Carrying On

October 24, 2015 books, miscellaneous 28

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Aloha amig@s de libros! (yes, you may hit me for that)

I hope this post finds you feeling well and spooky. It’s been three weeks since I’ve done one of these, so have a non-comprehensive list of things that happened since then

  • My internship ended, and a new semester at uni started
  • I went to Newcastle for a couple of days last week! I vlogged it, so I’ll upload a video about it within the next weeks
  • While in Newcastle I watched The Martian, which is a GREAT movie and you should definitely see it because it’s hilarious. I’m slightly upset that no one ever recommended the book to me, but now I shall have to read it
  • I watched the first four episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. It’s good so far!
  • Gilmore Girls will be continued with four 90-minute episodes! It’s one of my go-to favorite shows, and I really didn’t expect it, so I’m thrilled-nervous-enthusiastic about this

The Shiny

I bought Carry On and The Rest of Us Just Live Here in England, because an already full suitcase is not an excuse not to buy books. I might have to move to England just because of Waterstones. Seriously, they have ALL the good books AND fun events AND authors actually come there. No, get your mind out of the gutter, that’s not what I meant. I rarely get my books from bookstores these days, because the English sections are pitiful here, but I can hardly complain about it, because… well, it kinda makes sense that German bookstores would store German books (say that ten times fast).

However when I do go to a bookstore in England and it has ALL THE BOOKS, it’s kind of hard to restrain myself. I only bought two books that were already on my wishlist AND they were a couple pounds off (what is it with new books already being on sale there when they come out?), so I basically SAVED money. I think. I already finished Carry On and liked it. I ususally do a quick this is what I think right after reading thing on Goodreads, but I’ll probably write up a proper review for the blog soon(ish).

I had no clue this was coming out until someone told me about it a few days before the release date, but obviously I had to get it. Being more aware of what books are coming out when since I started blogging is really hurting my bank account, guys. It’s a really nice hardcover edition though, so no complaints. I started reading, but I’m not very far in yet.

‘Round the Web

  • The new Harry Potter play is a sequel to the books! I don’t even know what to say to this. It’s exciting, but sometimes series are better left alone when it feels like the story’s been told BUT NEW HARRY POTTER STUFF WHAT. I hope there will be a way for people who can’t just go to London to watch it. Because seriously, I could probably be convinced, but did I tell you about my hurting bank account?
  • Completely unrelated to anything none pizza with left beef cannot NOT be shared here. I laugh every time I read the description of what the cook was thinking.
  • YouTube introduced a a paid subscription service, which I feel ambiguous about
  • Friendly reminder that the Shadowhunters tv show is going to be aired in three months. I was HOPING for a GOOD show, but instead it looks like it’s going to be a seriously trashy show. Obviously that won’t stop me from watching it.

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As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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28 Responses to “Carrying On”

    • Vlora


      I also just heard about it! I’m wondering whether it doesn’t have a huge marketing budget? Anyways, I’ll report back when I’ve read it. :)
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  1. Cait @ Paper Fury

    AHHHH THE REST OF US JUST LIVED HERE IS SO GOOD AND SO SHINY. And I can’t even look at Carry On without launching into the rest of it from Supernatural (omg tell me you know what I’m talking about or else I shall just be humming carry on my wayward son here like a fangirling crumpet) *ahem* SQUEE BLACK WIDOW TOO. That one looks immensely wonderful.
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    • Vlora


      I don’t watch Supernatural SORRY I KNOW I’M DESPICABLE. I HAVE seen a lot of gifs from it, does that count? :D And I can’t wait to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here, I’ve only heard good things!
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    • Vlora


      Sometimes I want to just apologize to the internet for bad puns, but then I think NOPE. :D And I can’t wait to read The Rest of Us!
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  2. Bookaholic Fairies

    GREAT BOOKS! I’ve just read Carry On and The Rest of Us Just Live Here and they are both 5/5 for me! Lol newly released books rarely happen in my country, so lucky you! Also here in the Philippines, English books greatly outnumber the Filipino books.
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    • Vlora


      That’s great to hear! I can’t wait to read The Rest of Us; I’ve literally only heard good things. Well, I live in Germany, so I have to order all the new releases online (or really most English books), but I’m lucky in the sense that it’s not that hard to get them!
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    • Vlora


      IKR? Probably smart, but I had to get it RIGHT AWAY THIS SECOND apparently. I’ll probably review it when I’m done reading! YES definitely go for The Martian; it’s awesome! None Pizza with left beef is the best thing to ever happen to tumblr imo.
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  3. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Ohhhh so many pretties! Does TRoUJLH have blue edges on the pages? I may need to own it if so. Black Widow is not my “thing”, I don’t think, but it’s pretty! And Carry On.. well, I have to read Fangirl first. Oopsie daisy. I also feel like “none pizza with left beef” is something I should order for my daughter who apparently loves pizza but hates sauce and cheese…

    Shadowhunters does NOT look good but… I guess neither did The 100 at first? Maybe there is hope? (Fine, there isn’t much hope, shhh.) I am looking forward to your vlog too!
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    • Vlora


      No, it has yellow edges – it looks pretty cool. I LOVED Fangirl. No idea if it’s your thing, but I hope you enjoy it if you read it! Haha please do order none pizza with left beef and let me know how it went.

      No, it really doesn’t, does it? I watched a couple of minutes from the show somewhere and it was basically one big cringe attack. BUT you’re right, shows do often get better after a couple of episodes, so maybe there is a little hope. And otherwise we can just enjoy the trash.
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  4. Mara

    Omg!! I’m so envious of your copy of “The Rest Of Us Just Live Here”!!That edition is the one I’ve been dreaming to buy since it looks so pretty (yes I judge a book by its cover, I apologize), but unfortunately it’s not available in my country, which sucks.

    I hope you’ll like the book, though even I haven’t finished it yet haha.

    (P.S.: I wish I could live in that newly-released-books-that-are-on-sale bookstore in England.)
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    • Vlora


      Don’t apologize, it happens to all of us. :D Ah yes, I usually get the UK edition, so if I’m lucky it looks good. :) Oh, don’t we all wish we could live there, Mara, don’t we all.
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  5. Jackie

    So THAT’S the Black Widow book you mentioned. I happen to be a fan of Marvel and the Black Widow and Margaret Stohl, so I’m pretty sure this will be making it on to my reading list soon.

    As for Youtube? Eh. I’m not one of those people who is going to dish out $10 for ad free entertainment. I mean, I pay less for Netflix, you know?
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    • Vlora


      The very one. :D I thought it might be something for you! I started reading it, but then I got busy with other stuff, so let me know how it is in case you finish it before me. :D

      Yeah, I definitely won’t either. They’d have to offer some VERY sweet stuff for me to pay that much. I guess it might be that much because it’s combined with a music subscription service? Either way, it’s not very interesting to me.
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  6. Olivia Roach

    I would very much have recommended The Martian to you if I had seen the movie or read the book xD But it is on my TBR now! And Waterstones is my favourite place when I go back home and visit, and I just know that when I move back I will spend all my days there and probably perish in all my bookish glory. But those books DD: I really want to read the Black Widow one! She’s one of my favourite superheroes and I keep on wishing that Marvel will make a separate movie about her instead of only lumping her in with the Avengers and Captain America but oh well >.> A book works too!
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    • Vlora


      YES! I hope you’ll like it. Honestly, perishing from book glory at Waterstones doesn’t sound like the worst way to go haha. I would spend SO much time there if I lived in England. Tell me how you liked the Black Widow book when you get around to reading it! I started it, but now I’m so busy it’ll probably take me ages to finish. :D

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