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*Spoilers Ahead!* Reviewing Stephen King’s “I.T.”

Pennywise is the reason why some clowns terrify me. When I was in Grade 12, my classmate was watching a montage of creepy clowns with “Mad World” by Gary Jules accompanying the video. Since my eyes tend to wander all over the place, I caught a glimpse of it.

Let me tell you, watching Pennywise unhinge his fangs while you listen to a Tears for Fears cover is unsettling.

Therefore, I didn’t get into “IT” until this year. Part of the reason why was that the remake was out and it received an overall positive reception. I felt like I’d be OK with watching the movie if I read the book first, so I borrowed “IT” from the library and went on my way.

While the book is worth checking out, you don’t finish it feeling one way or the other. You read the last page with mixed feelings that stay with you throughout the book.

Oh also, spoilers ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Review: “Harley Quinn- Hot in the City”

Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the CityHarley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City by Amanda Conner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A must-read for any fan of Harley Quinn, and for those who want to know more about the character. This is the first collection of “The New 52” comic series, so each “chapter” is fast paced and sometimes it felt like they weren’t connected to each other. However, the anthology is a fun and humourous read. There are also covers at the end of the book that are great additional features.

Other than the cover designs at the end and one scene, there isn’t a lot of emphasis on Harley and the Joker’s relationship. There are a few hints to the relationship she has with Poison Ivy, which is great to see if you prefer those two together anyway.

The best part, in my opinion, was the beginning. She was drawn in a variety of styles and broke the fourth wall. I love Harley because she’s a versatile character with an always changing appearance, and the first comic in this anthology showed exactly that.

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Book Review: “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson

Before I begin this review, I’d like to say that this is part of my plan to do more book reviews. My friend behind Canada’s Bookworm plans to read 100 Books by the end of 2017.

I can’t say whether or not I’ll do the same, but I want to post more about the books I’m reading. I figure it only makes sense to post about what I’m reading, as a writer, and the posts will probably explain a lot about why my creative writing projects are the way they are.

For my first book of these reviews, I’m talking about Jenny Lawson’s “Furiously Happy”, a book that came into my life at the right time.

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Hey, Look What I Found: Farro-“Colour”

 

I have been fortunate seeing Paramore when Josh and Zach Farro were still in the band.  When I found out that they left, I was concerned over the band’s future. While Paramore has had quite the success with their self-titled release, earning their first Billboard number one album, it was a wonder what happened to the Farro brothers.

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