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I thought I'd share a little reading update since I'm actually reading. Let me know if you've read any of these!

Music Monday - Bridgerton Covers

This meme is hosted over at Always Me Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that season two of Bridgerton has dropped and everyone is either loving it or hating it. You can read my thoughts HERE. But today I just wanted to share two of my favorite covers from season two. I hope you enjoy!  Which is your favorite? Or do you have another you like from the series? Let me know below! I hope you have a great Monday!

Bridgerton Season 2 - TV Talk

 

Friday 5 - Duke Romances

So the five can be connections of any kind. Books can have been read last year or any year. Books can be used more than once.They may not have been read yet. They might be ones you just bought or want to buy.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Maybe it’s not a list of actual books, but things connected to books – e.g. favourite book shops, recipes etc. It might even be five movies related to books or five poems or five poets or five bookish moments, five thoughts about reading – be creative! - The Book Date This is the book that inspired this list. I've been rewatching the first season of Bridgerton to get ready for the next season that dropped today! I've not seen it yet so no spoilers please! But I'm so freaking excited to get class over with and watch! But let's keep going with this list!  Miss Katherine Danvers is a desperate wallflower. Her family is on the brink of financial ruin, and it is up her to save her mother and sisters from a life of indi

A Webtoon & A Manga Walk Into A Bar... (Book Reviews)

Well hello there. Welcome. You might be shocked that today I have two reviews and my friend, you're not alone. I actually read something! *Insert fireworks here*  I've been in such a terrible reading slump and it seems I'm coming out of it... very slowly.  So I decided to pick up something easy to read, to ease myself back into the grind. That's where the two stars of this post today come into play! Let's go! I’ve been seeing this going around everywhere and I finally caved and read the first volume. It does a great job of sucking you in. I didn’t even know how much I’d read till I flipped to the end and saw there was nothing left. I love the colors chosen, rich and dark with neon thrown in. It’s not something I’ve seen before. The only problem I had with this series at all was the art. Sometimes I just wasn’t the biggest fan of how something was drawn. It would be unclear to me what was going on or it just made me cringe. But that’s easy enough to overlook. This se

Music Monday - Lindsey Stirling

This meme is hosted by Always Me   I have to confess that I came up with the idea to share Lindsey Stirling from Mary at Dark Thoughts . She shared a Lindsey Stirling song and that got me listening to her again. I love her music so much.  Which was your favorite? Do you like Lindsey Stirling or is this your first time hearing her? Let me know below! Have a great week!

The Sunday Post

Well, hello there. This is my third ever Sunday Post. I’m usually so bad at keeping up with memes, even if I adore them.  My spring break flew by in twister of illness and bad mental health. I ended up going to Urgent Care twice in one week and am only now feeling a little better. I’m still not at 100% but with each day I felt a little better. Don’t worry, it’s not Covid.  I’m nervous about going back to school tomorrow, before Spring Break my seat mate was gone all week and I told my instructor that I wanted to move desks. So tomorrow will be the first time that this person will see I’m not sitting beside them. I’m just trying to stay out of drama. It was this or I’m going to blow up at them.  I know this might sound overdramatic, but this person and I just don’t mesh well and I’ve been biting my tongue around them for months. So the idea of tomorrow has my stomach in knots. Hopefully, it all goes peacefully and I can just focus on my class.  I’ve not been reading a lot. I’m still in

Friday 5 - YA Fairytale Retellings

So the five can be connections of any kind. Books can have been read last year or any year. Books can be used more than once.They may not have been read yet. They might be ones you just bought or want to buy.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Maybe it’s not a list of actual books, but things connected to books – e.g. favourite book shops, recipes etc. It might even be five movies related to books or five poems or five poets or five bookish moments, five thoughts about reading – be creative! - The Book Date Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she sudden

A Touch of Darkness By Scarlett St. Clair - Book Review

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows - and it's forbidden. Book Breakdown I’ve seen this book hyped around the blog and vlog world for quite some time and finally I caved into the hype and got the book. I love the Hades and Persephone myth, and while I’m getting a little tired of retellings, this one still gr

Music Monday - Outlander

This meme is hosted by Always Me Outlander is back!!!!! I've been loving the season so far! I thought I would share two songs. I am curious, do you watch Outlander? Have you read any of the novels?    That's it for this week! Which was your favorite? Let me know below and have a wonderful week!

