New To The Queue {19}

New To the Queue is a sporadic thing around here wherein I give you a tiny glimpse into 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. For past posts, go here!

 Oh man, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these — end of October?? I was pretty good about doing them monthly and then the holidays hit and who knows after that. I did do a 10 books I’ve added to my TBR recently post last month so you can check that out if you are curious what books I’ve added since the last time I’ve done this!

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We Are the Ants

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchison (Amazon // Goodreads)

Publication Date – January 2016

Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:  I got a package in the mail from Riveted Lit (a new book community run by Simon & Schuster but they don’t only focus on their books) and this was in it and looked interesting and a few friends have been raving about it.

What It’s About: It’s about a boy whose family is kind of falling apart but also he’s been abducted by aliens since he was 13 and in the latest abduction they have told him the world is going to end but they’ve given him an opportunity to save the world. He’s got 144 days to make his decision of whether or not to save the world…and himself.

 

 

The Smell of Other People's Houses

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock ( Goodreads // Amazon)
Publication Date- February 23, 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
It showed up in the mail and the title definitely piqued my interest right away and then I read the summary which looked interesting plus I never see YA set in the 70’s let alone Alaska!

What It’s About:  “In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn’t like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled.”

 

Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon  (Amazon // Goodreads)
Release Date: February 23, 2016


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I love historical fiction and have an interest in reading books about disasters in history apparently! Especially ones that are still a bit of a mystery as to why/how it happened — it seems like this one might take the sabotage theory?? I don’t know but I want to find out!

What It’s About: It tells the story of the people who were aboard the doomed Hindenburg for the 3 days before it went down and reveals the secrets/lies/agendas of a few aboard that slowly reveals a mystery as to how and why the craft went up in flames.

 

Captive Prince

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat ( Amazon // Goodreads)

Release Date: no idea — I see conflicting years on Goodreads. Maybe 2012? Maybe 2014? IDK. I think maybe it was self pubbed first before it was picked up by Berkeley?

 


Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list:
I had never heard about this book until author Sarah J. Maas tweeted her love for the series so I checked it out and it looked interesting….and now I’ve been hearing everyone rave about it. So really must give it a try especially because it’s a blend of fantasy and romance.

What It’s About:  “Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…”

 

 

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*NOTE: This does not mean these are all available on Netflix streaming — I have streaming AND I get one disc out because Netflix never has the movies I want so adding it to my queue could be my disc queue and not streaming. Felt the need to clarify because I always get people excited thinking something is streaming on Netflix and it’s not!”

 

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue:  Well my lovely friend Gillian has raved about it and I love lady detective shows soooo YEAH. Insta add! PLUS AUSSIE GOODNESS. The last Aussie show I watched was Dance Academy and it wrecked my life in the best way.

What It Is About: “Immerse yourself in the opulent world of Australia’s leading lady detective, Phryne Fisher. Scoffing at danger and decorum, Phryne is a glamorous, thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s whose cases take her to the underbelly of jazz-era Melbourne.”

 

dance shows Flesh and Bone

Flesh and Bone

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue:  UGHHH so mad. I watched the first episode on demand after my Dance Academy binge because I wanted more dance and because it was free — which I was like HUH WEIRD WE DON’T GET THIS CHANNEL — then after getting sucked into it I went to watch the second episode and OH HEY YOU GOTTA PAY FOR THE REST. So they sucked me in with episode one and I can’t even watch it soooo THANK GOD FOR NETFLIX DISCS.

What It Is About: “Invited to join a world-famous New York ballet company, Claire has a stunning ballet career within her grasp — as long as she can learn how to compete in the glamorous but treacherous world she’s entered.”

 

Chi-raq

Chi-Raq

 

Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I *THINK* I added it because it was on Paste Magazine’s best movies of 2015 and it sounded great! I should really make note of it

What It Is About: “Based on the classical Greek play “Lysistrata,” this biting satire follows a group of fed-up women who organize a crusade against the daily violence that surrounds them in the gang-ridden South Side of Chicago.”

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Daughter — Not To Disappear

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Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation:  I actually added this to my queue back in January when it came out because I had been waiting for it but I didn’t do one of these in January soooo had to add it. LOVE Daughter so much! I think their first album is still my favorite but who knows…I’ve only had a month to listen to this one so it might take the cake after a little more listening.

Ra Ra Riot — Need Your Light

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 Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: Ahh I got into Ra Ra Riot back during one of my last years of college in 2007 or 2008 I can’t remember. Finally saw them live a couple of years ago. I’ve been waiting for this album. It just came out so I’ve only had one or two listens (outside of the singles I had already heard) but DIGGING IT SO MUCH.

Wild Nothing — Life of Pause

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Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I had really loved one of their songs back in 2012 and it was on a lot of my playlists for a while and then I kind of forgot about them until I saw they had a new album coming out. I’ve only listened to it once but I’m digging it. They have a kind of Beach House vibe and the day I listened to it it was really rainy and kind of perfect.

