Netflix Shows to Binge Watch // Spring 2018

Today I’m here to bring you a post about my top 10 Netflix shows that I’ve been binge watching.Being home with a new baby leaves little time to read, so I’ve been watching a lot of TV. It’s easy to throw on Netflix while feeding Emmy or cleaning up. If I don’t mention your favorite show make sure to leave me a comment as I’m always in search of new shows to try. I’ve narrowed this list down to only 10 because I have tons and I don’t want this post to be huge. These are in no particular order.

1.Jane the Virgin

Jane is a young latinix writer,working as a waitress in a hotel. Her life drastically changes when she goes to the doctor a virgin and accidentally gets artificiality inseminated with her boss’ sperm. I was not expecting to love this show as much as I do. This show is hilarious, the jokes will have you laughing out loud. The dialogue is so fun and the character’s are great.


2.Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is an older favorite of mine, I started watching it while still in high school although I never saw the final season until now. The show follows a group of privileged New York teens. This show is not meant to be taken seriously, Serena is the stereotypical blond party girl, Blair is a queen of the school, Nate the pretty boy, Chuck is a womanizing party boy and Dan the outsider. The actors/actresses are gorgeous and the setting is glamorous. I love this show so much, I will forever ship Blair/Chuck!!



I’ve watched this show for 13 years now, its a drama that follows two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester. They hunt supernatural creatures, the show takes a turn in season 4 and starts to include biblical character’s. Dean will forever be one of my favorite character’s. If you’re new to this show then you’re in for one crazy wild ride.This show has everything; love,friendship,family. But it’s the character’s that will keep you coming back.



This is probably my favorite show, it has it’s problems but I still love it. This show follows the Gallagher family, Frank is an absent alcoholic father played by William H Macy. Fiona(Emmy Rossum) is the eldest daughter of six children, she holds the family together while dealing with crazy situations that her family goes through. The casting is terrific, I love these character’s so much. Some have left the show and it has gone slightly down hill but I still love this show so much!


5.The Office

This show is pretty new to me, I first watched it 2 years ago. I’m usually not a huge fan of comedy shows, but this one is perfect. It’s filmed as if it were a documentary, about a paper company and it’s employees. Steve carrel plays Micheal Scott the manager of the company, and he’s brilliant!! The character’s are all well developed and funny in their own way. Jim/Pam’s relationship is adorable, and there pranks on Dwight is the highlight of the show. This show is perfect for a self care binge watch.


6.Jessica Jones

It’s been 2 years since I watched season 1, I’m currently in the middle of a re-watch as season 2 was released last week. This show is incredible ! Jessica is a kick-ass PI with super strength, after going through some major trauma’s she tries to rebuild her life while suffering from PTSD. Killgrave (David Tennant) is one of the best villain’s ever. He is a sociopath with the ability to control minds. This show is just so good !


7.Gilmore Girls

What kind of list would this be if I didn’t include Gilmore Girls. I come back to this show every fall,it’s my comfort show. Gilmore Girls is my favorite TV show of all times. The story follows a mother/daughter relationship, in a small town in Connecticut. I love the witty dialog, and the complex relationships of the character’s. I could write pages and pages about these character’s and why I love them so much, but I wont do that right now.You won’t regret watching this show, you will laugh and cry, its just so good.



A Canadian show about Amy Fleming, a teenage girl who has a special gift for understanding and treating troubled horses. This is a heartwarming, family centered show. I love the characters and love the horses. The setting is in Alberta and it’s a beautiful backdrop for the show.Once you see a few episode’s it will pull you in to keep wanting more.I strongly recommend this show.


9. Outlander

Claire Randall,a combat nurse from 1945 who is transported back in time to 1743 Scotland. I had never read the book’s before watching the show, as of now I’ve read half of book one. The show follows the book pretty closely. I loved their choice of actors to take on the roles of Jamie and Claire,there perfect. The costumes and scenery are gorgeous. The show has the right amount of action to romance.


