I know, I know. It seems like we’re back on the whenever-I-feel-like-it blogging schedule of last year, but I’M ALIVE AND WELL HELLO LET ME HUG YOU. I haven’t had tons of energy for blogging lately, but I’ve been reading loads. I’m very active on Goodreads at the moment, so if you feel like running commentary find me there! In actual news, I’ve been applying to universities all over the UK for my MA. I have no clue how realistic it is that I’ll get in (my grades are fine, but these universities want A LOT of stuff for the fact that you have to be filthy rich to attend). During the process of doing this, I have learned to appreciate German universities, simply because they’re free. I mean seriously 9k for a year PLUS stupidly expensive living expenses? I don’t compute.
It seems I bought a lot of books the last few weeks, but I have also been reading a lot, so there. Of course I could have been reading the books I already have, but where’s the fun in that? Pictures all courtesy of Goodreads, because I bought all of these for my Kindle.
As you can see by the plethora of naked chests, I have finally decided to give New Adult a try. I usually wouldn’t have gone near the Off-Campus series but Aly and Inge were sharing quotes from the books on Goodreads that sounded genuinely funny, so I thought I’d give it a try. They are both better and worse than I thought, but there’s good banter and sometimes they make me laugh out loud, so I was hooked and now I’m silently judging myself while binging them (not actually, I try to be a judgement free zone, but that resolve is being TESTED, people). I couldn’t read these kinds of books all the time, but they make for easy reading. I have to admit I’m kind of disappointed in the covers though. If you go cheesy, don’t just slap some abs on there. Go all the way and put a swooning and scantily clad couple á la Gone With the Wind on there dammit.
I have also finally read the Lunar Chronicles and I’m happy to report that I GET IT NOW PEOPLE. I put off reading them for ages, because I thought they’re probably overhyped, but I loved them. I think Cinder was my favorite, followed by Cress, and then Winter and finally Scarlet. I don’t think the world makes much sense, but by book three I accepted it, because it’s FUN and I’m in love with all of the characters. There’s so much friendship and adventure that I couldn’t put them down.
I reviewed the books I’ve read so far on Goodreads, but I’ll try to review some of them here as well.
On the Blog
- I asked whether you use your blog for your job applications and most of you don’t, so I’m probably in trouble
- I also reviewed A Gathering of Shadows which I frickin’ loved, you guys, so now you all need to read it so we can chat about it
- I took a look at The Hateful Eight, which I really enjoyed
- I also gave you all some handy tips on how to finish your projects. Spoiler: they weren’t actually handy or helpful in any way
Tune of the Week
I decided to spring for premium Spotify, because I’m in love with the suggestions and I hate ads and not having music available offline. The mix of the week thing actually suggests me tons of good songs I didn’t know, which is exactly what I’ve been looking for (this is not sponsored by Spotifiy, but if anyone wants to provide me with free Premium access hit me up).
Yes, due to my new Spotify subscription I could have shared any number of good news songs, but I’m choosing this instead, because it reminds my of What a Girl Wants (this kind of modern Cinderella movie with Amanda Bynes, which I’ve seen too many times to count). I played it during the radio show the other day as well. What can I say. It’s the soundtrack of my childhood.
As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!