Welcome to Thursday and Thrilled!
I’m going to attempt to make this a regular post on this blog. This will be a breakdown of things I’m currently thrilled with. It could be the book(s) I’m currently or going to be reading, or movies or TV shows I’m binging. Basically a breakdown of whatever I’m excited about at the moment!!
In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
A few months ago, I took my younger cousin to her first book signing. Marissa writes an amazing series called The Lunar Chronicles. She takes fairy tales and adds a sci-fi twist to them. They are AMAZING!! Fairest is a companion novel that tells the story of Queen Lavana (the villian of TLC). I’ve been borrowing this book from my cousin for a little over a month and I keep putting off reading it because I keep getting distracted by TV shows or video games. BUT NO MORE!!! I’m starting this book finally this week, and I am STOKED!!!
I may get a lot of crap about this one, but oh well. I’ve been listening to this song a LOT. Last week I watched the entire series of Young and Hungry (it’s so silly but cute. I recommend it for those days you want something that doesn’t require a lot of investment) and Jesse McCartney plays a pretty important part in the series. It made me nostalgic for his music. Little did I know that he came out with something fairly recently. This song has been playing a lot on my playlist at work.
A few weeks ago I saw Pitch Perfect 2 and while I haven’t bought the album yet, I have been listening to this song a lot. I feel that Pitch Perfect didn’t use Ester Dean to her full potential. She’s an amazing singer and I wish she could have sung a lot more.
Did you know that ModCloth has an app? It’s glorious and dangerous. I spent a great deal of time this weekend looking through all the stuff on their site and <3 ing a bunch of them. I’m particularly in love with the stationary. I signed up a couple months ago for GeekGirlPenPals but got intimidated by it and so I’ve failed as a pen pal. Siiiiiigh. The thing is I love stationary, and have a whole lot of it. But have failed to be a good pen pal and actually use it. Maybe if I buy new stationary, I’ll be more inclined to write to pen pals.
As my TV shows have ended, some of the web-series I love are gearing to come back. In anticipation for that I have been re-watching Classic Alice and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy. Both are amazingly produced and acted series that I am completely engrossed in.
When college student Alice receives a bad grade on an essay, she partners with her friend Andrew to film a documentary about living her life according to classic literature
Everyone has to grow up, right? Well, not if Peter Pan has anything to say about it! Peter, a late-twenties man-child and comic book artist living in the small town of Neverland Ohio, has three life goals: 1) NEVER GROW UP. 2) Have as much fun as humanly possible while doing as little work as possible. 3) Win the heart of his best friend, Wendy Darling. With his friends John, Michael, Lily and his fairy, Tinkerbell, Peter is nailing goals 1 and 2. Goal 3, however, is a bit trickier. Wendy Darling, an advice vlogger and overall go-getter, is tired of the never-changing small town of Neverland Ohio and wants to see the world, to become… an adult. It’s Peter vs Growing Up in the battle for Wendy! But is growing up really the enemy? Or is it the solution?
What are some things you’ve been thrilled with? Got any recommendations for me?