The Weekend Line-Up #2: The Start of Me and You, Locke & Key, Sherlock, and Cinderella

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Weekend Line-Up is a mash-up of all the things I plan to read/watch/listen to during my upcoming weekend. This feature will pop up randomly, like that top in your closet you forgot you bought a month ago.

If you've been around here for a while, you know that Open Road Summer, Emery Lord's debut novel, is one of my favorite contemporary romances. No, one of my favorites PERIOD. Everything about that book—the friendship, the slow burning romance, the banter—is great, so I expect nothing but good things from The Start of Me and You. To be honest I can't even remember what this book is about, but just seeing Emery Lord's name on the cover is a good enough reason for me to pick it up.

After reading Welcome to Lovecraft (the first volume in the Locke & Key series) back in October, I've been meaning to get back into the series again. It doesn't seem like something I'd normally choose to read, but a ton of people have enjoyed it so I had to pick it up. It is extremely gory and violent—I would not recommend reading this up if you're looking for something nice—but the storyline is too exciting to stop now. I don't remember a lot of the details, so hopefully I am not confused ...

I've known about Sherlock for quite some time now (my boyfriend loves the show) but I never pushed myself to watch it due to the length of each episode. After watching The Imitation Game, I realized how much I love Benedict Cumberbatch as an actor. I guess this means I am committing myself to British accents (I love the way Sherlock says "obviously") and painful waiting!

One of my friends and I are watching Cinderella (the musical) tonight, so I have a strong feeling this album will be on repeat for longer than just this weekend. My two favorites (as of right now, of course) are "Ten Minutes Ago" and "In My Own Little Corner." It could very well change after I see it live! I'm actually really excited because I haven't seen a live musical aside from Wicked, so this will be a real treat. I still remember watching the Disney Channel version and listening to Brandy sing "Impossible"—does anyone know what I'm talking about?


What are you planning to read, watch, and listen to this weekend? Are you a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch? Have you seen any musicals and if so, which ones?


  1. Sherlock!! Yes, it's a painful wait, but wow I can not resist devouring each episode when they air. It's such a good series. I'm not sure if I'm a Benedict fan or just a fan of his Sherlock - I should watch The Imitation Game. It does look really good.

    And it's awesome that you're going to see Cinderella! I haven't seen it before and only kinda remember watching the Disney Channel version (I wasn't that into musicals when I was younger though) so I look forward to reading your thoughts on the show!

  2. Haha, I love the idea for this post! Plus the line about the top in your closet :) I haven't read any Emery Lord yet, but I really want to read Open Road Summer and then her newest one. I've only ever seen good reviews for her books. Have fun at Cinderella! I have been waiting to see this one for a while, but the only one I have ever seen is The Lion King. But Disney to Broadway musicals are great!

  3. I've never watched Sherlock, but I'm admittedly curious about this particularly adaptation! I do want to see The Imitation Game though. Also, yay for Cinderella - I hope you enjoy it :) And I loved The Start of Me and You, and hope you do too.

  4. The Start of Me and You was so good! I loved Open Road Summer a little bit more, but it's still adorable and wonderful. :)

    Yes, watch more Sherlock! I've actually not seen the final episode of the third season... Should rectify that. Benedict Cumberbatch was so good in The Imitation Game! :D

    I've never seen the Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella! It's coming to New Orleans in the fall, though, so hopefully then. :) I hope you've had a good weekend, Amaris!

  5. I just finished the first episode of Season 2 and WOW, my brain is trying to piece things together! I actually did not know that The Imitation Game was based on a real story until the ending, so I was a little disappointed in how the story was laid out. All the actors/actresses were great though. Cinderella was really lovely, I hope you get a chance to watch it someday :)

  6. Aww, thank you! You really need to read Open Road Summer, I think you will end up loving it. I have heard a TON of good things about The Lion King — did you enjoy it? I hope Cinderella tours in your city one day! :)

  7. If you have time throughout your day, I would consider starting Sherlock! Each episode is 90 minutes long (I know, super long) but it's definitely worth it :)

  8. YAY, I'm glad you liked it! I saw your review of The Start of Me and You earlier this week, so I'll be reading that soon :)

    I guess it's a good thing that you haven't watched that last episode because I've heard that it is a big cliffhanger! (It's either that one or the last episode of the second season ...)

    I'm not very good at reviewing musicals - it's either I love it or not! - but I thought this version of Cinderella was enjoyable, so I hope you're able to watch it too! And thank you Rachel, I hope you had a good weekend as well!