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Beginning Vacation 2016

My third university semester is over!

Status: halfway done cleaning through all the mess that piled up during the semester (I found several old papers that I want to read through – a Samuel Johnson and Les Misérables paper, for instance)

Listening to: this gorgeous siren playlist

Book last read: I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue this morning – such a good book. I am torn between my favourite character being Adam Parrish or Noah Czerny.

Movie last watched: Yesterday I watched Disney’s Descendants with my best friend Emma. While the Disney Channel movies/shows aren’t my favourite thing in the world, I quite enjoyed this movie. It follows the characters from Melissa de la Cruz’s Isle of the Lost – the children of Maleficent (Mal), Jafar (Jay), the Evil Queen (Evie), and Cruella de Ville (Carlos – who is a precious child who must be protected at all costs). Given a chance at another life in the Kingdom of Auradon, among the Disney heroes and their children, the four children suddenly find themselves realizing that being good actually feels really good.

Before that, it was The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones. While I like the casting of Shadowhunters better, I found the movie closer to the book and I really quite enjoyed it. While Clary (Lily Collins), Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower), Simon, and Luke were portrayed closer to how they are in the book, I think Alec and Isabelle were made much too aloof. I miss Matthew Daddario’s Alec in Shadowhunters. 🙂

(movie trailer | show trailer)


Anyway, I’m just really looking forward to this summer. I’ve got a short story writing class starting on Thursday and I have a big pile of books on my couch waiting for me. Next on my list is The Raven King. Once I get relaxed enough, I hope to start writing regular book reviews again. 🙂

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“I think it’s crazy how you’re in love with all those raven boys.”

A few books I’d like to finish: The Demon King, The Once and Future King, Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, The Help, Orwell’s 1984, Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

Some books on my to-read list: The Ilyiad, Tess of the D’Ubervilles, City of Glass, The Secret History by Donna Tart, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvatr, Northanger Abbey, Dracula, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Shakespeare’s CymbelineOthello, The Tempest

Some books to re-read: The Lord of the Rings (for my capstone project – but any excuse!), a couple Kit Pearson books, The Postman, my friend Gina Marinello-Sweeney’s book I Thirst (the sequel is in the mail), and a couple Regina Doman books


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