I hope all my readers had a really great Christmas or whatever seasonal holiday you celebrate and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year for 2016!
God knows I’ve been through some tough times this year. I’m not normally one to say ‘this year sucked, on to the next one!’ In fact, I very rarely admit to anything sucking because I’m aware of my own privelidge. But after the nightmare of my soul mate going suicidal earlier this year due to a change in his anti-depression medication, I’m quite glad to see the back of 2015. They say the first year of marriage is meant to be the hardest so thank heavens that’s over and done with!
I have some really big blogging news that I can’t share just yet! But there will be some BIG changes around here in the New Year. Stay tuned!
Monthly Wrap Up
It was a slow month so I only got to read one trilogy!
- [14 Dec] Hidden by Marianne Curley ★★★
- [21 Dec] Broken by Marianne Curley ★★★
- [28 Dec] Fearless by Marianne Curley ★★★
Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:
- [1 Dec] Page to Screen: A Monster Call Teaser Trailer
- [2 Dec] Waiting on The Violinist of Venice (134)
- [4 Dec] Book Blitz: Timesurfers by Rhonda Sermon
- [6 Dec] Buy Borrow Burn (13)
- [8 Dec] Top Ten New To Me Authors of 2015
- [10 Dec] The Good And Bad About ARCs, Galleys, and Finished Copies
- [12 Dec] Stacking the Shelves (127)
- [15 Dec] Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015
- [16 Dec] Waiting on Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- [18 Dec] Book Blitz: Demons by Ednah Walters
- [20 Dec] Buy Borrow Burn (14)
- [22 Dec] Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year
- [24 Dec] Page to Screen (to Stage) Cats The Musical
- [26 Dec] Stacking the Shelves (128)
- [30 Dec] Waiting on The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine
- [31 Dec] December Wrap Up
On The Box
We watched this because I was super excited to see a female superhero lead. We need more stories about women. I had no idea David Tennant was in it, and he was brilliant. The guy playing Luke Cage was hot as. And I loved the relationship between Jessica and her adopted sister Trish, played by the Australian beauty Rachael Walker. Female friendships are really important, and when we only get one token female like Black Widow in The Avengers or Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy we miss out on stories about women and their friendships, because it’s all revolving around the men in the films. While Jessica Jones was sometimes a little too dark for me, Krysten Ritter’s performance was amazing.
Don’t Trust The B! in Apartment 23
When we discovered this on Netflix, hubby and I jumped right into it. Krysten Ritter plays said bitch Chloe and this is the third role I’ve seen her in, the other being Pinkman’s girlfriend in Breaking Bad which, incidentally, is the reason I stopped watching Breaking Bad, and I am just in awe of her acting talent and also of her beauty. She’s playing three ridiculously different characters and I’m buying all three of them.
WWE: Tables Ladders & Chairs
I missed most of this because my husband, who doesn’t work Mondays, watched it without me and then suggested I only watch highlighted matches. Basically, big hot dudes are hot and Roman Reigns was cheated.
The Good Life
This is an old 70s British TV show my husband used to watch when he was a wee lad in the homeland. We binged the entire series over about a week, and I fell in love with its simplicity and humour. It’s about a middle-aged couple who decide to become self-sufficient in the middle of suburbia. It’s an idea I really admire, but due to my anxiety could never achieve myself. I felt really inspired watching it, and it got me interesting in gardening for the first time in my life.
I took my husband to see Spectre for his birthday. I’m not really into James Bond unless it’s Daniel Craig in a swimsuit so we really went more for my husband, and he didn’t particularly enjoy it either. He thought it was a step backwards for all the progress they’d made in Skyfall. I was sad there wasn’t more half-naked Bond.
I seriously underestimated this film. I admire Paul Rudd as an actor, but I think I dismissed it as a stupid plot. Boy, was I wrong! The special effects, humour, and yes even the plot were really good, and the acting was convincing. I’m looking forward to seeing Ant-Man meet up with other superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Worth all the hype? Probably. I don’t really consider myself a Star Wars fan and I was looking for spoilers for about a week because I wanted to know if a particular thing happened, but it really was a very good film. Bonus for diversity in science-fiction, and I feel that it was a natural expansion on the previous stories. I saw it with my husband and one of our close friends and when General Leia came onscreen (NOT a spoiler, you saw her in the trailer!) my friend sighed and said, “Isn’t she beautiful?” Yes, my friend, she is.
I saw CATS The Musical live! I wrote a really long post about it for people who were bored on Christmas Day.