Monday, March 16, 2015

Help! Sickbed Reads and Watches

I am in desperate need of recommendations for things to read and watch that will capture my attention.

I'm having a medical procedure done this week. Don't worry - nothing serious. But my activity level is severely limited in the days leading up to the procedure and will probably be even more limited for a few days after the procedure. The most exciting part of my day involves driving to and from the doctor's office and/or driving to Barnes & Noble to sit in a chair and read for a few hours. But in a few days, I think I will spend my entire day in my room because I'll be much more uncomfortable than I am now.

Saturday and Sunday were the first days where my activity was really restricted. Only two days and I AM SO BORED!

Please help suggest things for me to read and watch that will suck me in immediately and won't require a large amount of thought.

Saturday I finished Ally Carter's All Fall Down, which was pretty good. Today I started reading Half Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older, which is intriguing but hasn't hooked me yet.

As for Netflix, I watched the first few episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which I'm enjoying and I'd like to finish the first season of Buffy and watch other seasons. Plus I want to watch Freaks and Geeks for the Hypable Rewatchable Podcast.

But apart from that, I need help!

Please entertain me! What should I read and watch over the next week?


  1. It sounds like you need to watch something light hearted - have you been watching Hart of Dixie? I'm totally obsessed... it's fun and light and should help take your mind off things. As for books, I'd highly recommend The Time Spirit trilogy by Melissa Pearl... I couldn't put it down it was so good. I hope you're feeling ok and that your medical is for nothing serious x

  2. Aw, Alison! I hope you feel better soon. Hm, books I've loved lately....The Tradd Street series sucked me in pretty good. It's filled with great characters and the central mysteries kept me engaged. They're light and nice. There's also the Restorer series by Amanda Stevens that I liked a lot.

    For tv, I don't think you can go wrong with Buffy :) I recently devoured Haven, though now I can't wait for the next season to come on Netflix. Lilyhammer on Netflix is also really good.

  3. I just read and loved Bone Gap. So good! And you should watch The Fall on Netflix and Happy Valley. Not light and cheery shows, but ones that suck you right in! Also, give Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries a try. It's Australian and so good!

  4. My recommendation is always ALWAYS Buffy. (If you haven't already watched the series) And when you finish Buffy - over 100 episodes - there's always Angel, the spinoff.

    As for books, I don't quite know why but I love to read Trojan War stories when I'm sick. I recommend Song of Achilles.

  5. what about Orphan black or downton abbey ?? Angel and Buffy are always good. Books ...depends on the mood and I hope all goes smoothly with your surgery . (((( HUGS)))))

  6. Downton Abbey is great. House of Cards...AMAZING. Rewatch episodes of Doctor Who and/or Sherlock perhaps. There's a new series starring Kyle Chandler (the actor from Friday Night Lights) premiering on Netflix soon, I can't recall the name, but maybe its an option.

    Get well soon!

    Terri M.
    Second Run Reviews

  7. I recommend Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Peaky Blinders! (:

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

  8. Hope you get well quickly!! Harry Potter is always my go to!

  9. Hope all goes well with your medical procedure. And read The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. It is my fave go to book. It always make me laugh and snort.

  10. On Netflix try Bomb Girls, a Canadian Series about women in a munitions factory during WWII. I think there's 3 seasons.
    I have been in and out of hospitals for 10 years and even though I amsick, when I go in I am perfectly alert and lucid and after two days I can't concentrate to read anything, probably because it's just generally boring, but I can still focus on crosswords,coo that's something to try, too.

  11. I hope you enjoy your recovery time, even though it sucks having to have a reason for "recovery." Enjoy your books and shows.


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