sexta-feira, 16 de junho de 2017

PopCorn Corner: Parks and Recreation - Season 3

Parks and Recreation - Season 3 (2011)
Created by Greg Daniels & Michael Schur
Episodes: 16
Runtime: 22 min.
Genre: Comedy



The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.







I feel like this is the season were everything falls into place and we finally reach the potential Parks and Rec had since season 1. For me season 3 through 7 is some of the best seasons of comedy shows out there, and I love it very much, it's usually where I start my re-watches too.

This is the first full season with Chris and Ben, so we get to know them pretty well. Chris, specially in this season isn't my favorite character, he's extremely positive and is terrible at delivering bad news, which is a give when you work with cities that are on the verge of being bankrupted, so I wasn't really a fan of how he always threw the bad news to Ben but overtime (and re-watches) he has become a better character for me, still not a favorite but I feel like I understand him more and his relationship with Ben.

Ben is one of my favorite characters of the show, probably my favorite after Leslie but it's hard to tell, he is sarcastic and has a sense of humor that is just like mine, I always love when he talks about something nerdy like Game of Thrones or Star Trek. His relationship with Leslie also progress in this season, at first they sort of hate each other, at least she does, them they start to respectfully fight each other and oh my god, this was so good, until they admit their feelings and finally get together and I WAS SO HAPPY.

So yeah, I highly recommend you watch this series if you like comedies or really just good tv shows.

Verditc: 7 out of 10 stars

sexta-feira, 9 de junho de 2017

Who Wore It Best: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Hey guys, today the Who Wore It Best is about The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, I really wanted to do one about this book because ALL of its covers are so pretty! I have one that I adore, but I honestly want to buy a thousand more editions, even in languages that I can't read, just for the covers. 

Let's take a look in some of the covers that I separated...


US Hardcover

This one was the original I think publication cover, it's the first edition on the US, I have this cover in a pocket paperback edition and it's gorgeous, from the details on the front to the spine, everything in this color schme of black, white and red is so beautiful and I love it.


US Paperback

This is a cover that had a lot of different editions from what I looked up, there is some that there is no circus in it, or the people are in white and not gray, some have a blurb, some not, so there is some variations but I this was the one with best quality to post here, I like it but I still prefer the one with only the circus.


Spanish

I don't know from which country this cover is, but it's in Spanish, it's honestly my least favorite cover for this book, I liked that they added color but the head of that woman is just so big, why did they choose this perspective. 


Russian

I really liked this take on the cover, is very different from the other ones and the color scheme is much more lively and colorful, but it does make it seem more like a straight out romance novel than this book actually is


Japanese

I really loved this one, is probably my second favorite and I would love to have this edition on my shelves even thought I wouldn't understand a thing, I love this blue and how the little dots seems to be starts and lights illuminating the whole cover.


Vintage Classics

I think this is a special edition of the book, I don't know but oh my God, this cover is gorgeous, my favorite definitely, it fits the whole atmosphere of the circus and it shows the two main characters without overtake anything, I just love it.


Indonesian 

Another one of my favorites, I loved the addition of gold to the color scheme, it gives the cover a whole new face while still having the main elements of the circus and the characters in it.


Russian Redesign, I think

I gathered that this one is also a Russian edition, I don't know if it's the first one, if it's from another country that also speaks Russian, I don't know, sorry, but oh my this is really different from the other designs too! I think the faces were a bit meh for me, but I like the way the title is done as if it's a cosmos.


There are a ton of other covers, and a lot of countries have different editions but these one were the ones that caught my attention and that stood out from the other designs, now tell me bellow which one is your personal favorite



Who Wore It Best

US Hardcover
US Paperback
Spanish
Russian
Japanese
Vintage Classics
Indonesian
Russian Redesign
quotes to know

sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

June TBR

I think that June will finally be a chill month for publishing and not completely break me trying to read everything because everything looks so good.

My most anticipated read:

Midnight at the Eletric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
To be published on June 13, 2017 by HarperTeen

Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own. 
Oklahoma, 1934 Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called The Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire -- and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life -- Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most.
England, 1919 In the recovery following World War One, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself? 
While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau - this could be an amazing new fantasy series or not, really hope it's
Rules for Thieves by Alexandra Ott - this middle grade fantasy series sounds awesome
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson


Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan - this sounds amazingly addictive
If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee - everyone is reading and LOVING this, so I can't wait for me to love it too

sexta-feira, 19 de maio de 2017

PopCorn Corner: Parks and Recreation - Season 2

Parks and Recreation - Season 2 (2009 - 2010)
Created by Greg Daniels & Michael Schur
Episodes: 24
Runtime: 22 min.
Genre: Comedy



The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.







The second season of Parks and Recreation still isn't of the best of the show, there is much room for improvement but at least this time around we have enough episodes to get to know its characters and start to caring about them.

