As usual, I was late to these Netflix series--I watched Bodyguard first, because Richard Madden.
I saw him play a total bastard in Rocketman, remembered that he'd won a Golden Globe for Bodyguard, and my friend had already watched it and told me it was good, so I watched it.
Hooked from the first scene, guys. It's a tense thriller sort of thing, where David Budd, an ex-British Army solider who served in Afghanistan, is suffering from PTSD. He works for the Metropolitan police force in their Royalty and Special Protection branch and he is assigned to be the personal protection officer for the war-hawk Home Secretary. So good. There are a lot of twists and turns and episode six had me on the edge of my seat, mouth wide open, and I literally forgot that I was watching Richard Madden in a TV show--it was just crying David Budd and I was freaking out along with him.
When They See Us, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was released in May and I watched it last weekend. I can't…
Once upon a time there was a witch. She was a kind witch, but that didn’t matter. The people were afraid, and fear often turns to hatred. When Artemis was thirteen, her best friend Aris was swallowed by the crumbling house they found in the woods. Like a coward, she abandoned him to the horror within. She moved away. She tried to forget. But when she finds herself back in her old neighborhood after college, the ghosts—and her guilt—are waiting. A charred figure stalks her dreams, and someone, or something, haunts her from the trees. Going back into the woods might be the only way to save her sanity. Because nine years later, the house is still there. Still waiting. Still restless.
On with the interview! 1. Ca…
So normally, I like to do these posts in increments of 10 or 5. But I had finished reading ten books (half of my reading goal) by the end of July and August ended yesterday. It turns out I read and/or finished 5 books in August.
Which is a lot of books, when my average is about 3 books per month, if I'm reading full-out. I'm close to finishing another book today as well, but we'll leave that for the next reading challenge post!
Hoping everyone has a great Labor Day weekend here in the United States!
Here are books 11-16:
11. Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure (The Worth Saga, #2.75) by Courtney Milan.
Fiction/Romance/Historical Romance/LGBT/Novella. 4 stars.
12. Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker. Fiction/Children's/Middle Grade/Fantasy. 5 stars.
13. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Fiction/Historical Fiction/Contemporary/Dual Timeline/Romance/Cuba. 4 stars.
14. Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the last years and death of the Tsar…