Fri, October 11, 2013

This Week in Review – Oct. 11


Hi friends! I keep thinking of things I want to tell you guys — some things book-related, some not — but I get bummed out because they’re never quite big enough to warrant their own posts.


Whenever I get a chance, I think I’m going to start doing a “This Week in Review” post so I can chat anything and everything I wanted to share with you that week. What do you think?

Let’s try it out…

movies i saw

Gravity was so good you guys. I’ve never seen a movie that visually awe-inspiring.

You MUST see it in 3D, though. If you do, you get to wear cool glasses like me:


My friend Tara also took me with her this week for a free sneak preview of About Time. TIME TRAVEL MOVIE! It’s from the people who did Love Actually and Notting Hill:

It was beyond adorable, but we sobbed like babies. Bring hankies!

Also on the movie front: Did you see this behind-the-scenes video from the Vampire Academy movie?

I’m not gonna lie: I’m not feeling too positive about this one. I think it’s Dimitri’s hair that’s getting to me???

links i NEED to share

Emma Approved launched this week! It’s the Emma-inspired Web series from the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Are you guys going to watch? Everyone knows Clueless is the best Emma adaption there will ever be, but Mr. Knightley is cute, no?

Also worth watching? This hilarious prank pulled in a coffee shop for publicity on the Carrie horror movie remake.

AHAHA I laughed so hard. I’d have peed my pants if I were there. Scary!

A link you should definitely read: This link from Vulture in which a 30-something-year-old writer shares why she reads YA. “Adult books may be great literature, but they don’t make me feel the same way.” Such a great discussion — I wrote my own post like this awhile back.

music i liked

I spent the week jamming out to my ladypower-themed playlist “Roar” on Spotify. Check it out and leave me suggestions of songs to add in the comments — must be female singers!

books i read

I read three books this week:

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols book coverCrash Into You by Katie McGarry book coverStir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins book cover

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols: So. Freaking. Good. If you like adult romances, her Stargazer series is such fun.

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry: This one is the third Pushing the Limits book. Isaiah actually grew on me, but how often he said “angel” did not. Review to come!

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins: A new adult novel everyone was raving about on Twitter, so I thought I’d try it. Not really my cup of tea: Too much telling; not enough showing.

posts i wrote


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  1. Sarah (@EscapingSarah) said:

    I love these type of posts and hope you continue to do them! I am very disappointed with the Vampire Academy movie stuff I’ve seen so far. VA is my all time favorite YA series, but the trailer seemed too cheesy (and like a cheap home video). It’s sad because I was really anticipating it, but now my expectations are very low.

    I like how you went on a contemporary romance book binge this week! I’m a mood reader and do similar things.


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  2. Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said:

    That is not how I pictured Rose at all, that actress was so small and meek I think I wanted Rose to be much more badass!


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  3. Sash from Sash and Em said:

    I really like the girl they picked for Rose from VA.

    also – KATY PERRY. YES.


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  4. Celeste O said:

    Wow you had a busy week!
    I’m not too crazy about the Dmitri they picked either.


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  5. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I love this idea! Recap posts are fun b/c it’s a nice place to put all the info you want to share, or did share, in a one-stop-shop sorta way.

    I’m not on the VA movie bandwagon.. sorry.


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  6. Pam@YAEscapefromReality said:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Gravity, I’m planning on seeing it this weekend. And I agree with you about The Vampire Academy movie, Dimitri’s hair…ugh! I admit I’m not a big fan of long hair (there are exceptions, like Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale and Brad Pitt). I remember when reading VA, I never liked the author’s description of his hair and seeing it on a real person…not flattering at all. But other than that, I like that Richelle Mead says that it’s true to the book, so I’m still hoping it’s good! Great post.


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  7. Ellice said:

    Your playlist looks like such fun!

    I have Playing Dirty and Crash Into You for review, and I bought Stir Me Up this weekend. Hopefully I’ll get a couple of these read this weekend 🙂


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  8. Jessica said:

    I like recap posts! It’s fun to hear what movies people have watched and music they’re listening to! In addition to what books people have read! I love a lot of the songs on your playlist! I love a lot of Kelly Clarkson’s and Katy Perry’s music! Have you heard Overcomer by Mandisa? Love that song and how upbeat it is!


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  9. April Books & Wine said:

    I am down for recaps.

    To be honest, I am optimistic for VA, mainly because I think that the director also directed Mean Girls which I quote every day of my life.


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