So, I’m blogging from my phone because my landlord still doesn’t offer Internet. On the upside, I’m reading much more than I usually do.
I read 5 books this month which is a record for me. I’m halfway done with Trylle #3 as I type this.
It’s hard to say that I have a favorite from the bunch. Most were all 3 star reads, which means that I liked and enjoyed them, but they’re not amazing. I’m looking forward to finishing The Selection series, Trylle series, and Dorothy Must Die series.
My least favorite was definitely The Thousandth Floor, which I gave 2 stars for reasons I can’t even remember now. Disappointing because I was really looking forward to this one after all the Gossip Girl comparisons. This story just fell flat for me and I didn’t care about the characters at all.
This is my haul from Yallwest this past weekend. It was a good event but a bit unorganized and chaotic. I would go back if I’m already in the L.A. area or could spend a few days vacationing, but I wouldn’t do a turn around trip just for this event like I did this year.
I also got a ton of swag which you can see pics of here. I got to meet the amazing Cassandra Clare and Angie Thomas and a few new authors.
Other books I got this month are Crooked Kingdom, Girl in Pieces arc, and Plus One all via #booksfortrade on Twitter.
I also went to NYC for the 2nd time for a few days and it was much too short. I crammed in a few Broadway shows: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Come From Away. I was nervous seeing the new cast of Hamilton, and while they will never rival the originals, they were still pretty amazing. But can we talk about Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen? That show is amazingly beautiful and poignant, and his performance was awe-inspiring. (Tony nominations are today and I’m throwing all my good vibes to this show!) Come From Away was also great. I loved the story and learning about some of the more positive stories that came from one of the darkest moments in recent history. It had great songs, and a good mix of humor and seriousness and focus.
Last, but not least, I went to see The Maine again on their world tour and holy crap it was amazing. They played the best setlist that they’ve ever played (almost 2 hours long with a good mix of old songs, new songs, B-sides, and everything in between). I want to ugly cry just reminiscing.