Like, wow, you guys. Just wow. How is half the year gone already????
It's been a VERY eventful month for me, and July promises to be the same! I can't wait for some of the adventures in store. :)
But this is a recap post, so, without further ado, I present to you...
Red, you guys. Red. I love them so much it's not even funny. And don't be fooled by the terrible cover art... The music is just plain amazing.
Yes, I've been listening to this album too much. Yes, I kind of view it as a guilty listening pleasure. It's... interesting, I guess? I really like several songs, namely "Centuries", "Immortals", "Jet Pack Blues", and "Fourth of July". The rest of them are kind of meh. But ya know. Spotify for the win. I can listen to all of them for free.
I also did a post on my favorite encouraging songs, which is through the link :)
Oh boy. The books are taking over. I'll give you three or four... but there are so many of them!
Review on my blog up in the book reviews section! This was a very interesting book about the Silent Years in Egypt. A fascinating time period that no one has really covered much... from an interesting point of view... with a Christian worldview.... featuring Cleopatra and Mark Antony? Yes please. *huggles book* Four stars!
This beautiful book. Oh my stars. Five stars, and I reread it as soon as I was done with it. I might have to give it its own review post on here soon. Such a gorgeous book of beautifulness. My only complaint was that it was too short.
Look at Faith, reading whole trilogies in a month! I did it back in May with the Hunger Games and now I knocked out this whole trilogy in June. My little sister insisted on calling the last book "the Emerald Kiss."
It's not called that. All in all, a meh trilogy, with a solid three star rating. I wanted to give the last book more, but... yeah. It was a good read that I probably won't be re-reading.
Also I did two blog tours!
I would definitely suggest you buy those books! I won a fantastic giveaway over at Allison's website, receiving a free copy of The Reluctant Godfather, and it's such a sweet little book.
Lots of good movies this month. I'll give each of them a couple sentences. Not many of them are new, so I won't be doing a big movie post anytime soon, but I'm planning on watching a bunch of movies this July and so... yeah. Mwah ha ha. You will soon be subjected to a big post on movies again.
I saw this one in the theater with two of my really good friends, and it was so beautiful. I loved Gal Gadot's performance, and the World War I setting was so great. I did a weird ramble inspired by Wonder Woman earlier this month. Follow the link XD
Up to now, I've only been a Tony Stark girl based on what I've seen in the Avengers. Now, I finally watched the first and third Iron Man movies (yes, I skipped the second, and yes, it was intentional) and... I am still a Tony Stark girl. Sorry, Steve Rogers folks. :P
I really enjoyed the book version of this, but there was SO MUCH LANGUAGE. I may re-read it, someday. I'm really tempted to now. I don't really want to wade through that again though. The movie was ALMOST as good as the book (the story of the book was still better though) and featured far less language. My younger sister actually watched this one with me. So, yeah. I'd say this was a pretty good one.
That's right. The show is over and I am a blubbering mess. The end of Season Five... my goodness. I wanted to die. It was so bad and painful... especially when you know that Episode Three is coming. :O I hated this show and yet loved it so much at the same time. And my friend with whom I was watching it immediately turns around and puts on Lego Ninjago, so... we're watching that now. Change of mood much? I don't know.
I don't know if y'all remember back when I did a post on my writing schedule for the rest of this year? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Disregard it, okay? At the moment I'm just trying to finish Watched. And I am dying. It's killing me slowly. I've also started my Snow White retelling for the Rooglewood Press contest, and... yeah. Someone send help.
I'm also doing Camp NaNo. Still working on Watched. Lord have mercy.
“So, tell me the truth. This is, like, the ultimate question. Do you or do you not like Oreos?” asked Lucas, staring intensely at Jeannie.
She laughed and brushed her hair over her shoulder before kicking a large rock that lay in her way; it rolled to the side of the walkway with a resounding clang. “I don’t actually know. I haven't had that many of them. I mean, I love the vanilla ones, but not the chocolate ones.”
“You have got to be kidding. The chocolate ones are the real ones, HELLO!” Lucas slapped his thighs and turned to Melinza. “How are you friends with this person?”
The woods oozed darkness all around Silas as he reined up his horse. He tried not to shudder but failed as he sought for the one thing that could be his salvation: shelter.
The tree overhead spattered rain on his face and he gagged. “Wherever shall we go?” he shouted over his shoulder.
Through the rain, hooves cantered to him. Cattail, the old captain of the guard who had considered himself banished with his prince, reined up beside him. “Your Highness, I believe we’ve found a path,” he said, wiping rain from his face.
Silas sighed. “Not ‘your highness’ anymore, Cattail. Don’t you recall?”
Cattail ignored him. Per usual. “Nathan is from around here. Follow me back this way.”
~The Snow Maiden
What do you think of my lovely snippets? Please tell me you're intrigued. And I'm sure you're wondering why I am not working on Wings. TBH, I am too. Watched takes precedent right now. :P I will be getting to Wings ASAPossible, though, so...
- Lots of renovations on my house. We're getting doors and floors replaced all over the place and the floor needs grout and every time somebody says "grout" this is what comes to mind:
- So yeah.
- The little girl who's been staying with us is going to a different host family, so prayer for her, please.
- I got to visit with my best friends quite a bit. That makes me very happy. I'm technically an introvert, but... I love people. #Paradox #ExtrovertedIntrovert
- It's ice cream season here in New England and I'm loving it.
- Some of our friends from North Carolina visited and it was great to see people from home.
- I'm preparing for some travel coming up! I'm going away for a weekend ALONE and it'll be my first time flying completely alone. *gulp* Prayers appreciated!
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a dystopia to write. Peace out.
How was your month? Are you