I haven’t made one of these posts since August 16th, so I thought that it was due time to make another! Of course, I can’t bring myself to change the intro GIF for these posts, because it’s so fitting, and it’s BTS, and look at how cute they were with their light/pastel hair colours! My cuties. I still remember when they started out…and now I may have to re-visit my very out of date kpop collection. Haha. But anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and trying!
– CURRENTLY READING –
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff – Although this was one of the releases of 2017 that I anticipated the most (because I loved Nevernight and wanted to know where the story would take us next), I had to take a break from it. This is not in any way tied to the plot of the book, or the quality of Kristoff’s writing! I think that (as my friend Lilly at Lair of Books said) this is due to a fantasy burnout! This is rare for me to happen, since fantasy is my favourite genre, but it does happen…and I’m sad, but it also lead me to reading the book which was next on my list:
Warcross by Marie Lu – This book. THIS BOOK! It’s everything that I needed. It is so thrilling, and enjoyable, and addictive! I’d be done the book already if I didn’t have to sleep and do other responsible, adult things. Sigh. But the good thing about that is that now my experience with Warcross will just last longer! Yay. About a quarter into the book, I was already craving the sequel, and feeling anxiety over finishing the book and being left with no more book to read. Haha. Bookworm problems, eh?
A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab – I’m also finally reading this book! I bought it early last year, but it sadly sat on my shelf until I discussed reading it with some of my bookish friends on Twitter. I decided to host a readalong for it, and we’re almost done (last discussion on Wednesday!) and most of us have been enjoying it quite a bit! I’m currently finishing this book (audiobook), and I can’t wait to get to the rest of the series!
Sources: I received physical ARCs of these books in exchange for honest reviews from their respective publishers. I personally purchased A Darker Shade of Magic around April of last year.
– CURRENTLY WATCHING –
I actually haven’t continued anything, or started anything new since finishing the most recent season of Game of Thrones, and finishing the first season of GLOW. I’ve been starting to crave my kdramas a bit more, though, which is good! But, due to full time work, extra contract work, and my busy reading schedule, I don’t think I’ll be starting any kdramas, or other TV shows until mid-November!
– MOVIES –
I’m sorry guys, but I also haven’t really seen any movies either. No new releases anyway. My boyfriend’s car and truck both broke down over the course of maybe 1-2 weeks. So we stopped going to the movies so that he could pay for parts. The truck’s all fixed, which is good, cause that thing is his baby and he’s been working on it since before I even met him, haha. The car, on the other hand, we had to sell because it was more work than it was worth…then he bought a Jeep (yay!) but bought it as is, and has been fixing it up, and trying to get it road-ready before the winter for the past few weeks. It’ll be on the road soon, but…no movies until that’s all done! We’re being responsible! Hahaha.
– CURRENT TOP 10 –
|1||Go Go||BTS||Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’||Spotify|
|2||Mic Drop||BTS||Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’||Spotify|
|3||DNA||BTS||Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’||Spotify|
|4||Serendipity||BTS||Love Yourself: 承 ‘Her’||Spotify|
|5||Cherry Bomb||NCT 127||CHERRY BOMB||Spotify|
|6||The 7th Sense||NCT U||The 7th Sense||Spotify|
|7||Fire Truck||NCT 127||NCT 127 – the 1st Mini Album||Spotify|
|8||Baby Don’t Like It||NCT 127||NCT 127 – the 2nd Mini Album||Spotify|
|9||Power||EXO||THE POWER OF MUSIC – the 4th Album||Spotify|
|10||SHINE FOREVER||Monsta X||SHINE FOREVER||Spotify|
Notes: I’ve been listening to less kpop lately, but am slowly leaning back toward it I think. Completely over my Romanian music phase now, haha. That didn’t last long. On the other hand, I’m currently quite obsessed with Marina and the Diamons’ album FROOT, and the Baby Driver soundtrack, hehe.
– CURRENTLY TRYING –
Not trying anything new really. I got a sample pack of 1 primer, 1 mascara, and 1 lipstick when I went to the event at HarperCollins Canada earlier this month (blog post about that here). They’re all by Smashbox, so they’re bound to be good, but I haven’t had a reason to use them yet, and I don’t want to waste any product by just fooling around, hahaha.
I will post a review on here, or on my Insta once I do try them though, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!
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!