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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Years Bingo Wrap-Up & 2015 Challenges March Update

2015 Challenges


Bookish Bingo

New Years Edition



Bookish Bingo from Great Imaginations. The first Bingo Card of the year was the New Years Edition, and runs the first Quarter of the year. I was close to finishing my card. I knew I wouldn't get the Forgotten Fridays one, as that's something that Great Imaginations does on their site that I haven't done. I knew the Fae would be hard for me as well, I had a book I just never got around to it. I ended up finishing 22 books. You can view all the books I read on my New Years Bingo Shelf at GoodReads.




Yearly Challenges


Both my 2015 Reading Challenge at GoodReads, and the You Read How Many Books? challenge, I have set my goal to read 200 books this year.


In January I read 31 books, and for February my book count was just at 14! Low for me. I got back to normal for me for March and completed 37 books. My book count for the year is at 82. You can see the books I read in March over in my (to be posted soon) March Reading Log.

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The Book Nympho
My only other official (done by a blog elsewhere) year long challenges is the Audiobook Challenge. I've set my goal at the highest level they had ~ Marathoner 50+ ~ and in March, I completed 16 audiobooks, for a total of 38 audiobooks books on the year. As of when I'm writing this, I don't yet have a separate listing of just my audiobooks, something I'll need to do. You can, however, see my GoodReads Audiobooks Read in 2015 shelf on which they are all listed.





I did, however, come up with my own challenge! After I came across the Epic Reads list of 365 Days of YA, I decided to work my way through ALL the books listed and pick out books that I definitely want to read and books that I might read. I had read a handful of the books (21) prior to this year and I started my challenge mid January.

I went through each quarter of the year, as they have it broken down at Epic Reads and I picked out the books that I want to read (40) and the books that I might read (30) for a total of 70 books I have/had some interest in.

In March, I completed 1 book and had 1 DNF. You can see each of my quarters listed below, along with the books I want to read, might read, and have already read. In the link with the set up of the challenge, I requested suggestions on my list, if it be something in my might list that I should read, or something in my want to read that shouldn't be. Let me know!


  • My 365 Days of YA Challenge
  • Winter
  • Completed
    • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall ~ 1/19 - 3.5/5
    • City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster ~ 1/29 - 3/5
    • Pivot Point by Kasie West ~ 2/21 - 5/5
    • Endgame by James Frey ~ 3/23 - 1/5
    DNF
    • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis ~ DNF @ 25%
  • Spring
  • Completed
    • Reboot by Amy Tintera ~ 1/17 - 4/5
    • Tandem by Anna Jarzab ~ 2/5 - 5/5
    DNF
    • Interworld by Neil Gaiman ~ DNF @ 45%
  • Summer
  • Completed
    • Don't Turn Around ~ 1/17 - 4/5
    • Fairest ~ 2/15 - 3 stars
    DNF
    • They All Fall Down by Roxanne St Claire ~ DNF @ 7%
  • Autumn
  • Completed
    • Rebel by Amy Tintera ~ 1/17 - 3.5/5
    • Split Second by Kasie West ~ 2/28 - 5/5
    DNF
    • Free to Fall by Lauren Miller ~ 3/30





Saturday, March 28, 2015

TBR List ~ Mar Review ~ The Game


The To Be Read Meme is hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life. Click for more info!


At the beginning of March, I posted 3 books I was interested in reading, for you all to pick ONE for me to read and review.

The book chosen for me was ~



Hey all! This is going to be a short review for me. I've spent the last week sooooooo sick. I'm finally starting to feel normal, but not great yet, so I'm just going to give you a brief review here.

Thanks for picking The Game for me, I loved it! It wasn't explained very well in the description, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It was great, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. The book on it's own is really really good but reading the series is just amazing. I've read 4 out of the 5 books that are out for it and I was following it along for the first 2 books and then the 3rd just goes out there. I followed most of it along, but there was some crazy stuff going on.

