Despite the fact that I have not one but two reviews to write for 20 Books of Summer and a mere 10 more books to read, I am procrastinating BIG TIME this week. I have lots going on though, so inspired by Elle Thinks, I decided to do a Bookish and Not So Bookish thoughts post for the first time!
- Today I am coming to terms with the end of one of my favourite TV shows – Person of Interest. It finished a while ago but we just watched the last episode last night and I cried more than I probably should about an Artificial Intelligence called The Machine, which tried to save people before they killed or were killed. No more kick-ass women like Shaw and Root, no more wondering if Jim Caviezel can speak above a whisper. Hell, no more generally having little idea what was going on but going along with it anyway. I’ve loved this show. I will have to console myself with Season 2 of Mr Robot.
- Speaking of TV shows, my attempt to catch up on all the Gilmore Girls before the new episodes start looks like it isn’t going to happen. I’m just at the end of Season 4 so three more seasons to go.
- We got a new print for the living room – just have to get it framed!
- I am very excited to have made the final 12 of The Stage Critic Search 2016! Last week I went to see one of my favourite plays Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness and was mentored by the fantastic Sam Marlowe of The Times. My review will be in The Stage next week before the final three are chosen!
- I am addicted to Angry Birds 2. If I didn’t play Angry Birds 2, I would most probably be on at least book 15 of my 20 Books of Summer.
- In between watching The Avengers and The Force Awakens on constant rotation with the kids, Mr B and I managed to watch a grown-up movie this week, the brutal but brilliant 99 Homes. Starring Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield, this is a thriller set in the world of Real Estate (really) that deserved all the glory that The Big Short got.
- My beautiful daughter wrote me a beautiful poem this week. Well, it’s beautiful until you get to the last line. As Elena over at Books and Reviews pointed out, at least she’s writing poetry!
That’s all for now, hopefully there will be a review by the end of the week!
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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!