Saturday, May 10, 2014

Weekly Obsessions

The awesome Kelly at KellyVision started posting a weekly post highlighting whatever she happened to be obsessed with that week. I LOVE this idea, so much in fact that I will be doing it myself every Saturday.

Here are my obsessions this week.

Cover of Atlantia by Ally Condie

I was not a big fan of Ally Condie's Matched series. I felt the first novel had a lot of potential, but didn't quite enjoy the sequels as much.

I am  however intrigued by the premise of her new book. It also has a STUNNING cover to entice me with.

I read that this was a stand alone and that actually appeals to me more. I felt Matched itself was strong, but the later novels didn't hold up, so perhaps a stand alone will work better. I love the tagline as it immediately induces shivers.

Excerpt from Isla and the Happily Ever After 

It's not a secret that I adore Stephanie Perkins' novels. They are truly wonderful. It should also be no surprise that I am eagerly awaiting the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After. We recently were teased (tortured, same thing) with a chapter excerpt. It's adorable, and perfect. 'Thank you, slutty funnel' may just be one of my favourite lines. It already has heart, humour, and Isla is adorable. Why is it not August? Because, NEED!


The Amazing Spiderman 2

I may be one of the few that really liked this movie. Perhaps it was due to my distraction with Dane Dehaan (how blue are his eyes?!) and his KILLER performance as Harry Osborn. The changes from the comic book were done well, and they referenced the source material where it really mattered (at least to me). Either way I, once again, found Andrew charming as Peter Parker, and felt the movie was fun overall.

Gotham (the TV series)

A pre-Batman Gotham is the hook for this amazing looking TV show. We get brief glimpses of these iconic characters (Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and, of course, Batman himself) but the catch is that it's the origin stories. It's Bruce Wayne as a boy, it's Catwoman as a young girl. The trailer is solid, and has instantly sold me on checking it out this fall. Pretty sure I am going to fall in love with it. Seriously, watch this trailer. You'll want to watch it... immediately.


Book Expo America

This year's BEA is shaping up to be an AMAZING week filled with lots of bookish fun. I am excited to get to see Kelly from Kellyvision and to just be surrounded by bookish people. Two weeks from this Sunday (so TOMORROW) is when I officially start my vacation. Already counting down the number of shifts I have left.

What are you obsessed with this week?


  1. I loved the Matched series! Even with the sequels. :) That said, I'm super excited that the author has a new book coming out! That cover is just gorgeous and so intriguing. That tagline is pretty awesome.

    This is a cool post idea!

  2. The cover of Atlantia is just SO PRETTY. And I am super pumped for Gotham. It looks fabulous - I love that we're going to be seeing early Catwoman and Poison Ivy

  3. My obsessions this week? Getting the bathroom floor done in my main bath and Supernatural! My friend has been helping me with the floor and in between washing the floor down and waiting for it to dry and then painting it and waiting for that to drive, we watched episodes of Supernatural on Netflix. She's been a fan for a while. I'm a new fan of the Winchester boys.

  4. Interesting meme! I might want to do this one too! Atlantia looks and sounds very good! I also wasn't a huge fan of Ally Condie's Matched, but maybe Atlantia will be different for me. Well, this week, I'm obsessed over To All the Boys I've Before by Jenny Han, because it was such a fun chick lit. Precisely, it's Peter Kavinsky whom I can't get over with. :)

    Great post!
    Cindy @ In This World of Books..


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