10. This is Us

The lives of Rebecca, Jack and their three children – Kevin, Kate and Randall – are followed at different points in time. The Rebecca and Jack stories generally take place during the early stage of their marriage. Separate stories for Kevin, Kate and Randall are followed in their adult years. I was hooked right from the first episode.I LOVED IT ! It was wonderfully written,the acting is excellent. This show will continue to break your heart, but you will keep coming back.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve watched any of these shows and what you thought!

Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn // Review

34848682Title: The Woman in the Window
Author: A.J. Finn
Genre: Adult,Thriller
Pages: 427
Rating: 4 Stars


Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies,
recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one
night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.


Trigger warnings: murder, alcohol abuse, prescription drug abuse, mental health

The Woman in the Window is a fantastic psychological thriller. It’s fast-paced, and a very intriguing story.Just when you think you have it all figured out, you
get thrown a curve ball.

The story is about Anna Fox, an ex-child psychologist,who went through a traumatic experience and is now an agoraphobic.She is separated from her husband Ed and daughter. She lives alone in a big house except for her tenant who lives in the basement.She spends a lot of her time watching her neighbors from the window.
One day a new family moves in across the street from Anna’s house.

I really enjoyed Anna as the protagonist. My only problem with her is she drinks too much and is non-compliant with her medication. I know this is her coping mechanism
but it is used to often in the book to describe a situation.

I read a lot of thrillers, and I can honestly say this one played out differently than I expected.The ending OMG !! I never saw it coming. It is a pretty quick read, even though the book is over 400 pages.A.J. Finn is excellent at writing characters, I can’t wait to read more from him. I highly recommend this book.

Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie

Life Update /// January 2018

Happy New Year !!! I’m a little late with this post but if you follow me on Instagram you know that I had the baby on Christmas Eve 🙂 I had a pretty easy labor, went to the hospital at 430 am and she was born at 7:11am. Overall it was all really fast and hectic, she is a beautiful little girl.

So I’d like to introduce you all to Emilia “Emmy”. She weighed 9 lbs 2 oz, 22 inches in length. Red hair and blue eyes.

I am adjusting to life as a new mom again, it’s been 11 years since my son was a baby. So I’m a little rusty on some things. Because she was born over the holidays it’s been a pretty busy time, but things are settling down as we get into a routine. At first breastfeeding was difficult, she wasn’t latching properly so I had to visit the breastfeeding clinic and I’m happy to say she is now feeding really well. I’m very lucky that she is sleeping so well, she will sleep 3-4 hours at a time, as long as she sleeping on me or near me.

I’m not sure how often I will be posting, as I’m not sure how much time I will have for reading. I have read 1 book already, I’m hoping I can read 2-3 books a month, sometimes more as I have a few audio-books.  🙂

Hope everyone had a good holiday season. let me know what your first read of the year is 🙂


Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie


My Winter 2018 Most Anticipated Book’s

My Winter 2018 Most Anticipated Book’s

2017 is coming to a close, so I decided t make a 2018 anticipated books list. I’m going to be breaking down this list in terms of seasons because there are just so many book’s I’m interested in and I can’t possibly condense it all into one blog post. I tried to do as much research as possible so I’m certain that I have forgotten some book’s and I wont be listing every book, just the one’s I’m most excited for.

26032825The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Publication date: January 2nd

Holly Black is one of my favorite authors and when I heard she was releasing a new book, I immediately wanted it. It’s about a girl named Jude who when she was 7 was stolen away by fae to live in there court. Ten years later she really wants to belong in the court but the fae despise humans. It just sounds so good, Fae and courts ❤

32320661Everless by Sara Holland
Publication Date: January 2, 2018

The cover: OhMyGod ! Its so gorgeous. This is a YA Fantasy novel about a girl,Jules who lives in a world where time is drawn from blood and forged into the currency of blood-iron coins, which the wealthy drink to live longer. It sounds like a really cool premise and I’m really looking forward to it.

