What's Up Wednesday (33)

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I think I finally see the end of the reading slump tunnel! Since we last spoke, I've finished INTO THE STILL BLUE (which was a satisfying conclusion to the Under the Never Sky trilogy) and THE ASSASSIN'S BLADE, which is the bundled version of Sarah Maas' THRONE OF GLASS novellas. I guess the last doesn't totally count as reading a whole book because I've already read most of the novellas. I only borrowed the book to read the 1 novella I hadn't read (and for the little teaser of HEIR OF FIRE at the end).

I am now reading Kelley Armstrong's newest SEA OF SHADOWS.


Nothing. :(


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Nothing much except that I have added a new TV show to my roster, CW's ARROW. I was skeptical about the show but after hearing much praise and seeing the crazy gif of Oliver doing insane pull-ups sent to me on multiple occasions by Tracey Neithercott, I finally caved and watched (One can only hold out for so long when faced with muscles). And I'm hooked. It's pretty interesting and I like the cast, and yes, almost every episode delivers on the gratuitous totally relevant shirtless training montages. Even funnier, my mom is hooked too.

Today is the last day of Poetry Month, and so if you missed it last Friday, you should definitely check out my post Poetry & Pictures for the Tom Hiddleston reading of may i feel said he by e. e. cummings. It is something else.

Speaking of love poems and Tom Hiddleston, I finally saw Only Lovers Left Alive and it was beautiful. Quiet, moody, and surprisingly funny contemplation and reflection of love and existence. Oh and the main characters are vampires.

It's also the MEAN GIRLS 10 year Anniversary today! I remember seeing this in theaters in high school with my BFFs and actually laughing out loud at the things that went down in this movie. So much of it is still in pop culture today, and seriously, who says girls can't be funny? On Wednesdays, we wear pink. I am and I hope you are too.

Oh and stop trying to make fetch happen.
Also, I literally wait all year to be able to say this / use this meme. If you don't get it, you need to look up NSYNC's song "It's Gonna Be Me" and listen to how Justin Timberlake sings that phrase.

What's up with you?


Miss Cole said...

Arrow is amazing. It's my goal to get everyone I know watching it :D

Hooray for escaping your reading slump.


Melanie Stanford said...

Ha, I saw that meme on FB and laughed. Also, another WUW-er posted the music video and it was funny that I remembered almost every single word of the song!
Me and the hubs are addicted to Arrow.

Jaime Morrow said...

Seriously, ARROW just gets better and better and better. Between that and the latest episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D....wow! And Oliver Queen's abs are a sight to behold. Worth writing poetry about, actually. ;-)

I'm headed out on a ridiculously long road trip and SEA OF SHADOWS is in the stack of books I'm bringing along. It sounds good! I bought THE ASSASSIN'S BLADE, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I didn't realize it had a teaser for HEIR OF FIRE in it! Must check that out ASAP!

Hope you're having an awesome week, Alice! :-)

Katy Upperman said...

Yay for Mean Girls! One of my favorites! And it sounds like I need to maybe watch ARROW? I don't know much about it, but if you, Tracey, and Jaime are liking it... Must be good! Also, where is Loki today? I miss him!

Connie Keller said...

I'm so behind--haven't read/seen/heard about these. I've been trying to finish my latest WIP. Hopefully, I'll come up for air soon.

I missed seeing Loki pictures today. :)

Tracey Neithercott said...

I love Mean Girls. My husband thinks I'm insane when I use MG quotes in regular conversation, but they're appropriate for all situations!

So glad you started Arrow! :)