Fierce Fangirl Friday: The 13th Doctor

Fierce Fangirl Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Jackie@ Too Much of a Book Nerd. Here we have an opportunity to fangirl about anything! “Whether it be a book, TV show, music, celebrities, your pet, the universe, finding your soulmate or just a recent meal that you’ve had “(Read more here).

In the past few months, I have become a massive Doctor Who fan ( New Who).

I remember watching the first episode and getting a bit creeped out.  I thought Doctor Who was a sophisticated science fiction show ( ha ha ha!). Seriously it was such a weird episode. If you plan on watching Doctor Who, please don’t judge the series on the first episode (it gets so much better).

So it wasn’t love at first sight. It took a few episodes to fall in love with it- the Doctor, Rose and the blue box so much bigger on the inside.

Now, I haven’t watched all the episodes. Only till season 7 ep.6 or something(“The Bells of Saint John”). I stopped watching because I could no longer access the channel which aired it. *sobs* It’s hard, I somehow manage. But I missed the 50th! * sobs*
My sister and I have become addicted to Doctor Who. She used to be a bit angry with me as I introduced her to the show. And you know how it is….its agony!

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Seriously it’s so heartbreaking! I remember when I had to say goodbye to Rose ( twice!) and 10 (twice if I had watched the 50th). I cried so so much. I didn’t watch Angels take Manhattan because if I didn’t watch it, it didn’t happen. Right? It’s not a science fiction show okay? It’s a show of sadness and feels.

Last Sunday something exciting was announced, that the 13th Doctor is to be played by Jodie Whittaker!

This is the first time a woman is going to play the Doctor since the show started in 1963. It’s so exciting! I am so happy!

Like is there going to be any major changes to the storyline? What is the Doctor’s catchphrase going to be? 9 had ‘fantastic’, 10 had ‘Allonsy’ and 11 had ‘geronimo'(I haven’t seen 12 yet). Is she going to have monthly subscriptions to Satan’s waterfalls? How is she going to react to being a different gender?  So many questions!

And I have to wait till December to find out. That’s like 5 months away! And it’s only the christmas special! Who knows when season 11 will air?

I just…Arghhh! The only thing I do know is that I’m going to love her…

Do you watch Doctor Who? What are your thoughts on 13?

Ps. In other news, my best (best) friend got admission in my college( I know its late, but there was a lot of confusion). We are going to the same college! I am so happy!

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Review: Spiderman Homecoming

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Disclaimer : I only became a fan of Marvel (MCU actually) a year ago (hardly a year). I haven’t read the comics (I don’t know where to start). So this review is by an amateur. Please take this with a grain of salt.

” Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?”

Homecoming was entertaining. Not a groundbreaking movie but still fun and enjoyable. I was fully engrossed throughout the film.

Let me start by saying how perfect Tom Holland is for the role.

And… I know there were a lot of discussion about Tony Stark’s role in the film. But I assure you it’s a very minimal role. It is still a Spiderman movie.

Now, I don’t know if Homecoming is the greatest Spiderman movie. The one I’ve seen before is The Amazing Spiderman duolgy (the one with Andrew Garfield). Homecoming is so SO much better.

I also liked Homecoming better than The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 ( which left me a bit disappointed ). Homecoming had a better plot and villain. It was funnier too (at least to me).

 ” I want you to understand… I’ll do anything to protect my family. I know you know what I’m talking about.” 

Speaking of villains, I loved Vulture. The line between right and wrong blurred a bit, which I loved. There were proper motives to why Vulture does what he does.

I loved how different sides of Peter were shown – an eager to please avenger hopeful, a hero who wants to save the world and an awkward high schooler. This was the part I loved most. Homecoming showed how even after fighting superheroes and villians alike , Peter was still a teen (who is just trying his best). I liked how the high school theme wasn’t just background noise. All the supporting characters were actually  central to the story.

” So, to become an Avenger, are there like trials, or an interview?” 

Also Peter Parker was just too adorable.

Final Thoughts

I wished Aaron Davis ( Donald Glover)  and Michelle (Zendaya) had more screen time.

Unfortunately no MCU film has yet topped Winter Soldier. The action scenes were not amazing like in the Captain America trilogy.

I was also hoping for something, a tidbit that would connect Homecoming to the MCU or maybe to Infinity War.

Anyway, Spiderman Homecoming was a great film. Do check it out. It won’t disappoint.

Have you seen Spiderman Homecoming yet? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Hello Again… 

So…

Um…

It’s been so long since I wrote a post!

I don’t know if you remember, I used to blog here until about a year ago.

I was on a hiatus as I had to concentrate on my studies( my dad’s words not mine). I haven’t blogged or read any books in a year.

Okay, I did read a few books. But who can survive on a few books? A few books? *snorts* It was really awful guys. I could feel reality seeping back in, whispering about college and career and what not. It was awful. I do not recommend it.

Anyway my exams are over and I am back to reading and blogging again. I will tell you what I’ve been up to all year later in this post( I don’t want to bore you all).

