Category Archives: Looking Forward To

Looking Forward To: June ’17

Looking Forward To is a monthly feature where I showcase all the books, music, movies, etc. that I’m looking forward to.
This post is a few days late so a few of the things mentioned have already been released, though that doesn’t mean I’m not anticipating getting to them any less.

~Books~

June 6:

What_I_Lost_Alexandra_BallardInternet_Famous_Danika_StoneOnce_and_For_All_Sarah_DessanLiberty_The_Spy_Who_Kind_Of_Liked_Me_Andrea_PortesTash_Hearts_Tolstoy_Kathryn_Ormsbee

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

Internet Famous by Danika Stone

Once and For All by Sarah Dessan

Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes – 

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

June 13:

Want_Cindy_PonBad_RomanceSaints_and_Misfits_S_K_AliThe_Girl_In_Between_Sarah_Carroll

Want by Cindy Pon

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

The Girl In Between by Sarah Carroll

The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

 

June 27:

If_Birds_Fly_BackLittle_Wrecks_Meredith_Milleraftercare_instructions

Little Wrecks by Meredith Miller

If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

Read: Bad Romance. I loved it. It’s such an important book about abusive relationships.

Reading: Aftercare Instructions, I’m 60 percent into this (I keep reading other books) and I really love it. It’s told in a unique format with the play going on.

Most Excited For: Internet Famous, Tash Hearts Tolstoy and Saints and Misfits.

For Review: Aftercare Instructions


~Music~

June 2:

All_Time_Low_Last_Young_Renegade88985428731_JK001_PS_01_01_01.inddHalsey_Hopeless_fountain_Kingdom

All Time Low Last Young Renegade

Bleachers Gone Now

Halsey Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

June 9:

Allie_X_Collxtion_2Anathema_The_OptimistKaty_Perry_WitnessPhoenix_Ti_AmoRise_Against_Wolves

Allie X Collixtion II

Anathema The Optimist

Katy Perry Witness

Phoenix Ti Amo

Rise Against Wolves

June 16:

Royal_Blood_How_Did_We_Get_So_DarkBeth_Ditto_Fake_SugarFleet_Foxes_Crack_UpLorde_MelodramaNickelback_Feed_The_MachinePortugal_The_Man_Woodstock

Royal Blood How Did We Get So Dark?

Beth Ditto Fake Surgar

Fleet Foxes Crack-Up

Lorde Melodrama

Nickelback Feed The Machine

Portugal The Man Woodstock

June 23:

Imagine_Dragons_Evolve

Imagine Dragons Evolve

 

June 30:

BeachHouse_BeachSidesColdplay_KaleidoscopeZZ_Ward_The_Storm

Beach House B-Sides and Rarities

Coldplay Kaleidoscope

ZZ Ward The Storm

Most Anticipated: Collixtion II, and How Did We Get So Dark Evolve. I have been waiting on Royal Blood’s follow-up album for years so I am so excited to hear it. I love that title too. 

Already Listened To: Last Young Renegade, Gone Now and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. I liked them all pretty well, especially Halsey’s. I love the dark sound.


~Shows~

  • Pretty Little Liars is ending on June 27th and I’m freaking out a ton because I will be traveling back from Chicago at that time. Oh my gosh. It’s going to be spoiler city. I literally won’t be able to get on social media at all after I leave.
  • Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 will be hitting Netflix on June 17th. Yessssssssss
  • Moana will be going on Netflix on June 20th. Again, yesssss.

 

Oh, The 100 will be going on Netflix as well but I am mad at that show and super intruiged and I will not talk about it. Check out my tweets.


~Everything Else~

And if you’re wondering where I’m traveling to, I am going to ALA in Chicago! I’m going with my mom because I need someone to carry books for me, right? Just kidding (about that second part). If you’d like to meet up, let me know! I’d love to meet people and hang out and such. 🙂 


So, what are you looking forward to this month? Any vacations? Did you go to BEA? How was it? Have you read any of the books I’m looking forward to? Are you looking forward to a book I didn’t mention? I do leave out fantasy most of the time? Is there an artist or band coming out with an album I let slip under the radar? Are you going to ALA? Would you like to meet? Would you like to let me follow you around to get books until I inevitably disappear in the sea of panels? Let me know.

