My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s September 2015 Wrap Up

September 2015 Wrap Up

Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I love love loved the first two books in the Throne of Glass series about a bad ass lady assassin living in a semi-medieval world. It has everything: romance, magic, monsters, and the complete ability to rip your beating heart out of your chest. I’ve heard it only gets worse from here.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour

While I’m not the biggest fan of Spider-man Peter Parker, I really do enjoy his alternate universe counter-part Spider-Gwen (AKA Spider-Woman) who made her first web-slinging appearance in Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse. She will return this month in Marvel’s All-New, All-Different comics.

Jem and the Holograms: Showtime by Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson, the author who caught our attention with her kick-ass story The Girl Who Would Be King writes this remake of 80’s animated series Jem. The artwork is adorable and I love the diversity, but the plots are definitely aimed at much younger readers.

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Bill ‘FUCKING’ Murray: Cassie-la Investigates ‘The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray’ by Robert Schnakenberg

The Big Bad Book of BIll MurrayThe Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World’s Finest Actor by Robert Schnakenberg (Advanced Reader Copy)
Release Date
: September 15, 2015
Genre
: Non-fiction, biography, film, everything you could ever want to know about Bill Murray and then some
Rating: 4.35 out of 5 stars

Summary: The man, the myth, the legend: Bill Murray. In addition to his classic films, the actor (who can only be reached on a secret 800 number) has entered the pop-culture pantheon for crashing funerals, bachelor parties, kickball games, college shindigs and almost every Wes Anderson project. Want to know everything there is to know about this Hollywood powerhouse? Read this A to Z compendium detailing the life and movies of the one, the only, Bill “Fucking” Murray.

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray is an unauthorized biography about “The Murricane,” arguably the greatest actor (slash person) in the world, the people who love him and those who love to hate him. It also serves as a collection of film critiques, from his wacky comedy days to his later quirky dramas.

The book is presented in an A to Z format, covering people, places and movies and is interspersed with photos and random stories of Bill Murray’s antics.

Despite the formatting and the tendency to jump around through his career, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray paints a vivid picture of the unpredictable actor, who is bad at communicating, prone to disappearing and sometimes shows up where you least expect him. Despite this, deep down he seems like a good guy who just wants to live his life on his own terms — even if that means wandering off a movie set.

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Literary Shenanigans: Kelly Makes Excuses and Reviews “Midnight in Paris”

Excuses! Still slogging through Infinite Jest. My brain hurts a lot, but in the best way possible. I’m also planning a bridal shower for my sister, going to a wedding on Saturday, a funeral on Sunday, trying to finalize grad school plans (which includes trying to get financial aid on the phone, an impossible task that has sent me to the 7th layer of holding hell), perfecting my power of evil-librarian-eyes so that I can stop annoying parents in their tracks, and of course – planning for LEAKYCON!

Which is essentially a way of saying that my hellaciously busy schedule did not allow me to complete any books this week. Apologies, dear friends! I did, however, go see the hilarious new Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris.

I ask you this: Do you like ridiculous time traveling plots? Hilarious literary AND Republican-bashing jokes? Shenanigans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join me after the jump.

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