Somehow I knew before going in to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald I would need more than one post to discuss my feelings about it. Chances are I will have more to say as the weeks progress, and especially more to say once the DVD is released and I can watch it over and over again. In any case, here’s the second post! Before you keep reading, however, I do need to mention there will be many spoilers as I am talking about not only my feelings about certain parts of the movie, but also some theories of what might be coming for some characters. I just want to make sure you know this in the event you have not seen The Crimes Of Grindelwald yet. I have to protect the secrets as much as possible, right?
I heard about Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis because of social media. It was, from what I gathered, an inspirational self-help book and was supposed to be quite good. So, of course, I decided I needed to read it. With the praise I heard about this book, and the long waitlist I was on at the library, my expectations were high. So, what is the verdict?
Writing about the Fantastic Beasts movies is, I find, quite a bit different than trying to write about the Harry Potter films. I know I wasn’t running my blog back when the Harry Potter films were being released, but I know writing and talking about them, even just to people I know, is….easier, so to speak. I’ll try to dive into what I mean by this as I talk about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
I’ve been weirdly interested in history for a little while lately, which is what lead me to wanting to read Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz. Thankfully, I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy from the publisher in an exchange for a review, and at long last am writing my review on this book.
Now, I guess I should say my interest in history as of late isn’t weird at all, given I’ve been conducting research that’s become close to my heart and research I hope will come to fruition in the future in a specific way. But enough of that.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a book about four siblings—Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon—who travel to see this woman who can tell them when they are going to die. This woman gives each sibling the exact date of their death, and the events of The Immortalists follows each sibling as they deal with life following the day they received this knowledge. What are they going to do with the time they have? Do they even believe the woman’s words? Do their fates end up differing from what the woman said, or do her words prove true? The Immortalists examines these questions and looks to examine what power knowledge can have on life, particularly as it pertains to death.