The Game is about a virtual reality game being played out, but there's so much to it. If you have any kind of interest in virtual reality, I definitely recommend this series, it's so enjoyable. The characters are great and there's so much craziness going on. I can't even explain it all because it would ruin it for you. Just go read it, you'll love it!!

See y'all next week!



Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge ~ 1st Quarter Update

The Book Nympho

What it is:

The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2015! Join The Book Nympho and Hot Listens for the 3rd year of great audio books.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or listening to them at work.

New and old junkies can join us once again for The 2015 Audiobook Challenge. Listening is never been better, thanks to the popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio..... YAY!


Forgive my quick, and not so pretty, update today. I've been super sick with a cold, and feel like crap, so I just wanted to update this quickly today, rather than spending my usual time on it.

I joined in the 2015 Audiobook Challenge. Of the levels they have to chose from, I choose to go for Marathoner ~ 50+ audiobooks, but I know I'll read well over 100. As of today, I've completed 37 audiobooks, 74% of the Marathoner level.

Favorites ~ The Martian by Andy Weir & The Inventor's Secret by Chad Morris.





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back 2 Books ~ Pre-Event Questionnaire



Everyone ready for the Read-a-Thon? When I came up with this RaT, my reading had seriously plummeted from my gaming, but after I came up with it, I seemed to have found a good groove of gaming and reading. I wanted to do this RaT because I was lacking in reading, but also because I'm in another team challenge at GoodReads, so I thought this would get a good start on the challenge with me getting a bunch of books in.

Two days ago we posted about our GOALS ~ if you have them. Now it's time for a bit of pre-event questions. Some of my favorite things about read-a-thons is the interaction between bloggers. I know there's only a few of you here, I'll never get the numbers that Dewey's or Bout of Books get, but I want to know YOU all especially, because you ARE here with me, joining in. Thanks for that! So, here's a few fun questions for you, before you get started. Link up in the comments below, or answer the questions there, if you don't want to do a separate post.



01 ~ What part of the world are you reading from today?
02 ~ Do making goals help you with read-a-thons, or does it stress you out?
03 ~ Do you plan out your stack, or are you a "fly-by-er", choosing books at random?
04 ~ Do you find it hard or easy to name your all time favorite books?
05 ~ What are your top 5 favorite books, as of this moment?
06 ~ What book have you read lately that has stayed with you? (either good or bad)
07 ~ What's been your favorite book you've read so far in 2015?
08 ~ What 2015 book release are you looking forward to the most?
09 ~ Do you have a go-to genre? What is it?
10 ~ If you could be reading anywhere in the world, where would you most want to be?

Look forward to hearing your answers and having you all join in the Read-a-Thon tomorrow.



01 ~ What part of the world are you reading from today?
  • North Carolina
02 ~ Do making goals help you with read-a-thons, or does it stress you out?
  • I prefer to make goals, it helps keeps me focused on reading. I don't worry about if I meet my goals or not, I just have fun and do what I can.
03 ~ Do you plan out your stack, or are you a "fly-by-er", choosing books at random?
  • I'm definitely a "fly-by-er". I can not make a list ahead of time. When I make a list, I usually don't end up reading those books.
04 ~ Do you find it hard or easy to name your all time favorite books?
  • I find it easy. I have my favorites, and while a new one might come in and take over, my favorites are easy for me to list at any given time.
05 ~ What are your top 5 favorite books, as of this moment?
06 ~ What book have you read lately that has stayed with you? (either good or bad)
  • As to not have the same answer as below, I'll say The Game by Terry Schott. Alone the book was really good, but with the other books in the series, it's absolutely fantastic. I'm still working my way through the 4th book, but I have loved it all so far, it's GREAT!
07 ~ What's been your favorite book you've read so far in 2015?
  • Definitely The Martian by Andy Weir, it was fantastic. I'm so glad I finally decided to read it, and I ended up staying up all night to listen to it. It was wonderful!
08 ~ What 2015 book release are you looking forward to the most?
09 ~ Do you have a go-to genre? What is it?
  • Mystery & Suspense is still my go-to genre, though I pretty much read just about anything now.
10 ~ If you could be reading anywhere in the world, where would you most want to be?
  • If I could be anywhere, I'd say I'd love to have a book and be lounging in the Playboy pool at the Palms in Vegas. I LOVE Vegas, and if I could be anywhere, this looks like paradise!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon ~ Goals



Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon is coming up this weekend! What is B2B?

