Category: Fun


Not such a good start | #BoutOfBooks18

Posted 6 January, 2017 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Readathons, Updates / 0 Comments

 

 

I was supposed to be taking part in #BoutofBooks18 this week, and despite the week not being over yet, I’m afraid to say I’ve failed myself. I realise this read-a-thon is a no pressure thing, but I rather think I signed up prematurely. As in, I thought I could do it, but I can’t.
I didn’t make a TBR for it, because I didn’t want to tie myself down to anything. However, I had been classing my reread of Harry Potter as part of my TBR. Kind of. I’d even been listening to some audio books, but really it was all rather casual. So casual I wasn’t actually doing the read-a-thon. lol.
I’ve also got back into binge watching my rewatch of Supernatural, so naturally that took over my life. It also cut into my reading, and my writing. So basically, I can call this read-a-thon a fail and I’ll try better next time. 
I thought I’d let you all know, anyway. 🙂
-Kat
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TV SHOWS YOU SHOULD ALL BE WATCHING!

Posted 21 December, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Fun, TV Shows / 2 Comments

Hey everyone. It’s nearly Christmas! OH MY GOD. Can you believe the year is almost over? I don’t want 2017 to arrive yet. I don’t wannaaaaaa!
Lately I’ve been getting into some pretty awesome tv shows, either on regular TV or Netflix, and also Amazon Prime (for a short time). I was going to do a video for this, but I felt that my blog could use some content for a change. So now I’m going to pimp the hell out of some of the shows I love*.
*I’m not at all sponsored. I wish!
Shall  we get started? In no particular order, here we GO!

 

This show first grabbed my attention from the get go, though it certainly took me a while to get into it. I believe my mum finished season 1 before me. I remember once being at a restaurant with my mum and brother and they were discussing the season finale, and I was like NO. SPOILERS! It was a damn shame UK tv took the show off the air after season 2, because it’s brilliant. THANKFULLY, good ole Netflix got their grubby little hands on it and now I don’t have to watch it illegally. YAY. haha. Though I do have to wait a few days after the U.S which is annoying, but I tend to leave it a few weeks so I can binge. You shouldn’t pass this show up. It’s full of fantasy, action, romance, even some funny bits in there. My favourite characters are Captain Hook and Emma Swan (CAPTAIN SWAN FOR LIFEEEE!) though I sideline love Rumple. I mean…he’s evil as fuck, but he’s a cool dude. 😛
MY BABIES! *clears throat* Okay, enough fangirling. At least for now. I will say this, if you haven’t heard of this show…WHERE THE ACTUAL HELL HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS? Honestly, this show is on it’s 12th season now, and I can never get enough. I’ve been watching from the start recently, for the second time around, to pass the time before S12 starts in the UK (currently the US is midway through). Sam and Dean will rob you of all your morals and you won’t know what to do with your life. You’ll be siding with heaven and hell and battling demons and wishing Lucifer was real. (That’s a thing.) I hope it never ends. I don’t regret the decision to plunge head first into the SPN fandom. Not at all.
Speaking of Lucifer…
I recently, and I mean, really recently, decided to try this show out. I thought originally it was mainly a crime drama. And…while it IS one, it’s also SO MUCH MORE! Tom Ellis who plays Lucifer, does SUCH a tremendous job at it. Portraying such devilish charm and charisma, it’s impossible not to fall for him. I mean…wow. I loved Tom since he was in Doctor Who for a short cameo, then he was in Miranda (a BBC comedy show) and he’s been in other stuff too,  but still…Lucifer, for me, has to be his defining role. Ever. I couldn’t believe how I was getting so attached. You’d find me squealing “NO NO, DON’T HURT MY BABY!” even though logically he couldn’t be hurt. It doesn’t stop the FEELS! Full of fantasy/supernatural stuff with demons and angels, with crime on the side, this show will have you hooked. I’m not the biggest fan of crime drama, so this has the balance just right.
Now this programme needs to film quicker! I binged seasons 1 and 2 in about a week and afterwards I had the worse hangover, withdrawal symptoms coming out of me ears! lol
Jamie and Claire are everything. This show is full of time travel, romance – more like full on porn at some points, to be honest – and drama, lots of drama. Fighting. Blood. Just so much blood. I remember trying to watch it months ago, and didn’t like it. 20mins in I was bored. But I forced my way through the second time around and it was bliss. I couldn’t believe it. Now I badly need season 3!  I admittedly haven’t read the books, though I started to. They’re long and hard to get through (haha there’s a joke there somewhere…) but apparently well worth it! 
Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy is this show ending?! Probably has something to do with 2 of the main and best characters having LEFT! But…besides the obvious departure we’re soon to experience at the end of season 4, this show will always have a place in my heart. Adelaide Kane is adorable and gorgeous as Mary Queen of Scots, and I’ll admit I’ve got a bit of a girl crush on her. *___* But then the drama that goes on in this show is hypnotising. There’s never a dull moment. Romance, murder, espionage, and just plain deviousness will make you want more, trust me. I’ll be forever sad when it’s over but there’s always the chance to rewatch it. 🙂
Does this show really need an introduction? No, I guess not. Based on the life of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, this magnificent piece of art is just MIND BLOWINGLY EPIC. I had no idea I was going to become so obsessed but first episode in I was like “NEED…MORE” I think I finished it all in under a week. And the reason why I bothered? MATT. SMITH. Yeah, you heard me. My little fluffy bunny of a beautiful man. He he. I was going to put Doctor Who on this list of shows, but since MOST of you know I love the show anyway (or at least I did up until Capaldi started), you don’t need a reminder that Matt was and will always be my favourite Doctor, and therefore my favourite in everything he’s in. And we have to wait until next October for series 2. *cries*
Ah, Gilmore Girls. You made my year. Sort of. I mean, I binged the seasons in the summer and loved it. The painful wait until the revival was just…ugh. Then the revival was EVERYTHING AND MORE, but dammit that ending was just eck! Anyway, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this show. What’s that? You haven’t? Um…*side eyes* Okay. I’ll try and explain. It’s about these two girls, mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory. The dramas, romance, trials and tribulations throughout their years and basically it’s the best bit of television ever. Haha. 
Guyyyss….I’ve found my long lost love of my life. You know how much I love time travel, right? Well what do you know, this show involves…yeah you guessed it. TIME. TRAVEL. This was a golden gem that I found and I’m never letting it go. I hope to god it isn’t cancelled before a next season because it’s brilliant. Great characters, fantastic stories in each episode where they have to chase this guy and they get to go back in time and fix things and there’s an over-arching (is that the right word?) plot that just…wow. I can’t express enough how I love this show and you guys should DEFINITELY WATCH IT! 
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FIVE BOOKS OF 2016 I’VE LOVED | #YAXmasTour

