I always enjoy watching recaps from other bloggers, so that’s why I’ll be posting my own recaps. This wrap up is also my new ‘Showcase Sunday’ since I don’t have the time to do weekly hauls. Instead, I hope to capture
This was a pretty quiet month. One of my highlights was an hour diving instruction! I LOVED it and I can’t wait to return this year; I want to get a license. You might not know this about me, but I’ve wanted to dive for a long time and I’m so happy I finally did it. Navigating required some patience, but after a while I felt like some kind of mermaid.
I had a couple of dinners. First, I went to diner with my boyfriend, sister and her boyfriend. It was fun and we had nice food, especially the chocolate dessert. We ordered Indian food and it was good! Later that week, my parent’s invited their friends and we ordered sushi, yum. I should have gone to the gym to train all the food off, but we (sister) couldn't find the right time to go together and I hate going alone, so in February we're back in action. I had my book club meeting and we went back to a place that seems to become our favorite; the food is delicious there. We ranted, we laughed, we talked books; it was great. I went to a book fair with Debby & Daph and we stayed for dinner at Debby's new place. Fun times :)
My internship had it’s ups and downs. My materials didn’t arrive on time, which meant I had to sit down and wait, because I couldn’t do a single thing without it. This was stressful, but I had a positive conversation with my internship mentor and I feel better now. They even gave me a letter of recommendation to use after graduating and I will be highlighted on the website. I also had to give a final presentation in English for 14 people. I was so nervous I felt sick, but I did it without screwing up! Good feedback and I feel more confident for my thesis defense.
1. Mary E. Pearson - Fox Forever. 2/5.
2. Samantha Shannon - The mime order. 4/5.
3. Merrie Haskell - The princess curse. 3.5/5.
4. Sarah J. Maas - A court of thorns and roses. 5+/5. (!!)
5. Abigail Haas - Dangerous boys. 4.5/5.
6. Carlo Collodi - Pinocchio. 2/5.
7. Christopher Healy - The hero's guide to saving your kingdom. 3.5/5.
8. Patrick Rothfuss - The name of the wind. 2/5.
9. Noelle Stevenson - Nimona. 4/5.
10. Victoria Schwab - The Archived. 4.5/5.
11. Lewis Carroll - Alice's adventure in Wonderland & Through the looking-glass. 3/5.
12. Stacey Jay - Princess of thorns. 3.5/5.
Downtown Abby. I saw the first two episodes.
I binge-watched the first season of Dexter and part of the second season. I'm in love.
The musketeers started their second season and I’m up to date now. I highly recommend that show. I’m also completely caught up with New Girl and The big bang theory.
My sister discovered RuPaul’s drag race and before we knew it, we saw three seasons. It’s the type of show you can’t stop watching once you get started.
I also started a new series I saw Netflix: Adventures of Puss in Boots. I’ve seen the first two episodes and it’s funny.
World War Z and damn, those zombies are terrifying.
Dawn of the dragon races from Netflix when I was looking for something short. Cute!
The double with my father and it was a little twisty, but not too unexpected.
Are you here? was mweh. It was supposed to be comedy, but there were almost no laughing moments.
Teenage mutant ninja turtles was so bad it was almost hilarious. The acting skills from Megan Fox.. Please. She was screaming and making whiny noises throughout the entire movie. And the Ninja Turtles looked like crap too.
This is where I leave you is a movie I do recommend. I'm a big fan of Jason Bateman and this movie has the right balance of real-life problems and humor.
Taken was a solid action movie. If you like Jason Statham you will appreciate this movie with Liam Neeson.
Howl's moving castle (Debby made us watch it, haha) I thought it was much better than the book.
Fairytale challenge: 5/26.
TBR pile: 5/40.
Flights of fantasy: 4/30.
Mission impossible: 2/10.
Bingo card: 11 squares/45.
Let me explain first: I ordered these books on the last day of 2014, because I set myself a book buying goal (<3 books per month). This way I could cheat my own system, haha. These arrived at the beginning of January and they are all so pretty. Click on the cover to go to Goodreads.
The next books were bargains I couldn’t resist. I’ve been keeping an eye on this box set for a long time and I finally saw a fantastic offer. You are finally mine Scholastic box set. I liked Anna dressed in blood, so I’ve been curious about Antigoddess. School for good and evil: a world without princes has mixed reviews, but I still want to give it a shot.
I was accepted for Shadow study on Netgalley (thanks publisher!), I got to borrow A court of thorns and roses from Judith (THANK YOU SO MUCH) and I bought Fairest,
My next haul will be less massive, but look at all of them *hugs pretty books* How was your first month of 2015? Did you read any good books, saw any good TV shows/movies I should know about?