Monday, January 27, 2014

Watching and Reading | January 2014

This month I'm pleased to report my reading mojo has returned. Once again I'm turning the pages of a book rather thank scrolling through my Twitter feed on my daily commute and despite the series end of Scandal I've managed to find new and old programmes that have kept me interested for nights in front of the tv.

I Heart Christmas, Lindsey Kelk link
I love Lindsey Kelk, I only have to read one of her books or twitter feed to know that this is a girl I'd love to be friends with. Firstly don't let the Christmas title put you off, yes it's set and about the Christmas period but not so much that you couldn't read at any time of the year. All the favourite characters from the I Heart Series are there and the biggest one of all, New York. I adore New York but haven't been for years and reading this title has made me think once again is it time for a return visit.
Are you a fan of the I Heart books?

Divergent, Veronica Roth link
Divergent, New York Times Best Seller and the story featuring in a forthcoming blockbuster that somehow I hadn't managed to hear or know anything about. That said I did hear some talk on another blogger (sorry I forget who) and jumped onto my local library's ordering system and got hold of a copy. The style of this book reminds me of the Twilight series. I was never a fan of the films but did enjoy reading the books and targeted for young adults I find that I can almost skim read parts or pick up and put down at whim as you can always catch onto the story. So far I've watched the film trailer twice so I can put it in context with the book and I'm pleased that this is one of the first books in a long time I'm picking up whilst at home rather than automatically heading to Pinterest.

January heralded the appearance of many new tv series one being Hostages on Channel 4. Often these shows begin and I can't get on with them (a couple have already been deleted from my planner as I couldn't even get past the first episode) and I actually had two episodes taped before I sat down to watch them - then promptly watched one after another and began counting down for the next. I'm so pleased to see a decent tv series being shown on a Saturday night when quite frankly I find the options limited.

Greys Anatomy
I think Greys Anatomy is up there as one of my top tv shows and despite being in it's tenth season I'm as addicted as ever. I came to this series quite late as I wasn't a Sky viewer until I moved out of home a few years ago and since then I eagerly await each new series. Grey's is one of those programs that can lead me to laugh, cry and jump up and down in excitement and gasp in shock - all in one episode.

So that's what has kept me busy this month, what about you?

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  1. I can't wait to read Divergent, it's been on my to-read list for a while. As for TV, I've been loving PLL and the new series of Mr Selfridge. :)

    Hannah | Girl+World

    1. Is the latest series of PLL back? I was up to date and they didn't hear of it coming back on the screens... and of course who isn't watching Mr Selfridge - I love it x

    2. Series 4 is back but I have to watch it online, because MTV stopped showing it (oh, the perils of living in the UK). :)

    3. Ah see that's why I missed it - where do you watch it? Damn UK tv!! x

    4. Megashare is quite good or TVShow7!

    5. Brilliant, thanks for that I'll investigate this evening x

  2. I'm loving Hostages and Grey's, as well. And Nashville is back next months, too - whoohoo!

    1. Oh I forgot about Nashville - can't wait for the return of that either x

  3. I've only ever read one of the "I Heart" books and it was actually I Heart Christmas. I read this over the Christmas period but it really wasn't that Christmassy, so you can read it whenever. I absolutely loved it!

  4. Ooh I've started watching Hostages as well. Initially, I struggled with a little. Probably especially because it is quite different to the last American political tv series I watched; Homeland. But, I think I am finally getting into it. I'll be interested to see what you think as the series progresses.

    Jen |


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