YTube Vid of the Week: Why You Should Read The Alchemist by Bmore’s Hip-Hop Artist Gillateen

Now, as an advocate of my personal reading movement with my little bookshelf in the comfort of my home, I would recommend some good self-help books to a few of you. But I’ve been slacking on my reading, and have taken a stab at listening to other people’s suggestions about books that they feel are awesome reads.

This week’s YTube Vid of the Week is a dedication to all those people who seek purpose in their life. It’s for all the folks who inspire to achieve something but need that little pick me up of encouragement to do what has to be done for reaching where they want to be. Looking at Gillateen’s growing success tells me the book works magic, so I’m going to get me a copy of the book, too.

How did Gillateen do with his book review? Did he convince you to read The Alchemist? Leave your comments below.

Did you see the hilarious Helloflo Moon Party commercial? Read YTube Vid of the Week: Helloflo Moon Party on Doc’s Castle Media.

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Raven’s Cravings The Movie

Who likes to watch movies? I know that I do. But I’m so use to seeing films in the theater, sometimes it blinds me of the mini films that are produced by people in our own little town of Baltimore City. Baltimore has so many talented people. I try to support those who are trying their best to succeed.

Have all heard of a book named “Raven’s Cravings- A Baltimore Tale?”

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Here’s a little book synopsis for you:

“Meet Raven, a young light-skinned honey dip from Baltimore City. Her mother Ellen becomes a junkie by messing with the wrong man and her bad habits caused them to lose their house and their family, and for Raven, her mind.
Raven assumed life hated her and the only person she had was her best friend, Jodi, that was until she met Killa. Who couldn’t have came at a more perfect time in her life.
They shared what people may call a “fairy tale” relationship.
Raven is now living the life she thinks she deserves.
But all that glitter’s ain’t gold, tragedy hits home hard, and with no one to turn to Raven develops a craving that she can’t seem to kick. Will Raven be able to kick her craving? Or will her cravings stop her from kicking? LITERALLY!”

Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Well, that’s not all I have to tell my readers. This book’s movie will be released this August and the author of Raven’s Cravings, Angel Williams, sent me the movie trailer to share with the readers of Doc’s Castle Media. Take a look:

Here’s a bit about the author Angel Williams. Angel Williams is a twenty-six years old woman born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Angel attended Dauphin County Technical School and while in school, She always loved writing. She often wrote poetry and short stories while growing up and always had a passion to become a successful author. After she graduated in 2004, she made the decision to move to Baltimore, Maryland, where she currently resides with her fiancé, Eric, who always gives her the motivation that she needs to complete her goals. She’s now one of Baltimore’s Best Selling Authors of the following books, Envy The Root Of All Evil 1 & 2 &3. Raven’s Cravings- A Baltimore Tale, Pretty Money, Momma I Ain’t No SAINT, and Gold Diggin Honeys.

In 2011 Angel decided to branch off on her own and start her own publishing company. She and Fiance Eric Gwynn are now the proud founders and CEOs of Star City Publications “Where dreams come true.” She started this publishing company in hopes to help other aspiring authors get published, and she’s done very well doing so. As of today her publishing company has over ten great novels published. Her company is greatly standing tall and is very successful.

I’d like to thank Angel Williams for submitting the trailer to Doc’s Castle Media to share and I wish her all the luck with her future endeavors with her publishing company. Thanks, Angel.

If you’d like to invest in getting your own copy of Raven’s Cravings, it’s available online at Barns & Noble. Make sure you pick up a copy before the films released this August 22nd.

Do you like reading short stories? Make sure you read chapter one of Survival of the Unworthy on Doc’s Castle Media.

Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols Book Review

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols  is about a girl name Leah Jones. Leah lives in a trailer park next to an airport found in Beach Town, South Carolina. She never had anybody to depend on in her life. Her mother was mostly absent in her life, and she never met her real father. In order to not get evicted from her trailer, Leah had to get a job at the airport just to support her mother and herself. The only thing that gives Leah peace is flying airplanes. When she was only 14, she begin to learn how to fly with her flight instructor, Mr. Hall. Three to four years later, Leah has her flying license and is able to work for Mr. Hall’s banner business. When Mr. Hall dies suddenly, Leah is out of a job and her chances of flying is over. Then, two of Mr. Hall sons Alec, the sweet golden boy, and Grayson, the daredevil, take over Mr. Hall business. The Boys asks Leah if she will work for the business and Leah definitively wants to fly. But she doesn’t trust her long time crush Grayson because of his daredevil actions. When Grayson blackmails Leah with one of her secrets, Leah has no choice but to fly. Now Leah’s Life is revolved around the two brothers and anything she does wrong can make her life worse.

Out of an A-F grade average, I gave this book a:

Such a Rush was ok. A book that I could finish but the book didn’t make me rush to finish it. It had a lot twists and drama.  Some people may read this book because some can relate to Leah’s life. Leah is a girl who wants to get out of the hood, she never had a stable family, and she depends on her job to move out.  Jennifer Echols is a good writer but I don’t particularly like her style of writing. One of her books that I read, Forget You was something like Such a Rush. I was also able to finish that book but I didn’t enjoy it that much. Such a Rush is a bit better and I thought it was average.

I recommend this book to people who like Jennifer Echols or people who enjoy sad conflicts with sexual bliss.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is about how Lincoln’s life changes when he finds out that his mother was killed by a vampire hunter. After the horrible death of his mother, Lincoln begins an obsession with killing vampires. He begins to write a journal of his elaborate strategies of how he will hunt and kill all vampires. The reader begins to understands that Lincoln’s life changes because of his interactions with vampires and how vampires are involved in his childhood, his family, and his career.

Out of  A-F grade average, I gave the book a:

Although the book is fairly original and makes us believe one of the most important figures in history is a vampire hunter, a few moments in the book lacks entertainment.  What I was hoping for was complex details of the fighting scenes and vampire killing strategies, but they weren’t descriptive enough for me to fully understand how Lincoln was a hunter. The book simply brought me in because Lincoln  hunts vampires. The beginning of the book went slow enough that I was ready to get to the climax of the story. Despite the beginning of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter being a little slow, it was amazing how Smith was able to connect the history of the civil war towards vampires.

In the book, the reader discovers that Abraham Lincoln isn’t the only one who plays a historical figure in the fiction book. Other characters who appeared were historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Mary Todd Lincoln, Stephen D. Douglas, and Edgar Allen Poe.

Overall, I recommend this fascinating read to all young readers everywhere. It’s an easy read for teenagers and an even easier read for adults. It tests your knowledge on how much you really know about Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

What’s New for Doc’s Castle Media

We’re entering a summer full of nothing but creative and juicy ideas, just as it should be. Doc’s Castle Media has some good ideas to keep you interested while you’re enjoying your summer break or just lounging around the house looking for things to occupy your time. We have three new columns and one creative story coming your way starting this month. Check out what’s coming up!

New for Doc's Castle Media

Doc’s Castle Media’s Book Review – See what we think of some of the books we’ve read this summer.

Doc’s Castle Media Movie Review – Learn the ratings that Doc’s Castle Media gives this summer’s movies list.

Vonni’s Advice – Starting June 24th, a teenage advice column will be hosted by Jovanni Boyd (to read more about this writer click here). This advice column is to help you get through your day. While we give you advice from a fellow young adults point of view, you’ll learn all that you need to know about relationships, school, and plenty more topics that we all go through growing up as a teen.

Hide and I’ll Seek – This summers horror story by K. A. Walker meant to scare your pants off! Read about how Aston must save his classmates lives in a game of Hide and Seek just in time enough to finish his history assignment. Read the introduction, here.