This post recaps my month, from personal life to books I’ve read & bought, movies and TV shows I’ve seen and links to posts that interest me.
We celebrated my sister’s birthday and it was a surprise party! I first made a Tangled inspired cake to pay back her awesome HP cake for my birthday. It wasn’t as good as hers, but she loved it anyway and it tasted pretty good! I am too ashamed to share a picture though, haha. We had a great evening filled with chatter and, again, board games. I had to miss the book club sleepover though, which was a little sad, but I am very close with my sister so I wanted to stay through the whole party.
We also had days with warm, sunny weather, so when I visited my grandparents I took the opportunity to sit in the sun on their balcony with a good book. Another day I went out for dinner with my boyfriend and we made an evening walk at the beach with some ice cream. I helped my sister out with her thesis and we ordered some sushi, yum. I went to the beach again today with my boyfriend to visit a fair, but we went to the wrong side and ended up eating poffertjes instead. Delicious! I also celebrated my grandfather’s 79st birthday and I had a great book club meeting despite the terrible service.
An exciting thing is going to happen, but it also leaves me with mixed feelings. Like you might know, I unofficially live together with my boyfriend. He has a (small) apartment and I always sleep over there. We are going to look for a place together once I graduate and find a job (hopefully this year too.). My stuff is still at my parents house, but we are going to start moving my sister to my room. I have/had the biggest one in the house and she needs the space now that she has a boyfriend. It feels strange to lose my place in the house I grew up in. I finally seem to realize that it’s another step I’m going to take – and I’m not going to lie, it’s great, but also a bit scary.
Internship: I crossed of intensive care, fluors, cerebrospinal fluid and blood culture. IC and blood culture are definitely two of my favorite topics so far! It’s a shame both were only for one week, but now I’m off to specials, which means sperm reprocessing, fungi and molecular diagnostics. I’ve also been helping out with some immunology tests. It’s weird to realize that I’m already half way. I’m having such a good time I hardly notice how fast it goes.
43. Rosamund Hodge - Crimson bound. 3.5/5.
44. Naomi Novik - Uprooted. 4.5/5.
45. Kasie West - The fill-in boyfriend. 5/5.
46. Shannon Hale - Princess Academy. 4/5.
47. Danielle L. Jensen - Hidden huntress. 4/5.
48. Virginia Boecker - The witch hunter. 3/5
49. M.G Reyes - Emancipated. 1/5.
50. V.E Schwab - Vicious. 4/5.
51. V.E Schwab - Warm up (novella) 3/5.
52. Eowyn Ivey - The snow child. 4/5.
53. Cammie McGovern - A step towards falling. 3/5.
54. Alex Flinn - Mirrored. 2/5.
Pretty good reading month! Emancipated was definitely a low point and I also DNF-ed one book, but I fell in love with Uprooted and, surprisingly, The fill-in boyfriend.
Rewatched Friends with benefits. I really like Mila Kunis.
The three next days, did not finish this one. I was so bored.
Jack Ryan: shadow hunter. A typical action movie with expected twists, cliché story lines and impossible situations, but it was a quick movie.
Into the woods: LOVED IT. I’ve heard lots of negative things, but I don’t know, I really liked it and the song Agony is brilliant. Watch it.
The rise of evil: impressive. About the rise of Hitler.
Welcome to me: Uhm. Not what I expected.
I finished Dexter and THIS IS NOT OKAY. My heart *sobs*
All caught up with Big bang theory, New girl and Game of thrones (despite all the complaints around a certain situation, I still like the show. Sue me.)
Ripper street season 1, episode 2-3. I loved the third one, with a possible Cholera outbreak.
Edelweiss, thanks Harper!
-Garth Nix – Newt’s Emerald.
-Mindy McGinnis – A madness so discreet.
-Cammie McGovern – A step toward falling.
-Sherry Thomas – The immortal heights.
-Alex Flinn – Mirrored.
Netgalley, thanks Clarion books!
-Betsy Cornwell -Mechanica
I also received two physical ARC’s from Harper, thank you!
-Kasie West – The fill-in boyfriend.
-M.G Reyes – Emancipated.
I got Eowyn Ivey – The snow child, a time-turner necklace and the first season from Once upon a time from my sister in law. I bought the Funko Belle doll, because they finally had it in stock over here!
My copy of A court of thorns and roses arrived, but it’s damaged :( Ripped dust jacket on the front and side. I will return it and get a new one. You will see it in my next haul, together with my new e-reader (yeay, my parents pre-ordered it, so it will arrive soon) and case. Is anyone interested in a review from the Kobo Glo HD? I did one for my current e-reader (review Kobo Glo)
This is something new I want to add to my monthly recaps. You can always find tons of links to interesting posts on Christina reads YA and I thought it would be fun to highlight some articles and news that interest me. It is divided in Whozits (random stuff with gadgets and gismos for YT and scientific articles) and Whatzits (bookish).
-I love microscopes, so when I found this article that features our amazing and gruesome world, I was blown away with all the images. I think the green chloroplast picture is my favorite one.
-Steve Axford made a lovely set of photos from diverse Australian fungi. Isn’t our nature fantastic?
Gadgets and gismos.
-If Disney got his hands on Game of Thrones. Just look at Brienne and Jamie, how adorable, haha.
-People always tell me I have a ridiculous sense of humour and perhaps that is right, but these Rick Grimes jokes (from The Walking Dead. There are no spoilers) made me laugh so hard. Just take a look and tell me this isn’t funny.
-Jodi Meadows – The mirror king cover was revealed.
-BEA 2015 happened.
How was your month? Did you read/watch anything good?