Welcome to a new Week in Review. Each week, we’ll let you know what we’ve been reading and checking out, whether it’s books, movies, shows, or anything else 🙂
Hameedah: Hi!, ahhh i missed you guys. I’m at my mother’s and the internet here really sucks, sorry I missed the last week in review. Really haven’t been able to read much except three books, two of which disappointed me: Rules of Seduction by Jenna Mullins and One Night by A.J. Pine. I just finished started and finished Since Drew by J. Nathan today and I freaking loved it!. I’m going to start The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey or The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver next.
Kassiah: I read One Night and LOVED LOVED LOVED it! You are a reading machine and we miss you too, Hameedah!
Not much going on with me but I am so excited for the Game of Thrones premiere on Sunday! The teasers are coming out and I just can’t contain myself!!
Betsy: Well I am in full-on, let’s-get-packing mode for New York City tomorrow. Headed up for Outlander Tartan Week activities. Hopefully posting/tweeting pics etc. I’ve just about driven myself crazy with OMG how am I going to navigate Manhattan. Yikes. I live in the sticks. This is the BIG city. I’m guessing I will figure it out. Somehow. LOL. Parade is on Saturday afternoon. Line up in Bryant Park then kilted up marching down 6th Avenue. For anyone interested, the parade will be livestreamed via Periscope by the American Scottish Foundation @ASFevents on twitter for information. For you Outlander fans who may not know, Graham McTavish (who plays Dougal MacKenzie on the show) is the Grand Marshall this year.
Speaking of Outlander, what did everyone think of 109? I thought it was one of the best episodes yet, except for one very large off note, which I refuse to discuss because it wobbles my wame. Don’t mess with the Precious and they did. Grrrr. Anyways. Moving on, trying to move on, yes, MOVING THE EFF ON. Here’s hoping that 110 expunges that scene from my memory banks and if there was a way I could delete it from the DVR’d episode I would so do it. Can you tell I’m irked? I am SO EFFING IRKED. Pfft as DG would say.
Okay, now really moving on. Finished up the Wilderness Series by Sara Donati. For you historical fiction/romance lovers, this was a really good one. It is pretty well-written, grounded in Post-Revolutionary War and War of 1812 America and I really enjoyed it. So much so, that I had to restrain myself from re-reading at least the first book. Am currently reading a very slow, kind of plodding historical fiction book set in the early 18th Century Scottish Highlands. It could be so much better than it is. Come Winter by Clare Gutierrez needed some strong editing and a less pedantic style. Almost makes me wonder if English is a second language or something. Don’t know. Still reading though.
Kassiah: Have fun, Betsy! We can’t wait to hear all about your Tartan adventures!