I had so much to say before I started writing this post, and now that I’ve actually sat down to do it, I can’t remember what any of those things are.
I’m tired. This past week has felt like the longest week ever, probably because school is fully back in session. So many Zooms! Ugh. Anyway, onto the books.
Once again, I am starting the year off with adult books. Why? This, and I don’t know. I DON’T KNOW. But we’re just going to roll with it.
Continue reading “It’s Monday & 2022 Reading Has Been a Mixed Bag So Far”
This is part two of the #AMonthofFaves on the screen post from last week and officially my last A Month of Faves post.
Figuring out what new TV I watched this past year was a lot harder than figuring out the movies I watched. For one, there is no Letterboxd for TV. For two, there are no real TV seasons anymore! And for three, last year was seriously like two years; it was so long. Anyway, enough of that. Let’s get on with the TV.
Continue reading “Fave New TV Shows of 2021”
Please bear with me as I attend to the vestiges of the #AMonthofFaves blog event, by finally getting to this topic.
FRI | Dec. 24 – #AMonthofFaves – On the Screen or in Your Ear (shows, movies, audiobooks, podcasts faves, etc.)
It turns out I only gave one movie five stars on Letterboxd, and that was…
Continue reading “Fave Movies of 2021”
I lost my will to blog the week of Christmas, so I’m going to catch up on the two topics that I planned to do but missed that week. First up is goals! The prompt:
WED | Dec. 22 – #AMonthofFaves Challenges and Goals Check-In (share your intentions, challenge progress, personal goals, etc.)Girl XOXO
My personal goals for 2021 were:
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Prompts, as always, by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner.
Number Of Books You Read: 38
Number of Audiobooks: 9
Number of Rereads: 1
Number Unfinished/Abandoned: 1
Best in Books
1. Best Book You Read This Year?
Daisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Believe the hype. This book is phenomenal.
Fun fact: I started this as an audiobook but couldn’t stand the Daisy Jones narration but ultimately that’s what I heard every time Daisy Jones spoke in the book. So what I’m saying is: the voice Jennifer Beals picked absolutely fit the narrative (and is exactly how Daisy’s voice is described); I just couldn’t get into it even though I love a full-cast audio.
So anyway, yes, I loved this mostly because it’s a great character study and I love character studies. My favorite character is probably Pete (who doesn’t even do any narration)–(view spoiler)
–and my second favorite is Warren because they are legit the only ones that are all, “I mean, I’m just here to play music.”
I had so much to say when I first read this, but I don’t want to say too much to ruin the experience of reading it for anyone else. I will say, though, that this is a very different kind of love story, and I really liked the exploration of what love can look like and that it is not always a fairytale. I also am super into oral histories and since this is in the style of an oral history, it 100% worked for me. Also also also, I love the cover because it looks like an album cover and perfectly captures the mood of the entire story.
I also love Karen, but you knew that already. And Camila was also awesome. Okay, I loved all the female characters except Daisy–except that’s not even true. Daisy is a great character. I just wouldn’t want to be her friend is all. (I also wouldn’t want to be any of the guys’ friends except maybe Warren.)
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Continue reading “2021 End of Year Book Survey #AMonthofFaves”