ABC CHALLENGE-G

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I actually have a lot more than I thought I would and yes I am excluding all the books with G that starts with ‘THE”

Books I have reading staring with “G”

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

Giving in by Maya Banks

Green for a season by C.S. Pacat

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Books on my TBR starting with “G”

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Good with his Hands by Erika Wilde

Gentleman Sinner by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

Given to the Earth by Mindy McGinnis

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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A WINTER’S PROMISE BY CHRISTELLE DABOS||A REVIEW

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It’s been a while since I have done an independent book review and that is because I do it for only spectacular books.

Before I start with this review, I have to say that this book would have rated higher, I just didn’t like the slow progression in the book. I felt so stuck reading it, the plot just kept growing but the story itself didn’t really move.

Review

The fictional world is amazing, people live in different arks having various powers, some the ability to control the mind, some able to go through mirrors, some telepathy and much more. The magic system is spectacular.

Ophelia who is the main character is this solitary girl who works at the museum in Anima which is the name of the ark where she lives with her family, after refusing to marry various cousins, she is forced to marry a Thorn who us a member of a powerful clan from another ark which is cold and very distant. Her peaceful existence is shattered but that isn’t all she has to face as she is not expecting what she meets on the ark.

Powerful clans are divided with each vying for power, death and destruction not far from anyone’s doorstep. She has to pretend to be mute and a mime as she hides under their noses.

This book was really intriguing and captivating and I really can’t wait to read the next book.

Rating

I gave this book a 3.9 out of 5 stars.

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THURSDAY MUSIC DAY #10

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Iconic kpop songs Pt. 2. I have so many iconic ones for you this week and I promise you would really love them if you check them out

  1. Y Si Fuera Ella by Jonghyun (SHINee)
  2. Reply by SHINee
  3. Wolf by EXO
  4. Gentleman by PSY
  5. Rising Sun by TVXQ
  6. I am You, You are Me by ZICO
  7. Dumb Dumb by Red Velvet
  8. Gashina by Sunmi
  9. Spring Day by BTS
  10. Dope by BTS
  11. Crazy by 4 Minute
  12. Drip Drop by Taemin(SHINee)
  13. Movie by BTOB

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WWW Wednesday #15

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  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos

What did you recently finish reading?

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

I will be doing a full review soon, I did give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars

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What do you think you’ll read next?

I really don’t know, since I have a lot of books backed up.

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KDRAMA REVIEW || SKY CASTLE

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I have to say that this is the one of th best korean dramas I have watched this year. It is so realistic, with an amazing story line that each episode just pulled me in.

  • Title

Sky Castle

  • Genre

Satire

Drama

Black Comedy

  • Year

2018-2019

  • Cast

Yum Jung Ah

Lee Tee Ran

Yoon Se Ah

Oh Na Ra

Kim Seo Hyung

  • Episodes

20 episodes

  • Synopsis

The drama revolves around the lives of housewives living in a luxurious residenal area called sky castle in suburban seoul. They are determined to make their husbands more sucessful and to raise their children like princes and princesses. They want their children to go to SNU medical school, so they use every way possible to get that. They spend billions of won to hire coordinators for college entrance exams.

  • Review

If I am going to watch a drama whose episodes are over an hour twenty minutes each then this is definitely the one.

This follows the life of 4-5 families who live in the SKY castle. In this case, SKY Castle is more like a small estate where very influential and educated people live (doctors, lawyers etc). They all seem to have formed a small community where they hold parties for families who children are able to get into famous universities like Harvard, Seoul National, Yonsei, Korea University. They pay a lot of money in hiring private tutors to ensure that their children stay in the top of their class.

This in turn places a lot of pressure on the student/children who have to carry these responsibilities on their teenage shoulders.

Each of the families have their dynamic but the drama really kicks off when a woman shoots herself in the head due to depression and everyone’s over expectation.

So many secrets that leads to self betrayal, neglect and grief. The chase of power

Hilarious character with the pyramid, explaining how he wants his children to be at the top of the pyramid I.e they have to become president. His relationship with his family was definitely one of the funniest.

You need to watch it to understand the hype.

  • Little Spoiler

The handsome guy is accused of killing the girl he is in love with.

  • Rating

I gave this a 10 out of 10 stars. It was so well done and it was just everything I was looking for in a drama

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Binge || Season 1 Episode 2 (Actor Edition)

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So, if you have not read the first episode then go check it out, so you don’t miss anything.

For this episode we will be checking out an actor that I am currently obsessed with.

YEO JIN GOO

The first time I saw him was back in 2009, when a friend of mine recommended that I watched ILJIMAE which is a period drama where he played the younger version of Iljimae.

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MOVIES

He has been in quite a number of movies since he was a little boy but these are a few that I have watched


Hwayi: A Monster Boy

This is a 2013 movie which is about a boy who is raised by five criminals who kidnapped him as a child. He is raised to the perfect killer (assassin) and they would have gotten that, if he wasn’t forced to kill his father which really got this movie going.

The action scenes were really the best and I watch it atleast once every month. seriously, this movie really deserved all the awards it got and it won’t have been that great without Jin Goo’s great acting. He was amazing.


A Long Way Home

This is a 2015 movie set during the Korean War. It is about the relationship between a middle age South Korean and a Teenage North korean Solider, they start out enemies but they found this amazing relationship.

This movie is so comedic and hilarious. He was so great and I have never seen a better screen relationship.


Shoot Me In The Heart

Here Jin Goo plays a young boy who gets schizophrenia and a phobia for scissors after his mother commits suicide.

He is admitted to a psychiatric hospital where he meets a guy who is being kept at a psychiatric hospital when he was fine. They form an amazing relationship and I believe this is one you want to watch.


