It is time for the sun to shine, for the birds to sing, for the flowers to grow. For my first holiday of the year where I can read and read and maybe do a bit of sight seeing to. I mean, it is raining a lot…still…like it won’t stop. But who cares, when you’re that much closer to summer? This is March.
Now, I know I haven’t shut up about this book for the last month, nut it is for good reason. This book was/is BEAUTIFUL. Dealing with grief, puberty, first love and sex, Jandy Nelson’s writing is contemporary cocaine. I talk about this beauty of a book here in a review, and also a little bit in this week’s TTT.
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.
TV: How To Get Away With Murder
HTGAWM is back, and I hadn’t even realised! A show that isn’t highly publicized in the U.K, I found this show through GIFs on Tumblr. And I was hooked ever since. The second season is over and I’m currently play catch up which means no weekly waiting!
How To Get Away With Murder follows the academic careers of five law students and their law professor/boss, Annalise Keating, where everyone is awful but so interesting at the same time. So much mystery and tension! If you like crime thriller reads, this show is perfect for you!
Instagram, from the get go, has been one of my fave social medias, but this month I took an impromptu trip to Spain with the fam, and Instagram suddenly became my rock. Lost in the world of dodgy wi-fi hotspots, Instagram was my only gateway to the rest of the online world. While I have a book blog and a booklr, Insta is not a bookstagram for me, but many a things, including a travel…stagram.
Place: Malaga, Spain
I don’t think I’ve been on holiday this early in the year. Holidays are saved for the months of July and August, but a spontaneous climbing holiday to Spain was on the cards, and so I took it. When it comes to Spain, I’ve only been to Teneriefe, that’s it. I’ve never actually been to mainland Spain, ate Tapas, or danced the Flamenco. And while I…still didn’t do those things, I got to immerse myself in the beautiful city of Malaga during off-season, where it’s so much better. No drunk lads, no all inclusives, no tacky shops (well, maybe some), just sun, ice-cream, and fabulous views.
Youtube: Lucy Moon (meowitslucy)
Lucy Moon just oozes cool. As well as having a hipster cool name, she’s a whizz with editing and getting that aesthetic. Her videos are creative, insightful, and entertaining. She’s what you would call a ‘small youtuber’; she’s got less than 100k, but she’s peddling out content that millions should watch. Her videos mainly consist of lifestyle tips, topics about uni, feminism, and starting your own channel. She has a series called ‘168 Hours’ where we get to glimpse into her life of work and travel.
I hope she gets bigger, she deserves it. Here’s one my favourite videos of hers.
Music: The 1975
I had no idea The 1975 were so popular until their second album dropped and everyone was talking about it. I loved their self-titled album and I love this one, which is slightly more poppy. But who doesn’t love a bit of pop? Their songs of love, loss, sex, and youth are all back lit with neon lights and leather jackets. I told you I love aesthetics, didn’t I?
Some of the best songs from them include the most famous Chocolate, along with Girls, The City, and Sex. Top dogs on their recent album include The Sound and Somebody Else, the latter of which I have a special fondness for.