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June Movies

Published June 1, 2017 by Kattie Sivley

Wonder Woman

The Mummy

It Comes at Night

Transformers: The Last Knight

47 Meters Down

THE BAD BATCH

Despicable Me 3

 

PS: What movies are you wanting to see this month?

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May Movies

Published May 1, 2017 by Kattie Sivley

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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PS: What movies are you looking forward to seeing this month?

February Movies

Published February 1, 2017 by Kattie Sivley

Movies I want to see this month:

 

The Space Between Us

Fifty Shades Darker

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PS: What movies are you excited for this month? Anything not on my radar I should check out?

 

 

 

December Movies

Published December 1, 2016 by Kattie Sivley

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Michael Hague Illustrated

Published November 5, 2016 by Kattie Sivley

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Goodreads Summary:

Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike.

My Thoughts:

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After I read the Peter and the Starcatcher series (review to come), I knew I had to go back and read the original story.  I really only know the Peter Pan story from the Disney cartoon, and various other movie renditions I have seen.  I love the Disney film, and most of the other movies too to be honest.  The story is fairly true to the Disney movie, with much of the violence removed.  I did like the story, however, I didn’t really love the writing style.  The language was no in keeping with modern times, because the book is so old, so I didn’t really enjoy it.  I did not like the narrative interjections at all, and it felt too much like reading a play, which I guess I’m not into, even though I really do enjoy watching plays.  I guess this is why I don’t really read classic novels.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Published October 23, 2016 by Kattie Sivley

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Goodreads:

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

My Thoughts:

Wow.

I loved this book.  This isn’t my go-to genre, but with all the hype  – even my bestie was telling me I had to read it (I actually borrowed it from her!) I’m not disappointed.  Finally a book that lives up to the hype! This book was compared to Gone Girl quite a bit, and for me it is far superior to Gone Girl.  It is about Rachel, who is an alcoholic, on her way to work.  She rides the same train every day and every day she passes by her old house.  The one her ex-husband, and his now wife, and their baby live in.  She also passes one of their neighbor’s houses, and she ends up having this imaginary scenario, where it seems like she knows them and how they are as people.  She imagines them as the perfect couple, until one of them goes missing.  It’s insane.  It is so interesting because she doesn’t know whether she is guilty of anything or completely innocent, because she often gets blackout drunk.  A lot of this book hit too close to home for me, because Rachel struggled with infertility. And I actually read passages of Rachel’s thoughts out to my husband, because they literally could have been my own words. Although I didn’t start drinking, it’s easy for me to see the way my life could have turned out, which is frankly haunting, even without the murder. Because Rachel doesn’t know what has happened, it really does keep you guessing, which is refreshing.  I can usually guess what is going on and what will happen pretty early in books, but this was not the case in this book.  I was surprised and then I felt like I should have known! Worth a read!

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September Movies

Published September 1, 2016 by Kattie Sivley

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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