February 2019 Wrap-Up

This month surely had its ups and downs. I’ve been sick to the point where I missed 1.5 weeks at work, which has never happened to me ever before and drove me slowly nuts. Nonetheless, I tried my best keeping up with my shows, the blog but I only read one single book. The Light Between Worlds was an absolute joy, and if you haven’t checked out my review of it yet, you totally should (click here). There wasn’t even a doubt in my mind that I would give it 5 stars, but I don’t think it should take up more space on this wrap up. I am instead going to talk a bit more about what else happened this month.

I am not sure all of you know, but my contract at work and therefore my internship would have run out this week, but I extended it for another 6 months and will be in Berlin until the end of August. Everything after that is still pretty hazy. I have some vague ideas of where I want to go and what I want to do, but I have given myself permission to just live my life until May and figure things out after that.

THINGS I LIKED THIS MONTH

(Because I have lost the ability to narrow it down)

For those of you who know me well, it comes as no surprise that Hozier is one of my favourite artists. I’ve been lucky enough to been to his concerts twice already, I met Andrew after the one in Berlin last November and now I got to attend an event that was just the cherry on top of it all! I got guest list tickets to an exclusive Hozier album listening experience. Wasteland, Baby! will be released on March 1st, however, I already had the privilege to listen to it in its entirety last Friday (so a week in advance), with Andrew/Hozier present, with him answering questions and a brief meet and greet photo opportunity. My favourite tall bean remains the kindest and most humble being. His music is magical and perfect as always! I can’t wait for you all to be able to listen to the new songs. They are quite more upbeat than the past album.

Also, look at that glow up from November 2018 to February 2019. We looked happy in the cold, but the professional photographer really pays off.

Something you will most likely also have noticed if you follow me on Twitter is that I have become very invested in SKAM … or more truthfully it’s German and French adaptations, Druck and Skam France. I don’t even know how this started. It was something about me wanting to watch more web series, my colleague knowing an actress on Druck, me checking it out and just being swallowed by it all. I still haven’t (and probably never will) watched the original, but I do adore what I’ve been seeing thus far. Also, I have been on a war path with the French language for years now and Axel and Maxence have managed to convince me to give it another try by portraying soft but cool and sometimes dumb Lucas and Eliott. I love them so much for it! (I talked more about this, but especially Druck, in my Galentine’s Day post!)

Lastly, there are probably a couple more shows that would deserve a shout out as they got me through my sick days, but I’ve already given you so many recommendations on what to watch anyway. I am sure I will include a lot of it in future binge-watching posts anyway.

MY POSTS

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

TRAILER POSTS

I hope you had a less turbulent month than me! Did you read something nice? Did you check out some of my posts? Let’s talk!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (June 13-19)

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It’s Sunday and we all know what that means – TRAILER TIME! Let’s see what I found and because I once more wasn’t very successful in the TV department, I am just going to show you some music for movies instead! Let’s do this!

Movies

Storks

SO CUTE! “This tiny thing is now a wolf everybody!”

Moana

THAT PIG (or whatever it is) IS SO ADORABLE! NEED. TO. SEE!

Pete’s Dragon

I remember watching a way more kid-like version of this when I was younger now! I totally didn’t realise that when the first teaser came out. I think I liked my film better, but I will maybe still watch this.

Closet Monster

I have to stay this looks like a powerful coming of age piece!

Denial

This seems really intense. I had no idea there was a case like this, but I was all of 1 year old when that happened. Still, people in denial can be the worst.

Undrafted

Hmmm … usually I like sports movies … but this just looks a bit ridiculous.

Outlaws and Angels

I guess that’s what today’s Westerns look like … doesn’t seem like my thing, but Chad Michael Murray might persuade me.

Music

Hozier – Better Love (The Legend of Tarzan)

Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (Suicide Squad)

What are you going to watch? What are you excited for?

The Music Tag!

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So, I wasn’t technically officially tagged by anyone for the Music Tag, but lately sharing my favourite songs has become such a pleasure that I just had to do this tag. And Giovanna @Book Coma Blog tagged everyone so it’s totally legit!

THE RULES:

1.List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies).
2.Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.
3.Tag/link others (I am going to handle this like Giovanna and tag EVERYONE!)

SONGS: 

*click on title to get redirected to YouTube*

James Bay – Let It Go

I used to recognize myself
It’s funny how reflections change
When we’re becoming something else
I think it’s time to walk away

So come on, let it go
Just let it be
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be me

Night Beds – 22

A part of me, I call I stranger
This part of me, I find it danger
We saw the night, you fested out
Across time, well in my heart’s smile

Motopony – King of Diamonds

I’ve been looking for the king of diamonds
But the queen will work just fine
I’ve been looking for the king of diamonds
Till the dealer made you mine

Hozier – Cherry Wine

But I want it, it’s a crime.
That she’s not around most of the time.

