LIST OF NEWSWORTHY
So I started repainting a work desk just so I can have a proper workspace and not just lounge around on my bed with my laptop all day. I applied the glossy paint and although it looks good, I don’t like the texture all that much. Now I’ve got to go out and buy the matte one to coat once and then do the stencil pattern I’ve chosen which is taking time because I’m lazy and gah. However, the desk if off white and looks really good which means I’ll finish it soon-ish.
I don’t know what happened but suddenly so many fun book photo tags started popping up around Instagram. I did a few of them and introduced my #bookcoverpalatte tag only yesterday. It became very popular and I’m so happy because so many perspectives on book cover palettess! If you want to keep track of book tag challenges, Sasha is introducing a #booktagchallenge soon (probably tomorrow) and Mahima takes such pretty photos of all the tags.
Awkward is still stupid but it makes me laugh, so there.
I love the direction Suits took this season. Mike and Harvey at odds? More, please.
I’m slowly catching up on Orphan Black and it just gets better and better.
TEEN WOLF IS BACK, ASDFGHJKL.
Anastasia (7/10) – Once Upon a December gave me chills and I loved it and Cee made me watch so thanks, Cee.
Final Destination 3 (5/10) – Man, I’ve outgrown these movies. It was really bad but then not-so-bad, y’know?
21 & Over (5/10) – Mehh. Also, can I punch Jeff Chang because stupid?
Elysium (4/10) – This movie just didn’t work for me and I think it needs to be edited a few more times.
Aurangzeb (1/10) – Stupid Bollywood movie, ew.
Thor (7/10) – Marvel does it again!
Thor: The Dark World (8/10) – So much better and I loved the thing that happened with Loki at the end.
LIST OF READS
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Wicked Games by Sean Olin
Just One Night by Gayle Forman
(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
The Too-Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo
Little Knife by Leigh Bardugo
LIST OF BLOGPOSTS
I posted a top ten Tuesday lists of best books of 2014 (so far) and artsy YA covers.
I posted my review of Wicked Games by Sean Olin.
I posted my review of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
I posted about my summer reading project, (93) days of summer.
I posted my review of Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.
LIST OF BOOK BUYS
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Never Be by 5 Seconds of Summer is my summer jam.
Sandra is teaching me good music and it’s going well because I haven’t really listened to All Time Low and didn’t know Bring Me the Horizon existed before.
How was your June?
I enjoy reading your wrap ups so much, I thought I'd just put it out there. Also: SUPER EXCITED FOR TEEN WOLF YAYAYAYAYAY
Anastasia <3 That song always gets to me. I also thought Thor the dark world was much better than the first one. I watched Elysium this month too and wasn't a fan of it either. I think I'm going to start Teen wolf this summer. Happy reading in July 😀
Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook says
I love Anastasia, too! Definitely one of my favorite movies. It got me really obsessed with the Romanovs for awhile. I love Once Upon a December, but I'm particularly fond of Journey to the Past.
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that June was so scrappy for you, Sana. Here's to a better July hopefully! I think you did quite well with your number of books read for the month despite it not being a great month for you. I'm a little jealous that you've read Ruin and Rising because I've been really, really, REALLY wanting to read that one, but I have to wait until I finish the other books I have on the go first. I can't wait for it though! So glad to hear you weren't disappointed 🙂 Oh, and Anastasia!! How I love that movie. I just adore the songs and I've always been into learning about the mystery of Anastasia.
Anne Engelhart says
I'd like to get to a few DIY projects done this summer! One is creating a bookshelf from scratch, with the help of my father in law. Then I'll just have to fill it!
Allie @ Little Birdie Books says
Maroon 5 song I haven't heard!!! *Hugs you infinitely*
Nidhi Mahajan says
These book tags look great! And did I tell you how much I always love your playlists?
Megan K says
I had so much fun doing the #bookcoverpalette tag! You're such a genius, Sana, did you know that?! Even though my picture didn't do the book I chose much justice… Oh well. *shrug* Anyway, I really want to watch Orphan Black! It sounds just like my kind of show and everyone I know on Twitter has been gushing about it. Teen Wolf, too. I'm not as keen on that one because WEREWOLVES and I'm not their biggest fan, you know? I need to finish HIMYM before I start anything else, though.
Eh, I didn't like Elysium much either. I was so psyched for the movie because Matt Damon was in it and the trailer made it look SO cool, but it just failed to deliver. I mean, the concept was great, but the acting just kind of fell flat for me. District 9 (by the same director) was much better, though a lot gorier. Speaking of Marvel films, have you watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier? It will blow. your mind. No, seriously. It's way better than the two Thor films, and I thought it was better than The Avengers, too! 😛
Give yourself a pat on the back, Sana, for the awesome playlist. I love how there are more Lana Del Rey songs on there than any other artist. I APPROVE. I'm just in love with her whole album. <3 And ooh, Toy Soldiers is pretty catchy. Thanks for sharing all these songs!
oh no i'm sorry to hear that june was a bad month for you, hopefully july will be better <3
anastacia is one of my favourite childhood movies, and in your 93 days of summer post i actually think we may be book soul sisters, i have all those series on my to-read list too! 🙂
one girl one book
Asti Choquette says
Ha, so how I said I was going to write a post about bookstagram? It was going to be talking about all the different tags out there, to sort of provide a list for those who need ideas. But it looks like I was beaten to that idea with that tag that was created so meh.
Oh, and I have to say I've been super sad because I participated in your book cover palette challenge and you never liked my photo. I need your approval! Wah.
I've been thinking about watching Orphan Black. Either that or Orange is the New Black. Haven't decided yet though. Oh, but maybe I should watch the newer Thor movie, since it's better than the original. That's an idea. I approve.
Look at all the Leigh Bardugo featured here, haha. I was at Waterstones earlier this week and checked to see if they had a copy of Ruin and Rising, but they didn't. Boo. Can't really be bothered to order it so I guess I'll have to wait. I hope it doesn't disappoint. I'm at least glad you fell in love with it all! (Yay Darkling. Boo Sturmhond. :P)
Hope July is a better month for you <3
Joséphine Simone says
Hahaha. Awkward! I gotta agree, it's getting really stupid, but it's still hilarious. I'm amazed how every single episode manages to seriously be (for lack of a better word) awkward.
Anyway, I hope July will be a good month for you, to offset June <3