The ABC book challenge.

I am really enjoying this challenge! It means regular enough content on my blog and I love showcasing the different types of books that I read, and seeing all the different types of books that everyone else reads!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

This week the letter is F.

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Discussion: Keeping up with the Blog.

I did it again, I disappeared. This might be my quickest disppearance yet.
I know my own problem; I’m a mood writer. Unless I’m in the right frame of mind I can’t get the words out, no matter how hard I try, I just end up staring at the blank screen. I get increasingly furiated at myself when this happens, and any motivation I had left swiftly abandons me.

I still do not know how to push through this mental block – and therefore my blogging severely suffers for it. I truly enjoy blogging, and I love to write. Yet I can’t get the two cohesive enough yet for my blogging to remain consistent for longer than a month.
Right now, I’m in the mood to rant, therefore this piece has flowed out of me like an avalanche. And that frustrates me too. Why now? Why are the words coming so freely and repidly now, yet when I want to write reviews, articles and other discussions I freeze up? Why does the wall find itself constructed so easily?

I’m sure there are dozens of helpful tips and tricks scattered all over the internet but i haven’t found anything too truly get me out of this funk yet. I don’t know if I’d call it writers block, because most of the time it doesn’t feel like a block. It just feels… empty. Which is definitely the best way to describe it. I’m sure one day I’ll figure it out.

To be honest, I don’t know if this post has a resolution yet. Perhaps it’s a long-winded explanation of my absences from the blogosphere. Maybe I’m just reaching out and hopefully someone else will find solace in the fact that blogging doesn’t have to be consistent to be enjoyable.
Yes, in a dream world, I’d get at least one post out a week, preferrably two! I’m just not in a place where I can achieve that yet. And to set such goals would inevitably end up in failure and discouraging me more.
like and hope that my content is at least good when it does happen, and I enjoy what I do eventually manage to get out. I genuinely enjoy writing my opinions and ideas on books and such down and once I get a handle on my mood writing, definitely plan to expland the content of my blog to include other interests I enjoy; movies, tv shows and games essentially.
I’ve already started to incorporate them with From Page to Screen and From Game to Screen, and ideally, will go on from there.

Essentially, just don’t give up on this blog guys. It will get there, it’s just a slow process.

 

The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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The ABC book challenge.

My first comeback book tag, and boy have I picked a long one! The ABC book tag – one every week for each letter of the alphabet, so you’ll be seeing this every Saturday for the next 26 weeks.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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From Game to Screen: Tomb Raider

Not entirely book related this one, I’ll admit! However, as much as I adore the written word, I adore video games and movies just as much, so we’ll see how this goes.

I have been a fan of the Tomb Raider franchise for as long as I can remember. I remember going round my then best friend’s house and watching her mum play it on their PlayStation 1.  I was enraptured and I desperately wanted play.

Now fast forward to 2011 when a reboot of the entire franchise was announced and I was hyped, I was so excited, I know I actually pre-ordered it when it became available. Then came 2013 and I finally had the game in my grasp. And I loved it. I loved loved loved it. I loved this version of Lara; her vulnerability and her development from naive, sheltered Lara, to kickass, independent Lara. Although a tad too linear for a lot of people (a flaw I do understand), I still had the best time playing this game.

Another fast forward to 201 and a film adaptation of this excellent game was announced! Now, my excitement levels were pretty low, game to screen adaptions never work, off the top of my head, I cannot think of one good one (if you can please let me know in the comments!), and I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Angelina Jolie duo. I’ve never been the biggest Jolie fan and they never felt truly Tomb Raider to me.

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Then, the fateful casting announcement happened; they told the world that they had cast Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft and my excitement went from 0 – 100. What a perfect fit I thought in my mind, she suits the new Lara 100%, this will be amazing, I prematurely anticipated.

Then, guys, then I watched the film…

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