Mid-Year Evaluation: The Very Best Books

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The middle of the year is upon us! PROCEEDS TO FREAK OUT FOREVER AND EVER!!!! As a result we're halfway through the hell that has been 2017. I'm also a year older now *gasps* and I have read some good stuff during these past six months. Today we're going to talk all about my faves, because you've got to spread the book love, my dudes. On to the books!

1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

In an exhilarating new series, "New York Times" bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.
Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family's spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library's service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life and soon both heretics and books will burn.
I read Ink and Bone in January (it was actually the first book I read this year) and I LOVED IT! One of my obsessions is the Library of Alexandria and so when I heard this book explored what would have happened if it hadn't burned down I knew I had to read it. This book didn't disappoint for it had all I could ask for and though I haven't read the sequel, I'm sure it's just as awesome.

2.  A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.
I was utterly destroyed by this book.

I kid you not, this book was the sort of book that just gets you. The delivery of the story was brilliant, the characters so fleshed out you couldn't help but feel for them. The plot perhaps a bit commonplace but emotional. It was a great book and I loved it so much I still think about it. It's definitely a mature read, but one that's so enriching I would think anyone who hasn't read this is missing out.

3. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
This book I read in Spanish and I loved it. It's again a more mature book, not YA at all, although it does follow a young-ish protagonist. Still, it wormed its way into my favorites for the year. It's just that the story was so compelling and the delivery very interesting and it's one of those novels that just hooks you and holds you and doesn't let you go until you're through with it.

4. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

“I made the wrong choice.”
Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.
But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.
People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

This is a cute contemporary set in Italy. I don't know about your reading preferences but in mine this is pretty much a guaranteed read.  I'm a sucker for romances set in Italy. Something about it seems so magical and while this book is by no means a great literary masterpiece like say, A Little Life, it's a book that is unapologetic and it's just what it is and I love it for that. This is a book about a girl finding herself and falling in love and it's honest about that. Besides, it's just so adorable you can't help but love it.

5. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You're the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face?

It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper.
She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?
Written in lively, artful prose, award-winning author Justina Chen Headley has woven together a powerful novel about a fractured family, falling in love, travel, and the meaning of true beauty.

I have made it my life's mission to tell the world about this magnificent book. I have loved it since I was very young and I just so happened to reread it this year. I love it as much (if not more) as I did when I read it at 14. It's just so precious and a book about self-love and I cry every single time I read it. It's also about family and being yourself and finding someone who loves you for you and there are parts of it that are so close to my heart. This book sort of feels like coming home and I love that about it.

6.  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss


I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature--the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
This book is high fantasy and it's excellent. As a matter of fact, I think it's a great place to start for people who want to get into high fantasy because it's not multiple POV nor does it have a super complex world or set of characters. That and the fact that the writing is great and you are getting a first person POV makes it very readable compared to other fantasy books. It's also just a great book.

7. Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie

With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been elusive to the rabid media.
Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their future together.

They promise:
To never slow down.
To never compromise who they are.
To never abandon their love for each other.

But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers more than just his health.

With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final conclusion to the Addicted series.

Dudes, I love the Addicted series/Calloway Sisters Series so damn much, but Ryke and Daisy are my faves. #RaisyIsReal. So, after pretty much binge reading the second half of the series I fell even more in love with these dorks. All of the dorks, I just happen to love Ryke and Daisy most. This series is just so addicting*. So, if you're into New Adult and don't mind mature content these books are such a ride. You won't regret it and by now Damaged Like Us (series following the kids of all of my dorks) will be out and you can binge read all of the Addicted series first and then make your way to Damaged Like Us. I mean, what a great way to spend a Tuesday, tbh.

*I find it supremely ironic that it's titled Addicted series because damn, the accuracy

8. Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Epilogue Novel of the Addicted / Calloway Sisters series

Falling in love was just the beginning

The conclusion to the epic ten-book series about the unbreakable strength of family, friendship, and love.

Lily & Lo are back one final time. Childhood best friends and soul mates.

Ryke & Daisy are back one final time. Wild risk-takers and flirty adventurers.

Connor & Rose are back one final time. Genius rivals and intellectual teammates.

Ten years of laughter. Of heartache. And love.