The way she shows me I’m hers and she is mine
Open hand or closed fist would be fine
Blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine

Ruelle – Until We Go Down

And I feel it running through my veins
And I need that fire just to know that I’m awake
Erased, I missed till the break of day
And I need that fire just to know that I’m awake

Alex Clare – War Rages On

War Rages On
You’ll be on my side
Through it all
Through hard shapes on team
We still survive for the far
Please don’t pass me by
Can’t you hear me calling at you name
Forgive those things I do
Don’t turn your back when I need you

Woodkid feat. Lykke Li – Never Let You Down

Will you come along cause I’m about to leave this town
In my eyes, a waterfall, all I can hear, a siren call
Could you be waiting by the shore, oh I could drown without you
Will you be holding out the line when I fall?

Boo Rad feat. Jonathan Joseph – Q&A

When you die, do you fly? I’m just wondering.
When you sleep, do you dream? I’m just wondering.
Can you love, from above? I’m just wondering.
If you could start again, would you still make man? I’m just wondering.

Years & Years – Eyes Shut

Well Nothing’s gonna hurt me with my eyes shut.
I can see through them.
I can see through them.
I am drawing pictures I’m evading.
I will not use them.
I will not use them again.

And it starts again.
You come over with your friends.
I don’t want to talk to them.

And all I really want
It’s to start again.

RHODES – Wishes

Remember the white nights there
Didn’t I show I cared
I do
Oh, I do
wishes like the cold wind on my face
wishes that could warm a frozen lake
Oh, wishes
I’m wishin’ you away

Would you like to do that tag? Go ahead! Also, what are some lyrics that just get to you?

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

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So, I do love to share some of my favourite music and I’ve seen the Playlist Shuffle Tag swirl around for a bit now. I was so happy that Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff has tagged me now! I am a little afraid of the weird mix that is going to come out of this, but I bet it will be fun.

The Rules

Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.

*I will make 2 playlists, because I haven’t updated my iPod in ages and mostly listen to songs on YouTube now. They have the “My Mix” option on there, so I am going to use that as “shuffle”*

iPod Playlist

  1. 9 Crimes – Damien Rice
  2. Speed of Sound – Chris Bell
  3. Eisberg – Andreas Bourani
  4. Breath of Life – Florence + The Machine
  5. Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie
  6. Footloose – Blake Shelton
  7. Martha’s Theme – Murray Gold
  8. Rectifier – Daft Punk
  9. Song for No One – Miike Snow
  10. Sie sieht mich nicht – Xavier Naidoo
  11. Best Shot – Birdy & Jaymes Young
  12. Fern Beard – The Submarines
  13. Almost Paradise – Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes
  14. Capitol Letter – Patti Smith
  15. Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes

YouTube Playlist

  1. Great Summer – Vance Joy
  2. Sweet Louise – The Belle Brigade
  3. Chasing Rubies – Hudson Taylor
  4. Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar
  5. Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  6. Stronger Than Ever – Raleigh Ritchie
  7. Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
  8. Fantasy – MS MR
  9. Midnight – Coldplay
  10. Half the World Away – AURORA
  11. C’est La Vie – Stereophonics
  12. Treading Water – Alex Clare
  13. Cherry Wine – Hozier
  14. In Your Dreams – Dark Dark Dark
  15. Runnin’ (Lose It All) – Naughty Boy feat. Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin

I Tag

Anna|Astra|Cátia|Cristina|Joan|Josie|Marie|Rami|Sara|Summer

*I hope none of you have done this before, if you have, feel free to ignore it! I would love to hear of your music!*

Do you know some of the artists/songs I’ve mentioned? Some stuff I haven’t listened to in a really long while it feels like. Then there are some artists missing that I listen to quite a lot. Just click on the songs to listen to them on YouTube! I have to say that C’est La Vie and everything by Hozier, Years & Years, Rhodes, BANNERS and AURORA is instantly stuck in my head whenever I listen to it!

February 2016 Wrap-Up

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I think I once again did very well in terms of reading this month! I aimed for seven and read six – not all of them were on my TBR, but all in all I am VERY happy with the outcome. Tomorrow’s TBR will be massive and probably not realistically conquerable, but I will try anyway. So, here is what I went for last month!

24723317   24885790   26064760   17234659   27015414   Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

Additionally, I have also read:

As always, click on the titles above to get to the reviews (or on the name of the people I read the books with, to get to their reviews) and on the covers to be redirected to Goodreads!

