Monday, March 30, 2015 23:20
Monthly recap | March '15. New internship.
This post recaps my month, from personal life to books I’ve read & bought, movies and TV shows I’ve seen and links to posts that interest me.
This has been the most exhausting month so far, but I’m having a great time! I started my last internship at the hospital where I’m working alongside all the other microbiology analysts on the laboratory. This means I’m suddenly working days from 8 to 17 and when I get home I just collapse in my chair. I haven’t been able to do a lot of commenting & blog work, but let me adjust and I will get back to more blog activity soon
Back to the work: All the paperwork is signed so far and I grow more confident every day. I have worked on two different 'lists' so far and I even got to work by myself. (If you are interested: I have done urine cultures and pus) I truly enjoy what I am doing and I’m so happy to see I have made the right decision to study this.
I spent a lot of time my boyfriend and family this month. I went to the tattoo shop with my father to give him mental support and the result is stunning. I did nothing really memorable, it was just quality time at home, which is fine with me. It was great to have a relaxed month. I haven’t been able to sport often, since I’ve been feeling a little sick lately, but I hope to pick it up next month (my birthday month, yeaaaay!) The book club was fun like always and we had sushi - you can't go wrong with that.
22. J.K Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone. 5+/5. (Reread)
23. Victoria Schwab - A darker shade of magic. 5/5.
24. Cat Hellisen - Beastkeeper. 3.5/5.
25. Kate Leth & Drew Rausch - Edward Scissorhands: parts unknown. 4/5.
26. J.A White - The thickety: the whispering trees. 4/5.
27. Leah Cypess - Death marked. 3/5.
28. Alethea Kontis - Dearest. 3/5.
29. Christina Strain - The fox sister. 3/5.
30. Ransom Riggs - Hollow city. 4/5.
31. Jodi Meadows - The orphan queen. 4.5/5.
32. Marissa Meyer - Cinder. 5+/5. (Reread)
33. Paul Durham - The fork-tongue charmers. 3/5.
Mocking jay part 1, was a huge disappointment. I didn’t like the way they portrayed Katniss. She felt too whiny and weak. The plot was also very shallow, which proved to me that it’s rubbish they split the book in two movies. This was an unnecessarily, boring set-up.
Night at the museum 3: secret of the tombs, I liked it, but it gave me a bittersweet feeling. It’s really the end now, but it was overall a funny, good ending.
Guardians of the galaxy, Loved it! Groot is adorable, I loved the humor.
Dinosaur island, what the hell did I just watch? Hahaha. I thought I was going to watch the Disney movie about Dinosaurs, but apparently I choose the wrong movie and nopenopenope.
Big hero 6. HELLO ADORABLE BAYMAX. Can I get one for myself? One of the best animation movies I have seen in a while.
Dexter season 4 , 5 and 6 are finished. Such an easy show to watch and credits for the fact that it’s never boring. They keep me entertained and on the edge of my seat with all their sick twists. I’m up-to-date with New Girl and the Big Bang Theory. Once upon a time has finally started again and I’m loving it so far. The musketeers is great like always.
V.E Schwab – A darker shade of magic right after it arrived and it was mind-blowing. I loved everything about it and I can’t wait for the sequel. I also devoured Jodi Meadows – The Orphan Queen, which I won in a giveaway by the lovely Alexa. I bought a copy from Malinda Salisbuy - The sin eater’s daughter, because it sounds good despite the mixed reviews, this gorgeous leather bound edition from the Grimm’s complete fairy tales and Cat Hellisen - Beastkeeper, which was a fun (too) short book.
Danielle Jensen – Hidden Huntress on Netgalley by the publisher (thanks Angry Robots) and also for Naomi Novik – Uprooted by Random House (first time they accept me, woohoo! I bet they realize this is a perfect book for me)
This is something new I want to add to my monthly recaps. You can always find tons of links to interesting posts on Christina reads YA and I thought it would be fun to highlight some articles and news that interest me. It is divided in Whozits (random stuff with gadgets and gismos for YT and scientific articles) and Whatzits (bookish).
-I have found rumours about new movies for Little mermaid (2016) and the casting has begun.
-My heart is really happy right now. At first we got the news about a Beauty and the beast movie(which is obviously my favorite tale) and Emma Watson was perfectly cast. Now we also got the news that Luke Evans is going to play Gaston. Excuse me for swooning. The beast is also announced: Beauty and the beast cast. And we have Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Josh Gad as LeFou. Is this cast perfect or is it perfect?
-Disney is going to do a live action movie from Mulan. How freaking awesome?
Gadgets and gismos.-Researchers focused on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling. Curious to see where you should flee to when you find yourself in the middle of a zombie invested city? Check it out here: Statistical mechanics reveals the ideal hideout.
-A visual voyage through the cells, organs, microbes and molecules that make up our body. Fascinating pictures in the article about The human body under the microscope.
-Ellen Degeneres made a short clip where she plays a role in Harry Potter.
-I don’t know why, but this gave me a good laugh and perhaps it will entertain you too. Two guys are attempting to learn Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ dance.
-One of my favorite versions from Let it go. A guy sings it will different voices from Disney character.
-The long awaited cover from Queen of Shadows was announced. What do you think? I love it, but my only wish is that the white cover also included purple/red/pink instead of the blue like the previous cover.
-Also the cover reveal for a book I’m really really really excited about: A thousand nights. So pretty!
How was your month? Read any good books/saw any good movies or TV shows? What do you think about the upcoming live action movies from Disney?
Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.