Top 5 FRIENDSgiving episodes

Top 5 FRIENDSgiving episodes

  Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday! I love everything about it. The food, the season, awkward family moments, and the pure bliss of enjoying the moment while overindulging on everything. I also love “Friends.” Even if it has been off the air for 10 years It has been a tradition of mine to watch all of the FRIENDSgiving episodes on Turkey Day, and I thought it would be fun to share my top five favorite episodes. Enjoy! 5) Season 4: “The One With Chandler in Box” There’s a lot of drama in this episode. Joey and Chandler are fighting because Chandler kissed his girlfriend, and has to spend a majority of the episode in a box. Ross and Rachel have recently broken up and are still feuding. Ross finds out Rachel exchanges most of the gifts she receives, and he demands that she show him gifts he’s previously given… Read more »

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TTT: Books I’m Thankful for

TTT: Books I’m Thankful for

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where people who love lists and books can share their favorites based on a certain topic each week. I felt like this week’s topic (Books on my Winter TBR list) was too similar to upcoming topics, so I tweaked it to be more Thanksgiving-y in nature. Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday, because you don’t have to worry about buying the perfect gift. You just show up and eat AMAZING food. Anywho, here are my picks for books I’m thankful for.               1) The Serendipity Series by Stephen Cosgrove I can’t tell you how many times I checked out these books from the library. I loved all the animals and beautiful illustrations, and it just made reading enjoyable, at a young age. I didn’t realize this, but Stephen Cosgrove wrote… Read more »

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Monday Movie Magic: Mortal Heart

Monday Movie Magic: Mortal Heart

Woot, woot! We’ve taken a little hiatus from some of our regularly scheduled posts. So, I’m bringing Monday Movie Magic back by rounding out the His Fair Assassin series by casting Mortal Heart. And, in case you haven’t gotten a chance, you can read my review here. I hope you enjoy my picks! Balthazar / Mortain: Ben Barnes                     You may or may not recognize Ben Barnes, but he’s actually been involved in quite a few fantasy and period films. Most notably, he portrayed Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I mean, just look at those eyes. I don’t think anyone can argue why Annith would fall for Balthazar, do you? In any case, not only does he have the right look but also the acting range to pull off the brooding, wild yet feeling God of Death…. Read more »

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Film Review: Mockingjay: Part 1

Film Review: Mockingjay: Part 1

Anne and I saw Mockingjay: Part 1 last night and I hate to admit it, but I was a bit disappointed. Granted, in my opinion, the source material wasn’t as engrossing as the first two books, but, still, I had such high hopes going into the film. Director, Frances Lawrence, came into THG series with such gusto, partly because he had something to prove, given the criticism of the first film. In Catching Fire, the storytelling was tight and engaging – almost leaving no room to catch your breath and leaving you on the edge of your seat. However, with the return of his sophomore film in the series, it fell short and felt flat. Here are my gripes… SCS Pandemic SCS or Shaky Camera Syndrome has got to stop. When done well and/or in moderation, it’s slightly annoying. But, when the majority of the film makes you feel like… Read more »

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Discussion: Posting for commenting’s sake

Discussion: Posting for commenting’s sake

This discussion probably won’t mean much to you if you are an expert of scheduling your posts in advance. And as you can probably surmise, I am terrible at scheduling out posts. Blogging for me is a full-on hobby, and I get to it when I have time, but it doesn’t overtake any opportunities to do things in-person. So what do I mean by this? I blog when I don’t have other plans. That sounds like I don’t care about it, but that’s just not true. If I started to get crazy with a schedule and self-mandated deadlines, it would lose all fun. I do too similar of activities for work, and I want to keep this far from that sphere. And I’m succeeding at being casual (numbers and metrics don’t bother me), until it comes down to commenting on other blogs. Then I start feeling blog-conscious about not having… Read more »

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Top episodes of my favorite Sci-Fi series: Firefly

Top episodes of my favorite Sci-Fi series: Firefly

Hey there Browncoats! In honor of Sci-Fi November (by Rinn Reads and Oh, The Books), I decided to share my love for one of my favorite series, the short-lived Firefly. Most geeks you know probably profess their love for this cult classic, lamenting how it was cut short. Only the good die young. Firefly is a Western/Sci-Fi series, where Malcom Reynolds and his crew travel through space on their ship Serenity looking to make a living, often on jobs that aren’t so legal. Mal and Zoë, his second in command, fought together in a war of independence against the Alliance, and were on the losing side, but six years later they still are fiercely loyal to their cause and take a lot of jobs that tend to screw the Alliance over. In the pilot episode, fancy doctor Simon and his touched sister River join the crew, and they are also… Read more »

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Top 15 episodes of my favorite Sci-Fi series: Futurama

Top 15 episodes of my favorite Sci-Fi series: Futurama

Good news, everyone. I’ve decided to share my top fifteen favorite episodes of Futurama, thanks to Sci-Fi November. This starts with a very telling story about how much I love this damn show. On Saturday morning I planned to complete this post about my favorite episodes. To get some inspiration, I turned Futurama on Netflix and ended up binge watching the newer seasons for the rest of the day with my husband. I was so into the re-watch that I neglected to write the post. It is almost like I was doing homework to make this more accurate (I had only seen the newest seasons once each), which I’m glad I did because it reminded me of all the great episodes toward the end. If you’ve never heard of Futurama, I’m going to put it down quickly for you. Fry, a pizza delivery boy from the year 2000, accidentally becomes… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I wish would get their own book

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I wish would get their own book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where people who love lists and books can share their favorites based on a certain topic each week. For some reason I was having a hard time with this topic. I kept thinking of all the main characters I love, and then realizing they already have their own books Anyways, here’s my attempt at a list. I’m sure I think of excellent characters after this is posted. Such is life…   1) Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice As much as I love Lizzie, she’s really not a great friend. Everything is all about her and her family. Does Lizzie ever show any real concern for Charlotte? Not really, no, and is shown in more detail in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” (Seriously if you haven’t watched these, you need to…now.) Anyways, I would love, love LOVE to… Read more »

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Review: Mortal Heart

Review: Mortal Heart

* CAUTION: this post will contain spoilers.* Finally, the wait is over for Mortal Heart! This was the last installment in the “His Fair Assassin” series by Robin LaFevers. Although, I hope for my sake Ms. LaFevers has a few more plot lines tucked away in her sleeves. Ahem, we want more! Pretty, pretty please? In Grave Mercy we are introduced to the assassin-shaping convent of Mortain, and the crossbow-wielding Ismae. Then the story literally takes a dark turn when we get a closer look at the badassery that is Sybella in Dark Triumph. Finally, in the eagerly awaited conclusion, we not only learn more about Annith and her origins/story but also get a better glimpse of those who serve other saints, particularly Arduinna. *This next paragraph is entirely spoilers, so read at your own risk. However, before I go any further, I want to document that my theories (which I’ve… Read more »

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Review: The Becoming

Review: The Becoming

I received a free electronic copy of The Becoming from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this post by saying I will be reviewing this novel purely on my enjoyment level and not its literary merit. It isn’t going to win any awards (sorry), but if you are looking for a quick, fun and easy read, then this is the book for you! * The Becoming, by Jeanne C. Stein, is Stephanie Plum meets Sookie Stackhouse. And, there’s a little something for everyone. Detective work and bounty hunting for the mystery lovers, vampires for the fantasy fans and steamy love scenes for the romance junkies. So, I loved that Anna’s partner is an ex-football player. Stein provides some background as to how Anna and David meet later on in the story, but it would’ve been nice to see a few of their first stakeouts together. We… Read more »

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