Tags: reading is fun(damental)

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Catching up is all I seem to do these days

So much TV to catch up on!

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I'm watching a ton of other stuff. Still haven't given up on Revolution, but I'm close. Same with Up All Night. Nashville is turning out to be trashy fun, but I wish they'd lay off the women being at each other's throats. I just want awesome female characters interacting and loving each other, why is that so impossible for television to deliver! Oh, except The Bletchley Circle delivered it in spades! And was only four episodes long. *sigh* Last Resort has settled into a humdrum existence, which is a shame. (I mostly want Ben Covington and Taylor Townsend to meet and mack on each other. I'm not sure how this is ever going to happen, so my interest in the show is dwindling fast.) I'm actually enjoying The Mindy Project more and more, and I hope they find their footing. Once Upon a Time is no slouch when it comes to women, but the crappy CGI just takes me out of the moment Every. Damn. Time. I had hoped they would have wizened up by the time season 2 rolled around.

Thanks to my awesome job I have access to season 2 of The Hour. But I've been holding off on watching it because what if it's amazingly awesome and I'll have no one to talk to about it? It's a hard knock life, I tells ya!



This past week I also finally started watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube (along with half of Tumblr it seems) and Collapse )



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Books as far as the eye can see

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I'm pretty sure my next book will be Bitterblue (I finished Fire like five minutes before I started reading Ashes of Honor), but after that I'm sort of at a loss (at least until Dark Star comes out in October). Therefore, a book poll!


Which of these books/series I'm considering would you recommend?

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer - I keep hearing the name a lot, but I have no clue what this is about. Except I read the blurb on GoodReads, so I should know. Something about magic?
1(3.0%)
Bartimaeus Trilogy, by Jonathan Stroud (The Amulet of Samarkand) - I've started the first book, but I haven't made it past the first couple of chapters.
1(3.0%)
The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer (Cinder) - The idea of fairytales rewritten as sci-fi/fantasy appeals to me, but there's something about the cover that puts me off.
2(6.1%)
Divergent Series, by Veronica Roth - Is this just people jumping on the Hunger Games bandwagon? Or actually good in its own right?
5(15.2%)
The Giver Series, by Lois Lowry (The Giver) - I've read good things on GoodReads, but I don't feel that the site is always to be trusted and I haven't heard anyone talking about it elsewhere.
9(27.3%)
Lorien Legacies, by Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four) - I get the feeling this series might skew too young for me to really enjoy it? But I'm far from certain.
1(3.0%)
Harmony, by Project Itoh. - Bought it on a whim because the premise sounded interesting. It's been a couple of years now and I haven't even picked it up.
0(0.0%)
The Wind-Up Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi - Enjoyed Shipbreaker okay, but I haven't gotten far on the sequel. Should I really be starting a separate book by the same author?
0(0.0%)
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman - I've been meaning to read this for ages.
12(36.4%)
I have another recommendation for you! It may even be a book for grown-ups!
2(6.1%)



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Since Downton Abbey season 3 premieres tonight, I'm gonna cap/rewatch the Christmas Special now. Yay! New TV!
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In sickness and in...well, just sickness, really,

Got sick last week and while not the most fun thing in my life, I'm pretty happy it happened last week when there was still time to get all better by next week. Because next week I start my three week vacation! Woohoo!

It turns out that once the work week was over (and believe you me, it needed to be over about three days before it actually was over, but I didn't have the luxury of taking even one day off) all I wanted to do was bundle up on my couch and create weird crap in Photoshop. So that's what I did. And then I figured I should put it somewhere so I got myself a Tumblr. THIS IS WHAT SICKNESS HAS DONE TO ME, DON'T JUDGE. It's here:



Let me know who you are so I can follow some more people (I only added a few I recognized either through name or icon).

(Tumblr is weird, y'all! I hardly had any people I was following or that were following me, but people still "liked" my posts and stuff. How does that even happen? Tags?)



But enough about fever-induced delirious episodes that lead to Unwise Decisions, what I'm really here to talk about is BOOKS. I'm going to read so much on my vacation you don't even know! (Mainly because I'm going to the Canary Islands and I'll be offline/without TV for the duration.) So what to read? Collapse )