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How are you guys? It’s been a while. I hope everyone had a blast during the holidays. The past few months have been hectic for me, that’s why I wasn’t able to make a top reads list for 2016. I was able to finish my reading challenge though. Yay!

I probably won’t be blogging today (or any other day) if it wasn’t for this show I just finished watching. It’s a 10-episode season from Fox entitled Pitch. I just saw a post from one of my favorite authors saying how she loved the show and I decided to check it out. I wasn’t expecting it to be a sports series but what’s even more surprising is how I got hooked despite not knowing anything about baseball.

The premise is about a young black woman who is about to be a starting pitcher for one of the major baseball league team– the San Diego Padres. It sure is an interesting tale of the pressures and challenges of being a woman in MBL. The good thing about Pitch is that it isn’t just about Ginny’s success, it also shows the stories of the people around her—her colleagues, her friends, her manager, etc.
After binge watching the series, I immediately went to Google to check out the characters in the show. I am mostly impressed by the actor who played Ginny Baker– Kylie Bunbury. I haven’t seen any of her earlier shows, but I truly admire her performance on this TV series. Her acting is so on point you that you can’t help but fall in love with her and her character. I watched some of Bunbury’s interview and she mentioned how hard she trained to learn how to pitch. What a dedicated young woman. Ali Larter’s performance in Pitch is also something to be commended. Overall, Pitch has an amazing cast.
The season ended in a cliffhanger, *spoiler alert* with Ginny clutching her pitching arm at the mound. The future doesn’t look too bright for Baker, just like what the future looks like for the show. I was disappointed that I am not hearing any noises about a second season. I couldn’t understand why the ratings are low. The show is unique, brilliant and captivating… I just don’t get it. Maybe the world isn’t ready for Ginny Baker and what she represents… yet? Idk, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a second season of Pitch.
Thanks for dropping by!
Novel

One Lonely Friday.

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There are only 9 books left on my reading challenge! Yay for me! Honestly, I am actually done with the challenge. Before I moved in with my colleagues, I already finished the entire In Death series by JD Robb. However, I decided not to update it all at once in goodreads so that I wont look like a loser who don’t have a life, or an asshole who reads too fast and wants to brag it in social media. (I am definitely the former than the latter.) 

Now that there are actual people  in the house that I can talk to and hang out with, I rarely have time to read. The Goodreads Choice Awards finals arrived and there are only few books I’ve read in some categories (mostly fiction) and absolutely none in the non-fiction category. That made me feel a little bit guilty for not making time for books. So, I perused the list of nominated books and chose a book that appealed to me. I chose Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody. I am a fan of Anna Kendrick, I think she’s a cool actress. But what made me pick the book was that I find the blurb hilarious. THEN, I found out she read the audiobook version. I knew I just have to listen to it. I was right, it was much more entertaining. I was hooked. Today, I am listening to Amy Schumer’s The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. Thank God for funny and smart people who writes, they made my entire week. I downloaded a couple more audiobooks from the humor category from Goodreads Choice Awards. BTW, congratulations to all the nominees!


I don’t usually enjoy audiobooks because I’m a fast reader (totally not bragging). I prefer the text-to-speech option on my ebook reader where a female voice reads my book (devoid of emotions) on a pace I chose. I could make her read fast the same way I would. On audiobooks, you have no control of the reader. You have to be patient and wait for the reader to reach the exciting parts. Anyway, this is not a problem I encountered while reading Scrappy Little Nobody. It was just right and made the punch lines funnier. I feel the same way with Amy Schumer’s audiobook. From now on, I would try to listen to more comedy audiobooks.

Anyway, how are you guys doing? Do you have any books or movies or TV series you would like to recommend? I am staying home tonight (on a Friday night) because were all broke and payday is still a little over a week from today. Ugh.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and relatives in the US. I hope y’all have a blast while I sit here laughing alone like a crazy person. Don’t worry, I’m not yet crazy, I’m just listening to Amy Schumer’s audiobook.
Happy weekend people!
Novel

November 9

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Today’s my birthday!

Yay!

Also, Trump won.

Oh.

Anyway, I had a great time with my new friends and colleagues. We had a simple dinner after work at McDonald’s and had a blast. Despite the crazy workload (and schedule), we still managed to carve out some time to hang out and have fun. My new colleagues are pretty cool. I want to express my gratitude to all the people who remembered my birthday. You guys are awesome! 

I’ll try to post a book review/recommendation before the year ends. 

Older and wiser,

Novel

Me Before You

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I had a week off and finally got around reading some of the books in my TBR pile. I finished Jojo MoyesMe Before You and it is freaking depressing. Don’t get me wrong, I think it was amazing, but it just made me really sad. I felt conflicted about Will’s decision. I am a nurse and I’m definitely pro life but I also understand how Will felt in that chair. I was rotated in the Ortho ward when I was a student and I’ve seen plenty of quadriplegic patients, it’s difficult not just for the patients but also for their families. I think Will was just really unhappy with his life, considering how he used to live before the accident. Not all people are cut out for that kind of life, and Will believes that death is his only way out. His pain must have been unbearable that even Lou’s love for him wasn’t enough to change his mind. Anyway, the book is a very interesting read. It’s emotional and I find it really refreshing that they did not sugar coated the topic of suicide. Although, I do not condone what Will did, it’s just really nice that we actually see the other side of the story. That people do it for a reason and that we shouldn’t judge them for it. Overall, it was good read. I would give it a 4 star rating

On another note, I just moved in a new place. I have room mates! After living alone for 5 years it’s kinda weird living with other people in the house. It wasn’t bad, just weird. I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually. I’ll start working on our new clinic tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Novel

Is Zack Addy a serial killer?

