February was the weirdest month ever because I functioned on 4 hours of sleep for three weeks straight and let me tell you, it wasn’t fun especially with my erratic as ever work hours. I did end up watching a lot of TV from 5 am till 10 am so I’ll admit that was fun. Also, apparently sleep deprivation makes me impulsive because I finally said fuck it and got my own domain and hosting.
LIST OF NEWSWORTHY
Hello from WordPress!
Well, something came over me around mid February and I decided to move to WordPress. I had always planned to so here I finally am (with thanks to Lillian for answering my stupid domain and hosting related questions). I really thought designing would be hard as fuck and I would fail and I did, at first (mainly because of a stupid tutorial which kept crashing my WordPress after almost every code I put in). Then I found the magic of child themes and after that, figuring out how child themes work was fairly easy. I know the design is super minimal but I love it.
I almost went with the Turkish Sea color palette mixed in with Walking Away. However, I didn’t like the look too much and Maraia said that I should have red so that was another factor with going with the current palette re: Greyscale Heartache pictured above (the name could also be a factor, heee). I just love black and white with a popup color.
I do still need to format the posts and right now, I want to go to sleep just thinking about doing that.
So much binge-watching!
- Jane the Virgin – I REFUSE THE CURRENT SHIP HAPPENINGS (I can be convinced, though). But fuck yeah to female drug overlords. So hot.
- Gilmore Girls – I’m currently on season 3. I love Lorelai and Emily Gilmore a lot. Paris is hilarious and Michel is the most relatable. Jess and Luke are both my favorites because of how pissed off they’re all the time and my main ship is Rory and Jess, no question about it. Dean can fucking choke on his insecurities and clingy-ness.
- The Big Bang Theory – Honestly feeling like it should end now.
- Younger – I am learning many terms I would rather not. I really like the show, though (however unbelievable it is).
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Ahhh! Still in love, obvs.
- New Girl – Still not sold by Megan Fox replacing Zooey Deschanel for the however many episodes she is.
- Suits – LOVE THE CLUSTERFUCK OF MESSES.
- The 100 – I still haven’t watched the latest episode that aired and honestly need to distance myself from it for the time being.
- The Vampire Diaries – Forever laughing at o.4 ratings and how they cast an Elena lookalike. Can they get anymore desperate? (Yes).
- How to Get Away with Murder – I love how this show is so fucked up good.
- Coupling – I watched the first episode! It was hilarious and I’m definitely binge-watching it all soon.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (6/10) – I still cannot believe I finally watched a Star Wars movie. It was enjoyable.
LIST OF READS
I read three books and I am ashamed. But it’s really hard to read when you’re sleep deprived for weeks on end. Sigh.
- This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
- Vortex by S.J. Kincaid
- Morning Star by Pierce Brown
LIST OF BOOK ACQUISITIONS
I’m the queen of acquiring more books in a month than reading them for the second time this year. Go me!
- Morning Star by Pierce Brown
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- The Awesome by Eve Darrows
- Bluescreen by Dan Wells
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
- Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
- Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
- Feed by Mira Grant
- Deadline by Mira Grant
- Blackout by Mira Grant
- And I Darken by Kiersten White (still cannot believe I got approved ajdhlskahs)
I have honestly lost count of the number of days I spent listening to Sia’s This is Acting on repeat. I hardly ever love all songs on an album and I guess this is what happens when I do.
IT LOOKS PERFECT, I’M SO EXCITED! The palette name definitely doesn’t hurt. 🙂
Next month I hope to be able to discuss Gilmore Girls with you. Um, still haven’t watched any more B99. Fail. WAIT, WHAT, how is Zoey Deschanel being replaced? She IS the show. oO I still think you’ll be done with Coupling before I am, haha. I’m so glad you started it!
Star Wars! \o/
Okay, but at least the books you did read were great, right? Quality over quantity! (Even if finishing 3 series turned into finishing 1, lol.)
