Hi guys, and welcome to my November wrap up!
Even if I may have only read three books this month, I think I can finally say that I have beaten my reading slump. Or to be more correct, Annette Marie has beaten my reading slump, because all three books are part of her Steel & Stone series. And even though it’s “only” three books, I have sped through them, fallen in love with the characters and their world and have had my heart racing at the thought of coming home at night and getting to read, which is the joy of reading I have sorely missed the past few months.
So here’s what I’ve been up to in November!
Chase the Dark by Annette Marie
After having fallen in love with Annette Marie’s Red Winter series (and “love’ almost feels like an understatement), I decided to pick up Chase The Dark. And guess what? I fell in love with it. I am so hooked on this story that I am already on book four as I am typing this. I’m so into these characters and their adventures that I’m using every free minute to read a few pages. What reading slump?
Rating: 4 stars | Check out my full review here.
Bind the Soul by Annette Marie
I finished Bind the Soul, the sequel to Chase the Dark in about two days. Take that, reading slump! I’ve already fallen in love with these characters in book one, and book two is where we meet up with these characters again and learn more about them and their world. One of the big bads get introduced and he is creepy as hell. And we learn more about the life and struggles of Ash, which I adored.
Rating: 4,5 stars | Full review to come
Yield the Night BY ANNETTE MARIE
I think this is my favorite book in the series so far? The stakes are life-or-death, the action is fast-paced, the worldbuilding get expanded even more and the chemistry is just sizzling off the charts!
Rating: 4,5 stars | Full review to come
TOP TEN TUESDAY
- 28 November 2017: Ten Books on my Winter TBR
- 21 November 2017: Books I’m Forever Thankful For
- 14 November 2017: Books I Would Want My Future Children To Read
- 7 November 2017: Fictional Characters Who Would Make Great Social Media Trendsetters
*and the crickets continue*
For those of you new around here, I promise I do listen to music other than k-pop. Really! It’s just that I’ve been listening pretty much only to k-pop the last few months. And well, October was no exception. But come on, some of the new releases this month were just SO SO GOOD!
SOME OF MY FAVES THIS MONTH:
BTS! Again. Mic Drop is my jam and this Steve Aoki remix is just… *heart eyes*
But let’s not forget about those other awesome November releases by Monsta X and Seventeen!
Stranger Things (SEASON 2)
OMG, Stranger Things owns my heart. This series is just soo good and I was a little worried if a second season could live up to the glory of season one, but yes, IT TOTALLY DID! I actually tried to take my time with this season so I wouldn’t have finished it all at once. And well, I succeeded for the first 3 episodes or so, which I watched almost a week apart. And then I watched the rest of the season in one evening. At least I tried, right? Loved the storyline, loved the balance of creepiness and humor and once again loved all these characters so much. This season featured a few new combinations of characters in scenes together, which were golden, and introduced a few new characters who fit right in (Loved Samwise Gamgee, I mean Bob <3)
I’m sorry, I was really trying to watch this in order and watch Luke Cage and maybe even Iron fist before watching The Defenders, but I caved, okay? After having fallen in love with Jessica Jones, I just needed more of her, stat. I liked The Defenders and I can never get enough of the “team up” trope, but overal I wasn’t in LOVE with this series the way I was with Daredevil or Jessica Jones. Maybe it’s because the Hand storyline already bored me in Daredevil season 2. Maybe it’s because I never liked this version of Elektra. Or maybe it’s because I never fell in love with the characters of Luke Cage or Iron Fist the way I did with Matt Murdock or Jessica Jones. So tell me, should I still watch both or one of those series anyway? What do you think? Either way, I did like it overall and of course I will watch a second season if it comes.
As I mentioned, I love the “team up” trope, so naturally Justice League was a must for me. And even though I absolutely hated Batman vs Superman, I did adore Wonder Woman, so I went into this movie with mixed expectations. And I actually highly enjoyed this movie! It didn’t blow me away either or equalled the amazingness of Wonder Woman as it felt just like your average superhero movie, BUT that didn’t mean I didn’t enjoy every single minute. I loved the introduction of the new characters such as The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to the team and though their roles were limited, I’m already super excited for their solo movies. Wonder Woman was the highlight for me, with the Flash providing the humor. Unfortunately still not a huge fan of Ben Affleck’s Batman, but he’s okay. My main takeaway from the movie? The Flash is a k-pop fan and is a total Blink. 😉
- Had a few bright spots this November, such as a few date nights with my friends who I don’t see nearly enough and missed like crazy. Friendship has always been so important to me, and I know distance or amount of interaction doesn’t lessen the friendship in any way, but life just feels so much brighter to me when we get to spend more time together.
- Made homemade tteokbokki (a Korean dish) this month. Or well, my husband made it and I helped. It was delicious.
- My dance class is actually doing a cover of a k-pop dance which I suggested and I AM SO HAPPY! It’s this one and it is not easy AT ALL but I LOVE IT!
- Mentally, I’m still not at a 100%, but I am doing a bit better than last month. Thank you all so much for your kind words, it really did help me so much <3