I’ve kind of lost count with how many books I’ve read in August – I have a bunch of September ARCs I’m trying to get through as quickly as possible as they pretty much all come out the first and second weeks. I still need to finish my July/August/September TBR – I’m four? Books away from that goal and have until the end of September to do that. I’ve really been enjoying the books I’ve been reading, so many 4/4.5/5 star reads, it’s fantastic. The wait for the next ones…not so much.
Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin
THIS BOOK. I feel like I’ve been saying that so often lately, but honestly, the majority have been so good. I had a feeling that I was going to love this book, and I stayed up until like 3, maybe to finish it because I couldn’t put it down. I love Reid and Lou and I’m seriously dying for book 2! This comes out really soon, September 3, 2019, and you’re not going to want to miss it!
The Hidden Code – P.J Hoover
Think Indian Jones meets Lara Croft…with teens, and that’s what this book is. I’m really enjoying it, and I’m a little over half way through. Once I’m done writing this post, I’ll go back to reading. I’m a sucker for these kinds of stories and find them so exciting, and this isn’t disappointing me in the least! Out September 10, 2019, you should pick it up and follow Hannah’s journey!
Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard
Technically, I’m still reading this as it’s an audiobook on my phone, but I haven’t listened to it in about two, maybe 3 weeks. Right now, it doesn’t hold priority and I haven’t really been in the mood to listen to a book. I’m on a reading kick – and yes audiobooks count as reading, but I tend to gravitate towards them when I cannot focus on written words in a physical book, or when I’m too busy to read a physical book.
Once Upon A Time (Netflix)
This is really the only show I’m currently watching with any kind of dedication. I’ve been watching more YouTube videos lately, but I’ve also been reading heavily, and when I’m not in a reading slump, shows kind of fall to the wayside. I have had this urge to rewatch Grey’s Anatomy for the 3rd time, but I’ve not given in. I’m a sucker for the Emma Swan and Captain Hook relationship in OUAT and it makes me happy!
The Last Czars (Netflix)
I’ve seen 2 maybe 3 episodes of this? I started watching it with my mom because why not, and I’m also a sucker for history about the Romanovs. I don’t really mind the reenactment/docu series format they did the show in, and after watching what I have, I kind of want to keep my idealized and romanticized version of the Romanovs in my head. It’s definitely interesting but take it with a grain of salt – no one really knows what really happened and the show is just a researcher(s)/historian(s) take on what they think happened. It’s definitely interesting though. Though the live action/reenactments have further solidified my need for a live action Anastasia or even a show similar to The Crown…but more Anastasia and Dimirti.