The month of January really felt like a whole freaking year, but that also means that a lot has happened and I got a decent amount of reading done. After the reading slump that was 2019, I am really happy to have found my groove again, because I have missed books. Here’s what I have read recently (and the books being almost color-coordinated is pure coincidence):
- A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness (3.5 stars)
- This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire (3 stars)
A sweet compilation of love letters and break-up stories curated by YouTuber Will Darbyshire. It’s beautiful in its simiplicity.
- The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (4 stars)
- Fleabag: Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (5 stars)
These are the filming scripts from the TV show Fleabag (both seasons) and some notes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge. That woman is one of my idols, so all I can say is – it was perfect! (Truly like watching it all over again.)
As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! For the books that I have written reviews for, you can find them by clicking on the titles above.
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have already heard the big news. I have submitted all necessary paperwork for a working holiday visa for Canada. In other words, if my application goes through *fingers crossed* I will be able to go to Canada for an entire year WITH an open work permit, allowing me take any job without a company having to sponsor my stay. It has long been my wish to return to Vancouver, so this would be a dream come true and a possible first step towards a more permanent stay on the long run. Wish me luck!
FAVOURITE THINGS OF THE MONTH
No lie, I am so immensely proud of my Geralt of Rivia drawing! The Witcher was binged by me back in December, but I couldn’t get Henry Cavill out of my head, so I drew this at a later time. I think it’s my best drawing yet. And I really, really wanted to do the rest of the cast, but I am not sure I am even able to do that.
This was my attempt at Yennefer, but it just … doesn’t look like her? I am proud of the drawing, because it looks life-like and cool and it has the kind of eyes that follow you around he room, but it just isn’t … Yennefer. I could not replicate the Geralt magic …
Something else I absolutely loved this past month was Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. My love for this movie knows no bounds and I will talk about that in a little more detail in an upcoming binge-watching post, but just let me tell you, that it’s fantastic. I laughed, giggled, cried, gasped and generally felt pure joy watching some of my favourite actors and actresses get directed by one of my favourite directors. This drawing of Jo is my latest artistic endeavor and the level I am currently at. It’s not as great as the Geralt of Rivia one, but I will keep trying.
TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED
- What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #25
- What I’ve Been Binge-Watching #26
- A Discovery of Witches: Book vs. TV Show
I hope you had a good start into the new year and a survived the first month with not too many quarrels. Here’s to a good month of February!