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Life Update + 2020 Favorites So Far!


Life Update:

Hi guys! Long time no see. I haven't blogged since the middle of last month, and I'm incredibly sorry for the radio silence. My life has drastically changed in the last month, so here's a little life update. I've started an internship at Disney, which is both incredibly cool but also very taxing as I've had to move across the country and leave all my friends. I'm a content marketing intern at the studios department, which means I get to witness everything that happens regarding their cinematic releases the coming 6 months! The internship itself is amazing, but my living situation has changed a lot and I went from having my own apartment to essentially living on someone's couch, which is not fully ideal. This also means I don't have time to read or blog like I used to. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and post one piece a week, but no promises.

For now, however, despite my limited readings these past two months, I did want to address some of my favorites of the year so far. Strap in and discover some of the things I've enjoyed the past few weeks!

Books:

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
The release of this one can't have gone unnoticed. Truthfully, I haven't been as excited for a Shadowhunter book in a long time. I had the opportunity to read an early finished copy of this book, and I can honestly say that this might end up being my favorite Cassandra Clare novel of all time. The inclusion of both trusty old characters (Jem and Tessa being my absolute favorites), as well as new ones (Cordelia, Lucie, James & Matthew WILL STEAL YOUR HEART) provided a perfect match for me. Despite my current book slump, I managed to devour this beauty within one single day. Get your hands on this as fast as possible because it's truly one you don't want to miss!

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Being a fan of period dramas and historical fiction, I'm always on the look out for some nice diverse historical YA. The Downstairs Girl follows Jo who secretly writes as Miss Sweetie, the author of a newspaper advice column. This book features poignant social commentary, hilarious scenes, and hints of intersectional feminism. Such a delightful and important read!

Faking Under the Mistletoe by Ashley Shepherd
I know the holidays have come and gone but Faking Under the Mistletoe is truly a romance for any time of the year. This follows Olivia, who is in charge of organizing the christmas party at her company. She ends up fake dating her boss, which, you guessed it, isn't so fake at all. This is The Hating Game mixed with some holiday cheer for every month of the year.


TV:
Besides the regular book favorites I decided to include two drama's that I've been enjoying, as TV shows are the only things I really have time/energy for after a 40 hour work week.

The Tale of Nokdu
This drama is a historical one, and follows Nok Du, who goes undercover in a village of widows. Discovered, he falls in love with one of the inhabitants of the village and all kinds of drama ensues. The show truly is better than the synopsis makes it seem and contains all elements that make for an exciting drama.

Crash Landing on You
This is a new one that I'm currently watching as it just dropped on Netflix. I'm only on episode 3 but this follows a woman who, while paragliding, accidentally crash lands in North Korea, where she meets a soldier from the army. I'm not that far into it yet, but I've heard some great buzz around this so it's a definite one to check out!


I'm once again sorry for the complete radio silence, and here's to hopefully posting more regularly in the future! Thanks for reading and see you next time! 



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