Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday Post #79


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

Life

Feeling very down and anxious this week, I'm not going to into details but it's work-related. Teaching adults can be very difficult. Luckily I did spent a fun day with a friend yesterday and was able to keep my mind occupied with something else for some time.


Blog and books

I finished The Dragon Republic and I loved it! Not quite sure what I will read next, it might be Well Met or Serpent & Dove. My Darkdawn pre-order still hasn't arrived, so I'm not sure when I will be able to read that.


Movies and TV Shows


I finally went to see the new Lion King film yesterday! I enjoyed it, the animals were so vividly animated, the music was fantastic of course and there were some new and fun elements to the original story. 

Last week I also watched Falling Inn Love, it's definitely not a great film but I did have fun trying to forget everything else.


What do you read or watch when you are feeling down? I will need a lot of recommendations!

What did you read or watch recently?

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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love #1) by David Yoon

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Frank Li is a high school senior living in Southern California. Frank's parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for Frank - he must only date Korean girls.

But he's got strong feelings for a girl in his class, Brit - and she's not Korean. His friend Joy Song is in the same boat and knows her parents will never accept her Chinese American boyfriend, so they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom.

Frank thinks fake-dating is the perfect plan, but it leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love - or himself - at all.

-- Goodreads.com description --



This sounds like a fun read! I've been wanting to read more Korean inspired books.


Which books are you excited to read? Recommendations are always welcome!

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday Post #78


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life

I started teaching again this week and I will start teaching Spanish again tomorrow evening. I'm a bit nervous to see if the groups will be as great as the one I had last year. At least I have Fridays off at the moment and I can have a relaxing start of the weekend.

Blog and books


I'm still reading The Dragon Republic. I only had time to read on Friday and now I've read about 60%. Can't wait to continue but want to do so when I have the time to finish it.




Movies and TV Shows


I finally watched the third season of La Casa de Papel! It was enjoyable but I prefer the first two seasons. I'm still not convinced the third season was necessary. I also finished the latest season of Las chicas del cable but sadly it couldn't really capture my attention this time.



What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Sunday Post #77


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life

Tomorrow my teaching life starts again, I did get the job I applied for last week but I had to cancel because I will be working part-time as a Spanish teacher in the (evening) school where I worked last year as well. I'm ridiculously happy my assignment there has increased and I be will doing this for the entire year!!! 

I went to the coast again, to celebrate this news. Had some lovely dinner and fed my caramel coffee addiction with the fantastic latte caramel (this caramel coffee addiction thing started this month, and now I cannot simply walk passed a Starbucks anymore).



Blog and books


This week I finished Venetia by Georgette Heyer and I enjoyed it. I'm currently reading the sequel to The Poppy War, The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang. It's really good so far!




Movies and TV Shows


I watched Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed it!



What did you read or watch recently?

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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Stacking the Shelves: August Book Haul



Stacking the Shelves is a meme co-hosted by Reading Reality and Tynga's Reviews (the image above belongs to these blogs too). Each week bloggers share the books they got.

It has been way to long since my last Stacking the Shelves, so this was overdue!

Let's start with the manga I got:

1. Waiting for Spring vol. 11 by Anashin


This series is the one that got me into more manga this year. I devoured the first volumes! I read these on my e-reader.

2. Tokyo Ghoul boxset by Sui Ishida

Read the first one and really enjoyed it!

3. The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún, Volume 1 by Nagabe




I also got some comics:

4. Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

5. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman

I keep hearing great things about this one!

And I also got some books of course!

6. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

7. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman


I got these two in a fantastic bookshop in Middelburg!



I couldn't resist getting the following books for only 2 or 3 euros...



8. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

9. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

10. His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae
by Graeme Macrae Burnet

11. The Key (Engelsfors #3) by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren

12. The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

13. Assassin's Fate (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #3) by Robin Hobb 

I'm slowing making my way through Robin Hobb's books, I'm planning on reading Ship of Destiny at the end of this year! It's kind of has become a tradition to read a Hobb book around the Christmas holidays.

14. The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy #1) by Indu Sundaresan 



Got the arc of this at a small second hand bookfair supporting a good cause.

15. Venetia by Georgette Heyer




16. Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho 



17. The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang 



Currently reading this and really enjoying it!

18. Mythos by Stephen Fry



19. The Mermaid by Christina Henry 


My second Christina Henry, very excited to read it!


Which books did you recently get? Have you read any of the books mentioned above or are you planning to? Leave your thoughts down below!


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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday: Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.



A ruthless young assassin's journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.

The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.

Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?


New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jay Kristoff’s writing has been praised by critics and readers alike and has won many awards, including five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards.

-- Goodreads.com description --

This is my most anticipated book this year! I'm a little sad this wasn't released in August, when I still had a lot of spare time to read, so I don't know when I will have to actual time to read this conclusion to a fantastic series! I want to be able to savour everything!

What's your most anticipated book this year?


Which books are you excited to read? Recommendations are always welcome!

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Sunday Post #76


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 


Life

It was my birthday today, which is why this post is a little bit late. I picked out some gorgeous earrings on Friday, got a fantastic notebook and two DVD's.
I also have a job interview on Tuesday, which is both good and stressing me out. I hate applying for jobs but my teaching career so far has been mostly applying for jobs after a month or two. I hope in five years to get my own school where I can stay. We'll have to see.

Blog and books


I finished Death Note volume 11 and 12, to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed in the ending. However, I started to feel that way since volume 4. This week I started two books! I finished Somewhere Only We Know, which I enjoyed more than I Believe in a Thing Called Love. I also started Venetia and I hope to finish it soon!

Movies and TV Shows

I didn't really watch anything this week... except for two episodes of Fight for My Way. I hope to watch La Casa de Papel and Las Chicas del Cable soon, though!

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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