April 2015: in which I binged a loooot of TV
Leaving Amarillo by Caisey Quinn
Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London
Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase
Faking It by Cora Carmack (reread)
William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 11
Total pages read: 3,834
Average rating: 3.32
2 2015 debut authors read
4/11 (36%) standalones, 7/11 (64%) series
3/11 (27%) paper, 8/11 (73%) pixels
Total books read: 44
Total pages read: 15,501
Average rating: 3.39
7 2015 debut authors read
27% standalones, 73% series
34% paper, 55% pixels, 11% audio
- Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers ★★★★★
- Teaching Roman by Gennifer Albin ★
- William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace by Ian Doescher ★★★★
- Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein ★★
- Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler ★★★★
- Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger ★★★★
- All the Rage by Courtney Summers ★★★½
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir ★★
- Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley ★★★
- Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge ★★★½
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- Most Wanted: April 2015
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- Tag: Burn, Rewrite, or Reread?
- Most Wanted: May 2015
On the Big ScreenI watched a LOT of things this month, because after stress of applications and interviews, it’s the easiest way to unwind. So I’ll try to keep this short.
Oblivion: Pretty meh. Decent concept, meh execution.
Colombiana: Legit terrible.
Big Hero 6: THE BEST THING. BAH LALALALALA.
Star Wars: Full series rewatch, and it feels so good!
TV Series Binges:
Legend of the Seeker: In some ways, this series is completely ridiculous and hilaribad, but it’s pretty and classic fantasy and I kind of love it.
The Casual Vacancy: Rewatched after rereading the book. The book is so much better. I really feel like the changes made the story much less impactful.
Silicon Valley: A bit crass, but I like geeky characters. It’s amusing enough.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: It started off a bit iffy, and there are so many parallels to The Newsroom it’s ridic. But MY SHIP IS AWESOME.
Sports Night: Decent. My least favorite Aaron Sorkin thing so far though.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Not done catching up, but I’m midway through season 2, and I like it. Andy Samberg is fun, and these characters make me LOL. I just needed light hearted sitcoms.
The Royals: THIS SERIES IS CRACK. I’m completely addicted. All of the feels for Eleanor – seriously, she brought me to tears recently. And I kind of ship her and Jasper? It’s so wrong but feels SO RIGHT.