October Wrap-Up and Hello November!

Hi everyone,

Last month I posted about my expectations for October…. And I didn’t get to a lot of them. I didn’t finish the Artemis Fowl series (I actually didn’t even finish the book I’m on) and I didn’t join a new book tag. I did post more Top Tuesdays posts and I did write a new post for Sherlock’s Home (see here).

 

For November, I absolutely want to AT LEAST finish “The Eternity Code”. That’s my number one goal. And I have a book tag that I’m working on, so hopefully I’ll get to finish that post.

 

 

I’m also working on a Sherlock’s Home post and a couple blog awards posts. Those are my top priorities 🙂

I’m also super excited about some awesome releases coming out in November.

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THESE MOVIES!

There’s one other update that you guys should look in to. It’s called #NaNoWriMo. It’s a challenge to write a novel in the month of November. If anyone’s interested, you should check it out.

That’s it! Until next time!

Have any more exciting updates for November? Comment below!

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Halloween Top Tuesdays (#6): Top Scary Stories that Kept Me Up at Night

Hi everyone,

Just a little intro: Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers pick their top books/stories/authors depending on the weekly topic. This week’s topic is Halloween! Anything Halloween-ish. The actual prompt from The Broke and the Bookish’s calendar is:

“October 27: Halloween themed freebie — your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)”

I chose to do my top scary stories that I’ve read. I know, it’s not very original topic, but its classic.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Even though this book is supposed to be written for kids, it’s honestly the scariest book I’ve ever read. I can’t describe it. You have to read it for yourself.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

I’ve read almost all of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, but this one scared me the most. This one, from what I remember, is about the guy who murdered (smothered him, actually) the old man and checked his heartbeat to make sure he was dead. The police came soon after and he stuffed the body under the floorboards. While he was talking with the police, he “heard” a heartbeat coming from under the floorboards. And the sound never left his head.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I know pretty much everyone has read this book, but I read it when I was 10 or 11. Well, “read” it. I read the children’s abridged version with pictures. I read the real version a few years later, but it scared me so much when I first read it. Especially the scene where the monster kills his bride. I still remember the picture that they had for that scene. I remember closing the book and throwing it across the room and not picking it up again for a week.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I picked this story for a paper for school and it turned out to be my favorite scary story. It’s about this woman who becomes ill so she gets locked in her bedroom, “doctor’s orders”. That’s probably the worst thing he could do for her mental state. She ends up going crazy because she thinks the figures in the wallpaper are coming to life and trying to get her.

That’s it! Until next time!

Have any better stories to add to my list? Comment below!

Sherlock Airs and Shows in Cinemas January 1st!

Hi everyone,

I really should have posted about this yesterday, but I was super busy. It was announced at the MCM London Comic-con yesterday (Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue, and Amanda Abbington hosted a panel) that the Sherlock special will air worldwide January 1st! I was originally assuming Christmas, but hey, close enough. They’ve also released the title of the special, “The Abominable Bride”.

Here’s the original tweet posted by the official Sherlock twitter page.

It has been announced that it will be shown in cinemas on January 1st, but I’m not sure if that’s just the UK or worldwide.

Sherlockology, the official Sherlock fansite, has posted all the cinemas the cinemas that the special will be showing in so far. See them here.

If you haven’t already, you can watch the original trailer here.

Until next time!

Have any more updates? Comment below!

Top Tuesdays #5: Wishes I’d Ask the Book Genie to Grant Me

Hi everyone,

Top Ten Tuesdays, for those of you who don’t know, is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the BookishEach week they give out a topic, and this week’s topic is “10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me”. So, basically, ANYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT.

As usual, I’m not going to get to ten, so here are my top five wishes:

I wish that I could go to Hogwarts for a day

Not just visit or tour. I wish I could actually be a student for a day. Go to every class, eat in the Great Hall, watch a quidditch game, and sit in front of the fire in the common room.

 

I wish for a magic library

Where all the books were sorted into genres and whenever I wanted a book it would just appear on the shelf. And when I didn’t like a book, it would just disappear and be replaced with another that the “magic library” thinks I might like (kind of like what Pandora does). And I’d have a glass display case with my absolute favorite books.

 

I wish that Sherlock Holmes could be real

And that I could meet him, possibly go on a few cases. Or, better yet, be his new Dr. Watson (since I didn’t wish that John Watson was real too).

 

I wish for a book journal

Not just any book journal. A book journal that would write down every thought I had for me while I was reading the book. That way I wouldn’t forget anything I thought about and planned to write down after I finished.

 

And, lastly,

I wish that everyone loved to read

So many people won’t even pick up a book because they either think they’re bad at reading or they don’t like reading because of school reading or something else that forced them to read something they didn’t want to. Reading is such a good hobby/skill that almost everyone enjoys at a young age but gets discouraged later on. I wish that didn’t happen.

