Book Review: Time’s Up

Summary

Ram, the cruel head sent Mina along with some other girls and boys to be with Tammy to be married to Uncle Ruho, the Divine Leader. After running away from Mrs. Asher in Book One, now she was to return to Manhattan, where she and her brother, Dekker were wanted fugitives. Their task was to murder Uncle Ruho. If they failed, Ram was going to bomb the city.

Will they succeed? Will Mina and her brother get caught?

Conclusion

This was the conclusion to the Time Zero trilogy. For a dystopian story that I assume to happen in the future, I am absolutely revolted by the fact that an over 60 years old man was to wed a 16 year old girl! Sadly, this is the reality for child brides in the world.

Both sides of Uncle Ruho and Ram abused the theology of religion to eliminate their opposition. Throughout history, human beings have been killing each other in the name of religion and beliefs. This is reality.

The ending was much better than I anticipated for a young adult novel.

The Talents Tag From Big Pine Writings

Thank you Marie for tagging me!

The creator of this tag is Evin! So go check out her blog! https://evinsblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/21/tags/

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you.
  2. Mention the creator of the tag and provide a link to their blog. 
  3. Use the tag’s logo.
  4. answer the 7 questions you were asked.
  5. create 7 new questions or pass on the same questions
  6. Tag 7 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog
  7. What’s your talent? it can be anything you’re good at.
  8. Add your favorite quote!
  9. Finally… Just have fun with it!

Questions

  • What is your favorite blog category to write about? Love movie reviews
  • Do you have a pet? Yes! A bearded dragon
  • How long have you been blogging? About 2 years?
  • What book series do you read over and over again? Harry Potter
  • If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Definitely world peace. 
  • How many languages do you speak? English, Cantonese, Mandarin and some basic French from school
  • If you were granted three wishes, what would they be? World peace, health and happiness

Nominees

https://dontletthedaysgoby.home.blog/

http://tiffanysdiary.com

https://wwwselflovee.wordpress.com

http://astridetal.com

http://carolcooks2.com

http://mcgeetraveltales.com

http://mywanderings.travel.blog

https://onelifemillionshades.wordpress.com

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Art Inspiration: Edinburgh Castle

For over

A thousand years

So many sieges

So many attacks

I had survived it all

Above Castle Rock

My walls of basalt

Kept out the enemies

But also kept out

The most needed

Rainfall

That could have

Kept my inhabitants

Alive.

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Lore: Season 1 & Season 2

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia (Season 1)

Image Courtesy of IMDb (Season 2)

Summary

This series was about the different scary stories that were based on true events and real people. There were stories from mostly Europe and America. Each episode was one story.

Conclusion

To be honest, I was drawn into season one because of the storyteller introduction before each episode. Using animation to give the background information fed to my imagination quite well.

However, season two didn’t have the narrator, but often had one of the main characters start the story with their own version of the story.

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Reblog Feature: Easter is Here! How About Some Italian Ricotta Lemon Cake

Easter is here! How about some Italian Ricotta Lemon cake. I made this recipe for my cooking blog, Giangi’s Kitchen, and decided that I should share …

Easter is Here! How About Some Italian Ricotta Lemon Cake

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Movie Review: The Lost City Of Z

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Summary

Percy Fawcett was a British explorer in the 1900s who was sent to Brazil to survey the land. The rubber trade was being affect by the disputes between Bolivia and Brazil. Fawcett was intrigued by their Amazonian guide’s story of an ancient city filled with gold after he himself discovered broken pottery in an uncharted grounds. He wanted to continue his search but was constantly laughed at by his peers. He spent so much time away from his family that his wife and children despised him. But, he was determined….

Conclusion

This movie was based on a book of the same name. This book, in turn, recalled many of the actual events that happened to Percy Fawcett. The historical recollection of the prejudice that the English had towards the aboriginal population in the jungle. In addition to that, how people who were kind to them were also ridiculed.

Note: Tom Holland (from Spider-Man) was the actor,who was his son in this movie.

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Vendor Feature: chromabylivia

Meet Olivia from chromabyolivia’s Etsy Shop! Check out some of the stickers that she sent me! Thank you!

Who is chromabylivia?

I started my business because I love bringing smiles to peoples faces! I’m a 14 year old teen entrepreneur, As a kid I always made pictures in my notebook of running a business, so until the point of starting a real business I decided to start small.

Every time I receive an order I do a little happy dance inside, and I always hope you do a happy dance too when you receive your order!!

How To Order:

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Art Inspiration: Viewing Venice

Quietly rowing

Down the canals

Peering at the

Magnificent

And historical

Architecture

Lining up

Elegantly

On both sides

Of the canal.

—–Chocoviv

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Outstanding Original Blogger Award From Gelina

Thank you Gelina for the nomination!

Rules for this award post

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post (https://coltonbeckwithrpc.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/the-original-outstanding-blogger-award/)
  2. Answer the questions provided
  3. Create 7 unique questions
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2021, every blog that pingbacks the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award.

Gelina’s questions:

  1. If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask? How to end world hunger?
  2. What is the most unprofessional thing you’ve seen someone do? Paint their nails in front of me at a shop.
  3. If you could ask advice from any historical figure, who would it be? What would you ask them? Love to ask Madam Curie she felt about her inventions.
  4. What’s a movie you can practically quote from start to finish? I don’t often rewatch movies…..
  5. If you could write one new law that everyone had to obey, what law would you create? One act of kindness a day
  6. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Do art.
  7. If you could change 3 things about your country, what would you change? Tougher security

My Questions:

1) Which streaming service do you tend to use the most?

2) What book did you last read?

3) Who would you want to visit for dinner once lockdown is over?

4) When did you have a haircut last?

5) Do you have a pet?

6) If you could choose, would you like to visit the forest or the ocean for a vacation?

7) Which blog post in your blog would you want to promote? Please leave a link below.

Nominees:

https://mthobisi.fashion.blog

https://rebeccagoesrendezvous.wordpress.com

http://booksbywomen.org/criticism-is-my-best-friend/

https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com

https://exploringcolour.wordpress.com

http://felipeadanlerma.com

https://somethingovertea.wordpress.com

http://travelwithintent.com

http://chelowens.com

http://carolcooks2.com

http://dontletthedaysgoby.home.blog

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Book Review: The Alchemist

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Summary

Santiago, was a Spanish shepherd boy (more like a young man as he spoke of falling in love with young ladies), who had a dream one day about a treasure in Egypt. After speaking with some interesting characters like a gypsy, an old king and ultimately, the alchemist, he was determined to search for this mysterious treasure in his dream. Was there really a treasure? Or was it all just a fleeting dream?

Conclusion

Life is about taking chances and following your heart. That is the main message in this story. How many times have you felt that you wanted to do something or take a risk so badly and because you didn’t, you would think about it incessantly. Of course, I wouldn’t apply this to gambling in a casino….

To be logical and secure, is ideal in life. However, sometimes stretching out into the unknown as long as you have a secure base, is a good idea. Especially in this technological society, even going out in the real world to meet people is a calculated risk.

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