Weekly Wrap Up – Snowed In Edition

Hello there! First, I would like to apologize for my absence. I was back to teaching this week and boy did I forget how draining it can be. But despite the long hours and late evenings spent lesson planning, I was still able to stumble upon a few things that kept me entertained this week. It helped that in the past three days we have received an unprecedented amount of snow (over 60 centimetres/24 inches), so I’ve been stuck inside with nothing but my books and my laptop to keep me company. 

BOOKS: 

The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson (4)
Point of Retreat – Colleen Hoover (4)
This Girl – Colleen Hoover (4)
Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover (5)
P.S. I Like You – Kasie West (4)

I missed last weeks wrap up, so this is what I read from January 23-29, 2017:

Dance Upon the Air – Nora Roberts (4)
Heaven and Earth – Nora Roberts (4 )
Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover (5++)
Confess – Colleen Hoover (5)
Slammed – Colleen Hoover (4)
November 9 – Colleen Hoover (5)
Ruined – Amy Tintera (4)

As you can see… I’m some what addicted to Colleen Hoover at the moment …

Goodreads challenge: 28/150 

MUSIC:

Ansel Elgort – Thief (5)
Did anyone else know that the star actor from 
The Fault in Our Stars is a singer?! And a pretty good one at that? I came across this song a couple days ago and have NOT been able to stop listening. The music video is a little weird … but the song is incredibly addicting. I can’t wait to see what he comes out with next! 

TV SHOWS:

Riverdale (Netflix/The CW, 2017, 5)
A few months ago, I remember coming across an article (probably Buzzfeed) stating that everyone’s favourite childhood comic was coming to life. I saw a few production stills, and just wasn’t feeling it.  It was also being produced by the CW, which I find is notorious for creating projects that are overfunded, underwhelming and never should have made it past the pilot episode. However, Riverdale surprised me. The storylines have shifted from “Golly Gee!” to “Oh Em Gee!” … and can I just say that I am digging the transformation Archie has undergone? He is not the scrawny, freckled redhead that I remember… The mystery and dark undertones of this series, narrated by a emo-hipster Jughead (played by Dylan Sprouse!!) has intrigued me to the point that I cannot wait til the next episode airs. This series is also filmed around my hometown, so it’s neat seeing familiar landmarks. (Rocko’s Diner anyone?!) 

The Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix, 2017 5)
This show surprised me. I honestly did not think that I would enjoy it but I just binge* watched the whole season and I’m left wanting more! Drew Barrymore is absolutely hilarious in this role! Timothy Olyphant (the on-screen husband) is also a welcomed addition to the screen. While some of the gore (trust me – there’s a lot) is off-putting, the dry and sarcastic humour makes up for it.

* – intentional use of this word given the series plot

Letterkenny (CraveTV, 2016, 4)
As a Canadian, I am not sure a single show has showcased the absolute epitome of small-town Canuck culture like Letterkenny has. Trailer Park Boys and Corner Gas comes close … but there’s just something about this series that kicks it up a notch. Trust me, this series is stupid. Like REALLY stupid. But that’s sort of what makes it awesome? Too many shows these days are trying way to hard to be a comedy and are piggy-packing on the coattails of their A-list celebrity cast. But Letterkenny is completely unique in that many of the actors are first timers, and the show is created/produced by one of Canada’s own – Jared Keeso (of 19-2 fame). 

And that’s it folks! What did you stumble across in your reading/listening/viewing journey last week? Let me know in the comments below! 

a rogue librarian xoxo

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