Friday, 30 September 2016

[SEPT UPDATE] Cephalopod Book Club & Goals [OH, AND NETFLIX!]

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!! Two months in a row - this is a record (at least in the new incarnation of my blog where I've been lucky to update every 2 months ;) ). Maybe it's a sign that things are picking up and I'm finding a bit more balance? Ha. One can only hope!

I'm now reading Book #6 of Poldark, which means I have finished Book #5 (the only Sept book finished so far!). Naturally my review is going to be about Book #5.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more dramatic and shocking... This is what I wrote the very night I finished this read:

"I shouldn't have finished this book tonight because how am I going to sleep?!? Many emotions are swirling around... but mostly sadness and, the main one, FURY! I had no idea I would end up abhorring three different characters in this one book. George Warleggan, damn you to hell. But not before you get damned, most putrid Whitworth. You are the scummiest scum the pond ever saw. Oh, and Elizabeth. Congrats, lady, you finally made my sh*t list.

     Heartbreaking end to this book in so many ways. I must read on fast to get some good news to make up for this!"

This is the blurb from GoodReads:
"Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict."

Currently Reading: Winston Graham's The Four Swans (Poldark, #6)

I do. But nothing's happening with them! Therefore, nothing to see here. Moving along.

NETFLIX list: September Edition ~

I thought I'd add one little "segment" to this post, because I have been spending my time watching some shows on Netflix - quite a few shows, actually. I know, I know, this is not creatively productive. But at least I'm somehow involved in something creative, even if it is as a spectator at this time. ;)

Soooo, these are some of my favourites watched on Netflix lately (some I'm still in the midst of watching):

I got particularly addicted to The Good Wife and have watched all seven seasons. It was so hard to say goodbye, wahhhhh. But I really loved how they did the last episode, with "he who shall not be named (due to spoilers)" returning for that episode. This definitely wasn't a "happy" series, but it was excellent and despite the criticisms of the last one or two seasons, I think they did it very well. I was sort of hoping for a really bleak outcome for one of the main characters, though - guess I'm a bit twisted that way.

Oh, and Marcella?? Eight episodes of pure genius, and my heart practically stopped in that very last scene. Wonderful show.


  1. I know how you feel about a series book ending and wishing to throw it at the wall! That happened to me when I finished AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon. Wanted to sent hate mail to the author for that rotten cliffhanger ending...

    Keep on finding the great stuff in your life, and those goals will pick up steam, I bet!

  2. I contend that TV watching helps with inspiration and dialogue. I'll have to check out Marcella. I love a good addiction.

  3. Swearing at characters as you finish a book? That definitely sounds promising!

  4. So...I was a little late to the game and just discovered the BBC Poldark...and watched the entire first season in one week :) Certain the books are even better than the television series...I will have to check it out!

  5. I like Blacklist, too!
    Way to go with reading!

  6. Hi Trisha - glad you're 'enjoying' the Poldark series ... the new tv is being filmed in Cornwall at the moment - and one of the series is on TV at the moment ... I'm afraid I rather let it pass me by - but I love the scenes of Cornwall.

    Good luck with those goals - now your season is improving .. cheers Hilary

  7. The Poldark series sounds so interesting. I really should try reading it.

  8. Netflix can be quite inspirational. I watched Quantico on it and I was bawling towards the end when a certain character went to the great beyond. Season 2 has started on ABC and I'm determined to stay tuned this time. Netflix can help you discover some amazing series. Recently caught up on Season one of I-Zombie and watched Luke Cage over the weekend. Also rewatching the last season of Once Upon a Time to catch up on old details as I also watch the new Season that started two weeks ago. Boy times have changed since I used to spend months not looking at Netflix.

    Best of luck getting back on track with your goals. I want stories to rip my guts out. No matter how mad I might get.

  9. Marcella, huh? I'm going to have to check that one out.

    I haven't attempted the Poldark series, but if it's as awesome as you say, I'd probably be wise to wait a few years more, eh?

  10. How have things gone this month?
    Netflix is good. My friend and I just binged on Reign.


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