Saturday, 28 February 2015

Non-Bookish: A Few of My Favourite Things From February.


February might be a short month, but that doesn't mean I didn't have time to find some favourites.

Here are some of the things I loved in February 2015.



So, one of my favourite parts of Oscar season is the Red Carpet. I always watch the live coverage on E! although I have to say that E!'s red carpet coverage this year was a mess! They lost exclusive rights to ABC (I think), abandoned live coverage of the red carpet half way through the show and to top it all off decided to subject their viewers to the "expert" opinions of Khloe Kardashian - who then proceeded to trash-talk everybody and their dress - while all the while looking like a complete and utter mess herself. Yeah. Get it together E! 

Anyhow, these were three of my favourite looks of the night. I thought Margot Robbie looked amazing and I loved Lupita's dress. Lupita's dress was STOLEN from her hotel room after the ceremony, but I think it's since been returned. I'm glad Rosamund Pike got her look together for the Oscars - some of her red carpet dress choices have been, well, kind of a disaster.

As for the Oscar ceremony itself - I only caught the highlights show - but I didn't enjoy it. Uh. Neil Patrick Harris was not funny. Ellen did a much better job.

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February also saw the return of my favourite Shonda Shows.  Here's my quick take on those:

Scandal: OK - Scandal just gets crazier and crazier. And I'm not sure that's a good thing. I'm a huge fan of this show, but some of the storylines lately have been um, not so great? I'm talking the 'auction' storyline - what even was that? I'm also talking Huck and that bloody mess of a bloody massacre. I really think I'm done with Huck. Also, they really need to save the character of Fitz. There's been a Fitz character assassination going on now for a couple seasons. Ugh.

Grey's: Guys, Grey's is SO GOOD this season. I know that Grey's has had some not so great seasons, but this year, it is really back on track. And that's post-Cristina Yang and everything. I really thought the show would suffer when Sandra Oh left, but it hasn't at all. The Jackson/April storyline was especially heart-wrenching. Grey's has become a must-watch show once more.

How to Get Away with Murder: OMG! The How to Get Away with Murder finale was just full of surprises! I might have gotten off to a shaky start with this one, and I still haven't totally warmed to any of the characters, but HTGAWM has gotten better and better with each episode. I am fully invested now and can't wait until Season 2. 


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I don't know why I label this monthly round-up 'Non-Bookish' because I always seem to mention books in this post in some shape or form. Anyway, this month the Deliciously Ella cook book is on my list of favourites. I'm definitely guilty of buying cook books and then never actually using them, but this one is different. I've made the Lentil Bolognase a couple of times, and it is tasty - although I feel like the recipe maybe needs a little bit of tweaking as the texture is a little dry - or maybe my cooking is to blame!

My sister made the Raw Brownies from this book and those are THE BEST THING EVER. So yum!


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February was a great month for music with new releases from Lower Dens, Best Coast and Chromatics. Chromatics have a new album out soon, which I am very, very excited for. In the meantime they've done the soundtrack for the Ryan Gosling directed movie Lost River (along with label mates Glass Candy and Desire). Listen to Yes (Love Theme from Lost River) below.



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CURRENTLY READING



I've just started on Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver. I'm only sixty or so pages in, but so far so good.

Have you read Vanishing Girls? What did you think?


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8 comments :

  1. Ooo I have Deliciously Ella for review. Looking forward to perusing it!! Jackson and April. My heart!

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  2. Oooh! It is a really good book. I'm vegetarian so it's brilliant for me. My sister has actually made more stuff from the book than I have though. Ha! Try the raw brownies. Those are yum! I cried at the Jackson/April storyline which tells me that Grey's is totally back on track!

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  3. ChristinaBookAddict28 February 2015 at 21:30

    I LOVED Margot Robbie's look for the Oscars (love her new haircut) and I thought Rosamund Pike looked fantastic….my favorite dress of the evening for sure! I need to get caught up with HTGAWM. I agree about Scandal. It think they are taking some of the plot lines too far….the auction was totally weird. I just finished Vanishing Girls last week. I thought it was just ok. I liked Oliver's writing, but the book didn't blow me away or anything. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  4. Scandal is crazy right now? I couldn't believe the auction story line either, if Liv had just stayed in that place, David so could have go her out and I really did hate the way she had a go at Fitz at the end, Liv doesn't even know how much everyone went through to get her back, even Mellie! I really need to start watching How to Get Away with Murder, I have heard great things!

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  5. The finale of HTGAWM was pretty good fun. Lots of twists. I kinda like that it had a shorter season - and now I can get caught up on some other shows! BTW I am three episodes into Indian Summers and I'm enjoying it so far. :)

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  6. Yeah, I am still pretty confused over Mellie's behaviour re: the Liv situation. I want to trust her, but... I think they are ruining Fitz's character. I mean, he declared war, soldiers died - for Liv. So now even though I've always been a Fitz fan, I'm thinking he shouldn't be POTUS. :(

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  7. Alhana Khobeir8 March 2015 at 06:16

    Ah, I feel like I should start scandal because I heard it;s such a good show, but I hate starting shows unless they're in their 5th or 6th season!!! I am so torn.

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  8. Scandal is addictive! You should totally catch up!

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