Info:

B2B is a no pressure 3 day read-a-thon, designed to help get you back to reading. You can join in as little as a day, or read as much as you can all 3 days. You may make goals, or forget them. It's all completely up to you. The only thing you must do, is take some time, out of the weekend, to focus on reading and getting back to the books you've been ignoring.

Perhaps lately you've just been too busy to read or, like me, you have time to read but have been doing other things than reading. Put all the other things aside and pick up a book! Let's read!

There's still time to Sign Up to join in!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change) ~
  • Signups are open ~ 3/9 - 3/27
  • Post your goals (if you have them) ~ 3/24
  • Pre-Event Questionnaire ~ 3/26
  • Read-a-thon starts ~ 12:01am 3/27
  • Day 1 Recap & 1st Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/28
  • Day 2 Recap & 2nd Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/29
  • Read-a-Thon Ends ~ 11:59pm 3/29
  • Wrap-up & Post Event Questionnaire ~ 3/30

Goals


Goals for a Read-a-Thon are as varied as our tastes in books or genres. Some people LOVE making goals and some people HATE it. It seems, to me at least, that people look at goals one of two ways ~ either it's something to help them focus on their read-a-thon, or it's distraction for those who feel like they "fail" if they don't meet their goals.

I personally love goals, but I don't live or die by them. They are just there to help me focus and stay reading. If I don't have goals, I tend to surf around or play a game on my tablet ~ I loose focus. So goals help me stay on track for a read-a-thon and I always make goals. That doesn't mean I always meet them, and I'm ok if I don't meet my goals, it's not the end of the world.

Which side of the fence are you on? Goals, or no goals? Help or hinder?

If you make some goals, feel free to link up in the comments below. If you don't, let us know why. There's no wrong way here.


As for me, my goals may change a few times, the only thing I know is set in stone is that I will be reading books that will help out my GoodReads Challenge. We are doing a team challenge in which we "spell-out" a word, using titles, authors and character names. The theme for the spell-it-out words are colors, and our first color for my team is "Goldenrod". So I will read books that will fit into this word. The word only lasts through the 28th, and it'll probably be the 28th when we get a new word, so Sunday will go in a completely different direction with letters.

I have 27 books set aside on a shelf that all have these letters in the title and/or author, though I have already deviated from the shelf. While I love making goals, you all know I can't make book stacks. For more specifics, I'm going to try a few goals, subject to change. :)

GOALS


My goals for B2B RaT ~
  • Read at least SIX (6) books
  • Read at least 1 author requested / NetGalley book
  • Read at least 1 book from my 365 Days of YA challenge

What are your goals?


Friday, March 20, 2015

Back 2 Books Read-a-Thon ~ starts in 1 week ~ Mar 27th-29th




Have you found yourself doing other things than reading lately? Have you looked at your TBR and sighed, thinking of all the books you want to get to, but just haven't? Have you lost your reading mojo?

Fear not! It's time to get "Back 2 Books"! It's a read-a-thon designed to get that reading mojo back, if you've lost it, or to just have a fun read-a-thon, if you love them. It's almost time for Dewey's 24hr Read-a-Thon ~ April 25th, then will come the week long Bout of Books ~ May 11th - 17th, so it's time to get Back 2 Books before the big Read-a-Thons are upon us.

B2B is a no pressure 3 day read-a-thon, designed to help get you back to reading. You can join in as little as a day, or read as much as you can all 3 days. You may make goals, or forget them. It's all completely up to you. The only thing you must do, is take some time, out of the weekend, to focus on reading and getting back to the books you've been ignoring.

Perhaps lately you've just been too busy to read or, like me, you have time to read but have been doing other things than reading. Put all the other things aside and pick up a book! Let's read!

