In Wisconsin we’ve been alternating between crazy-warm weather (in the 40s!) and blizzards. But as soon as March hits, it’s officially spring in my book. This may be partly because after 4 months of snow and wind, I’m craving sunlight like Toucan Sam craves Froot Loops.
School is still a thing, which partly explains my long absence. I was also sorta locked out of my own site. Awkward.
I’m honestly pretty psyched for March. There’s some good stuff happening.
Beauty and the Beast is coming out! It actually comes out the Friday of my spring break, so you better believe that that’s going to happen.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull has long been one of my favorite series – they’re just so fun. I feel like I can trust the author: there won’t be real questionable content, things will work out more or less okay. And now he’s starting a sequel series! So March 14 will find me curled up with Dragonwatch.
I haven’t read Marissa Meyer’s new graphic novel Wires & Nerve yet, but it’s the Lunar Chronicles characters, so I am ready. #springbreak2017
I’m currently working my way through Les Misérables, AKA The Brick, AKA That Book with 1463 Pages. #imlovinit I just watched the movie for the first time this December, and quickly became obsessed with it. Now I sing it all the time and could talk forever about the parallels between Jean Valjean and Javert. (Seriously, though. Jean Valjean sees himself as a sinner and can accept grace; Javert believes in his own self-righteousness and dies rather than takes Valjean’s mercy… It’s whatever, I’m fine, I’m not even freaking out.)
What else is coming up on my Reading Radar™?
- One Summer: America, 1927, by Bill Bryson. The twenties are captivating, but I honestly haven’t read much about them. The only book that’s coming to mind is The Great Gatsby? Unacceptable. This one decade has such a distinct tone, a kind of frantic happiness, that I find fascinating.
- Everyone Brave is Forgiven, by Chris Cleave. Another WWII story. I’m obsessed. Nightingale was fantastic, and I’m trying to relive the glory. Also, see how I went from the twenties to WWII?? Like it’s a timeline, like I plan out which books I’m going to read instead of being at the mercy of my online library holds! Pretty cool, huh??
- Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer. Last week I watched this insane documentary called Earthlings, which made me rethink a lot of things that I took for granted in my diet. The whole story is a post for another time, but suffice it to say, I’m looking at my food in a whole new way.
- A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness. I’ve heard so much about this book. It seems like it’ll be right up my alley. Fingers crossed.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket. I love this series so much, but I haven’t read through it in ages. I started watching the new Netflix series, though, and now it’s all Snicket all the time.
Also, does anyone else just really like the aesthetic of the series? The pale kids, dark hair tied back with a ribbon, smoldering ashes, old books…
I don’t watch the TV show Vikings, but lately I’ve been listening to the soundtrack. It makes everything 3435x more intense and I love it. “If I Had a Heart” is the best. I relate, man.
Slightly different (very different) but I’m also lovin’ The Civil War O.S.T., which is the soundtrack from Ken Burns’ documentary series on the Civil War. Fiddles + drums + spirituals = so so happy (listen to We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder)
Like I said, my spring break is in March. I’m doing some clinicals for 2 days, but that leaves plenty of time for reading and writing and movies and goodness. #cantwait
I’m going to a Lumineers concert in March! The Lumineers are one of my faves, plus Kaleo is opening for them, so basically it’s going to be fantastic.
If you don’t know the Lumineers, listen to Ophelia, Submarines, and Stubborn Love, stat.