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Where have I been? UPDATE

Date: 28th June, 2016

Ummm, hello lovely devoted blog reader who has obviously stuck by me through my extremely varying posts lately. I appreciate you, thank you.

It has now been 3 months since I drafted this post, yes 3 months since I was actually going to post my where have I been schpeal. That’s pretty ironic. But here it is…

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my lack of posts on this platform, even though there’s been around 1-2 posts a month, so I haven’t been completely awol, that’s not good enough to me. Basically, the reason I have been so absent from everything this year is because I’m in my last year of schooling! (cue the party) I’m so excited for that to be done with on November 9th when I finish my last exam (squeals), and then I’ll be annoying all of you with a lot more weird and whacky content. *5o people unfollow right now*

Please stay… hahaha

I miss being able to have the time to sit down and really focus on writing a blog post (the only reason I’m able to do it right now is because I’m on a 2 week break). I also miss having time to be able to take pictures for TheBookGram, which if you’re reading this, I’m guessing is probably where you came from. I haven’t been neglecting that as much as this, but still haven’t been putting out as much as I’d like.

One more thing, I really miss reading. Reading has been a rather foreign concept for me this year. Whenever I’m not super busy with study, I’m usually so tired that I end up watching TV shows, which is in no way a bad thing because that is hugely another passion of mine that has really grown this year. But I wish I read more. I guess it’s no

I guess it’s no ones fault but my own, maybe it’s  schools fault a little though, or a lot.  Reading rarely occurs now without stressful thoughts appearing in my mind that makes me unable to concentrate on what I’m reading. I think that’s why Harry Potter has been such a prominent thing in my life lately, I mean, reading the books for the first time in my last year of schooling is pretty cool.

I just can’t wait to be able to do things guilt free again, and never have to worry about school, or the things that come with it ever again. I’m also kinda excited to try and start creative writing more, and maybe share my stories with you guys.
I apologize for this being a sort of rant-filled update, but hey, if you read this far, I applaud you!

For now, I just want to say thank you so, so much to those of you who have stuck by me through my strange content schedule, etc. I appreciate you all so much, and honestly am so excited to be able to join in more with the community towards the end of the year.

November 9, 4:15 pm, I’m coming for you with everything I have.

Until next time,

Kate XOXO

 

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2: REVIEW

This is something a little different to see on my blog, but I just have so many feelings about this movie that I have to share…

tumblr_ny5fee1ZB91rab1gao1_500.jpgI saw the midnight premiere of the movie the day it came out (after almost missing it because I thought it was the next day), and absolutely loved it. When I first walked out of the movie I was a little confused as to what I thought, and overcome with all the emotions (there was alot guys) but after some thinking, I know I loved it! So, here’s all my feels-filled thoughts:

First of all I have to mention how incredible the acting was in this movie, especially by Josh and Jen. Can I just say that Josh has been my ‘celeb crush’ since the his ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ days, and I always knew he was amazing because he’s proved it countless times, but this movie, just wow, I was so blown away by the amount of emotion both him and Jen were able to portray into these characters. Without them, along with Liam, Jenna Malone, Elizabeth Banks, and Woody Harrelson, the movies wouldn’t have been as huge as they have become. Honestly though, Josh and Jen put on one of the finest performances I have ever seen in a film.

Okay, now lets talk about some specific scenes here. The scene where they’re running from the wave of black gooey stuff:

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I loved this scene because I feel as if it’s where the movie really kicked off and started to get super intense. It really just set the tone for the rest of the movie, and OH I just remembered, the little part right before the goo attacked them when Peeta was rocking against the wall crying and muttering, oh my gosh, that killed me. I love you Peeta/Josh.

Next we have the Mutt scene, probably the most intense thing you’ll ever watch in your life. When the Mutt popped up on the screen, there was a collective gasp in the cinema, and I’m pretty sure everyone jumped 5 seats across. I was not expecting the Mutt’s to look so zombie-ish (to be honest, I thought they were dogs), but wow was it effective. I basically held my breath the entire time, it was so well done, and heart wrenching by the end of it (if you know what I mean). Also right after it when this happened…

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and this…

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I died a little, okay alot.

When Katniss and Gale were dressed up and walking with everyone into the Capitol, the was so well done, and gave such a brilliant atmosphere. The parachutes coming down, everything thinking it was a good thing, and then boom, that was also great. We aren’t gonna talk about what happened after that…Although it did feel a bit rushed due to it cutting straight to Katniss in hospital after it, I would’ve liked to have seen a little longer of a reaction when ‘it’ happened.

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The moment this entire series was leading up to, the death of President Snow (as-well as Coin, I couldn’t stand her), felt a tiny bit rushed but was still fantastic. I feel like it’ll make more sense the second time I see it.

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The scene where Katniss was yelling at Buttercup, and throwing things at the poor little cat, was freaking spectacular, J-Law brought the ugly cry, raw emotion into that, with literally everything she had, and it had me bawling. Just absolutely brilliant, I can’t praise that enough.

The ending scene before the epilogue where Katniss climbs into bed with Peeta absolutely tore my heart out, it was the moment I realised the franchise was over, and so to was a big part of our lives for the past 4 years.

” You love me, real or not real?

Real.”

That was my favourite part of the entire movie.

The epilogue was so cute, and the way Peeta and his child were playing, arghhh, just so sweet. Everything my babies went through led them to this moment.

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A couple of little thoughts: The Effie and Haymitch kiss, oh my, I loved that whole scene where Effie was saying goodbye to Katniss and Haymitch. All the feels. Also, Jenna Malone was such a great Johanna, and really brought that character to life! Oh, oh, and Sam Claflin, thank you for a perfect Finnick and his sugar cubes.

I guess that’s it, I’m going to be seeing the movie again next week so I may add some things to this post, but all-in-all I loved the movie so much and they will forever live on in my heart. In all of ours.

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂

 

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: REVIEW

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THE DETAILS:

Book: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Published: Simon & Schuster

Pages: 449

Read: February 27th, 2015

Rating: 5/5 Stars


GOODREADS SUMMARY:

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?


REVIEW:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Writing: 5/5

At first I was a bit apprehensive about this book, probably because of its length and the amount of hype its received, but wow, a book has never lived up more to the hype, as well as exceeding my expectations. It was everything I wanted it to be, yet nothing I expected it to be and so much more.
In other words, I cannot express my love for this book enough.

This novel was unlike any contemporary I’ve read before. It was the perfect blend of all the best aspects that a book can give.

The characters were amazing, the plot was one of the best I’ve ever read, so unique, the setting was just so vivid that I found myself completely lost in the book and shutting out everything going on around me, this is how you know you love a book.

The whole plot of Emily’s journey and her character development was written so exceptionally, the romance was such a joy to read. Seriously, someone find me a Frank Porter.

This is definitely a book that’s going on my favourites shelf, and will not be forgotten for a very long time, it has made a print on my little reading soul. It taught me so much about life and about who I should strive to be as a person. It showed me what real relationships should be like, it provided the most beautiful insight into friendship, and all things to do with becoming who you are.

This will most definitely not be my last Morgan Matson book, her writing is amazingWhy has it taken me so long to pick up one of her books?

All-in-all, this book was incredible and I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone. Please do yourself a favour and read it.
It’s honestly changed me for the better

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