Reading, Listening, Watching | Weekly Finds #24
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It’s been a while since I’ve last written a weekly finds blog post, so I thought why not bring this little segment back to life. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot more book and watching insanely amount of tv shows (I mean, are you even surprised by this point?) and I really want to share some of my findings with you. So here they are, things that you definitely should check out!
Now I’ve read quite a few books but I’ll share only those that really stuck with me. But if you want to take a look and follow along with my full reading journey, add me on Goodreads.
They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera 4/5
A devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change forever over the course of one day. The book is based somewhere in the future when there is such thing as Death-Cast, call service that calls you the day you’re going to die to inform you about it. The thing that I loved the most about this book is that the whole concept is no unexpected yet intriguing. Will we ever have such service? Will we ever be able to determine someone’s death? Maybe not, but the idea of it really fascinated me in a way. Also, even though the title of the book states that they die, you can’t help but wonder if they really will and this kept me on edge during the whole book.
Leah On The Off Beat by Becky Albertalli 5/5
If you loved the previous author’s book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, chances are that you’ll also adore this one as well. The main character is Leah, best friend of Simon and also a super duper cool drummer. I found the whole story cute in a way and there were moments when I wanted to laugh out loud, so thumbs up for that. Leah isn’t that perfect character and she makes mistakes, there were times when I disagreed with her opinion and thought that she wasn’t a very nice human being. But that made me like the book even more of it. It is realistic and let’s be real, no human is 100% perfect, we all make mistakes and do decisions that aren’t very kind to others. This book captured it beautifully.
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone 5/5
I’ve read this one quite a while ago but I just couldn’t exclude it in this blog post. The book stole my heart and broke it into thousand pieces at the same time. The main character Samantha is considered one of those popular girls but the thing that others don’t know about her, even her closest friends, is that she has Purely-Obsessional OCD. Long story short, she is introduced to a Poet’s Corner where she finds more about herself than she ever did before. This book is very much compelling in that sense that you don’t want to put it down until you read the very last page of the book. I loved that it touched mental health issues and addressed it in a realistic way.
I love myself a good playlist when working or writing something, so I usually turn to Spotify for that. Recently, I’ve been loving Music for a Workday playlist which is a mix of popular songs that are suitable for a work environment. They are quite upbeat but not too much if you know what I mean. I’m especially loving the acoustic version of Jess Glynne’s I’ll be There and Roads by Vargas & Lagola.
Ohhh, I absolutely adore Halloween season and if you know me well enough, you’d know that I listen to Halloween songs non-stop during October. There are some amazing playlists on Spotify dedicated to this great holiday, so make sure there is an original version of This Is Halloween and I Put A Spell On You and you’re good to go.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before 4/5
I’ve read all the books in the series by Jenny Han in a week or so and I knew I had to watch the movie to see what’s the deal with Peter Kavinsky. I must admit, I wasn’t a big fan of him in the books (I was more of a team John, please!) but in the movie, I’m all team Kavinsky. It’s such a quirky and light-weighted rom-com that is perfect for those evenings when you want to watch something easy yet well-made. I fell in love with the characters and the actors that played them. Well done, Netflix!
American Horror Story Apocalypse 5/5
If I could, I would give 10/5 to this season because the creativity and the genius behind this show are simply unbelievable. Every episode is making me want to see more and more, all those plot twists and crossovers with other seasons bought me. I kid you not, this season is probably the best one so far. AHS fans, where are you at?! Let’s discuss the amazingness of it all!
Now, this isn’t a movie or tv shows but it deserves the same amount of attention. Jacob Laukaitis is a Lithuanian creator and traveller who shares inspiration, motivation travel videos from all around the world. If you haven’t seen any of his videos, you need to do it asap! They are in English, so no need to worry about the language barrier. This time Jacob decided to film a phenomenal video about Lithuania, aka my country, and explain why it is so amazing and why you definitely should visit it. Now whenever someone will give me a confused look when I’ll say I’m from Lithuania, I’ll show them this video.
Have you read, listened or watched any of these?
What would you recommend to check out?