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: well so far this week I’ve read two and a half books, didn’t really enjoy the first one. I’m going to start next months upcoming books soon. Haven’t watched Much TV last week or this week except for cooking shows lol, though I will get caught up with Revenge, Scandal, Bobs Burgers, Veep, Brooklyn 99, Orphan Black, Outlander and wait for Game of Thrones to catch up to episode 5. I am so done with Revenge (I know I say this a lot) and Scandal (I’m waiting till this weeks episode to really confirm if I should stop watching). Did anyone see the last Greys Anatomy!? I am still hurt
Betsy: Hi, Hameedah. I only watch two of those shows: Outlander and Game of Thrones. I heard about what happened on Grey’s though. I stopped watching that show years ago. Outlander is great, though admit to being less than thrilled with what they’re doing with Jamie’s character. His scenes were gutted or deleted in S1a and S1b seems to be determined to cut him down to size. I think the producers fail to understand that, despite the fact this is Claire’s story (and she’s wonderful, don’t get me wrong), the reason the great majority return again and again to these books can be summed up in two words: Jamie Fraser. So to see him behaving so childishly and just off is not endearing me to this half of the season. It’s still great, beautiful and has some wonderful scenes. I don’t mind some changes. It is an adaptation and translating written words to a visual medium is tricky and for the most part they’ve done a great job. BUT don’t change the core of a character. Seems like they think they need to tear him down to build him up for some reason. *shakes my head* DO NOT MESS WITH THE PRECIOUS!!!!!!!
As to Game of Thrones, I just sit and wait for someone else I like to die and heave a sigh of relief that Jon Snow, Tyrion, and Arya are still hanging in there.
As to reading, I took forever to read a book that I will be reviewing here. That should tell you how much I liked it. It was struggle to finish it and I admit to doing a lot of skimming. I was really surprised. This is a well known, paranormal romance writer whose work I’ve read and liked, though admittedly the series I was reading became very formulaic. This one just irritated me. Anyways. I will be reviewing it soon.
The book I have been hinting about for a couple of weeks is Asking for It by Lilah Pace. It contains some very difficult subject matter. I’m still trying to figure out how to review it. I liked some of it, even when it was making me very uncomfortable. I felt for the characters’ struggles, even when I didn’t totally understand them. So yeah, I will be putting something together for the agent who asked me to read it.
I tried a new time travel series, which I hated. I flounced it and I rarely do that. Just couldn’t make myself read it. Premise was silly, romance made no sense as quickly as it happened, just generally full of plot holes and irritating characters. Meh. I will post the name, but will have to go look it up. I expunged it from my memory banks. 🙂
Kassiah: Hey ya’ll. I am so glad that I stopped watching Grey’s after the second season. There is no way I could have dealt with what happened! #flounce
Betsy, I just finished Asking for It, too, and I totally get what you’re saying. It was very well-written and the characters were great, even though I could relate with basically nothing she felt. It’s not for everyone, but it’s good. I recently finished Cartel by Lili St. Germain and that deals with human trafficking and the girl falls in love with the guy who basically owns her. The subject matter isn’t something I usually like, but this one was okay.
In beauty news, I got my Jaclyn Hill Favorites Morphe palette in the mail yesterday and am so excited. I can’t wait to play!
We hope you had a great week, Pretties. Tell us what you’ve been reading and loving!