SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT OF MY READING SLUMP. That is all.
I had another pretty calm week this week which was wonderful. I’ve really enjoyed these quieter weeks lately as my life had been pretty busy throughout September. It has been busy at work, but in a good way! We’ve been taking part in a campaign to raise money to donate to various charities and it’s been a busy week of trying to keep the office engaged, but so far it’s really been paying off! We have one more week to raise money and we have a lot of awesome events lined up to do so!
On a little side note, I’ve been trying really hard to learn how to speak Korean for the past two weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my friend and I are heading to Seoul in March, as well as Osaka and Kyoto! She’s been learning to speak Japanese for a while now and I’ve always wanted to learn a new language and felt inspired! I’m going to try my best to learn as much as I can before my trip in 5 months! Here’s my name in Hangul: 마리아
In other Korean related news, my pre-order of BTS’ new album Love Yourself: Her finally came in the mail! Next time instead of pre-ordering I think I might just head over to Koreatown and pick it up on its release date as I would get it a lot quicker! I absolutely love the album though and it came with a few little goodies here and there! Way to make me start buying CDs again Kpop!
It was also my sister’s birthday on Friday so we did a bit of Karaoke on Friday night which is always a lot of fun. My parents’ anniversary is also on the same day as her birthday, so let’s just say I had a lot of gift cards to purchase this week!
Recently Finished: Release by Patrick Ness By Your Side by Kasie West
I finally had the chance to pick up Release by Patrick Ness a.k.a. one of my favourite authors. It was a little strange, but in the best way possible. I absolutely loved it! You can check out my review here. I also finished reading By Your Side by Kasie West. I initially picked it up with the intention of reading something light and fluffy to help me get out of my reading slump. I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would! You can check out my full review here.
Currently Reading: The Temptation Of Adam by Dave Connis & We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
As mentioned above, I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. When it comes to listening to audiobooks, I’m fine…but when it comes to actually picking up a physical book, I’m having a tough time. That’s why The Temptation Of Adam by Dave Connis has been in the Currently Reading section of my weekly catch-ups for a little while now. I’m enjoying it so far, but I just can’t find the will to pick up a book when I get home from work lately. However, I have decided to re-read one of my favourite books of all time, We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, but this time as an audiobook. I absolutely LOVE this book and you can check out my initial review here!
Next Up: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix & Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Next up, I’m hoping to read two books that are more on the spooky side which would be ideal for the month of October! Spook-a-thon has come and gone and I barely participated, but I still would love to read some more spooky books before the month is over! The first book I’d like to pick up next would have to be Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. This book has been on my TBR for a long time now and I absolutely loved his novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism, so I’m thinking that I’ll really like this one! I also would love to pick up Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. I only recently spotted this one at a book store and I loved its cover so I added it to my TBR list! I’m definitely a cover buyer, so I hope this one is worth it!
Recently Watched: N/A
I haven’t watched a single movie since I was at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, so this section has been a little empty lately. However, I did just post a review of one of the films I saw at the festival, Kodachrome! You can check out my full review here!
Currently Watching: This Is Us Season 2, Star Trek Discovery, American Horror Story Season 7, Mindhunter Season 1 & Riverdale Season 2
Well, I’ve been on a roll lately when it comes to watching television. A lot of my favourites are back, as well as a lot of new ones that I wanted to check out! I’ve been catching up on This Is Us with my mom, but I think we’re still an episode or two behind! Gotta catch up on that one soon! I’ve also been watching Star Trek: Discovery with my parents and we’re also behind an episode on that one! I’m already falling behind, what else is new? A show I am caught up on though is American Horror Story: Cult. I’m not sure how I’m feeling about this season so far, but American Horror Story is just one of those shows that leaves so many questions unanswered that I need to keep watching until the end. I also started watching Mindhunter on Netflix and I’m not sure how I feel about that one yet either. I’m not loving it as much as I thought I would so far. I am only 2 episodes in though, so I think I’ll give it more of a chance before I dismiss it. I also just watched the first episode of Riverdale and I’m excited for it to be back!
Next Up: Stranger Things Season 2 & The Walking Dead Season 8
Who else is super amped for the new season of Stranger Things?! I literally will not be leaving my house until I have binged the entire thing. I absolutely cannot wait! I’m also pretty excited about the return of The Walking Dead tonight! I’m actually pretty proud of myself for keeping up with all of these seasons without falling behind! It’s been a favourite of mine for a while now and I can’t wait to see what happens to the gang in this new season!
Currently Listening To: O Sole Mio by SF9
Guys…they say my name…that is all.
As always, thank you for reading!