The Special Orders of Castell Novels

Sebastien De Castell, I have read many of his books in the recent months and if there is one thing I can say for sure it is that I love his books.

I could go on for days on how I like how he writes and directs his stories. I like how they spin and the directions they take, because I don’t expect it. Does that mean there is no set up for how they will go? On the contrary, there is lots of support for why they turn the way they do, I’m just used to stories that go the way I expect.

His books don’t do that.

I could speak on the characters who I have fallen for in all the books. How they make me laugh and cry, how I love them.

But that is not what strikes me the most from his works.

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Let’s Talk: His Dark Materials

Let’s talk about HBO’s new His Dark Materials adaptation. I wasn’t planning on watching this series, if we were being honest.

Well, no. I wanted to watch it, but I was afraid.

I love His Dark Materials as a series. I didn’t hate the movie when it came out, but it wasn’t right. So seeing this, seeing actors I love in it, I was tempted. But I also don’t want to be dragged into a series where I look at the page to screen and scream “WRONG.” I just don’t. Not for this series. Not again.

And then the reviews came out. Oh, the reviews came out. And people who have never read the books are apparently confused AF, and the book readers love it? A big criticism is that there aren’t enough dæmons? (Which I did hear was because of budget constraints and to try to keep people focused. I understand that.) There have been some reviews that say it still it isn’t good enough, but it is better and reviewers I trust are saying its good.

I’m shocked. Stunned. Amazed. Enthralled. Excited.

Thus, I will be rereading the books as soon as I finish A Dance with Dragons and I will be starting the TV show as soon as I can. I may be writing weekly reviews for the series as a book to screen adaptation review. IDK. Would you even want that? If you do, would you want me to give spoiler side by sides, or just reviews? Let me know.

Best!

MM


Top Ten Tuesday: Autumn Vibes

You know what today is? Tuesday! You know what that means? Top Ten Tuesday! (Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.) 

November 5: Books That Give Off Autumn Vibes (Autumn scenes/colors on the cover, autumn atmosphere, etc.)

I kind of skipped the last few weeks for a few reasons. First off Extraordinary Book Titles (15th): I just didn’t have enough titles that I thought were amazing. Book Titles I would Change (22), I don’t ever think about changing titles. Freebie week I was left without a thought of how I would progress forward, so I just did not. So here we are with autumn vibes, and I suppose Autumn vibes are the only vibes we are going to get and that’s okay. We can go with that.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles with Numbers

Hello, hello. Today I am flying across country and so this post comes to you automated. As always, if you leave a comment, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Today is another Top Ten Tuesday! (Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.) 

Topic: ‘October 1: Book Titles with Numbers In Them (You could really challenge yourself and do numbers 1-10 or just any numbers at all. Submitted by Emma @ Words and Peace)’

Not going to lie. This is going to be fun. STIPULATIONS: I must own the book. Lets see if I can do this.

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Wednesday Update

First off, dragon post probably will not come out until next week. I know it’s killing you, this anticipation. HAHA. I figured end the month off strong with the post.

Secondly, I’m going out of town next weekend for a wedding. I will be able to get a few more of my posts done, but September TBR… It’ll surprise for us all if I am able to get it out on time. I have low faith that I can, to be honest.

As for books. I am moving on to book 4 for Harry Potter. I still have not been able to touch the George RR Martin books. At this point, I might have to push those books off to November and just focus on completing HP for this month. That’s no big deal really, and in some ways, I sort of prefer it.

I got a lot of new books, and I wasn’t sure if I should make a post about those or not. A lot of them are old books. So do I want to make that post? I’m not sure. I’ll figure it out, I suppose. For now…

Happy Wednesday! Until next time,

MM

Top Ten: Things to Eat and Drink While Reading

Hello and welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! (Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.)  

Topic: ‘September 17: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading (submitted by Jana’s mom)’

OTL Why have the recent weeks for these been so difficult? I don’t eat while reading! GG me I guess.

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Top Ten: Books on my TBR

Here is another Top Ten Tuesday! ( Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.)  

Topic: ‘September 10:
 Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why (maybe you’re scared of it, worried it won’t live up to the hype, etc.) (submitted by Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea) ‘

Finally, I got the time to finish this post after rushing to finish my tea posts. It was so much tea, let me tell you! Regardless, here is my list.

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