It’s update time! And I’m really excited to be writing this…my first ever post on the self-hosted version of Flavia the Bibliophile (www.flaviathebibliophile.com)! I’m pretty excited, if you couldn’t tell! P.S. if you are a follower and are seeing this post on the blog, but did not receive an email that this post had gone up, please let me know so that I can figure out how to fix that! Also, please let me know if you have any other issues transferring over to this new domain! I’d be happy to help! I want the switch to be as smooth as possible for myself, and my followers. To find out what I’ve been reading, listening to, and watching since the last update, read on!
– CURRENTLY READING –
– Physical Books –
Renegades by Marissa Meyer: I’ve read up to the end of chapter 8 from this book, and it was so hard to stop there! It’s a very addictive book! I was worried because I’ve had bad luck with superhero narratives (other than the Marvel and some of the DC movies). But I had nothing to be worried again, because it’s very good! I should have never doubted Marissa Meyer! I mean, I absolutely adore her Lunar Chronicles series! I’m hosting a readalong for this book, actually, and you can find more info, as well as the link to the sign-up page here.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking: I’d been eyeing this book for quite some time, but always came up with an excuse to not read it. When I saw that The Little Book of Lykke would be coming out on September 7th of this year (also at the Penguin Fall event that I attended in early September), I just had to request both! I haven’t made any progress on this book, for the same reason as the others, but just want to say again that reading it makes me feel so cozy! I’ve implemented some of the suggestions from the book, and have already felt that my life has become more hygge!
The Breaking Light by Heather Hansen: I started this book last night, and am already on chapter nine! I really like the world, and find it to be quite interesting. The romance plot also has me intrigued! This is not a very long book, so I should be done with it and have it reviewed by the end of next week? But that also depends on how busy work will be for me!
Devotion by Meg Kerr: I really felt like reading something romantic, and have been eyeing this Austenesque book for some time. This is also the best time of year for me to read Austen, or Austen-type books, so this pick is perfect for me. I am a chapter in, but I really like the writing and style so far!
Sources: I received physical ARCs of these books in exchange for
honest reviews from their respective publishers.
– CURRENTLY LISTENING –
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: This is the collection of short stories/novellas from The Lunar Chronicles! Some of them I was told to read/listen to before I get to Winter, the 4th full novel in the series. I think it’s so great that the author wrote these stories for us! I have listened to all of the stories in this that I could listen to, chronologically before Fairest. I will then listen to one other story before starting Winter, after-which I will listen to the last story in this book!
Fairest by Marissa Meyer: I am about halfway through this audiobook, and am quite intrigued although…not super into the story. I kind of want to skip it and go straight to Winter…but, I don’t want to miss anything either. Plus, it’s kind of cool to hear some backstory, and to see how some of the stuff connects. I love how interconnected everything in The Lunar Chronicles is, actually!
Sources: My local library.
– CURRENTLY WATCHING –
– TV Shows / Dramas –
I recently started watching The 100! I left off on season 3, episode 1 (or around there), and am now on season 3, episode 3. I’m hoping this show won’t let me dooooown. I think that my watching of it will be fairly slow, since I usually read or write in my free time, and normally only set aside time for some Netflix when I’m taking my lunch break during the work week, haha. I really need Bellarke to happen…like nao! (P.S. please don’t spoil it for me if it does happen, or even if it doesn’t hahaha. I’m really not a fan of spoilers.)
– MOVIES –
I watched The Hitman’s Bodyguard the other day, and while I wasn’t really in the mood for an action movie, and was all focused on transfering everything over to this .com site, I still half watched it, and found it pretty funny! Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds were really funny together! They’re not a combo that I would have thought would work, but they did. Salma Hayek was hilarious too! Plus, I generally love Ryan Reynolds…
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING! WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN READING, WATCHING, LISTENING TO, AND/OR TRYING? ANYTHING THAT’S ON ANY OF MY LISTS? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!