For February I definitely read a lot more books than watching shows and movies. I haven’t made much, if any, progress on Shameless. I watched a couple of movies, none of which I actually enjoyed, except maybe one.
This month I did so much better with my reading, and yes it’s because of school, but considering I read six books compared to last month’s two novels, I’d say I did more than great.
I joined bookstagram about a year and a half ago. I did it because I thought it would be fun and I wanted to be part of a community who loves books as much as I do. It introduced me to new books, as well as to amazing photography ranging from minimalism to busy colorful photos. However, as my one year anniversary arrived I realized I was not happy with my content and began dreading shoots, so I took a break. I took a month long break before coming back for a couple of months before I took another break indefinitely. Except, now I’m beginning to think that it might be permanent.
Before I continue, I do want to say that bookstagram is a wonderful place to find like minded, open minded people who love books as you probably do. I’ve made friends along the way and I’ve had thoughtful conversations on the platform, but ultimately it was a hobby I couldn’t keep up with.
I also want to say that what I’m going to say here is solely from my experience with bookstagram and my personal reasons for basically quitting. By no means does this reflect on other people’s experiences.
I normally don’t rehash what I’ve watched in the month, but seeing how I’ve been trying to talk more about movies and TV shows, I will start to do just that.
Most of what I did watch this month I actually liked, and most of it was dark or centered around death. I know, very morbid… what a great way to start the year huh? Anyway, here is what I watched in January. Continue reading
This month marks the 2 year anniversary of my blog! So I want to thank and welcome everyone who has read my blog and to those who have clicked the follow button!
As for my monthly wrap up, I’m not sure it’s been as great as other months in the past. Last month after I read The Handmaid’s Tale I fell into a massive reading slump and I’m still recovering from to some degree. I couldn’t stick to anything and didn’t feel like reading anything, so I decided to read All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood at my own pace, and it was working but slowly. Ironically, it is school that is forcing me out of it, after forcing me into it in the first place. Continue reading
I’ll be honest 2017 was a great and not so great year for me and reading. On the one hand, I did complete my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books, but on the other hand my favorite reads didn’t beat my favorites from 2016. Then again, I also ventured into genres I normally wouldn’t like horror and science fiction, although that was mostly due to school.
So here are a couple of things I considered in compiling this list. 1) My initial reaction to the book, meaning how much I enjoyed reading it. And 2) How often do I think about this book in the time after I read it. In other words, its lasting impact on me. So, let’s get started! Continue reading
Now that 2018 is done and over with, I can finally talk about some of my favorite shows and movies from 2017. In general I think it was a good year for me and TV shows / movies, and in many cases I didn’t expect to love the show or movies as much as did. I even learned to embrace a new genre I wasn’t sure existed. I’m just not sure what it says about me if all of my favorite shows happen to be either science fiction, horror (arguable), or crime.
NOTE: Mind you, these are shows and movies I watched this year. Also, it was really hard putting these in order.