I’m at it again

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So remember I said I wanted to rewatch OTH again? I’m doing that. For probably 323d time. Yeah, I’m that girl.

The thing is, I forgot how great the friendship between Haley and Lucas is. It’s the only relationship I can think of from the top of my head that never left the platonic side. How rare is that?

And then there’s the music. Seriously, I’m on episode 5 and every single song so far – I have it. Oh, the nostalgia!

Here are some great ones from season 1

Of course, the theme. The most recognizable track of the early 2000s.

The River court, Nathan, Lucas. Totally appropriate.

Really cool song if you can look past the weird video.

A perfect song to play for your boyfriend in the phone when he’s being a jerk. Girls, take notice!

So pretty, and so sad. The break up was a long time coming though.

A mellow song for a dramatic moment, good contrast if you ask me.

Couldn’t for a long time decide if it was a guy or a girl singing. I guess I know now.

Jake is such a great dad, his moments with his daughter are so sweet.

Fans of the show know the exact moment this one played, don’t you?

Lol, that staredown!


Ok, it’s only like from the few first episodes, but as you can see there are plenty of good ones. I encourage you to check the full soundtrack. It’s so good!

By for now and thanks for sticking with me ;P

Over and out

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Book review: The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings #2)

The Angels' Share by J.R. WardThe Angels’ Share by J.R. Ward

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Song: Emily Browning – Asleep

Buddy read with my freaky mind-twin Nel.

Both Nell and I came to the same conclusion about the book – it’s so boring it puts you to sleep. If this is the type of writing J.R. Ward is famous for color me unimpressed.

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We DNFed it if you haven’t guessed it ))

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Book review: Feel Me Fall

Feel Me Fall by James       MorrisFeel Me Fall by James Morris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: Destiny’s Child – Survivor

**The book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Wow! I honestly didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did. It didn’t even made me annoyed at any point. Weird!

Our MH is Emily, the only survivor of the plane crash in the middle of the rain forest. Or is she? We don’t know until the very end. There were 6 people alive after the crash, so how was she the only one left? The story is told in parallel timing, going back and forth between right now and the few days following the crash. Emily’s mentality also differs from what was before, it’s like she is the same person and yet not. It’s fascinating really how human brain works when in survival mode.

The understanding of acceptable behaviour, right and wrong, it shifts in the jungle, and I got why Emily and others did things, that could be frowned upon in normal circumstances. Still, the psychology was disturbing, maybe because you never know what you’re capable of. Not really.

I couldn’t put the book down, I only read it in two sittings because girl’s gotta work, otherwise I would’ve finished it right away. It’s that good! The writing worked for me perfectly, maybe because the author wrote for tv-shows in the past, but he knew just how to work me. I’d love to read something else of his in the future too.

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Book review: The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1)

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. WardThe Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Song: Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse

Buddy read with my freaky mind-twin Nel.

Not 100% sure how I feel about this story, there wasn’t one character I connected to. It’s certainly unusual for me.

Basically it’s a story about filthy rich family and their filthy rich problems. Only instead of oil running in their blood, we have bourbon, as flammable and dangerous as could be. Of course there’s love and mystery and ugly ex-wives. Think Dallas, Santa Barbara or any other 80’s soap opera.

We have an older son, Edward, crippled due to a kidnap&ransom situation gone wrong. A middle son, Lane, that left behind everything that has to do with his family, returning home only because of some bad news. An absent youngest son, Max, nobody has heard from in years. A daughter, Gin, who is a portrait of classic teenage rebellion, only she’s in her thirties. An asshole father and a mother, who hasn’t left her drug induced vegetable state in quite a while.

I guess I was supposed to love Lane and ship his relationship with Lizzie, only I didn’t even like him, or respect him for that matter, enough to care. And Lizzie wasn’t that better, but at least she worked for what she had and was her own person. Lane on the other hand only started to redeem himself by the end of the book, so we’ll see.

