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Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S18 E1: Fresh WTFery

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

It’s a new season of The Bachelorette and I’m here to see what fresh WTFery is in store. This season’s Bachelorette is Michelle Young, a teacher from Minnesota. Once again Tayshia and Kaitlyn are hosting, replacing Chris Harrison. Once again my sassy, 15 year old Siamese, Pudding, is here to be unimpressed. It’s definitely a No Bones Day, and I’m still recovering from traveling for several days, so I’m forgoing an adult beverage for a bottle … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S18 E1: Fresh WTFery

Book Review

The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson

The Seat Filler

After I finished reading The Seat Filler I had two important questions: 1. WTF did I just read and 2. Is Adam Driver ok? The Seat Filler turned out to be a self-insert RPF (real people fiction) about actor Adam Driver and it had the most ridiculous conflict ever. It had moments where it was genuinely cute, but I couldn’t get over the squickiness of the RPF angle or the fact that the conflict could easily … Continue reading The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson

Book Review

Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

Bombshell

Bombshell is a Victorian age romance with a ton of pining, and a heroine who belongs to a girl-gang out to dismantle the patriarchy. One of them specializes in explosions. Objectively I can look at this book and say that some readers may have an issue with how much time spent on the girl-gang scenes versus the romance, but also ONE OF THEM SPECIALIZES IN EXPLOSIONS. I think part of this imbalance is to set … Continue reading Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

Lightning Review

Love Scenes by Bridget Morrissey

Love Scenes

Celebrity romance is one of my favorite tropes, so I was super excited to read Love Scenes. I tried to make it through this book, I really, really did, but I had to put it down halfway through. I had no issues with the hero or the heroine or their conflict, but the heroine’s incredibly toxic family makes up a huge part of this book and I couldn’t deal with their chronic mistreatment of her. … Continue reading Love Scenes by Bridget Morrissey

Book Review

While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

While We Were Dating

Shana and I both read While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory and we had thoughts! Anna Gardiner is an actress who is going to appear in an advertisement campaign for a new mobile phone. Ben Stephens designed the campaign and will be working closely with Anna during filming. Ben is a self-admitted playboy who is open that he’s only looking for fun, nothing serious. Anna is focused intensely on the next phase of her … Continue reading While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E10: Three Fucking Hours

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

Well we’re finally at the end of Katie’s “journey” and it’s a 3 hour long episode. WTF ABC? Have a thought for my mental health. In happier news, Pudding got the final rose. That’s right, she’s officially a foster fail and a new member our family. She also wants to murder me in my sleep because she’s got a little skin infection on her tummy and needs to wear the Cone of Shame. So last … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E10: Three Fucking Hours

Knitting the Fandom

Knitting has brought me a lot of peace and relaxation over the past year, and even when I’ve been too sore with fibro to knit, I’ve enjoyed adding to my ever expanding pattern collection. One of my favorite things is to combine interests, which for me, often means knitting and nerdery (or fandom patterns). In this post I’m going to share some of my favorite fandom related knitting patterns. Please share yours in the comments … Continue reading Knitting the Fandom

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E9: We Love Taylor

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

We open the show with Katie saying, “It’s crazy to think one of these guys is gonna be my fiancé.” I agree. It’s Hometowns week, which normally would have the Bachelorette travel to the dudes’ hometowns, but because of Covid, they are flying their families in instead. First up is Blake. He’s from Canada, so they have a Canadian-themed date first. Blake jokes that he keeps maple syrup in his bedside table. They play truth … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E9: We Love Taylor

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E8: A Clipshow and Pointless Drama

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

Happy Bachelorette night! Somehow we’re cramming Hometowns and The Men Tell All into 2 hours. I’m already tired. [Ed. note: I am, too.] I have a BFC (big fuckin can) of cherry Whiteclaw and Pudding has a new catnip kicker. Judging from her expression she’s already feeling the ‘nip. Also there are like no photos of tonight’s episode. No idea what’s up with that. So we start off with Katie telling Tayshia she’s uncomfortable telling more than … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E8: A Clipshow and Pointless Drama

Lightning Review

The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George

The Devil and the Heiress

The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George is a tropey historical romance with light conflict. Readers looking for a lot of angst probably won’t enjoy this one, while readers looking for a romance with a lot of action and minimal conflict will be fine. It worked totally for me, but lately I’ve needed less darkness and fewer obstacles for the main characters to overcome in my reading. American heiress Violet Crenshaw is in … Continue reading The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E7: Pudding is Drunk

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

Welcome to this week’s recap of The Bachelorette. Pudding pre-gamed tonight’s episode and… Well… She’s drunk. Anyway, the first one-on-one date goes to Greg (who already had a one-on-one). Katie (or, rather, a bunch of PAs) set up Katie’s Place Market to look like Pike’s Place Market in Seattle where Katie is from. Katie tries to shoot a raw oyster, gags, and has to spit it out behind a plant. They toss around a fake fish … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E7: Pudding is Drunk

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E6: WOWO

Elyse Watches The Bachelorette with Kraken Rum and Coke with a big rose at the bottom

Welcome to the day of the week where I white-knuckle grip an adult beverage and also my grip on reality as I recap The Bachelorette. But first… An important update.. For those of you who asked, yes, Pudding is still with us although we may have a permanent placement for her in the not too distant future. She is still regal and beautiful and the boss of the house. In addition to Lady P, we’ve … Continue reading Elyse Watches The Bachelorette–S17 E6: WOWO

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