Signup below to join in, and if you'd like, take the button below to advertise the read-a-thon. I will have some pre-event questions, a challenge or two during the weekend and post-event questions. Come join in with me and get Back 2 Books!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change) ~
  • Signups are open ~ 3/9 - 3/27
  • Post your goals (if you have them) ~ 3/24
  • Pre-Event Questionnaire ~ 3/26
  • Read-a-thon starts ~ 12:01am 3/27
  • Day 1 Recap & 1st Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/28
  • Day 2 Recap & 2nd Challenge ~ 10am EST 3/29
  • Read-a-Thon Ends ~ 11:59pm 3/29
  • Wrap-up & Post Event Questionnaire ~ 3/30




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**Book photo found multiple places online, fonts used ~ Sketch Book & Rosewood

Monday, March 16, 2015

Read Play Blog #9 ~ Single Player or Multiplayer Games?


Read Play Blog is a meme about video games and books, posted every 16th of the month. Bloggers are encouraged to answer a discussion question, and recommend a video game that is similar to a book they liked. Hosted by Happy Indulgence Books & Read Me Away.

Info:

What is Read Play Blog?
A monthly meme about video games and books!

How does Read Play Blog work?
Every month, we’ll ask you a discussion question about your VG interests and recommend a game based on a book we liked. We’ll have a linky, and you can make your own post answering the question and recommendation, and link up!

When does the post go up?
On the 16th of every month to pay homage to retro 16 bit games.

Who can participate in Read Play Blog?
Anyone who likes video games! No matter the genre or age, whether you like action/shoot-em-ups or story-driven RPGs or point-and-click games, or if you’re a new gamer or a seasoned one, you’re very welcome to participate!


Do you prefer single or multiplayer games?



First off, Hi again!! Sorry I missed last month. I didn't join in because I was busy playing on my new gaming PC!! :) It's hard to believe that I've had my gaming PC built a month now, but I haven't enjoyed a full month of game time. I week and a half after I built it, our controller stopped working. Well, it worked, it was just walking everyone backwards on its own. So I had to wait a full week for a new controller. NOW I've been gaming a ton since.

I loved building my PC. It was so fun, and easy, for me. I just wanna build more computers over and over. LOL! Let me brag about it once again, if you'd like to see the journey of my build.


As for the prompt this month, I am most definitely a single person player. I had never played an online multiplayer game (Hubby and I had played some Wii games together, but that's it) prior to getting GTAV. It was really really new to me and while I did love it, it's not my favorite. I'm not very good at shooter games, so I pretty much sucked on everything I did and that embarrassed me at first, but I ended up having a great crew that put up with me. What I loved most about GTAV was making the races. I was so elated when Creator was opened up. I have made over 100 races. :) If you are on PS3 and would like to see any of my races, feel free to look them up on Rockstar under: ImzadiRose. Note of warning ~ my races are a tad bit crazy. I like creating INSANE races, where when playing with a lot of people you just hear a lot of "oh shit" and laughing. :) If I had to pick out a few of my favorites that I've made, I'd say Rose's Power Run Insane, Rose's Trackin' It, Rose's Up-Down Stream, Rose's Ramps & Wrecks and Rose's Longest Road Race (takes right at 30 minutes to complete). With heists finally here, I do miss my crew. Most of them moved on to PS4, so that really stinks. I don't want to have to find new people to play with.

So yeah, I prefer to just play on my own. Then I can just mess up or do what I want, without affecting others. I've been gaming since I was a child and I enjoy all kinds of games and I like playing with my Hubby on some games, but other than that, I play everything on my own.


Recommendation



It has a lot of negative reviews, but I am absolutely LOVING Watch Dogs. I thought it looked neat, but didn't have any expectations, and as soon as I started playing it, I just fell in love with it soooooooooo much. It's a lot of stealth, which I enjoy. The storyline is good (except for the stuff with the kids and one of the kids names) and definitely keeps my interest but it's all the side missions I'm enjoying as well. When I started it up, I went around to every part opening things up and doing all the side stuff. It is just all around a FUN enjoyable game. I don't get what people don't like about it. I'm at a 50% completion right now and I play it all the time. This morning I played about 4-5 hours before finally taking a break at 2 to watch the Nats preseason game.