Gin was a spoiled brat and I couldn’t really care for her problems most of the time, but there were two moments that I felt outraged on her behalf. Did it make me like her? No. Still, there is no excuse for what she had to deal with. Then again, her decision in the end erased any kind of sympathy I had for her.

Edward was probably the only one I was rooting for. He was the only one of his family that managed, even in his broken state, to break free of the vicious circle that was his family life. He went out on his own, did the thing he loved, and couldn’t care less about his social status. Yes, he is also a raging alcoholic and a hard man to be around, but everyone has their demons to battle.

As for the parents?

The pace of the mystery part of the book was so slow, I was starting to loose interest and then it got a little better. It was mostly driven by relationships and family drama. I guess it could’ve been expected but I wanted more murder solving, less romantic whining. Thank heavens there’s only 3 books in the series and it would be over fast, I’m only reading on to find out if I’m right about the killer.

Over and out

Book review: Brothers

BrothersBrothers by Tess Oliver

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

SongLady Gaga – Boys Boys Boys

Let me start by saying that if it weren’t for the cover, I’d probably skip this one.

I was weak, I admit. I saw the cover, salivated for ten whole minutes (I kid you not! It was embarassing) and only then did I read the description. So I thought “Ok, two brothers, bladesmiths no less, one girl and a whole lot of wood. This could be either really good or really smutty, with a lot of kink.” Pervert that I am I was hoping for latter.

Sure, a lot of people would argue that, where brothers are concerned, it’s icky and weird and all kinds of wrong. It’s the same argument that The Vampire Diaries fandom voiced through the years. I, for one, never had the same hang ups. Not in my books or shows, at least. I’m greedy that way. I like my smut really smutty. And those guys on the cover? Can you honestly say that you wouldn’t want to get it on with both of them? Aha, I thought so.

So what went wrong? Why only 3 stars?

One star went out because Jo was portrayed as this perfect little angel. “Oh, she’s so pretty, oh, she’s so talented, she’s a shiny star fallen from the sky.” It went on and on and on.

The other star was sacrificed for not enough sex. It was like you blink and you miss it. Such a let down.

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Book review: Phantom

PhantomPhantom by Laura DeLuca

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Song: Phantom of the Opera (METAL VERSION)

A perfect case of too little too late, I guess. I’m sure if I read this in high school or even at the beginning of colledge, I would really like it. Unfortunatly, this book just got lost somewhere on my shelves and I couldn’t get to it in time to enjoy it. Too bad really, ’cause I really like The Phantom of the Opera (the musical).

Oh yeah, and I knew who the killer was from the very beginning, like the first 10 pages, so yeah… That was dissapointing.

Over and out

Book review: The Air He Breathes

The Air He BreathesThe Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Song: Katelyn Tarver – You Don’t Know

 

!DNF at 56%!

Yep, you read it right, I DNFed this sucker.

I know there was a general consensus about this book being The Shit, but meh, I wasn’t into it. It seemed to me that the only time the righting was good was when main characters suffered. In between those moments of pain it was mediocre at best. And that’s really disappointing to me, bacause the moment I read about white feathers my eyes started leaking without any warning. I took that as a sign for good things coming, and that didn’t happen. My feelings were hurt.

I’m willing to give the author another chance, but it won’t be any time soon.

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Teen Wolf Latest Trailer

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No way! No freaking way! Yes, baby, Yes! Have you seen the trailer yet? No? Here you go, don’t say I never gave you anything.

My boys are BACK. All of them. Sexy as ever and ready to kick some ass. I can’t wait. Damn, I need to go running around the block or I wouldn’t be able to sleep.

July 30, come to mama.

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Book review: The Hooker and the Hermit

The Hooker and the HermitThe Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Song: MS MR – Hurricane

Ok, I’m happy. I have all the boxes for my fun romantic read checked. It didn’t hurt that Ronan is an Irishman either. Oh, who am I kidding, I’m a total book stalker for Irishmen. I mean if I had real Irishmen where I live, I would probably become a real stalker so it’s best for them to keep that in mind. But Ronan, he was droolworthy all on his own. Yes, he had a dirty mouth sometimes and he wears those godawful toe-shoes, and he’s anal about what he eats, but he’s amazing where it really counts.

