What I’m Loving Wednesday: 11/29/17

Happy Wednesday! Whooooaaaa we’re halfway there. I hope all of your weeks are going well so far. Two more days, peeps. We can do it.


What I’m Listening to…

If you’re not sold by the amazing playlist name, STEVE’S MORNING HAIR GROOVES, you’ll be convinced by the eclectic mix of hits from the 80s. I’ve been listening this as a pump up playlist every morning this week and it’s legit. And it’s all in homage to my favorite STRANGER THINGS’ character, Steve.

 


What I’m Watching…

This week was the annual Arrowverse crossover event between SUPERGIRL, THE FLASH, ARROW, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. I’m a religious watcher of Supergirl and The Flash, but I know enough about Legends and Arrow to understand what’s going on.  I still have to watch Part 4 (I bailed for This Is Us) but the first three parts were awesome. I’ll say it again: DO NOT WRITE OFF THE CW. I still think they have awesome programming. I’m excited for BLACK LIGHTNING to be added into the mix.

PS, everyone run to go see WONDER in theatres. But bring tissues and prepare to be emotionally destroyed.


What I’m Reading…

I’m about a quarter into THUNDERHEAD, the sequel to SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman and I’m SO happy to be back in this post-natural death world, where highly respected citizens known as Scythes are responsible for keeping the human population level manageable by “gleaning” aka executing people who fit certain categories. It’s a little morbid, pretty dark, and full of conspiracy and creepy surveillance (the Thunderhead). I’m breezing through this and loving it. Add this series to your TBR!


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What I’m Thankful For | 2017 Edition

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Happy Turkey Day (or for me, Happy Spaghetti Day), dear Americans!

I think we can all agree that this year has been hard, but we’re almost done, peeps! We made it! I think every day we’re all in need of some sort of escape, and I’m thankful for the following things for doing that for me…

Thank you…

  • YA Fantasy Authors for getting me into fantasy books for the first time since Harry Potter (and in that vein…)
  • Latinx music artists for upping the ante this year. I am loving all the Spanish in mainstream pop.
  • Tyler Posey, please stay on Jane the Virgin for forever.
  • Harry Potter for still being awesome after all these years and helping me fall asleep every night.
  • Ben Platt for his role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Thank you for playing a character with anxiety so accurately and compassionately and absolutely making my summer trip to NYC.
  • Jem Carstairs for being the ultimate book boyfriend. I wish I could claim you as my parabatai.
  • The CW for proving that Friday night programming can actually be quality. PS Everyone go watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin.
  • This Is Us & Stranger Things for beating that pesky sophomore slump. I’m SO invested in both shows right now. Shout out to Joe Keery and his fabulous hair.
  • Wonder Woman for being the first superhero film that I’ve actually liked in a long time. And Gal Gadot for just kicking ass in general.
  • Zac Efron for making a musical again and making my teenaged dreams come true.
  • Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan for each having AMAZING solo releases. People make fun of me less for still being a #1 1D STAN.
  • Dashboard Confessional for FINALLY releasing new music!!

and…

  • Every single publisher that has sent me books or approved my read requests. I am so incredibly happy to get more involved in the publishing world.