Week(s) in Review, April 7th 53

Having been gone for such a long time, a lot of things have happened. Jen is quite busy, so it’s just me this week (after her having covered my ass so often, it’s just fair) but I hope you’ll share your thoughts anyways!

Next to my mom’s and grandfather’s birthdays, my impending doom (alas, I couldn’t finish driving school last year due to bad health, so I’m hoping to do that now), Eastern, April Fools’ Day and many other, small, happenings, I somewhat lost my sanity. Oops? But all the better to leave weird comments everywhere. /creepy laughter

The Weekly Recap (Meme hosted by Kimba)

On Monday was our highly confusing post about how we were back, then came Jen’s Golden Lily review. With so few April releases that I am looking forward to, I once again skipped WOW, reviewed Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent on Thursday, and talked about book hatery (books I thought I would hate and all of that) on Friday. ;)

Since I haven’t done this in a long time, here is what I read in March and early April:

Geist (Book of the Order, #1)Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling 0.5, 3.5, 9.5, 10.5)UnboundDare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)

Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)One Dance with a Duke (Stud Club, #1)Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2)A Most Scandalous Proposal

 Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney, #4)

  • by was actually really bad. 1.5 stars at best, I think.
  • by wasn’t as good as I expected, but an overall satisfying end to the story. Too rushed at times, and I had my common Vincent issues with the title. I guess that’s something that won’t stop happening in the near future, either.
  • by was exactly what I had expected it to be, but slightly better. 4+ stars.

Next to abovementioned shows, I finally watched The Hobbit, which I had planned to watch with The Best Friend (who is a jerk) but never got around to do. Fantastic movie, in my opinion. – Though, I’ll admit to my utmost shame that I haven’t read any of the LOTR-related books and haven’t got as high expectations as literary fans might. ;)

For some reasons, the Walking Dead finale hit me harder than I thought it would, while the Game of Thrones premiere was.. more or less good, but not as spectacular as I’d hoped. But then, the show usually gets stronger in the second third, if I recall properly. ;) What did you think about the episodes, though?

Also, who else is freaking out over Billie Piper and David Tennant joining for the DW50? Because I kind of am, and not just in a good way. The 7.2 premiere of Doctor Who last weekend was almost as disappointing as the Christmas Special was horrible, imo, so I’m.. equally wary and excited. But heck yes, Tennant and Piper! Also.. picture from the first read-through:

Also marathoned the first four seasons of Leverage, the entire Borgias series (amazing, amazing, amaaazing show!) modded and unmodded Skyrim, and contemplated the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (Laughed because Jen was even worse off than I was about that.) Summarized: What a weird few weeks those were..

A lot of stuff had happened on the interwebs. Some things I try to forget (mishacapolypse, I’m looking at you), others.. not. Starting with yet another super-professional looking and funny Supernatural trailer, moving on to the April Fools Smart Bitches site, and ending with a lot of brilliantly written posts that I had on my reading queue for a long (or not so long) time: Basically any letter of opinion on Dear Author. The latest ones are especially great, but I’ll share one of the “older” posts about escapism and how the critics win when we defend reading romance novels as that, a point I’ve been trying to make for a long time and never managed to.

I still have to go through the rest of my blog-queue, which all of the people I already follow might have noticed. An obvious lack of comments. Argh, I’m feeling awful about that. Though, I have to admit, there were few posts I really COULD comment on without spoiling myself (because those posts were reviews of books I haven’t read). Where are all your book-related-not-review-contents, guys? And in general, where are you? Or is my feed-reader messing with me? /sniffs

My Book Haul (Meme hosted by Tynga)

This can only get ridiculous. I’m not sure which books I just got and which I bought like five months ago. I also haven’t requested more than two or three titles at best.. Alas, that’s what happens when your best friend makes you read fanfiction. Thousands of words I could use for my Goodreads stats, except I can’t. /sobs

I’ll just go with what I’m really certain about.. Which is alarmingly little..

Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4) Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2) Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2)
Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)
With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) Love Irresistibly (FBI / US Attorney, #4)

I also got a manga review copy of Black Bird, Vol. 16 by Kanoko Sakurakouji, and several other manga, but.. yeah. Won’t do that to anyone and list them all. ;)

Okay, so that’s it from my side of the internet. How about you? Any good reads? Any awesome shows? Any disappointmets? Any drama I haven’t heard of yet because I live under a rock that lives under a rock that lives under a person? LEMME KNOW!

