Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Why I never watched the last two Friends episodes

I am a major Friends fan! I cannot remember a time when I wasn't able to quote whole conversations out of an episode and I use quotes from this series regularly in daily conversations. During my last high school years and also some years after that I had two Friends posters hanging on my wall in my room and also two calenders which I loved so much that I used them for many years. I am a major Friends fan!

On May 6th, 2004 the last ever episode titled "The Last One" aired and even though I have seen all other 234 episodes multiple times - some more often than others but still - I am still (11 years later) too scared to watch these final two. I know how the show ends. I know what happens. I just can't bring myself to watch them and know that I will cry because I have to say goodbye to the whole crew.

Yes, I have difficulties saying goodbye to books and TV-show characters as well as to real life people but these six guys stuck with me over so many years, made me laugh so many times, provided me with crazy quotes in completely weird situations ("Gum would be perfection!" - yes, I used it!) and made me believe in love and friendship. It is just too hard saying farewell.

Why am I telling you all of this? I don't know, maybe I am just overly sentimental right now or it was the moment when I said to myself "Welcome to the real world! It sucks, you gonna love it!"

I just know that one day I will watch them, cry like a baby, go and find my teddy bear for comfort, cry some more and finally be able to say goodbye to lifelong friends. When it will be? I don't know but until this point I still dream of having a coffee with the gang at Central Perk.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Summer TBR pile


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  
This week I'm going to tell you my
Top Ten Books on my Summer TBR

Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted a Top Ten Tuesday - way too long! So this week I want to share some of the books I'm planning to read this summer. I'm currently in the middle of the end-of-semester-stress. University ends at the end of June so only 2 more weeks until my summer break officially starts. 

I am an English tutor and decided to give one of my students a reading assignment over the summer to help her with her vocabulary and show her that English books are really awesome. I let her choose from 10 different YA books and she picked Night School by C.J. Daugherty which is awesome since it was on my summer reading list too. 

Since Endgame just came out at the beginning of June I decided to marathon this series this summer. I cannot wait to get back into this world again. 

So I am planning to read the following books this summer:

Night School by C.J. Daugherty

Legacy by C.J. Daugherty

Fracture by C.J. Daugherty

Resistance by C.J. Daugherty

Endgame by C.J. Daugherty

Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay

Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay

Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham 

The Chocolate Moose Motive by JoAnna Carl 

The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins 
Yes, my summer TBR is rather heavy on Night School and cozy mystery books but that's how I roll this year. I am currently either reading a mystery novel or a romance and can't seem to break my pattern. Let's see if I'll break it over the summer.