, it certainly had some interesting and unexpected moments!

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Book Talk: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Hello, my darling readers!
I finally joined the party and picked up The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Both this book and the sequel The Wicked King were all over Bookstagram and I fell in love with the cover art. So, let’s see if The Cruel Prince can live up to all the hype!

The Plot:

Jude’s life changed forever when she was only seven years old. Her parents were murdered and she as well as her sisters were whisked away to the Realm of Faeries. Ten years later Jude still struggles to find her place and fit in. Many of the fey despise mortals, among them Prince Cardan, the youngest son of the High King…

The Rating:

To be honest, I bought this book without really knowing what it was about. I fell in love when I saw the cover on Instagram and was completely convinced when I saw some fan art on tumblr.

Well, Holly Black didn’t disappoint me! The story is absolutely brilliant and the characters are super intricate. If you decide to read The Cruel Prince, make sure you pay attention to every little detail, as Black really likes to hide little hints for huge plot twists!

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Book Talk: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Hello, my darling readers!
As I mentioned before, I picked up a bunch of books by Marissa Meyer. I already reviewed Stars Above and Cinder. However, not it’s time for something not related to The Lunar Chronicles.
Let me introduce you to Heartless!

The Plot:

Catherine might soon be the happiest woman in all of Wonderland. Rumor has it, the King of Hearts wants to marry her.
What would fill most young women with excitement, only fills her with dread. She doesn’t want to be Queen, she doesn’t even want to be a lady. All Cathrine wants is to open her own bakery.
Well, life is what happens while you’re busy making plans…

The Rating:

I have a confession to make. I picked up Heartless without having the faintest idea what the book would be about. Honestly, I hadn’t even read the blurb.
The Lunar Chronicles were fascinating, so I figured I’d also enjoy this book by Marissa Meyer and added it to my stack.

You can imagine, I was a bit surprised that Heartless is set in Wonderland (as in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland). Once I had settled into the story, I just couldn’t stop reading. Marissa Meyer creating a capturing narrative that is unique despite being closely interspersed with something so famous.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Interview

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some famous Interview moments in films!

#1 Interview with the Vampire

Well, this was the movie I thought of and I guess, it’s also the most obvious choice. There’s not exactly a single memorable interview scene, that I can think of. However, the entire film is basically what Louis (who claims to be a vampire) tells a reporter during an interview. Brilliant film!

#2 The Devil Wears Prada

I love this movie almost as much as I hate the book it is based on. The Devil Wears Prada features Anne Hathaway who gets a job at the famous fashion magazine Runway. We get a super iconic (and hilarious) scene where Anne is interviewed by Meryl Streep in order to get that job.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I predict will be 5 stars

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For today’s topic, I’ll take a look at my tbr-pile and see which books I suspect to be amazing!

#1 Six of Crows:

I still haven’t read anything by Leigh Bardugo. Shame on me! However, I already bought all of her books and am excited to finally get started. From everything I’ve heard about Six of Crows so far (and what I gathered from tumblr), I am quite certain that I’ll love the book!

#2 Skyward:

This book made it onto my tbr-pile simply because of the stunning cover. It keeps getting named for various T5T themes, so I’m familiar with the synopsis by now. It’s right down my alley, so there’s no way that I’ll not rate this 5 stars!

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