I could read a novel about the Addicted gang eating cereal. I kid you not. I would. I would beg Krista and Becca to take my money. That's the kind of love I have for this series. So, really the epilogue novel had to make its way into this list because IT WAS SUCH A BOOK AND I CRIED AND I LAUGHED AND I LOVED ALL OF IT. I loved seeing my babies grow and their shenanigans and their kids and them being parents. Did I mention I cried and squealed like every five pages or so? Because I did. It was beautiful.
actually me when i read this book. half-sad, half-happy. On a side note, I really miss Siwon

9. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

This book had me shook. It's based on the Black Lives Matter movement and it's also a #ownvoices book. Quite frankly, it was one of the most insightful books I've read so far this year because it deals with something we're living today. As such, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the reality of black youth in The United States. As a matter of fact, I would recommend it to anyone because it's just that good.

10. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.
I love this book so much. I wrote a review about it, which you can read here. I'm a big kdrama watcher (?????) so when I heard about this book I was over the moon. KDRAMAS AND A CUTE YA ROMANCE? I was on board faster than the main lead denying his feelings for the girl in a kdrama. I was just so excited and the book didn't disappoint and I JUST NEED EVERYONE TO READ IT AND COME TALK TO ME ABOUT IT BECAUSE I LOVED IT.

What are your picks for best books so far?

I Belive in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo | Book Review

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Publisher: BYR
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

What I thought

Do you guys ever just read a book that FILLS YOU WITH ALL OF THE FEELS AND JUST ENRAPTURES YOU AND TAKES YOU HOSTAGE UNTIL YOU BINGE READ THE HECK OUT OF IT? Well, for me that's what I Believe in a Thing Called Love was. Once I started, I couldn't stop. It was like finding a good k-drama during summer break. Incidentally, this book is about a girl using k-dramas to get the boy. Which I'm all about and thinking about implementing in my own life, because damn I could use some k-drama magic in my life.

Desi's and my love life before implementing the k drama magic. okay, still my love life. Also, is it cheating if this is technically a Japanese drama?

What's so great about this book, you ask. Well, friends let me tell you all about it. First off, Desi is lovable and awkward and flails (flirting fails) as much as I do, which gives her instant likability points. She's also a major nerd. What a dork. She also has this beautiful and loving relationship with her Dad, who is as obsessed with k dramas as I am. Boy, I wish my own Dad was that invested in k dramas*.  Not only that but her relationship with her friends was super cute and they were like real life friends. I wanted to hang out with them. They were very #squadgoals, just like the Healer super team.

*he's more into obscure corruption shows with twisted characters and not that fond of romance, but we can't all be perfect.

Then there was the actual romance itself, which was adorable and weird and very quirky. Desi and Luca don't seem to make much sense on paper, but they're both dorks. Don't let Luca fool you with the whole artist thing. Much like the k drama main lead he is a dork in hiding. Their romance was so well executed and just very cute. I also loved that throughout the whole getting the boy process there were drama references a plenty. I had a moment every time a k-drama was mentioned. As for the k-drama steps to finding true love there were some actual very k-drama-esque moments in the book. WHICH I LOVED, OF COURSE!

Now, if you're not a fan of k-dramas* this book is still for you. It's a cute contemporary with a huge heart. It's quirky and fun and watching Desi grow into herself and in a relationship was such an experience. There's also Luca, who also undergoes incredible character development. It's a read that's perfect for the summer for how honest and kind of ridiculous and funny and just feel-good it is. Besides, you can always get started on the path to k-drama fan. It's a sweet life, I promise.

*first, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR FREE TIME???? Second, why would you not be???? Third, go watch one now.

come join us, you'll have fun
Have you read this book, if so did you LOVE IT SO MUCH YOU COULD BURST INTO EMBARRASSING AEGYO? If not, do you think you'd like to? Last, do you have any k-drama recs (or book recs) you would like to share?

Trusting You & Other Lies by Nicole Williams | ARC Review

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Title: Trusting You & Other Lies
Author: Nicole Williams
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Children
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Williams delivers a seductive summer romance worth swooning over. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins. Phoenix can’t imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years—do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better? On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum—the head counselor who is seriously cute but a complete know-it-all. His hot-cold attitude means he’s impossible to figure out—and even harder to rely on. But despite her better judgment, Phoenix is attracted to Callum. And he’s promising Phoenix a summer she’ll never forget. Can she trust him? Or is this just another lie?

