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Monthly Recap: March 2018

Posted April 3, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

What I Did

Brenna turns 19. Brenna turned 19 last month and we celebrated first thing that morning with breakfast with the family before she headed to Mt. San Jacinto to take an L in the second round of playoffs.

Caiden turns 1. Baby Caiden comes to California by himself! Caiden’s parents rushed to Samoa to be with family after the death of one of their family members and Caiden came to stay with us. You guys, coming home to this little guy has been such a delight. His happy, smiling face and his cute baby voice shrieking has been such a treat and we were lucky enough to celebrate his first birthday. What a fun night that was, too. Chuck E. Cheeses, pizza, endless salad bar and cake! Best party!

Meghan went to Nationals, Brenna and Kenna advanced to Round 2. This is what I chose to picture this month. The girls work so hard during the season and try to do as little as possible in the off-season and their work paid off. They each had such great seasons and though it wasn’t easy, they worked through all of their issues and were proud of the seasons when all was said and done. Meghan’s team made it to the Elite Eight and Bren/Ken’s team made it to the second round so there is much to be proud of and I can’t wait for next season.

What I Read

10 new reads | 1 re-reads | 1 DNF | 3,907 pages read
Read by source: 6 gifted | 3 bought | 3 review copies
Read by format: 8 eBooks | 4 eARCs

1. Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
2. White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
3. Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews | 4.75 out of 5
4. Over Us, Over You by Whitney G | DNF
5. Hello Stranger (Ravenels #4) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.5 out of 5
6. On the Edge (The Edge #1) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
7. On Hart’s Boardwalk (On Dublin Street #6.7) by Samantha Young | 4 out of 5
8. Bayou Moon (The Edge #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
9. Jock Blocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick | 4.75 out of 5
10. Hot Response (Boston Fire #4) by Shannon Stacey | 4 out of 5
11. Suddenly Forbidden (Gray Springs University #1) by Ella Fields | 4 out of 5
12. The Love Coupon (Stubborn Hearts #2) by Ainslie Paton | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

On Hart’s Boardwalk (On Dublin Street #6.7) by Samantha Young | 4 out of 5
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3) by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 out of 5
White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews | 4.25 out of 5
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory | 2 out of 5
So Over You (Chicago Rebels #2) by Kate Meader | 4.25 out of 5
Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader | 4 out of 5
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux | 4 out of 5 for story, 1 out of 5 for ending
Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee | 2 out of 5
Hurts to Love You (Forbidden Hearts #3) by Alisha Rai | 4 out of 5
Silk is for Seduction (The Dressmakers #1) by Loretta Chase | 4.75 out of 5
The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 4.25 out of 5
The Truth about Love and Dukes (Dear Lady Truelove #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke | 3.75 out of 5
Burn for You by Ilona Andrews | 4.5 and 5 out of 5

What I Got

What I Got for Review

What I Listened To

March was for old-school slow jams that I used to love. I listened to a lot of Mariah Carey, Brian McKnight, New Edition, Justin Timberlake & NSYNC, Pebbles, Eric Benet, Tamia, etc… Baby making music, haha. I blame all of that on my friend Theresa, who sent me the Mariah Carey March Madness thing. You’ll read all about that below.

What I Watched on TV

My favorite TV shows right now are The Resident, 9-1-1, and For the People. I’m still watching Jane the Virgin, Chicago PD and Grown-ish but it’s more out of loyalty than anything.

What Movies I Watched

Iron Man (2008) | 4 out of 5
The Secret Scripture (2016) | 4 out of 5
Not Cinderella’s Type (2018) | 3 out of 5
Home Again (2017) | 4 out of 5
Thor (2011) | 4.5 out of 5

What I Loved

My bestie Therese and I used to be obsessed with Mariah Carey songs from a really early age. I’m talking elementary school, middle school, high school, after high school, we loved us some Mariah Carey songs. So when Therese sent this March Madness bracket to us (she sent it to me and her two sisters), we tackled this and it was hard. We shared our results with each other and I laughed a lot, comparing, arguing and just having an absolute blast with old friends. I loved it and it was my favoritest thing of the month.

There it is, the month of March in my life. How was your month? What were your favorite books, movies and TV shows? Did you do anything fun with your family? Share in the comments.


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TV Tuesday (1)

Posted August 15, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

I watch a lot of TV. Like, a lot a lot of TV. I also have a lot of opinions about the shows that I’m watching so each week (when I remember to do them), I’ll be talking about a few of the shows that I’m watching.

What I Watched

Game of Thrones: Out of all of the shows that I watch, I think I’m most obsessed with this one. Everything that we’ve been working toward from Season 1 is finally happening and each week, it’s non-stop for me. I’m loving this season so much. I’m loving the chemistry between Jon and Daenerys, I’m loving the Stark reunions and I’m anxious for Little Finger to be offed already. There’s so much goodness going on right now that I don’t even know where to start. I loved this week’s episode too. So good!


