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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #63 – Top Ten Anticipated Releases For The Rest of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

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This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Anticipated Releases
For The Rest of 2015

Initial Thoughts:

Hello all you kind readers of the world, welcome back to another week of me filling you in on what has my brains churning to be TBR’d. I  have also provided you some (or all) of their blurby excerpts for the sole purpose of skewing your TBR piles (because I’m a jerk like that). All images link back to their respective Goodreads.


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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #56 – Top Ten Inspiring Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

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This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Inspiring Book Quotes

Initial Thoughts:

This is a dubious topic as I’m sure there are quotes I enjoy not listed in Goodreads and I’m way too lazy to flip through tabbed pages looking for quotes that best fits this prompt. Soooo…I’ll probably just pick and choose from the Goodreads repository. Many of these might not be inspiring (or my favourite) but they hit the feels—so that’s enough, right?

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[Alternatives] – Movies – The Babadook

Alternatives is the tagline to discuss entertainment outside of literature. It may encompass television, movies, games, and music.

Alternatives
Movies – The Babadook

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Duration: 95 Minutes

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t rid of The Babadook.”


Afterthoughts:

the-babadook-posterI think the biggest realization I felt after watching The Babadook was its uncanny resemblance to how A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) could have been under different circumstances. I’m not saying one is copying the other or vice versa. Both stories have a monster, yes. Both monsters are allegorical in nature when handling its core themes, yes. But the scope in narrative delivery is completely separated; through a different perspective if you will, and the joy in revelation is that the meaning is incredibly interpretative.

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