I take in a lot of things in a short amount of time.
So I’ve decided to break said things down into monthly sections where on the last day of each month I just make little lists of things that I have seen and liked throughout the month!
Man, I barely read at all this month! Understandable because of school. I only read on my bus ride to and from school so that’s like only an hour a day if I don’t get distracted…
I Hunt Killers – This’ll probably creep you out for a second but I’m really interested in serial killers and psychopaths. Not in the I-relate-to-them-so-much or the I-think-what-they-do-is-great way but just in a purely curious and intrigued way. So reading this book that puts you in the brain of said person-type was actually pretty cool (yet disturbing) and definitely made me want to read more.
Splintered – Man, this book was just weird. It was supposed to be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland but it just ended up being creepy and twilight-esque and did not make sense at all. I didn’t know what was happening half the time and the amount of adoration both boys had for the main girl, Alyssa, was slightly nauseating. I do have to mention that the connections and plot twists in the book were genuinely interesting; like something mentioned at the beginning of the book turns out to be useful and important later on and you would have never guessed so that was a plus! Obviously it has a sequel(s??) but I’m on the fence over whether I should take the time to read it…
Etiquette & Espionage – This book could’ve been so much better!! But it wasn’t!! I was rooting for it!! Maybe it didn’t help that it was kind of an earlier spinoff of another series set in the same world. But still, the characters were like 12 so you couldn’t really relate to what they were doing and there was a cutish romantic subplot but again they were 12 so you felt creepy wishing anything would happen. The actual plot I found kind of dumb like when would the lead girl (SOPHRONIA LIKE WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THAT) would care that much about something that was really none of her business. It had some funny parts but overall not my favourite.
The Dream Thieves – I enjoyed this book despite myself. Even though it was confusing and attempted to be poetic and went over my head sometimes, I actually liked it a lot. My theory is that I am attached to all the characters in some way or another. There’s none that I think are dumb and pointless and they all have interesting lives and stories behind them. There were some amazing moments in the book where I was dying to know what happened next which is always a good thing but really just getting to know Ronan and Gansey and Adam and Blue and even the Grey Man that sold this book for me.
All the good movies came out last month… There was The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Frozen and Catching Fire which were all hits in my book! But I did manage to watch some this month:
The Book Thief – Having read and adored the book first, I thought I was be ready for the movie. I wasn’t. They did a fantastic job of adapting this book to the screen, everything stayed so close to what happened and the actors chosen were fantastic (little Rudy was legitimately adorable) To tell the truth, I had forgotten most of the plot by this point and was basically recalling it as it happened before my eyes… BUT I did remember the ending and me and the friend I went to see it with were literally already sniffling before the thing happened and when it did oh man we were done there were so many tears and the snot would not stop but it was so beautifully done that I can’t hate on it. Man, why are the best books the ones that make you cry?
New Year’s Eve – Wow whole different pace than the previous movie here. I’m very late to the party for all things chickflick so this was no exception. I had watched Valentine’s Day over the summer and actually thought it was very cute so I decided to go for it while my mother and sister were catching up on Sherlock. And again, it was very cute! I had a hard time in the beginning wrapping my head around who was who but after that got all sorted then it was very fun to just watch everything unfold. Pretty predictable, even that part where people wanted to meet up with each other I called who it was going to be and gloated to myself for a full 2 seconds. Enjoyed the male leads in the movie, you can never go wrong with Zac Efron, Josh Duhamel (who basically just won all the awards in my books like man can you not look this good please and thanks?) and Ashton Kutcher.
A little lazy in the music department actually this month, didn’t add too many songs to the ol’ itunes but here’s the ones I did!
James (Never Change) – Allstar Weekend (PERFECT 1 PERSON DANCE PARTY SONG)
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High – Arctic Monkeys (competeing with FOB for longest title, I see)
Do I Wanna Know – Arctic Monkeys
Rocks Into Rivers – Seabird
And there you have it! I hope you have as much fun discovering these things (if you haven’t already) as I did! Tell me your top three in these three categories for the month of January in the comments below!