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Movies of 2017 - Recapped Vol. 1

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Last year I don't think I watched nearly enough of the films that I wanted to see, but this year I've been making up for it. Not every film I watched was worth a whole review, so below is a quick summary of my feelings for each of the ones I saw between January and June of this year... think of it like my 2017 Vol. 1.

Grab the popcorn, and take a read...


January
I started 2017 off with a double feature, one carried over from last year's list and one that I wasn't sure I wanted to see.

I hit Cineworld first thing on New Year's Day to get this month's monies worth out of my Unlimited Card. First up was A Monster Calls, based on the Patrick Ness/Siobhan Dowd book. Shame on me, I haven't read it, it never really seemed like something I would want to read. Even after seeing it I can't tell you if I enjoyed it or not. For those of you who saw My Sister's Keeper you'll be able to identify with the reaction in the cinema. There were under ten of us in t…

B Is For Book

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I was surfing around Netgalley this morning and came across this...



I mean come on... there was no way I was going to keep scrolling past this one!
A is for Asteroids, Z is for Zombies: A bedtime book about the coming apocalypse (what a great title!) by Paul Lewis and illustrated by Ken Lamug. On first glance you have to assume this is going to be along the lines of Go the F**k to Sleep and We're Going On A Bar Hunt. The sort of parody book that have been so popular of late.
The blurb for the books says it pokes fun at the constant conversation about our planet being too far gone to save, and offers a vision of the apocalypse for every letter of the alphabet.
Our tale starts out with little Timmy, who asks his dad if it's true that zombies eat brains like the kids in his class have told him, and if everyone will die when asteroids fall from the sky. Good questions Timmy.
Dad remembers that Aunt Dorcas got Timmy a book about the impending doom of the planet, so he has a read thr…