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What I’ve Been Watching … #8

Hello. I am tired.

My study abroad uni has this cool thing where on a random day in the fall semester they cancel classes and everyone goes to the lake for the day.

The down side to this is, despite the busses not leaving til 10am, they wake everyone up at 5am. Add a day in the sun, kayaking and swimming, to the 5am wake up call and me still having homework to do for tomorrow’s classes, what ends up happening is me being exhausted.

My eyes are literally closing as I’m writing this and all I want to do is curl up in bed … but my roommate has friends over watching a movie and I didn’t have the social capacity to deal with new people right now.

And so here I am wrapping up everything I’ve been watching recently. I’ve not done one of these in a while and I’ve watched a lot so I’m just gonna jump right into it.


Bullet Train

You ever read a book or watch a movie that scratches an itch inside your brain you didn’t know you had? That’s how this movie made me feel.

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Top 5 books I read this summer☀

Summer is over. The sun might not know this considering the fact that it’s still making me sweat my arse off but it’s over. I’m ready for hoodies, blankets and lots of tea. With the end of another season, it’s time for me to share my recent five favourites.

I’m pretty sure I forgot to do this for Spring but looking at the list of spring favourites I have written down here I’ve already talked about all of them at length. As much as I loved these books, I don’t wanna keep gabbing on about them so we’re just skipping ahead.

Anyways, onwards and upwards to autumn we go!


Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Sophie Gonzales cemented herself as a must read author for me with this book. I loved her 2021 co-authored book, If This Get’s Out, and I loved this maybe even more. Her writing style was so addictive.

This book follows Darcy who considers herself an expert when it comes to handing out love advice, hence why she started up an anonymous love advice buinsess at her highschool. When Broughman finds out about this he leverages this secrete against her until she agress to help him win back his ex.

On the surface it may seem like any other high-school set story but it went deep and even touched on bisexual erasure among other things. It also had a super cute romance that was entertaining to read the entire time.


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I read some really good books // July Wrap Up

Summer is basically over. I’ve got two weeks left before I leave home again until Christmas and I don’t know how to feel about that. Actually no, that’s a big fat lie. I feel like I’m one inconvenience or act of kindness away from crying today but maybe that’s because I’m tired.

While I’m sad summer is basically done with and I have to go back to real life, I am very happy with what I read in July.

Not gonna lie, I was hoping to read like a million books this month but obviously that was a big reach especially when you take into fact that I’ve been working full time, had my friend visiting for a week, had to go to Madrid for my VISA. In total I finished 7 books, and most importantly, I loved every single one.


Addicted to You by Krista & Rebecca Ritchie

I’ve seen this series all over the place on Tik-Tok and one of the romance booktubers I watch, Larry Reads, is obsessed so I finally decided to check it out before I get spoiled. I knew going into this book that it wasn’t going to be a super sweet and fluffy read – the romance is not one to model your own relationship after that’s for sure, but I thought it was really entertaining!

This book, and I’m guessing this series, reminds me of a soap opera or a CW worthy TV drama and that’s what’s keeping me reading. I’m a fan of a good guilty pleasure. Will I be admitting to the people on my English Lit uni course that I’ve been reading this? No. But I will definitely be slowly but surely working my way through the series.


Loveless by Alice Oseman

Finishing Loveless gave me a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. For one thing I started reading it in June so it felt nice to just finish it, for another thing, I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it was first released but I had a feeling I’d relate a lot to this book and I just wasn’t read for that.

This book takes place over the course of Georgia’s first year of university so part of me feels like I should have read it last summer, before I started my first year of uni. The other part of me is glad I waited til after experiencing that for myself because I can relate more. It speaks a lot to finding yourself with Georgia figuring out she’s asexual and aromantic.

I related to this book a lot and even though it felt like it took ages to read, I’m glad I took my time with it and I definitely recommend it.


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I (almost) read the rainbow🌈// June Wrap Up

My June TBR was ambitious. Very, overly ambitious. I set out in June to read my rainbow – reading one LGBTQ+ book from each colour, but I did hope to double up and read numerous books for each colour. And I accomplished this challenge. More or less …


Red – The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

Me loving a book I knew I was going to love but put off reading for ages anyways? Wow what a surprise! On the one hand I’m very proud of myself for having read this (finally), on the other hand I’m pissed I didn’t read it sooner because it was so good!

The Girl’s I’ve Been was a recipe for a good time what with the compelling characters and dynamics, edge of your seat worthy action and an interwinning plotline that melded Nora’s life of living the con during her childhood to her using those “skills” to get her and her friends out of bank robbery turned hostage situation.