31207017Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Publication Date:January 16, 2018

This is an #ownvoices coming of age debut novel about an Indian- American- Muslim teenage girl. I’m super excited for this one. I’m trying to read more own voices book’s and this one just sounds really good.

35098412The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

There is a lot of YA Fantasy book’s coming out in 2018, and this one sounds so good. Brienna lives in a kingdom where you are born with one of the five passions. Brienna struggles with her passion, her plans do not go as planned and she is left without a patron. There is a war brewing between another kingdom. I’m really intrigued by the element of passions, it reminds me of The Enchantments of Ravens and I loved that book.

31681276American Panda by Gloria Chao
Publication Date:February 6

I’m not usually drawn to contemporaries but this book just looks so cute. Mei Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. I’m really looking forward to this book 🙂 This sounds like such an adorable contemporary novel.

32149854Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Publication Date: February 13, 2018

This book is being pitched as Anastasia meets Firefly and I’m so here for this. This is written by the same author who wrote Geekerella (which I still need to get to). Ana goes on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship. She meets an iron blood boy,and they become fugitives on the run. This sounds like it will be an angst filled ya sci- fi and I’m so here for it. The cover is so gorgeous !!

34992929Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Restore me is the fourth book in the Shatter Me series, I fell in love with this series in 2016. So I haven’t had to wait as long as some fans for a new book but I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

24909347Obsidio by Amy Kauffmand and Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: March 13, 2018

This is the third book in the Illuminae files, I think this is the last book but I’m not sure. I just finished reading Gemina and I loved it. It is a sci-fi novel, with a mixed media format written by emails and video surveillance files which is super cool.


Please let me know what winter 2018 book’s your most looking forward too. 2018 sounds like it’s going to be an amazing year for book releases and I cannot wait !

Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie


Halloween Book Recommendation !!

It’s October, and Halloween is just a few weeks away,To celebrate, I thought I would share my picks for spooky autumn reads. Since there are only so many times you can re-watch Nightmare on Elm Street.

11c18fbb50b3abe089e5f519cc1988cbIt- Stephen King

I’m sure everyone has heard about this book by now especially with the movie now being in theater. I first read this book when in was in high school, about 10 years ago. This time around I am listening to it on audio book. It is about a small town called Derry, where there are strange murders are going on where no one is to sure what is happening. As we the reader though know they are being committed by someone dressed as a clown. There is a group of children and the story is told in different POV’s between all the character’s from when they were kid’s and now as adults. This is a very long book to read over a thousand pages, the audio book is 44 hours. I think this is a perfect book to read in October.

29608503How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

This witchy book is the perfect book to read this time of year. I read it only a few months ago and really enjoyed it. How to Hang a Witch is set in Salem the town famous for the witch trials. Our protagonist Samantha has moved in with her stepmother to her Father’s childhood house.  She becomes enemies with a group of girls called the descendants, actual decedents of witches from the trials. If that inst enough Sam also encounters a ghost of a boy who is angry that Sam is in the house. You can see my review here.


15797848There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

This novel was described as Scream in YA form. Highly anticipated thriller by Stephanie Perkins. Makani, an African american/native Hawaiian girl is sent to move in with her grandmother by her divorcing parents. Here she befriends a trans boy named Darby and his friend Alex. There are a close knit group of friends, when Makani starts to date Ollie they are suspicious of him as there are strange murders happening around town. I enjoyed this novel and recommend picking it up if your looking for a fun fast read.  This is my most recent review and you can see it here. 





Fall Essentials + Obsessions!


This post of going to sound so basic but I love the fall so much. It’s the season I look forward to all year. The leaves are starting to turn color,and its glorious .I wish there was a place where it was autumn year round.

