Tuesday, 28 February 2017

February Wrap Up

Books I Read This Month:

Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare
The Next Together by Lauren James
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari*
By Your Side by Kasie West
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly
Frostblood by Elly Blake*

All links lead to Goodreads. Reviews to come for starred books! I read eleven books in February, so I'm actually a bit ahead of my Goodreads challenge, which is nice! I read a lot of cute contemps this month; I think By Your Side was probably my favourite (it's Kasie West, and it's a book about two people locked in a library, what's not to like?). The Next Together was really disappointing because it started off fairly good and then just went downhill [spoiler, highlight to read]I remember basically cracking up laughing because a character randomly finds out she's pregnant, expresses no feelings on the matter and then gives birth like, five pages later because the plot just skips ahead. It was hilariously bad[end of spoiler] so I think that was probably my worst read of the month.

Blog Posts:


TV Shows I Watched/Started:

Supergirl season 2 (currently airing on Sky1)
The Flash season 3 (currently airing Sky1)
Legends of Tomorrow season 2 (currently airing on Sky1)
Scorpion season 3 (currently airing on ITV2)
Brookyln Nine-Nine season 4 (E4)
Timeless (currently airing on E4)
Emerald City (currently airing on 5STAR)
The Magicians season 2 (currently airing on 5STAR)
Shadowhunters season 2 (weekly on Netflix)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 4 (currently airing E4)
Legion (currently airing on FOX)
Riverdale (weekly on Netflix)
Legend Quest (Netflix)

I'm still watching Riverdale. Mostly for Jughead, who is by far the best character (I am already so tired of Archie and his drama). Brookyln Nine-Nine is now on a mid-season break and isn't back until April (nooo) and I've started Emerald City and it's very...weird? Like, really weird. I don't know whether I like it or not. Legion is probably my favourite show at the moment, it's so good and I never have any idea what's going to happen!

Timeless has sort of grown on me over the past few weeks; it's still full of plot holes and time paradoxes, but I don't know, I kind of like it anyway. And while I'm glad we're getting the second season of The Magicians in the UK, I am so annoyed that season 4 of The 100 probably won't air until April/May time. WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG? I read all the episode recaps because I have no willpower and need the spoilers. My biggest fear is that The 100 will be cancelled before Bellarke ever happens...

Films I Watched:

Tangled (for the billionth time)

Music I Listened to:

The Wicked soundtrack (For Good is still my favourite)
Bands from the early 2000s
Belle from Beauty and the Beast (preparing for the movie release - I am simultaneously excited and terrified)
StarKid musicals (especially Status Quo from Starship, and The Coolest Girl from A Very Potter Sequel - they have been stuck in my head!)
Kyle XY soundtrack (don't judge me okay, I am STILL upset that show was cancelled and ended on a cliffhanger)
Marceline singing the Mr Belvedere theme in Adventure Time (yep, that carried over from January, what can I say)
All those variations of All Star by Smashmouth, because I find them hilarious. My favourite is the one with Windows notifications...

Notable Events:

It's been quite a month. I mean, first of all, Philip Pullman just dropped on us that he's writing an ENTIRE NEW TRILOGY about Lyra. The first book is out in OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR. Were any of us expecting this?! I have been waiting for The Book of Dust for years, I thought at best it would be an encyclopaedia, but no, a WHOLE NEW TRILOGY. My blog post goes into more detail.

Next I found out there's going to be another book in the Alex Rider series and bigfhjdwv. I loved that series when I was younger. I was such a huge fan, I had NO IDEA there was going to be another book?! I only found at this month, and I am beyond excited. It's called Never Say Die and is out in June in the UK.

It was also my birthday this month, so among my presents were a few books (see below), and an Amazon gift card! I picked all the books myself; I was originally going to choose some different ones...but with the news about The Book of Dust, I decided it was high time I reread the His Dark Materials trilogy, so I chose a really beautiful gift bind up of all three books. I also couldn't resist Hamilton: The Revolution, especially since I'm actually going to see it soon!



Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter | His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman | Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan | Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

I have yet to spend the gift card, but I have my eye on a few books...

And that is my month in a nutshell! I have no idea what March will bring, but I'm hoping to keep up the reading, and blog consistently! What are your bookish (and non-bookish) goals for next month?

4 comments:

  1. Wow you read lots! I think I've only managed 11 books in one month once before. I want to watch these a lot of these shows. Why I'm I not watching these? I can't believe you like Kyle XY!!! I love that show and was so mad that they cancelled it!!! I rewatch it from time to time and get mad all over again. It was so good!

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    1. I am still not over the Kyle XY cliffhanger, I'll never get over it - HOW could they cancel it?! I sometimes watch clips, but I don't think I could rewatch it in full, it makes me so mad just thinking about that ending...

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  2. Ooooh look at all the pretties! The spines of Hamilton and the Dark Materials bind-up are especially so pretty. I reread the Dark Materials last year and it was just as good as I remember from my childhood :D

    Impressive month re: number of books read! Especially since February is such a short month. Hope you have another good reading month for March!

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    1. Ooh glad to hear that, I've kind of been worried about rereading them because it's been such a long time! The gift edition is really pretty though, and it comes with all the Lantern Slides, which I don't think I read last time.

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