Top Ten Tuesday – Winter TBR

Winter technically doesn’t roll in until the end of December but really, who believes that? When we’re living in inches-to-feet of snow with the constant threat of more to come, it’s winter, calendar be damned. With the new season comes a review of the TBR list. What was on my previous list? What did I get finished? What did I skip? Is there anything I want to carry forward? What’s sitting on my Goodreads list that I want to actually get around to reading?

I went into this list with only one book I knew I want to read, but when I started looking at my option, I realized there are a lot of books I want to read. I’m excited about this list. It keeps up with my super depressing book trend, but adds a couple injections of humour. Here’s my Winter TBR. What’s on yours?

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Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

When Clementine was a child, dangerous and inexplicable things started happening in New South Bend. The townsfolk blamed the fiendish people out in the Willows and burned their homes to the ground. But magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in the cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago. But the truth gets muddled in her dangerous attraction to Fisher, the politics of New South Bend, and the Hollow, a fickle and terrifying place that seems increasingly temperamental ever since Clementine reemerged. Continue reading

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And So It Goes

Back in the summer, I had a kind of electronics meltdown. My computer and ipod died on the same day. So off I went and bought myself a new one of each. I’ve loved my Toshiba since I bought it in July. Its still in its infancy. It’s only been a few months. It’s never let me down. Until last week, when it just died. 100% dead. Will not turn on. Just nothing. Went to bed and it worked fine. I woke up but it never did.

So, until I can get it in to be looked at/repaired/replaced, I’m computerless except for when I’m at work. (My car also died over the weekend, so getting it in is becoming more difficult). That means I will likely not be doing many posts for the next little while. Sigh.

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Throwback Thursday – Breaker High

Long before Ryan Gosling became what he is today, he was starring in the half hour teen comedy – Breaker High.

The show centered around a group of students from different hometowns taking their school year on a cruise ship. They’d travel to different places around the world and get cultured and stuff. There was one character for every stereo type. Someone you could ‘relate to,’ whether you were a nerd, a jock, a pris, whatever. There was really only one season of this show? Man. Not really surprising, but I must have watched those episodes repeatedly. Further investigation has revealed that there were 44 episodes in that one season, so I feel less weird.

Admittedly, the show was pretty terrible. Like super terrible. But somehow, we loved it. Even though we were technically too old for the show. There were a group of us in university that would get together and watch it religiously. Usually with excess snacks and some booze. These sessions sprawled out with friends in a dorm room – usually Rhonda’s – totally relaxed and laughing ourselves sick are some of my favourite memories from that time of my life.

Here’s a clip from one of my favourite episodes – when they visited Canada. There are lots of ‘ehs and making fun of the words we use and strange allusions that we’re all prudes or something.

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W W W Wednesdays

Usually, my reason for not posting a lot of reviews is because I’m being a terrible reader, but right now, that’s not the case. I’ve finished several books lately. I have a bunch of half finished reviews. I just can’t seem to finish them. The books I’ve been reading have all been so damn depressing.

I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog. So today, I’m going to do one of those quick meme things. Today’s is WWW Wednesdays hosted by Should Be Reading. It’s pretty simple:

• What are you currently reading?

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This is one of them. I’m so damn close to finishing this one. I literally have about 15 pages left.
• What did you recently finish reading?

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This is one of those depressing books I’m having trouble reviewing, but I hope to have something done in the next week or two.
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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Maybe. This one. I’ve actually gotten to the bottom of my library list. I’ll be starting on my own books soon. This is one of those.

Teaser Tuesday

Normally, I participate in Top Ten Tuesday but I couldn’t find a vibe with this week’s prompt. So, I’m going to do Teaser Tuesday instead.

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. It’s super easy: open your current read to a random page and share two sentences from that page – but make sure you don’t spoil the book!

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The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

“They found the house in Magleby on a side road all the way out by the fields. Not a private farm or restored farmhouse, like most in the area, but a genuine brick house from the period when the facade mirror the soul of a building.”

What are you reading right now?