Five Fandom Friday: Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Watched/Played Yet

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Oh man. This week’s Five Fandom Friday comes on a giant guilt-trip roller coaster! One of my biggest weaknesses is impulse shopping (especially books), so I’ve got a LOT of things to list here… I’ll try to narrow it down to the top 5, though.

#1 Vision & The Scarlet Witch Issues 1-4

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To be fair to myself, I’ve only had these a couple of weeks. I picked them up at NewBo ConΒ  at the beginning of February from the Geek City Games booth under some serious pressure from the salesperson *cough* brother-in-law, I’m looking at you. Anyway, I’m really excited to read these because I made a killer (albeit hasty) Scarlet Witch costume for Halloween. I usually refuse to dress as someone I don’t know anything about, so I made a point to read Wanda’s full Wiki page before Halloween & I was really intrigued by her back story & character arc. I’ve wanted to read more about her ever since, and when I found these hanging in the box, I couldn’t have passed them by, regardless. I’ll probably pick them up once my current reading list lightens up a little. Definitely before we go see Age of Ultron. I can’t wait to see these characters on the big screen (Paul Bettany? Yes please!)

#2 Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Ok, so this was actually a gift from my bestie LAST Christmas (I’m talking 2013) and I haven’t touched it yet. It is definitely on my list for this year, though. I’ve always loved fairytale re-tellings & have heard awesome things about the series. I actually just picked up Cress for my Kindle yesterday, so I mean business. The bonus is that by the time I actually get around to reading it, the final book will probably be released & I won’t have any of that pesky waiting to find out what happens.

#3 Dead Until Dark

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

This one’s embarrassing. I have read the first few chapters of the book – maybe 3-4 years ago, when True Blood was in season 3 or so. I actually own three copies of this – Paperback, E-Book, and Audio Book. And I STILL haven’t read it. I don’t know what it is, but those first few chapters just didn’t pull me in. It’s definitely not a convenience factor, because I don’t know how much more convenient I could have made it for myself. I’m not really sure why I bought the E-Book after I already had the paperback – maybe I thought I lost it? But we got the audiobook to listen to on a trip to visit my in-laws in Missouri, which is about an 8-hour drive. We listened to it for maybe 40 minutes before we were both falling asleep from the narration. It’s a little too soothing, I think. Haha. This is actually on my POPSUGAR reading challenge for this year as either a book that inspired a TV show or a book you’ve started but haven’t finished yet. I’ll get there. I hope.

#4 The Siren

The Siren by Kiera Cass

I bought this after I read the first two books in the Selection series because I loved Kiera Cass’s writing. It’s been sitting on my Kindle for a year, now, constantly getting passed up for other YA Lit & I’m not really sure why. I love, love, LOVE the Selection & can only imagine this will be a great read. I just never reach for it when I’m ready to start a new book.

#5 American Psycho

American Psycho (2000)

I don’t really buy many movies that I haven’t seen already, but I knew this was going to be a great movie, so I added it to my stack when the movie store I worked at (6 YEARS AGO) had a sale – it was only $4, after all. Now I actually own two copies of it – DVD & Bluray – because my husband got it when he bought his PS3 & it became one of very few duplicate titles when we merged our collections (I think Dodgeball & Anchorman were the only other two that were duplicated…so take that as you will).Β  I’m not really sure why I’ve never watched it. I mean, I know it’s going to be good. I guess I’m just rarely in the mood for (what I assume to be) a thriller/horror movie. And when I am in the mood for one, my husband usually gets to pick since he loves those movies & rarely gets to watch them with me.Β  I should seriously rectify this issue…maybe around Halloween πŸ™‚

BONUS:

Choose Your Own Autobiography

I got Neil Patrick Harris’ book “Choose Your Own Autobiography” for Christmas this year & haven’t read it yet. It looks hilarious, but I’m afraid I’m going to be too confused by the format. It’s so different, but I’m really looking forward to it – if I can fit it in among the rest of my reading list this year. Eep!

Big thanks to Kristen & Megan for hosting 5 Fandom Fridays. It’s been a great way to discover & connect with fellow geeky female bloggers!

Until Next Time ❀

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9 thoughts on “Five Fandom Friday: Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Watched/Played Yet

    • #obsessivegirlfan says:

      I’m a huge movie nerd & I worked at that movie store for 3 years. I still can’t believe I haven’t seen it since it’s such a cult classic. Now I’m guilt-tripping myself into probably picking it up in the near future πŸ™‚

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  1. annagailey says:

    CINDER!!!! Read it! Read it and let me know how you like it. It’s one of my favorite books out right now. I recommend it to everyone! Marissa Meyer is a genius.

    I just found out that ComiXology is having a sale today on all their Marvel comics buy one get one free. I just bought most of the Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and Black Widow series. I totally get the impulse buying.

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    • #obsessivegirlfan says:

      Oh, great. Guess where my browser is taking me now! To buy more comics, that’s where. Thanks for enabling my impulse shopping. My husband is eternally grateful πŸ˜›

      I will definitely let you know how I like Cinder once I’m done with it! I’ll probably start it in March – after I finish Bloodlines & before I start re-reading Harry Potter πŸ™‚

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      • annagailey says:

        You’re welcome! I love ComiXology, they have awesome sales and I like having the comics digitally!! I also just bought the Silk comic… SO GOOD!!!

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  2. Joie Fatale says:

    I really like American Psycho. It’s got some DARK humor in it too, since the main character’s soooo narcissistic his self-obsession become ludicrous and kind of funny. But, it is dark, and kind of intense at points so yeah, you definitely want to be in the mood to see it.

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    • #obsessivegirlfan says:

      That’s the vibe I’ve always gotten. And i like to use movies as an escape from all the dark TV series’ I’ve been watching lately…so I usually go for comedy/chick-flicks. Or Star Trek…cuz that’s a chick flick in my mind…?

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