Still not over Sia’s album. I don’t know any of the other songs, not surprisingly, so I will go listen them. (Ask me tomorrow if I actually remembered. :P)
Seriously, the blog looks amazing, and the new commenting system is going to be great.
HOW FAR ARE YOU INTO GILMORE GIRLS NOW? I actually didn’t watch any episode of it all of March. Okay, so not exactly replaced, Zoeey Deschanel got pregnant so they had a few episodes with a replacement roommate AKA Megan Fox and it was so lame. She’s back now, though! Phew.
Can you believe I have finished 2 series this year and started only 1? That’s a once in a lifetime thing hahaha.
Oh, I haven’t listened to Sia in over a week. Thanks for the reminder. =P
Yes! So great (I am working on some posts so it should come more into use now whee).
*checks Trakt* Um, yeah, I’ve only watched 4 episodes, haha. As soon as the time changed and it stopped being dark at 5 p.m., my motivation to watch TV completely disappeared. Which kind of sucks, because there are SO MANY SHOWS I want to watch!
Yayyy, and soon you’ll have finished a third series!
Eep, neither have I. I NEED CHEAP THRILLS. 😛
Kaylie @ Potterhead Reviews says
The blog looks great! Adding in the red was a good decision.
AAHHH all the hype around AGOS is killing me because it’s €30 for the hardback *ugly crying*
Thank you so much!
Oh no! €30 is a lot! Can’t you get it from Book Depository or something? Tor hardcovers are always so expensive, though. D=
CONGRATS!!! THE BLOG LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AWESOME AND LOOOOOOVE THE RED.
Hahaha, how many times did you get the white screen of death? The first time I got it I cried. Now I just get annoyed (it happens almost every time to me, lol).
I agree about the big bang – it should have ended at least 2 seasons ago. They should at least try to come up with something new…. It was such a good show. The 100’s last episode was okay, but I’m feeling kind of meh… I’m not very fond of season 3 Clarke and Bell. Octavia, on the other hand, is as badass as ever. And they should bring back Roan, because it’s been too long and I feel like he can save this. I hope there are shirtless scenes in the future, hahaha.
Even thinking of TVD is giving me a headache. Elena look-alike?? SERIOUSLY??? Pathetic. And sad. The first two seasons were the best.
I agree about How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise gives me life. And goals. Maybe without the murder, though.
I’ve been thinking of watching Star Wars, too, especially since the last movie came out in 2015.
I saw you gave Morning Star 5 starts on GR so I’ve been thinking that maybe I should give Red Rising another chance. People say it’s better than Red Queen (which was horrible and cliche as fuck), so that gives me hope. And I hate to miss out on good books.
The Awesome is so good!! I hope you’ll like it. And The Archived is so freaking good… but it’s Schwab, so that’s not surprising at this point. When are you reading A Gathering of Shadows??? Just thinking about that book makes me want to curl into a ball and die. Perfect. Just perfect.
Your playlist has a lot of Sia and I love it. Her new album is purrrrrrrfection.
Thank you, Eve!
In all honesty the tutorial I found was from 2012 and so it was no surprise that it crashed quite a few times, haha.
I felt like wanting to give up on TBBT but it’s so hard for me to abandon shows. The latest TVD fuck up is that a lesbian couple committed suicide. LIKE WHAT THE FUCK. The only thing about the show and they probably do that for a ratings boost. GRADE A LOSERS.
So I read Red Queen before I read Red Rising so there was no way I was going to read Red Rising but, I got it from NetGalley and decided to and honestly, Red Queen does not even compare to Red Rising. So I very much want you to love the trilogy!
Ahh! So glad you approve of The Awesome. I got it cheap via a Kindle deal so I wasn’t exactly sure about it. I’m reading The Archived and The Unbound in April (!). A Gathering of Shadows is so perfect, Eve. So good that I want to die.
I will never ever get enough of Sia’s music. You should watch Sia’s Carpool video! It’s amazing.
