A Wind in the Door

I finished listening to A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the second book in the Time Quintet book series (A Wrinkle in Time book series). I decided to go back and listen to the second book before finishing out the book series.

Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, Meg’s brother Charles Wallace gets very sick. He says there are dragons in the garden and he is losing his breath when he and Meg do to the garden. Meg does meet the dragons. The dragons are actually cherub. She also meets the principal in the garden, but it was the principal. It was a evil creature that looked and acted like the principal. Later on Meg has to pick out the real principal in the series of three tests. Meg also meets a teacher who tells her that she, the principal, Calvin, and the cherub will help Charles Wallace to get better.  They do go inside Charles Wallace to make one of his cells evolve. In the end, Charles Wallace does get better and the principal sees things differently.

I love this book. I’m listening to next An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It is last book of the Time Quintet book series (A Wrinkle in Time book series). She wrote a book series of Meg’s daughter which I do plan on reading.

Casanova

I watched Casanova yesterday. I taped it when it was on HBO. It has Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Oliver Platt, Omid Djalili, Jeremy Irons, and Helen McCrory.

Warning: there is some sex scenes.

In this movie, Casanova is chased by the police, and he interrupts a speech by a woman at all men college. He is asked later on to finally get married so he won’t be wanted by the police. So he gets in engaged to a virgin. But then he sees the woman who gave the speech at that college again. He falls for her instead. But she is engaged too. He takes the name of her fiance and tries to woo her. It almost works until she finds out he is actually Casanova. She later sticks up for him and they are both saved by Casanova’s mother. He retires and Francesca’s brother takes up the legend of Casanova.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Madagascar Escape 2 Africa. I have seen it before. But I want to see it again.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

I finished reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. It is part of young adult book series of DC Comic heroes. There is Catwoman book too that I will read later. This book is not part of the new Wonder Woman movie. It is totally different.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

This book also is in modern times with some of the myth of Wonder Woman in it. In this book, Diana is a teenager. She lives on a isolated island where people of the outside world doesn’t know about it. Diana was running in a race, but she sees a shipwreck happening near the boundary of the island. She hears a voice and goes to rescue that person. She saves a girl named Alia. She brings her on the island. This is a violation of the island and almost everyone on the island gets sick which is unusual for Amazons. Diana wants to make it right so she sees the oracle which tells her that Alia is a warbringer. The oracle tells Diana to take Alia to Greece to a spring and she will no longer be a warbringer. Diana tries to, but Alia’s brother has other plans. He wants to bring war to everywhere.

At first I didn’t like the book, but the book grew on me with each page and I ending up loving the book. Now I’m listening to A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the second book of the A Wrinkle in Time book series.

Fifty Shades Freed

I watched Fifty Shades Freed yesterday. It is based on the third book of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series by E.L. James. I read all three books. I taped the movie when it was on HBO. It has Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, and Marcia Gay Harden in it.

Warning: there is lots of sex scenes.

In this movie, Christian and Ana get married. They go their honeymoon, but it’s interrupted short because someone did damage at Christian’s work. It was Jack Hyde behind it. Jack was once Ana’s boss. He had attacked her and Christian bought Jack’s publishing company. Jack was mad that he was fired, and he couldn’t have Ana. But the anger goes deeper than that. It is revealed in the movie (and the book) that Jack was living in the same foster house Christian was at when he was real little. Jack ends up kidnapping Mia, Christian’s sister. Ana gets money for the ransom. Ana also finds out she is pregnant. (In the book she has two kids. One boy and one girl.) Ana shoots Jack in the leg and Christian comes to rescue Ana and Mia.

I did like the movie. Next week I’m watching Casanova. I think I have seen it before.

Red Sparrow

I watched Red Sparrow yesterday. I taped it when it was on Cinemax.I didn’t know this until later that it is based on a book by Jason Matthews. I want to read the book series. It has Jennifer Lawrence (she’s so pretty), Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling, Joely Richardson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons, and Sergei Polunin in it.

Warning: there are some rape scenes.

In this movie, Dominika is a Russian ballerina. She get injured badly in a performance. Her uncle tells her that now that she quit being a ballerina, she won’t be able to live in the apartment and take care of her sick mother. He suggest to do a spy job, but turns badly. The man rapes her and her uncle’s men kill the man. To hold that against her, her uncle puts her in a “spy” school. She gets raped again. She leaves the school. She later is put on job involving a CIA agent. The CIA turn her and she sets up her uncle.

I liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Fifty Shades Freed.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. It is the fourth book of the Harry Potter book series. There is a movie based on the book. I did watch it.

Big Warning: there is some violence and some gross parts.

Since most people have read this book and seen the movie, here’s a quick summary: Harry Potter and his friends get to see the Quiddich World Cup tournament. Before they do, Harry has a dream about Lord Voldemort which made his scar hurt. Later at school, they find out there will be a tournament at the school between their school and two other magic schools. Harry’s name get pulled out of the goblet of fire even thou he is too young to fight in the tournament. He does the tasks and finds out who is really behind putting his name in the goblet of fire.

There are some differences between the book and movie:
1. Harry doesn’t tell his friends about the scar until later on in the book.
2. The first task wasn’t that dramatic in the book. It was quicker too. (I like the book version of the first task)
3. In the book, you find out the scores and what happened to others in the first task.
4. In the book, Harry gets the seaweed from Dobby the house elf.
5. In the book, the third task has a lot of magical creatures in the maze.
6. In the book, you learn more about Lord Voldemort.
7. In the book, Hermione is on a mission to get house elves treated better.
8. Harry and his friends do meet his godfather and he tells him some stuff. In the movie, Harry only talks to him once.

I think I liked the book more because it had a lot of more detail. I did like the movie though. I did put the fifth book (audiobook) on hold. Now I’m reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a DC young adult book.

The Month of June

Happy June!!

Saturday was my uncle’s birthday!! I gave Lily some treats to celebrate. Sunday was my other uncle’s birthday!! I gave Lily some treats that day too.

June 16th is Father’s Day. I don’t really celebrate that day. But Lily will get be getting treats that day anyway.

June 14th is Flag Day. June 21st is the first of summer!!

Nothing much is happening in June. Some new shows have come on.