Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Currently Reading and Watching...

1. Currently reading:

I *finally* got my copy in the mail today. So excited for this book. I loved Sales previous two books - she is one of my fave contemp YA authors and I have a feeling this will be worth the wait. 

2. Last book I finished

I read Kristan Higgins latest on my kindle (thanks netgalley!) -- it was relaxing and trademark Higgins (though not my fave -- that still stays with The Best Man)

Sarah Ayoub's Aussie YA debut is the last physical book I finished. It was compulsively readable and Ayoub has a fantastic voice for teens. Review to come :)

3. Next book I want to read

I have a review copy of All The Truth That is in me and I have heard the best of things although I am still not sure what to expect - the blurb is intriguing and unusual.

My husband recently finished Ultraviolet and really liked it (he also kept commenting that the main character reminded him of me, haha, so now I am doubly intrigued) -- I feel bad it has been sitting on my shelf ignored by me for so long. Planning to get to it these holidays. 

4. Last book I bought

Picked this one up on release day. My kids have been counting down for this one. Andy Griffiths is a genius - love his stuff <3 

5. Last book I was given

One of my good friends surprised me with a signed copy of On The Jellicoe Road. *So* excited to have it, it looks gorgeous on my shelf nestled against my other Melina Marchettas. It is one of my all-time most ever favourite books and I know I'll treasure this copy forever :) I need to plan a reread soon <3

6. Currently watching

The third (and final) season. I have been saving this up for over a year now (such will power!) and finally have rewarded myself (I am in desperate need of some mid-semester relaxation). Trying to ration out the episodes, but I'll see how that goes, haha. I am not showing much restraint so far. I am going to miss this series. 

7. Just finished watching

I saved this one up for ages as well and my husband and I got through it in 4 very awesome days. I definitely loved the series more as it went on and it was just hitting it's stride when the season finished... :(

Sorry it's been so quiet around here. It's probably going to stay sleepy for a while longer. I miss you guys and have been stalking your blogs in my bloglovin' app.

I would LOVE to know:
What's the best book you've read lately?
What's a fave TV show that I should watch when my post Veronica Mars blues set in (can be an oder show, I am not very well-watched)?


  1. I really want to watch Veronica Mars and Firefly! I hope to read All the Truth That's In Me and Hate is Such a Strong Word soon!

  2. Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls are two really quirky older shoes that I love... also cancelled too soon unfortunately. Maybe they'll hold you out until the Veronica Mars movie.

  3. Ah Firefly I LOVE that series so much! I can't think what to recommend all I am watching at the moment is The GReat British Bake Off. Have you seen Battlestar Galactica? I resisted for ages as sci-fi isn't my thing, my husband was actually 3 episodes in before I accidentally saw some, then I had to watch them all. It's so good!

    I just read Untold the second book in Sarah Rees Brennan's The Lynberg Legacy, which I loved. I have Fangirl and The Dream Thieves waiting for :D

    I am seriosuly envious of the signed On the Jellicoe Road, what a lovely friend you have!

    Hope things calm down for you!

  4. Dang. You are having some seriously good TV time. Love both of those shows immeasurably.

  5. LOGAN!!!!!!!

    Ahem, anyway. I started watching Battlestar Galactica this summer and the series gets better and better. I'm on Season 3 now and every episode feels like a season finale there is so much packed in.

    Me too on This Song Will Save Your Life! That and Zigzag Effect. I"ve read so many positive reviews for Best Man that I may need to try Higgins again. I've honestly only liked one book of hers.


    Okay, I think I've used my daily allotment of !!!!!!.


  6. I really want to read This song will save your life. It looks great.

    And I hope you love veronica mars. I freakin' love that show! And I have seen a few episodes of firefly. I need to catch up on it on netflix.

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  7. Yay so glad that you enjoyed Hate is such a strong word, it really does sound like a great read! The reviews for All the truth that's in me have been amazing so far, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. I have been watching Game of Thrones and New Girl, I've been meaning to watch Veronica Mars in the longest time!

  8. Try watching Kyle XY! My husband and I enjoyed it.

  9. Your fave Higgins is The Best Man? I have that on my TBR pile, I should bump it up. That's so cute that your husband read Ultraviolet, I really enjoyed reading that one but haven't had the chance to read the sequel.

    SIGNED MELINA MARCHETTA! Your friend is so thoughtful. :D

    The last book that I've read and loved was Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer. It was such a lovely book. I hope I get to review it soon.

  10. I am totally in awe of your patients! Hubby and I did a VMars rematch and finished the whole thing in a few weeks haha. I would recommend Orphan Black...will blow your mind.

    I'm so keen for the new Sales, it sounds amazing.

    Best book I read recently...I'm still reading Just Between Us and it's brilliant. I think you'd really love it.

  11. Veronica Mars! I just finished watching all three series' and absolutely loved it, though I did find the final season to be a pretty big let down, unfortunately. I can't wait for the movie, though- going back to Veronica and Logan and all of my favourite characters is going to be incredible, and I can't wait to see what Leo is up to, because I'm almost certain he's coming back.

    I've got Firefly in my tbw pile- once I've finished StarWars I'm going straight to it! Can't wait to see what I think!

  12. A few of my favourite shows of the moment are Falling Skies, Sleepy Hollow, Revolution, and thank god Elementary is starting back up.
    The best book I've read so far.. hmm.. always a tough one since I read a bit. I suppose Paper Towns by John Green or Every Breath by Ellie Marney!
    Hope you find another show that's just as good as Veronica Mars to watch :)

  13. You got a signed copy of Jellicoe Road??? OMG, I hate you!!! Soooooo jealous!!!!!!

    Your new pile of books sounds amazing. I think you've already read all of my recent reads, and I don't watch TV either, so I have no recs for you. :(

  14. I'm just about to start watching Veronica Mars! I've been going back over one of my favourite TV shows Quantum Leap and have also discovered The IT Crowd :)

  15. Man I love love love VM. I can't wait for the movie.


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