Tuesday, November 8, 2016



Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake -- and her own. 

Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.

My Thoughts:

-    This was another really fun book from Raina Telgemeier. I enjoyed it a lot.

-    I learned a few things about The Day of the Dead. It was really interesting. I liked learning more about the holiday and culture.

-    I really liked the characters. I think a lot of kids could relate to Catrina. 

-    The illustrations were great. I loved the expressions on the character's faces. They crack me up. 

-    I highly recommend this to anyone who loved Smile and Sisters, and any graphic novel fan. This would be a fun one to read with kids too. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


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My Thoughts:

-    I had low expectations for this movie, and I was really surprised by how much I liked it. Yes, I play World of Warcraft. Yes, this movie was made for fans. As a Gnome Death Knight, I approved of this movie, and I'm excited for the next one. 

-    The CG was great! I loved the orcs and the environments. They were perfect. I got really excited seeing Azeroth come to life. Stormwind was perfect! Seeing Ironforge made me SO happy! The movie was very fun eye candy.

-    Personally, I wish they would have made the Lich King story into a movie, but the orcs coming to Azeroth was fine. I enjoyed the story, and I liked seeing all the characters. I especially loved baby Thrall.

-    They did a really good job with the movie. I didn't think they could pull it off, but they did. I will be in line at the theater to see the next one.