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Jan 19, 2013

Show N' Read Saturday #6–SCANDAL


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A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.


This week I watched:

Scandal: TV Series (2012- ) on ABC

Everyone has a secret... and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation's elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the President of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life—both professionally and personally—but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specialize in fixing other people's lives, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand-their own. (ABC)

Scandal is a political thriller that had me hooked from episode one, which aired in April 2012. It has everything you could possibly ask for in a show like this. Excitement, intrigue, wit, humor, and ohmigosh, THE ROMANCE. The romance is smoking! The scandals within the show are just so that you feel they are possible even if they aren't so probable. The biggest scandal of all? Olivia Pope (the beautiful Kerry Washington) is the former mistress of the sitting president, Fitzgerald Grant (who is a gorgeous specimen of a man) whom she is still in love with and whom still loves her. My heart races through every episode because the intrigue just doesn't let up. This show is amazing.

Update 7/27/13: Season two was AMAZING!


My rating: 5/5 STARS


Book I want to read:

11/22/63 by Stephen King (2011)

If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would the consequences be what you hoped?

Jake Epping, 35, teaches high school English in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and cries reading the brain-damaged janitor's story of childhood Halloween massacre by their drunken father. On his deathbed, pal Al divulges a secret portal to 1958 in his diner back pantry, and enlists Jake to prevent the 11/22/1963 Dallas assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Under the alias George Amberson, our hero joins the cigarette-hazed full-flavored world of Elvis rock n roll, Negro discrimination, and freeway gas guzzlers without seat belts. Will Jake lurk in impoverished immigrant slums beside troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald, or share small-town friendliness with beautiful high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, the love of his life? (Goodreads)


There has always been a vast amount of political intrigue and conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination. Whether any of them are true or not, we may never know. However, this book grabbed my attention for three reasons. 1) It's JFK, 2) It's Stephen King, and 3) 11/22 is my freaking birthday. This book has gotten great reviews and I'm really excited to read it. Already have it on my Kindle!


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