Tuesday, 15 August 2017

5 FEEL-GOOD SHOWS TO BINGE-WATCH

Trying to procrastinate? Stressing out and need a break? Or just wanting to kick back and relax with a new show? There’s nothing better than tuning into a “feel-good” show to make you smile, laugh and escape from the daily grind for a while.
Here are five of my favourite shows that you can binge on Netflix when you’re in need of some warm fuzzies:

CHESAPEAKE SHORES

Summoned back to the coastal Maryland town she left long ago, successful businesswoman and single mother Abby begins to see her busy life in a new light.

I have no shame when I admit that I binge-watched Chesapeake Shores’ first season in about 8 hours one weekend and it’s sooo worth it! I stumbled across the show on Netflix after seeing that Meghan Ory, who portrays Abby, stars in it and I knew I couldn’t resist the temptation to watch it. It’s not hard to fall in love with the characters and beautiful coastal town of Chesapeake Shores. If I could live there, I definitely would! I really love the family aspect of the show, it’s relatable and easy to love all the characters and their individual adventures.

GIRLBOSS

Things are looking dire when 20-something Sophia loses her job and gets an eviction notice – until a thrift store find gives her an idea.

I absolutely adored this show, it’s snarky, funny and full of fun! Sophia’s character is honestly amazing and constantly had me doubling over in fits of laughter. From the storyline and Sophia’s fashion sense to her best friend, Annie’s fun-loving attitude and their wild adventures together. Girlboss is truly a “feel-good” show and one sure to make you smile, if you haven’t watched the show, I highly recommend you do (it’s only one season of 10 episodes) and I promise you’ll love it.

THE GOOD WITCH

When recently divorced doctor Sam and his teenage son Nick move in next door to Grey House, Cassie and Grace hasten to make them feel welcome.

I admit, I only started watching this show this year because everyone was going crazy about it. So, of course I binge-watched the entire first and second season within a few days and I had instantly fallen completely and utterly head-over-heels in love with The Good Witch. This show has grown to be one of my top 3 favourite shows of all time and my best friend and I often spend endless nights re-watching the current 3 seasons.
It’s honestly one of the best “feel-good” shows that is constantly leaving you with warm fuzzies. Though it is best that you watch The Good Witch movies (also on Netflix) before the show so you can get a grasp on the background of Cassie’s life and the town of Middleton. After one or two episodes, you’ll feel completely at home at Grey House and not be able to wipe the smile off your face.

P.S. The cast of Good Witch are currently filming season 4, so be sure to catch up on the last 3 seasons in time for the release of season 4!

GILMORE GIRLS

When Rory is accepted into a prestigious prep school, Lorelai must swallow her pride and ask her wealthy parents for help paying the tuition.

The Holy Grail. My all-time favourite show. The reason I live and breathe is the fun-loving, witty and hilarious Gilmore Girls, following the mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory. My mother introduced me to Gilmore Girls when I was 6 years old and I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t grown up with the Gilmore Girls. It’s truly a wholesome show, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the beautiful Stars Hollow and its wonderful citizens.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

In 2030, Ted tells his children the story of how he met their mother, beginning back in 2005 with Marshall and Lily’s engagement.

I’ve watched How I Met Your Mother since I was about 8 years old and I’ve loved re-watching it. It’s a great show that has a diverse range of characters, story-arcs and narration; it’s funny and everyone can relate to it in one way or another. In today’s sitcoms, it’s rare to see “real life” situations and How I Met Your Mother presents realistic storylines that allow viewers to relate to one or two instances shown.
The group of characters are absolutely amazing and work so well together, the chemistry is real and I honestly haven’t met a single soul who doesn’t like Barney. You feel like a part of their friendship group and are joining them on their adventures through the past to the present.


Be sure to check out these awesome “feel-good” shows and let me know your thoughts! What’s your favourite TV show that gives you warm fuzzies? Tweet me @bookishbroadway


Think Lovely Thoughts xo

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

COVER REVEAL: THE WITCH'S BLOOD BY KATHARINE AND ELIZABETH CORR

IT’S HERE!!!
The day has finally arrived. And I’ve been waiting for this for what feels like forever and ever and ever!



Some fairy tales are darker than others…
Be careful what you wish for…
Some rules are meant to be broken…

A magical tale of witches, age-old curses and forbidden love. Katherine and Elizabeth Corr are absolutely wonderful at creating beautiful characters with adventurous storylines.

The Witch’s Kiss and the sequel The Witch’s Tears are two books that have always kept me excited all the way to the end of the book, a huge build up then BAM! A cliffhanger hits. And it hits hard! The Corr sisters both know this with how much I message them after reading each of their books.

I am pleased to announce that the cover for the third book in The Witch’s Kiss series has officially been revealed and I can hardly contain my excitement!


Presenting Katharine and Elizabeth's new magical tale:
The Witch’s Blood



Buy The Witch’s Kiss:

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Think Lovely Thoughts xo

Friday, 14 July 2017

MY RECENT READS + REVIEWS

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been busy reading a few books but unfortunately haven’t had time to review them due to life. So, I figured I’d make a post with a few mini reviews of some of my recent reads!

 
It Starts Like This: a collection of poetry by Shelby Leigh
Shelby Leigh uses poetry to tell the story of a girl learning to overcome and appreciate all aspects of life.  Short, sweet and beautiful poems that take you on a journey through love, loss and healing. I loved a few chapters in this, in particular the ones about love, and the poems that were longer than most. Some poems were more polished than others, but all round It Starts Like This was a simple yet beautiful book of poetry.
 

Adrift by Sarah Darlington
I did a blog tour for Adrift back in May and I loved the story of Ben and Juniper. I am hoping to read the other books in the series, however this book can be read as a standalone. I will be writing a series review once I go back and read the previous 3 books in the Kill Devil Hills series.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
***WARNING: Mentions of self-harm and depression that may trigger readers***
Wow! Impulse was honestly one of the most confronting books I’ve ever read! Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted suicide. Ellen writes this book in verse, which was the initial reason I picked it up and her writing is excellent. In Impulse, Ellen shows how some people will make it and others won’t, some people aren’t strong enough, some people don’t want to fight anymore. Therefore, they all act on their impulse.

The Switch by Joseph Finder
The Switch is a new release from Dutton Books that tells of Michael Tanner, CEO of Tanner Roast and the incident that changed his life. When Tanner exits LAX, he accidentally picks up the wrong laptop belonging to US Senator Susan Robbins, a laptop containing top secret files that should never have been there in the first place.
Joseph Finder’s book was a little difficult to get into but once I was hooked, I couldn’t stop reading and needing to know more about Michael Tanner’s situation. Finder writes his book in such a realistic way that it’s scary as the whole plot is about government and corruption.

I highly suggest checking out each of these authors and the books I’ve mentioned above! I’ll be posting more regularly now my assignments and life is under control.


Think Lovely Thoughts xo

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