Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Favorite Things: January
I'm not reviewing books anymore, but I still want to talk about my favorite reads, and other favorite things in the month that passed.
Falling in Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen
If you love Stephanie Perkins' books, you should give Falling in Love a shot. Cat moves to London for the summer with her mother and finds the diary of Katherine, who lived 200 years ago.
This book is funny and sweet and I really enjoyed it.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
This one had a lot of hype surrounding it when it came out last year, and I'm happy to say it lives up to it. It's pretty rare for me to think about a book when I'm not reading it, for it to capture my imagination that way. This is one of those books!
I love how it's high fantasy, but different from any other high fantasy I've ever read. If you haven't read this one, you should definitely add it to the TBR ASAP!
A Brush of Darkness-Allison Pang
If you're in the mood for urban fantasy, pick this book up! It was funny (seriously, she has a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer) and it's also sexy. This is one of the best urban fantasy books I've read in years, and I can't wait to read the next in the series.
January was a great month for TV.
The second series of Sherlock aired (in the UK, American version airs in May, I believe?) This is one of the most brilliant shows on television. If you haven't seen it, series one is on Netflix instant. You won't regret it, I promise!
If you're not familiar, it's essentially a well-written historical soap opera. I have yet to meet one person who didn't watch it and fall in love. Series 1 is also on Netflix!
Even though (spoiler, mouse over to see) they killed off my favorite character, the hotty McHotson Sheriff Graham, I still love this show a lot.
Spartacus Blood & Sand
My husband watched the entirety of the season while I was gone for a few days earlier in the month. He raved about it, and I thought it wouldn't be my thing. Oh, how wrong I was. This show has it all. Humor, imaginative profanity, and romance. I look forward to the new season of Spartacus, although it won't be quite the same without the great Andy Whitfield in the lead role.
What were your favorite things in January?