Top 5 Tuesday: 5 Reasons I rate Books 5 Stars

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
I don’t often rate books 5 stars, but today I’ll tell why sometimes I get convinced to do it anyway!

#1 – Fun

I am a big fan of good humor. When an author makes me laugh a lot (hello there Rick Riordan!) I am not only tempted to steal the jokes but also give the book a very good rating. It’s not easy to nail that, many authors come up with really flat jokes or humor that doesn’t go that well with the rest of the book. So, really nailing that is definitely a reason to grant 5 stars.

#2 – Good Worldbuilding

Sometimes authors come up with their own worlds but never really give you a good impression of that. When a world is really well built, thought through and brought across perfectly it draws me in all the way. Good worldbuilding also goes hand in hand with avoiding plot holes. Nothing makes me angrier than a good story or world that goes down the drain because it defies logic in several ways.
If good worldbuilding is accomplished, I might give a novel 5 stars.

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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (DCEU #2)

Hello, hello!
Although I wasn’t too thrilled by Man of Steel, I’m not giving up on the DCEU just yet. The next movie in line is Batman vs. Superman, so let’s see how that turned out!

The Plot:

How do I even summarize this plot? Lex Luthor is a bad guy who somehow is obsessed with Superman. So he decides to manipulate him into a fight with Batman.

The Rating:

I thought I disliked Man of Steel, but I hadn’t seen this one yet. Wow, this was bad.

It starts with the title. When a film is called Batman vs. Superman I expect a big rivalry or something with the two guys going toe to toe with each other. However, this is not the case at all! There’s actually just one fight between the two that not one of them wants to be fighting. It’s just based on Lex Luthor threatening Superman’s loved ones.

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Thursday Movie Picks: 2019 Releases

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.
Today I’ll share some of my favorite films that came out last year. Reviews for all of those are coming in April – so stay tuned!

#1 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

I actually went to see this one twice. Tarantino’s latest picture divides audiences and I can understand why some people disliked it. However, I for my part had a great time with it!

#2 Ready or Not

Speaking of great times! I laughed so much while watching this crazy movie. Samara Weaving is stunning and in the final scenes, she gave me Heather vibes. Ready or Not was (by far) not as hyped as my other picks but it gets a 100% recommendation from me.

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Man of Steel (DCEU#1)

Hello, my darling readers!
Last year, I watched my way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As I ended up enjoying all those films tremendously, I thought I need to give the DC Extended Universe a shot as well. Let’s see how that turned out…

The Plot:

You know the drill: Superman who was raised as Clark Kent on earth deals with his powers and finds out about his heritage. He’s actually an alien from Krypton sent away as his home planet was dying. Time to save the world!

The Rating:

What the heck was this? This movie is a bit of a mess, so where do I even start?

At the same time, the film is too long but not long enough at the same time. Let’s expand on that. The memories of Clark’s childhood were sprinkled throughout the film but there was no depth to it and not much rhyme or reason. So, honestly, I couldn’t be bothered to care about him.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I need to read in 2020

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let me show you some books I definitely need to get to in 2020!

#1 – The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski

After I binged the show (hello my new favorite ship Geralt x Jaskier) and finished the first game, I decided to give the books a shot as well. The show was very confusing in terms of timelines, so I figured the novels should help me figure things out. There’s only eight of them, so why not?

#2 – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages but somehow never had time. Well, it’s on my e-reader now, so fingers crossed!

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