I’ll just end this with,

53 thoughts on “Week(s) in Review, April 7th

  1. Reply Jen @ BE Apr 7, 2013 12:50 pm

    I had way too much fun reading this. ;) I feel so out of the loop with limited internet, but yay, catching up now! I feel like a bad coblogger, but don’t worry, I’ll make up for it once I’m back! (But really, how do I log in BE? I don’t know how to anymore! O.o)

    And go finish driving school! I’m really jealous, since my mom keeps saying “later” whenever I ask her to let me go to driving school. :/

    On the plus side, you read many books, so that’s awesome! ;) I really loved WAMS- so many twists and turns. Same with Shadow Bound- yes, Kori’s head IS a scary place, but it was freakin brilliant! XD Can’t wait to be able to post on BE all the reviews I’ve been posting on Goodreads too.

    *hugs*

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 6:28 pm

      *hugs*

      Oh, I feel for your, believe you me. Like, everything you’ve just described was basically my life for a few weeks. D: Horrible, right? Oooh, the stupid safety plugin! It changed the URL again, but I fixed it just now. Pro: No hacking. Contra: No blogging. Well.. XD

      Yeah, I probably should, right? But it’s So. Much. Studying. D: ARGH.

      Yep, that I did. But I have a feeling that the only reason why I read so much is in order to avoid studying for my fucking driving license. So messed up. D:

      What? I loved her head. It was so home-y. I just hated how it ended. :( So frustrating, right? I wanted to shower her in chocolate and money and rainbows and love, but no. Vincent had other plans. Grr!

  2. Reply Becki @ The Flutterby Room Apr 7, 2013 2:42 pm

    Sounds like you had a busy week! I’m a little jealous of your book haul as you’ve got three books I REALLY want to read in it. Liked the brief summary of the books you’ve read, was very helpful.

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 5:57 pm

      Oh? Haha, but usually I don’t request too many ARCs, so if it was one of those, then.. it’s really rare! If it was one of the books I bought, though.. Uh.. um.. sorry? *g*

      • Reply Becki @ The Flutterby Room Apr 7, 2013 6:15 pm

        Congratulations on getting the ARCs then! Two of them are ARCs, but the other is With All My Soul which I looked for in my local bookstore but they didn’t have :(

        • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 6:28 pm

          Oooh! Well, I hope you’ll get it soon! I hate it when I can’t finish a series I’ve been reading for such a long time. SO frustrating, right? D:

  3. Reply Jenea @ Books Live Forever Apr 7, 2013 6:26 pm

    What great books and your post was fun to read. :D Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

  4. Reply Jen @ YA Romantics Apr 7, 2013 7:40 pm

    This post did make me laugh.
    Excited about Dare You To — I have that one too!

    Jen @ YA Romantics

  5. Reply Nyx @ Unraveling Words Apr 7, 2013 7:48 pm

    Great post! Nice books you got there. Geist looks like something I would read, gonna check that one out.

    Nyx @ Unraveling Words

  6. Reply Sarah @ Girl!Reporter Apr 7, 2013 7:57 pm

    Definitely freaking out about David Tennant back for Doctor Who’s 50th! Everytime I see the picture of him and Matt Smith I can’t help but smile really, really widely.

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 11:07 pm

      Yes, right? But I’m SO afraid, because.. you know, everyone’s so happy and making up things that might happen like Rose agreeing with Eleven that bow ties are awesome, but.. what if it’s just lots and lots and lots of pain? ;_;

  7. Reply Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings Apr 7, 2013 7:59 pm

    Wow! lots to take in. I am bummed to hear that the Frost book and BD books were flops. I was hoping for better with Ms. Frost. So many good books up there to drink in! I am so behind on the Soul Screamers series. thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 11:09 pm

      Well, Twice Tempted wasn’t BAD, but.. it wasn’t especially good either, and I’m still feeling some embarrassment on behalf of one of the characters. IDK, I do hope you’ll enjoy it more than I did! :)

  8. Reply Toni @ My Book Addiction Apr 7, 2013 9:38 pm

    OMG, I adore the Klaus creepy stalker mode gif! That cracked me up.

    I didn’t expect Walking Disaster to be good. I really didn’t see the point in writing it from Travis’ POV. Seems like she didn’t have anything original to write about so she decided to suck this story dry. *shrug*

    Thank you so much for stopping by My Book Addiction and for the lovely compliment. That made my day!

    Feel free to stop back by to join my first discussion post that I just published :) I could use some input!

