Mood and Music Monday: 8/22/16

Hello, everybody! Welcome to this week’s Mood and Music Monday!

Mood and Music Monday is a weekly meme I’ve started, wherein I’ll post a song and talk about how it relates to my day/week, as well as a few other things. (And, in case anyone’s wondering, this meme has no relation to Lauren’s [from Always Me] “Music Mondays.”) Feel free to participate and to leave a link to your posts down in the comments!

Here’s the update for this week:


What are you listening to? This week, I’m listening to “Neon Lights” by an artist called Pim Stones, and I can tell you that he’s not nearly as popular as he should be. A year or two ago, I stumbled upon his “The Last One I Made,” and it moved me to tears. I think he just recently got picked up by a record label, and released a single called “We Have It All.” That song is so darkly brilliant, and, if you haven’t heard it, go listen right now.

The EP of the same title is not available in the U.S., but somehow I stumbled upon “Neon Lights” on YouTube, and it’s so, so good. His work has a depth to it I’ve not found in many other artists. Definitely an artist to watch for.

What are you reading? So, this past week, I finished The Passion of Dolssa (by Julie Berry), Six of Crows (by Leigh Bardugo), Hunter (by Mercedes Lackey), The Girl Who Fell (by S.M Parker), and The Star-Touched Queen (by Roshani Chokshi). I loved Six of Crows, hated Hunter, liked The Girl Who Fell, really liked Dolssa, and really enjoyed The Star-Touched Queen. (And, yes, there is a difference between liking and enjoying something, in my opinion. Enjoyment, for me, means you savor and treasure it just a little more.)

I also…wait for it…finished Don Quixote! This calls for celebration, folks! The last “reading” portion of my summer reading assignment is finished, 1050 pages later. Whew.

So, that comes out to a grand total of six books read this week. Definitely a booked week, if I do say so myself. 😉

Right now, I’m working through my ARC of The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, and it’s interesting. (Think Gossip Girl in a futuristic setting.) I’m liking it so far. I also plan to start My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent later today.

What are you drinking? The answer to this one is easy: Kombucha.

Any goals for this week?  Reading library books and finishing those summer assignment journal entries. Also, getting back on track with my ARC reading schedule. (I’m behind!) Can I do it? We’ll see. I’ll be sure to let you know.

How about you?

  • What song(s) are you listening to today?
  • What is your current read? Are you enjoying it?
  • Do you have any plans or goals for this week?

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