26/02/2017

I'VE SEEN MANCHESTER BY THE SEA


Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and his doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy . Throughout the movie Lee relives past memories  and the viewer discovers what caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from everyone there (from imdb). 

With six Oscar nominations and several Baftas and Golden Globes received, Manchester by the sea has been acclaimed as one of the best 2016 movies. I agree, of course. Especially after being disappointed by pluri-awarded La la Land, I can't say the same for Kenneth Lonergan' s small-budget movie.

25/02/2017

BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY - RACHAEL ANDERSON, THE RISE OF MISS NOTLEY

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The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson 

 When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?    

24/02/2017

WUTHERING HEIGHTS 2017 - BECOMING CATHERINE EARNSHAW: INTERVIEW WITH SHAO'RI MORRIS



Emily Bronte wrote the greatest , most terrifying love story of all time: Wuthering Heights.  It is a wild, passionate tale of the intense and  demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, allegedly a Gypsy foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is degraded and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man to find he is too late and that Cathy has married Edgar Linton. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his miseries.Unable to bear being parted from his love he curses her on her deathbed to never rest and always be with him and so begins 20 years of her haunting his every waking and sleeping hour. A tale of love, hate, horror, haunting, but most of all a story about human nature. 

18/02/2017

BOOK UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: THE SPLASH OF LADY HARRIET

 




Coming August 2017 from USA Today bestselling author Rachael Anderson

The Splash of Lady Harriett

When wills clash and hearts collide, who will come away victorious?



Author Rachael Anderson

 A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

16/02/2017

10 BOOKS EVERY YOUNG ADULT SHOULD READ WITH FUTURE PROSPECTS IN MIND


We’re living in an era where books written for young adults are adored by readers of every generation. Reading books can make you cleverer and open-minded in grasping new ideas. Perhaps you have heard of the famous quote:

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ― Margaret Fuller

Every leader will tell you that they read a lot. Reading is fun to mental. With the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, there is a wide selection of books for any young adult who fancies reading. So, if you have got goals for your own successful future and you are wondering which books could give the knowledge you need to achieve your success, here is a quick list to choose from.

07/02/2017

MOVIE REVIEW - ARRIVAL


"There are days that define the story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived."

(from guest blogger Amber Armstrong)  Arrival is an American sci-fi movie of Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, which came out in the year 2016. American writer Ted Chiang published in 1998 bases the scenario on Story of Your Life. The play opened September 1, 2016. It was released on November 10, 2016. The movie paid off, have been receiving great reviews.

The movie is about huge objects, which appear on Earth all of a sudden. They are called coquilles and allegedly have extraterrestrial origin. Trying to figure out reasons and aims of their appearance, American security services contacted socialists involving a linguist Louise Banks and an astrophysicist. Louise is followed by memories about her daughter who died from a rare disease at a young age.

She does not speak their language but she is trying to and gradually she manages to understand what they are trying to say. She gets acquainted with them through communication however she can and she is amazed with new and unknown for her and others but how communication goes and how it gets easy.