Music Monday

Music Monday

Happy Monday to all!!

We shall get pumped up for this week. I’m including myself in this narrative because my shift is early in the morning. Hopefully we’ll get through this week alright.

This week’s opening song is Pompeii by Bastille

 

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show
And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above
But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
Nothing changed at all
Nothing changed at all
We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settled around us
And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above
But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
Nothing changed at all
Nothing changed at all
Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
Nothing changed at all
Nothing changed at all
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November TBR

Hello there!!!

We’re in the 1st week of November now, Halloween has passed, I didn’t get scared by anything, well except for the trailer of The Grudge remake. It still scares me a bit.

 

Have you done any readings this month? Any horror/thriller books?  I continued to read my ebook, The Secret Messenger throughout the beginning of the month during my day offs, breaks and even reading it during my transportation to and from work.

 

This month, I’m only reading 2 books and I am hoping that I will be able to finish these books by this month.

november tbr

 

  1. The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

This book was sent to me by Avon Books UK from NetGalley. I was intrigued by the summary and by the cover of the book. I have a weakness for historical fictions, it seems that reading these genre of books make me feel that I am in the story, that  I am somewhat a part of the resistance fighting for the freedom that my country deserves.

 

2. Emerlad Green by Kerstin Grier

This is one of my most awaited books for this year. When I finally finished the 2nd book in this series, Sapphire Blue, I immediately pre-ordered this book in my local bookstore and I had to wait for about 2 weeks or so to get my hands on this precious thing. I cannot wait to read it and finally know the secrets behind the time traveling adventure of Gwen.

 

What are your TBR/s this month?

Music Monday

Music Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I’ve decided on this music, since it sounds so sophisticated and it’s in french!

Indila – Dernière Danse

[Couplet 1]
Ô ma douce souffrance
Pourquoi s’acharner tu recommences
Je ne suis qu’un être sans importance
Sans lui je suis un peu paro’
Je déambule seule dans le métro
Une dernière danse
Pour oublier ma peine immense
Je veux m’enfuir que tout recommence
Oh ma douce souffrance[Refrain]
Je remue le ciel, le jour, la nuit
Je danse avec le vent, la pluie
Un peu d’amour, un brin de miel
Et je danse, danse, danse, danse, danse, danse, danse
Et dans le bruit, je cours et j’ai peur
Est-ce mon tour ?
Revient la douleur
Dans tout Paris, je m’abandonne
Et je m’envole, vole, vole, vole, vole, vole, vole, vole, vole[Pont 1]
Que d’espérance
Sur ce chemin en ton absence
J’ai beau trimer, sans toi ma vie n’est qu’un décor qui brille, vide de sens
source: Genius.com
book list · Wrap Up

October Wrap Up

Hello!!!

This would be the 1st time that I would be putting up any “Month” Wrap Up on this blog (I think). Since I only finish a couple of books per month, I’ve decided to add netflix shows, tv shows, movies and of course books to the list.

BOOKS

The Dragon Warrior was sent to me as an ARC, which I should mention my first ever ARC ever since I started in the book community. To know about my thoughts on this book, here is my review 

The Dragon Warrior (2019)

The second book that I managed to finish this month is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I wouldn’t be making a book review regarding this book, since I only read it for entertainment and for the reason that it would be a tv show.

sss

 

TV SHOWS

la casa

I started this show months ago, finally finished Season 1 during August, then finished Season 2 at the end of October and now I’m starting Season 3, but I’m not sure if I would be finishing it, I’ll update this post if I finish the show.

big

I’ve also started watching Big Bang Theory. In my early days in college, someone suggested this show to me, but I was just not that into science at that time and I was focused on other things. Now that I’ve graduated and have a job with 2 days off, I decided to give this show a chance and I was hooked after episode 1. I love the characters especially Sheldon.

 

So this is what I’ve been doing during October. Now for the November TBR pile, coming up!

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October Book Haul

Spooktober has now passed and I managed not to watch any horror movies/tv shows this month. I also didn’t read any thriller/ horror books either. (but I read some books though, that would be on another post).

During the start of the month, I’ve already scheduled a date for when I will spend my book budget in Fullybooked or National Book Store. I decided to spend it in Fullybooked in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which is the biggest branch (i think). Eagerly waiting for the day to come, I focused myself on new books, and learning new knowledge in my job. When the weekend finally arrived, I woke up fairly early, woke my sister and we started our weekend adventure to BGC.

