Category: Books

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

“The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield
Publication date: September 10, 2016
Publisher: Tundra
Pages: 48
Rating: 5 stars

Who hasn’t fallen in complete adoration of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield when he began sharing images and videos on social media from…space? He gained popularity in 2013 by taking pictures of Earth as seen from his space station and chronicling his journey during Expedition 35. Not only is he a respectable space hero, but he’s also a talented musician and author of three books. One of them is “The Darkest Dark.”

3 Books to Read Before Seeing the Movie – January 2017

Whenever I’m bored and don’t feel like reading, I like to type the following on Youtube: Movie Trailers. With the new year just kicking off, not only do I need to plan my reading list for the next 12 months, I need to start penciling down some pretty amazing movies to catch in theatres.

Here are my top 3 movies coming out this month and the respective books that I recommend reading before date nights.

Gilmore Girls: The Reading List

gilmore_girls_netflix_posterIt’s unimaginable to think that it has been 16 years since we first fell in love with this TV mother/daughter coffee addict duo. 16 years! Needless to say when Netflix announced the revival of Gilmore Girls, the fans rejoiced. What will these two ladies be up to in this new mini-series?

I’m personally excited to see which books we will see Rory read. Throughout the 7 seasons of the original show, she read…a lot. I was able to find her complete reading list. Brace yourselves! It’s a long one. I can already cross off a few but I still have a long way to go to complete this reading challenge.

5 Upcoming Movies Based on a Novel

Every bibliophile knows that the book is always better than the movie adaptation when Hollywood tries to cash in on the success. But luckily sometimes, the producers and screenwriters get it just right.

With only four months left to this year, there are still some notable movies that were based on novels. Here are the top 5 movies that I’m ecstatic to see (and pray won’t become a disaster).

Kindle Oasis: My First Official E-Reader

Kindle Oasis“Welcome to the 21st century!” That’s how everyone responded when I told them I finally decided to get myself a Kindle Oasis. I think I resisted the idea of an e-reader for as long as I could because I just love the feeling of holding a book in my hands, the texture of its cover underneath my finger tips and the smell of the pages that swallow you whole in an unexpected and unforgettable journey. I felt like I would be betraying my love for hard copies if I went electronic.

So why the sudden change of heart? Why opt for an impersonal piece of technology instead? Aside from the lack of shelf space as I acquire more books day by day, I scream in terror (internally) when the corner of a book gets folded accidentally in my handbag or gets wet by sudden rain. An e-reader would solve most of my problems.