New book posts:
- Book tag: I should have read that
- Top ten tuesday: Rainy day reads
- Top ten tuesday: First book reviews
- Review: Legion series by Brandon Sanderson
- Book haul #2
- Decluttering my TBR: Down the TBR hole #1
- Friday face off #1
Other books I’ve been reading:
- Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro (currently reading)
- The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (currently reading)
Movies and TV series I’ve watched:
It was easter break, so I had time! Homecoming by Beyonce was fantastic and inspirational even for someone who isn’t a hardcore Beyonce fan. The stamina! The comeback right after having twins! The vision!
Someone Great on Netflix is trash heart-break. It’s drug-filled fun trash, but the romance is boring, the actors too great for this, the “edgy relatable millenial” lines so cringy and even a lesbian romance with little screen time didn’t spice things up. If Jaboukie and Gina Rodriquex was in charge of this movie themselves, with no director experience, it 100% would have been three times better.
I’ve really fallen into two sesons of The Last Kingdom on Netflix and it’s vikings and great. Not the best, but great.
Added to TBR:
- I should have honor: a memoir of hope and pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi. I found out about this book through an interview with Khalida on the Fresh Air podcast where she talked about her cousin being killed by her uncle for dishonoring her family by marrying someone she loved instead of who they had chosen. I definitely cried listening to her stories, as she did. It’s just so important to listen to the impact education has on women’s lives, how it gives them opportunities. Khalida is such a great story-teller along with being an activist for such an important cause. However, the first time I listened to this podcast it was because it autoplayed after another one (I had downloaded it) while I was asleep and I had the most vivid dreams on being murdered by family and didn’t realize what had happened before hours had passed.
- Americanah (rec by Naty’s bookshelf) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who I’ve readDear Ijeawele from.
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- The hidden power of fucking up by the Try Guys
- Island’s end by Padma Venkatraman: I realized that the author of A time to dance has written more and interesting-looking books
- Pan by Knut Hamsun: because this norwegian needs to read more norwegian books
- Radicalized by Cory Doctorow: recommended on Do by friday
Posts I recommend by other blogs:
- Clo at Bookdragons247 had an interesting Q&A for 600 followers, congrats and hope you find the hiatus relaxing!
- Fay at Booksmagick’s review of the Heartstopper vol. 1 by Alice Oseman. I’ve been wanting to get this for a long time, but this finally reminded me to order it. Can’t wait to get it in the mail!
- Lost at Chronicles of Ticktock’s things she’s hyped for in 2019 is so uplifting and great!
- Siobhan’s post on blogging burnout.
- Ally’s post on cancel culture in the blogging world.
- Beth at Reading Every Night’s sunshine blogger award answers were great!
- Cotton candy book wtich book rec’s for actual teenagers.
- A really well written post from Erwin Wensley about his fight against anxiety disorder
- The wolf and books’ post about why she struggles with YA fantasy had a lot of good points
Three things on my mind:
- I’ve been going so far down the stand up comedians on youtube rabbit hole listening to Joey Diaz and that group’s stories (Bobby Lee, Ari Shaffir, etc). I don’t think I’m the target audience for this, but it’s such great story-telling
- I’m going to be partying the whole month of May because that’s tradition for graduation students here and I have so much else schoolwork to do before that period, to the point where it’s definitely going to pour over into May. No preparations are done either. I need to jump into the ocean, iron stickers on pants, buy ear plugs and a random list of other small and annoying things before then. This is going to be chaos.
- I cried so hard watching this: