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Life after exams: TV Edition

You’ve seen my Life after exams: Book Edition (I hope, if not here’s the link…)
https://passthefeels.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/life-after-exams-book-edition/

But, anyway, here’s a TV edition of alllll (well, most) of the things I want to watch when I’m free.

TV Shows:
(To catch up on)

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    The Flash: I recently marathoned season 2, and have watched episode 1 of season 3, so I’m not far behind! Can’t wait to see Tom Felton, aka. Draco Malfoy, in S3!

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    Arrow: Once again, only a few episodes behind, but still excited to be able to watch guilt free, and really be able to get into the new story line of Season 5!

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    Supernatural: Okayyy, so I’m not technically behind on this one anymore (which is amazing to be able to say, considering I only started watching this mega 11 season- now 12 season show- 2 years ago.) But I’m sure I’ll have at least a few episodes to watch by the time my exams are over. I love supernatural.

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    How to Get Away with Murder: I think I deserve an applause for having the will power to actually not binge watch the episodes that are already out in season 3, I mean, every episode is a cliff hanger! But I’m kind of purposefully/not purposefully holding back on this one, so that I can watch a whole bunch of episodes in a row. (I don’t like to be left hanging, okay…)

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    The Vampire Diaries: Okay, maybe now I’m just being crazy, because season 8 hasn’t even started yet (as I’m writing this, it airs in 15 minutes in the US). But I’m 99% sure I’ll be behind a couple of episodes sooner or later. So happy this is the last season, I love it, but it’s run its course in my opinion. Also, secretly hoping for Elena (Nina) to come back and marry Stefan in the end… yep, still a Stelena shipper.

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    Reign: So, I’m about a season and a half behind… Currently up to season 2, episode 13. I can only watch this show when I’m in the mood, and then when I’m not, it just doesn’t appeal to me very much. But once I start watching it, I can’t stop. Definitely not one of my fav shows, but I’m excited to see the direction it takes throughout the rest of season 2, and into season 3.

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    Once Upon a Time: I am currently only a couple of episodes behind in season 6, and I’m so excited to see where this season is going! You just never really know with this show… I love the emphasis on Regina this season, because I think Lana Parrilla is an amazing actress!

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    Shadowhunters: Well, well, ummm. I have about 2-3 episodes until I finish season 1, but haven’t yet because the motivation is just not there. This show does have its good moments, yes, but it is so cringworthy. The only thing that is going to motivate me now is how much better season 2 looks, so I’m determined to finish this one!

(To start watching)

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Supergirl: This show never reallly appealed to me, but seeing as I’ve become even more into the other DC shows, like Flash and Arrow, I now cannot wait to start this show! And a female protagonist with kick ass super powers? Yes please!

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Fear the Walking Dead: Well, I’m not sure if I’m gonna like this one, but I bought the first episode on special for 99 cents on iTunes, so, I shall check it out! Plus, Alycia Debnam-Carey, yassss!

 

And probably a lot more… Whatever I come across, or gets recommended by you guys! 🙂

 

So there are all the TV shows  I plan on watching (atleast in the immediate future)!
Please let me know in the comments, or on Twitter (@thebookgram), of any others I should add to my list. What have you loved recently?

Until Next Time,

Kate 🙂

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – REVIEW

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THE DETAILS:

Book: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Pages: 372

Read: 2nd January, 2016

Rating: 5/5 Stars


GOODREADS SUMMARY:

Can Anna find love in the City of Light?

Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?


REVIEW:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Writing: 5/5

Let’s just start off by saying…wow, what an incredible novel. I absolutely loved everything about this, from characters to plot to pacing to writing to setting, etc. you get the point.
Do you ever get that feeling when you know a book is special? How it just feels like such an important part of your life after you’ve read it? That’s how I feel about this one.

Late 2014 I read a book called “My True Love Gave to Me” which was edited by Perkins, and had a short story in it written by her, I instantly fell in-love with that, so I hoped the same thing would happen here. It’s safe to say I was not disappointed.

Perhaps the most incredible of all of the things in this book, the setting, THE SETTING people. I have never, and I mean ever read a book in-which I was so thoroughly attentive and enthralled with a setting, I just completely fell in-love with Anna’s Paris. By far, my favourite setting I have ever read about.
Honestly, Perkins has truly made me want to both A) visit France, and B) learn how to speak French. I was encapsulated with the beauty of the language throughout the novel, as quite a-lot was included, maybe I could teach myself.. whattya say google translate?

Moving onto the characters, even though I’m still not over the setting, but anyway…
Shall we start with Anna? I loved our protagonist so much! She was so relatable, real and fun, her view was just so great to read from and I felt as if I was living through her at times. Anna’s definitely a character I’ll want to revisit in the future.
Now onto Étienne St. Clair, aka. one of the dreamiest fictional boys out there. I also loved him and the different dynamic he brought to the story, he was so complex and just…argh, loveable?! Yes.
I also enjoyed every single other character Perkins wrote into this novel, some more than others due to their actions, but hey, we won’t go there.

Perkins has now made it to my very short list of ‘favourite authors’, and even though I’ve read very little by her, I have no doubt she has already earned her rightful spot on said list. The writing, whether it be the descriptions of the city, characters, witty dialogue or simply just internal monologue was fantastic.

This book is one that I could and probably will get lost in over and over again, and is definitely one that’ll hit right in the nostalgic feels over time. Thank you Stephanie Perkins for this magical story, and everything that it holds. It’s a new favourite, and one that I will cherish forever.

So, if you can’t tell by my gushing, you should go and read this book right now (if you haven’t already).

 

Yeah that’s it,

Kate 🙂