That’s my list! Until next time!

Have any better ideas? Comment below!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Official Trailer

December 18th everyone!

My Tiny Obsessions

Nothing more exciting than being at Starbucks at 11 a.m. in the middle of Tokyo and finding out that a new Star Warstrailer has been released. I should apologise to the poor souls next to me who had to endure the trailer playing on my phone and my squeaking (and almost tears).

*I’m fangirling bad right right now*

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Top Tuesdays #4: Top Author Duo I’d Want to Write a Book Together

Hi everyone,

I’m so glad I’ve gotten back on board with my Top Tuesdays posts. For this one, I’m actually following The Broke and The Bookish’s “Top Ten Tuesday” suggestion topic, which is “Top 10 Author Duos You’d LOVE to See Write a Book Together”.

There is absolutely no way I’m coming up with ten author duos, so I’m going to talk about the one that immediately came to my mind.

J.R.R. Tolkien – Lord of the Rings and Christopher Paolini – Eragon

This is obviously never going to happen, but hey, wishful thinking. Both Tolkien and Paolini have created similar yet distinct iconic fantasy worlds. I feel that they have similar writing styles, so collaboration for a book in the fantasy genre wouldn’t be problematic. Also, because their fantasy worlds are similar, a collaboration of ideas might be smoother than two authors of differing interests/preferred genres.

Until next time!

Not really a fan of this duo? Have a better match for one of these authors? Comment below!

New Disney/Marvel Movies – Release Dates

Hi everyone,

I just saw this article on thefandom.net that everyone needs to read! It lists the new Disney movies to be released within the next few years!

And included in this list, obviously, are the new Marvel movie releases, since Disney bought out Marvel.

The list includes:

  • Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
  • Cars 3 – Summer 2017
  • Coco – November 22, 2017
  • Black Panther – February 16, 2018
  • Captain Marvel – March 8, 2018

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  • Gigantic – March 9, 2018
  • Toy Story 4 – June 15, 2018
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018

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  • The Incredibles 2 – 2019

I’m so excited! But I sense that there are a few missing…

What about the new live-action Jungle Book and Doctor Strange?

       

Don’t worry, I have the info. Doctor Strange will be released November 4,  2016 and Jungle Book will be released April 15, 2016.

I think I’m going to start a calendar for all of these. What do you think?

Until next time!

Have any more important movie updates? Comment below!

Official Sherlock Special Trailer!

Hi everyone,

I know I’ve posted a lot about this, but it’s just too exciting to ignore! We finally have a real trailer for the Sherlock special!

As I’ve said in my many previous posts, the new Sherlock one-off episode will be set in Victorian times, in the original Sherlock Holmes time period. The episode is set to air Christmas 2015. This trailer gives us a glimpse of just how exciting it will be!

The twitter link to the tweet containing the trailer from the official Sherlock page is below:

A couple important corollaries from the trailer to the series and books that I noticed:

First, Sherlock and John call each other Holmes and Watson, different from the series but in line with the original canon.

Second, there were a few lines that were also said in the series (“The curtain rises…” was also said in “The Great Game”).

Until next time!

Have any updates or corollaries that I didn’t mention? Comment below!

Sherlock’s Top 5 Outfits

Check out my latest post on Sherlock’s Home!

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Written by Lauren Shultz

The art of costuming and makeup is severely underrated in the entertainment industry. Of course, we love Sherlock for it’s incredibly clever writing and the amazing actors that star in it; however, it has to be said that the series as a whole would be lacking without the proper outfitting. Imagine Mycroft without his sharp suit, or John without his jumpers or, heaven forbid, Sherlock without his coat! It’s fair to say that the cast’s individual and iconic looks are hugely important to the show’s success. With that in mind, here is a list of the top five outfits Sherlock has ever worn in the series.

5. The Purple Shirt of Sex

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This is an outfit that is a favorite of many, many fangirls. To a casual viewer it’s just something Sherlock wears for part of “The Great Game”, but to Benedict Cumberbatch’s admirers it is…

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Expectations for October

Hi everyone,

I know I haven’t been posting much 😦 I really want to, I just never have time! I know, you’ve heard that one plenty of times before. So I’m going to suck it up and try to do as much as I can.

I have a list (not a difficult list, to boot) of stuff I want to blog about during the month of October:

Finish the Artemis Fowl series

This one might actually be difficult but it’s my #1 goal for this month. I’ve been taking SOOOO long to read the third one, I’m disappointed in myself.

Write a Top Tuesday post every Tuesday

I should definitely be able to do this, right?

Join a new book tag

Any suggestions?

Write more posts for Sherlock’s Home

I have one that I’m almost finished with that’s shaping up to be pretty awesome!

That’s pretty much it! Until next time!

As always, feel free to comment with anything below!