March 8, 2015

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 03/08/2015




Blogging:
Here's my wrap-up for the month of February. It was a month of excellent reads. I ended up finishing 9 books and I was pleased with every one. (Some more than others, of course!)


There are a few hours left to enter the giveaway for a copy of Ben Ambridge's Psy-Q. The book is a collection of quizzes, experiments, and interactive exercises. Fun and free, can't beat that.

Reading:
I finished That's Not English. It was so much fun to read and I can't wait to tell you more about it! I'm currently re-reading Pet Sematary. The last time I cracked that one open I was in 7th or 8th grade. It's King at his best and it's great to read along with others.


Cooking:
This was a week of old favorites and take-out. I did make this Cheesy Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole with Broccoli & Mushrooms. BUT I have to tell you that I added extra cheese and used beef broth instead of veggie broth. So it wasn't exactly vegetarian and it wasn't exactly healthy, but it was delicious.

Cheesy = Yummy
Watching:
I gobbled up season 3 of House of Cards. I'm not sure what to think about this season. The show seems to have lost its way a little. It's still slick and dangerous and gorgeous but the characters seem to be not quite themselves anymore? Still, I'll be looking forward to season 4. I can't get enough of Frank Underwood.


I'm definitely going to give The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) a try. Created/written by Tina Fey, starring Ellie Kemper? I'm so there.


Updating:
My mammogram came back. All is well in boobland! Hooray! Go get 'em squished, ladies.

Public Service Announcement
Sharing:
Check out the Stephen King Literary Gift Guide from Rory at Fourth Street Review.

Leah, from Books Speak Volumes, has listed 5 upcoming books that aren't to be missed. (I can personally vouch for Hausfrau and That's Not English. They are both fab.)


What's up in your neck of the woods? Tell me what you're reading, watching, loving!

26 comments:

  1. We just finished up Season 3 last night and I'm feeling the same...I'm not quite sure where it's going, but I think I felt the same after Season 2. Maybe it's just that I'm watching so many other shows I enjoy so much more? I'm not quite sure.

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    1. Yep, can't quite put my finger on it. Now that he has what he wants he seems to be...lost? I don't know. But like I said, I'll totally watch the next season. I do love his character, and Robin Wright too of course. She's fab.

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  2. Congrats on your mammogram! I got one about 6 months ago :) And I'll be reading Hausfrau soon...looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you, thank you! It was my first one. I was nervous but it was easy peasy :D I hope you love Hausfrau as much as I did.

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  3. I think I read Pet Sematary about that age too. I read a lot of King back then. I think Night Shift might have been my first.

    I didn't know about The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt but now will have to look for that. You are such an enabler :P.

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    1. I read so much King at that age, oh my word. He's the reason why I hate clowns and why I'm deeply suspicious of St. Bernards, lol.

      Oooh, it's so cute, Bryan! I watched a couple episodes yesterday. You can tell it's going to be great fun once it really his it's stride.

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  4. Look forward to hearing more about That's Not English, and I remember reading Pet Sematary way back when. I was a huge King fan!

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    1. That's Not English was so much fun to read, you definitely should :D

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  5. I keep sneaking glances at That's Not English on my shelf. I sooo can't wait to read it! (And thanks for linking to my post!)

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    1. Lol, I hear you. That one was hollering at me before I finally picked it up ;) You're very welcome!

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  6. I'm way behind. Just beginning to think about season one of House of Cards because everybody's talking about it. Maybe this week. Read some King back in the day but haven't read or reread any for a while.

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    1. I think it's a good thing to be behind sometimes. You can find a new (to you) show and binge your little heart out, lol.

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  7. I'm reading Pet Sematary right now for the readalong, and enjoying it so far - King almost never lets me down :) The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sounds good

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    1. His stuff is just so stupidly fun! I love his style and when it's been a while between reads I start to miss it ;)

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  8. I am scheduled for my yearly mammogram soon. I like your attitude. My Sunday Salon

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    1. Good for you! This was my first and I was pretty nervous. As it turned out, it was so easy and virtually pain free. Whew!

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  9. It's so fun to re-read books that you loved as a kid. I haven't read any King yet (eek!) but it's nice to curl up with a book sometimes when you already know what will happen. :)

    I'm looking forward to watching Kimmy Schmidt too. It looks great!

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    1. You've never EVER read King? Oh girl, you must fix this! ;)

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  10. One of my pet peeves with tv shows is the strange shift in character personality that seems to happen a few seasons in. Drives me freaking nuts and happens all the time.

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    1. Yeah, what IS that? I like a good character arc, I do understand that people grow/change. But sometimes they assassinate a character with weirdness. Hmph.

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  11. I'm glad your boobs are dandy, and that casserole looks pretty amazing, too. I can't WAIT to watch Kimmy Schmidt!

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    1. Hooray for healthy boobies! ;) Kimmy Schmidt is an absolute goofy delight, I love it!

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  12. So glad the girls are fine! ;) I need to find out what Kimmy Schmidt is all about.

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    1. Kimmy Schmidt is funny as hell, that's no lie. If you liked 30 Rock even a smidge you'll love this one. Ellie Kemper is one of the funniest darn people out there.

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  13. I SO need to see The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! I heard about it ages ago and kind of forgot about it.

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    1. It totally snuck (not a word) up on me, I don't think I'd even heard of it until the day it was up on Netflix, lol. It's a total hoot!

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