Life: the weather has been pretty good lately! I went to a park nearby with my boyfriend and I fell asleep while reading, haha. I also had a nice day of shopping with my mother and sister. I went to the beach for a delicious dinner with family & boyfriend, I had the first Game of Thrones series day with friends and a lovely evening over at my boyfriend’s brother where I kicked their butts with darts. I also had another bookclub meeting tonight, where we discussed Emma from Jane Austen and ate sushi.
School: we had to give a presentation ever week and I had one this month. It makes me feel sick for days, but in the end I got a 7. We talked about different topics these past weeks: Antibiotic resistance, hospital diseases, zoonosis and other upcoming hospital diseases. It’s unbelievable how many outbreaks there actually are! I have a lot of ‘free’ time now to prepare for my upcoming test about all the subjects, a review about a self-picked topic and preparations for my intern for 3 months. My intern will be a research on biofilms on swimming pool toys, like those noodles. Not something I’m very interested in, but I had to do something.. My review will be about prevention from biofilms on medical equipment, but I’m still not sure what specifics I’m going to choose. I’m stressing out!
1. Karen Foxlee – Ophelia and the Marvelous boy (3.5/5)
2. A.C Gaughen – Lady thief (5+) *fangirls*
3. J. Nelle Patrick – Tsarina (3/5)
4. Brandy Purdy –The Boleyn Bride (3/5)
5. Julie Murphy – Side effects may vary (2.5/5)
6. Dan Wells –Ruins (4.5/5)
7. Cathrynne M. Valente – The girl who ruled fairyland for a while (novella, 3/5)
8. Michelle Diener – The golden apple (3/5)
9. Gabel & Klam – Elusion (3/5)
10. Katherine Ewell – Dear killer (1/5)
11. Colleen Oakes – Queen of hearts (3.5/5)
12. Sarah Strohmeyer – Smart girls get what they want (4/5)
13. Yvonne Ventresca – Pandemic (2/5)
14. Julie Kagawa – The forever song (4.5/5)
15. Sarah Strohmeyer – The secrets of Lily Graves (2.5/5)
16. Veronica Roth – Divergent (5/5 re-read)
17. Veronica Roth – Insurgent (3/5 re-read)
18. Anthology – Dear bully (3.5/5)
I am binge-watching The office with my boyfriend. It’s so hilarious and I love Michael Scott. Jim/Pam are also adorable and Dwight *snickers* We’re watching season 6 now.
I went to the cinema with some friends to see Ride Along, it was funny. I saw That awkward moment with my sister, more romantic than funny, but we liked it.
I’ve started re-watching season 3 of OUAT with my sister. The new season has started and I’ve missed it so much! Lots of Emma/Hook moments so far, my shipper heart is happy.
I’m still up to date with the Big Bang Theory, 2 broke girls, Originals and New Girl.
I finally saw Pitch Perfection, one of my sisters favorite movies, and it was cute.
I re-watched Identity Thief, I love the part where she starts singing in the car.
Last night I went to The book thief in the cinema with my sister and it was awkward. I was sobbing all the way, haha. That doesn't happen most of the times, but damn. What a beautiful movie, despite some changes. The cast was really good too. They did the book justice.
Goodreads: 40 / 115 (35%), 13 books ahead.
TBR pile: 11 / 21. (52%)
Review pile: 19 / 21. (90%)
Dystopian: 6 /19. (32%)
Series: 3 / 12. (25%)
Fairy tale: 11 / 16. (69%)
Bingo: 18/ 25 squares. (72%)
For some reason, I am loved by Rafflecopter, because I was picked again for the giveaway on A reader of fictions. I picked The winner’s curse by Marie Rutkoski.
I also broke my book buying ban & requesting ban, but I did it with a good reason. You see, I’ve been wanting to read Feather Bound from the moment I read the blurb, because it says ‘twisted truth of Cinderella.’ I also enjoyed Cassandra Rose Clarke’s other series and The Wizard’s promise is a spin-off, so I had to request it (and look at the gorgeous covers!) I’ve been enjoying all the publications from Strange Chemistry, so I snatched Essence away too.
I think we all have those publishers who deny us no matter what *looking at you Disney Hyperion*, so I wasn’t expecting to get accepted for this book from Disney press. I’m so happy they did! I’ve been looking for a good mermaid book for a while, so I hope Deep blue is the one. I was also accepted for Whisper Falls.
When I went to the bookshop I found two books I couldn’t resist buying. Days of blood and starlight has been on my wish list for a while now and since I love fantasy, I couldn’t ignore the hardcover from City of a thousand dolls. I didn’t get the pretty cover for Days of blood and starlight, but it was only 7 euro’s. When I looked in the new section I was surprised by a copy of The assassin’s blade! So yeah, I HAD to buy it. I’m a fangirl of this series and I loved the novella’s. I’m not ashamed for breaking my ban, because it’s the first time in 2 months I bought something.
That’s it for this month! Do you have any highlights when it comes to your personal life? Or just something you like to share about this month? What were the best books you’ve read? Which series/movies did you watch? Any recommendations?