Kindred Spirits was released in celebration of World Book Day, which I honestly had never heard of, where every year there are a few authors who write a short story that’s being sold in order to promote this day and reading in general.
I quickly want to thank Kat from Life and Other Disasters, since I won a copy of this book as part of her 3 years of blogging giveaway.
My first thoughts were: “A story about being a fan of Star Wars? I’m in.”
I hadn’t yet read a contemporary novel or even a YA one, so this one was a first in both cases. With this being a short story, you can’t really expect it to have a grand story that has a lot of elements to it. Still, Rainbow Rowell delivers a fun story that keeps you interested while not requiring a lot of thought. It’s a story that could have just as easily happen to me in real life, which made it very enjoying to read.
Listen To This is a series where I introduce you to some of my favourite songs at the moment. These are some of the songs that blew my mind, surprised me in some way or are just plainly awesome. I listen to these songs on repeat so often that I wonder how it’s even possible that I’m still not tired of hearing them. As I listen to music every single day and it’s a big part of my life, I feel like it’s important to let other people know some of these songs so they don’t miss out on greatness.
The titles contain a link to the corresponding Spotify-page of that song, so you can just go ahead and listen to these right away and I highly encourage you to do so.
Say It – Flume ft. Tove Lo
I was kind of sad that Flume played at Rock Werchter, a large music festival in Belgium, on a different day than the one when I was there, but that doesn’t stop me from constantly playing his songs. There are quite a few songs on his second album Skin, which was released this year, that are worth mentioning, like Say It and Never Be Like You.
People – Youth Club
This upbeat and fun song by Youth Club is the excellent song for the summer season. In 2014 they released their debut EP called Colours and this song is already from their second one called Brothers. Breathe is one of their other great songs.
Now who doesn’t love a good movie trailer? I know I do.
In Watch These Trailers I list a few trailers which I thought were important or significant enough to be mentioned. Find the trailer I’m talking about by clicking on the title. I’m fully aware that some of these trailers came out a while ago, but they are still worth talking about.
This looks interesting. I’ve played the game a few times and I really liked it. As far as what they show in the trailer, this looks like it’s fairly good at adapting the idea behind the game. The characters are completely new, but the overall feel and story do seem like they could come from the game. The visuals are stunning and the cast, including Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is promising.
Moana The next Disney Princess is almost upon us and she’s called Moana. Moana Waialiki seems like great character that can stand her own. However, I’m afraid that Dwayne Johnson as demi-god Maui will grab the attention as he’s already featured heavily in the trailer. The animation looks stunning and the soundtrack for this movie is something I’m very much looking forward to.
The long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo is finally here. Finding Dory has hit theatres and puts the forgetful, yet loveable blue tang at the centre of the story. Pixar is now full on track in the sequel business, as it’s releasing a number of them in the next few years with only one original movie slated. The question is though whether or not these sequels will be able to match the success and quality of the original movies.
It’s the first of July today, which means that we’re halfway through 2016. This year has gone by so fast already. A lot has happened since the start of this year. I went to London, I became 19, I finished my first year at college and so much more.
The reason I’m mentioning this is because the first day of July also means that my blog is nog six months old. I started this blog on January 1st. I thought I’d celebrate this with a short recap and a small Q&A.
It’s been exactly a month since my birthday and I’m only now doing my haul. This post is way overdue, but I do have a good reason for it. I always get these wonderful gifts from my family which I’m very thankful for. But they also always give me some money and I usually go online immediately and order a bunch of stuff. I basically wanted to wait with writing this post until everything I ordered had arrived and now that’s finally the case, except for one thing, but I can live with that.
The Flash – season one I’m starting with something that I didn’t get for my birthday. I actually bought this one a few days before my birthday, because I still had a gift card that would soon expire. As I’ve said in a recent post, I’m really excited about watching The Flash, but I’m first going to catch up on Arrow in order to watch that universe in the correct chronological order.
Marshall Major II headphones Music is very important to me. I listen everyday and that requires some good headphones. I used to listen with the earbuds that I got when I bought my phone, but it was time to buy something better. And when I saw these Marshall headphones being discounted, I immediately knew that I wanted them. These headphones deliver great sound and are comfortable to wear.
Skottie Young, who you may know from writing and drawing Rocket Raccoon and Groot, delivers once again with I Hate Fairyland. This time he writes for a different publisher, which results in a totally different series. If you take the time to read the synopsis for this series you’ll immediately notice that this is not some ordinary fairytale. Being a mix between Alice in Wonderland and Deadpool, this series offers you a raunchy and hilarious take on the way too familiar story.