Friday, February 19, 2016

Beyond The Books #2

Welcome to another installment of Beyond the Books, where I talk about things that I have been loving this week!

1. Currently reading

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
I have to be honest guys. I am not loving this one. Throw of Glass was a bit slow, but still good and I ended up enjoying it. But this one is just boring. Too many subplots. Sorry, but it will take a lot to get me to continue reading this series. I have been reading this book for two days and I am only 100 pages into it. That says a lot about my level of interest because normally, I would be finished with it by now.

2. Care packages from my family!
I asked my parents to send my husband some Ghirardelli chocolates with caramel (as a surprise) because he loves them so and we can't get them here in Italy. They also added a few other flavors as a surprise for me. And my niece and nephew wrote me some adorable letters. I love that my niece mentioned us taking her to Waffle House and Barnes and Noble next time we come visit. She loves food and books. Yep, we're related all right.

3. Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder
I am so glad all three of these shows are back!

4. My dog
Yeah, I know we were only away from her for four days while we were in London, but I still missed her terribly. She is just so sweet!

What have you been loving this week? Have you read the Throne of Glass series?

18 comments :

  1. I liked Crown of Midnight a lot. I listen though and always wonder if that makes a difference. I am SO excited all the Shonda shows are back too. Grey's is my favorite. Your dog is adorable!!

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    1. Grace, that is a good point. I wonder how I would feel about the audio. I eventually finished it and I think I just have too many issues with the character and plot. Oh well. And yes, my dog is crazy adorable, but I am biased. :)

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  2. I'm currently reading Crown of Midnight as well and I totally agree with you. It's slow and not nearly as good as Throne of Glass.

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    1. Nerdgirl, you are so right. I finished it and I was just not very happy with it.

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  3. Yay for care packages with chocolate! How can you NOT love that? And your puppy is adorable. I have two dogs, and I adore them, so I get how leaving them for four days can feel like a lot!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Nicole, chocolate = happiness. True story!

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  4. Ahh keep reading, Cynthia!! Crown of Midnight is my favorite, and you'll love it by the end. I GUARANTEE. Aww cute puppy and yummy chocolate! I need to catch up on Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. Both are such great shows with strong female protagonists. Woohoo girl power!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Rachel, okay I did finish it and it does pick up, I will give you that. But honestly, I just had a few too many issues with the plot and character. Just isn't for me I guess. Oh well. And yes, aren't the female leads in Scandal and How to get away with murder AMAZING?!? I do have to confess that I am glad Olivia isn't with Fitz anymore. I just don't like her when she's with him.

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  5. INTERESTING. I actually liked Crown of Midnight the best out of the series! Not such a fan of it anymore.

    OMG How to Get Away With Murder <3 <3 <3 My fave.

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    1. Loony Literate, yeah since people say goes downhill after the second one, I am not a fan of continuing the series. It just wasn't for me, I guess.

      And YAY, How to get away with murder is my favorite too! It is so incredibly intense. Love it.

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  6. I got Ghirardellis for Xmas for my hubs! :D Your dog looks forlorn, Cynthia... Hey, how about the Gilmore Girls revival, though? :D Hope you are well... Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Ramona! And OMG, the Gilmore Girls revival is my dream come true!!! I am SO HAPPY!!! I just love that show so freaking much.

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  7. Aww I'm so sorry Crown of Midnight is not working out for you! I haven't started the Throne of Glass series, but everyone is making me read it! The care package from the fam seems awesome, and your dog is just all the adorbs! <3

    Yayy, I can't wait to get back to How to Get Away With murder :D

    - Aila @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. Thanks Aila. It may just be me because many say the second one is the best in the series but I just don't see it.

      And How to get away with murder is SO GOOD!! Man it's intense.

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  8. Awwww your doggie looks so cute Cynthia! I need to watch all of those 3 shows, and it's great that I have a lot to binge. Hope you enjoy!

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  9. I wasn't a big Throne of Glass series lover, but I am the black sheep there - erk! The care package looks so cute!! <3

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    1. Lyn, then I guess we are both black sheep. :) I finished the second one and I am officially not a fan.

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