Orange – Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

I think of all the books I read this month, Perfect on Paper was probably my favourite and I’m very happy about this fact. Sophie Gonzales is officially on my “must read all her books” list.

I really liked the writing style, Darcy’s personality really shone through. I also loved the relationship between her and Broughman (whose name I’m still not sure how to pronounce properly) even outside of any romantic sense. In terms of the romance, this actually kept me guessing a fair bit as to who the endgame love interest was, or if there was even going to be a main focus romance.

Besides from Darcy being Broughman’s love coach and dealing with her crush on her best friend and the fallout from secrets she’s kept, this book also touched on bi-phobia, internalised and unintentional, which I thought was and important part too.


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When two (months) become one // April & May Wrap Up

Hey and hello.

In the last two months I read 19 books. Part of me wants to know how I did this considering it’s been the end of the semester, the other part of me knows full well that I read this much because of procrastination.

Today we’re gonna speed run through wrapping up these 19 books. Some were great – favourite of the year contenders in fact, some were duds but overall a solid two months of reading!



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Reading My Rainbow🌈 // June TBR

Helloo 👋

I feel like June has crept up on me very quickly. I blinked and suddenly May was gone. I’m not complaining though because now that it’s June, it means I’m going home this month!! I get to see my dogs and cat again :))

June also means it’s pride month and so of course I have to read accordingly so not only will I hopefully be reading a bunch of LGBTQ+ books this month, but I’m going to be reading books that fit the rainbow.

I’ve done a Reading My Rainbow before, back in the cursed year of 2020, and had a lot of fun so I’m excited to do it again!!



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Starting the month early // Mary TBR

Hey and howdy.

April was not the reading month I wanted it to be. I was super excited about my TBR last month but most of the books I wanted to read were ones I had physical copies of. The problem there being that I was away for most of Easter so couldn’t read any of them.

As I’m writing this there’s still a week and a bit left of April but I’m calling it quits on this month early. I can’t explain why I’m doing this, because I don’t know, but basically any books I read from now on I’m going to class as May reads.

Like I said, I can’t explain why I’m doing this, I just know that this is going to help me avoid a reading slump so I’m just rolling with it.

With that being said, here are the books I want to read in May (… and the last week of April).



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If you haven’t read these 2021 releases, you should!

Hello👋I just got back from uni where the same girl who said I reminded her of a “golden retriever who’s just happy to be here” a couple of weeks ago, today said I reminded her of a “languid capybara”. I have many questions, the main one being: Am I being bullied and I just don’t realise or care??

I’ve sent this question circling around my friends but I just wanted to share that here as well because I’m still confused and trying to process.

Anyways, moving away from the animals I apparently remind people of, I’m here to talk about 2021 releases you should read if you haven’t already!!

I did this for 2020 releases just a couple of months ago. I was also planning on leaving this post til the end of the year but I’ve already read a bunch of 2021 releases I want to recommend. I’ve got even more on my TBR so this is probably part one, with part two coming later in the year.



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What I’ve Been Watching Recently… #7

Howdy 🤠

I should be in uni right now but instead I’m still in my pyjamas, drinking a cup of tea and doing a colouring book. I just really couldn’t sit through my morning lecture and personal development session today. Jury’s still out on if I go to my 4pm lecture.

I am getting cramp from colouring though so it’s time to take a break and instead talk about what I’ve been watching recently 🙂


The Batman

Once upon a time I said I’d never watch any new batman movies unless it was more Lego-Batman … then they cast Robert Pattinson and I caved so quickly.

This movie was so freaking. First of all, I saw it for free! My friends boyfriend works at a cinema and got us in for free. So it was already a good day but then I watched this movie and it got even better.

The cinematography! The humour! The action!! My favourite scene of the whole movie was when Battinson just yeeted out the window, had a parachute, and then flew straight into a bridge, and hobbled away. I love the aesthetic of this Batman: greasy emo. I finished watching it and immediately wanted to watch it again.


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I read a lot of books! // March Wrap Up

Hello 👋

I’ve just not long ago got back home after attending my first book club meeting. I was terrified but it ended up being really nice, albeit super awkward. I feel like when we all get to know each other and grow more comfortable it’s gonna be better so I’m hoping to keep going each month.

With that being said, I’m now going to attempt to wrap up all the books I read this month, one of them being the book-club pick. I read a lot this March. And by a lot I mean 13 books! It’s April and I’ve completed my Goodreads goal for the year. How???

Okay I know how. I read a couple of graphic novels for uni, and then I had a week and a half of reading non-stop romance. Just one after the other, couldn’t get enough so that helped boost up my numbers.



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