So, the dreaded block editor has caught up with me. I have no idea if this post will work the way I want it to at all, but I am going to try my best? To everyone’s surprise, including my own, I actually have a lot to show for this first section of the monthly wrap-up. I always use it to talk about the books I have read and I have finished a total of SIX this last month. It’s certainly one of the higher outcomes this year!
- Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia/Gabriel Picolo (4 stars)
- Teens Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia/Gabriel Picolo (4 stars)
- Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (5 stars)
- A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (4 stars)
- Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour (3 stars)
- The Black Veins by Ashia Monet (3 stars)
There’s a lot going on in The Black Veins, but I could have used a couple more breathers inbetween. Important characters get introduced even at the 70% mark and while the flirty banter and sass is fun, the calm moments (that I sometimes feel are more genuine) were rare. It’s a cool road trip story, but it’s a bit all over the place without letting you get to know anyone on a deeper level for me.
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! My own reviews you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above.
This month passed by rather quickly. I don’t even remember what I did for most of it. However, one of the highlights for me was the show Julie and the Phantoms. I did not expect to like it as much as I did, but it’s really so wholesome and sweet and the songs are real bops. If you want to check out the art I did for the show, you can always do so on my art instagram account (SO close to 400 followers there!).
I don’t know what else to tell you. I did continue with my MasterClass subscription after finishing the Natalie Portman acting class with the Shonda Rhimes class on writing for television. I got super interesting insights on Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, but also realised that Shonda works in specific ways that might not work for me. However, she did get me inspired to work on a novel with an actual outline and let me tell you, that’s rare! It could be beneficial for the upcoming NaNoWriMo though.