Share A Poem on Sunday - Annabel Lee

EDGAR ALLAN POE - ANNABEL LEE It was many and many a year ago,    In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know    By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought    Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child,    In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love—    I and my Annabel Lee— With a love that the wing├Ęd seraphs of Heaven    Coveted her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago,    In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling    My beautiful Annabel Lee; So that her highborn kinsmen came    And bore her away from me, To shut her up in a sepulchre    In this kingdom by the sea. The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,    Went envying her and me— Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,    In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud by night,    Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. But our love it was stronger by far than the love

Friday 5 - Hades & Persephone

So the five can be connections of any kind. Books can have been read last year or any year. Books can be used more than once.They may not have been read yet. They might be ones you just bought or want to buy.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Maybe it’s not a list of actual books, but things connected to books – e.g. favourite book shops, recipes etc. It might even be five movies related to books or five poems or five poets or five bookish moments, five thoughts about reading – be creative! - The Book Date Since I started reading A Touch of Darkness, I got to thinking about the other retellings of the Hades and Persephone myth. It's one of favorites in the Greek Mythos.  Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal wo

Guide To The Blue Beech Series (Sorta)

I was going to read the whole series before putting this post out but honestly... the series wasn't for me. I only read it because I don't know how to say no to people. I never wanted to read it and maybe that had something to do with it.  While I rated every book here 3 stars or below,  I know that my seat mate loved every book we read. She didn't want to read the first two books which is why they aren't here. I wasn't going to force myself to keep reading books I hated for no reason. They are standalone novels. I wasn't confused at all jumping into book 3.  These are the older covers... the author redesigned them to fit into the new cartoon theme romance books have.   This story follows Gage and Lauren, a couple that was in love as teenagers, but then Lauren broke it off out of nowhere and left Gaga heartbroken. He never got over her and she never really got over him, either. Gage moves back to town and runs into Lauren, where she’s accused of burning down her

Music Monday - Bad Dance Music

This meme is hosted by Always Me I came up with the idea that every Sunday, my partner and I would have a little dance party in our living room. He loved the idea and we settled on bad dance music for this theme. I thought I would share two of the songs that I choose.  I hope you get a good laugh from these silly songs! Have you ever heard these before? What did you think? Let me know below. I hope you have a great week. I'm going to have a great week because the person I share a table with at school is gone for the whole week! I get peace! Amazing! YAY! I hope you stay safe out there and read a really good book! 

Friday 5 - Ukraine

So the five can be connections of any kind. Books can have been read last year or any year. Books can be used more than once.They may not have been read yet. They might be ones you just bought or want to buy.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Maybe it’s not a list of actual books, but things connected to books – e.g. favourite book shops, recipes etc. It might even be five movies related to books or five poems or five poets or five bookish moments, five thoughts about reading – be creative! - The Book Date Unless you've been living under a rock, you know what's going on. Now, as I write this, it's Sunday (2/27/2022). I can't see the future, so I have no idea what's going to actually be going on when this goes live. I don't even know if any of us will be alive after Putin has ordered his military command to put nuclear deterrent forces on high alert .  It's a very scary time, to me at least. All I do is watch the news. I feel so bad for the

Random Update

First off, I must confess that I’ve read no new books recently. Instead, I’ve been... pressured to read things I’m not into and it’s kind of put me into a slump. Something I really don’t respect is when people push their interests onto someone else.  Hopefully, I can find a way to fix the situation without hurting this person’s feelings and having them ruin my entire schooling experience. Fingers crossed! But I have been re-watching Outlander to get ready for March 6th! Are you excited about the season premier? I also watched The Hating Game, and I really enjoyed it! This may be a very unpopular opinion, but I think I like it just as much as the book! I hope we get more romance movies in the future.  I’ve also been following the Ukraine and Russia news coverage. That’s a whole terrible mess.  So instead I thought I would share a few books that I have on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Here we go!  A warrior princess trained in isolation, Lara is driven by two certainties. The first is