Gosh, I hate Megan Fox and I’m counting down until Zooey returns.
Sia is the best. She has such a gorgeous voice, especially live.
She was so lame! I’m so glad Jess is back. =D
You listened to Sia live?! So amazing. I just can’t get enough of Sia’s voice,
Deyse @ Bound With Words says
I love the new design, minimalist is the new thing.
I’m liking The Big Bang Theory best this season than the last two I think but yeah, I hope that if they do get renewed for the tenth it will be as a last one, this series just never will get back to their former glory.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine new episodes are always the high of my week, since the second season it continues to be a solid show for me.
I’m liking Megan Fox on New Girl, mostly because I love to see her face on my tv every week, but now I guess she will not be anymore but 100% hated the whole romantic thing they tried to do with Nick, just no, also super sad for the fact that John Cho didn’t continued as a love interest to Jess since I also love seeing his face.
SUITS IS SO GOOD, I finally finished watching the fifth season and from episode 11 to 16 it was wow, can’t breath one second.
I still didn’t watched the third season of The 100 first because I wanted to re-watch the first and second season, and second because oh my god so much fandom drama it kind of puts me off, but I’ll get to it soonish.
The first three episodes of Star Wars are good but greatness comes with the fourth and so on, like seriously, is so much better.
Yes! I appreciate minimalism so much and I’m kind of over the whole watercolor look
Oh yeah, this season of The Big Bang Theory is way better than the last two. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is such a great show! I like every single one of the characters on the show which is such a rarity. I was meh on Megan Fox and yeah, so lame with the whole Nick relationship thing. Could they not go that route with her, an obvious replacement for Jess. I was so excited to see John Cho! I have loved him ever since Selfie. Bad decisions all around, New Girl.
Ahhh, right?! I loved how it all went down on Suits.
I still haven’t caught up on The 100. Just want the drama to be over with. I think the finale airs May 19th so I’ll probably watch it then.
Yes, I’ve always heard that 1-3 are not so good and 4-6 are way better so I’m very excited to continue!
I’ve been meaning to comment weeks ago but have been a bit sloppy recently when it came to blog hopping, but my feed reader just reminded me that I still wanted to leave a comment 😀
I really like the new blog design, it’s so clean and minimalistic and I also really like the font(s)!
Yay for starting COUPLING, I absolutely love that show and often feel like I am the only one who watched it, so I’m always happy when I can talk to somebody about it 😀
I can’t believe you’ve never watched STAR WARS before, but if you already liked Episode 1 then prepare for some awesomeness because all the other episodes are WAY better 😀
I’m curious about what you’re going to say about the Mira Grant books, they’ve been on my list for years now but somehow I always forget about them^^
And Sia’s album is amazing, I keep listening to it on repeat, especially after that hilarious Carpool Karaoke video 😀
Haha no worries, I’ve been such a slacker myself.
I went through so many combinations of fonts that I kind of lost my sense of what actually looked good. So glad you approve because it’s definitely a very new combination for me and I’m still adjusting to it.
Maraia recommended Coupling to me since I’ve never watched British comedy before. I’m still only two episodes in, but it’s hilarious.
Yes, so excited to finally watch all of Star Wars and get in on in the obsession haha.
Actually, same. Front Lines is probably going to be my first, too and I guess that’ll decide if I read his other series.
I’m still not over Sia’s album! So good. Haha thinking about her Carpool Karaoke while listening to her music always makes me laugh.
Haha, guess who made Maraia watch Coupling in the first place ;D
Is it possible that you’re confusing Mira Grant with Michael Grant now or what is your Front Lines comment referring to? 😀
Hahaha she was so insistent on her recommendation I’m surprised it originated from you.
Oops, I so am! Had to happen at some point. I’ve never read any of Mira Grant books either but I’m finally planning to this summer and have very high hopes.
I thought I told you that Sebastian recommended it to me, but I guess not. 😛