June 2018 – Reading TBR (Help Me!)

So… I haven’t read anything recently. Well, not just recently. According to my Goodreads reading challenge, I’m 10 books behind schedule.

10

BOOKS

The last proper book I’ve read is a chick-lit “The Wedding Date” and before that I read “Feminism is for everybody” by Bell Hooks.

That’s it.

If you do not count the adorable children’s book published by HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”, “A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo“. It is a story about Marlon Bundo, VP Mike Pence’s bunny, that falls in love with another boy bunny and wants to marry him. If you haven’t already, buy the book . All proceeds go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

But now I’m here to share my TBR for the month of June!!


“A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey

35108805I’m obsessed with American Politics. Obsessed. I talk about it constantly. Even on here. And so when the news that the former FBI director, fired by Donald Trump and kickstarter of the Mueller investigation, had written a book, I KNEW I had to get my hands on it.

I’m already halfway through and it is an incredibly interesting story. Not just regarding what happened with Trump, but his life story is pretty gripping. I read almost 150 pages in one sitting. Can’t wait to get to the Donald Trump part!


“Everyday Sexism” by Laura Bates

21251323It’s a collection of different topics all centered around sexism and discrimination against women. Along with data and a lot of information, it narrates a huge variety of stories told by a multitude of women through the internet. In emails, Facebook posts, tweets and more.

At the same time, it’s both a fascinating and horrifying reading. Can’t wait to finish it. I’m almost at the “half” mark.


Not onto the books I haven’t started yet:

“Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind

7585I watched NBC’s 10-episode show “Rise” and the kids were staging this play. After listening to the songs and getting a general vibe about what the show is about, I decided I wanted to read the text.

I’ve also tried to find the DVD of the 2006 musical with Lea Michelle and Jonathan Groff, but so far no luck.


“The Hellfire Club” by Jake Tapper

34329347I like CNN anchor Jake Tapper. I don’t get CNN here, but I’ve seen him multiple times on YouTube clips and on Stephen Colbert’s and this book seems interesting.

It’s set in the 1950s, in Washington DC and it tells the story of Charlie Marder, a newly appointed congressman that starts uncovering secret after secret.

I don’t read much historical fiction (like, not at all) but this sounded fun.


Now thing start getting a little tricky. I don’t know what to read. I have a huge TBR but nothing stands out! I have thrillers, YA, chick-lit, politician’s biographies (Hillary Clinton’s), books about feminism, politics, Queen Victoria and so much more!

But I can’t decide! There is so much crap in here. I don’t even now what I put some of these books in there.

I browsed through it and I found some books I might want to read, but please let me know if you have any recommendation. Any book you like. Maybe some poetry. I am open to anything (expect maybe sci-fi.).

So, here is my TBR.

If you want to have a look at it and recommend something I have already chosen, or leave a comment with your personal advice.

PLEASE, GIVE ME RECOMMENDATIONS! I DESPERATELY NEED THEM!

The books I might read this month:


What are you going to read this month? Have you got any summer plans? I’m going to the beach for 2 weeks! I can’t wait!

xxx

Georgia

p.s. I’m not sure if I like the header image or if I hate it with all my heart. Let me know. I need opinions.

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UnREAL Season 3 Review

I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed the season of “unREAL”.

Right from the first episode I got super into it and the main reason was one of the contestants.

First of all, let me explain what the show is about: it’s the behind-the-scenes of a show similar to “The Bachelor”and the lives, intrigues and problems of the people behind the camera as well as those who actually appear on this reality shows.

Won’t made me so excited and eager to watch the show was, like I mentioned, one of the contestants: Alexi, played by Alex Sparrow.

Alex Sparrow is a Russian singer director and actor that we used to watch clips of him and of his music videos on YouTube in school.

Even five years ago he was a celebrity in Russia and we watched his rendition of “Kalinka” on YouTube during class and we read articles about him in the Russian magazine we used to get.

I couldn’t believe when I saw his name in the credits and I saw him coming out of the limousine in the first episode. It’s been the highlight of my Tuesday evening.

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Now come on let’s go back to the show: this season has been quite interesting. Instead of a male bachelor, Serena is the protagonist of this reality show and she has to choose between 20 guys and find true love.

Quinn, the head producer, is trying to become even more powerful in the entertainment business.

