Weekly Wrap Up | February #2-3

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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin // ★★★★.5 // I truly enjoyed this mystery book. I feel like this is a great one for people used to reading YA, and who want to pick up more adult books too. It has two timelines: one set in 1995, when Tessie is a teenager, and one in current times. So you have both her adult and teenage perspective, which I found really interesting!

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman // ★★★★★ // This will be on my favorites of the year list, I can already tell. It’s one of (if not the) best contemporary book I have ever read. I ended up watching Alice Oseman’s YouTube videos too, about her writing process for her third book (which comes out this year and I am SO EXCITED). I have a review for this one coming up soon.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers // ★★★★★ // Another YA contemporary that blew me away. I have a full review of this coming soon too, but I’ll just say that this should be required reading in high school.

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui // ★★★★ // I went on Netgalley for the first time in a while and request a bunch of stuff again. (Someone stop me, by the way). This was one of those I requested. It’s a graphic memoir of Thi Bui’s life as a Vietnamese-American woman, and her parents’ lives in Vietnam and the US. It’s honestly so good, and I’ll have a full review for it up this week.

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I watched Captain America: Civil War for the first time last weekend! In retrospect, I should’ve watched The Avengers: Age of Ultron before because SPOILERS in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are aplenty. I did enjoy it though. I’ve always loved Captain America, but I can’t help but side mostly with Iron Man here. For the most part here, Cap was being a giant asshole and Tony just trying to do the right thing -which wasn’t always actually the right thing, but at least he was trying.

I also went to the cinema with one of my friends to watch La La Land. I’d heard so many incredible things about it so I knew I had to see it. We both really enjoyed it. I think I may write a full movie review on this one, if that’s something you’d like to see.

I’m still keeping up with Shadowhunters. I’m going to be honest: Simon, Magnus & Alec truly make that series for me. I like the others too -but those especially. 

I also watched a few episodes of The Magicians (although I’m still on season 1). And I watched a few Supergirl episodes, but I’m not caught up yet. 

I also watched the first episode of Santa Clarita Diet, which I thought was really funny. And I’ve watched the first 3 episodes of Riverdale, which I’m really enjoying so far! I have never read any of the Archie comics, so I’m unfamiliar with the source material. And I might just watch episode 4 tonight.

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What happened in real life? 

I had a ‘foodfest’ one evening last week in support of the badminton club of someone we know. I had my first veggie burger, and it was actually really nice! We’re not going to talk about the second one though… 

I had a lovely evening with a friend, where we had the biggest ice creams ever (mine had whipped cream, brownie chunks and chocolate sauce on it) and afterwards we saw La La Land. It was great!

I booked an Airbnb for #YALC this summer, and I’m really excited about it. 

I bought a new pair of glasses! I am in love with them.

I’ve started the hunt for a apartment to rent. Which is an entire nightmare on its own.

So that was my week! How was yours? What did you read, watch and/or do? I hope you’ll all have a lovely week to come. 

Weekly Wrap Up | February #2-3

10 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up | February #2-3

  1. 1) Ice cream is the best. 2) I’m so so glad to see you loved All the Rage. I loved that book when I read it. It broke me b/c that shit really happens. Like If I didn’t know that the book had to have been written prior to the event, I would’ve sworn she took that story from the headlines in my smalltown. So it just hit me really hard. It’s such an important book.


      1. It didn’t happen to me. But there was a girl in my town who three guys raped. But they got off without serious jail time because their daddy’s were rich and a major part of the community… So heartbreaking.


        1. What the hell… I’ll never understand. It’s so disgusting to me, how people can defend rapists and say they are from a “good family” or they are “good boys with a bright future”. Probably, so was the victim but the victim didn’t have a choice…


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