Category: Trang’s recommendations

  • The Bronze Drum (2022) by Phong Nguyen

    The Bronze Drum (2022) by Phong Nguyen

    This book is so important to me because as a Vietnamese girl who immigrated to Canada, I was missing the connection with my Vietnam history. And the book delivered everything I was hoping for: a bridge between me and my ancestors. It’s about the story of the Trung Sisters, how they become such a historical […]

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  • All the movies I watched at Film Festivals (TIFF & VIFF 2022)

    All the movies I watched at Film Festivals (TIFF & VIFF 2022)

    I had the chance to attend Toronto International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival. Between the 2, my preference is for the TIFF since all the actors and directors and team of the movie was present. It was much lovely and lively! 1. Butcher’s Crossing Buffalo hunters featuring Nicolas Cage, convincing a naive and […]

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Movie Review

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Movie Review

    I had the chance to assist to the World Premiere of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery at the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend. Joined on the stage was the whole cast, and saw Daniel Craig himself! It was a pretty amazing experience. The premiere was at the Princess of Wales Theatre and it’s […]

  • August Kitko and the Mechas of Space

    August Kitko and the Mechas of Space

    Jazz pianist Gus Kitko expected to spend his final moments on Earth playing piano at the greatest goodbye party of all time, and maybe kissing rockstar Ardent Violet, before the last of humanity is wiped out forever by the Vanguards–ultra-powerful robots from the dark heart of space, hell-bent on destroying humanity for reasons none can divine.  […]

  • Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia : YA Book Review

    Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia : YA Book Review

    Goodreads summary: Cat lives in her high school. She never leaves, and for a long time her school has provided her with everything she needs. But now things are changing… Cat doesn’t remember why she is trapped in her school or why half of them—Cat included—are slowly transforming. Escaping has always been the one impossibility […]

  • The Fall of Babel : Books of Babel #4 Review

    The Fall of Babel : Books of Babel #4 Review

    I have postponed this review for so long for one reason: I cannot deal with the fact that this series is ending. Suffering from the syndrome of denial haha. For those of you who are here from the beginning, I have a big love for Senlin Ascends and I still believe no books have quite […]

  • Inspection by Josh Malerman : Book Review

    Inspection by Josh Malerman : Book Review

    “A man spends all his time building something… and that object becomes his everything. His reward, yes, but his panic, his horror, too” This was my first book from the author and only after I finish reading the novel that I realized it’s the same author as Bird Box, the phenomenal movie adapation on Netflix. […]

  • Top 5 Books I read in 2021

    Top 5 Books I read in 2021

    After finishing the year with reading 86 books, 20 graphic novels and 65 comic issues, I have decided to list all my favourite books of the year (in no particular order) for those looking for new reading recommendations ! The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires If you are looking for a fun read, […]

  • Spiderman: No Way Home Movie Review

    Spiderman: No Way Home Movie Review

    I don’t even know how to review this movie without spoiling anything. But one thing I can say is this: this movie has moved to one of my top Marvel movies of ALL time. Maybe I should thank Mysterio for making this plot happen huh? I think this movie is the bridge that we all […]

  • TOP MOVIES OF FALL 2021

    TOP MOVIES OF FALL 2021

    I’ve had the chance to assist to a few opening cinema screenings these past few months and I want to share with you all the best movies coming out so far of 2021 🙂 ! 5. Copshop On the run from a lethal assassin, a wily con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside […]