Sequel Review Anxiety? Is There Such A Thing?

Whenever I write a review for a sequel, I am overcome by some sort of anxiety. Weird, right? Well, it is. I just feel like when I am writing a sequel review I am going to give something away and someone that hasn’t read the first book is going to come across my review and throw a fit. And then I have to be that girl that makes a person not even want to pick up a book because I gave it all away. I guess what I’m trying to say is this: I don’t want you guys to think I suck. This is all coming to me now because next up in my review list is Fever the second book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren Destefano. It wasn’t one of those second in line books that made me hate the series or anything, I actually liked it (not as much as the first or third, but still.)

This is how I feel I should preface my sequel reviews.

So, how do you guys feel about sequel reviews? Do you follow a specific rule? Are there any exceptions?

In other news, I am introducing Chris (my husband) to the weeping angels from the Whoniverse. It started out when I made him watch the first episode from the new series of Doctor Who, and then I wanted him to see the first David Tennant episode. Buuuuuuut, I don’t know if I really like the first David Tennant as the Doctor episode because he spends most of it unconscious, so we watched Blink and then he finally got what I meant about the Weeping Angels being so freaking terrifying. Now, we are watching The Time of Angels and things are really getting creepy. But I am making a Whovian of him. I love going back to these early Matt Smith/Karen Gillan episodes, I love both of them so much. Especially Amy. So sassy.

How do you feel about the Angels? If you aren’t terrified of them, I don’t think we can be friends.

Who is your favorite Doctor/Companion combo?

Feeling The Love

I just wanted to thank you guys for showing my blog so much love these past few days. I guess people like to read your blog a little more when you actually post on it! I like interacting with my new blog friends, and making even more blog friends! I have learned that the book blogging community is a close-knit one, and it is my pleasure to be a part of it.

Also, I have finally found/created a theme that I really like and that seems to fit with the type of blog I have.

What do you guys think? Do you love this new theme as much as I do?

As I have also mentioned (I think), I am just about to dive in to Clockwork Princess. I was hoping to do that tonight, but I had to work until just a little bit ago and I am pretty sleepy as I type this. But, tomorrow is a new day- a day off even!- and it will be filled with books and Doctor Who. I kinda hope it rains just so I won’t feel guilty for staying in! 😉

This Week’s Favorite Things

Hi! I think I might start doing a “This Week’s Favorite Things” spot on my blog. Today is obviously the first one, and it might become a thing! (We’ll see next week)

1. My new mug. I picked this gem up at a dollar store (or perhaps Big Lots?) when I was out perusing with a friend of mine. I drink my tea in it every morning (almost).


2. My husband and I have been talking about getting these for a long time, but we finally took the plunge after we found them on for half the price they are everywhere else….Vibram Five Fingers. We both got the Bikila style, and I loooooovvveeee mine. People ask me all the time if they are weird to walk in, but they aren’t for me! They feel like a protected version of my normal barefoot feet. I haven’t run in them yet, they recommend that you go slowly when you transition from running in sneakers to running in these, because it is a lot different.

3. Doctor Who. I have been watching this for a little while now, and I am only on season 4, but I love it. I didn’t want to just jump on the bandwagon and start watching the new episodes, so I have been going chronologically. I’m glad I decided to do it that way, I really am loving it!

4. Wegman’s organic raspberry jam. DELICIOUS. Anyone outside of New York and select locations surrounding it will not be familiar with this wonderful jam because you don’t have Wegman’s, but it is SO GOOD. I have been eating it almost every day with an english muffin.

You guys are probably wondering why there aren’t any books on my list of favorite things for this week, but I am currently reading Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures, #2), and it has yet to really pull me in. But it hasn’t pushed me away either!