New To the Queue is going to be a sporadic thing around here wherein I tell you some of the books, movies, tv shows and bands I’ve recently added to my never ending queue of things to read/watch/listen to.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I was drawn in by the cover honestly (I love it) and it sounds like a really interesting book about grief and sounds super emotional!
What It’s About: 15 year old Pearl’s mom dies giving birth to her baby sister who Pearl refers to as “The Rat.” The book covers the year after in which she and her dad deal with the loss of Pearl’s mom and also the presence of this new baby, a constant reminder that her mother is dead, in their lives.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I was browsing the library and came across this romance. I love the 1920’s and am new to the romance genre so I’m looking for new books that pique my interest! It’s also paranormal, which is a genre I rarely read, but I love taking a chance on the random things I find in the library!
What It’s About: Aida Palmer performs a spirit medium show onstage at Chinatown’s illustrious Gris-Gris speakeasy. However, her ability to summon (and expel) the dead is more than just an act. Winter Magnusson is a notorious bootlegger who’s more comfortable with guns than ghosts—unfortunately for him, he’s the recent target of a malevolent hex that renders him a magnet for hauntings. After Aida’s supernatural assistance is enlisted to banish the ghosts, her spirit-chilled aura heats up as the charming bootlegger casts a different sort of spell on her. On the hunt for the curseworker responsible for the hex, Aida and Winter become drunk on passion. And the closer they become, the more they realize they have ghosts of their own to exorcise.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: I can’t remember how I found this book but I was browsing Goodreads and just happened upon it. You know how that rabbit hole goes. I like books about family things so this looks a good one!
What It’s About: For Matt and his sisters, life with their cruel, physically abusive mother is a day-to-day struggle for survival. But then Matt witnesses a man named Murdoch coming to a child’s rescue in a convenience store; and for the first time, he feels a glimmer of hope. Then, amazingly, Murdoch begins dating Matt’s mother. Life is suddenly almost good. But the relief lasts only a short time. When Murdoch inevitable breaks up with their mother, Matt knows that he’ll need to take some action. Can he call upon Murdoch to be his hero? Or will Matt have to take measures into his own hands?
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I know I’m way behind on the Girls bandwagon but I actually watched Tiny Furniture recently (starring Lena Dunham) and I decided I rather like her so I should check out Girls!
What It Is About: “A group of young women in their early 20s deal with life, love, sex, careers and finding their way in the world as they try to make it in New York.”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I’ve watched pretty much every single one of Audrey Tatou’s french films but haven’t seen this one yet. She is one of my favorite actresses so I need to get moving on her films from the past 3-4 years that I haven’t seen.
What It Is About: “Tragic circumstances create an opportunity for new love in this romantic drama when a young woman, still grieving over the death of her husband years earlier, is slowly brought out of her shell by a caring and courtly male co-worker.”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: It looks quirky and cute! PLUS very bookish in nature!
What It Is About: “In an effort to conquer his writer’s block, a young novelist — who’s having trouble duplicating the success of his earlier work — jots down all the attributes of his dream girl. But things get weird when she suddenly comes to life.”
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I somehow came across the song “Turn It Around” and I was listening to it a lot and then listened to the rest of the album and loved it. They are a great duo and kind of remind me of bands I like such as The Mynabirds.
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I’ve loved Lost In The Trees for a while and was impatiently waiting for their new album this year! Finally! I can’t decide between a favorite song but love Sun, Past Life and Rites a whole lot.
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I heard Come With Me Now when it came on as a new song on our indie/alternative station and was hooked! (I featured that song on my February Rewind.) I immediately went to listen to the rest of the album and was pleasantly surprised with how diverse the sound is. Addicted!
YOUR TURN! Tell me one book you added to your TBR list recently! Tell me a movie/tv show you added to your must watch list! Tell me a new band/singer you just added to your musical rotation! Also, have you read/watched/listened to anything on my recently added list? Or did I make you add something to YOUR queue? Tell me, tell me!