Commercial Break #33

commercial break 33Image: Michael Fassbender by Caitlin Cronenberg

It is Friday again and I’m in the midst of enjoying yet another vacation. Sadly though, this week has passed in a blink of an eye and the only thing I will hopefully accomplish is reading four books from the Throne of Glass series, including its prequel. I know, I know, my plans for my vacation week are wild with me spending it in my bed with a good book but I’ll have you know, there’s going to be food involved as well, so.. there you have it, wild!

LIFE

My computer makes me so mad sometimes – like just 5 minutes ago it kept going to sleep mode and every time I wanted to start typing again, it went back to sleep again! I’m so furious at it but I know if I spend all my savings on a new computer I would have to start saving from scratch again. Though.. what are savings for if not for a new shiny computer? Then again, I would rather spend it on a holiday or books or..ย  more books.

The other day I had an idea – a new blog. Why I spent hours tweaking its theme and coming up with tags is a mystery considering I already have a completely functioning blog but it felt like it was time. I’ve always struggled with expanding the content here, on Mettel Ray, so instead of an expansion, I went with the new blog route and if all goes as planned, I’ll be sharing it with you guys as well. PS: This means I’m back to my regular 2 posts a week schedule.

MOVIES

Since I’ve gone after my reading record, movies haven’t been on my radar and I’m completely fine with it. Some of the movies that I really want to see haven’t premiered yet (The Martian!!, Macbeth!!) and most of the stuff in cinemas is tiresome. I do have a long list of movies from last year that I still haven’t watched but.. sometimes you just have to take a break and read instead.

Tomorrow though, I might go and see The Scorch Trials which is the second movie of The Maze Runner trilogy. Now, I remember that the movie was a lot better than the book, so I expect the second movie to be as decent but not groundbreaking. Not gonna lie though, it will also be very enjoyable to see Dylan O’Brien in tight shirts.

TELEVISION

The premier season isn’t upon us yet so there’s literally nothing to watch! The Bastard Executioner premiered but I haven’t had the time. The Mindy Project is almost back but I’m a little uncertain of it, though I will definitely buy Mindy’s new book! And to top all of this off, I still haven’t watched Mr. Robot and it’s killing me!

BOOKS

My first big purchase this month was the Throne of Glass series which includes the first three books and the prequel – the forth is already out but I haven’t seen it in my local bookstore. I read Throne of Glass in the beginning of the year but since I’ve read so much, I reread it again just to fresh my memory. It was still as good as I remembered. I finished the second book, Crown of Midnight, yesterday, and freaking loved it! So as of no I’m already on to the prequel, which is actually a collection of short stories revolving around Celaena and her past. In other words, I’ve thrown myself into the world of fantasy and I don’t want to come back to reality.

PS: I adore Bloomsbury’s cover art for this series, one is prettier than the other, though I do dislike that the prequel is in a different color scheme, it just doesn’t fit with the series that well.

LINKS

Dan the Man’s take on Black Mass that seems to be Depp’s comeback!?

Big City Bookworm shared her Top 10 graphic novels in her TBR list.

Read about Abbi’s anniversary trip to my backyard!, Tallinn, Estonia.

Digital Shortbread reviews Stretch.

Most importantly, Cinematic Corner appreciates Tom Hardy – as we all should!

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9 thoughts on “Commercial Break #33”

  1. Thanks for the linkage! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have been kind of feeling some movie burn-out recently myself, this last month or so has been a real slog and I’ve forced myself to watch some things that were only OK — not terrible and not at all memorable either just to say I can keep my blog going haha. It’s such a bad habit. Thought about taking a break for a while but haven’t been able to bring myself to do that quite yet. . .

    1. You know, sometimes watching rewatching some of your favorite movies could bring you back that spark.. though I know it doesn’t always work but there’s still hope that an old favorite will get you into your regular groove. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What is this Throne of Glass? Is it YA series? I love reading but I just feel repulsed when something is YA series ๐Ÿ™‚ But…why new blog? You have this one and this one is awesome!

    Thanks so much for the link!

    1. It is YA though.. but it’s the “New Adult” version, or something? I don’t even understand the need to rename it but the characters are 18+ so there’s possibilities for actual raunchy stuff too though nothing Game of Thrones style.

      New blog was an idea.. then it was reality, now, I’m not sure anymore. I just have a hard time bringing the book content onto Mettel Ray and I don’t even know why.

  3. I just finished Mr. Robot this week, I really liked it. I’m glad I gave it a chance (and thankful On Demand exists) I’m looking forward to S2.

    I think it’s okay to spend money on a new computer. Mine is broken, so I can’t even close my lap top anymore or else I’m afraid it will snap in two, so I know I’ll be going down that route eventually too. lol

  4. Thanks for the shout out! I have been looking for a new YA series so I might check out Throne of Glass ๐Ÿ™‚

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