    New Bloglovin follower :)

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 11:10 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t either, but the amount of suck in that novel was just.. awe-inspiring, actually. It’s like parody, except that it isn’t. D:

      Thank you for stopping by in return! Yes, I’ll put the post in my article queue right away!! /curious as hell (Following you, too, btw.)

  9. Reply BookishTrish Apr 7, 2013 10:24 pm

    Fun post, lots of great links to keep me entertained for a while :)

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

  10. Reply Lolita @Lola's Reviews Apr 7, 2013 10:48 pm

    I also thought WAMS was okay and indeed the ending was satisfying. Have you already written your review? I would love to read it.

    I can’t wait till Dare to You releashes, so many people alreayd read it thnaks to Netgalley, but I am waiting for my paperback copy.

  11. Reply brandileigh2003 Apr 7, 2013 10:52 pm

    I loved Dare you to and hope you do too.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 11:16 pm

      Yes, I read it last week and enjoyed it, too, though as I said above, the hero felt a little too.. ‘constructed’ to me. :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  12. Reply Michelle @ In Libris Veritas Apr 7, 2013 10:56 pm

    What?! You’re trying to forget the Misapocalypse?! Why?! Don’t you enjoy seeing his face everywhere…in places it clearly doesn’t belong,lol. It sounds like you had a pretty busy time these past few weeks. I’m glad you enjoyed The Hobbit, I did as well and I’ve read the book.
    It looks like you read a lot of good books as well and there are a few that I’ve been meaning to get to.
    I hope you have a great week and thank you for stopping by!

    • Reply Patricia Apr 7, 2013 11:15 pm

      I don’t know, but on my dash it felt too forced and as if people were doing it just to be doing it, not because it was actually any fun. I know that there were a LOT of people who had lots of fun and loved the entire thing, so that’s great. Just.. on my dash.. I don’t know. There was wank because of it, too. People going crazy about edits and whatnot. I think there were even posts of Misha’s face on a dictator saying “THAT’S A DESTIEL REFERENCE/PARALLEL” so, yeah.. That kinda ended the fun for me.

      Aw, phew! I was really concerned about the Movie vs Book thing. :D

      Thank you very much for stopping by in return!

  13. Reply Jorie @ Jorie's Reads Apr 7, 2013 11:10 pm

    Thanks for visiting Jorie’s Reads! I like how your blog looks and I like your partnership.

    I’ve not read the whole Bible and my 33rd bday is around the corner. So far, the 12 pages/day audiobook method is working well for me.

    Jorie’s Reads

  14. Reply JoAnne @ The Fairytale Nerd Apr 7, 2013 11:29 pm

    So many bloggers are saying that Walking Disaster was a disappointment… I haven’t read it yet. I want to, though. But… if it’s not good, why read it?

    I’m so excited about Dare You To!!! It’s next on my list! :D

  15. Reply Yvonne Apr 7, 2013 11:36 pm

    Great post! Have a great week!

  16. Reply Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf Apr 8, 2013 12:28 am

    What a fun post! And lots of great new books that you’ve added to your collection:) Happy reading and Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  17. Reply Charlotte Eve Apr 8, 2013 1:41 am

    So much stuff going on with you! And yay for manga! I am not a fan of Black Bird, but I do see its appeal :) Have a great week!

  18. Reply Libby Apr 8, 2013 2:13 am

    You have some great looking books there! Good luck! I hope you get to read them soon!! Have a great week!

    http://libbysfunbooks.blogspot.com

  19. Reply Book Savvy Babe Apr 8, 2013 2:35 am

    wow, you had a busy week. I still haven’t seen the Hobbit, but I agree about the Game of Thrones premiere. However, I think it takes time for the story threads to build (that’s what I’m hoping anyhow) So, I hope you have a great week, you got some awesome reads! Book Savvy Babe

    • Reply Patricia Apr 8, 2013 2:37 am

      Yes, I’m hoping that, like before, the story will get stronger in the second third of the season. The writers or producers said that, if the third season makes it, then they can’t imagine not getting the other seasons on screen. Apparently it was a very tough season, production-wise.

      Thank you! :)

  20. Reply Jan Apr 8, 2013 2:56 am

    Great post! Fun to read. I liked seeing all those books. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  21. Reply Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard Apr 8, 2013 4:21 am

    The Hobbit! I loved it (well, mostly) in the theater, and I want to see it again now that it’s on DVD — but I’m holding out for the extended edition, due out around the holidays. They did a good job of adapting the book, on the whole. I have a few quibbles with how they handled the goblins (not to mention how they ignored the laws of physics — but then IIRC, Tolkien himself did that once or twice in the books.) But on the whole, it was wonderful.

    • Reply Patricia Apr 10, 2013 1:36 am

      Oops, wrong account again. Once more-

      Yeah, I wanted to wait, too, but I hadn’t gotten to watch it in the cinema, so I had to buy it. The Best Friend will probably buy the extended edition, though, so it’s not thaat much of a problem. I think they might have included the reason as to why the eagles didn’t drop them off at their destination. If I see another comment about how the Hobbit doesn’t make any sense because of that, I’ll rip off my clothes, run into the shower, cry and hug myself. It’s just so painful.. Haha, anyways, thank you for stopping by!

  22. Reply Catherine @ Book Club Librarian Apr 8, 2013 4:32 am

    Enjoyed your post! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good week!

  23. Reply Lance McDonald Apr 8, 2013 6:27 am

    I love your blog. Thanks for posting!

  24. Reply Ellie M. Apr 8, 2013 6:35 am

    You’ve had a very busy week! I don’t know how you can manage to be so productive, and i’m so jealous of you because of that!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

    • Reply Patricia Apr 8, 2013 5:49 pm

      I was sick almost all of 2013, so I had lots of time to just read and watch movies. Don’t worry, it’s not that I’m actually good with time management or anything!

  25. Reply Rashika Apr 8, 2013 3:14 pm

    You are hilarious.
    I watched The Hobbit a couple of weeks with a friend and my sister. They both didn’t get the awesomeness of it. I was just sitting there trying to make them see things through my eyes.
    I am too scared to read Dare You Too. I don’t want to see Isaiah’s heart break but.. it sounds so cute. Plus I loved Pushing the Limits.

    • Reply Patricia Apr 8, 2013 5:55 pm

      I think one of the worst things that can happen is people not understanding (and worse, belittling) the importance of LOTR, The Hobbit, any book we treat like the bible, our love or hatred for certain movie adaptions, etc. Like, it’s okay if they just don’t get it, though that is kinda sad, but then there’s this really stupid notion that people have where they think their taste is better than ours and our liking Fantasy movies means we’re “Nerds”, which, for some reason, is apparently a bad thing, though it just means we’re enthusiastic about stuff? – I recently met some guys through driving school and they’re really funny and all, but one of them said “Gah, The Hobbit. What rubbish!” and then actually JUDGED me for enjoying fantasy movies, because he doesn’t watch “crap” like that. I almost killed someone right then and there. XD /stops babbling

      But you need to! It’s the same for me. I was so sad that he wasn’t the hero of the book, and I think I’d have liked him SO much better, but he WAS an enabler, so I understand why McGarry wanted to give him his own novel. But still, I want someone to write really amazing fanfiction for Isaiah where he gets the girl, okay? XD ;_;

  26. Reply Melissa @ Harley BearBook Blog Apr 8, 2013 8:27 pm

    I’ve never watched the hobbit bc it’s like a billion hrs long lol. And I went to start watching Game of Thrones, but On Demand only has season 2. I’m jealous you read Dare You To. That’s one of my highly anticipated books coming out. And I know what you mean about the goodreads stats. I wish there was a way to count rereads in your 2013 challenge. Rereads and fanfic should count right!?

    • Reply Patricia Apr 10, 2013 1:39 am

      But those billion hours are really worth it and feel sooo short once you’re into the movie. :’D But yeah, I can see where you are coming from. Had the same issue with the LOTR movies, and only watched them because a friend of mine finally convinced me. :D

      Oh, I hope you’ll get to read Dare You To very soon, then! It’s available on NG, as far as I can remember. :)

      And yes, they really should! Though, I had this goal to read not more than 300 books including short stories and manga and everything last year. I haven’t added all the manga I read, but I’m at about 450 books. If I also added rereads and fanfiction.. Oh God. D: XD But I’m SO slow this year with my reading, it would really come in helpful. :)

  27. Reply Vicky Hooper Apr 9, 2013 9:43 pm

    Gah, I just wrote a really long response and forgot to fill out the author and email fields and lost the whole thing when I pressed ‘post comment’. It’s one of those weeks! :-(

    I know exactly how you feel about being crazy busy and not being able to visit and comment on other blogs. Makes me feel so guilty! I’m playing catch up right now too, after an insanely busy period and some annoying flu!

