LIST OF NEWSWORTHY
Summer Days and Unrest
It truly felt like it was summer because we went on a weekend getaway in the beginning of the month, there were days where all I did was listen to tons of music, or read, and blogged. Life is good, yo despite all the terrible happenings in the world. It took 51 days for long-term ceasefire to be declared in Gaza then the Ferguson incident happened and now things in my country aren’t so well politically which is pretty sad. And oh, we celebrated its Independence Day on August 14th.
|Yes, mountains are truly exquisite.|
Books Make Me Wanna Die
Waiting for books to release is so hard because half the time I don’t know what to do with myself and half the time I feel like a zombie because damn, I want to eat that flesh err I mean read ’em books. Mainly Sarah J. Maas’ Heir of Fire and Maggie Stiefvater’s Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Susan Ee’s Angelfall #3. AC Gaughen’s Lion Heart.
This is such a cool find! Basically, you type on some test and load all the fonts saved on your hard drive and wordmark.it displays how each font looks.
I managed to watch 25 movies this year which is a feat considering I haven’t been in the mood for them for a good part of the year.
The Lego Movie (7/10) – It was good but not as good as I was expecting it to be.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (8/10) – *sobs quietly*
LIST OF READS
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
World After by Susan Ee
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Boomerang by Noelle August
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
LIST OF BLOGPOSTS
I interviewed Amy Zhang whose debut Falling into Place is releasing on September 9th.
I posted my review of The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas.
I posted my review of The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.
I posted a top ten Tuesday lists of 2014 series I’m not sure I want to read and books I’ve been pushed (and pushed) to read.
I posted about popular Pakistani authors in celebration of my country’s independence day.
I posted my review of Talker 25 by Joshua McCune.
I posted my review of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
I posted about how struggle is pointless when it comes to books. Nemi agreed with me.
Meg tagged me to do the emoji book tag. I had much fun.
I posted my review of On the Fence by Kasie West.
LIST OF BOOK BUYS
World After by Susan Ee
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
Boomerang by Noelle August
I can’t believe 2015 ARCs are already out. I’m crazy excited for Red Queen, though but I’m really hoping to cut down on ARCs next year because I wanna read what I wanna read.
Wildlife by Fiona Wood (this was a Read Now on NetGalley and I just got weak for a second there)
Req Queen by Victoria Aveyard
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
I won Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly trilogy over at Lizzy’s blog sometime ago and they finally arrived!
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Hilary Duff is back! // Broods finally have an album out and it’s really good. // Nick Jonas can sing and I’m still in shock.
How was your August? Do you like the inclusion of photos? Heee.
I use NexusFont, which is a programm that does what wordmark.it does! Helps me a lot when I need to choose a font! (and you can even put them in different folders = sort them how you like :D)
Waiting for Heir of Fire KILLS ME! Especially because I feel like everyone has read it but me. People need to stop talking about it on twitter! 😀 SOON THOUGH!!!
The Luminaries is so pretty! I really want that one! I already got enough big books to keep me busy this year though! >.<
I love the pictures you included in your post ^^ Pretty mountains! I love mountains and it always saddens me we don't have any over here. The winter solider *loooove* World After blew me away, so good! I love The assassin's blade and can't wait for Heir of fire. I also hope to cut down my ARC's, but Red Queen & A wicked thing.. couldn't resist them!
Happy reading in September (HOW IS IT ALREADY SEPTEMBER?)
Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews says
EEEEK CAPTAIN AMERICAAAAAAA. Both those movies just give me so many feels and I'm so excited you watched them! CA2 though, just so many feels, friendship and tears *sobs*
Yay for Stormdancer! I don't remember if you've already finished it yet but gah so good. Kinslayer is even better (or worse, depending on how you look at it) and I bet Jay Kristoff is going to bring it even more and slay everyone with feels in Endsinger.
And yes to Hilary Duff! I grew up listening to her music so I'm super excited for her comeback. Her first single was a bit lackluster though so I'm glad I like All About You at least. I sort of wish her new album was less folksy and more on the level of her Dignity album.
Jess @myreadingdress says
I love this, Sana! Looks like you had an incredible month x
I'm also dying to get my hands on Blue Lily, Lily Blue. It's the one read that I've been looking forward to all year *grabby hands*.
I've been following Teen Wolf (and Pll–guilty pleaure) and I've just got to say: Parrish is mighty fine LOL
I am so incredibly excited for Red Queen! I can't wait to hear what you have to say about it 🙂
I did not know that a thing like NexusFont existed, I feel a bit embarrassed because heyyy, I love fonts and typography and how could I now know this? Thanks for letting me know, Crini because I really need to sort my font collection into folders ha ha.
Seriously, I only know about a handful of readers who haven't read Heir of Fire yet but even half of those have received their copies. I'm just trying not to think about it too much by reading a lot.
Gah, I really want to start it soon and I will as soon as I finish a couple more ARCs.
I'm such a mountain lover that I actually hate living in flat cities (4 years of university in one will do that to any mountain lover).
The waiting is pure torture sigh.
Yes, I'm really hoping that the ARCs I do have for 2015 are awesome because fantasy.
JUST HOW, RIGHT? Hogwarts, though.
Yes, so happy that I finally watched all of the recent Marvel movies. I was SERIOUSLY missing out on all the awesome.
I'm still reading Stormdancer. I plan to pick it up as soon as I'm done with a couple of ARCs because hello, super procrastinator here. I feel like I'm going to love it, though.
I just squeal whenever I come across another person who used to love Hilary Duff. Oh yes, I love her Dignity album so much. Chasing the Sun didn't really stuck with me but I've been listening to All About You on repeat and I expect great things from her latest album.
Yay, thank you!
Oh my, my brain is constantly on the loop for Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Maaan, it's my most anticipated book of all time and I think I'm going a bit crazy with all the waiting.
I recently watched the later half of the fourth season of PLL (the one with the big reveal) and I'm hoping to continue it soon because, like you said, total guilty pleasure. Also, Spoby and Haleb.
I've such high hopes regarding Red Queen. Eeep.
Danielle Cox says
All your pictures – so fancy! I need you to be the photographer for my blog. 🙂
I'm dying for Angelfall #3 too – why did it have to be 2015?! Especially because the books are rather short. Yes, the waiting sucks indeed.
Excited for The Walls Around Us and A Wicked Thing – hope you enjoy them!
The Avid Reader says
Oooh. I own both World After and Angelfall but I keep putting off reading them for some reason. Seeing your praise for World After makes me feel like I need to get to them ASAP! (Is this going to be like Throne of Glass, which I had for over a year before finally reading and then completely loved?!)