March 2016: the quiet month
Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (re-read)
The Skylighter by Becky Wallace
Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 7
Total pages read: 6,464
Average rating: 3.4
2/7 (29%) standalones, 5/7 (71%) series
3/7 (43%) paper, 3/7 (43%) pixels, 1/7 (14%) audio
Total books read: 18
Total pages read: 4,088
Average rating: 3.6
17% standalones, 83% series
39% paper, 56% pixels, 6% audio
- A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro ★★★★
- Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison ★★★½
- Spinning Thorns by Anna Sheehan ★★½
- The Skylighter by Becky Wallace ★★★★
- Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler ★★★½
- Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2016
- Top Ten Books On My Spring 2016 TBR List
- Book Haul #32: Which… Oops.
- My 10 Most Recent 5 Star Reads
- Most Wanted: April 2016
On the Big Screen
TV Series:House of Cards: It’s funny, I’m not the biggest fan of the series (though I’ll admit it’s good) but I watched the new season way before the rest of my family and friends. And it was GOOD. So much better than season 3. I actually started cheering on the Underwoods again, which is such a weird feeling.
Nashville: Nashville is back and it’s instantly assaulting my feels again. Seriously, this show is like crack. I can never get enough. Every time the end credits come on I’m like, “NOOOOOO.” I could watch this forever.
Younger: I’ve kept up with most of my other airing shows, but Younger deserves a special mention because OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD #TeamCharles and LOLMG Game of Thrones parody and UNF this show is so fun.
Movies:The Lord of the Rings: I’d been itching to do another rewatch – as per my annual urge of “OMG MUST WATCH LOTR AGAIN NOW” – and ended up doing it with my mom over Easter break. Flawless movies are still flawless. Although I don’t have them on Blu-ray yet, and that’s something I’m gonna fix ASAP. Next time: stunning HD quality on my wonderfully huge TV. So I can swoon over every glorious millimeter of Faramir, Aragorn, and Legolas. Also, what gave me extra feels this time around? Arwen and Elrond. He’s the cutest little overprotective papa ever. (5/5)
Through My Speakers
A Dutch song (with some English lyrics throughout) for my grandmother…
(You can find a full English version here.)
In Real Life
- I participated in a Quiz, representing my company as it went head to head against other local companies. Umm, yeah, our team consisted solely of people under the age of 26. As such, we came in a shared last place. ^^; But it was a hilarious evening with lots of beer.
- Spent some time with my mom: we had a delicious fondue at the beginning of the month, and I stayed at her place last weekend for Easter, where we watched LOTR and ate lots of yummy things. We didn’t do much, but I needed that weekend to recover from the past month.
- I went to the opera with the biffle (because yeah, he’s an opera fan) – La matrimonio segreto. It was better than the ones I’ve seen before, but I’m still not a big opera fan. They repeat the same sentences like 5 times each. o_O And then it lasts 3 hours. Yeah…. Not really my thing. Anyway, then he came back to Rotterdam with me and we had a nice weekend there. We discovered the Fenix Food Factory, which is now one of my favorite places.
- But mostly this month was marked by the passing of my grandmother. It hit me harder than I expected, even though she was 87 and died peacefully in her sleep – something most people would sign for right away. My dad did come back for the funeral, so I got to spend some time with him and that was nice… but it’s been a rough month. Not a very happy month.