Week In Review

March 3 – 9

This Daylight Savings is killing me. I love that it will be sunnier later in the day, but right now I’m really feeling that lost hour of sleep.

This past week my husband and I started watching True Detective, and the final episode of the season airs tonight. What a great show! It’s intense and gritty, and the acting is amazing, especially Matthew McConaughey. I’ve been kind of obsessed, thinking about the show all week and trying to put the puzzle pieces together. I have heard many comparisons to Breaking Bad, in terms of the tension and calibre of the performances and I tend to agree. I certainly haven’t felt as tense while watching a show like this since Breaking Bad.

If you don’t watch the show and don’t plan to, at least watch this clip, with the final part all shot in one long take, which had me on the edge of my seat the entire time and then wanting to watch it again (I should probably throw in a spoiler alert): http://youtu.be/eVK_scFlCHg. It’s likely meaningless out of context, but it was pretty amazing to watch.

I also went to Ikea and finally bought my new bookshelf! I’ll be putting that together today and rearranging my books, which is going to be a lot of fun!

I got some new books to put on the new shelf, of course: Prodigy by Marie Lu; Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis; and Black City by Elizabeth Richards. I also bought some e-books: Half Bad by Sally Green; What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang; and Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos.

I preordered Inland by Kat Rosenfield and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. I also downloaded Teri Brown’s Born of Deception from Edelweiss.

I only finished one book this week: Me Since You by Laura Wiess. Currently I’m reading Asunder by Jodi Meadows (a book club pick, and one I’ve been meaning to read for at least a year) and Alice Will by Ashley Chappell (for TLC Book Tours).

Last week I posted my e-ARC/galley reviews of Panic by Lauren Oliver, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, and Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski, as well as my review of Endless Love by Scott Spencer.

I also shared my Top Ten Tuesday list of ten popular authors I’ve never read, and a new feature called Hidden Treasures about peeping under the dust jackets on my hard cover books.

This upcoming week on the blog is another busy one, with e-ARC/galley reviews of Backward Compatible by Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark, Nil by Lynne Matson, and The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, along with my review of Tahereh Mafi’s Ignite Me.

I’m off to build a bookshelf and hopefully get some reading done! Happy Sunday everyone!

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