Currently Playing


I'm actually playing a lot right now, moving around between a few different games. Mostly the last few days I've been playing Watch Dogs and Saints Row the Third. I had no interest in SR until my Hubby started playing it. Both of us LOVE customizable games, so I actually got sucked into SR3.

My girl ->  is HOOOOOOT, so of course, the total opposite of me! :) She's definitely more like I wish I was, big tits (I like big tits) and all. ;) She's sex appeal, and tho my Hubby would say the same about me, I'm most definitely NOT, so I live vicariously through my SR3 hot chick!





DNF Review ~ Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman



Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Did Not Finish
1 of 5 stars
368 page Kindle book


I received this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

It's a sad time that I write my first DNF review.

I wanted to LOVE Book Scavenger. It's my kind of book. Even as a 37 yr old woman, I love certain children's books. There's a definite difference between juvenile and childish. This book fell too far on the childish line for me and I couldn't get past it. Let me first tell you what it's about. From GoodReads ~

The Blurb:

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it’s the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.

Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold’s new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.


Puzzles and clues and a scavenger hunt?! This was (I thought) right down my alley. After all, I've LOVED similar children's books, such as the following, which all have (in some way) clues or puzzles to solve ~




The most unfortunate thing about why this book was a DNF was the reason I could not finish this book. That reason ~ STEVE.

The first time Steve was mentioned, I giggled. It really wasn't funny actually, but it was late and I was tired, so I admit it, I giggled. I thought it was a joke. Unfortunately, it was not. The 2nd time Steve was mentioned I scowled. It wasn't a joke? She was going to mention Steve again? By the 5th time, I decided if Steve was mentioned one more time, I was done. I gave it more than 1 time, but soon after, I was done.

To appease my own curiosity, I decided to search the Kindle book to see if Steve was mentioned anymore. If he was mentioned 1 or 2 more times, I might have continued.

Steve was mentioned a total of 35 (that's THIRTY-FIVE) times in the book.

So, by now, you are wondering "Who the hell is Steve? Why are you so bothered by Steve?" I'll tell you. But prepare yourself, this might be disturbing.

Steve is.....

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well, there's no easy way to say this, so I'll just put it out there ~

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Steve is a COWLICK. W....T....F?!?!?! I'm NOT kidding you all all here. The one main character, James, named his COWLICK Steve. Not only is Steve mentioned in the first place, Steve is referred to a whopping THIRTY-FIVE times.

This is, to me, the difference between juvenile and childish. That was childish to me, and while 7 year olds might like to hear on going tales of Steve, I could not do it. Steve ruined this book for me and that made me very sad because other than that, the book had been OK. It wasn't great yet (DNF @ 23%) but I would have kept with it, if not for the ongoing discussion of Steve.


If you are looking for book related scavenger hunts, I HIGHLY recommend Escape from Lemoncello's Library. It's one of the best books I've read, and it being set in a futuristic library made it all that more awesome. It's a children's / middle grade book (like Book Scavenger) but done so well, so fun and enjoyable. While I think Book Scavenger might be enjoyable for kids, it definitely wasn't enjoyable for this kid at heart, who does enjoy good middle grade books. For those adults who DON'T enjoy middle grade books but would like some literary mysteries with clues or puzzles, I recommend The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon & Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Setting = A
Plot = B
Conflict = ?
Characters = D-
Theme = A
Cowlick = F-




Saturday, March 14, 2015

TBR List ~ March Results


This poll meme is hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life.


Last week I posted 3 books for you, my readers, to pick one for me to read and review. The results are in! :) From the start, there was a definite clear winner. :) I do hope to get more of you voting though. I don't get a lot of readers, but of the views I did receive on the poll, only 23% of you actually voted. :( It only takes a second to click on a vote, so please, vote for a book, even if none sound good to you!! Anyways ~

So, the choices I gave you to choose from were ~

The Books:





And the Winner is:



Come back in two weeks for my review of The Game!









