These movies & TV shows are my reason for living

Hello and howdy.

I am in the thick of it when it comes to uni assignments. I am not living, laughing or loving. I’m actually dying a slow death, drowning under the stress of two assignments. It’s not even much. I know what I’m doing I’m just stressing about actually doing it.

Anyways. It’s in times like these that I like to look to the future as a way to keep on going. A big part of that is usually me looking forward to films and shows that are coming out later in the year. Today I’m here to talk about those.


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

I will hold my hands up and admit that when the book was announced and first came out, I had no interest in read it. By this point I was over authors releasing new books to long-since completed series. That’s not fair to this book specifically, it was just unfortunate timing. It doesn’t help that Dystopia makes me anxious, The Hunger Games series more than any other.

Flash forward to last month when the trailer dropped and … not only am I now super excited to watch this, I also went and bought the book with plans to read it over the summer.

I have since come to realise that Suzanne Collins could have capitalised off The Hunger Games success with many cash-grab opportunities and I’m now more than willing to give this story a chance. I’m actually really bloody excited for this now and I feel bad for my attitude towards this book back in 2020.

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Book Review: She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

Publication Date: April 20th 2021

After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean Irene Abraham. Things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.

Their bumpy start only gets bumpier the more time they spend together. But when an opportunity presents itself for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex (and climb her school’s social ladder at the same time), she bribes Irene into playing along. Hijinks, heartbreak, and gay fake-dating scheme for the ages.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Collecting Books

Hi and happy Friday

It’s 4pm and I’m only just feeling ready to start my day. I’m hungover. I went out for one drink last night, ONE I swear … and I ended up having more shots then I remember and a fair few beers ontop of that. I was literally shaking this morning (afternoon) drinking my cup of tea.

Apparenlty getting up, having a bath and feeding myself doesn’t classify as “being productive” so to pretend like I’ve done something today other than walk around like a zombie, I’m here with this week’s Let’s Talk Bookish!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog!January Topics

This week’s topic is … Collecting Books (Zahra  The Owl)

Prompts: Do you enjoy collecting books? Do you feel like physical books are overpriced? Do you buy books after you’ve read them to add to your collection? Do you buy special edition collector sets? How invested are you in your book collection? 

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Let’s Talk Bookish: 2023 Goals!!


I am freezing my arse off. My hands have turned to icicles. Living in Spain is great and all that until it comes to winter and you remember “oh yeah, the houses here are made to keep heat out”. My goal for un-freezing my hands: type really super fast. If there’s a bunch of spelling errors in this post, you know why.

Anyways. It’s Friday so that of course means it’s time for Let’s Talk Bookish – the first of 2023!!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! January Topics

This week’s topic is … 2023 Reading & Blogging Goals 

Prompts: What are your reading goals for 2023? Do you have a specific number of books, or particular genres you want to read? What are your blogging goals for 2023? What do you want to do differently with blogging than you did last year?

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Book Review: How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlo

Publication Date: November 1st 2022

It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom’s Subaru.

Attempted vehicular manslaughter was not part of Shani’s plan. She was supposed to be focusing on her monthlong paleoichthyology internship. She was going to spend all her time thinking about dead fish and not at all about how she was unceremoniously dumped days before winter break.

It could be going better.

But when a dog-walking gig puts her back in May’s path, the fossils she’s meant to be diligently studying are pushed to the side—along with the breakup.

Then they’re snowed in together on Christmas Eve. As things start to feel more serious, though, Shani’s hurt over her ex-girlfriend’s rejection comes rushing back. Is she ready to try a committed relationship again, or is she okay with this just being a passing winter fling?

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Books as Gifts

Hello, I need to go bury my head in shame.

I’ve just got back from the study abroad departure meeting and listen, I always try to be as respectful as I can in things like this, even though they’re very boring, but I may or may not have snort-laughed quite loudly when the coordinator said “I mean look at all the diversity in the room already” and then gestured to the room of white Europeans.

Thankfully, I leave in like a week and will never see these people again. I still need some sort of distraction though so here I am with this week’s Let’s Talk Bookish discussion.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! December Topics

This weeks topic is …Books as Gifts (Hannah @ Hannah’s Library)

Prompts: Do books make good gifts? Do you ever give or receive books as gifts? Would you rather receive a book from your wish list or be surprised? What would you do if you didn’t like the book you were given? Would you expect someone to read a book you got them right away?

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Series Review: The Ravens by Kas Morgan & Danielle Paige

Hey and hello.

Today I come to you with a review of The Ravens duology by Kas Morgan and Danielle Paige. I’ve been excited to read these books since before even the first book was released. I was super intrigued by the concept of a college sorority that doubles as a witches coven.

It took me a little while but this October, just in time for the spooky season, I binged both books back to back and here are my thoughts 🙂

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My Favourite Quotes & Moments: The Foxhole Court

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All For the Game by Nora Sakavic is my favourite book series. I think if I was only allowed to read one book series for the rest of my life it would be this one. Since I don’t have this “only read one book forever” rule I try and limit myself to one re-read a year so that I can branch out and read new things.

As you may be able to guess, the time for my yearly re-read has arrived! I wasn’t planning on reading this series right now but something miraculous happened: I met a real life person who’s read and loved these books. My friend has been re-reading them and seeing her laugh at the books and point things out made me cave.

Today I come to you sot share some of my favourite quotes and moments from the first book, The Foxhole Court!

Neil Josten let his cigarette burn to the filter without taking a drag.

The opening line of your favourite book just hits different.

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Busy months // August Wrap Up + September TBR

I have been struck with the need for a cup of tea. I never thought I’d give in to such British stereotypes but here I am, limited to two a day and dying. This is going to become a problem soon because the busy months have started.

August was crazy. I was working, I was travelling, I was climatising to being at college in America. And now that classes have started I don’t think life is going to be calming down any time soon which is why I’m combining August TBR and September Wrap Up :))

August Wrap Up

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I’ve arrived in the USA // Study Abroad✈️

Howdy. I’ve been starting my posts by saying “howdy” ever since I started this blog but now it hits different because I’m actually in cowboy land aka the USA.

I’ve been here for a week now and since I spoke about this for months leading up to it, stressing and venting in the introductions to blog posts, I figured I’d share how this first week has been.

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