May Book Haul aka I Have No Self-Control

Wednesday, 24 May 2017



Soooo, I did that thing where I ended up in Belfast a couple of times in May and bought more books. Seriously, Book-Tube was singularly the best and worth thing that I have discovered this year. Don't be fooled by the thumbnail. I bought more than five books. 





REACTION || Star Trek: Discovery Trailer #1

Friday, 19 May 2017




THERE'S NEW STAR TREK COMING TO TELEVISION. I REPEAT! THERE IS A NEW STAR TREK SERIES!!! I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!






Okay, okay, I'm calm. I'm calm. But seriously, there is a new Star Trek series coming to television and I am very excited. It has been a while since Star Trek was on television due to lot of attention being on the new movie series. I love the new movies but there is just something about a Star Trek television series that makes my fangirl heart leap for joy, get stuck in my throat, make me hyperventilate and not breathe. That awesome feeling, you know?

The new series is called Star Trek: Discovery. I already love the name. The first trailer was released on Wednesday night. I decided to film my reaction to watching this trailer for the first time. 

This will be the third Star Trek incarnation that I will watch in real-time (translation: as it comes out) and I am very excited by this prospect of weekly Star Trek. 








My Funko Pop Collection 2017 [so far]

Wednesday, 17 May 2017



Did you fall for the Funko Pop craze like I did? I triiiiiied to resist the adorable little buggers for as long as I could but then my favourite characters came out and I just couldn't resist any longer. At this moment, I have 7 and an honourary 8th one (watch the video and you'll see). I do want to add to the collection....*Cough*StarTrekVoyager*cough*Stargate*coughcough*




Which ones do you have in your collection? Or which ones do you want to have in your collection?



BOOK TALK || Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


FINALLY! I'm getting around to posting my thoughts online about this absolute gem of a book. I picked up Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor in Belfast airport when heading on holiday to Portugal. I started it mid-way of my holiday and I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to put it down. I was captivated by this treasure from the very first sentence. Anytime I had to put it down, I was devastated and felt like I was going cold-turkey. I couldn't wait to get back to the villa and pick up and continue. 





This was the first book that I had ever read by Laini Taylor and I was not disappointed. Her writing style captivated me and spurred me to read from sentence to sentence to discover more about this mystical and ancient world and to find out what happens to the characters that I was falling in love. I know that some people thought that the plot moved quite slowly at first but for me, it moved at the perfect pace to entice my curiosity. I was curious about Lazlo Strange and his obsession with books and Weep (like looking in a mirror). 

In filming the featured book talk video, I had to film it 4 times to get my thoughts into a succinct order. Or what resembled a succinct order. This book gave me so much joy and excitement that every time I went to open my mouth, all I wanted to do was go 'ASDFGHJKLMNBGWHADBJAS' - that's how succinct my thoughts were. 




With the characters themselves, it felt like I was encountering old friends because in my head, I was seeing Morgause and Cenred from BBC's Merlin in two of the main characters and that made it all the more endearing to me because I wanted to see what happened to them - if you know me, you will know much I LOVE Morgause and Cenred. I devoured this book. The characters themselves were very complex, endearing, intriguing, relatable, unlikeable and a pure joy to get to know. 


WATCH MY BOOK TALK VIDEO ⇓


I loved this book so much that I bought the hardback version so that I could have the beautiful blue edges on my book shelf....who am I kidding? I have no self-control. That's the real reason. 




Characters:            ✥✥✥✥✥
Plot:                       ✥✥✥✥✥
Originality:            ✥✥✥✥
Writing Style:        ✥✥✥✥✥
Cover Artwork:      ✥✥✥✥✥
Recommendable:   ✥✥✥✥✥

I cannot wait to see what happens next to the characters that I have become so invested in. 



MOVIE MUSINGS || Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

Friday, 12 May 2017



One of my most anticipated movies of 2017 was Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. The first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is one of my favourite Marvel movies to date. I loved everything about it and so when the second one was in the pipeline, my anticipation started to build and build and build. 

I absolutely loved Vol.2. There were laugh-out-loud moments in abundance and I won't lie, it made me cry great sobbing tears. It was amazing. 




[Marvel] Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Wednesday, 10 May 2017



I bought this book for my best friend for her birthday last year because she loves Black Widow from Marvel. She loved this book and so this year, I borrowed it from her. After finishing it, I wanted to share some of my thoughts. 

Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy… 
Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives. 
Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments—until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.
Until now. 
When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned—and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams… 
Black Widow: Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure readers expect from Marvel, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.



April Wrap Up

Monday, 8 May 2017



In April the reading bug was dialed to 100. I couldn't stop reading, I wanted to do nothing but read, read and read some more. I felt bereft when I didn't have a book in my hands. I felt a failure when I saw new books and didn't buy one. I didn't want to film. I didn't want to blog. I didn't want to exercise. Here's hoping May will be a better month for filming and exercising. I have some weight to shift before August. 

With all of that being said, I read a total of eight books in April which is a freaking record for me. Even when at university, I don't think I read that many books in a month. I will have video reviews for three of these books up very soon. Stay tuned. *cough*SubscribetomyYouTubeChannel*cough*




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