Mood & Music Monday: 10/16/17

Hello, friends, and welcome this week’s Mood and Music Monday! (Finally!)

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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? I’m singing this song in vocal training, and while I’ve been listening to several different versions, this is the one I listen to again and again. Cecilia Bartoli has a richness in her voice that resonates, and I love listening to it. That’s the nice thing about classical music: whether you’re listening to it or singing it, it always makes you feel like a million bucks.

What are you reading? I’m still reading Always And Forever, Lara Jean, and Miss Peregrine, but I finished Bad Romance. It’s slow progress, but it is progress.

What are you drinking? Water to offset my allergy medication. This heat is bleh. -_-

Any goals for this week? NaNo planning NaNo planning NaNo planning NaNo planning NaNo planning. I NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO IT, BECAUSE WE ARE ALMOST TO NANO AND AHHHHHH. I have not worked this hard just to give up on plotting altogether the month before NaNo starts!

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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Mood & Music Monday: 10/2/17

Hello, friends, and welcome this week’s Mood and Music Monday! (Finally!)

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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? The queen has released a new song, and I LOVE its sound. The evolution in style reminds me of Bastille’s: different, but a natural progression; it still sounds like Banks, but better. I can’t wait for her new album!

What are you reading? I’ve Dreamland and A Torch Against the Night, so now I’m working through Always And Forever, Lara Jean, along with Miss Peregrine and Bad Romance. I’m a busy bee!

What are you drinking? Hot chocolate! And lots of water, because post-nasal drip is killing me.

Any goals for this week? Making progress in NaNo planning. The official prep period has begun!

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?

Mood & Music Monday: 9/11/17 + SEPTEMBER TBR

Hello, friends! I am still alive! I’ve just been under the radar because of school. :/ But I’m trying to get back into things. So welcome 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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? I’ve been listening to this guy a lot in anticipation for fall, but “King of Leaves,” in particular, has been repeat. I just love the way it sounds.

What are you reading? I’ve finished Empire of Storms. And I finally found my copy of An Ember in the Ashes after losing it for a few weeks, so I’m still working my way through that and Sarah Dessen’s Dreamland.

What are you drinking? Kombuchaaaaaaaaaaaa. It’s been so warm here lately! (Why do you hate us, September??)

Any goals for this week? Updating this blog. I mean, really.

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?

Books I Plan to Read This Month

 

20560137An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir

I’ve been meaning to finish this forever, and now that I finally found my copy, I can!

 

 

 

 

 

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A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir

Right after EMBER, I’m diving into this! I hope it feeds my fantasy fix; almost all the other novels on my TBR are contemporaries/historical fiction for book research.

 

 

 

 

480204The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

This is for NaNoWriMo book research, seeing as my book is supposed to be a Phantom retelling. I’ve loved the musical my whole life, so I can’t wait to read this!

 

 

 

 

 

22752127The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

This looked interesting when I picked it up at the library, so I checked it out. I guess we’ll see.

 

 

 

 

29749107Ahsoka (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston

I love Star Wars and Ahsoka, I’ve heard great things about this novel, and I have my eye on this author, so I’m giving this book a shot.

 

 

 

 

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Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) by Becca Fitzpatrick

This is a reread I’m doing for book research. Needed some good examples of unhealthy paranormal romances in YA fiction, so I’m picking this book up.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Six books for September. Can I do it?

What about you?

  • How many books will you be reading this month?
  • Which of those books are you most looking forward to reading?

Mood & Music Monday: 8/14/17

Hello, friends, and welcome 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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? I’ve been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen a lot over the past few days, but right before I started this post I discovered this song, and it’s painfully relatable. So I’ve been listening to “Supercut” for the past few minutes on repeat.

What are you reading? I’ve finished Tribe. Now, I’m still reading An Ember in the Ashes, Queen of Shadows, Our Dark Duet, and Reignited.

What are you drinking? Cold, chicken stock, heheh. I had my wisdom teeth out a few days ago, so I’m restricted to liquid-ish foods. :/

Any goals for this week? Finishing a few of the books I’m reading

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?

 

Mood & Music Monday: 7/31/17 + AUGUST TBR

Hello, friends, and welcome 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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? Somehow, I went on a Coldplay binge this weekend, and this song has been played very often over the past few days. I’ve never really heard anything like it. It’s a serious song, but it also sounds…fun, I guess? And epic, too. Definitely hard to put in one box.

What are you reading? I’ve finished The Night Circus and But I Love Him. Currently doing a reread of An Ember in the Ashes, which I am about 150 pages into and very much enjoying. 🙂

What are you drinking? Kombucha, and lots of water!

Any goals for this week? Actually finishing school applications and finishing up summer assignments. Can I do it? We’ll see.

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?

ABOUT MY JULY/AUGUST TBR

I didn’t get far with my July TBR, so my August TBR will just be whatever I didn’t finish from my July TBR. Hopefully I can pull it off!

Mood & Music Monday: 7/24/17

I’m still alive, hahaha, I promise! These past few weeks have just been really busy, is all, and I haven’t been able to devote much time to the blog. Hoping to break that cycle this week. Enjoy a new Monday update!


Hello, friends, and welcome 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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? A friend introduced me to Depeche Mode with this song the other day, and I’m in love! It’s on repeat. 🙂

What are you reading? I’ve finished ACOWAR, and I’m over halfway through The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I enjoy it, but I’m scared to finish it because I’m worried it’s not going to end well. :/ I’ve also started a book called But I Love Him by Amanda Grace for book research, and I’m about halfway through that. Liking it so far. 

What are you drinking? Kombucha, lemon water–anything fresh for a hot day.

Any goals for this week? I need to keep on task with outlining/book research and manage summer assignments. *pained smile* Deep breaths, Anastasia. It’s only Monday. 

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?

Mood & Music Monday: 7/3/17

Hello, friends, and welcome 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:

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK

What are you listening to? I just learned yesterday that The Killers are releasing a new album this year (!!!!) after FIVE YEARS of waiting, and I’m SO excited. So, of course, their new single “The Man” has been on repeat. It’s a little different from their earlier content (totally getting Bee-Gees vibes), but I like it, and I can’t wait to hear more tracks off of Wonderful Wonderful.

What are you reading? I’ve started ACOWAR, and I’m almost to page 200 already! Please be good to me, Sarah J. Maas. Please.

What are you drinking? Kombucha and ice cold water; it’s been too warm for anything else.

Any goals for this week? Keep reading, heheheh. Also, scholarship applications. That sounds like a good plan, heheh.

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?