I like to read paranormal/horror/thriller books in the fall. Coming in the next week I will be making a post of “spooky” recommendations. It’s such a good essential to have to get into a darker Halloween mood. One of my favorite series to re-read in the fall is the Harry Potter series it just has so many fall vibes. It’s just perfect to read in the fall time. I don’t like to make To be read piles because my moods change, I have read one book and one comic trade in October so far and I hope to get to a few more. I have a huge pile of thrillers I would like to get to, and I’m listening to It on audio book.

Make a Fall playlist, my favorite kind of music to listen to in the fall time is more indie, acoustic. I put a bunch of my favorite songs into a big list. Just a nice chill playlist to listen to while reading or cleaning up.


How can I talk about fall without talking about candles! My favorite fall scents from Bath and Body works; Leaves, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin, your whole place smells great and its just awesome. My new favorite is marshmallow fireside,I didn’t think I would like it but omg its amazing !!

Fall is by far the best time to wear boots. Go for long walks in the afternoon with the crisp fall air and crunching leaves under my feet. Super comfy cozy sweaters, and it wouldn’t be Fall without flannel.

And of course you need fall drinks weather you like tea or coffee, if not then grab a hot chocolate. Personally I love pumpkin spice lattes. I’m a very basic person 🙂

9baf90353963d26daaa1c54235b10b38I love spending time outside this time of year. So of course apple picking is a must but this year I don’t think I’ll be able to go. So this year I will have to say pumpkin carving will be a big activity to do 🙂 I want to get 2-3 pumpkins closer to the end of October (Tomavo sells local produce.)

It wouldn’t be fall without Halloween/horror movies. My favorite is John Carpenters Halloween and Earnest scared stupid I used to watch it every year as a kid and want to pass the tradition on to my son and baby girl once she’s old enough.

What are some of your favorite fall essentials?

Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie


October TBR and Plans 🎃🍁🍂


Happy October Witches !! It’s finally that time of year and I couldn’t be happier. Today finally felt like fall which was amazing, it’s been so hot here and my poor pregnant body couldn’t handle the heat any longer. I apologize once again that I haven’t been nearly as active as I used to be. One: Is because my Mac-book screen is broken *cries all the tears*I hate writing reviews on my phone so I’m hoping it wont cost to much to repair my screen. Two : I’m now 29 week’s pregnant !! Where has the time gone,September just flew by. I officially have 12 shifts left at work,which is crazy to me how little time I have left. November I will be trying to catch up on reading before the baby comes in December.

October is going to be a busy month with finishing up work, it’s also Noah’s 11th birthday on the 18th were currently planning his party 🙂 It’s my fiance 30th Birthday on the 28 !! Plus all the horror/Halloween movies I want to watch as part of a challenge. I’m also so excited about all the fall TV premieres!! What shows are you excited to have back on TV?

Currently Reading:

It by Stephen King
I read this when I was just out of high school,almost 11 years ago. I am listening to this on audio book and I’m really enjoying it. I’m about 15% into it,its almost 44 hours so I’ll be listening to this all month. The physical book is on sale at Chapters right now and its pay week 🙂 I will be picking up a copy to follow along with the audio.

Heart shaped box by Joe Hill
I actually started reading this one at the end of September. I’m 40% finished, I feel like I could be done this book by now. But I’m not sure its a slow moving book,i do like it but I’m not as thrilled about it as I was hoping. I do plan on finishing it.

31 Days of Halloween Challenge :

I’m not sure where this challenge started but I’ve seen it on Instagram. Its where you watch a Halloween/Horror movie each day during the month of October. I will upload a post on Halloween of all the movies I watched as part of a wrap up.

Let me know what you will be reading in October. I personally don’t like making TBR because I often change my mind. I would love to know what all of you are planning to read or watch.


Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie



TV Show’s I’ve Been Watching /2017

Small update : Hey booklovers! I know I’ve been so terrible at updating and reviewing this year. I’m sorry I will try and do better. I have a couple of reviews coming up for you,I haven’t been reading too much due to the nausea and fatigue from the first trimester of my pregnancy. I’m past the nausea now !! Thank god! I’ll be 18 weeks this Sunday, starting to feel little flutter movements ❤  I’m still pretty tired so instead of reading I’ve been watching TV series. So here is what I’ve been watching, let me know if you’ve seen any of these shows.

