Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekly Haul (94)

These are all of the books that I bought in the past two months. It's a pretty random haul, but I've been wanting to read all of these books for a while. That and because they were all on sale at one point or another lol.


Bought: 
Overlord, vol. 1: The Undead King by Kugane Maruyama & So-Bin
Rogue by Julie Kagawa
Platinum End by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Monday, May 8, 2017

The semester is over!

I finished my last final for the semester last Friday, and I have been enjoying being stress-free for the past couple of days, lol. Actually, I've been hanging out with a lot of people for the past week or two in between stressing out about possibly failing my accounting class. -__-"

I worried for nothing. I had a low C average in the class before the final, so I was really worried about failing the final, since the final also included past topics that the class as a whole did poorly on in previous tests. So not only did I need to study the new material, I also needed to figure out what I did wrong in the past tests. However, I ended up with a B in the class because he made it so that he either dropped your lower grade or averaged the two grades together for the topics that were from previous tests. Because I made a higher grade on most of the previous topics on my final, my average went up!

Two weeks ago, when I just finished my first final and was about to start stressing about my accounting final, I found out that my friend from high school, Tyler, was actually in town and has been for a while now. He's been in the navy for the past couple of years, so I never knew where he was, so it was a surprise to find out that we've been in the same town for the past couple of months, lol. We hungout for a while, ordering pizza and watching Dave Chappell and Kevin Hart's new shows on Netflix and just catching up with each other.

The Friday before the last, I hungout with David and one of his friends. We went to Cheddar's for lunch and then went to Ice Queen, a new rolled ice cream place in Macon, afterwards for dessert. David and I have been wanting to try it out for the past few months since it opened, so that day was a good opportunity, lol. I got this matcha with real strawberries flavor, which I really liked.

Last Tuesday was Carina's birthday, so she threw a little bonfire party in her backyard that we went to. It was fun to catch up with her and make s'mores and just generally be pyromaniacs, lol. We literally made flaming hot cheeto puffs by throwing them into the bonfire, lol. Alec brought sprinklers as well, so we had fun lighting those up, too. It was also nice just laying around outside on soft blankets because it was a little cold, but the fire kept us warm, and the company was good.

Then, last Friday, I got to hangout with Cam and Jessica before I had to take my final. Jessica was in town for an internship with Geico, and Cam didn't have any finals that day, so we went to get lunch and dessert at Ice Queen because Jessica wanted to try it. We went to this Mediterranean place next to Ice Queen, which was pretty good and ended up talking for two hours there, because we all had so much to catch up on, lol.

Later that night, to celebrate finals being over for David and me, we went out to buy alcohol with Alec and had a drink at my place. Alec's last final was the next day, but he already had plans that night, so we celebrated it on Friday, lol. It was definitely interesting. We're always trying different beers when we're with Alec. I'm never totally sure if I like most of them, lol.

Today, the three of us went to go watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie, which was so good. I didn't like the soundtrack as much as I liked it in the first movie, but the movie was hilarious like I expected, and Groot was so cute! God, he was so adorable! Definitely stay until the end of the movie, because there are at least 4 scenes during the credits.

But yeah, things have been busy, but I'm not complaining. :)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I have three weeks of freedom before my summer classes start, so I'm really going to try to read some of these books during this time! I really need to, lol. All I've been reading recently is online manga, which is not good, since I still keep on buying books even though I haven't read a physical book in months. -__-"
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Monday, May 1, 2017

April in Retrospect

I procrastinated a lot towards the end of this month, which is why I ended up reading a lot of manga and started watching anime and kdramas, lol. I'm not proud of myself. I will be done with finals this week, and I'm so ready to start my summer so that I don't have to feel bad for binge-watching a series in two days and not have to worry about homework. :D

I read:
  • My Hero Academia vol. 12 by Kohei Horikoshi
  • My Hero Academia vol. 13 by Kohei Horikoshi
  • SSG - Meimon Danshikou Keppuuroku vol. 1 by Morishita Suu
  • SSG - Meimon Danshikou Keppuuroku vol. 2 by Morishita Suu
  • SSG - Meimon Danshikou Keppuuroku vol. 3 by Morishita Suu
  • SSG - Meimon Danshikou Keppuuroku vol. 4 by Morishita Suu
  • Kanojo Ni Naru Hi vol. 1 by Ogura Akane
  • Kanojo Ni Naru Hi vol. 2 by Ogura Akane
  • Kanojo Ni Naru Hi vol. 3 by Ogura Akane