What I thought

  I requested this book because it's summer and I'm in the mood for all of the light contemporaries this world has to offer (my bank account can be a witness to this fact) and so when I saw this book over at Netgalley, I figured, hey why not? Now that we've all established that I'm romantically frustrated we can move on to my thoughts on this book.

I liked this book, but I wasn't the biggest fan. It was enjoyable and light and all those things I was expecting to, but I wish it had been just that. Instead the book tried to mix in some class issues (which handled correctly I wouldn't have minded) and I wasn't the biggest fan of the way they were handled and I also wished the family topic had been deeper and gone over in more detail**. At times, the characters felt too written* and they did very out of character things. It wasn't very consistent, which irked me. That being said, I felt like the ending was too rushed and the character development too abrupt and again, it just irked me.

*does this make sense? like they weren't real people and you could tell they were fictional and it just sort of rubbed me the wrong way
**I live for them touching family scenes and I wish this book had had more of those.

It is a cute contemporary book and it does tell the story of a girl and a boy and how they become better people because of each other, and usually I'm down for that, but I couldn't really get into Phoenix's and Callum's relationship. MY heart just wasn't in it. I did not feel the butterflies. I only smiled like once when they were together and it was because it involved sort of sexy times and I was in a car with my parents, which made me feel like I was twelve and secretly reading about sex.

All in all, this book was enjoyable and a fast read but I wasn't the biggest fan. I didn't squeal and I wasn't all that invested in the characters or the story and I just wish it had been more. It had potential, but in my opinion, it fell kind of short.

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin | ARC Review

Friday, June 9, 2017
Title: Aftercare Instructions
Author: Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Source: NetGalley
Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

In the tradition of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell, a big-hearted journey of furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope after a teen's decision to end an unwanted pregnancy “Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he abandons her at a Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything. As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene. Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long-forgotten dream. But it’s when Gen lets go of her history, the one she thinks she knows, that she’s finally able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life, and take center stage. This powerfully immersive and format-crushing debut follows Gen from dorm rooms to diners to house parties to auditions—and ultimately, right into readers’ hearts.

What I thought

To be honest with you, I requested this book because the cover looked awesome and because I'm always down for some coming-of-age type stories. Then, upon reading the synopsis and finding out it's a book about a girl dealing with the repercussions of an abortion I decided it to just dive in and read it. I've got to say I wasn't disappointed and quite enjoyed this book. 

The book opens up with Genesis being left at a Planned Parenthood by her boyfriend Peter. Reasonably, I detested Peter for just leaving her there at first. However, by the end I came to understand some of his motivations. He, after all, came from a deeply religious family and he was dealing with the abortion his own way. Was it a crappy way? Yes, but it was his way. There's no right or wrong way to react, I should think. Genesis, on the other hand, I found likable and unlikable at the same time. Odd combination, I know. There were moments where I couldn't stand her and found her selfish and others were my heart went out to her. As for the rest of the cast, they were all colorful in their own way and I would have liked a little bit more character development for their part.

As for the writing itself, I was expecting some Jandy Nelson vibes based on the synopsis, but it wasn't really like that. Pipkin has her own style and it's not as poetical as Nelson. This is in no way bad, just not what I was expecting. The book itself is told in prose and play format (which I wasn't expecting but liked) with the present being told in prose and the flashbacks being told in play format. I would have liked a little bit more of the whole theater aspect of the book to be explored more, too. However, there were some really gorgeous passages of writing in the book and I enjoyed Gen's voice.

Over all this was a very enjoyable contemporary about the what to do in the face of being hurt by various thins: family, friends, relationships, and ultimately an abortion. I wouldn't call it a book about abortion, but rather a book about a girl who went about finding herself after being confronted with so much hurt.

There Can Never Be Enough Cuteness! | Top Ten Tuesday

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It's no secret I'm a lover of all things cute and cheesy and whatnot. I blame all those child telenovelas I used to watch* when I was like five. So, for today's Top Ten Tuesday I'm going to talk all about the delightful cute contemporaries I've added to my TBR recently BECAUSE THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH CUTENESS!