 


Monthly Recap: April + Looking Forward To: May

~Life~

This month has just been pretty much unbearable. Just seriously every single thing that has happened has just made me so, so done with this year. I’m going to go into detail about this a little bit regarding BEA in a later post, because that’s caused a huge amount of stress.

We’re still dealing with a situation at home, so that’s…not fun. More stress there.

I’ve been having a lot of anxiety as well just about everything this month, including BEA, so once again, not fun.

Really, I’m just trying to keep myself in one piece. Haha.

Due to all of this, I’ve gone on a hiatus since the 10th. Fortunately though, I think I’m back. I hope I’m back. I can’t go to BEA when I’m on a month long hiatus, that’s silly.

Here’s hoping May gets better, but I have a feeling it’ll be getting a bit more rockier.

~Stats~

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From This Month: Indefinite Hiatus

Overall: Interview with Leah Thomas


~Book Stats~

# of Books Read:

I haven’t finished any books this month, sadly.

# of Books Started:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Run by Kody Keplinger

# of Books Bought:

Kindle:

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell 

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

# of Books For Review: 

  • Run by Kody Keplinger
    • Via Scholastic for me being on the Run blog tour hosted by Irish Banana! I’m ridiculously excited.
  • The Joey Parker Movement by Joey Parker
    • Via Jolly Fish Press

~What I Posted~

Feature:

Monthly Recap: March ’16

Other Posts:

Indefinite Hiatus

Blog Tour:

The Perfect Prank by Kurt Dinan (Author of Don’t Get Caught)


~Music Section~

~Favorite Songs~

~Album I Wish Had Gotten More Love~

I still haven’t properly listened to Honey by Katy B, my most anticipated album of the month. Sadness.

~Music Videos~

Boyfriend by Tegan and Sara (Shown above)


~Fantastic Videos~

Lip Sync Conversation with Ariana Grande (And Jimmy Fallon) 


~Book Related TV/Movie News~

None of The Above is going to TV and will be written by Liz Maccie and directed by STEPHEN CHBOSKY.

The Handmaid’s Tale is going to be adapted into a series on Hulu.


~Music Purchases~

Purchased:

Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before The Sun

Trivium – Silence In The Snow (Special Edition)

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life (Deluxe)

Zella Day – Kicker

Freebie:

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

~DVD Purchases~

Boy Meets World Season 7

My collection is finally complete.


~What I’ve Been Watching~

  • I watched a couple episodes of Stuck In The Middle, K.C. Undercover and Backstage on Disney Channel.
  • I really like Backstage and need to watch the past two week’s episodes. Backstage is a Canadian show done by one of the producers that used to be on Degrassi.
  • Game of Thrones returned but I haven’t watched the episode yet. I may just wait until Monday so I can watch two episodes in a row.

~Looking Forward To: May ’16~

Okay, since there are so many book releases, I’m just going to highlight the ones I’m most excited about. If you’re interested in what else I’m looking forward to this month, you can go to my 2016-May shelf (for future references, I organize all my books by month on there, if you ever want to see).

~Books~

May 3:

Girl About Town by Adam Shankman and Laura Sullivan

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

May 10:

Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

May 17:

Girls On Fire by Robin Wasserman

This Is The Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye 

May 24:

Outrun The Moon by Stacey Lee

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims 

May 31:

The Language of Stars by Louise Hawes

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

For Review: Suffer Love, Some Kind of Happiness, 100 Days of Cake, Even If The Sky Falls, Frannie and Tru, The Way Back To You, Girl Against The Universe, Ask Me How I Got Here, Meet Me Here, 26 Kisses, The Fall of Butterflies, Tone Deaf, and Whisper To Me.

Read: 100 Days of Cake, Gena/Finn

Reading: The Star-Touched Queen


~Music~

May 6:

Beyonce Lemonade (CD)

Goo Goo Dolls Boxes

May 13:

American Authors What We Live For

Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Meghan Trainor Thank You

May 20:

Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman

Bob Dylan Fallen Angels

Fifth Harmony 7/27

May 27:

Band of Skulls By Default

Lacuna Coil Delirium


~Everything Else~

I guess I’m looking forward to BEA and BookCon. Hopefully I’ll talk to some publicists, go to some panels, meet some people, and get a few ARCs you know, the general expectations of BEA.