InOtherNews

So, I’ve been at my new job for a month now! Jobiversary! I was surprised by how few books we have, but whatever! I am less tempted to buy them and that’s a good thing. We do, however, have a ginormous collection of magazines and I am still not familiar with all that we have on stock. Generally, I am starting to get the hang of it (as I should after a month), but I am still anxious whenever I close up alone or have to answer questions by customers I don’t know the answer to. Also, handling money is kind of scary hahaha But all is well! My mum keeps telling me that it is just a job, and not my life and therefore I shouldn’t put too much importance on it. I know that! Now my brain needs to catch up …

Some of you may already know this, but I went to a concert this month! What, me? YES! I used to hate concerts – all the people, the constant noise, the sweat, the pushing – I get queezy just thinking about it. I get that you want to move to the music, listen to it on full volume, see the artist up close. All that I understand utterly and completely, but I don’t like all the other people being there as well. Does that make sense? But my mum got me seat tickets for Hozier with Rhodes as opening act and it was pure perfection! You can head over to my Instagram account for blurry pictures and short snippets of the songs!

TOP TEN TUESDAY

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY

DISCUSSION POST

BOOK TAGS

TRAILERS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

OTHER POSTS

  • A Million Worlds With You (Cover Reveal)

Howwas your month? What books did you read and which ones did you love the most? You can surely expect my March TBR tomorrow! 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Songs I Wish Were Books

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It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, which is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, if you want to know more about it, you can just click on the name! Here’s what she had in mind:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were books for an example of what I mean)

It sounds like a really cool idea and I always love to share some of my favourite songs! I am not sure how exactly to explain why I would want them to be books. The lyrics or maybe the music video were probably the reason, I’ll just leave it at that for now.

I Found by Amber Run

Falling for your kidnapper? Classic story! There’s another music video that continues the story, but it leaves on a cliffhanger and I would love to know what comes afterwards!

Nature Boy by AURORA

AURORA’s voice is magical! It makes everything sound enchanted and surreal and I know that she only covers the song, but it makes me that much more intrigued about the story from the lyrics.

Bloodsport by Raleigh Ritchie

I don’t really know how to explain this. I could see a story about a poisonous relationship though.

Magnets by Disclosure feat. Lorde

This would be such a good revenge story! Put some more background info on all the characters in it and voila – new book!

From Eden by Hozier

You’ve just watched the video, right? I apparently seem to have a knack for people who connect to their abductors.

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

TayTay always has really great music videos and this one seem cool, set in old-fashioned Hollywood-ish times. Love between colleagues, regret and longing – I am totally in!

The Stranger by Lord Huron

A stranger appearing in someone’s life. Do they know each other? Suddenly they are both in danger and need to trust each other to get out of the mess.

Katie Queen of Tennesee by The Apache Relay

A tale of unrequited love – who is this Katie person? Is the guy really in love with her or only with the idea of her?

Let It All Go by BIRDY + RHODES

I imagine a heartbreaking love story, but it’s set in some sort of fantastical realm. Definitely not just a normal contemporary, yet something that pulls on your heartstrings like crazy!

Half Light by BANNERS

People drifting apart from each other, one of them is changing and the other one doesn’t understand what’s happening. They aren’t realising the full potential of who they could be.

My explanations aren’t the most detailed, so if you want to discuss bookish ideas, I’d love to do that in the comments. What are some songs you would like to see extended in form of a book? Did you know/like/dislike some of my examples? Don’t hesitate to share a link to your TTT below!

NaNoWriMo Playlist

So, I just posted about how my experience with NaNoWriMo was thus far (you can read about it in my recap of Week 1, Week 2 and the participation announcement), but I completely neglected to mention how important music is for me during the writing process. Sometimes the songs are directly connected to scenes in Break Up Buddy and others just get me pumped in general, or best case scenario inspired. Below you’ll find a list of the songs I most listened to so far, which I’ll simply title my NaNoWriMo Playlist (no need to be creative all the time). Just click on them and you’ll be redirected to a YouTube video. Happy writing to all of you!

Run Boy Run – Woodkid
Like Real People Do – Hozier
War Rages On – Alex Clare
Wasting My Young Years – London Grammar
Moving On – Paramore
Shot at the Night – The Killers
It’s Okay – Tom Rosenthal
Hunger of the Pine – alt-J
Hold Me – Tom Odell
Maps – Maroon 5
Tell Her – Rizzle Kicks
You & I – Crystal Fighters
Forever Ever – Bastille feat. Kate Tempest and Jay Brown
Of the Night – Bastille
I Found – Amber Run
Rules – Nat & Alex Wolff

What are some songs that inspire you or that you listen to during writing?