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Dr. Zack Addy
Hey guys! I finally watched the last three episodes of Bones and I’m so pleased that Dr. Zack Addy has returned to the show. However, it appears that Zack is the serial killer that the FBI is looking for. The evidence are pretty damning and the fact that he kidnapped Dr. Brennan on the last episode made him look guilty. He looks very creepy on that scene too. Anyway, I’m still hoping that he’s not the killer. I’m looking forward for the show’s return for it’s final season next year. Bones is probably the longest TV series I binged watch, 10 seasons! I’ve watched it regularly after catching up on Season 11. Really great show.

Since most of the TV series I enjoy has been cancelled, I have been looking for other shows to watch. I found The Blacklist and I already finished watching all three seasons. It’s so good. I can’t wait to watch Season 4. I think the show will return on the 22nd. Another show that will come back this month is Lucifer, I saw the Season 2 trailer in YouTube and it looks like it’s going to be a fun season.

I am still watching Suits, I’m currently at season three. I super love Harvey and Mike, the best closer in NY and the genius fake lawyer. They are phenomenal and a little scary when they work together. I also watch Mr. Robot, I am currently on season two. Most of the time I do not understand what the character’s motives are and how pointless F society’s cause were, but I just find it entertaining. IDK, I guess being inside the head of a schizophrenic guy is interesting to me, lol. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole show is just a part of Elliot’s delusions. Still, the show is pretty engaging.

I have a week long vacation coming up next week and I’m planning to watch The Flash and Stranger Things. I am also looking for books to read next week, so, If you have some recommendations, feel free to share them on the comment box. Thanks!

PS. Marvel’s Luke Cage is almost here! Check out the official trailer here.

Best TV Show Ever!

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A couple of weeks ago I watched a youtube video about the top ten must watch tv series of 2015. I know it’s a bit out dated, but I have been busy reading fiction novels that I missed a lot of good shows last year. I just finished watching the first season of Lucifer, which is good btw, and Limitless (another amazing TV series but was not renewed for a second season). I do enjoy police procedural shows with sci-fi or supernatural element added into it. So, when I saw a trailer of Person Of Interest, I was intrigued. I finished all 5 seasons in less than 2 weeks! I loved it. I was a little sad that CBS did not renew POI because it’s probably one the best shows I’ve ever seen. The action is so good, the storyline is mind blowing and the characters are just amazing. 

My favorite characters are Finch (because he made The Machine, he’s brilliant) and Root (her character development is just so entertaining to watch–she was an assassin for hire in the first season, a psychiatrist, then a mental patient on the third season, and became a loyal servant of The Machine until her last breath). Another thing that made this TV series so special is the Root-Shaw (aka. Shoot) relationship. I’m straight, but I truly ship Root and Shaw. The chemistry on screen between Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi is so amazing. They are both lovely actors and I hope we can see them on screen together again. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a POI spin-off. If you haven’t seen Point of Interest yet, you  should start watching it now. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Currently Reading…

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Hi, it’s been a while since I blogged. My schedule is switched to the night shift and my system isn’t fully adjusted yet. BTW, belated Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there specially to my Papa! =)

So many things happened the past few weeks, a back to back shooting incident in Florida, Taylor Swift’s break up and her new beau, a toddler dragged by an alligator and eventually died of drowning, and so on. I wouldn’t add more to the comments about Taylor Swift’s love life but I would like to send my deepest condolences to all the family, friends and fans (of Christina Grimmie) of the victims in the shootings in Florida. May the souls of the victims rest in peace.

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I have read a lot of books lately, I’m trying to complete my reading challenge as soon as I can. I still have a long way to go but I’m getting there. I read and finished several book series and I’m currently enjoying JD Robb’s In Death series. I did not expect to be really into it when a friend suggested that I read it, but boy, I am so hooked. The setting is in New York. It’s a futuristic mystery novel. The heroine is a detective, Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and the hero is an alpha billionaire, Roarke. They first met when Dallas was investigating a murder and Roarke was a suspect. They remind me a bit of Castle and Beckett, I love it. I am currently reading book 10, Witness in Death. If I’m not mistaken, I still have 30+ books to read from this series and that makes me feel really glad. It means more murder for Dallas and her crew to solve and more fun for me. I highly recommend this series for readers who enjoy a good mystery novel.

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Another thing that’s keeping me busy lately is this game app Best Fiends. I’m addicted! I love the graphics and the game is just so fun. You can download it for free from Play Store.

Have a great day ahead!

Novel

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