Oh man, I facepalmed when I saw this week’s Five Fandom Friday prompt. My to-watch and to-read piles are slightly out of control. I don’t even know where to begin choosing five items from those piles to share with you. I went on a huge book-shopping spree on Boxing day and many of those books remain unread. In addition to that, our local video rental shop closed down a few weeks ago, and were selling all of their old stock for a couple of dollars each. So naturally I bought my body weight in DVDs. Anyway, today I’m going to choose five items from these piles that I’m most looking forward to watching and reading.
1. Arrested Development, season 4.
I watched season 4 of Arrested Development when it was first released. However, I was watching it with my brother and my ex-boyfriend. I kept dozing off and the boys didn’t bother to wake me or to pause the show so I missed huge chunks of it. And I’ve forgotten most of what happened anyways. So I’m really looking forward to revisiting it again and watching at my own pace.
2. Ruby Sparks
I adore movies about the fictional world and the real world colliding, like Stranger than Fiction and Being John Malkovich. So when I heard about this film where a young writer creates his ideal woman on paper and then meets her in real life I knew that i had to check it out. I snapped this up for just $3 at the Video Ezy closing sale and I’m really excited to watch it.
I’m on a Wes Anderson streak at the moment. For ages I just wasn’t that fussed with his movies and then BAM! I became obsessed. Rushmore is one of the few that I am yet to watch and I’m waiting for the right mood to strike me before I sit down to check out this film.
4. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I have heard only good things about this tome by Amy Poehler, and that’s part of the reason that I’m yet to rip into it. Do you ever look forward to reading something so much that you don’t want to start it because then you won’t be able to look forward to it anymore? No? Just me? Ok, well that’s why I haven’t started this awesome looking book yet. The other reason is that I’m pretty sure that once I start reading I won’t be able to stop, so I’m waiting until I’ve got a solid chunk of time to devote to devouring Amy’s book.
5. The King’s Curse by Philipa Gregory
This book was released a few weeks before Christmas and I instantly added it to my Santa list. It’s a historical fiction novel about Henry VIII, who I’m obsessed with. My Mum hinted very heavily that she had bought this for me, but on Christmas morning it wasn’t one of the books I unwrapped. So I snapped it up on Boxing Day. Although I’ve enjoyed a lot of Philipa Gregory’s books in the past, they can be pretty heavy to read and I just haven’t been in the mood for a serious historical book yet this year. It might be a winter read, when I can curl up with a big blanket in front of the heater and pretend that I’m in medieval England.
What’s sitting on your to-read and to-watch pile that you haven’t quite gotten to yet?