Hello friends, happy Friday and welcome to my Weekly Update!
The Bachman Books; 69% of the way; I’m continuing with Roadwork, I just finished part 2 and Bart is still sitting with what he did but he’s not really doing anything to make his situation better. We get a glimpse more into his son and what happened to him, but Bart is still an unlikeable character.
Lastly, I’m reading The Heart Forger by: Rin Chupeco. I’m really enjoying this trilogy; there’s something about it that just hooks me and I just love reading it.
What I’ve Read:
Last week I finished Lost in the Never Woods by: Aiden Thomas. I really liked this; I loved the vibe of this (did anyone else who read this get Twilight vibes from this?) and the story was interesting; I haven’t read Peter Pan in a very long time so this made me want to go back and reread it.
Goosebumps Books: (the last 2!)
The Barking Ghost This was interesting, a fun, silly story which wasn’t too spooky, the ending was kinda funny
The Haunted Mask II This held the same premise as the first novel; the ending was slightly different so the reader didn’t exactly know how it would end but overall it was a good spooky read
Links to my my blog posts this past week:
Links to posts I enjoyed around the blogosphere:
The Orangutan Librarian posted a funny post about books that make no sense – this was such a fun idea for a blog post
Lois @Lois Reads Books had a great post about going to the cinema alone – I loved reading about her experience because I love to do this!
This week was another quiet week for me. Halloween has come and gone; I didn’t do anything truly spooky, I watched a few horror movies (which you can read my thoughts below), finished my Goosebumps challenge – it’s only been a week but I miss reading one every day.
The only other exciting thing was I went to the library to pick up some new books for the next couple weeks!
What I’m watching:
The Good Doctor; season 5. Every week, when I come back to write about the previous episode, my first thought is what is the CEO trying to proof, like really? This week she’s asking a doctor on a date and it makes no sense, we have the old CEO leaving town which is freaking Shaun out… right before his wedding. I honestly didn’t really care for this episode.
YOU; season 3. I’m hoping to finish this up later tonight; wow this season has been twisty in ways I didn’t see coming. The whole working as a team Love and Joe have going on is interesting, but I hate how if someone does something to Love she doesn’t like, she automatically thinks to kill them and Joe is left to clean up her messes whether she kills them or not. Like, girl, get it together. Oh and their neighbour is craaazy, and his step son is wild.
Star Trek: Enterprise; season 1. Remember when TV shows had 22-25 episodes per season? Yeah, I’m still chugging away at this… but I’m also glad that these are long because this show is only 4 seasons long and I want it to last as long as possible because I’m in love. There are some really cringy plots and some very ridiculous things that happen, but I’m over here laughing my butt off because it’s so cheesy. I find myself saying, who wrote this?!
Twelve Forever; season 1. This poor show has been sitting in my Netflix queue just waiting to be watched. I thought I’d finish the rest of this off in one night (the eps are 12-14 minutes long) but there were more here than I thought, so that didn’t happen; this show can be so wholesome and it’s such a palate cleanser.
What I’ve watched:
Beetlejuice; re-watch. I’ve been meaning to rewatch this since it came to Netflix. 1) I didn’t know Alec Baldwin was in this 2) I didn’t realize how over sexualized they made Beetlejuice. I mean, watching it as a kid you don’t think anything of it, but BAM watching it as an adult I was like oh uh this is weird. I still like premise of the movie though.
Eli; This has been on my list since last October and I wanted to like this because it sounded cool, the idea was solid, but this just didn’t hold my attention… at all. This kid is sick of everything and so his parents take him to a doctor who is supposed to fix him by injecting a poison into his bone marrow so that his body can fight it off, only it hasn’t worked yet and she’s killed a bunch of children. Creepy, but yeah I had a hard time trying to pay attention.
The Devil All The Time; Another movie that’s been on my list since last year. I was excited about this one because it had Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson (who my god his accident was SO bad in this) and Bill Skarsgård I love all of them, but this movie was really slow. I’m glad I had it on in the background because I don’t think I would have been able to watch all 2+ hours of this otherwise.
Chapelwaite; season 1/limited series. I’m not sure if this is actually going to come back because 1) of the way it ended, it felt very final and 2) it was based off a short story so they really don’t have more material to pull from. I mean, for what it was it was a good, creepy adaption of Stephen King’s story, Jerusalem’s Lot… I may write a whole post on it, I haven’t decided just yet. I did like it though.
My latest Instagram posts from this week: