3 RECENT UNSOLVED MURDERS – True Crime Series

I’ve been MIA for a while on this blog, but now I’m back and with a new type of post to try out. Unsolved mysteries, murders and other true crime related stories have always been a huge interest of mine, so I decided why not start a series on my blog discussing and researching a few of the cases I find most interesting. Let me know in the comments if this series is something you’d be interested in seeing more of from me!

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THE GIRLS BY EMMA CLINE – BOOK REVIEW

The Girls. Emma Cline’s debut novel that has drawn a lot of attention since it was first published back in June of this year. The cover had caught my eye, a photograph I immediately associated with Lana Del Rey and soon found out that the photograph was indeed taken by Neil Krug, who often photographs her.

And that Lana Del Rey esque feeling continues inside the book as well. Hypnotic and dreamy with a sour tinge. A hauntingly accurate portrayal of how it feels to be a girl growing up and the intense power of female friendships.

The Girls is set in the late 1960’s when the narrator Evie is fourteen years old, and flicks forward to her as an adult. Set in Northern California, we follow the normal-enough teenage Evie, her less than perfect home life, her crush on her friends older brother, going to school. Her internal narrative is realistic and mature while reading I related to some of the thoughts and feelings that Evie described, thinking back to myself as a fourteen year old girl.

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HAPPY VALLEY – TV SHOW REVIEW

I rarely review TV shows on my blog because well…I don’t really watch a lot of them, and the shows I do watch are already years old. However, recently I have been watching more shows and have discovered a few gems along the way, like ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder‘ staring the amazing Viola Davis who I just adore, or Netflix’s original show ‘Scream’ based on the iconic Wes Craven movies.

But there’s one show that’s really stood out from the rest, stuck with me for weeks, even months, and overall inspired me when it comes to my own aspirations for writing scripts. And that show is…

Happy Valley. 

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