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Animal Kingdom: A couple of weeks ago, I was watching old clips of the show, Felicity. I was in my Ben and Felicity feels and Animal Kingdom came onto my radar because that’s the show that Scott Speedman is currently working on so I watched the first episode and I’ve been hooked ever since. It took me a few days to watch the entire season 1 and then catch up to where the show is now and every week since I’ve been hooked to my seat. This show is addicting and it’s bad and it reminds me of Sons of Anarchy and I love it.

I started this show because of Scott Speedman but I stayed for Ben Robson. Holy hot damn, that man is beautiful.





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Younger: This show is always all of the Tumblrs that I follow so I wanted to check it out. I’ve been shipping Nico Tortorella’s character with Hilary Duff’s character since before I started watching the show. LOL. Now that I’m watching the show…I’m still shipping them and I don’t give a damn that it’s not the preferred ship. I don’t even care that Hilary Duff’s character is besties with Nico’s character’s ex-girlfriend and that her hooking up with him is considered against girl code. I’m just sitting over here, waving my Josh and Kelsey flag, waiting for them to fall in love. Ha!





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Suits: I’ve got to be honest, I love this show. I’ve been a huge supporter of this show since the first season but I have been completely underwhelmed by this season. I’m just not as amped up as I used to be with these characters. The whole Donna and Harvey thing is pissing me off because dude…Harvey and the therapist came out of freaking nowhere. You can’t tell me that he isn’t in love with Donna because he damn well is and the way that he’s been acting all season long makes me want to punch him at every turn. Mike’s character, ugh. Rachel hit it on the nose this week when she said, “What does your word even mean anymore?” Get your shit together, Mike! Then there’s Louis. Freaking Louis. He’s in a bad way and it’s painful to watch him every week lose his shit over the stupidest of things. I just need this show to get better already.




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What TV Shows are you watching and loving (or hating) this week? Do you watch any of the shows that I watch? What did you think of this week’s episodes of any of the shows listed above?


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Review: Chicago Justice, Season 1

Posted June 7, 2017 by Rowena in Reviews | 7 Comments

TV Shows have wrapped for the season and I wanted to write down my thoughts on the shows that I’m watching. You’ll be seeing a lot of that in the coming weeks as I watch a lot of shows. You’ve been warned. 🙂

Starring: Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro, Mark Jefferies
Creators: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead, Dick Wolf
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Run Time: 1hour
TV Type: Crime, Drama

The State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high-stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system, and their unwavering passion for the law.

Chicago Justice is the fourth installment in the One Chicago franchise and since I watch all of the other shows, I knew that I was going to watch this one. The first season kicked off a little later in the fall season than the other shows but I thought that the show really hit the ground, running.

So this show follows the State’s Attorney’s team as they go to battle day in and day out in the courtroom. The lead prosecutors are Peter Stone and Anna Valdez and they work with a familiar Chicago PD face, Antonio Dawson and his new partner, Laura Nagel to battle the bad guys in court. Every week, there’s a different case and the case’s that they’re working are really ripped from real life stories and I really enjoyed the entire season. This is one of the shows that I watched faithfully every week and I don’t see that stopping next season. The cases they worked this season were interesting to me. There was a case where an innocent girl was killed in a war that started on social media. There was another case where a developer is killed in a crane accident that was actually intentional and his wife had a part in planning the “accident”. Lots and lots of interesting cases were worked.

If I had a gripe, it would be the way that the season ended. There’s no cliff hanger that leaves us wondering what’s going to happen next season. The finale was just another regular episode with one case that was worked and then solved. I’m sure that was done because it hasn’t been picked up for another season but dude…whoever is in charge of making those decisions, RENEW THIS SHOW ALREADY!! I want to see these characters get another season.

Favorite Ship: Peter, Anna, Antonio and Laura make a great team and the romantic in me is trying to figure out who is going to start pairing up. The only couple that I’m shipping is Peter and Anna. I enjoy seeing them on camera together and like the chemistry between them. Sorry Nagel, I’m still low key shipping Antonio with Sylvie Brett from Chicago Fire.

Favorite Episode: I don’t really have a favorite episode because I enjoyed them all. The episode where Anna’s integrity is called into question was an interesting one. I still have loads of questions about that one. Are we going to find out what Anna’s real connection with the judge was? Was he her lover or her father?

Favorite Character: I don’t have one. I like them all. I like that they’re all flawed and yet, trying to do right by the people in their cases. I have a big ol’ crush on Peter though. He’s hot.

Overall, this is an interesting show with a great cast that I want to see more of. I want to see these characters grow and interact more with the folks from the other Chicago shows. I want to see more Gabby Dawson on this show. She should be more involved in his life and he in hers. I also want to see more of the different characters backgrounds. I want to meet Laura’s daughter, see what’s going on with Dawson and his kids, meet Peter’s friends and Anna’s family. I want all of that.

ETA: So I just found out that NBC cancelled Chicago Justice. I’m so mad that I just might stop watching any new NBC shows from now on. I hate getting hooked on a show and they cancel them. It’s happened too many times. Grrrr.

Season 1 Trailer

My Rating


4 out of 5


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