The Sunday Post #4: I Now Walk Into The Wild

So another week has passed! How’s your week been? I finally got some reading done. This week I read 5 books:  Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King: Slow at first and then everything happened at once. Stephen King does not let you down. I’m looking forward to reading the third part of Bill Hodges trilogy. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab: Darker kind of fantasy and I really missed that ♥ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor & Tribe: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin .Below two of my reviews on Goodreads. Click here to befriend me on Goodreads :) or you can follow me too … as I am terrible at writing proper reviews on my blog.

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Strange, dreamy and utterly beautiful book. If you thought that Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy was wonderful, you know nothing.

 

Into the WildInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What drives a young man to abandon everything and to go into the Alaskan wilderness. Krakauer tries to tackle that question in his book Into the Wild. It’s a story of Chris McCandless who went into the Alaskan wilderness when he was 23 years old and never returned. Eventually, his body was found in a converted bus.For quite some time I was wondering if it really was necessary to turn that article into 200 pages long book. I had trouble concentrating on reading this because of that thinking. I have reached the conclusion that it was necessary to turn that article into a book. I think what is captivating about this book is the conflict. Many of us live unhappy lives and never do anything to change anything about their lives. Into the Wild is perhaps extreme example how life can be changed but there lies the core message of the book. Make the changes. Don’t settle, walk into the wild.

On the blog I reviewed: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

I went to movies thrice this week. Seriously thrice. Should I start a movie blog?  I saw: War for the Planet of Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming & Baywatch. War for the Planet of Apes: I think the title is a bit misleading. After the events of the previous movie…can we really call it a war? But the movie was epic. I don’t know how else to describe it. Apes riding horses on the beach. Apes in some giant castles. Apes carrying machine guns. Apes talking. That was all very entertaining. It was a sadder movie, however, I’m hoping there will be a sequel trilogy as I’m not ready to let go … Spider-Man: Homecoming: Silliest Marvel movie ever. I loved the lighter tone of this movie. It’s different to any Spider-Man movies before this, different in a good way. I liked this one a lot and there were pretty good plot twists. Baywatch: Ah, Priyanka Chopra is just gorgeous ♥  Even if her character was kind of the bad…and what happened to her in the end. And Dwayne Johnson ♥ I have an issue with developing instant crush on tall men and I can tell immediately who is tall and who is not on screen…I think I liked Johnson more than Efron o.O Anyways Baywatch was a lot of fun & it is the perfect summer movie. I warmly recommend it!

I did some shopping. Look at my Mini Deadpool and Awesome Mix Vol. 2 ♥♥♥ Then I spent plenty of time outside just bicycling around the city. Good weather has FINALLY arrived in Helsinki.

What have you done? What you have you read?
//Anastasia

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

 

24 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #4: I Now Walk Into The Wild

  1. iartichokeu says:

    I can’t wait to watch the new Spiderman movie! I heard its better than the past ones. Looking forward to that. I have a ton of Stephen King books that I received from a neighbor who didn’t want them anymore. I haven’t read a single one. I keep saying I’ll give one a try some time. Just uninterested for some odd reason.

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    • Anastasia says:

      I grew up with Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and it was good but yeah I dare say that this new one is better! :) If you like horror, you’ll love Stephen King! But many of his books are quite long and there’s a lot of plot development and building the atmosphere before you get to the good parts so I understand if the books seem uninteresting.

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      • iartichokeu says:

        I’m more of a sci-fi and fantasy type person, haha. Though some horror is included into those sometime. I’ll look up his books and see which one fits my interests. Thank you!

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        • Anastasia says:

          I see you know then I think you should start with The Talisman & The Dark Tower series if you have those. They’re my favorites and they’re more of a dark fantasy than horror :) (Also I might be a bit over excited about upcoming Dark Tower movie)

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          • iartichokeu says:

            Ohhh, I had no clue a movie was coming soon! Though I think I saw somewhere about that IT movie. I have The Talisman. I’ll look into that one!

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    • Anastasia says:

      It wasn’t something I would describe as best read ever but I liked it, it was original. I think you should give them a try! You’ll know after watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes whether you like it or not! :)

      You too!

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  2. Jennifer | Book Den says:

    I really need to pick up Finders Keepers. I was disappointed by Mr. Mercedes, and I just haven’t had the drive to pick up the rest of the series. I’m going to have to at some point, though, because Stephen King.

    I’m really looking forward to the new Spider-Man. I love your mini Deadpool!

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    • Anastasia says:

      I think I was expecting something different with Mr.Mercedes. I was expecting horror and then we get murder mysteries and no supernatural elements or even creepy serial killers… I still liked it though. I’m afraid that if you didn’t like Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers will bore you.

      Thanks! ^^

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    • Anastasia says:

      Haha, oh well reading is maybe the one good thing I’m actually good at :) Ah, Red Rising. I hope you like it! I just want to buy more keychains…even if I don’t really need them and when I should save the money not spend it :D

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  3. Satou Johns says:

    Oh….Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor I want it so bad… I wonder if it will ever be on kindle for $1.99? haha

    I have so many books but my boyfriend once showed me this book and I loved it. The synopsis is so appealing, the cover so beautiful :( I have read so many good reviews about it… T_T

    I loved the bus photo! It is so Tumblr! haha <3

    Thank you for sharing! I hope you could check around mine :D (hope you like it :D) I will keep an eye on your posts :D

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    • Anastasia says:

      Haha, maybe one day it will be! :) Covers are just drop dead gorgeous! Blue is my favorite color and with a touch of gold, they’re just perfect! :)

      I had a thing for that bus too! I found it while I was googling Chris McCandless. Apparently, he spent his last days on that bus.

      Sure! :)

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    • Anastasia says:

      Oh I didn’t know it was available on Netgalley! I’m terrible with Netgalley… I think now I was again approved to read some books and I lack the motivation to do so and that will of course affect my approval rate in the future… You too! :)

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