    It’s interesting to see that you didn’t like Walking Disaster. I’ve been seeing nothing but praise for that, so it’s nice to see a different opinion to get some perspective. :-)

    We don’t have the right channels to watch Game of Thrones, but I have heard other people say that the series tend to get better later into them. I guess that makes sense, as the books are a little like that too. I loved the first series, but haven’t seen the second yet. Which reminds me, need to rent that now that it’s out on DVD! :-)

    Off to check out the posts around the internet that you highlighted. Hope you enjoy your new reads and have a lovely week!

    • Reply Patricia Apr 10, 2013 1:55 am

      Urrgh, I hate it when that happens! Oh, are you feeling any better? I’ve had the flu recently, too, and I still feel like crap. :/

      Yeah, I guess that’s because most people who had some issues with Beautiful Disaster didn’t read Walking Disaster? I mean, I enjoyed the read in some ways, but I did have problems with the way the relationship was almost.. glorified. And I mean, I’m a sucker for dysfunctional relationships, but there’s a difference between a realistic portrayal of an almost unhealthy relationship with two broken characters (see Stacia Kane’s Chess) and well.. Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. But while BD compelled me, WD was kinda repulsive. :/ I only found two other negative reviews, one by Jane Litte from Dear Author and one by a Goodreads member. The review was amazing, but seriously long.

      Oooh, I hope you’ll get around to watching the second season asap, then! Last episode was kind of hilarious, because afterwards, online, everyone fought with literally everyone. And they all went, “IF CAT HAD LOVED JON SNOW THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING”, which is hilarious.. once you catch up on the show.. I just realized it isn’t hilarious at all to you, and now I feel like a dork.. D:

      Anyways, thank you for stopping by, good luck with your bloghopping and in case you’re still ill, I hope you get well soon! :)

  28. Reply Aleksandra Apr 10, 2013 1:29 am

    Oh, Patricia, I really missed your posts! I’ve forgotten how much :D They’re just so much fun!!!

    I’m glad you enjoyed Geist, still need to read it :) I also need to read more Tessa Dare (and historicals – I’ve been neglecting them ^_^), but I loved One Dance with a Duke, although it was so long ago when I read it, I think it was my 1st Tessa Dare book… I also need to read With All My Soul – hopefully this week or next, and I also read Love Irresistibly – loved it, I gave it 4.5 – didn’t you just love seeing the couples from the previous books :D

    The TWD finale was great, sad but great, as for GoT – I like a lot the eps so far, but wait, it’s just the beginning, and I’ve heard that the 3rd book is amazing, so I’m expecting seasons 3 & 4 to be amazing!
    As for the anniversary DW – can’t wait, I hope it would be awesome! I freaked out when I saw that pic last week, amazing! As for the new DW episodes, I actually loved the Xmas special, but the new 2 eps since then were disappointing, interesting stories, but overall, not as good & amazing as I’ve gotten used to watch on DW :(
    Leverage was lots of fun, and I’ll have to add The Borgias on my to-watch list! And LBD was great, but I do miss it…

    • Reply Patricia Apr 10, 2013 1:45 am

      I think even if I didn’t want to blog anymore, I might, just because of your comments. Oh God.

      REALLY excited to see what you think about WAMS. As I said, I was a little disappointed, but overall, I think it was good.

      Maan, I need to stalk you on Goodreads some more to see which Dare titles you’ve read and which ones I should pick up next. Had a Historicals-binge last week. *g*

      Oh yes, I agree with the being disappointed in the stories. I think Moffat once said something about DW that makes it obvious why I don’t enjoy his Who as much as I did RTDs:

      That no matter when you start DW, you’ll always understand what’s going on, that you’ll always be right in the story. But that’s what I hate. There are no “longer” plots anymore. Amy and Rory’s marriage was suddenly at its end, and then instantly, at the end of the episode, that conflict was resolved. Whatthefuck? There are some exceptions, I’ll give him that, and his stories aren’t bad, but they are all the same. Always the same old tropes, always the girls who wait, and the same BAMF-women, the same pretentions plots.. Just not “my” Who anymore. :(

      Yees, it’s reeally good. Though, take care, there’s Borgiacest and it’s impossible not to ship Lucrezia and Cesare at one point or the other. (Then again, Borgiacest was most likely historical canon, so..)