So here’s what happening on my blog:

  • I redesigned everything. I mean EVERYTHING! It was a lot of very frustrating work. Basically what I am trying to tell is CHECK THE NEW DESIGN! Do you like it? Do you? I mean you must be thinking wow! What a great design. She is so talented! (I’m joking!) Unfortunately I am not good at telepathy, I don’t know what you’re thinking. So you have to leave your thoughts in the comments below (major inconvenience, I know).
  • I have an About Me and a Review Policy page. (no, I didn’t have them before. I really don’t know why. Maybe I was too lazy back then).
  • I want to post more reviews and discussions, rather than just memes.
  • While on the topic, please do not read my old reviews. Please don’t. They are so bad and… *cringe*(I did write them almost 2 years ago).
  • I will try to post at least twice a week.
  • I did think of changing my username from The Girl In Boots to my real name. But I don’t know, the name has really grown on me I guess. And I like the anonymity if it. Also it is mysterious? (is it?). So Boots is here to stay!
  • I want to leave more comments on the blogs I follow. I do read and like every post on every blog I follow( I try to). But I don’t know how to comment. I may write a long one but I usually don’t send it. Because I don’t want to come across as annoying. Also I’m awkward okay?  But… from now on I will post every comment I type!

Well that’s it for new changes. I know it is a short list but too much of a change is a bad thing.

Now for those of you who want to know what has happened in the last year, read on. I hope I don’t bore you.

You know what? Nobody cares. It’s been a year, I don’t even know if anybody is going to read this.

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See? Nobody cares. It’s just me and the crippling silence of the Internet.

*cricket noise*

Ah, of course. How could I forget the crickets.

Anyway, the major thing is I got into college! I am an Economics major now(because I love economics).  And I turned 18.

Now for those of you who are not from India, there is this exam you take in 12th standard and it is very important for college. Actually it is the only thing that matters for college applications in the commerce stream.

I got decent marks, which is nice. I got into a good college, which is also nice.

I did mean to continue blogging as soon as my exams were over. But I was anxious about my marks and college admissions.

So college… It’s nice. My school was right at our doorstep (literally. I cannot tell you how literal I am really). Now I have to commute an hour daily which is a small change. Also none of my old friends are there, the teachers and the campus are different. I still live at home, so there’s that. But it’s nice you know? A good change. Also, our college’s library is three floors. *heart eyes*.

On top of that, we moved. It was a sudden decision. I mean yeah it was within the same building, but it was hectic! So now we are just settling in.

And… That’s it for now. I saw Spiderman homecoming yesterday. So I have a review coming up.

I am also on Twitter now. I am thinking of maybe starting an Instagram account( I’ll keep you posted on that).

So yeah that’s it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you find amazing books.

Bye! (for now).

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T5W- Books That Intimidate Me

Top ten tuesdaysTop Five Wednesday is a meme hosted by youtuber Lainey. Check out the Goodreads group here.

 

 

This week I have to choose books that intimidate me the most. Now, there are so many to choose from but these tops the cake!

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)The Book Thief

Outlander (Outlander, #1)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

1)Game Of Thrones by George R. R Martin

2) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

4) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

5) Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass

Which are the books you are intimidated to read? Have you read any of the above books?

Book Travelling Thursdays: My Fav Conclusion

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Book Travelling Thursdays are a weekly meme hosted by Catia and Danielle. Check out the Goodreads group over here.

 

 

This week I have to choose a book which has my favourite conclusion.

Now, I feel these topics aren’t really fair, I could choose Harry Potter for every single one!

Anyway, I have choosen my next favourite ending- Percy Jackson! The Last Olympian is one of the best series conclusions I’ve read so far.

The Original Cover

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Cover From My Country( India)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

I don’t think this is specifically published in India, but this is the version I’ve seen around the most.

My Favourite Cover

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

I really like the original cover but I love this version the best!

My Least Favourite Cover

De laatste Olympiër (Percy Jackson en de Olympiers, #5)

I hate the Dutch cover. I feel it is the silliest one.

Some Other Covers

Die letzte Göttin (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

German Cover

Lo scontro finale (Percy Jackson e gli Dei dell'Olimpo, #5)

Italian Cover

Dewi Olympia Terakhir (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

Indonesian Cover

Which are your favourite and most hated cover?

Slumps Are For Chumps #2

Cat at The Book Finch is hosting an amazing month long meme called Slumps Are For Chumps.

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Today’s Prompt : I am going to a deserted island for 6 months with NO TECHNOLOGY or MAIL and I can only take 5 books with me. This prompt is in honour of National Bookmobile Day.

Who thinks this is really unfair? This girl! Honestly I am just glad I am going away only for 6 months, not for the rest of my life!

After careful scientific analysis and consideration(not really, I don’t like science), I have chosen these 5 amazing books!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)                                                   Cracked (Soul Eaters, #1) Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

1) Any of the Harry Potter books: Harry Potter is my all time favourite series. Harry Potter was the first fantasy novel I read,it got me hooked to the fantasy  genre. It also bought a lot of magic into my life. When you are going to a deserted island, what you need most is magic.

I am not particular which one I will take. Probably Order of The Phoenix or The Deathly Hallows.

2) The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan: This is the last book in the Percy Jackson series and it is so epic! I feel this is the best book in the entire series. It has so much action and so many emotions. It also doesn’t hurt that this is one of my favourites. I am choosing this book because I will NEED Percy’s sass and camp-half blood to get through 6 months on a deserted island.

3) Winter by Marissa Meyer: If you have been following my posts, you should know by now how much I love The Lunar Chronicles. I am taking Winter with me because it is the longest( 829 pages!).

4) Any of the books in The Soul Eater series by Eliza Crewe: Seriously guys, this series is so amazing! There are soul eaters, demons and crusaders! What more do you need on a deserted island?

5) Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: I read this one last week and it is officially my favourite contemporary romance read. Ah!  Cricket Bell *sighs*.

I would need atleast one contemporary read because otherwise I am going to forget how the real world works after 6 months on a deserted island!

So those were the 5 books I would take with me. Which ones will you take? or if you are participating in this meme, leave the link to your post in the comments!

If you are interested in participating in this meme, you can find the details here.