Tuesday, 7 May 2019

An Unlikely Review! - Avengers: Endgame {No Spoilers!}

Hello guys and welcome to another post! I've never sat down to write a film review, even though I've watched many of them throughout the years and I've been a book reviewer for quite some time now, right? What has changed, you might be wondering. Well, unless you've been off to another universe this past decade, you'd be more than aware of Marvel's rebirth, which came in the form of the first Iron Man movie! Since then, the audience's expectations have been higher than many corporations would've been able to handle and Marvel has managed to create an empire of superheroes that we can never get enough of! One could argue that Robert Downey Jr. was a risky choice for Marvel because of his questionable past. But, if we're being completely honest, they helped each other rise from the ashes and that is the only reason they've both gotten this far! This might sound too far fetched, but I've always had a weakness for Tony Stark, both the man himself and the actor who embodies him. Sometimes, I'm almost convinced that they're the same person! I never doubted his ability to combine so many personality traits and share them with us, through such an iconic character! He's been my favorite from the very beginning, can you tell?

I'm not a film critic, by any means! But I've been a part of this universe for many years so, I feel like I'm more than entitled to actually share my opinions for Avengers: Endgame with you guys! This review is solely focused on the film itself and not the comics. I haven't read the majority of them, even though I wish that I could have done so beforehand. This is going to be a spoiler free review of the film, where I'll share my overall opinions on it and discuss what I'd normally talk about in a book review! That is plot, characters, execution and whatever else might come to mind! A spoiler review will follow after this post, but that might take a while because I' only human after all, and will need some time to put my thoughts in order and actually write something that makes sense! 

Do you plan on watching the film or have you already watched it? Was it as satisfying as you had hoped? NO SPOILERS PLEASE! Also, make sure to let me know who your favorite Avenger is and why!

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Bookish Fun - A To Z Bookish Survey {Tag Edition}

Hello everyone and happy Easter! Hope you're all having an amazing time with friends and family! I have a two week break from University and I'm currently at home, which is more than amazing because I didn't get to visit during Christmas. I thought I would do something fun for today and feature a tag I've had on my Drafts for quite some time! I have no idea where I got it from because I had everything written down and forgot to actually bookmark the creator, which I want to apologize for. 

Sidenote: I have searched for the original creator and I think that I got the questions from Jamie's post, over at The Perpetual Page Turner! Make sure to let me know if you've read any of the books mentioned below and leave your links in the comment section, so that I can check out your blog posts in case you decide to go ahead and put this tag together as well! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Elena Reviews: Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe {Post-Colonial Reading}

Title: Things Fall Apart

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publication Date: 1958

Genres: Historical Fiction
More than two million copies of Things Fall Apart have been sold in the United States since it was first published here in 1959. Worldwide, there are eight million copies in print in fifty different languages. This is Chinua Achebe's masterpiece and it is often compared to the great Greek tragedies, and currently sells more than one hundred thousand copies a year in the United States.


A simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger, Things Fall Apart is written with remarkable economy and subtle irony. Uniquely and richly African, at the same time it reveals Achebe's keen awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

I'm Back! - Please Read!

Hello guys! As you might've noticed, I haven't posted anything for a while and if you've read the Announcement on the sidebar, you'd know that it's mainly because I've been dealing with some health issues. I had to take my tonsils out and for those of you that have followed me for a while, I've been having some trouble with my back because of the surgery I had to go through a few years back, due to a severe scoliosis problem. I have to wear a neck brace because I'm experiencing problems with my shoulder muscles and there's a nerve inflammation that, unfortunately for me, creates terrible headaches and seriously affects my everyday life! But, things are getting better because I've just started physiotherapy and we're doing exercises to help with things so, fingers crossed that the headaches will, eventually, stop! This is a problem that I will have if I don't take care of my back which, truth be told, I haven't really succeeded in doing. The difference is that, it'll basically have its ups and downs, which will last for days or months, depending on the season and everything! I already have many many plans for the future of the blog and I will be posting some new stuff at Book Lady's Reviews in terms of topics so, stay tuned! Let me know if you have any post recommendations or any things you'd like for us to discuss! 

P.S: I'm really sorry for the tours and events I had to cancel! I know they're really important for promoting books and the fact that I only sign up for the ones that truly interest me is even more heartbreaking for me, because I wasn't really able to deliver and I sort of feel like I have failed them! I won't sign up for any events for a while in order to keep myself out of this pressure so, I hope you can understand that! 

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week! I'll see you on my next post!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Top Ten Books I Loved With Under 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads {Top Ten Tuesday}

Hello guys and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post, which I haven't shared for a while! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, it's actually one of my favorite weekly memes, which I've really missed talking about on the blog! So, today, we're going to be talking about the Top Ten
Make sure to click on visit the home page for today's topic and let me know which underrated books you've fallen in love with! While going through my Goodreads read page in order to find which titles to feature for today's topic, I realized that, I haven't really read as many as I had thought. In the book community, we usually go for the ones that are promoted the most through social media and don't really bother to look deeper into what might interest us, as individuals. I've gone way out of my comfort zone with the books I had to read for my Literature classes this past semester so, this post is dedicated to titles that I immensely enjoyed and more people need to know about!

Monday, 18 February 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hello everyone!

Hope you're having a wonderful start to the week! I just wanted to hop in here real quick and let you know that, Google+ is, unfortunately, shutting down. This means that, those of you who follow Book Lady's Reviews through it, will stop getting notifications and your accounts will no longer be active. Blogger is not going to suffer in terms of services and such but, all comments made through Google+ accounts will be deleted and not transferred to another service which, in my case, is Blogger. I sincerely hope that my Blog's layout won't change. I think I haven't used anything from Google templates because mine is custom but, keep that in mind if you run a Blog in this platform as well! 

Those of you who don't want to stop getting updates from me or any other blog you follow through Google+, you can sign up to get email notifications or, better yet, follow me on Bloglovin! The widgets are at the right part of your screen and you can keep track on the Blogs that you follow by creating a profile and having all posts in one Page! 

From the little research that I've done into this, Google is shutting this service down because of an alleged security breach - which I actually got an email for a couple of weeks ago - but, people are saying that, it hasn't really gotten the ''recognition'' or use they were hoping for, which is what I thought of immediately after I heard about it shutting down. 

Anyway, thank you guys for your attention! Stay tuned for this week's main post, which will be a review and let me know if you have any topics you'd like us to discuss! I've also scheduled a Top Ten Tuesday post for tomorrow, which I haven't shared in a while and will be posting another Series Recommendation by the end of the week! 

So, until the next post,

Friday, 8 February 2019

Book Buying Habits - Discuss & Wonder #13

Hello guys and welcome to another discussion post! I was inspired by Drizzle and Hurricane Books  for this week's topic so, make sure to visit her wonderful blog and say hi! Her discussions are always so thought provoking and relatable! 

Today, I'm here to talk about something that's been in my head for quite some time and that is, 
Make sure to let me know all about yours and whether you go on book buying bans when they get a bit out of hand!