One of my favorite things of this season is that Ron gets more scream time and getting to know him, develop his relationship with Leslie is just one of the greatest things of this show. They are both head strong characters with completely different views of the world that still manage to be friends based on their respect and admiration from each other.Leslie and Ann's friendship also grows and turn into an actual friendship and not just a partnership to cover the pit, I love their relationship and how strongly into each others side they are.

On the more romantic side of things Leslie finally stops mopping around for Mark (at least for most of the time) and he actually becomes bearable when they manage to be friends. She dates two guys, who aren't that great as characters, but towards the end of the season Ben comes into the show and I swear it's magical, there is nothing romantic between the two of them yet since Ben is trying to shut down the Park's department but it's amazing to see the start of their relationship and they irritating and getting into each others neck. Prepare to see a lot of gushing about this couple in the next reviews of the series, because they are one of my ultimate OTPs.

Overall this season is an improvement on the first one, we get to know the characters and they start to resemble real life people, with personalities and traits, there is also the start of the greatest friendships and dynamics of this show. There is still room for improvement but things are starting to look better.

Verdict: 6 out of 10 stars


sexta-feira, 12 de maio de 2017

Who Wore It Best: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Unless you live under a rock you probably already heard of the books of the ACOTAR series and the Throne of Glass series, both by Sarah J. Maas and this week the third book, A Court of Wings and Ruin finally came out and since I'm really excited about it I'm doing the Who Wore It Best all about this series.

Since there isn't all that much different covers for these books I'll be doing things a bit different...


US x UK

I personally love the UK mostly because is the one that I own, but also because I think is just prettier the whole read background, the spine is also prettier, with a bit of thorns and not just the title and black like the US one, tell me bellow which one is YOUR favorite


Who Wore It Best

US
UK
Poll Maker


US x UK

Now this is where things get weird, I don't know why the UK edition insisted on using the thorns theme for the cover since it don't really fit with the story anymore, the spine is still beautiful though and I'm glad they didn't insisted on putting the same chapter headers as the first book. I definitely prefer the US one this time, seeing the Night Court in the background is just <3 and is more detailed and fits the story better. What is your opinion


Who Wore It Best

US
UK
Poll Maker


US x UK

Why, oh, why do we have thorns on the cover again, I guess the UK covers just decided it was too late to back down now and this will just keeps going for the 6 books of the series, also this sort of green-blue is really scaring me because it seems to be super bold and not my favorite at all. I'll definitely go with the US one again, the green is more darker and the details stand out again.


Who Wore It Best

US
UK
Poll Maker

sexta-feira, 5 de maio de 2017

May TBR

Trying to decide which books to put on my May TBR is like torture, there is so many good books coming out this month!! I can't decide so this will be only a loosely list of books that I intend to read during May and hopefully I'm in a good reading month so I can get to most of these.

My most anticipated title of the month is:

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
To be published on May 9, 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. 
Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. 
But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. 
But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.


Girl out of Water by Laura Silverman - everyone is loving so much this book, I really hope to love it too, it sounds like a great contemporary novel
Dreamfall by Amy Plum
Avenged by Amy Tintera - I haven't read the first one yet, but I hope I read and love it and jump right into the second one


Antisocial by Jillian Blake
Queer There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager - Historical non-fiction about Queer people that changed the world, yes please
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - diversity ftw + shippy romance
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney - this could be either really fun fluffy or a disaster 

sexta-feira, 14 de abril de 2017

PopCorn Corner: Parks and Recreation - Season 1

Parks and Recreation - Season 1 (2009)
Created by Greg Daniels & Michael Schur
Episodes: 6
Runtime: 22 min.
Genre: Comedy




The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.






The first time I watched Parks and Rec it was after a marathon of The Office, which I loved and needed more, so when I discovered this show and it was said it had being inspired by it I had to check out. This was three years ago and since them this has become one of my all time favorite tv shows, I have at least one annual re-watch and always come back to watch more episodes when I need a good show to pick me up.

That being said the first season of the show isn't all that great, so much in fact that in some of my re-watches I just skip her altogether, it's very clear that the show hasn't finding its own voice and footing yet specially when we see the grow of the characters through the seasons. The most distinct difference for me is Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poheler, in this season she isn't the strong, powerful, feminist leader that I look out to, she has some racist and sexist behaviors/jokes and I really hate the way they decided to portrait her relationship with Mark.

The entire show actually still has some jokes about topics that are considered jokes and it's not the kind of jokes that make you think sort of, it's just plain old racist jokes and others. Still, there is glimpses where we can see the good of this, like Tom's not taking shit, and Leslie having role models on strong powerful women and Ann's realistic ways of facing this band of crazy people from the Parks department.

I really enjoy this show overall and recommend it to everyone, so yeah, despite not loving the first season I highly suggest you start watching it, it's only six episodes so it's over really quickly and you can move on.

Verdict: 5 out of 10 stars