Other Pursuits (#2) July 2017

July has been a fairly quiet month for me. I’ve worked the whole of it so it’s not been that exciting at all.


Game of Thrones

My name is Tracey and I’m a Game of Thrones addict! I started watching GoT last year. I and my hubby binged watched the first 5 seasons over a couple of weeks so that we could catch up to season 6 and thus my addiction began! The year long wait for season 7 has been painful! So, when July 17th rolled around I was super excited and the opening episode did not disappoint!  Best opening episode ever!

I’m sure I’ll have more to say next month at the end of August because it will be near enough finished again by then (BOOO!)


Grey’s Anatomy Re-Watch

Because summer tends to be slow on the TV front and because I haven’t found anything else to get into yet, I started re-watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning! This is the second time I’ve done this but the first time in like 2-3 years if that makes sense?

Anyway, I’m halfway through season 2 at the moment. The thing I love about re-watching a TV show is that you notice different things, for me this time its how bloody annoying and self-righteous Burke is, I mean I noticed the arrogance before but for some reason if feels more pronounced.



John Wick 2 ­

I love the first John Wick film, but this one kind a lacked something – I think it might have been the case where I set my expectations really high and the film just didn’t meet them. It wasn’t all bad and Keanu Reeves was once again excellent. I’ve loved him since I watched him The Matrix back in 1999.

Secret life of pets

I don’t have a lot to say about this one, except that they showed all the good parts in the trailers, the actual movie itself wasn’t that great.

Bridget Jone’s Baby

Ok, so I’m not a Bridget Jones fan…. She actually annoys the ever loving crap out of me. The main reason I watched this was because Patrick Dempsy is in it (McDreamy) so it’s not really that much of a shock to me that I didn’t enjoy it.


I really enjoyed this, in that I enjoyed the animation. It was just beautiful! The vast vivid colors and the rendering of the ocean was just phenomenal! Also, the Rock as Maui was genius! He was so so funny.

Other things-2

I’ve really not done much else. Mostly just blogging and spending time in the garden with my two favorites, my husband, and my cat:


I think that’s it.

Until next time 🤓

Other Pursuits (#1)

Welcome to my first “Other Pursuits” Post. In these posts, I will be looking back at what else I have been up to over the past month apart from reading. 



I randomly found GIRLBOSS on Netflix while was browsing for something new to watch. It’s loosely based on Sophia Amoruso’s Autobiography #Girlboss which tells the story of how Sophia started her company, Nasty Gal. I’m totally hooked I think I binged the first 8 episodes in one sitting. It’s so good. I’m not normally into Autobiography’s but I’ve added this one to my TBR list.

The Vampire Diaries Finale



In the beginning, I really loved the Vampire Diaries. Mainly because of Damon! (seriously is there anyone who doesn’t love that guy?) but I think it should have ended a few seasons ago and the Final episode just proved this for me, it was so overdone and wholly disappointing. I was really hoping we’d have an epic explosion in which Mystic Falls disappeared. But no, Stephen died! How could they do that to Caroline?! And Elena’s reappearance was to be blunt total rubbish and anticlimactic.

I don’t know maybe I should try and read the books again.. are they any good?

Grey’s Anatomy Season Final


I’ve been a Grey’s fan since the first episode aired back in 2005 so I’ve experienced the 12 other gut-wrenching season finales from this show. This one wasn’t the best.

The good:

I really liked how Meredith dealt with reappearance of Nathan’s fiancé (who everyone thought had died years ago) she was so selfless, celebrating with him and telling him to go see her because “if it was Derek, I’d already be gone”

Finally, Dr. Minnick is gone – Jeez that women annoyed me!

The Bad:

No proper closer with the whole Alex and Jo storyline. Although I could see this coming to a few episodes back, the whole Jackson/Maggie thing. I’m not sure how I feel about it but I’m looking forward to seeing more in the next season.

Pretty Little Liars Finale



Oh, gods, I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed with a season finale. If I’m honest though I shouldn’t have been surprised because the whole build up to it has been pretty mediocre! The A.D revel was a huge let down! I mean an evil twin how cliché!  There were also a lot of parts I just didn’t understand, why did Caleb suddenly hate Mona? Why did Alex kidnap Ezra? And how come Emily’s babies were white and very blonde?

The only good things that happened was that Aria and Ezra finally got married and Mona finally won the game back!

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Update & New Post Announcement

Update: A new look for Books & Other Pursuits!

Hi, I hope you are all having a great weekend.

As you may have noticed over the last month or so I have given this blog a brand new look. It’s running a new theme: Toujours. I have designed a brand new header image along with new feature image templates for each post. Basically, all the big things have been replaced. I have also changed the color scheme and fonts that I’m using.

Here are some before and after photos:

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Overall I’m pretty happy with how it has turned out, I think it looks like a proper blog now. I’m hoping this is it in terms of big changes. I’m still working on smaller things like page dividers and add an “add to GoodReads” graphic etc.

New Post Announcement.

When I first decided I wanted to start a blog I knew I wanted it to be mainly focused on books but I also wanted to leave it open so that if I did want to discuss other things I could, hence the name “Books & Other pursuits.” Now that I have a rhythm with the bookish it part of this blog I feel it’s time to expand a little.

So I’m super excited to announce that I will be posting a monthly post called “Other Pursuits” in which I will be giving you a round up of everything else I have been up to during the last month. Things that will feature are; what I’ve been watching on TV, Movies that I’ve enjoyed and anything else I think might be interesting or significant that it needs a mention.

These posts will be scheduled to go live either on the last day or the first day of the month depending on what day it happens to fall on because I don’t want it to interfere too much with the other things I post weekly.

That’s all from me, this should be the last update a do for awhile!

– See you on the flipside! 🤓