[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: Feb 2016

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts. 


A Rewind Of:
Feb // 2016



Think Aloud:

#28 – Why Your Book Boyfriend is a Cheater
#29 – Relishing The Single Life in a Couple’s World
#30 – How Media Has Influenced My Direction in Writing Romance


Film – Review: Everest (2015)

Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#93 – If I Had A Time Machine, I’d Send This Blogger To…
#94 – Inseparable Fictional Pairs
#95 – A Hero’s  Journey Heard Through A Cappella
#96 – Recommendations From Other Bloggers (Outside Comfort Zone)


Tags: Life in Books Tag
Tags: Friends (TV Show) Book Tag
Tags: This or That Book Tag
Book Haul Spine Poetry: February


A week of Valentine festivities of love, romance, and friendship!

Mon: Books, Be Mine 2016 - Event Introduction
Tues: Inseparable Fictional Pairs
Wed: Discussion - Why Your Book Boyfriend is a Cheater
Thurs: Discussion - Relishing The Single Life in a Couple's World
Fri: Discussion - How Media Has Influenced My Direction in Writing Romance
Sat: Friends (TV Show) Book Tag
Sun: Valentines!
2016 Book Blogger LoveAThon: A yearly celebration of the bookish community by spreading all the love!

[Day 1] Questionnaire: Getting to know the blogger
[Day 1] Mix and Match: Seeking other avenues the blogger is passionate about
[Day 2] Book Haul Spine Poetry: Features my Feb book haul
[Day 2] An Invitation To Do Protagonist-y Things: Where I band together various bloggers to become hero's in large ensemble books (e.g. Six of Crows, LOTR, Zeroes, Divergent)

Other Feels:

Television (Not a full list of what I watch):

(If you love to talk television, hit me up on Twitter and we can share feels together!)

Arrow S4: Still behind on this show :/

Big Brother Canada S4: I would have totally threw in my first impressions in this post but I still haven’t watched the premiere…

Criminal Minds S11: I thought that Reid episode killed me last month BUT THE ONE WITH MORGAN. *withers* *melts* *dead*

How To Get Away With Murder S2: I don’t even.

iZombie S2: Sometimes I wonder where/how Liv gets her cooking inspiration…

Limitless S1: Man Crush Monday (except today is Friday) is Jake McDorman lololol.

Legends of Tomorrow S1:  I’ve only watched like…2 episodes? Is it worth it to continue? Not rhetorical–actually wondering.

Lucifer S1: Tom Ellis’ charisma keeps this show somewhat afloat. Otherwise, it’s kinda derpy considering it’s a supernatural crime television show (which is equally farfetched to Limitless).

Reign S3: I think CW decided to reschedule the remaining episodes.

Shadowhunters S1: Still funny. Still bad. Still watching. Don’tquestionit.

Suits S5: Someone hold me.

The Bachelor S20: Is it odd that I kinda want Amanda to be the next Bachelorette? (Will probably be Caila). Still thinking Lauren B is going to win but I’m okay with JoJo too (despite her family like whoa).

The 100 S3: Am I the only one that thinks the pacing is wacky? And may we meet again, [name redacted].

The Blacklist S3: Let’s be honest: baby LizTom is infinitely more important than Liz’s mother backstory.

The Flash S2: Still very much behind.

The Magicians S1: The charm is that this show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Eliot and Margo dynamics are squad goals. Penny’s arc is most interesting for now. Prof. Mayakovsky sprinkling gin on Quentin was genius.

The Vampire Diaries S7: I don’t even know what episode I left off at–level of care=0.

Top Chef S13: I was hella rooting for Carl to win but Marjorie or Issac is good too.


I could tell you all the movies I wanted to watch but didn’t get to see…


(Maroon bolded names link to the track for easy peasy listening)


Dzeko & Torres – Home (feat. Alex Joseph): Gotta shout out home talent (Toronto) and the cover art that somehow gives me feels because it’s an aerial of the C.N. Tower.

Topic – Home (feat. Nico Santos): Speaking of Home, here’s another title that was pretty up there in Jan 2016 but didn’t make the cut for some random reason as I probably forgot about it.

A Cappella:

The Nor’easters – Rise (Album): This is all you need.


Slow reading. Slower blogging. Oh god.


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7 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: Feb 2016”

  1. Haha, I feel the same way about The Vampire Diaries xD
    But Shadowhunters, I think that’s actually starting to improve a bit! In the latest episode, there were some interesting non-book events…and by the end of the episode, I was so ready to watch the next one!! xD


  2. I thought my 2 -star rating on GS is me being the most ruthless reviewer! Haha 😂😂

    OMG I’m hooked to Lucifer as well though it’s debut hits less on Asian cable. The witty exchange of lines and crime-solving stuff (and such face) kept me watching but yeah, it seems so unreal. 😐


  3. SUITS. In the last five seconds of the finale I was so afraid it was just going to end like that with my heart floating away BUT THEN it showed the ‘this summer’ promo and everything was okay. Honestly I just want someone as loyal as Mike or Harvey or etc.


  4. I’ve developed this weird obsession about with whom Sara should end up in in Legends of Tomorrow. Snark or Rip? Seriously the reason I am watching the show at all.
    I am a little angry with The 100. Pike is ruining EVERYTHING and it is not even close to being as good as Season 2.


  5. Totally agree with both The Blacklist and The Magicians opinions. I think Red is going to steal the LizTom baby. I mean, he won’t let them raise it, right?
    I can’t believe you’re still watching Shadowhunters, though. I couldn’t stop cringing the entire show and half I watched. Had to quit it cold turkey.


  6. Wow, you’ve definitely been a busy TV watcher Joey! I’m totally interested in watching Limitless and iZombie. OMG I totally forgot about Legends of Tomorrow! Oh man, I have Glass Sword to read as well but I’m not looking forward to it…looks like you had a great month Joey!


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