Last night, I finally got to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the movie, at my university. Bonus: my birthday was this week, so it counts as a birthday present to myself. A month ago, I read the script, which left me a little rankled. Some of this review will compare what I remember of the script to the movie. After watching this movie, I am glad that I read the script first.
Cassie Tate, a high school senior, stumbles upon elves one evening at her dad’s work. An elf hunts her because she saw them in their true forms. Trick, the chasing elf, quickly finds that Cassie is his Chosen, his soulmate. Cassie is baffled by the existence of elves.
Ever since J.K. Rowling announced the existence of Ilvermorny and American Wizarding culture, I have been annoyed by the term “No-Maj,” a.k.a. Muggle. This one word takes away some of the magic of the Harry Potter universe for me. Since it is apparently an American wizarding term, I, as an American, get to complain about… Continue reading ‘No-Maj’: An Annoying Term from American Wizards
K is a sorcerer who grants wishes in exchange for the most important thing to the wisher. Jin Ryu, whose family just died, wishes for K to bring them back to life, but he refuses. He makes her work for him until she can come up with another wish. They meet a father who does not want his son to date an older woman, a girl who does not want her lover to forget her, and a boy who wants his friend to get well.
I waited too long to see the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which I will hopefully see the last full week of February. Failing that, I will see it after it comes out on DVD. I am reviewing the screenplay with unspoiled eyes.
Once upon a time, you could count on ebooks being cheaper than their print counterparts, if only by a few dollars. This was always reassuring. Over the last few months, I have noticed that Kindle ebooks are more expensive than paperbacks now. I have never been a fan of paying more than five dollars for… Continue reading When Ebooks Became Pricier Than Paperbacks
January is over, and it is time to update my progress on my reading challenges. Before I update my progress on the challenges, I have an announcement concerning social media. I am now on Bloglovin’. I will update my Current Challenges page with numbers (mostly for the Goodreads and Pages Read challenges) every Saturday. This… Continue reading Reading Challenge Update: January 2017
Since the Netherlands were founded this day in 1648, I thought the Amsterdam Book Tag would be perfect. I found this tag on RiverMoose-Reads, which has great blog posts every week. Let’s get on to the book tag! Why Do We Have So Many Cheese Stores in One Street – A Cheesy Read Seduced by… Continue reading The Amsterdam Book Tag
Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or find… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: A Surprising Book
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell starts with Simon Snow heading to Watford for his last year of mage school. He alone can defeat the Insidious Humdrum, who is draining the world of magic. Baz Pitch, Simon’s evil roommate and resident vampire, is missing from school, which drives Simon crazy. When Baz comes back, he and Simon try to find the mage who killed…