It’s time for another weekly update! Keep reading to find out the books I read this past week as well as what I plan on reading next! I also mention both films and television series that I have been watching. But first, let’s start with a quick life update!
So I definitely skipped posting one of these catch-up posts last week. It was just such a busy week for me, so I’ve decided to recap the past two weeks for you today!
There were two huge events last weekend, one being the 150th birthday of my home country Canada and the other being that two of my best friends got married on Canada Day! So last week contained a lot of prepping and gathering last minute things to get ready for the wedding! I was in the bridal party and this was the first time I have ever been in a bridal party before! I always wanted to be a flower girl when I was a kid, but sadly I never had the opportunity. Clearly I’m too old for that now, but I did get to be a bridesmaid (secretly and unofficial/undercover flower girl haha)! I feel like myself and a few other bridesmaids were feeling a little more anxious than the bride herself, but we all managed to take a deep breath and enjoy the big day!
The day after the wedding was basically a write off. We stayed up until about 5 AM before I crashed at my friends place that night. By the time I got back home to my own bed by 2 PM the next day, I crashed until about 10:30 PM. Basically my whole Sunday was gone which was why I decided to skip the catch-up post for last week. Thanks to Canada Day, I also had Monday off of work because the stat holiday fell on a weekend. It was a great day to catch up on some reading. I finished Want by Cindy Pon and I also started and finished Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, but you’ll see more about that below!
Because of the shortened work week, not a lot happened, but I did have the opportunity to go and see Baby Driver with my sister on Friday night! You’ll also be able to read more about that below, but just know that it was pretty awesome! Other than that I was hoping to have a bit more of a chill and relaxing weekend, which I definitely think I needed!
Here’s a little bonus video my sister made of my best friend’s wedding ❤
Recently Finished: Want by Cindy Pon & Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley & Orange by Ichigo Takano
I’ve been meaning to read Want by Cindy Pon for a while now, ever since it’s cover grabbed me when I first saw it a couple of months ago! It did not disappoint! I absolutely loved the story and the characters. it’s hard for me to find science fiction novels that I end up enjoying, so I’m glad I’m able to add another to my small list! I also found the perfect contemporary novel in Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley! I read this book in two evenings and I probably could have read it in a single day if I had the time! It was brilliant and I highly recommend it! I also started reading The Last Magician, which you’ll find out more about soon, but I decided to take a mini break to read Orange by Ichigo Takano and oh my god it is perfect. I literally just finished it before typing up this post and oh my god it hit me in all of the feels, I can’t wait to read book 2!
Currently Reading: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes + The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
I’m currently about 100 pages away from finishing Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes! It has taken me a while to finally pick up this second book after reading this first one but I’m so glad that I finally did! It’s been great to get back into this series again! I also started reading The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell! This book is definitely going to take me a while to read, but so far the writing style is pretty amazing! I can’t wait to see where this story goes!
Upcoming: Spider-Man Homecoming & Valerian & The City Of A Thousand Planets
Of course, Spiderman is next on my list! I’m hoping to see it next week at some point! The week after that is the release date for Valerian which I’m also super excited to watch! I just got the first volume of the graphic novel so hopefully I can read that before going out to watch it!
Currently finished binging: N/A
I haven’t binged anything or finished watching a series in a while now. I thought I would finish Orange Is The New Black a lot sooner than this, but I’ve kind of just forgotten about it to be honest.
Currently watching/binging: Orange Is The New Black & Shadowhunters + Sailor Moon
As mentioned above, I’m still watching Orange Is The New Black, but I’ve kind of taken a little bit of a break from it. I’m just really bored of it at the moment. I also just caught up on Shadowhunters yesterday. I’m not sure why this show is such a guilty pleasure for me because it really is’t all that good, but I just can’t stop watching! I’ve also recently decided to re-watch all of Sailor Moon! I’m taking it pretty slow though! No need to rush through this classic nostalgic gem!
Currently listening to: BTS & Monsta X
This really shouldn’t be a surprise at this point.
There you have it! My weekly update for the past two weeks!
Thank you for reading!