“I don’t always want you tied up. I want you free. I want you wild. I want you brave. I want you any way I can get you. I want you now, and I want you for the rest of my life.”

I adored Annie. She’s nuttier than a Snickers bar, but she is adorably nuts. So what that she’s a hermit? I have a mild case of hermitism myself and I’m totally alright. Right? No? Oh, shut up, what to do you know.

That’s right, I’m a reclusive pervert, and I make no apologies for it. And, giving the matter some thought, a reclusive pervert is much preferable to an extroverted pervert.

The series has an awesome start and got my attention for sure. I’m hoping Joan makes a cameo somewhere along the way, that woman is da bomb. This is exciting.

Over and out

TV slump and how to fight it

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Hey, guys! I know, I know, it’s summer and everyone in tv-land is on hiatus (I’m not talking about midseason shows), so what is the point of even raising the subject?

The point is, now that your DVR is probably feeling lonely, I wanted to give you a few suggestions for binge watching. I’m a tv nut and the list of my shows is a mile long, but for now I’ll give you just a few of them. Some of the shows I’ll talk about are oldies (early 2000′ or older) and were pretty popular, but if you’re a millenial – chances are you missed out on them. Now is your chance to catch up!

Top 5 picks 

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

(1997–2003)

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“In every generation there is a chosen one… she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.”

Everyone and their uncle knows that vampires are prominent figures in movies and tv-shows around the world. Sure, some credit could be shared with Stoker and Bela Lugosi, but no one could argue the role Joss Whedon played, creating the culture phenomenon that is Buffy. His first take on the character was an unfortunate one and shouldn’t be considered as anything other than a comedy, but the man knew he had something special with the material and thank God he didn’t give up on it. The show became a bright paranormal light for decades to come, with an amazing soundtrack that still plays regularly on my Ipod, so if you haven’t watched it yet I would seriously recommend it.

2. Harper’s Island

(2009)

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When a wedding destination becomes a hunting ground of a serial killer, no one is safe. Beautiful scenery, talanted cast, healthy ammount of suspence and slasher vibe will keep you entertained and curious until the bitter end. It’s a perfect summer show, if you’re anything like me and like a little bloody fun (oh, how I miss Dexter!).

3. One Tree Hill

(2003–2012)

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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

One of the absolute best teen shows of all time in my opinion. Seriously, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched it start to finish, and I’m thinking to do that again sometime soon, because I am just that obsessed. Again, can’t not mention the soundtrack. I don’t know who was the music supervisor or whatever, but that person is a genious, I could thank them for adding a lot of music to my playlist and introducing me to a lot of musical talent. Also Sophia Bush is a marvel in this one, for me she will forever stay Brooke Davis, no matter how many roles she’ll take on.

4. Big Little Lies

(2017)

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When women of such stature and influence as Reese and Nicole decide to make a tv adaptation of a book about mothers of first graders, you just know it’s gonna be something people gonna talk about. And it didn’t disappoint. The grit, the intensity, the depth of the characters wouldn’t allow you to be bored or uninterested, these ladies will pull you in and show you exactly what hides behind lunch boxes and PTA meetings.

5. Friday Night Lights

(2006–2011)

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“Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can’t lose”

If you don’t know that motto you either live under a rock or think you wouldn’t like a show about football. Either way you lose, because the show is about so much more. Give it a chance and you’ll see that coach Taylor and his team has a lot to offer. You don’t even have to be a guy to love it too, girls love it as much as (if not more than) guys, I’m pretty sure that Riggins is to blame for that.


Anyway, that’s just my picks for summer binge watching, I wanted to share my favorite shows with you in hopes of maybe more people discovering it. Let me know what you’re watching in your spare time, we may have more in common than you know. I’ll be happy if you throw a few suggestions my way, I’m always looking for something new to watch.

Thanks for reading,

Cheers!