I DID IT!

Queen of Air and Darkness

I really just wanted to post this because I FINALLY FINISHED Queen of Air and Darkness! Which means I finally finished The Dark Artifices! YESSS!!! It’s been a long time coming. I’m just happy that I finished this series, which I do enjoy! The books are just sooooo long(which put me off), but so good!

Shadowhunters!

I still got to read a few more books to catch up. I’m just really happy with how much I’ve been able to read this month, and that I was able to complete my goal of finishing The Dark Artifices this month!

Currently Reading

Lord of Shadows

This month I’ve been catching up on Cassandra Clare’s books. I’ve been reading her stories for a very, very long time and I always enjoy them. She puts so many books out that it’s hard to keep up, and to no ones surprise, I fell behind.

I recently finished Lord of Shadows. I don’t know if I will review it, or just do a post with all my thoughts which will probably turn out to be a very rambling post because that book was huge and so much happened!

Reading Plans

Ghosts of the Shadow Market and Queen of Air and Darkness

At the moment I’m reading Ghosts of the Shadow Market, her bind up stories. The bind up contains ten stories, however, I’ve been told to only read the first eight stories and then read Queen of Air and Darkness, and then go back and finish the last two stories in the bind up because they’re big spoilers for QoAaD. So that’s my plan. I always read her stories in publication order so that’s why I plan to read it this way.

Shadowhunter Books

After I finish both of those books, I have to read The Red Scrolls of Magic, Chain of Gold, and finally The Lost Book of the White before I’m all caught up with her Shadowhunter books. As I said before, I LOVE her Shadowhunter stories, and the world that she has created. She has built on this world so much, and I’m so invested in this world and her characters, but damn she writes so many books and so quickly. It’s hard to keep up.

Journaling

Yes, I Journal!

Journaling for me is something that I’ve always enjoyed doing. It’s the time where I can listen to music and have fun writing about things I have to do, my feelings, or just random pages.

Do I Journal Everyday?

No. And it’s that simple. I don’t journal everyday because I don’t always have things to talk about or pages that I want to do. I don’t think that you have to journal everyday. They’re times when I journal everyday, or every other day and so on. I also have times when I don’t journal for weeks or even months. It happens and it’s okay.

Do I Separate My Journals?

No. I’ve watched videos where people are using three or four journals at the same time for different reasons, and it works for them. However, that does not work for me. People have journals for their to do lists, life, reading, work, dreams, tv shows/movies, music, etc. And while it works for them, it honestly stresses me to have that many journals at once.

I use one journal for everything. And I mean everything. If I have to make a to do list, blog post ideas, random thoughts, feelings, tv shows/movies that I watched, books I read, music, my dreams, or just random spreads that I feel like doing, it all goes in one journal. For me it’s easier to keep everything in one journal.

Do You Journal?

I would love to know if you guys journal. Do you have multiple journals to separate work, life and so on? Or do you keep everything in one journal? What’s your favorite thing to journal about? Books? TV Shows/Movies? Music? Life in general?

Netflix: Shadow and Bone

When I first heard about Shadow and Bone being adapted into a Netflix show, honestly I really didn’t have a reaction. I was happy for the people who are fans of this series(it’s always exciting, and nerve wracking, to see a story you love being brought to life), but I have NOT read the books, so I couldn’t share in that excitement.

Shadow and Bone Adaptation

I recently watched the Announcement teaser, and I don’t know why, but it intrigued me. The teaser didn’t even show anything, but somehow it got me intrigued. Recently they released some photos from the show, and I saw so many people sharing in the excitement it have me FOMO. I have to admit, it makes me want to join in on the excitement. Also I’m just getting more and more interested in this story. So I think it’s time for me to start this series.

Have you guys read this series? Are you excited for the show?

Heartstopper VOL 1

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Oh my God this book! What can I say? I can honestly say I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading this book. It’s the most heartwarming, sweetest book.

Hearstopper deals with friendship, romance, acceptance, coming out, and more. This story follows the relationship between Nick and Charlie.(I’ve heard these characters are mentioned in other books by Alice Oseman, but this was my first read of hers.) We follow the meeting, friendship, and growing feelings between the two of them.

You will end up flying through this story. Not just because it is a comic/graphic novel, but because you will be so invested in this story and these characters.