Posted 15 December, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blog Tours, Blogging Challenges, Fun, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

OKAY guys, I’ll admit. I forgot about this post. So it’s nearly 9PM and I’m winging it. THAT’S THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, RIGHT? 
RIGHT.
So I thought, what kinda thing could I post that would be fun, interesting, and y’know…book related. Because that’s how I roll. I thought about what books I’ve loved over this past year (though the year technically isn’t over yet, so this is like…a rough version.)
I chose five, because dammit, it’s such a hard topic, I wanted to keep it as basic as possible. Lest my heart bleed, and all that. I don’t have favourites where my children are concerned. I mean books. BOOKS. 
So…here goes (in no particular order)
1: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — Yeah when I finally got around to reading this bad boy, I must say, I was NOT disappointed. I love the heist schemes, the characters – oh my Kaz! – and the writing is gorgeous to boot! Leigh is a fantastic writer and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with. It’s a shame I couldn’t get through Crooked Kingdom as easily, but hey…these things happen.
2: Gemina (Illuminae Files 2) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman — This year was THE year for the greatest sequel ever to be around. Uh…that is, I was hella excited. I love spacey kind of sci-fi and I just love the format which this book is based around, so I wasn’t surprised when I loved this just as much as its predecessor. 
3: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia — Thanks to a good YouTuber named Emma, I was recommended this book. It’s heartfelt, funny, instructive in a way I never knew it could be, and despite its subject matter, it was probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. I nearly said ‘written’ then…haha.
4: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure — I was not expecting this book to be one of my five-star ratings, but it was. A contemporary but with a story that is so compelling, I was almost screaming for more when it ended. Like seriously, you can’t end a book like that!
5: Winter by Marissa Meyer — Winter is the final book in the Lunar Chronicles, and wow, was that series great! I never thought I’d get so sucked in to the craze, but I did. If you haven’t read the series yet, you really should. It’s overwhelming at first, but you’ll become attached to it, trust me. 

 

 

 

So there you have it. I hope these have peaked your interest. I highly recommend these. They’re just a shy few of what I loved about 2016. I have enjoyed so much beyond books, too, but a quick PSA: I wish people would stop shitting on 2016. I know bad things have happened, but try looking on the bright side for a change. 
-Kat
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