I watched:
  • Fairy Tail (2009)
  • Sword Art Online (2012)
  • Power Rangers (2017)
  • Kiss Him, Not Me! (2016)
  • Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches (2015)
  • Dear White People (2014)
  • Princess Lover! (2011)
  • Aoharu x Machine Gun (2015)
  • Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New Shows/Movies Coming in May

Next month has a lot of awesome movies premiering and tv shows being added onto Netflix that I'm really excited to watch! I'll be done with finals next week, so that gives me roughly three weeks of freedom to do and watch whatever I want until I start summer classes towards the end of May. So you bet I'm going to take advantage of all of the free time to read and watch as many shows as I can, lol.

These are the shows and movies being added to Netflix in May that I want to watch: 
  • Sense8 (May 5)
  • Sherlock Series 4 (May 15)
  • Riverdale Season 1 (May 18)
  • Blame! (May 19)
  • Inglourious Basterds (May 19)
  • Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (May 26)
  • Supergirl Season 2 (May 30)

Movies premiering in May that I want to watch:
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 (May 5)
  • Baywatch (May 25)
  • Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Book Unhaul (2)

I actually unhauled these books last month, but things got busy, so I'm posting about it now, lol.

Most of these books I've had since junior year of high school, so for at least five or six years now. I figured that if I haven't read it already in that time period, then I'm never going to get around to reading it, no matter how awesome they sounded. However, I'm donating Raging Star because I didn't realize that I already had a copy, so I ended up buying another one a few months ago.

  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Raging Star by Moira Young
  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Shifter by Janice Hardy
  • Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
I donated these to my local library, so I hope that people are enjoying them. :)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shows I'm Currently Watching: Into the Badlands, Fairy Tail (2014), My Hero Academia

I suddenly got really interested in watching anime again, lol. However, there's also one show that isn't anime that I really should have finished watching weeks ago...


CURRENTLY WATCHING:


I started watching this when it first was added onto Netflix last month because the main protagonist was Asian. Like, it's so hard to find tv shows in the U.S. with Asian representation in them--let alone as the main character! I was going to give that show a shot no matter what just for that reason alone. Plus, season one is only six episodes long, and season two just started airing. I thought that this would be a quick series to watch while I crammed for my accounting test and such, but things got busy with the wedding and classes, and I forgot about this show in between my sudden desire to watch anime, lol. Don't get me wrong, I do like the show though! I watched half of it already, and the plot is interesting enough to keep me hooked to figure out what's going to happen next.



I started watching the first season of Fairy Tail years ago, and out of nowhere, I suddenly wanted to finish watching this anime because I thought that it was completed already. (I was wrong; there's going to be another season sometime this Spring.) But yeah, I fell in love with the huge cast of crazy characters again, got completely immersed in the series, and am on the second season now. All of the arcs have been awesome, except for the filler arcs. They were really boring and undermined how powerful all of the characters became in the previous arcs. I'm currently at one of the filler arcs right now, and it's killing me because it's really not that interesting. I want to skip the episodes and go straight to the next main arc, but I don't like skipping episodes and missing information. :/



I watched season one when it was completed airing last year and loved it so much that I started reading the manga to see what happened next. I kind of stopped reading the manga for the past few months so that I could read the next arc all in one go, so I was happy to find out that season two of this anime came out two weeks ago, because this is a really good arc. There's a lot of character development and fighting scenes, and you get introduced to a lot of interesting new characters, too. There's only two episodes out, which sucks, because of all of the cliffhangers they end on. Even though I already know what's going to happen, I'm still impatient to watch the next episode because I want to see epic fight scenes, lol.


FINISHED WATCHING:


David wanted some white noise to take a nap to, so we chose an anime that we've both watched before. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't that tired to begin with and got immediately sucked into the anime again, just like the first time I watched it, lol. I forgot just how good it was but also how disjointed the first half of the anime was. I mean, it made sense since that arc spanned the length of two years inside the game. Regardless, it was a good anime to rewatch. I cam't wait to watch the movie that just came out once subs are available!



This anime was recently added onto Netflix a week or two ago, so David and I were happy to rewatch it once we found out about it, because it's a great anime. Lol, it's hilarious and ridiculous with great animation and action scenes. Season two is supposed to come out sometime this year, and I am so ready to watch it!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I didn't read any books off of this list last month, but I'm going to try to get around to reading at least one book this month if I can stop being so addicted to watching Fairy Tail, lol.
  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater