Monday, June 1, 2015

May Wrap-Up

Happy June! :) I'm so excited for summer. I've been itching to read outside since December, really. I'm hoping to use a lot of my time working through my overflowing TBR shelves. Maybe I can read enough so I don't have to stack the books on top of each other anymore. (Ha ha ha . . .)

Books I Read

Doctor Who Special (Free Comic Book Day) by Robbie Morrison


(Let me just say, trying to find specific comic books on Goodreads is hard. I spent at least an hour trying to track them all down.)

I recently picked up a lot of DW comics at our local comic book store, and they're so much fun! I can whip one out in ten minutes before bed. The stories are cute, fluffy, and easy to read. I'd love to have a stack nearby whenever I'm sick and lying on the couch.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #9 by Robbie Morrison


Ten! Weeping angels! It's a great adventure and the ending is in typical bittersweet Doctor Who style. Just make sure you read the inside cover so you know what's going on if you haven't read the first books like me.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #6 by Robbie Morrison


Good, but not one of my favorites. I didn't know any of the companions and the entire plot was really confusing. Lots of timey-wimey stuff that had me going back and rereading to make sure I hadn't skipped pages accidentally. It wasn't until halfway through when I figured out what was going on and could focus. But once I knew what was happening, it was a fun read.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce


I'd describe this as Fablehaven for a younger audience. Overall it was pretty good. It didn't take long to get into, but I felt like the whole story was the same pace. It was very creative and cute, though. The characters were good, too. Pip is a spunky, smart, and brave 9-year-old and her friend Tomas is shy, sweet, and loyal. It's a short and easy read, great for younger kids and as a read-aloud story.


It's J.K. Rowling, so clearly it was fantastic. It's a fast read and a great speech. The illustrations were an awesome addition, they were artsy and went with the overall tone of the book really well. It was super inspiring, highly recommended.

Movies I Watched

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"


Captain America is officially my favorite male Avenger! I liked this movie just as much, if not more than, "The First Avenger." Plus, Black Widow was in it, so it was doubly awesome. (Also? I really like The Falcon.)

"How to Train Your Dragon 2"


I still like the first one better, but I love these movies to pieces. Toothless is adorable--actually, all of the dragons are--and the story is just super cute. This one was definitely sadder than the first, but still great.

"Better Off Dead"


This was delightfully goofy. I loved the characters. Some were funny, others sweet, some totally bizarre. It was weird to see Curtis Armstrong as anyone but Metatron, but it worked.

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron"


This was so good! And I finally knew who all the characters were when I went. It was so much fun to go to the theaters to watch it with a group of friends who are in the Marvel fandom. It was a great balance of action and comedy and parts that'll make you cry. I loved getting to see more of Hawkeye, who is an extremely underrated member of the Avengers.

Obsessions I Acquired

"New Girl" I. Love. This. Show. Jess is adorably quirky, all of the characters are hysterical and sweet in their own ways, and every episode has me in stitches. It's extremely frustrating for enthusiastic shippers like me, because certain characters can just drive you crazy when they don't cooperate. But it's hilarious and I highly recommend it.

Picture of the Month

I saw this on Pinterest and put it on my novel inspiration board. I love the simplicity of it, and there are so many options for stories there.

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How was your May?


Boquinha said...

I may not know much about superheroes, but I know that Hawkeye should never be underrated after that performance on Jimmy Fallon . . . ;)

The Magic Violinist said...

@Boquinha Ha ha, you're so right. ;) Hawkeye is awesome.