Week In Review
February 19 – March 4
Oops it’s been a few weeks I think since I posted one of these! With the Olympics and my Supernatural season four rewatch (and my Buffy and Angel rewatch), I didn’t do much reading lately. I kept thinking, Should I read a book or watch more Supernatural?
And then I put on more Supernatural.
I’ve also been listening to a lot of music (by which I mean just Idlewild) and podcasts lately (my husband and I have listened to the first two episodes of Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman’s REM podcast, R U Talkin’ REM RE: ME?, which is very fun), which eats into my reading time.
Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for this lovely finished copy of Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner! Check out the synopsis (via Goodreads):
Cameron’s cosplay–dressing like a fictional character–is finally starting to earn her attention–attention she hopes to use to get into the CalTech costume department for college. But when she wins a major competition, she inadvertently sets off a firestorm of angry comments from male fans.
When Cameron’s family moves the summer before her senior year, she hopes to complete her costume portfolio in peace and quiet away from the abuse. Unfortunately, the only comic shop in town–her main destination for character reference–is staffed by a dudebro owner who challenges every woman who comes into the shop.
At her twin brother’s suggestion, Cameron borrows a set of his clothes and uses her costuming expertise to waltz into the shop as Boy Cameron, where she’s shocked at how easily she’s accepted into the nerd inner sanctum. Soon, Cameron finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign alongside the jerky shop-owner Brody, friendly (almost flirtatiously so) clerk Wyatt, handsome Lincoln, and her bro Cooper, dragged along for good measure.
But as her “secret identity” gets more and more entrenched, Cameron’s portfolio falls by the wayside–and her feelings for Lincoln threaten to make a complicated situation even more precarious.
I also purchased the e-book The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, which I am really looking forward to reading, and Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller (sequel to Daughter of the Pirate King, which I read and enjoyed last year!).
Like I said, I haven’t been doing much reading lately (and I am actually one book behind on my Goodreads goal, gasp!). I’ve only finished three books recently:
Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling;
The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin; and
This Is Our Story, Ashley Elston.
I’m about a third of the way into Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh and it’s good but I don’t feel pulled into the book yet. And since I usually have two books on the go (I like a physical book and an e-book, for reading on the bus during the week), I’m trying to decide which other book to start reading.
I’ve posted a few reviews:
Bluebird, Bluebird, Attica Locke;
Why Not Me?; and
I also posted a bunch of Supernatural rewatch posts:
In The Beginning (S4, E3); and
Metamorphosis (S4, E4).
I can’t decide what I want to do this afternoon! Do I want to watch more Supernatural, or catch up on The Walking Dead (I still haven’t seen last week’s episode)? Or do I want to curl up with a book or two? All I know for sure is that I am staying inside, where it’s cozy and I don’t need to interact with the outside world!
(Is this a record for most Supernatural gifs in one of my posts?) Happy Sunday!