So…How has your past month been? Do you have anything you’re looking forward to? How do you deal with stress? Are you excited for any new music or movies? The latter of which I did not include in this post as I couldn’t find anything. Are you going to BEA?? Let me know. 🙂


Looking Forward To: March ’16

Hi everyone! Here’s my Looking Forward To Feature. There are quite a few books coming out this month. 

Looking Forward To is a monthly feature where I showcase all the books, music, movies, etc. that I’m looking forward to.

-Books-

March 1:

In Real Life The Leaving Season The Lifeboat Clique A Study In Charlotte You Were Here Cori McCarthy The Girl Who Fell The_Yearbook_Committee Borderline Holding_Court Girl_Last_Seen

March 8:

The Serpent King Save Me Kurt Cobain A_Tyranny_of_Petticoats Rebel_of_The_Sands Seven_Ways_We_Lie_Riley_Redgate Burn_Baby_BurnThe_Steep_And_Thorny_Way Where_Youll_Find_Me

May 10:

Sleepless_in_Manhattan

March 15:

Exit Pursued By Bear The First Time She Drowned A Drop of Night Liars_and_Losers_Like_Us

March 22:

This Is Where The World Ends The Way I Used To Be Wink Poppy Midnight I_Woke_Up_Dead_At_The_Mall Jane_Steele

March 29:

What You Always Wanted Stone_Field The_Great_American_Whatever Dreaming_of_Antigone

Read: In Real Life

Reading: The Girl Who Fell, Save Me Kurt Cobain

Most Excited For: The First Time She Drowned and You Were Here.

For ReviewThis Is Where The World Ends, The Way I Used To Be, The Girl Who Fell, Save Me Kurt Cobain, The Leaving Season, The Serpent King, The Lifeboat Clique, Where You’ll Find Me and In Real Life.

Blog Tours/Sunday Street Team: In Real Life, Save Me Kurt Cobain, and Where You’ll Find Me

For ReviewThis Is Where The World Ends, The Way I Used To Be, The Girl Who Fell, Save Me Kurt Cobain, The Leaving Season, The Serpent King, The Lifeboat Clique, Where You’ll Find Me and In Real Life.


-Music-

March 4:

Violent_Femmes_We_Can_Do_Anything Tonight_Alive_LimitlessRay_LaMontagne_OuroborosPolicaUC_Cover_01

March 11:

Aurora All My Demons Greeting Me as a FriendBrian_Fallon_Painkillers3_Doors_Down_Us_and_The_Night

March 18:

Gwen_Stefani_This_Is_What_the_Truth_Feels_Like Kris_Allen_Letting_You_In

March 25:

Birdy_Beautiful_Lies The_Joy_Formidable_Hitch

Most Excited For: Aurora’s All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend (first album under March 11), Gwen Stefani’s This Is What The Truth Feels Like and Birdy’s Beautiful Lies.


~Movies~


 

What are you looking forward to this month? Any books (of course there are probably books), music, movies? TV shows?


Looking Forward To: January ’16

Looking Forward To is a monthly feature where I showcase all the books, music, movies, etc. that I’m looking forward to.

~Books~

January 5

Firsts Passenger Truthwitch This Is Where It Ends Thicker Than Water This Song Is Not For You

January 12

Underwater Bookishly Ever After Other Broken Things The_Distance_from_A_to_Z Up From The Sea

January 18

The_Heir_and_The_Spare Identity Crisis

January 19

Up to this Pointe Shade Me We Are The Ants

January 26

The Memory of Light The Year We Fell Apart Arrows Shallow Graves The Mystery of Hollow PlacesThe Love That Split The World Sanctuary Bay Any_Other_Girl

January 29

Waiting For Callback

For Review: Firsts, This Is Where It Ends, Thicker Than Water, Identity Crisis, The Year We Fell Apart, Sanctuary Bay, and The Love That Split The World.

Blog Tour: Firsts

Sunday Street Team: The Love That Split The World

Most Excited About: Passenger, Underwater, Bookishly Ever After, and The Memory of Light.

