Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Musicals: The Greatest Showman

With the return of the movie musical, The Greatest Showman blasts onto the screen as one to remember.

What It's About:

The Greatest Showman journals the life of P.T. Barnum from where and how he got his start into his years as a collector of curiosities, and circus mogul. This musical re-imagines the courage, passion, and guts of Barnum's vision, his love for his family, and the incredible figures who were instrumental in his achievements. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

YA in Review: Tower of Dawn (Sarah J. Maas)

This post will essentially be Spoiler Free, however comments by other users may possibly contain information that spoils portions of the plot, so read at them your own risk. As this is part of a series, this review may spoil portions of the plot from previous books in the series.


What it's about:

Chaol Westfall, former Captain of the Guard, now Hand of the King, has been given two missions: one, to convince the khagan of Antica and his children to join their side in the war against Erawan, and two, to heal the damage to his spine at the Torre Cesme - home to the greatest healers in the world. Yet the khagan's recent tragedy - the loss of a beloved daughter - clouds his judgement, the healer assigned to help him holds a grudge against his former king, and Erawan's forces grow stronger every day. There is no time to delay, and yet Chaol must use all of his past training in the palace to remember that political games, as well as true healing, take time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Musicals: Into the Woods

This film, based on the Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name, was released in 2014 and is definitely a different sort of musical than you'd traditionally expect.


What It's About:

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), and more are living their fairytale lives...but life isn't all sunshine and roses, and things quickly start to go south. Cursed by a witch to be childless forever, a baker and his wife are given the chance to reverse the spell. But with very little time to accomplish this, they need the help of the fairytale heroes and heroines before disaster strikes them all.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Happy Blogiversary!

Clockwork Bibliotheca is officially 2 years old!

It's been quite the ride, but here we are! I'm so happy and proud that I've hit this milestone, and I look forward to the next one. Although the next couple of months might be a bit slow for me because of school and work, I have some really fun content planned for later on in the year.

I'd especially like to know if there is any content you guys specifically like. Let me know if any of these are types of posts you'd like to see more of (or anything else you can think of):

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

T5W: Nostalgic Ships

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! This is a fun feature that I've wanted to take part in for quite a while now, but I never seem to have enough time. I still don't, but this week's prompt was so great that I had to do it. Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group that you can find here if you want to participate as well. They post all of their prompts for the month, so you can work ahead. Oh and while you're there, follow me on Goodreads!

February 6: Nostalgic Ships
-- Discuss the first fictional couples you ever got butterflies over, or couples you used to be really into when you were younger.
I'm personally going to discuss the first couples I got butterflies over...because I definitely still get butterflies over them now!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TMST: Blogging Misconceptions

Super quick post from me today! Thanks to Rainy Day Ramblings for this week's Tell Me Something Tuesday, which is all about misconceptions you had when starting book blogging. Here's my list:

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)

This post will essentially be Spoiler Free, however comments by other users may possibly contain information that spoils portions of the plot, so read at them your own risk. This book is the sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Although it is not necessary to read that first, I would definitely recommend that you do, as you will get quite a bit more out of Annie's story if you have followed both her and Eddie's journeys.

What it's about:

After being saved in a horrifying amusement park accident, Annie's life is never the same. She loses her left hand, and bears the scars of its reattachment everywhere she goes. When years later she eventually gets to heaven, she meets five people whose lives intersected hers, to help her comes to terms with the tragic events of her childhood. Annie's journey is one of great love, and great loss, and she must learn that embracing her death starts with embracing her life.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

January 2019 Update

A complete reverse from December - this has been a month for shows! I'm back in a new semester for school, so that means that I'm watching more shows than movies. An hour of television is a more reasonable study break than a 2.5 hour movie.

Started Watching:

Victoria - season 3
I really love this show. Honestly, I think everything about it has been done brilliantly. Jenna Coleman plays Victoria with strength, elegance and grace, but is not without her faults. Costumes are beautiful, and the cast are all lovely actors who have fantastic backstories to really get invested in.


Poldark - season 1, 2, 3
Nah, I'm not obsessed with period dramas at all! I knew I was going to like this, but I kept having roadblocks to starting it, and then just delayed it for a bit. Wow! I sure wouldn't have been delayed if only I'd known what I was in for! I'm really loving it. I've slowed down on season 3 a bit because of school, but I should be able to finish up season 3 and start season 4 within the next few weeks.