Hi everyone. 🙂 The monthly recap is one of my favorite posts to do even though it’s a bit time consuming. Every month I recap my life, my blog, music, movies, Broadway and book news as well.
Life lately has been all right. I had to take two of my cats to the vet this past month, that wasn’t fun. Other than that, not too much has happened. Story of my life, right? Ha. I’ve had a huge reading slump all month which is why I only read one book. 😦 And didn’t review too much. I’m snapping out of it though, I think.
I won a lot of giveaways this month. 🙂 Which I’m now going to list here because, why not?
ARC of Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger (From Debby at Snuggly Oranges)
My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp (From Rockstar Books Blog Tour)
ARCs of Sweet by Emmy, Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu, and Joyride by Anna Banks (From Twitter).
Amazon Gift Card (From Lisa at ReadBreatheRelax)
Anna Banks Swag (From Jessica at Crossroad Reviews)
Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold (A Revenge novel #2) by Katie Finn (From @FierceReads on Twitter)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (From Angie at DisquietsusReads)
Dead To Me by Mary McCoy (From Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl
Liars Inc swag on Twitter at Paula Stoke’s Twitter Party
E-Copy of When Joss Met Matt by (From Ginger at Good Reads)
ARC of The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (From Gaby and Lisa @BookishBroads on Twitter)
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine (From Katrina at Bookish Things and More)
Duff Soundtrack, shirt and signed Bella Thorne poster (From Celebuzz.com)
Okay, on to the Stats recap.
WordPress Followers: 113
Facebook Likes: 20
# of Views/Visitors: 3,410/2,506
# of Blog Posts: 21 (Now 22)
# of Reviews: 4
# of Likes: 43
# of Comments: 111 (Half are mine)
Most Viewed Post: Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman (1,388 views)
# of Books Read: One. 😦
# of Books Bought: Six (5 Pre-Ordered)
# of Books Borrowed: 0
# of Books For Review: 0
# of Books Won: 11 (Roughly….)
# of Books Given: 1 (It hasn’t come yet though. 🙂 From Dahlia on Twitter<3)
~What I Posted (Minus memes and weekly recaps)~
I made a header! 😀
I participated in Paula Stokes’ #TwitterMysteryTheater
I went to Paula Stokes’ Twitter party for Liars Inc<3
I had a Twitter chat about All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I took part in Bloggiesta for the first time ever. It was so much fun.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman is to become a tv show.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn is becoming a movie.
52 Reasons To Hate My Father has been acquired by Vampire Academy Producers
MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES has been optioned for film by Paramount Pictures with Anonymous Content producing!
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee had a second printing.
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie had a second printing
Oh my goodness, it’s been such a good music month for me. I’ll have to break this into sections.
-Songs I Was Obsessed With-
Shots by Imagine Dragons
Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson
Failure by Breaking Benjamin
Happy by Marina and The Diamonds
Forget by Marina and the Diamonds
I’m A Ruin by Marina and The Diamonds
Karaoke by Smallpools
-Albums I Liked-
Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson
Froot by Marina and The Diamonds
LOVETAP! by Smallpools
I’ve liked Ayumi for a while, but I kind of never gave all of her songs a whole listen. I found this video when someone shared it on Popjustice. It’s so amazing. ❤ This was a great era for her apparently. This may be is my favorite live video of all time. So beautiful. And when the lights hit and all of the decorations drop, I fall apart. It’s so beautiful.<3 I would have died to see her at this concert. Oh my gosh….
Runaway by Aurora
Young Blood by Bea Miller
Ryn weaver “OctaHate”
Steppin’ Out by Kaskade
Divine Inspiration “The Way” by Divine Inspiration
Fifty Sixty by Alizee
So gorgeous, it reminds me of I Never Learn by Lykke Li (highly recommended, by the way.
She’s back guys! I’m dying<3
This song seriously gives me life. ❤ Sounds just like old BB.
I just found this song from Ginger’s tweet on twitter.
I adore this video so so so much. It feels like a movie and I want a movie based on this. It’s so beautiful. I love it so so so much. ❤ It’s so….amazing.
-Newly Favorited Songs-
Fallen Angel by Three Days Grace
You’ve Haunted Me All My Life by Death Cab For Cutie
Believe by Mumford & Sons
Dead Inside by Muse
Emoticons by The Wombats
Crystals by Of Monsters and Men
Can You Blame Me by Matt and Kim
Lifted Up by Passion Pit
OH MY GOSH, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IS CONTINUING TO BEING CAST.
OH MY GOSH, MULAN IS GOING TO BE A LIVE-ACTION MOVIE. YES PLEASE! I’m obviously dying at these news, if you couldn’t tell. 😉
Tim Burton is also supposed to be directing a live-action version of Dumbo.
Okay, so we have Mulan, can we please get a live action version of Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame now please? Pleaseeeeee.
~TV Show Wise~
Glee ended. 😦 The finale was pretty great though, I wish some things had been different, but I still loved it. Especially the flashback episode.
iZombie launched! I’ve only watched the Pilot so far though. 😦 I was busy last week with something and missed it. I’m so excited for it though because Rob Thomas is behind it. (Adapting it, I mean, he didn’t actually think of the idea himself).
The Vampire Diaries has gone on on a small hiatus and won’t be back until next month for the final four episodes in the sixth season. 😦
i’m working my way through Veronica Mars again. 🙂 This time, I’ve been having my cousin watch it with me. OH! I also got Kaitlin hooked on it as well. So proud. 😉
I’m also catching up on Boy Meets World with season 2, I forgot how good the earlier seasons are because I love the later ones (mostly) so much.
~Purchases (Books, Albums, DVDs)-
Liars Inc by Paula Stokes
Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
All The Rage by Courtney Summers + Bonus book (I can’t remember the name…)
Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Veronica Mars Movie Soundtrack
Imagine Dragons “Smoke + Mirrors”
Fall Out Boy “American Beauty/American Psycho”
i pre-ordered a couple albums that have now come out, so if that’s the case, I will also put “(Now own)”.
Marina and The Diamonds “Froot” (Now own)
Kodaline “Coming Up For Air” (Now own)
Smallpools “Lovetap!” (Now own)
Breaking Benjamin “Dark Before Dawn” (Pre-ordered)
Three Days Grace “Human” (Now own)
Death Cab For Cutie “Kintsugi” (Now own)
Muse “Drones” (Pre-Ordered)
The Wombats “Glitterbug” Deluxe (Pre-Ordered)
Of Monsters and Men “Beneath The Skin” (Deluxe) (Pre-Ordered)
Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind” (Deluxe) (Pre-Ordered)
Veronica Mars Season 2
Veronica Mars Movie
Boy Meets World Season 2
~How Did I Do With My Resolutions?~
I’m still working on these….
~How Did I Do With My Challenges?~
I read Positively Beautiful for the Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge.
I wrote three discussions for the Book Blog Discussion Challenge.
I read Positively Beautiful for the Debut Author Challenge.
I ended up with eight squares for the Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year. but no bingos.
Okay, so that pretty much is it for me this month. Let me know how your month’s have been.