The Television Tag!

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Hello! Okay so I don’t normally talk about this on my blog, but I thought it would be fun to do something different. This tag was adapted to blogs by Sam @ Fictionally Sam and I was tagged by one of my favourite people, Kelly, over @ Struggling Bookaholic to participate in it! So thank you to both of them, you should definitely check out the content over on their blogs as well 🙂

1. Favorite shows?

Alright, I’m going to be super basic with this right off the bat and say that Friends is definitely up there. Watching it just feels like being rolled up in a blanket burrito in bed – comforting, warm, and really stupidly funny. Some other shows I love are How I Met Your Mother, Queer Eye, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Black Mirror, Nailed It, This is Us, and How to Get Away with Murder.

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2. Favorite genre?

I like sitcoms a lot! I really enjoy following a story-line and becoming attached to characters and how they develop as the seasons progress. I also really like drama – especially if it has a criminal or sci-fi theme to it.

3. Least favorite show?

I can’t even think of what my least favourite show is. If I’m not feeling something, I usually stop watching it before it has a chance to develop into something I hate. I kind of just allow myself to become indifferent to it, which is probably why I can’t think of any examples right now.

4. Most re-watched show/favorite show to binge watch?

Although I haven’t re-watched it the whole way through chronologically more than once, I like watching random episodes of Friends. My favourite shows to binge watch though are usually reality shows like Are You the One? or RuPaul’s Drag Race something where each season is its own separate thing that’s super light and entertaining where I don’t have to focus too much.

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5. Do you prefer watching things week-by-week or binge-watching?

Binge watching for sure because watching an episode week-by-week sometimes starts to feel like a chore and I stress myself out thinking about having to watch it in time for the following week. I would rather watch TV at my leisure

6. Favorite television characters?

Monica and Chandler from Friends; Barney from How I Met Your Mother; Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder; Will from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

7. Favorite television ships?

Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother; Jesse and Becky from Full House; Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World and others that I can’t say because I think they would be spoilers for people if they are currently/decided to watch those shows.

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8. Show you could never get into?

There was a lot of hype around this show at the time that I tried getting into it, but I could never get into Suits. I don’t even remember there being anything wrong with it, I just remember having very little interest in continuing after a few episodes so I never watched again.

9. Show you fell out of love with?

I wouldn’t say I fell out of love with it because if I picked it back up again, I know I would enjoy it, but my answer for this one is Nashville. At the time, I knew that some very serious plot moves were on the horizon that I didn’t want to see happen, so I stalled for as long as I could until I eventually stopped watching altogether (oops), but I would still recommend it as an awesome drama.

10. Cancelled too soon?

Thankfully I’ve never really had a problem with this because most of the shows I get into have been around for a while prior and have a foreseeable closure.

11. Guilty pleasure show?

Nailed It has been a guilty pleasure show for a while. It’s about amateur bakers trying to replicate really intricate desserts and it is hilarious!

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12. What are you currently watching?

Right now I am watching Queer Eye, slowly making my way through Season 3 through a film of tears.

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I’m not going to tag anyone because I just wanted to do it for fun, but if you do want to participate feel free to ping back my post so I can check your answers out!

– Catherine

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Top 10 Tuesday | Books With Sensory Reading Memories

Hello! It feels like it has been forever since I have actually sat down to write a post for this blog, so I thought I would get back into it by trying something new. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is to write about  10 books that have sensory memories attached to them for me.

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This book is about a baby bird that is born while their mother is away trying to find food for it. The bird keeps going up to different animals asking if they are its mother because it doesn’t know where she is. I remember my mom reading this to me so many times as a child and I look back on it as such a cute story, especially for someone just learning how to read on their own.

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There was a point in time when I didn’t read that much, but this book was an exception. Usually I prefer original covers, but I remember seeing this and having to read it before watching the movie and being so in love with Logan Lerman.

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When I had braces, my orthodontist’s office had this jar with some sort of candy (so ironic) for Halloween that you could guess the amount of inside to win a prize. Long story short, I won a gift card to Chapters—a bookstore in Canada—and I bought this book with it. I think this is the first book I read with really big Young Adult themes so I will always remember it.

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In grade 5, my class read this book. It is about a Sikh living in small-town British Columbia who is the first Sikh to try out for the hockey team. It touches upon themes such as racism, discrimination, and bullying and I remember being so upset that people actually treat others this way. Definitely an eyeopener.

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As my first high school read, and also my first Shakespeare read, I can’t not add Romeo and Juliet to this list.

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I read this twice in school. Although I remember it being a little tough to get through the language, I did really enjoy it. I took an English class in summer school to get ahead, and when I think of that summer I think of The Great Gatsby.

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I cannot, for the life of me, remember what the Madison Finn books are about, but I remember spending weekends in my room reading them all. The cover art kind of reminds me of Angela Anaconda (I really want to re-watch that show now!).

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Not this book specifically, but the whole Goosebumps series was a major part of my childhood. I am totally scared of the dark, scary movies, etc. but I also love creepy things like this. If I am not mistaken, my first introduction to Goosebumps books was in grade 4 when my teacher used to make us sit on the carpet while she would sit in front of us reading a few chapters a day. From that point on, I would always ask my parents for the books from the Scholastic flyer we could order from every month at school (I wonder if this is a thing specific to where I live or if other people got to do that at school?).

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The Hating Game was one of the first books I read when I started reading as a hobby again. The story is really swoon-worthy, I will probably read it again soon!

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My childhood best friend and I were obsessed with this series and I will always think of her and our memories when I see it 🙂

Wow, that was fun! Totally going to participate in more of these in the future. I honestly expected a lot more of them to be childhood books but I actually have a good mix from many different points in my life.

Do any of these books resonate with anyone else? What are some of your top sensory reading memory books? I’d love to know!

Catherine


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