If you want to catch what I’m listening to…follow me on Spotify! Let me know who you are so I can follow back and check out youuur music!

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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!

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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.

Comments

  1. Love this post! x I’ll be honest and say my taste at the minute is definitely not as cool and eclectic as yours. I just put a bunch of self-help type books on my TBR list to help with my new blog/biz writing. I also have a couple of May McGoldrick romances, Go Set a Watchman, Jackaby, A Thousand Lights, and some other YA books.

    I just finished the last book in the Bloody Jack series and it had be balling so much – I can’t decide if that’s because I’m obviously an emotional sap or if it really deserved my tears (I’m going to go with the second one) x

    • Ooh Jackaby I keep meaning to read that one! I’ve never read the Bloody Jack series. Must check it out!

      • Haha I’ll have to let you know how it is x The Bloody Jack series is my absolute favorite, but it’s nearly a cult classic at this point, as in not everyone likes it but those who do love it. The last book was the last book the author wrote. He was terminally ill, and he knew it, so he finished up the series, and the book was published posthumously.

  2. Big YES to Daughter’s newest album! I loved their first album (made their way to one of my favourite bands around) but I admit feeling a little sceptical when I heard the little soundbytes to their second album. Picked it up anyways and after maybe a few listens from start to finish omg I love it so much; it feels like a natural evolution from their first album in terms of soundscapes. My personal favourites off the album are “New Ways”, “Doing the Right Thing”, “How”, “Fossa”, and “Made of Stone.” (slightly OT but hah! I’m actually listening to them right now) I hope you enjoy the album Jamie! 🙂

    • Their first album was so perfect!!! As of right now it’s still my fave but who knows after some more listens — I’ve listened to it a couple times in the car but sometimes i need just a chill session with my headphones on and some wine haha

  3. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is my JAM. I’ve become one of those rabid people who attempt to force anyone within tweeting radius (so, like, the entire dang world) to watch it.

  4. GAH, I need to get to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Emery Lord recommended it, then Alexa, then Gillian…it sounds amazing.

    And YES, Flesh and Bone. Totally hooked. Beautiful dancing, but so dark and twisty. Hoping to watch more this weekend.

    I’m terribly behind on reading, but yeah, I have an ARC of We Are the Ants and it sounds so good. Let me know when you’re reading it because read-alongs are fun.

    Obvs putting all your music recs on my Spotify – I can’t believe I haven’t heard of any of these!

    • Where are you watching Flesh and Bone?? It was right after my Dance Academy binge in December that I watched episode 1 and my ondemand tricked me thinking I could watch all of them *cries*

      And yes will def let you know when I do! It looks like a pretty short and quick read!

      • Err…I dl’d Flesh and Bone, it’s not illegal in Canada. =p

        I’m trying to get to a few books before We Are the Ants, but it sounds cool so I do want to read it.

        Apparently I’m seeing Daughter at a big music festival I’m going to in July. Yay!

  5. Ooh. I read the Smell of Other People’s Houses last month and actually have a post up about it today! It is pretty fabulous. It covers some tough issues and has lovely writing, so it’s a pretty emotional story.

    I’m all curious about the ballet show now. I am a sucker for a good dance show/ book.

    • Yay glad to know you liked that one!! And if you like ballet books check out Bunheads by Sophie Flack!

      • I’ve read Bunheads! It is a good one. The ballet book that I completely fell in love with most recently is Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo. So good.

  6. We Are the Ants and The Smell of Other People’s Houses look SO GOOD! Added them to my wishlist! 😀

  7. OMG Alaska! I will read anything that takes place there, for some reason. I’ve recently started watching Miss Fisher’s Mysteries and really like it. She is classy and badass and I kind of want to be her.

  8. I just finished the Captive Prince series and am now one of those people raving about it 🙂 I loved it so much, it’s now one of my all-time favorite series. There are some pretty graphic scenes, but it also has some of the best character development and romance I’ve ever read.

  9. Flesh & Bone is one I’ve been wanting to get into, but I don’t get Starz. :/ Is it streaming on Netflix? Speaking of dance shows, did you ever watch Breaking Pointe on The CW? It was a reality show about a ballet company in Salt Like City, and I was obsessed with it! I was so sad when they canceled it. 🙁

    • It was on Comcast on demand and I got duped because the first episode was free but all the rest you had to pay for (which I should have known because we don’t have Starz either but I got so excited bc the first episode was free)! I’m going to get it in the mail from Netflix or check to see if the library has it. And NO but I went out for coffee with friends this weekend and I was talking about Dance Academy and Flesh and Bone and one of my friends asked me about Breaking Pointe. I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT IT. How many seasons did it get?

  10. I just saw Daughter play last month and they were so good. All of their songs are so melancholy, but Elena just smiled so happily as she was singing and it was the best. I just loved seeing how happy she was to be up there playing.

  11. The Smell of Other People’s Houses is such a great title!