Top Ten Tuesday: 8 Books I Feel Differently About Now

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

So here it is, 8 books that I feel a little different about now than when I read them.


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Movie of the Week: Sisters

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I watched Sisters a few days ago, when I finally managed to convince my mom, nephew and sister-in-law to go to the movies. I love Tina Fey, so I kind of had high hopes for this movie… unfortunately it wasn’t all that. Incredible, I liked Amy Poehler’s role better than Fey’s…

So, the movie was ok, but I felt that it was too much at times, while at some other times, it just wasn’t enough. I don’t know how to better explain my feelings for this movie. Was it entertaining? Yeah, it was. Would I see it again? Not likely. My 13 yo nephew really loved it though ;-).

One curious thing was seeing James Brolin and Dianne Evelyn Wiest portraying a couple again, which they also do in Life in Pieces.

I guess I’m used to seeing Tina Fey doing intelligent kind of humour, and I thought that this just wasn’t it.

Bossypants (Tina Fey)

>>>>  Nº 14 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A non-fiction book <<<<

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Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon—from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)

I’ve actually owned the physical copy of this book for a few months now, but knowing that I wouldn’t get to it for a while, it went ahead to Portugal (with most of my precious). But the other day I was surfing through Audible (to see if a subscription might be worth it), and I wasn’t really sure if audiobooks were for me… (actually I decided that not so much, except for autobiographies!)

I listened to an excerpt of Bossypants, narrated by the author, the amazing Tina Fey, and I knew I NEEDED to listen to it. I was not in the least sorry. I started to listen to it right there, at work, and I started to laugh (loudly) by myself. I only paused to have diner (I needed to watch some Daily Show), and then I was back at it. The 5 hours and something flew by and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s the best decision I made in regards to this book, listening to Tina Fey telling it was just like I was watching an interview with her, or some other funny stuff with her. I love her and her work, so I just kept enjoying it :D.

It’s still an autobiography, which are not in any way my kind of books. And that’s why I won’t rate this higher…

(and now I have this huge overwhelming desire to watch all seasons of 30 Rock for the third time…)

Rating: 4 Stars

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July Wrap-Up

And that’s it, July ended and we’re already in August… how the hell did that happen?! o_O

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Back at the beginning of this month I has set up reading 6 books this month, as you can see on my July TBR. I have failed! I had meant to read:

1. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)

2. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir)

3. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

4. Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas)

5. Heir of Fire (Sarah J. Maas)

6. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)

I ended up not reading Heir of Fire or The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender due to lack of time.

But I did read:

1. P.S. I Still Love You (Jenny Han)

2. An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir)

3. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas)

4. Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) (review coming soon)

5. Bossypants (Tina Fey) – I actually listened to the audiobook – my very first audiobook! (Review coming soon)

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All in all it was a bad month in terms of time to read, but the books themselves were amazing, I only wished I had had the time to get to Heir of Fire, but worry not, I’ll be done with it by this time next week. I’ll be posting my August TBR later today.

Books, books and more books! It feels like Christmas!

Last month there was this amazing thing on Amazon.co.uk, where you could get 3 books for 10£. That’s amazing! Amazing I say! I say that because here in Barcelona or in Portugal, for that matter, the selection of books in english, that are ready to take on stores, is very limited. So, I jumped at the chance of buying some books, I needed some for my Reading Challenge anyway…

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I started to click on the beginning of the month and finished my order on the 31st, my shopping bag had at the time some 22 books. So I had to cut a few… I managed to stay with 17! Yeah, not all of these belonged to that wonderful sales promotion, but nonetheless, the books were cheaper than buying them here. I ended up ordering 17 books and with the difference from pounds to euros and shipping costs and everything, it still came out for like 7€ a book, it’s quite cheap!

To sum it up, I’m very happy! I feel like a kid on Christmas day!

  • The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Sin Eaters Daughter Trilogy 1), Melinda Salisbury
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You, Mhairi McFarlane (darn it… I forgot to check that it was paperback… it came hardcover:( )
  • You Had Me At Hello, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Here’s Looking At You, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  • Attachments, Rainbow Rowell
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike), Robert Galbraith
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy, Lucy-Anne Holmes
  • The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me, Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice
  • Inferno, Dan Brown
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (A Memoir), Maya Van Wagenen

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is here!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered last week on Netflix, 13 episodes at once, and if you haven’t watched it yet, what the hell are you waiting for?!

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The show follows Kimmy, who has been locked by a cult leader in a bunker for 15 years, while she discovers the world. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created a genius of a tv show right here, and Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess are just wonderful.

I can’t wait for the second season.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt… =D

Have you seen the trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?! No?! GO WATCH IT! I admit that when I saw the title I thought “no way I’m going to want to watch this” and then I swallowed my words and I can’t wait for the show to come out.

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Originally created for NBC, the Tina Fey and Robert Carlock show was sold to Netflix, where it will air coming March 6 (all 13 episodes on the same day!). And bonus good news?! Second season is already ordered =D.