I have no interesting introduction today. I also had no idea that I had watched quite as much as I’ve got listed here so I’m just going to say “happy Wednesday” and move on into the wrap up :))
Gonna admit. I watched this trailer, saw that Thomas Doherty was playing a rich, probably evil vampire and I was on board. It helped that my uni had a promotion running with the local cinema where students got in for free on random Thursday so I dragged my friends to watch it.
This movie was ok. I really wish it had gone full force with the horror elements. Like this should have had an R rating or something to live up to its potential. It was fun and all, but ended up feeling like something I’d seen before.
So September came and went in a blink of an eye. I’ve officially been in the US for over a month now. It’s so crazy. On one hand it feels like I’ve only just got here, on the other it feels like it’s been a lifetime but that might just be because I’m in dire need of a homecooked roast dinner.
I had little to no expectations for my reading this month. With classes starting I didn’t know how much free time I’d have to read or even what I’d be in the mood to read. I had two new books on my September TBR and I read neither of them.
There were a lot of unexpected re-reads this month but I’m not mad about it. Re-reading can take the pressure off sometimes which was what I probably needed this month.
I think I was in a bit of a reading slump at the start of the month because I started both of these books on my flight to the US but it took me ages to finish them after that.
I ended up finishing the audiobook of Mox by Jon Moxley while playing bubble-shooter late into the night. I really enjoyed this audiobook. It’s narrated by Moxley himself so it felt like he was just chit-chatting about his life and career as a professional wrestler, or like I was just listening to a podcast which I really enjoyed.
With As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson, I had to actually set aside time and kind of force myself to finish it to free myself from the book slump. I loved the previous two books which I binged in August, but this third book was definitely my least favourite of the three. I appreciated the attention to Pip’s spiralling mental state and how there were consequences of the past books, but I just didn’t enjoy some of the plot points.
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 🙂
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.
I have no life. Partly because there’s still a pandemic going on, partly because I’m a socially anxious introvert. Because of these two things I read a lot and I also watch a lot of TV shows and movies … or at least I try to. It usually takes me a while to finish things but I’ve done quite well recently of finishing what I’ve started and I’m here to talk about those shows/movies today :))
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season 3
There’s every possibility that I never actually finished Season 2 but that didn’t stop me from watching the third part of this series. I just made sure to watch a couple of recap videos beforehand and I was good to go.
I really liked this third season and demolished it in two days, it was probably my favourite of the entire series. I liked Sabrina juggling being a teenager, a witch and then trying to become the freaking queen of Hell ontop of all that. Prudence was a badass, Ambrose was the only one with a brain cell, the whole thing with the Pagans was pretty cool.
After all of this I thought season 4 was going to be amazing. It was not …
There’s a bunch of stuff I should be doing right now: reading, sleeping, writing my personal statement for university. Instead I’m watching old episodes of Graham Norton and I’m going to talk about all the books I read last month.
December was a great reading month for me, unexpectedly. For me December means two things: Christmas (yay) and also end of term exams (boo) so for both of those reasons I definitely was not expecting to read 10 books, and decent books too!
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren ⭐⭐⭐.75 – This book was a book of firsts: first book I read in December, first book by Christina Lauren and the first Christmas book I ever read and I had a great time. Previous to the week I picked this up I had heard next to nothing about this book until suddenly it was everywhere and I decided to give it a try.
I read this entire thing in just a couple of hours which is even more impressive when I point out I spent most of the night studying for a big history exam I had the next day. This book ended up being just what I needed to de-stress and chill out. It was cute, funny and sexy and the time travel/groundhog day elements were a lot of fun to read about. I will 100% read more from this author duo.
Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario ⭐⭐⭐ – I really love this over but that’s besides the point. This book is novel in verse all about grief and the different way two sisters deal with their grief over the loss of their mother. I enjoyed this and read it one day but it’s not something that’s going to stick with me although I gotta give it props because the more novels in verse I read, the less intimidated I am by them.
Together, Apart by Various Authors ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – This made the honourable mentions of my 2020 favourites and for a good reason. It’s insane and hilarious to me that this is a thing that exists but it was actually the best anthology collection I’ve ever read. Yes I’ve only read 3, including this one, but it’s still top of the list. This is essentially a bunch of impossibly cute romances and meet cutes set during the pandemic. I read this whole thing while feeling very anxious one night and it really cheered me up.
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Another Christmas book! One I’ve wanted to read since it’s release. This book is all about a girl who is dumped over Christmas so her very large extended family take it upon themselves to set her up on various blind dates. I loved the family dynamics in this book and how crazy but entertaining each of the blind dates were. I think this will end up being one I try and read every Christmas season.
I would like a big pat on the back, a round of applause, maybe even a gold medal because I read eight books that have been on my shelf for what feels like forever!
There are actually two books that came out last year but they’re here on this list because I feel like I’ve talked about wanting to read them a whole lot and I’m proud for actually getting around to them.
The Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer.
Not only did I finally get around to reading Renegades, a book that has been sat on my shelf since the year of it’s release, but I went and read the entire trilogy!
I had a lot of fun with the series. It was like reading a classic comic book and had some great characters. Adrian and Nova have my entire heart, I can’t decide which of them I love more.
I do feel kind of iffy about the ending. Things went from 100 to wrapped up nice and neatly real quick and I was like “ughh” but yes. Loved this!
I’m really trying not to freak out over the fact that we only have two months left of this Hellish year so I’m just jumping straight into things.
October was overall a pretty productive month: school got busy, I passed my driving theory test (first try!) and I started my practical lessons. I also ended up reading 8 books as well as DNF-ing one and getting almost halfway through another.
I definitely was not expecting to read this much but I am very glad that I did because I read some really solid books this month even if I didn’t stick to my “spooky Halloween” TBR like I had originally hoped to do.
This is usually the part where I say “omg how is it August already?” or “wow time sure does fly when the world is on fireee” but I don’t have time for that because I read fifteen books in July! Fifteen!!!! I have never read this many books in one month in my life.
Hello and welcome to my blog and most importantly … Happy Summer!
Spring happened. I don’t remember much of it actually. It’s kind of a blur filled with sneezing, exams and the disappointment of not getting any Easter eggs but oh well.
Today I’m going to be talking about the top 5 books I read in the past three months. And to be honest I actually kind of struggled with picking 5 because although I’ve read quite a lot, there’s not been many to write home about.
But fear not because I did mange to get there eventually and I actually did really enjoy what I picked:
*Insert Winter is coming GIF I’m too tired to look for*
This past fall I took part in the Fall Bookish Bingo by Pretty Deadly Reviews and I had a lot of fun trying to complete the challenges, of which I completed ten. I would have liked to accomplish more but with school and other books that didn’t fit the challenges I’m still quite proud of what I read.