September 27, 2014

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #119 + Fall TV Premiers

BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever. 

from publishers, authors and tour organizers

ARCs I got this month
Wickedly Wonderful by Deborah Blake | Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler
Chained by Night by Larissa Ione | Undead & Unwary by Mary Janice Davidson

Big & Small

So here's mini feedback on some season premiers that I managed to catch last week.
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW - The season immediately follows the finale from S1. Ichabod and Abbie are/were stuck in Purgatory. I so love the threads that were opened here especially the unrequited love between Katia and Death aka Headless Horseman. It's so frustrating that Ichabod and Katia are still not reunited after all the pain and heartache they went through in S1. Here's to hoping they manage to find a way to finally be together this year coz I hate long drawn out storylines.

  • HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - Shonda Rhimes prints were all over the place and it's evident in the storyline and characters. Strong female lead, quirky and shifty supporting characters, witty lines, dry sense of humor, romantic intrigue. I can't help but compare it to Grey's Anatomy, a little formulaic and yet I'm intrigued. Viola Davis has a strong presence onscreen, she's captivating to watch and her character is very, very intriguing: strong yet vulnerable, independent but desperate, she's a badass lawyer with questionable scruples. Worth watching.

  • GOTHAM - Benjamin McKenzie is the last Orange County alum I expected to remain relevant in TV land. I love surprises and I have to say his boy-next-door looks is a great contrast to his straight-laced character, young James Gordon. The whole feel of the show is more realistic and less graphic novel. It's consistent with Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy in that you won't find caped crusaders, masked villains, or colorful costumes littering the streets of Gotham. It's gritty and I'm looking forward to watching more episodes.

Last Week's Reviews

Upcoming Reviews
win print ARCs from Maya Banks, Delphine Dryden, Mary Behre, & Isabel Cooper
ends 10.6

win 1 of 2 digital copies of SNOW FALLING ON BLUEGRASS
ends 10.7

win a signed print copy of RADIANT
ends 10.10

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  1. I really enjoyed Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, and How to Get Away with Murder surprised me. Was a little bit surprised by the direction Scandal went in. I'm looking forward to the Once Upon A Time Premiere. Great haul of books, SW like usual.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I forgot to watch How To Get Away With Murder, I need to catch it on demand. I enjoyed Gotham and Sleepy Hollow; looking forward to the new season of Once Upon A Time.

    Wickedly Wonderful has a gorgeous cover. Enjoy all your new reads!

  3. Oh such pretty books! I can't wait for Wickedly Wonderful or Ione's. Lucky girl!

  4. I was disappointed in Gotham, too many villain cameos

  5. I'm just reading Second Daughter, Braine, and looking forward to Wickedly Dangerous by Blake. This is an amazing haul, enjoy all! :)

    1. Looking forward to your thoughts on 2nd Daughter, I won't be reading that for a couple of weeks.

  6. Hells yeah for Black Widow. Are you watching Outlander!!!?? OMG.

    1. Oh shoot I forgot to mention Outlander! Yes! Jamie is so swoony!

  7. I have Chained by Night as well, BUT I haven't read the first book in the series yet. Probably a good idea since I've never read anything of hers before.

  8. I'm going to give Gotham a try this week. I DVR'd it.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  9. I actually remembered to watch Gotham last week, lol. I'm especially interested to see the evolution of the villains!

  10. I got the Gail Carriger books too and I think they sound awesome! Enjoy your books :)

  11. I'm looking up Ghostly Undertaking, that sounds like something I'd like! I don't even know what's on TV these days since we rely on Netflix but we are currently watching last seasons shows of Once Upon a Time.

  12. Black Widow looks good, hope you enjoy and have a great week.

  13. I have loved Sleepy Hollow from the start and am so excited it is back on. I have't watched the season starter but I will get caught up this week!
    Glad to here Gotham is good, if I wasn't already watching way too much, I would add this to my list as well.
    Congrats on the books!

  14. I knew about Sleepy Hallow, but not the other two. Checking them out now :D

  15. I need to catch up on Sleepy Hollow S. 1 still.

    Oh cool, you got the new Baba Yaga and the second Dharian Affairs. I got Her Lone Wolf too.

    Have a good week, Braine!

  16. I contemplated getting Ghostly Undertaking, but I'm still not sure. I thought Gothem was pretty good, even though I only had half my attention on it.

  17. Thanks for the update on Sleepy Hollow. I love that show but the tv stations here keep changing it's time-slot and I've missed a few episodes.
    Nice haul again this week, I hope you enjoy them.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  19. Are you still liking the Splintered series??? Is it still good? I liked the first one but I sincerely thought that was a good place to finish it. I didn't like the love triangle aspect.

    I think Gotham looks real good - I hope it does well! I love the mythology of it :)

    Fantastic books this week, too ;)

  20. sleepy hollow was on point...loved it. I was here and there with Gotham, I want to see where they go with it and I need to catch how to get away with murder. Great haul!

  21. Great haul, Braine. And I'm glad to see you enjoyed How to Get Away With Murder. Gotham sounds really good, too.

  22. You've picked up some awesome reads! Hope you enjoy them!
    Gotham starts down here in Aus soon... looking forward to it!


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