Wednesday 14 November 2018

Top 5 Books I Want to Read Before 2019

Let's make one thing clear, these are the books I want to have read by 2019, not necessarily books I will have read by 2019. I'm really not that great at this. Also, I've already started every single one of the books on this list except one.

1. Kingdom of Ash

I have this one in my possession and have been getting through it very slowly. I most likely will have it done even by the end of this month, but you know, I wanted to have it on the list.

2. Queen of Air and Darkness

It really depends on timing with this one. I think I get this one in the mail mid-December so it's going to be a tight one depending on how much I work and how fast I read this.

3. What the Flower Says of Death

I am halfway through this one, I'm reading it because I am reviewing it for the author. I was enjoying it and for some reason cast it aside to read other books. It's horrible and I need to finish it.

4. The Chosen

Currently reading this one right now, just started actually. Hopefully, it will be done by the end of the year.

5. It

This one is just wishful thinking. I'm not going to finish it. I want to, but I probably won't. You guys probably don't remember how I said I was going to listen to the audiobook on my flight to New York and then didn't really. I mean I actually listened to about half an hour of it but this audiobook is over 40 hours long and I really don't have that kind of patience. But you know, maybe a miracle will occur and I will just suddenly have a longing to read it.

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Saturday 10 November 2018

October Wrap Up

I didn't realize just how difficult it would be juggling University, working, and having a blog. Let's just say I have not been handling it well. If you are still reading this, thank you so much for sticking with me, through the not posting. I really appreciate it and I'm really hoping to improve on my part. 

1. A Simple Favor

I gave this movie 4.25 stars. This movie surprised me. Going into it I had no idea what it was about and I think it was best that way, so if you yourself plan on watching it, I would suggest not looking at too many things online about it. I really enjoyed about 5/6ths of the movie, the last sixth was a bit meh, but the rest I really enjoyed.

2. The Beast

I gave this book 5 stars. I'm slowly making my way through the rest of this series because I'm scared of not having any more of them to read. Another 5 star read.

3. The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus the King

I gave this play 3 stars. This was extremely disturbing. I already knew that going into it, but that doesn't change the fact that I still find it pretty disturbing. Although I do enjoy irony.

4. Brooklyn 99 Seasons 1/2/3/4/5

I gave this show 5 stars. If you haven't watched Brooklyn 99 yet I would highly encourage to do so. I slept on this for five seasons and I'm honestly so mad at myself. This show just encompasses my humor and it's my new favorite show.

5. The Chase

I gave this book 5 stars. I won a signed copy of this and it was very exciting. I absolutely loved the book and if you haven't read the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy yet, I would highly recommend reading that series before this one as it will make a lot more sense.

6. Halloween

I gave this movie 4 stars. I went to see this movie opening night, it was very exciting. It was a pretty good movie, however, I wasn't scared. I don't know if it was that the movie wasn't scary or I'm just not scared of slashers anymore, but my friend was very scared. If you liked the original Halloween movie or just like slashers in general, I would suggest going to see this one.

7. Harshville

I gave this book 4 stars. I liked this a lot considering it was a book about country music. Love the authors work, if you're looking for a YA romance, here you go.

8. The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides

I gave this book 3 stars. This entire thing annoys the hell out of me. What kind of logic is "oh she isn't his mother because women are just empty vessels for men to plant their 'seeds'?" I just don't get it.

9. Trusted Bond

I gave this book 4.25 stars. I put off reading this for too long. Honestly, it was better that I put it off because I doubt I would have enjoyed it as much as I did if I had forced myself to read it right away. A very good sequel. 

10. Girls Trip

I gave this movie 4 stars. This truly was a trip. I honestly don't even know what to say. I most likely won't watch it again, but it was still a wonderful movie about friendships. 

11. The Prisoner of Zenda

I gave this book 2 stars. I really don't have much to say about this one. It's a book that I'm never going to think about again after this semester.

12. Look Back in Anger

I gave this play 1 star. I hate Jimmy Porter. He is officially on my most hated characters list. He treats everyone around him like shit, especially his wife. I won't get into further detail than that because spoilers, but honestly, I just might make a post dedicated to all the reasons I hate him and all the reasons I think this play was a piece of shit.

13. Lovesong

I gave this story 5 stars. I just found out there was a little short about Elizabeth and I got so excited. I read it and cried. This should pacify me until the next book in the series comes out.

14. What If It's Us

I gave this 4 stars. I have a review coming eventually. I'll leave it at that.

15. Kim

I gave this book 1 star. I'm honestly so tired of reading all these stories from old white guys. I honestly feel like every book I've been reading in University has been written by an old white guy. I'm ready for a change.

16. The Birthday Party

I gave this play 3 stars. This was weird. This was a really weird play. Also, I really enjoyed the authors use of "succulent old washbag". I want that on my grave.

17. Happy Death Day

I gave this movie 4.5 stars. I did not want to watch this to be completely honest, but my two friends overruled me on it. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I mean it's definitely not flawless and it isn't the greatest movie to ever come out, but I had a fun time watching it.

18. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I gave this show 3.5 stars. Sabrina did such dumb shit. I never watched the original tv series, but I feel like Sabrina wasn't as fucking stupid in that one as she is in this one. I mean I'm still going to keep watching the show cause I'm kinda invested, but I'm not going to enjoy it.

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