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!
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: It sounds like such a ME book from what I hear! And I’m really curious to learn how Maggie sees Ben and Ben only.
What It’s About: Maggie unexpectedly loses her sight 6 months ago. Life as she knows it — being a soccer star & having a ton of friends — changes and she starts getting into some trouble and doesn’t want anybody to feel bad for her as she adjusts to this new life of hers. Then one day, a miracle happens, and she can see again but only one person — Ben — a precocious 10 year old who teaches her a lot about her situation.
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: All my friends who love fantasy go crazy about this one whenever they talk about this author so I basically added all her books to my TBR.
What It’s About: “Young Daine’s knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall. Soon it becomes clear that Daine’s talent, as much as she struggles to hide it, is downright magical. Horses and other animals not only obey, but listen to her words. Daine, though, will have to learn to trust humans before she can come to terms with her powers, her past, and herself.”
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: An author I really like on Twitter, Ashley Herring Blake, tweeted some major praise for this one and made me look it up on Goodreads and YEAH so my kind of thing.
What It’s About: “Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy. Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living“
Release Date: 2014
Why I Added It To My To-Be-Read list: People had been talking a bit about this one when it came out but I feel like I’m even MORE interested based on the buzz since the second one was released in June so I think I’m officially going to try this one.
What It’s About: “An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness’
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: Because it’s time. I keep meaning to watch this show but haven’t. But I’m putting my big girl panties on and will see why the internet loves this show so damn much.
What It Is About: “Raised by their dad to fight supernatural forces, grown siblings Dean and Sam crisscross the country in their 1967 Chevy Impala, investigating paranormal activity and picking fights with deadly demons, ghosts and monsters.”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: Because I just really love Matthew McConaughey a lot and also crime shows! I’ve also heard good things!
What It Is About: “Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in this crime drama about two detectives caught up in the 17-year-long hunt for a serial killer. Both cops’ roles in a 1995 murder investigation come back to haunt them when the case is reopened..”
Why I Added It To My Netflix Queue: I’m almost 30 and I feel like I can relate to not finding your life calling haha. BUT I AM MARRIED NON-GROWNUP SOOO.
What It Is About: “28-year old Megan is stuck in permanent adolescence and unable to find her calling in life. When her boyfriend proposes to her unexpectedly, she panics and runs into a 16-year old girl, who forces Megan to come to terms about her future.”
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: I was looking up concerts in the area and saw they were playing with the Mynabirds so I checked out their latest album. Digging their sound!
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: UM because they have been one of my faves since their first album in 2013 and all their singles have been incredible for this new album.
Why I Added It To My Musical Rotation: OMG blast from the past!! This was one of my favorites either at the end of high school or freshman year of college…can’t remember. This was Conor Oberst’s (Bright Eyes) side project thing and they only put out one album and I was like MERP because I dug it but Bright Eyes was also so my jam so I didn’t care that much. LO AND BEHOLD THEY HAVE A NEW ALBUM AFTER ALL THESE 10+ YEARS!! I’ve only given it a quick listen but I like their sound still even though it’s pretty different than what I listen to!
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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!