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Last week was a walk in the park – which means I had two days of work (both quite busy and long), and then a whole lot of time to spend. Most of that time was spent on books, which I’m not mad at. I also watched two shows and a movie. So, a pretty decent but a bit of a boring week.

Not much to report other than I’m counting down days to my vacation. 18 to be exact, since I have a few days off before vacation officially starts. Me and my mom are going to Greece in August, so expect a bit of a vacation post after a week long of sunbathing and reading. Haven’t gone to a longer holiday in a while, and this makes me giddy with happiness.

Also, I have another trip planned for October (as an idea, still need to book the tickets), which means 2 trips in 3 months. Girl has to start saving and not spending money on books. Hopefully this will work out, and I will let you know where exactly I’m going soon.

The only movie I saw last week was my July Blindspot pick, A Clockwork Orange. I have already written the review about it, so you’ll hear my thoughts at the end of the month. But this week I plan to see Ant-Man and the Wasp because duh! I’m very excited for it, and have been trying to keep the spoilers away and so far, I’ve been quite successful. Have heard it’s pretty good though, so I’m excited.

Last week I decided to give Glow season 2 a chance, even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the first one. I’m glad I did because the second one clicked with me so much better! Maybe it was that time of the month, hormones flying, me seeking out for that female empowerment, who knows. All I know is that Glow’s second season was great, and I’m very thrilled for its third one now.

I also watched a web series called Dramaworld, which only has one season out but IMDb says the second one is coming in 2019. Though I found no articles about the second season, which makes me question the credibility. Anyway, if there’s another season, I’m watching it because this was so much fun! It’s a K-drama show, where an American gets stuck in Dramaworld and has to help the story unfold like it should. It’s delicious! There’s drama, there’s humour, and there’s a quick hot steaming shower scene!

Also, I watched the first episode of Sharp Objects and it looks promising. I haven’t read the book but I’m curious to hear what those, who have, think of this mini series along the way.

Hold on to your socks, it’s a shocker! I read five books in a week. Yes, I did that and now I’m going to tell you about three of them, because two were M/M romances, and those are just for fun. So, the first one I’m going to mention was a reread, The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West. And it was as fun and enjoyable as it was the first two times around. The thing that keeps me coming back to it, is the fake relationship trope. I just love those and if you know any books with main characters faking a relationship, send them my way.

Then I re-read From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata, even though I just read it at the beginning of the year. It was so good! I love slow burn romances, and this is the mother of the slow burn! The main characters clearly dislike each other in the beginning, but their determination and work ethics keep them in check. I would love to read a chapter, where we get to hear what Ivan aka Lukov is thinking. Just somewhere in the middle, to get an understanding how he feels.

The third, and final one I finished on Sunday night, was Giovanni and Tom Fletcher’s Eve of Man. This was a dystopian YA romance that was pretty darn good. There are elements to it that I don’t necessarily love but I liked most of the story. It was also a really quick read, which means the writing style worked for me. I didn’t expect it to click so well with me, but I’m glad it did. Now I just have to wait for its second book.

For weeks now I’ve been in a sort of a darker place, and Incubus is keeping me company. Listening to songs I remember from my teenage years is so comforting, and well, there were many songs to choose from to share here. But let’s go with Drive, because, obvious reasons.

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Two Dollar Cinema mostly Yay’s Incredibles 2

Oh So Geeky reviews Ant-Man and the Wasp

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Katy
    July 9, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Thanks for the link! My review of Ant-Man and the Wasp is spoiler-free if that helps! <3

    I just got a copy of Sharp Objects and it looks like a quick read. I'm hoping to squeeze it in before starting the show. 🙂

    • Reply
      MettelRay
      July 17, 2018 at 12:11 PM

      You’re welcome!
      I don’t even read spoiler free reviews before movies I really want to see. 😀
      I haven’t been reading anything now for a week, I’ve been at work and it’s been quite a drag in this heat, lol. 😀

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    sati
    July 10, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Oh, Greece! That’s sounds awesome! I love Sharp Objects, it’s my favorite novel from Flynn. I really loved the first episode, very faithful adaptation so far

    • Reply
      MettelRay
      July 17, 2018 at 12:11 PM

      I hope it is, promises to be so hot though, I’m already melting. 😀
      That’s great to hear! I’m not sure I’ll read the novel but I’m definitely watching the show. 🙂

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