Book vs. Movie: The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart #2)

As some of you know by now, I’m currently making my way through all the popular and famous book series out there. Of course I couldn’t miss out on the Sally Lockhart Quartet. The first two books of the series were turned into movies by the BBC. The second installment, The Shadow in the North, is what I want to write about today.

 

The Plot:
Sally finally has her life in order. After all the stuff she had to go through in The Ruby in the Smoke, she achieved a lot. She even has her own business. And that’s right where the trouble start. Sally gives financial advice but an elderly woman informs her that the company Sally advised her to put all the money in went bankrupt. Of course our heroine starts to investigate and stirs up some things better left alone for it will only cause a tragic end… Continue reading

Catching up with my Bucket List

Hello Folks!
This is my 300th posts on ThePunkTheory! In honor of this I wanted to go back to my roots.
So, more than three years ago I created a bucket list for a series of blog challenges.
I decided that after such a long time I should see how many things I can cross of my list!
The stuff I can cross of my list is market in bold letters with a little explanation beneath.

Travelling:

1 .Experience London
Done that! I went to London in 2013, after I had passed my matriculation examinations.

2. Walk on the Pier in Brighton
I did that when I went to London! We made a day trip to Brighton – it was so wonderful!
3. Go to Disneyland
4. Go to New Zealand and see where they shot Lord of the Rings
5. See the Northern Lights
6. See the Pyramids Continue reading

The Coffee TV Show Tag

Hello folks!

Today I want to share another (by now pretty widespread) tag that I changed a bit. I saw the coffee tag circulating but dealing with books, so I decided to spice it up a bit and write about TV shows instead!

BLACK

A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

I’ll go with American Horror Story. When you watch it for the first time the show seems really weird but once you get into it there’s no way back. Moreover, this applies to basically every season of AHS. As it is an anthology ever season is completely different so you have to start all over again each year.

 

PEPPERMINT MOCHA

A series that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

Doctor Who! The Christmas Specials are so popular, I once read that the viewing rate is far higher than for the regular episodes. Although I really like the show in general, the Christmas special are beyond awesome! Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #5)

Hello Folks!
As I promised I want to share my thoughts on the final installment of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan with you. So let’s get down to business!

 

The Plot:
The war can’t be stopped. The Titan’s are approaching. While the Gods are off fighting in the West Kronos plans an attack on Olympus. So the only thing standing between him and the total destruction are our heroes from camp halfblood. To stand a chance Percy makes a dangerous choice. Continue reading

Book Review: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson #4)

Hello Hello!
I’m really behind with all my book reviews as I currently devour one novel after the other. One particular book I recently read is the fourth installment in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Of course I don’t want to withhold this little gem from you!

 

The Plot:
As the Titan army grows stronger and heads for Camp Halfblood, Percy and his friends need to find a way to stop them. It is rumored that the enemy is approaching through the famous labyrinth Daedalus invented so our heroes have to head there themselves…
But those of you who know the Greek legend can already predict that trouble is ahead.

 

The Rating:
By now I’m sure you all know that I really dig Greek mythology in general and this book series in particular. I don’t want to repeat myself but I need to state once more how much I love the way Rick Riordan picks up famous stories, creatures and persons only to create something that is new yet familiar. His plotlines are very clever and don’t ever seem copied despite him dealing with widely known stuff. Continue reading

Grrrl Pwr: 4 Awesome Chicks in Music I currently dig (+a little announcement)

Hello everybody!

Some of you may have noticed a little change on this blog. I changed the title from Le Cinéma en Rose to ThePunkTheory, the name I usually use when I’m in the online world. You wonder why?
Well, I plan for my blog to be a bit more diverse in the future. There will be more post about music (starting with this one!) and also some personal posts. Of course I’ll also continue with books, movies and TV shows. But the name Le Cinéma en Rose simply didn’t fit anymore. So let me know in the comments what you think about it!

However, let’s get to the actual topic: awesome women that are currently rocking the music business! I recently started my little Grrrl Pwr playlist and of course I want to share my favourites with you!

 

Brody Dalle:
This woman is simply brilliant. I already loved her music when she was with the Distillers which is a super awesome Punk band with the most kick-ass licks. After the Distillers had split up, Brody Dalle pursued her solo career. There is project named Spinnerette under which she released an EP and an album.  After that Brody and I parted ways as I couldn’t get into the stuff she made after Spinnerette. And here comes the big but: while I was roaming the depths of Youtube I discovered some of her recent stuff. Guess what? It’s brilliant! I’ll leave you with a playlist of three songs: #1, City of Angels, is one of my favourite songs ever and dates back to her time with the Distillers; #2, Don’t mess with me, has damn nice lyrics; #3, Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy, has a hypnotizing video and feature Shirley Manson!

Continue reading