Origin ★★★★☆

Origin ★★★★☆
Dan Brown


Genre(s) | Thriller, Mystery, Adventure
Goodreads Rating | 3.96
Humpo Show Rating | 4.0
Published | 2017
Publisher | Bantam Press

Another fascinating adventure-mystery from the master of the thriller, Dan Brown. His most famous creation, Robert Langdon, a Harvard Professor of Symbology and Religious Iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend an announcement that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence and consign all religious existence and destiny stories as works of fiction. However, this announcement is thrown into chaos and with the secret pertaining to “where we come from” and “where we are going” teetering of being lost, Langdon vows to reveal the secret, and along with the beautiful museum director Ambra Vidal, they scurry across Bilbao and Barcelona decrypting clues that lead them to unveil the discovery and truth that will change the lives of billions of people.  Continue reading

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer ★★★☆☆

Wonder Woman: Warbringer ★★★☆☆
Leigh Bardugo


Genre(s) | Fantasy, Young Adult, Superhero
Goodreads Rating | 4.21
Humpo Show Rating | 3.25
Published | 2017
Publisher | Penguin Random House

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world. Diana and the mortal girl she saved, Alia, will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. Continue reading

Homeland Season 6 (2017) ★★★☆☆

Homeland Season 6 (2017) ★★★☆☆
Channel: Showtime
Starring: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Elizabeth Marvel, F. Murray Abraham, Mandy Patinkin
Humpo Show Rating | 6.8

Season 6 was undoubtedly been the weakest of the 6 seasons so far, a story-line that had some brilliant foresight through the various similarities that has mimicked the current state of affairs in the United States. Things such as the slogan “NOT MY PRESIDENT” that is espoused in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, the Fake News campaign that has become part and parcel of the current administration, with Presidents Trump and Keane both perceiving it to be a real threat to them. These expert foresights were probably the highpoints of the show, as it was very interesting to see how Homeland differed and how it was similar to the current state of things. Continue reading

Freshers ★★★★★

Freshers ★★★★★
Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison


Genre(s) | Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
Goodreads Rating | 4.22
Humpo Show Rating | 5.00
Published | 2017
Publisher | Chicken House Books

Freshers is a wonderful, funny and action-packed story concerning the first term at university for Phoebe and Luke. The antics that they get up to, the thoughts that swirl in their head, and the university experience is captured perfectly by Ellen and Ivison. The identity crisis that our two main protagonists go through portrays the manic, confusing and exciting time of a student’s life, and for many this time of change and expectation is one that defines their first year at university, for Phoebe and Luke, it is a VERY eventful first term and is full of hope, sadness and opportunity. Continue reading

On this day… The Hobbit’s 80th Anniversary

On this day… The Hobbit’s 80th Anniversary

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… on this day, eighty years ago, J. R. R. Tolkien had his story about a hobbit published, and his undeniable mark on literature was etched. The story of Bilbo Baggins was subsequently followed by a famous trilogy of his set in the same Middle-Earth world, The Lord of the Rings. Here is a post concerning the book, films, places to visit, and some interesting facts about Tolkien and his beloved novel.

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The Da Vinci Code ★★★★★

The Da Vinci Code ★★★★★
Dan Brown


Genre(s) | Thriller
Goodreads Rating | 3.79
Humpo Show Rating | 4.50
Published | 2003
Publisher | Penguin Random House

This is a re-read as I am awaiting the publication of Brown’s new novel Origin, in October.
My copy is the 2016 Abridged Edition- aimed at the Young Adult audience. (Not really needed to be honest)

Robert Langdon, a Professor of Symbology at Harvard, is in Paris on the same night the curator of the Louvre is murdered, next to the murdered body is a cipher and Langdon’s name. This startling message leads Langdon on a trail of clues relating to Da Vinci’s works. He is joined by French cryptologist, Sophie Nevue, and they learn that the curator was involved with the Priory of Sion, a secret society that hold an ancient secret that may be lost forever, if Langdon and Nevue fail to uncover the clues that the Lourve curator has concocted. A lightning-paced thriller that has readers racing through the pages as Brown blends fact, fiction and mystery to fascinating effect. Continue reading

Five Flaming Hotties Tag

FiveFlamingHottiesNew.pngFive Flaming Hotties

Thank you to Thoughts All Sorts and Realweegiemidget (a.ka. 2 Reel Quirky Cats) for creating this fun tag! This is the time to let our shallow thoughts come to the surface and choose some eye candy rather than our favourites. Just for the record, my favourite would be… Emma Watson! ❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎❤︎

Feel free to join in on the tag even if you haven’t been tagged, it is just a bit of fun! 

Here are the hotties that have made my list… Continue reading