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Everything But Books #2

“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.”

First line in Gone by Michael Grant

Hi, guys. This is my second post about the things I like that aren’t books. I meant to make one of these approximately once a month but it has now been three months since the last one. Oops.

Music

  • If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) by The 1975 – I need to move when I listen to this. I wasn’t a huge fan of their latest album, Notes on a Conditional Form, but this song might be my new favorite of theirs.
  • Garden by Scarlet Pleasure – My favorite band released a new album! The first one in 4 years. It’s proof that 2020 isn’t all bad.
  • Break Up Song by Little Mix – I’ve listened to this song way too much but it’s keeps being amazing. And the video great! My favorite take on the whole “shooting a music video in quarantine”.

Movies and Shows

  • The Old Guard – So I’ve watched this 3 times… Gotta say I love my superhero movies and this one is delightfully different while still resembling what we know. I need there to be a sequel.
  • This Is Us – I’m a little late to discover this series, I know. I’ve found that it’s the perfect kind of wholesome series I need to deal with this crazy world right now. It deals with a lot of serious issues but at its core, it’s deeply optimistic and I love that.
  • The Umbrella Academy – I only started watching this when the second season came out recently, but then binged the whole thing in less than a week. It’s superheros. I can’t resist.

YouTube

  • Evan Edinger – I recently came across some of Evan’s videos where he compares the US to the UK and how things work differently in the two countries. He also reacts to some subreddits about the differences about the US and Europe and those are hilarious. There’s a lot of making fun of Americans in those.
  • NoahFinnce – Through Evan’s videos, I discovered Noah who is a trans man and makes videos about that. He also sings so he does some covers but also writes his own.

Blog Posts

(Since it’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this, some of these blog posts have posted a while ago, but they’re still worth a read)

  • Nicole @Sorry, I’m Booked shared her thoughts on A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab and especially took a closer look at the character development.
  • Jess @Jessticulates told us all about the books with aro and/or ace protagonists she wants to read this year.
  • If you’ve read The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan, I highly recommend a post from Cam @Camillea Reads where she talks about her favorite character progressions in that book.
  • Fantasy has so many sub-genres. Sam @The Book In Hand broke it all down for us to give us a great overview of how she sees the genre.
  • Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner did a post exploring how we as readers differ in how many details we visualize when we read. It made me question a lot about my own reading habits.

That was all for this time. Happy reading!

Posted in Everything but books

Everything But Books #1

“On the second Sabbat of the Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.”

First line in Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Hi, guys. Today I’m coming to you with a new kind of post because I’m not talking about books today. I want to show that I spend my time enjoying other things, too. A lot of other people do these kinds of post too, and I always enjoy reading those so I’m going to share some of the things I like as well.

I’m not really going to put limitions on these posts. I’m going to share whatever I think deserve some love or whatever I think you guys might enjoy, too.

Music

  • Heartbreak Weather by Niall Horan – I’ve been in an intense One Direction phase for the past 3 months now and it shows no signs of ending. When this album came out, I was too obsessed with Louis’ and Harry’s albums to give it a listen. Niall was never really my favorite so I actually hadn’t planned on listening to the album. I accidentally heard the song Black and White recently, and then I just needed to listen to the rest of it. Favorite songs: Black and White, Arms of a Stranger and Everywhere.
  • Calm by 5 Seconds of Summer – Speaking of great albums, if you haven’t listened to Calm… what are you doing? Every single song on that album is amazing. Favorite songs (this is hard!): Wildflower, High, Lonely Heart.
  • Better by Scarlet Pleasure – I don’t expect you to know who this is as they are a Danish band. However, if you do, please comment because they are my absolute favorite band. Like nothing else even comes close. Their music is somewhat similar to The 1975 or maybe that’s just me. I love them both! Better is their newest single so I’ve been listening to that a lot.

Movies and Shows

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Now, Spider-Man has always been my favorite superhero so it’s really a crime that I haven’t watched this movie before now. I think I’ve been so in love with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man that I didn’t want to watch anything Spider-Man-related that didn’t involve him. Also, the immense hype surrounding this movie kind of scared me. However, I really liked it and can tell why people are freaking out over it. It looked pretty awesome.
  • The Office – I’ve spent the last couple of months watching all 9 seasons, mainly because I wanted to see where all the memes originated from. It was hilarious! Every scene during those first couple of seasons are potential memes. It’s amazing. However, the first 3 to 4 seasons were definitely the best. I didn’t laugh very often for the rest of the seasons. I will recommend watching the bloopers though.

YouTube

  • Dylan Is In Trouble – A YouTuber I recently started following. He does a lot of movie commentaries, and he’s seriously hilarious. He makes jokes while watching the movie but he’ll also highlight things about it that makes it either good or bad. So it’s both funny and interesting.

Tweets

I’m so excited to read this book!!

Like this is not even funny. I’m been in this situation so many times already and I’m running out of creative excuses. Help me!

When you don’t know whether to laugh or cry…

Blog Post

I hope you enjoyed this experiment from me and maybe felt inspired. I’m going to make a post like this whenever I feel like I have enough to share. Until then, stay safe and have a great day!