My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s January 2016 Bookstagram Wrap Up

What’s just as fun as reading? Taking pictures of the books that you read!

Welcome to Bookstagram, the corner of Instagram where bibliophiles everywhere participate in literary themed photo challenges and share what they’re currently reading.

Last month my January Bookstagram photos included the literal color purple, bookish presents, my latest book haul, puppies and plenty of Spines With Wines action.

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My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s November 2015 Book Haul

New Book Releases – Part 1

November 2015 Book Haul New

Slade House (UK Edition) by David Mitchell
Winter: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
She Walks in Shadows [edited] by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles

Slade House – Closer Look

Slade House Cover Book Haul

New Book Releases – Part 2

Alice Wonderland November 2015 Book Haul

The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Lewis Carroll, [edited] by Martin Gardner
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Rifle Paper Co. Edition) by Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll

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I, Frankenstein…’s Monster: Cassie-la Watches ‘I, Frankenstein’ So You, Frankenstein Don’t Have To

I Frankenstein PosterBookFrankenstein by Mary Shelley
Movie: I, Frankenstein
Genre: Fiction, horror, science fiction, paranormal, supernatural, demons, the worst CGI to ever CGI
Rating: 1.8 out of 5 stars (movie), 3.8 out of 5 stars (book)

Summary: What happened to Frankenstein’s monster at the end of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror? Did he kill himself as promised, or did he end up caught in the middle of a never-ending war between gargoyles and demons. Obviously it’s the latter, because of course it is. 200 years later the Creature must stop a demon prince from recreating Victor Frankenstein’s life-reanimating experiments and find out once and for all who the real Frankenstein is. Is it you Frankenstein? Is it me Frankenstein?

I have been wanting to watch the surely cinematic masterpiece that is I, Frankenstein for a while now. 1. Because why the fuck is it called I, Frankenstein and 2. Because how can something get a worse Rotten Tomatoes rating than both After Earth and The Last Airbender?

Sadly, I was not able to watch the Spanish language version Yo, Frankenstein which is the actual title and not a joke I just made up.

One thing becomes immediately apparent less than five minutes into the film: it’s really a shame Mary Shelley cut the entire Frankenstein’s monster versus demons versus gargoyles subplot from her gothic novel.

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Watch James McAvoy + Daniel Radcliffe Create Life in ‘Victor Frankenstein’ Trailer

Young Professior Xavier (James McAvoy) and Harry Potter if Snape was his father (Daniel Radcliffe) star as mad scientists looking to reanimate life in this remake of the Mary Shelley classic Frankenstein, titled Hot Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein.

The film hits theatres on November 25, a day before Thanksgiving.

Is it a comedy? Is it a drama? Is it a dramedy? Your guess is as good as ours.

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