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Kate's Picks: Books, TV and Movies

By Thismomloves @ThisMomLoves
I've been doing a lot of mini-reviews on social media lately (which is why, if you have accounts, you might want to follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) but today I'm offering a quick recap. In keeping with the title of my blog, I'm sharing what I actually liked...no sense harping on the negative, right?
BOOKS
Kate's Picks: Books, TV and Movies

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (loved it)
Us by David Nicholls
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (designated young adult, which I am not, but I devoured it)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (WWII theme)
All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews (heavy themes)
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (not as funny as I thought, was expecting Brit-chick-list - Bridget Jones, Shopaholic, but still a good read)
TELEVISION
Kate's Picks: Books, TV and Movies

No, I don't have Netflix. We have our good ol' Bell PVR, and there's still some great entertainment to be had there.
Secrets and Lies (new; Ryan Phillippe, KaDee Strickland, Juliette Lewis)
The Following (new season just started; Kevin Bacon)
Scandal
Nashville
Blue Bloods
Stalker
19-2
Grey's Anatomy (because I'm sticking it out until the end)
House of Cards (I bought the first seasons from iTunes)
As you can see, I lean towards a certain genre. The only comedy currently on my PVR is Modern Family. I'd love some other recommendations!
MOVIES
Often it's pay-per-view, but I do love to go the movie theatre, and I'm usually there a couple of times a month. My recos:
Kate's Picks: Books, TV and Movies
Cinderella (absolutely wonderful, for all ages)
The Theory of Everything (I know it's a true story so they couldn't change the facts, but there was one plot point I didn't really like)
The Captive (abysmal reviews but we actually really liked it)
Gone Girl
Still Alice (have tissues handy)
St. Vincent
American Sniper (yes, they used a doll for a baby. Get over it!)
The Judge
Have I missed anything really good in any of these categories? I always love to hear what others are reading/watching and enjoying so please let me know!
Kate's Picks: Books, TV and Movies

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