The OA

This is a Netflix show that I’ve been told to watch by a few people now. Not really knowing what it was about I started watching it and I finished it in 3 days! I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did.I need answers!! can’t wait for a second season. The storyline sucks you in and the plot is engaging. It’s a slower moving show which I’m not usually into but it was just so interesting that I couldn’t stop watching.


Gypsy is a Netflix psychological thriller, staring Naomi Watts as Jean a therapist who throws herself into roles in her patient’s lives.I really love this series. I saw a lot of negative reviews and I don’t understand where the hate is coming from. I have always loved Naomi Watts she is an amazing actress.Sophie Cookson plays Sydney and she is fantastic. Naomi and Sophie are currently my fave f/f couple on tv. It’s such an addicting show and i need more !!! The show ended with so many un-answered questions and I really hope its picked up for a second season.

Jane the Virgin

After watching a few episode’s I was hooked, I absolutely love this show! It is a Spanish soap opera, told as a tella-novella. I know it sounds kinda weird and don’t let the title put you off the show. This show is so clever.Gina Rodriguez is such a talent actress, she is beyond charming and she is so beautiful. I just love her as Jane. My favourite character on the show is Jane’s father Rogelio. He is a tella-novella actor and is so vain, but that’s the whole point. Every scene he is in I laugh.

Game Of Thrones

Season 7 just premiered last Sunday and I’m thrilled. I can’t wait for Jon and Daenerys to meet ❤ Ahhh ! I need them to love each other! There’s just so many things coming together. But knowing the writers something terrible will happen.Unpopular Opinion, Ed Sheeran was absolutely fine in the show. they didn’t over do it or anything just casually stuck him in a scene.


Some other shows include Outlander, rewatched season 1 and finally watched season 2. I had some disappointed feelings with season 2 but the ending won me back and I’m so excited for season 3 in September. Shadowhunters , is very problematic but I love Simon and Clary,so I continue to watch it just for them.

Are there any show’s you suggests I watch? I’d love to hear from you 🙂


Paper Princess by Erin Watt Review

paper-princess.jpgTitle: Paper Princess
Author: Erin Watt
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 370
Rating: 5 Stars

GoodReads Synopsis:

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.


“You may have lost your family, but you’re not alone anymore, Ella. You’re a Royal now.”

Paper Princess has become my newest guilty pleasure read.I have no idea when was the last time a book got me so addicted to it. I had lost all sense of time Erin Watt, the pseudonym of two authors, Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick. This book is marketed as Ya but it has a lot of mature themes and I would say its more NA.

Ella Harper- I loved this girl. LOVED For every hit he tried to make with her, she hit back just as hard, or harder.She was strong, independent, unwilling to take shit from anybody, and a character you could easily root for.

Reed is the mysterious one of the group of royals. He is difficult to figure out. He is the you love to hate him kind of character and you question yourself as to why you like him.

Easton was definitely one of my favorite characters and I loved the fun relationship he formed with Ella. Like they just hang out in her room like actual brother and sister.

This was such a fun fast read, and it ended on a major cliffhanger!!



Life Update

Today was my official last day of class, this week was really stressful with exams. I got two of my marks back and there both above 80% ! I need to wait till next week to get the other two back. It was hard saying good-bye to everyone knowing they have another year ahead of them that I won’t be a part of. I will be going back in 2019 but it will be with a different group of people. I’ve met so many great girls this year and I don’t regret going into the program.I got hired at a nursing home down the street from my home, that I will be starting at on Monday ! 🙂

So, I have 3 book reviews that I’m currently working on and mini review of all the poetry collections I’ve read this year. Also have a Thirteen Reasons Why series review I’m working on.