sunday salon {4/14/2013}

 

sunday salonBooks Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
  • Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • Skyfall
  • Looper
  • Frankenweenie
  • Playing for Keeps
  • Anna Karenina

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)
  • Vikings Season 1 (currently airing on History)
  • The Office Season 2 (Netflix)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {4/14/2013}

 

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Sunday Salon {4/7/2013}

Books Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Halo: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss
  • Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • Perks of Being a Wallflower was really good
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer was too dumb to finish–I watched about 30 minutes or so

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)
  • Vikings Season 1 (currently airing on History)
  • 30 Rock Season 2 (Netflix)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {4/7/2013}

Sunday Salon {3/24/2013}

Books Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Shades of the Earth by Beth Revis
  • Halo: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • Hotel Transylvania was a pretty cute movie
  • Life of Pi was

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)
  • 30 Rock Season 2 (Netflix)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {3/24/2013}.

Sunday Salon {3/10/2013}

Books Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
  • Halo: The Thursday War by Karen Traviss
    I will be starting this on my drive to work tomorrow morning. Honestly, I got it because Nick loves Halo and I saw it on the newly released audiobook shelf.

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • gave up on Felicity–I found it pretty annoying that the main characters seemed more like 15 than 19

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)
  • 30 Rock Season 1 (Netflix)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {3/10/2013}.

Sunday Salon {3/3/2013}

sunday salonBooks Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
    I’m really enjoying both of these books!

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • Felicity Season 1 on DVD
    Gotta admit, I’m really glad that I was younger in the 90s than the characters in the show 🙂

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {3/3/2013}.

Sunday Salon {2/24/2013}

sunday salonI’ve been really bad at updating this blog for the past few months (what’s really more like half a year). I’ve been spending a lot more time with my other blog, Me…Healthier. But I have finally got back into reading more often, usually even daily.

I’m going to be keeping this blog pretty simple, from now on. It will pretty much consist of book reviews and these Sunday Salon posts. With the occasional post about reading events, like Dewey’s Readathon, or anything that comes up book related. So here goes…

(To catch up from the beginning of the year…)

Books Finished: 

Books Currently Reading:

  • Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros (audiobook)
  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

Movies/Shows Watched:

  • Identity Thief was hilarious!!
  • Downton Abbey Season 3 (so sad it’s done for the season already!)
  • The Campaign wasn’t as funny as I thought it’d be, but still great

Shows Currently Watching:

  • How I Met Your Mother Season 8 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Two Broke Girls Season 2 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Big Bang Theory Season 6 (currently airing on CBS)
  • Glee Season 4 (currently airing on Fox)

If you’re interested, here’s a link to my Sunday wrap-up post at my other blog, Me…Healthier: weekly dish {2/24/2013}

Sunday Salon {12/16/2012}

sunday salonThis week seems to have gone rather fast. It was my first full week of my new job and I am really beginning to feel comfortable with the kids. I’m still a little leery when it comes to the actual work part (when we actually 1:1 teach the kids) because they are all at different levels and I’m still figuring out who can do what. But I’m feeling great with everything else. I finally went Christmas shopping this weekend! I only have one more gift left to buy. I was just having such a hard time figuring out what to buy for my family members.

No real reading. I’m waiting for a book at the library to come in so I can finish the Around the World in 12 Books Challenge on a good note. But it seems like it’s never going to come in! I’ve been #1 on the list for it for a couple of weeks.

Ted (2012; Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, Mila Kunis)
Young boy wishes his teddy bear was real. Teddy bear comes to life. Whole world loves Ted, the teddy bear. Ted and boy grow up. Man can’t grow up and get his life together because of bear. Man and bear go separate ways. Tragedy ensues. Ending is happy.
Funnier than I thought, but still more stupid-stupid than stupid-funny. Doubt I’ll watch it again.

The Lucky One (2012; Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling)
Man is a soldier. Man finds a picture of a beautiful woman (which incidentally saves him from dying). Man goes in search of woman to thank her. Man and woman fall in love. Man and woman have a fight. But it’s Nicholas Sparks–you figure out the ending.
As with most Nicholas Sparks movies, I enjoyed it. The ending was cliche, as are many romantic movies. But, again, with most Nicholas Sparks movies, I probably won’t watch it often. I think, of his movies I’ve seen, I’ve only ever watched each once, at least all the way through.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012; Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez)
Manny and Ellie’s daughter, Peaches, is now a teenager. The land begins to shift and change, splitting Manny, Sid, and Diego–and Sid’s awesome granny–from Ellie and Peaches. Thus begins the adventure of pirates and floating icebergs in order to reunite the family.
This was pretty funny. Of course the original Ice Age is best, but I think these follow-ups have been really great as sequels go.

The Bourne Legacy (2012; Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz)
I have to be perfectly honest–I’m not exactly sure what this was about. It’s not like the other Bourne movies with Matt Damon. This is more about a conspiracy dealing with medicines that enhance your mental and physical states. It was good, but a little confusing if you didn’t pay 100% attention to it, which is what happened in my case.