      Argh, drank too much coffee, not making any sense anymore. I’m sooorry. XD

      • Reply Aleksandra Apr 10, 2013 2:18 am

        Oh, thanks, Patricia :) I do forget myself when it comes to your blog & my comment ^_^

        Now there is something we don’t agree on ;) I actually prefer the Moffat DW to the RTD – I mean the stories (can’t decide on DT & MS – I’ll always totally love DT’s Doctor, but I love MS’s, too). The thing is, even in RTD’s seasons, my fav episodes were always Moffat’s (although the best one will forever be Neil Gaiman’s ep for me from season 6, can’t wait to see what he came up with this season), and although it took the new cast a while to get into it with season 5, for me since season 6 it had been absolutely amazing, I absolutely love season 5, too, after I’ve watched it again. To be honest, every time I catch an ep of the 11th DW on TV, and I’m free, I watch it, (they keep showing them over & over again here on this one channel) no idea how many times I’ve watched seasons 5 & 6 :D Only these last 2 ep were disappointing, I think I just don’t like Clara, hopefully that will change soon, and the stories will get better. And there were longer plots, the Silence one & the River one, although they were both in a way one plot ;) And then there’s that set up about the Doctor’s name & the question that should never be asked & answered :)
        Also, I just think Amy & Rory’s story shouldn’t have ended halfway through the season. I bawled my eyes out on their last ep. As for their conflict, I was happy with the result, after all they loved each other & never stopped. I really loved them as a couple & as the Doctor’s companions, and I miss them in DW :(

        And you’re welcome to stalk me ^_^ although I think the last historical I’ve read was a Jennifer Ashley one, and one of her novellas, too (I do love the Mackenzie men), and that was back in January :)

        I’ll let you know about The Borgias & WAMS.

        • Reply Patricia Apr 10, 2013 4:04 am

          Oh, I absolutely agree on favourite episodes. I LOVED Moffats episodes, and the Doctor’s Wife is probably my favourite, too. (That WAS the Tardis episode by Neil Gaiman, right? I think I remember being confused by the title..) but I don’t like the way he deals with DW as a showrunner, and I got a little tired of the type of stories, even though I enjoyed them in the RTD era.

          There were two or three posts about that on the stfumoffat tumblr, though the only posts I agree with are usually the ones about his sexist portrayal of women, and gender-issues in general.

          As for the doctors.. Well, Nine was my first, Ten made me cry, and I love the darkness of Eleven, so I don’t really have a favourite. But I have problems with Eleven due to the writing, eg. what he did in the first 7.2 episode. D: (I had problems with Ten, too, but back then, I seldomly verbalized my thoughts. Few issues with Nine, given how little I got to see of him. I loved Eccleston as the doctor, though.)

          Oh, Jennifer Ashley! I’m reading her Shifter Unbound series, and I really enjoy it, so I planned to check out her Historicals, especially because they got praised so often in the past. :)

          Yes, yes, do!

  29. Reply Aleksandra Apr 10, 2013 2:38 pm

    Yeah, The Doctor’s Wife, that’s the one – only Gaiman could’ve come up with a story so brilliant :D Although the actress that played the Tardis was amazing, too :)

    Yeah, I know what you mean :)

    And the 9th was good, I got hooked on the series immediately, but the 10th & the 11th are amazing, and I love it that they’re so different :) but yeah, there are of course some things that I don’t like now & again, but they’re tiny, but DT & MS are amazing as the Doctor, so that’s what I love the most :) and probably the reason why DW will always be my #1 fav series! I don’t think that would ever change :D (the same as Neil Gaiman will always be my #1 fav author).

    How are those books, are you enjoying them? I’ve tried only her historicals, and yeah, I’m totally hooked on them :D Can’t wait for the next novella in the series, as well as the next novel :) I hope you’ll enjoy them when you get to them! But, I have to mention that you should definitely read them in order, they’re connected :)

  30. Reply Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Apr 14, 2013 8:58 pm

    New follower via Bloglovin’ & Networked Blogs! Thanks for stopping by earlier & following me :D

    Ok first things first – YAY for Tennant & Piper’s return for the 50th! I freaking love and miss those two SO much! I hope the 50th will be EPIC!

    And congrats on the fabulous looking haul! I’m dying to read anything by Jeaniene Frost…ditto for the Soul Screamers series!! I hope you enjoy ALL your goodies & thanks for sharing !!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  31. Reply Naomi H Apr 15, 2013 12:17 am

    Awesome Haul, so many books I want… Nalini’s, Jeaniene’s! I have Dare You To, Argh!! Need more time to read!!

    Sorry I’m late, but thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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