I originally came across this tag at The Lovely Pages Reviews, and then I got tagged by Victoria at Carton-Manette-Darnaya couple of days later, so I couldn’t resist doing taking part (because I am way too obsessed with Hamilton).
However, I got sidetracked and delayed writing this post for a few months… But we’re not going to talk about that! Instead, let’s talk about Hamilton. If you have yet to hear about this wonderful musical, all you need to know is that it tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, it’s hip-hop, and it’s written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, an absolute genius. Seriously, just go and listen to the soundtrack right now.
I’m done with my third year of university! Honestly, I’m still not used to being able to say that. I can’t believe that I’ve only got one year left! (Well, unless I failed this year and have to retake or something….) Anyway, May for me was filled with revision and exams. However, I did get to do some fun stuff – I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (it was fabulous), went to a Eurovision party (of course), and helped out at a bike race. So May actually ended up being pretty good, considering all the exams that happened!
Top Ten Tuesday is an absolutely wonderful bookish tag which involves making lists(!) of books(!), and is hosted by fabulous blog The Broke and the Bookish.
Unsurprisingly, I am in love with this topic. (And I already know it’s going to lead me to adding plenty of books to my tbr once I start visiting other blogs). And let’s be honest, there are so many exciting books coming out so there was no way I was going with only ten. So there is a slight risk of your tbr exploding if you read on. But hey, don’t blame me!
First off, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Marie Lu’s Legendseries. I liked the first book, not so keen on the second, and then never read the third after hearing spoilers about the ending. However, I’d seen good things about the Young Elites (and also I bought the trilogy for a fiver) so I thought I’d read it.
My thoughts? I’m very confused about how I feel about this book. On the one hand, there were so many things that I loved! And on the other, boredom and disappointment.
It’s almost summer!! It’s only a few more weeks until I’m done with third year (which is exciting and also terrifying because it means I graduate next year). How’s my April been? Well, most of it was lovely – Easter holidays, church holiday, barn dances, games nights – but there was the matter of coursework, class tests, and revision. Overall though, April has been fantastic.
Have you ever thought about your dream author panel? Which authors would be there? What they would be speaking about?
Personally, I’d never considered this before but then Eventbrite inspired me to put together my dream author panel, and I couldn’t resist taking part!
However, I couldn’t just stick to one panel – I have far too many favourite authors for that! I went a little over the top and came up with five panels instead (I mean, I started off with about ten, so really you’re lucky that I cut it down). Like I said, I have way too many favourite authors.
Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas & V. E. Schwab
My favourite genre has to be fantasy, so clearly my ultimate book panel would be dedicated to it. And these three authors are all incredible (although I think V. E. Schwab is my favourite of the three). I’d love to hear about how they came up with their fantasy worlds.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful book blog The Broke and the Bookish, and is a chance for bloggers to get insanely excited about books!
I was a massive fangirl at school. I watched everything, I’d go on tumblr and fangirl about my favourite shows/books/films, and fandoms were a popular topic of conversation at school.
Then I got to university and suddenly had no time to do anything, so I watch far less stuff nowadays. Which I’m actually really happy about, because it means I can concentrate on my favourites! Speaking of favourites, I’m going to share my favourite fandoms with you today for top ten tuesday, and I’d love to hear what your favourites are!
So what’s my favourite tv show ever? It has to be Merlin. I’ve loved this show ever since it first aired, and I have yet to stop enjoying it. I’m in the middle of rewatching it for the millionth time (although I haven’t managed to rewatch those final two episodes yet because the pain just isn’t worth it).