Rachel has come back and she’s trying to live her life with as much honesty as she can, trying not to lie both in her private life and on the job. She is dealing with that pretty heavy childhood trauma and helping her father escape from her mother’s control.

The show is full of bad people doing horrible things for their own personal gain. The storyline and what happens on the show is completely ridiculous but so fun to watch!

One of my friends keeps telling me that I shouldn’t waste my time watching it because it’s too ridiculous but it’s fantastic!

The finale itself was fantastic. I loved it so much.

Serena deciding not to choose any of the two remaining suitors, Quinn letting Rachel go and entering a somewhat healthy relationship with Chet, Rachel finally getting her cabin, in the middle of nowhere and working of getting better.

It was a great season. So much better than season 2. (It wasn’t the best. Sorry.)

And…… I’ve seen the preview for season 4 and it’s…

CRAAAAAAAZY!

It looks like Rachel is the suitress, Alexey is back, Quinn was holding a baby… I’m so excited!!!!

We probably won’t be seeing it until 2019, but I’ve got something to look forward to!


Have you seen the show? Did you like season 3?

Let me know! You can tweet at me at @georgiasblog1!

xxx

Georgia

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 22 – “Jake & Amy” – Season Finale – Review

My babies are getting married.

I can’t believe that after 5 season, Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago are tying the know and they will be spending their lives together.

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I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and the best, purest and most healthy couple on TV is finally getting hitched.

Without further ado, here are the best bits!


There are no best bits.

Everything was perfect.

and I had no doubt whatsoever. I wasn’t nervous I would be disappointed. I love the writers and the show runners. I had total and complete faith in them.

It’s been around 6 hours since I saw the episode and I still can’t explain how much I loved it.

I love how, in the end, they didn’t really care where they would get married, how Jake wasn’t discouraged by the events and immediately asked Amy to go to City Hall with him, how honest and non-cheesy the vows were, how perfectly they reflected their relationship, how Jake had everything Amy could have possibly want, from nicotine patches to her allergy medications…

So I will pullet-point some of the other billion things I loved and then…. GIF TIME!

  • Charles being worried he ruined the wedding
  • Teddy trying to propose to Amy 3 times.
  • No stupid traditions of not seeing each other before the wedding
  • Jake complimenting Amy a billion times
  • The Captain and Cheddar trotting down the aisle in rehearsal
  • Amy’s dress was gorgeous
  • Jake’s “in love” face
  • Boyle threatening to kill himself multiple times in fear of having ruined Jake and Amy’s wedding
  • THE VOWS
  • Will Holt be commissioner of the NYPD?
  • GINA FREAKING RODRIGUEZ
  • Fred Armisen

…. so every single thing in the episode…

and now… GIF TIME!

YOU LOOK GREAT

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I MEAN!!!! Straight from th pilot!

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LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE

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ROSA AND ALICIA

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I love this bi icon!!!

And I particularly love this statement:

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ONE FOR YOU AND ONE FOR YOUR WIFE

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YOUR BUTT IS THE BOMB

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YOU’RE MARRIED

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I can’t believe they are actually married. I was absolutely perfect. I love everything.

The entire Brooklyn99 fandom can be perfectly represented by this sequence of GIF of Charles Boyle:

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I love him.

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I am so happy. It is the best finale I could have hoped for. I am in love. I can’t wait for mid-season 2018/2019 when Brooklyn99 comes back for a 6th season on NBC.

Check out the links of the blog under the pictures. I couldn’t directly link it because WordPress was being a bitch.

Anyway, I had the best time. It is so progressive, intelligent and powerful. And of course it’s completely stupid and funny.

If you haven’t already, I can’t recommend you enough to check it out.

You won’t regret it.

I’ll leave you with two screenshots of an interview from “The Hollywood Reporter” of Brooklyn99’s creator and executive producer, the king, the genius, the best show runner in the world… Mr. Dan Goor:

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THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I LOVE DAN GOOR AND MICHAEL SCHUR SO FREAKING MUCH.

Goodbye for now, Brooklyn99. See you in 2019 with a bunch of new episodes.

I love you.

xxx

Georgia

The Peraltiago Wedding is Here! – Brooklyn99

I can’t believe the 20th May is already here! Ever since Brooklyn 99 came back from hiatus, I’ve been incredibly excited for the finale.

JAKE AND AMY ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!

I thought I had an exam on Monday, so I wouldn’t be able to watch the show as soon as it came out… But the professor moved me to Wednesday!!!

But I have decided that before watching the wedding and the season finale, I would revisit the “best of” Jake and Amy and their relationship.

So I have compiled a list of episodes that I’ll be watching before tuning in to see Sunday’s episode!

THE BET

(Season 1 episode 13)

I love this episode! It is the beginning of Jake’s feelings for Amy, at least in my opinion. It is an adorable episode they are both so cute and the concept of it, is hilarious!

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I love their “flirty” conversation on the rooftop and the fake fight with engagement ring and… I basically love every single second of it!

JOHNNY & DORA

(Season 2 episode 23)

Jake and Amy going undercover as a couple and having to kiss in order not to blow up their cover, is the best trope ever!

They are so cute!!! One of my favourite scenes is when Jake and Amy get asked why they fell in love with the other and he started off by joking, but then he add an honest remark at the end about Amy being the person whose opinion he values the most.

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THEY ARE ADORABLE I CAN’T HANDLE IT

NEW CAPTAIN

(season 3 episode 1)

And of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” if I didn’t include the season three premiere. On top of being absolutely perfect, Bill Hader is in it and he is marvellous! And the episode contains the best of my favourite joke on Brooklyn 99:

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HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THEM?

THE MATTRESS

(Season 3 Episode 7)

Dating and working together might be complicated for a lot of people and… Jake and Amy are no exception to it!

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They start working together on the case, get in a fight about Jake’s lumpy mattress, and The mess up the case. But you it is an adorable episode that reminds us that they aren’t a perfect couple that never fights, that they are two extremely competitive and stubborn people.

But they love each other and they want their relationship to work out. So Amy tells her mom that she is dating Jake and he buys a nice mattress so she can stay over.

ADORBS.

THE FUGITIVE P.1

(Season 4 Episode 11)

Talking about competitiveness and fighting, taking Amy make another bet: who arrests more fugitives wins and the other one has to move into the loser’s apartment. Filled with Harry Potter references and quotes, it show us that although in love and willing to move in together they would rather spice up their relationship by getting into a life-changing bet.

They are two idiots and I love them…

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HALLOVEEN

(Season 05 Episode 04)

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And now on to another masterpiece… Halloween! Although every single Halloween episode is amazing, this has to be the best. I love everything about it!

Jake asking Amy to be meaner to him because it turns him on, Fake-Charles and Nutriboom (Boom! Boom!), “The Handmaid’s Tale” reference and Cheddar, this episode is a so brilliant.

I cried when Jake proposed, I love how in-sync they are, how low-key his proposal was… I love it.

THE VENUE

(Season 5 Episode 6)

This episode is all centred around Jake and Amy planning their wedding and the vulture swooping in and taking almost everything away from them.

I love the banter between them, the Harry Potter references, Nakatomi Plaza cake… They are so adorable and their wedding is going to make me cry like crazy.

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TWO TURKEYS

(Season 5 episode 7)

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And last but not least, the Thanksgiving episode. Jake and Amy hosting a party at their house with both their respective parents is meant to be a nightmare.

And it is! They get into a weird competition regarding their parents, they make them drink too much and it’s a mess.

At the end, despite their competition and confrontation, they immediately put that aside in the moment of danger. And it turns out to be the Thanksgiving Jake always wanted as a kid.

 


I’m just repeating and highlighting things that I love in every single one of these episodes but the truth is… these ones are perfect. I love every single joke, they’re hilarious, they portray a healthy, loving, trusting, committed and pure relationship between two completely different people who didn’t fall in love when they met. They built a friendship, solid foundations… they knew all about each other: their flaws, their virtues, what makes them angry, what makes them happy… And on the basis of this solid friendship, they build a partnership and a romance.

And I think it’s beautiful.

 


I have rambled on enough. I love the show and I’ll never get tired of talking about it. These are the episodes that I’ll be watching today, in preparation for the finale.

I’m so happy Jake and Amy are getting married and I really can’t wait to see the episode.

Please let me know what your favourite Peraltiago moment.

You can find me on Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr!

xxx

Georgia