*If you're still not over Daniela Lujan replacing Belinda in Complices al Rescate hmu

1. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

This book is about an awkward Korean-American girl who decides to use kdrama tropes to get the boy. It sounds super hella cute and it has kdramas and those are two of my favorite things on this Earth. Not only that, but the main character is Korean-American, so it gets points for diversity. It's also a book written by an author of color. This book is just winning all around and if doesn't sound like something you would want to read WHY DO YOU HATE ALL THINGS CUTE IN THE WORLD LIKE PUPPIES AND KDRAMA TROPES AND CHEESY ONE LINERS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU????*

*was that one too many caps? NO SUCH THING!

2. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This book is about two people who hate each other. Like really hate each other, and when they're up for the same promotion the sexual tension JUST IMPLODES LIKE THE BIG BANG. Or at least, that's what I think happens. Or should I say, hope happens. To be completely honest I added it to my TBR because it just sounds like the perfect summer read. Not too complicated, just enough witty banter to go around and of course, the sexual tension. I'm all for people who hate each other slowly discovering it really was all just INSANE ATTRACTION AND ALL THAT WITTY BANTER WAS JUST FLIRTING and god, I'm game!

3. I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

I'm a big Just Between Us fan, so when I heard Gaby and Allison were going to publish a YA book I jumped into the bandwagon. I'm super excited for it because it is at its core a story about two best friends and I'm all about those friendships. A great friendship is just hard to find, OKAY? Not only that, but the book talks about self-discovery and coming out and mental illness. It just sounds like it's going to be a great ride and I can't wait to read about Ava and Gen and all their shenanigans.

4. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek follows a group of friends* as they travel to a Comic-Con-esque convention and that's about as much I know about that. I've heard it's absolutely adorable and that it has great bisexual representation and that it's just a delightful read all around. So, sign me up for all of it. The nerd convention, the best-friends turning to lovers, the bisexual representation, ALL OF IT!

*huge nerds, these ones

5. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

This book is about Margot Sanchez, a Latina girl living in the Bronx. The first line of the description is "Pretty in Pink comes to the South Bronx in this bold and romantic coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families, good and bad choices, and finding the courage to question everything you ever thought you wanted—from debut author Lilliam Rivera." 

That sold it to me. That and the fact that it also has a diverse cast of characters.

6. Damaged Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie

It's no secret I'm trash for the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series. When I say trash, I mean it. We ride or die. As such, I'm super excited for the follow up series following the Addicted kids. There's a bunch of them and they're precious and I can't wait for them to grow and develop and GOD I'M SO HERE FOR MOFFY HALE FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIS BODYGUARD. Not to mention Jane and Sulli and the rest of the gang. I also can't wait to know what the parental units are up to now that they're all grown up and mature and whatnot.

However, be warned since this is New Adult it does contain some explicit sex scenes. So, keep that in mind BUT ALSO READ THE ADDICTED SERIES AND THEN READ THE LIKE US SERIES.

Those are all the cute books I've added to my TBR. Can you recommend some more? Because I'm always on the hunt for some cuteness.

Monthly Wrap Up | May 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hello, muchachos. So, another month has come and gone by and the future looks ever so bleak. Fortunately we have books, so it's not all bad! I know I've been absent for a while and only recently got back to posting semi-regularly. However, because I did post (CAN YOU SAY MAJOR WIN!!!) this month, I figured I'd fill you in as on to what I've been up to!

Books read



 (to go to the goodreads page click on the image)

On the blog

I posted little this month, but at least I posted something. So, here we go:



In the life

I had finals this May. It was all terrible and dreary and I didn't study as much as I should've. It all turned out okay, though. Last time I did one of these I was all excited about a job, well, I still haven't started. Oh, well...

I'm on break for another week while I start summer. I'm taking a film class and a border studies class. I live in the border so this seems relevant. I don't know, I just had to take something. So... that's coming in June. 

Other than visiting my parents I haven't done anything terribly exciting. I've been loving Fight for My Way or Fight My Way or Third Rate My Way (WHY DO KDRAMAS HAVE LIKE TEN TITLES IN ENGLISH????) and Suspicious Partner*, as well as Father is Strange. I also loved Sense8 and I'm super pissed they cancelled it. I shall get my revenge, Netflix. I swear it!

both the reason I'm so obsessed over Suspicious Partner and my feelings towards Netflix right now

That is all on my end! How was your month? Did you fight any dragons or face any evil TV companies for cancelling your favorite series?