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Review: Midnight Sun

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I’m sure none of you are surprised to see me reviewing the most recent addition to the Twilight Saga. Since it’s announcement in May, 2020, Midnight Sun has been highly anticipated by anyone who lived through and thoroughly embraced the original Twilight fever – the Twihards; fighting over Team Jacob or Edward, reading late into the night by flashlight, and lining up for movie releases. My friends and I at 15 were no exception, we were obsessed.

The first thing to keep in mind when diving into this book is that it IS a Twilight book. So if you’re not a fan of sparkly vampires, binge-worthy teen dramas, and a sub-par writing style, then maybe leave this one out. And don’t ruin it for the rest of us. Also, I suggest not rereading Twilight in preparation…..

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The Art of Shelving

There is nothing more satisfying that scrolling through instagram and coming across an aesthetically pleasing shelfie. But putting together an artfully arranged bookshelf isn’t such an easy task. I still have work to do to be happy with my shelves, but here are some tips and tricks for mastering various versions of the shelf-selfie: (more…)

Recent Reads and Netflix Needs #4

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The work days are getting longer and my days off seem to get shorter and farther between. I truly feel as though I haven’t accomplished anything that is not work related over the past month and my free time has been filled with a sort vegetation that zombie’s would be proud of. I get home, my onesie is adorned, and my ass is planted on the couch to either binge all night on Netflix of to bury my nose in yet another mindless book that has absolutely no educational or universal value whatsoever.

So what have I been binging my nights away on Netflix with? A few new series and one that I’ve been meaning to watch for quite some time now. Let’s start with The Crown. Now I won’t give anything away for those who haven’t seen it yet, but this is one of the most amazingly produced shows I have ever watch. I believe it when they say it’s one of the highest production values of any show ever. The sets, costumes, music; everything is absolutely spectacular. Although I studied history in university I’m not well versed in the British Monarchy, so I can’t attest to the truth and accuracy of this story. But either way it is incredibly enjoyable. The actors are incredibly well chosen. Second is the much anticipated Series of Unfortunate Events. Surprisingly I never read these books as a child, so I have nothing but the movie with Jim Carey to base this off of. Of course it’s much better than the movie. Odd at every turn and according to those who have read the book, it’s very true to the writing. Once again Neil Patrick Harris is deemed a genius. I can’t wait to see what season two has in store.

And how have I not watched Stranger Things until now?!!! I watched the entire first season in the shortest time span I’ve ever watched a show. A true binge. I loved every second of it and I wish I could go back in time and watch it for the first time all over again. Seriously the best show I’ve seen in quite some time. Amazing. And very deserving of the awards the cast has already started racking up this awards season!

When it comes to books I’m almost embarrassed to share my recent reads with you. I dove into the realm of Nora Roberts romance novels and somehow I’m stuck. It started right after I got engaged as my Grandma lent me her “Bride Quartet” Nora Roberts series as a cute right of passage. But seeing as she had an entire library of Nora Roberts I just kept borrowing and borrowing. I’ve completed Vision in White, Bed of Roses, Savour The Moment, Happily Ever After, Chasing Fire, Reflections, and Dance of Dreams. I’m obsessed. Please, literary people, save me! I see no end here! I want more!!

What have you been watching and reading lately?

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