Finally getting to the place, we walked towards the Fullybooked building and I still remember feeling excitement run through my body when I entered the store. The sight of books stacked on the counters, the bookshelf lined with best selling books, and of course a huge photo of a woman using stacks and stacks of various books.

My sister and I headed to the fiction side on the 1st floor. I was browsing through fictional books, when something caught my eye and made me release a gasp. It was a copy of Next Year in Havana, which I have been searching for since I came across the book in Goodreads. I immediately took it and gathered it in my arms and went straight to the 2nd floor for the Young Adults section. Reaching that floor, my sister asked my permission if she could explore on her own (aka get some mangas and whatnot).

Since I already had a “priority book to buy” on my mind, I started to hunt for that book first before anything else. While searching for that book, I came across some interesting and definitely on my “to buy” list; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe , The Last Magician, My Unscripted Life, Circe, Carry On, The Empress, Truthwitch, Gumiho: Wicked Fox and The Rose and the Dagger.

After a few scans of the shelves, I finally found it!!!! Scythe, was my book priority, since someone from Twitter told me that it was good and I may have mentioned that it has been sitting on my”to buy” list for quite sometime now.

bookhaul
Book Haul from October

At the end of the day, I let Next Year in Havana go, and took 2 books home: Scythe and Crown of Midnight. It was a well spent budget (I also managed to stay true to my budget, yay!!!!)

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Music Monday

I may have missed one Monday, but here I am now with a new Music Monday post for the new month of November!

I think this is befitting of the month hahaha.

[Verse 1: Lauren & Camila]
Oh, He’ll buy me a thorn before he’ll buy me a rose
Be covered in dirt before I’m covered in gold
He’s trying it on, yeah, he’s ticking me off
Say what you want but I won’t ever be told
Cause I’m in love with a monster
Friends say I’m stupid and I’m out of my mind
But without you, boy, I’d be bored all the time
No, I don’t really care for the same conversation
Got everything I need and I’d rather be chasing
Chasing love, with a monster

[Chorus: Normani & Lauren & (Ally) & Lauren]
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love with a monster
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love with a monster
I’m in love with a monster

[Verse 2: Dinah & Normani & Ally]
Wrap me in leather before you wrap me in lace
We breaking rules like we changing the game
He’s trying it on, and he’s ticking me off
Say what you want but I won’t ever be told
I’m in love
 with a monster
My daddy told me, I should have better taste
But I’d rather pay to see the look on his face
No, I don’t really care for the lame conversation
Got everything I need, and I’d rather be chasing
Chasing love, with a monster

[Chorus: Normani & Lauren & (Ally) & Lauren]
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love with a monster
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love (I’m in love)
I’m in love with a monster
I’m in love with a monster

[Pre-Bridge: Lauren & Camila & (Ally)]
Sweeter you try, they don’t be getting love from it
Ain’t worth a dime cause I just don’t get enough from it
Leave it to me, don’t you see, I don’t run from it
Bitter the better

(Hey, hey, hey, hey)

[Bridge: Normani + Dinah & Camila]
You make me crazy, but I love it (I love it, baby)
You make me crazy baby, but I love it (Baby…)
You make me crazy, but I love it
You make me crazy baby, but I love it
I’m in love with a monster

[Chorus: Lauren & (Ally)]
Did you know? (Did you know?) Did you know? (Did you know?)
Everybody loves a monster
Did you know? (Did you know?) Did you know? (Did you know?)
Everybody loves a monster
I’m in love with a monster

[Post-Chorus: Camila & All & Dinah]
I’m in love
I’m in love with a monster
Are you in love with a monster? (I’m in love)
I’ll never find another monster
I wanna know, I wanna know

I’m in love with a monster

[Outro]
Hit me, hit me, hit me
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Thank you, goodnight

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October TBR

October is finally here!!! Fake cob webs, witch statues, plastic purple/orange trick or treat baskets, and some Christmas decorations has been coming out of every corner in my place.

 

I’ll be truthful to all of you, I haven’t read much during September. With me searching for a job, training for that job and managing the hectic, yet fun schedule; I only got to finish The Dragon Warrior, an ARC from Caffeine Tours on twitter, and got to page 88 in Shadow and Bone. I will be carrying on my September TBR to my October TBR.

 

  1. Shadow and Bone (completed)
  2. Emerald Green
  3. Flawed
  4. Reign of the Fallen
  5. The Secret Messenger

To make sure that I’ll get some reading done this month, I made some deadlines for me to meet. I made a schedule for me in order to be organized and to maximize my time everyday.

 

You can follow my reading journey for this October on my goodreads page