Home, The Kiddie Corner

Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble by Nick Bruel @MacKidsBooks @nickbruel #BadKitty

Genre: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

20181230_032626_0001.png

Remember the Looney Tunes with Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner? This book totally reminded me of that, with Kitty always scheming & up to no good.

I love reading comics! The comic section in the Sunday’s paper was something I always looked forward to as a child.

Now that I have a 6 year old who has the same love for graphic novels as I do, this was perfect. Bad Kitty is geared to a younger/middle grade audience since it teaches empathy and sharing, but is still fun and comical for any parent or cat lover to read.

Even though my younger ones don’t have the attention span for chapter books, they still enjoyed looking at the pictures to see what was happening.

**Thank you Macmillian Children’s Publishing & Roaring Brook Press for my copy**

ADD IT TO YOUR TBR: Goodreads

Do you like comics/graphic novels??

Advertisements
Home, Reviews & Hangovers

Book vs Film: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy #dumplin #bookstofilm

**Caution: spoiler alert**

Genre: YA, Chick Lit

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This was one of the rare times where I watched the movie before reading the book. I loved the movie! So of course, I went out and bought the book the next day!

Just like any book to film adaptation, changes were made to the fit the movie.

Rosie Dickson

Film: Will didn’t have a relationship with her mom growing up. Her aunt Lucy took that role.

Book: Will and her mom are complete opposites and have different views, but have a relationship throughout the whole story. In fact, Rosie helps Will where she can.

Mitch

He was a pretty important character in the book and helps Will through some of her struggles! I’m not sure why they cut his character from the movie.

Hannah Perez

Again, another character they took out in the movie but had a big role in the book.

Bo Larson

Book: Bo struggles with his feelings for Will throughout the novel and has a hard time articulating how he feels for her at first. He wasn’t as likeable in the book in my opinion.

Film: It was clear without saying, how Bo felt for Willowdean. You could see it in his eyes and gestures.

Ellen Dryver

Book: Not only was she tall and blond, but the loss of her virginity & friendship with Callie explain the true fallout between her and Will

Film: El has brown hair. The strain in her relationship with Will happens later on during the pageant and is very minor compared to the book.

The Hideaway

Book: The hideaway took a bit of a back seat in the book.

Film: This was my favourite part in the movie and had a much larger role. I think they did an amazing job at highlighting Dolly Parton Night.

Willowdean

Book: There were times where Will really annoyed & pissed me off. I get that she has insecurities, but she’s afraid to tell the people she supposedly cares about how she’s feeling and is self sabotaging.

Film: Will’s character has a bit of a stronger personality. She’s not as afraid to speak her mind. I liked her more in the movie!

Final Words..

The ending kinda leaves you hanging, but overall, I really enjoyed the book! We get an indepth look into Will’s relationship with her mother and her insecurities about her weight. There were some major differences from the movie! So if you haven’t read the book, don’t write it off just yet. I’d still recommend it 😊

Have you read the book? Seen the movie? What did you think??

Book Of The Month & Book Jar Picks, Home

A Series I Own But Haven’t Read Yet.. #bookwormproblems

I seriously have a book buying/ book hoarding problem! But which bookworm doesn’t right??

I’ve decided to challenge myself this year by actually reading some of those beautiful covers sitting on my overflowing bookshelf, starting with some of the book series I own but haven’t started yet.

I think I’ll start slow and choose one a month with the help of my book jar.

Have you read any of these? Do you have a fave from this pile?

Book Of The Month & Book Jar Picks, Home

January BOTM

HAPPY 2019 BLOGGERS!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is starting the new year on a positive note!

I’m keeping it simple and realistic this month, so here is my very short list of January reads:

The Field Guide To The North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Warcross by Marie Lu

Which books do you have lined up?? Have you read any of these?

Home, NO FILTER FRIDAYS

Netflix Binge: The Sinner @Netflix_CA #TheSinner #NoFilterFridays

My Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5

Holy shit, this show was wild! I legit stayed up till 7am binge watching season 1, even though I had to work the next day. Good thing my shifts start at 5pm or I’d be screwed for sleep! Totally worth it though 🙂

What it’s about..

I actually had no idea it was based on a novel until now. But in the first season, Detective Ambrose (played by Bill Pullman) digs into the past of a woman named Cora, (played by Jessica Biel) to determine why she stabs a man to death during a beach outing with her husband and young child.

Cora suffers from PTSD and has trouble remembering parts of her past. Each episode connects the dots, making it an addictive show to watch.

Have you seen it or read the book? Let me know!

Book Of The Month & Book Jar Picks, Home

Book Jar Pick: Wonder by R.J Palacio #wonder #middlegradebooks

I wanted to try something different. The last month was an epic fail in terms of sticking to my TBR choices. But I like to be positive! After all, it’s almost a new year which calls for a new plan!

I’ve decided to start a book jar to help me choose my next read..

Genre: Middle Grade

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.

Mr. Tushman

The words that come to mind when describing this book is: Inspiring & emotional.

This book broke my heart in so many ways, but in a good way! You can’t help but love Auggie. ❤

The Characters..

This story has multiple POV’s, but is mainly told through August’s eyes. I loved reading what was going through some of the characters’ minds and their feelings towards Auggie.

I really hated Julian. I seriously wanted to beat the crap outta him! His parents pissed me off too! It was the prime example of how fake and awful people can be.

Aside from Auggie, I loved Summer.  She didn’t care what people thought and her intentions were genuine (a rare trait).

I highly recommend reading this one if you haven’t already!

ADD IT TO YOUR TBR: Goodreads

Have you read it? Seen the movie?  What did you think?