Also how can I not mention NELLIE! Oh my God, NELLIE!(Nicks dog) She’s the absolute best! We love her!

I also want to add that Alice Osemans book deal with serious issues, and I found a list of the trigger warnings on her website. So I would like to list them here for any of you who are intesrested in checking this story out. These are taken from her website! https://www.aliceoseman.com/content-warnings

Heartstopper VOL 1 Trigger Warnings:

  • Emotionally abusive relationship
  • Non- consensual kiss
  • past homophobia/slurs
  • past bullying

WWW Wednesdays: Jan 27th

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What am I currently reading?

Heartstopper VOL 2

What have you finished reading?

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

Why, Hello There?

Well…it has been awhile…no you can definitely say it has been more than awhile. I honestly don’t know what to say. It kind of feels like I’m starting fresh since it has been so long. 

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How was 2020 for you guys? I know, I know, what kind of question is that? You’re probably thinking “How do you think 2020 was?”Well, we all know that answer to that.

With being in quarantine, did you able to get a lot of reading done? Or maybe caught up on some shows or movies? Or something else? I read more in 2020 than I did in the last two years. Now it wasnt much, but it was more than I have been reading. I also caught up on shows like The Walking Dead. I love that show, but I fell behind, but I was finally able to catch up. I also watched a shit ton of K-DRAMAS! If you didnt already know, we love K-DRAMAS on this page!

I have some posts coming up focusing on books(of course). Some reviews, recent reads, and a couple other things. Also I will be doing some K-DRAMA posts as well. I’ll be talking about some of my favorite dramas, ones that I’ve been loving recently, as well as ones I’ve recently watched. I hope you will look forward to them! And I hope that you all are doing well in these crazy times that we’re living in!

Currently Reading

Since the beginning of this year…okay, lets be honest here, more like December, I haven’t read a single book. Every time I tried to pick up a book, nothing would hold my attention. I decided to just wait until I get back into the reading mood. And I finally have been getting into that mood.

I finally picked up a book. My first read of the year is The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. I thought this would be the perfect ‘getting back into reading’ book because it seems like it’ll be a light, cute, and quick read. Which are the perfect books to get back into reading with. I’m not that far into it, but so far I am enjoying it. So we’ll see how it goes.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s somethi33815781ng about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…

They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…

 

K-Dramas!

In the middle of December(2017), I started watching K-dramas for the first time. I’ve heard of them before, but they never really interested me. Then one night, I decided to give it a shot. I figured what the hell, right? Oh man, I didn’t know what I was getting into.

The very first K-drama that I watched was Boys Over Flowers. Now when I started this, it was definitely a different experience. I had no idea what I was getting into. Honestly, I wasn’t in love with this drama, but I did find myself invested, and wanting to know how it would end. And by the end, I found myself wanting more. 612a03fc078a04875ed00c5a2c6f5cac

Then I was recommended The Heirs. I started this show and was instantly hooked. Way more than I was with Boys Over Flowers. I found myself so invested in the story and the characters. And when I finished The Heirs, that was it. I knew I was screwed. I knew that I was going to be sucked into the world of K-Dramas for awhile. And I was right. Since then I’ve watched about 10 K-Dramas.

The dramas that I’ve watched so far include:

  • Boys Over Flowers
  • The Heirs
  • Oh My Ghostess
  • Lets Fight Ghost
  • Goblin
  • Master’s Sun
  • Fight My Way
  • Legend of the Blue Sea
  • Marriage, Not Dating
  • 1% of Something
  • Strong Woman Bo Bong-Soon

I plan to make a list of my absolute favorite K-Dramas that I’ve watched. I would love to know your favorites, or some recommendations.

Book Haul

 

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. This book was free at my thrift store so I definitely had to pick it up! It has been quite some time since I’ve read a vampire book.

You by Caroline Kepnes. I’ve heard really great things about this story, and when I found it for only $1, I couldn’t pass it up.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Of course I had to get his newest book! I’m very excited to get to this!

Murder on tbookcoverhe Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I checked this one out from my library. I wanted to see the movie, but of course had to read the book first.

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken. This is another book that I checked out from my library. I really enjoyed Alexandra Brackens The Darkest Minds trilogy, so I’ve been wanting to read her next story.Interview with the Vampire

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. This is the last book I checked out from the library. Again another one I’m excited to read!