Warriors Of The Dawn

This is a 2017 movie set in 1592 during the korean and Japan war. Here we follow a group of mercenaries tasked with protecting the crowned prince which was played by Jin Goo during a long journey which is important for the future of the country.

When the king escaped to save his own life the crown prince has to be the figure of hope. This drama was amazing and it is a must watch in my opinion.


Okay so he was in a few more movies such as A Frozen Flower which I have actually watched and loved, Sad Movie which was his debut movie which I still haven’t watched yet but I hope to soon, Sakwa is also another great one. He has played the younger version in a lot of movies like in Antique, No Mercy For The Rude, Dance of The Dragon. He had special appearances in Tazza: The Hidden Card, 1987: When the Day Comes (which by the way are both amazing films)

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DRAMAS

He has been in quite a number of dramas since he was a little child actor but I will be only mentioning his dramas that I have watched (which is still quite a lot) this is still quite a long list. I am going to list them in the order I watched them.


ILJIMAE

The legend of Iljimae is Korea’s version of Robin Hood which is set during the the Joseon dynasty. A legend who rose from humble beginnings to rob from the rich and fight for the poor while on a mission for revenge.Yeo Jin Goo played the young Male lead.

Even with him being a child in this drama, you could feel his experience and the amount of dedication he put into the character. I was quite surprised with the intensity of the role and how well he played it.


MOON THAT EMBRACES THE SUN

Love story between King Lee Hwon female shaman named Wol. Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess but soon was spelled, entrapped and faced death.

This drama was when I finally fell in love with him, here he played the young Prince Lee Hwon which he played along side Kim Yoo Jung.

They both showed incredible skills for their teen ages at that time.


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This is a 2013 Korean sitcom which runs for 120 episode which was really hilarious but at the same time discussing various issues surrounding this family when an asteroid threatens to crash into earth.

He acted along side Ha Yeon Seo and I will not forget to talk about Episode 8 epic kiss scene. It was freaking hot and I was losing my hair, pulling hard on it


ORANGE MARMALADE

Honestly at this point I was already obsessed with him and I couldn’t wait for his next drama, so when I heard he was going to star in a vampire themed drama I was sold.

I didn’t particularly like the webtoon which it was adapted from and maybe it’s just the script of the drama or even the overall story, it seemed too all over the place but that didn’t deter his acting.

He acted alongside Kim Seol Hyun and the drama is a fusion of traditional and modern.


THE ROYAL GAMBLER

This drama is also know as Jackpot in which a Joseon nobleman with political mogives is forced to live as a commoner and hatched a devious plot that brings about the fate of two princes, one of whom is unaware of his royal blood.

Here he plays Prince Yeon Ying-gun who later becomes King Yeongjo. Oh my God, he showed incredible acting and he was just so amazing.

He acted alongside Jang Geum Suk and Lim Ji Yeon in this periodical drama.


THE CROWNED CLOWN

This drama centers on the tale of the Joseon king and his doppelganger a clown whom he desperately puts on the throne to escape the intense power struggles afflicting the royal court and the royal family.

This drama was just perfect and was well deserving of the high rating. Here Yeo Jin Goo had dual roles as he played both the crazy, out of his mind king and the free-as-a-bird clown.

As contrasting as the roles were he was able to show great acting and it was just so beautiful.


THE ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND

A humanoid is created to be the absolute boyfriend and it is mistakely delivered to a special effect artist who has recently got her heart broken by her long time boyfriend.

Yeo Jin Goo acts as an android programmed to become the perfect boyfriend.

Here he acts alongside Minah who becomes his girlfriend. This isn’t my favourite work of his but I found it funny and cute and I would probably watch it again.


REUNITED WORLDS

This is a fantasy set in the real world where a 19 year old high school boy whodies in a car accident 12 years ago coms back to life stunning his family and high school friends who are now in their earlier and late thirties. While he remains a 19 year old, he is confused what happened but now he has to help bring his family together.

With the assistance of his friends and Jung-won, Hae-sung sets out to make things right for his family and solve the mysteries surrounding his death and resurrection.

Here he acts alongside Ahn Jae Hyun and Lee Yeon Hee


HOTEL DEL LUNA

This is his latest work where he partnered with Lee Ji Eun (IU). He works as her human manager in her Exclusive hotel where ghosts are consoled before being lead to the otherworld.

This drama concluded on high rating which led it to be named the 8th highest rated Korean drama in cable television history.

I will be linking a full review of the drama HERE

check it out.


CIRCLE

This is the one I just watched recently and I really loved, I just wished it got more attention. This is a Sci-fi, mystery, dystopian ish kind of drama.


WARRIOR BAEK DONG SOO

The main reason I decided to watch this drama was because of this comprehensive review. This is one of his earlier works and I have watched his parts in this drama and I absolutely loved it.

He played the young Baek Soo who was born deformed and had to live in a restricting cast for most of his childhood while he watched other children play and bully him until he was challenged and he had a new outlook on life.

I definitely loved his acting in this drama.

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He is also in a few other dramas that I have not watched such as Ja Myung Go, Giant, Tazza and much more.

so feel free to check them out and let me know how you liked them.

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3 of my favourite works of his are The Crowned Clown, The Royal Gambler and Hotel Del Luna. These 3 dramas truly brought out all his acting skills and his development as a great actor. I also really loved him in A Long Way Home, he really showed exceptional acting.

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POEM DAY #12

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REALITY SEPARTION

Reality separation

Everything seems a dream

Everything was a lie

Nothing was actually happening

It was all my imagination

Inability to separate true from fake

Dream from reality

Depression cost me mind over matter

I was lost in my mind

I woke up asleep

I ran mad in peace

I shouted in silence

I lost the sense of reality

It was a game of the mind

I lost mine.

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