Friday, March 13, 2015

Getting to Know You ~ Favorite TV Shows


Getting To Know You is hosted by Jenni Elyse.


I'm not a HUGE TV show watcher. I have my favorites, and favorites that have been canceled but I don't watch a ton of stuff.

Current shows that I keep up with are ~

NCIS ~ I've been watching NCIS since the 1st episode. Back then, I was a fan of Sasha Alexander who had been on Dawson's Creek, a show I watched when it was on. So, I tried NCIS out and LOVED it. I still keep up with it, all these years later. I love DiNozzo especially, but really all the main characters. I wasn't too miffed (like some were) when Cote left, because she wanted to leave. I was more upset when Sasha left, I loved Kate.

Big Bang Theory ~ I didn't watch this for the longest time and my Hubby started watching it and I eventually got sucked in. I think they are all completely obnoxious, except Leonard, who is my favorite character. I love the jokes and the guest stars. My Hubby and I totally quote it all the time and watch re-runs almost daily if we want some background noise when we are on the computers.

How to Get Away with Murder ~ when this started, my Hubby had no interest, but I did and I got sucked in right away. I convinced Him that He needed to be watching it and He loved it too. It is so engaging, I love it tons.

Whose Line is it Anyways ~ I have been watching WLIIA since it was on years ago with Drew Carey. I love improv and I LOVE WLIIA. I think Ryan and Colin are fantastic. I'm so glad they brought it back and it's still doing well enough to continue it.

American Ninja Warrior ~ though it's only on like once a year, I never miss ANW when it comes on. I've been watching this for years as well, since the first or 2nd season when they actually went to Japan to do it. They've been hosting Mt Midoriyama in Vegas for 4 seasons now, and I always make sure to watch. I have my favorites ~ Joe Moravsky, Travis Rosen, Kacy Catanzaro & Kevin Bull.


Shows I have enjoyed a lot, but have fallen behind on watching ~

Gotham ~ both my Hubby and I enjoyed this one, but we're half a season behind. We just didn't get caught back up after the winter break. We're both enjoying other things (Him watching even older TV shows on NetFlix, me playing video games) but I'm sure we'll get back to it at some point.

Castle ~ We stayed faithful to Castle for years when we finally got a little tired of it last season. We didn't like how it started out and haven't gone back to it. Perhaps sometime.

Scorpion ~ My Hubby didn't like this one like I do. I have an issue with the kid, otherwise I would have stayed on top of this one. I love the concept and the characters, except the kid, and do plan on getting caught up on it at some point.

The Following ~ We loved this show when it first came on and watched the first season and most of the 2nd season religiously. Then we just lost interest for some unknown reason. We may get back to it at some point.


Shows cancelled that I miss sooooooooo much ~

Warehouse 13 ~ my most favorite show, EVER. I LOVED LOVED LOVED WH13. I knew it would be my kind of show before it ever aired and I watched every single episode when it came on. I LOVE this show and I hate that SyFy took it off the air, especially when it was pretty popular. I only got 4 seasons out of it and all but 1 of them were short seasons. If I could live in any book world, you all know I'd live in The Night Circus. If I could live in any TV world, I would definitely live in the WH13 universe. I'd love to run the Bed & Breakfast, or help out in the Warehouse in some other way.

Lost ~ It took me a while to get into Lost at the time that it was on, but I love it now. There are things about it I do like, and things I wish were different, but overall I think it's a fantastic show. Until I got my gaming PC, I was actually re-watching it on NetFlix. Perhaps I will again, sometime.

Star Trek ~ I'm a fan of Voyager and Next Generation, though I definitely prefer Voyager now. Hubby and I are making our way through most of Voyager during dinner, as He hasn't seen them all. So we're watching and I'm skipping some of the more boring episodes, but we are enjoying it.

Smallville ~ I loved Smallville and I was so sad when it ended. It had a great long run and I loved every season. Fantastic show and none of the other super hero shows have stood up to it, in my opinion.