A Guide to Binging Your Favourite Shows

The world has become fixated on Netflix- Orange is the New BlackHouse of Cards, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have all become regular fixtures in the year when people hide themselves away and disappear from the world to immediately absorb any new (or old show) that they want to see. Although I am as much of a fan of binging as the next person, I think that there are ways to enjoy the show and stay present in the world around you- you don’t have to disappear into your couch for 24 hours straight! This is my guide on the healthy way to binge your favourite shows…

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Gossip Girl- Get to Know Me, Part I

I’ve decided that for the rest of 2017, I’m going to try and share more of my own history. Favourites, memories, maybe even pictures from way back when! I think that as bloggers we tend to gravitate towards certain topics, leading to a slightly one and a half dimensional image. So, every few weeks I will share something that’s been with me for a while!… Everyone has those tv shows that come into their life at the perfect time, and stick with them. I hope that this doesn’t die out with the whole Netflix/ Amazon Prime/ streaming thing because I think that watching shows week by week cements it in your being. While I’ve talked about how much I love Gilmore Girls, there are a handful of other shows that I still love to watch and every few years I pull out the ol’ DVD’s and have a watch through! And this year, the watch through is Gossip Girl

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4 Reasons to Watch and Read Outlander

Outlander, the books that have been in the world for twenty plus years and the tv show that was twenty years in the making! Often called “Game of Thrones for women”, I firmly believe that Outlander is for everyone. I totally realise that as a historian who mainly studies the history of Ireland and the British Isles that I might be a tad biased, but maybe that also means that I can recommend it even more. The third season of the television show premiers September 10, and this is the perfect time to get caught up in books and on screen before it starts up again!

4 Reasons You Should be Reading and Watching Outlander

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Quick Question, 13 June 2017

Welcome back for another Quick Question! These are fun questions that let you get to know me and let me learn something about you, my wonderful reader. Feel free to respond in the comments here, or tweet your answer at me @anhistorianblog.

 

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Book Guide to Queen Victoria

Today is Victoria Day in Canada! For anyone who doesn’t know, Victoria Day is the third Monday in May and is a public holiday (woo-hoo long weekends!). It’s also the day that Canada officially celebrates the Sovereign’s birthday. (Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!) Although an era was named after her, I don’t know that most people actually know that much of her. In honour of the monarchy and Queen Victoria, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite books about Victoria herself- she was a compelling monarch and she makes for a very interesting read!

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If You Like Riverdale….

If you have been following me on Twitter at all, you will know that I’m really enjoying Riverdale! (Like many other people…) I was kicking myself at first- I had no idea what it was, it was listed as a new release on Netflix, and I figured I would give it a shot. What I didn’t know was that it was the first day it was available, and the episodes were being added one by one. Even though I try to avoid it and wait until an entire season of a show is available, I’m now back to waiting for the episode to be up on Netflix on Friday morning! So, I went in search of something to feed my Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica fix in the meantime….

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Catching Up On Netflix

I don’t know why, I’ve hit a bit of a reading slump. If I had to guess, I would say that it’s probably because I’m exhausted from getting back into it at work and from the cold (and associated car troubles). It is easier to tuck myself into bed and watch some Netflix rather than decide on a book. I try not to overload the blog with lists but I’ve discovered and rediscovered some new shows on Netflix and I figured I would share! I always appreciate suggestions, so I’m turning it around today.  Continue reading

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life- Spoilers Ahead!

BE WARNED: SPOILERS COMING UP. Now that I have watched it twice through, and am making my way through a third, I feel like I can start writing my thoughts down. We have all waited the better part of a decade for another date with our girls, and we finally got that in the form of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Four, ninety minute episodes, from Winter all the way through to Fall.  I’ve been waiting over a year for this, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I used a vacation day for it! This is going to be somewhat organised, but also a stream of consciousness. Much like the Gilmore Girls themselves… Continue reading

GILMORE GIRLS- IT’S NOT A DRILL

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IT IS NOT A DRILL, I REPEAT IT IS NOT A DRILL. Gilmore Girls will be back in our hearts and homes on Friday, 25 November, 2016, and the world will be a better place for it. It is the one show that I watched on tv from start to finish, from the pilot to the last episode of season seven, and have rewatched the entire series over 20 times now. Some might call it an obsession, I call it a safe and comfortable place for me to always come home to. Although there are only going to be four new episodes, they will all be 90 minutes long. Here is your very own Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life guide to prepare for the big day! Continue reading