Read(ing): This Is Where It Ends, The Love That Split The World, and Firsts


~Music~

January 1:

Rachel_Platten_Wildfire

January 8:

David_Bowie_Blackstar

January 15:

Panic! At The Disco Death of A Bachelor Daughter_Not_To_Disappear

January 20:

Chairlift_Moth

January 22:

Coasts_Coasts Suede Night Thoughts Savages_Adore_LifeMystery Jets Curve of The Earth

January 29:

St_Lucia_Matter Sia_This_Is_Acting Bloc Party Hymns

Wet Don’t You (Not pictured)

Most Excited For: Not To Disappear, Matter and Don’t You.

I’ve been in love with Wet since hearing “It’s All In Vain”. I’m a bit hesitant about Panic! At The Disco, nothing will top the first album for me, I have a feeling it will be much like Fall Out Boy’s American Beauty/American Psycho for me, which I didn’t like much, but did buy. On sale. Ha.


~Movies~

I haven’t The 5th Wave yet but the movie looks really interesting, if not a bit scary. Maybe more than a bit. Oh…I just noticed Chloe Grace -Moritz is in it…great… Let’s just say I’m not a HUGE fan of her after she ruined  starred in If I Stay.


~TV~

  • All the shows come back this month! Kind of. A few are only going to have one episode, but you know, every episode counts. Every. Single. One.
  • Girl Meets World has two episodes.
  • Pretty Little Liars continues it’s sixth season!
  • iZombie has a new episode, I still need to desperately catch up on that show.
  • Degrassi premiered it’s new ‘season’/show tonight and will have the first ten episodes on Netflix in eleven days. Yay. I think…
  • THE 100 COMES BACK.
  • The Vampire Diaries and The Originals both end the month with new episodes. I’m super behind on The Originals still. Sigh.

~Everything Else~

  • I’m (more or less) participating in Bout of Books which lasts until the 10th! I haven’t made much/any progress. I’m still stuck reading the book I was on before it started. 😦 Sigh. I’m aiming to finish it tonight though and then get started on the others.
  • I’m on the blog tour for Firsts and there will be a guest post from Laurie E. Flynn, which is great.
  • There’s also Bloggiesta going on from the 16th to the 17th.

Are you looking forward to anything this month? Have you read any of these books, listened to any of these artists or watched any of these shows? If not, you must watch The 100 at the very least. 🙂

Weekly Recap + Looking Forward To: December ’15

Looking Forward To is my monthly feature where I showcase the books, movies, and movies I’m looking forward to along with everything else. 

I’m going to recap what I posted so far in December in this post as well, since there wasn’t a ton. You can read that at the end of the post. 🙂

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe a year went by so fast. That’s a RENT reference, you can expect about a thousand more of them on my blog and on Twitter, don’t tell me you don’t love it.

Seriously though, it’s unbelievable. I’m going to have to try to watch some Christmas movie. Eloise At Christmas Time maybe? And Cricket On The Hearth! My favorite Christmas movie that I haven’t actually seen completely. But I mean, it’s Charles Dickens and it’s romantic and it’s animated, so bring it!

Speaking of bringing it…

Since this post is pretty late (motivation is not my friend this month), I’m going to still talk about things that have already come out. Haha.

Books

~Dec. 1~

Not If I See You First Their Fractured Light All We Left Behind

~Dec. 8~

The Trouble With Destiny Instructions For the End of The World

~Dec. 22~

This Raging LightSee How They Run

~Dec. 29~

Whats Broken Between Us

I have two sequels (Their Fractured Light and See How They Run) in here where I haven’t read the first one in the series, but they sound interesting and I’ve heard good things.

Most Excited For: Not If I See You First and What’s Broken Between Us sound interesting.

What I Have For Review: Instructions For The End of The World

Music

Dec. 4

Blue Neighbourhood A Head Full of Dreams Growing Pains

December 11:

Grimes_Art_Angels

Dec. 18

Cage The Elephant Tell Me Im Pretty

What I’ve Heard: Grimes album is amazing, which I said before, seriously, go listen to it. It’s been out on digital and is finally getting the physical release.

Maria Mena’s was an album I just listened to offhand Friday night after realizing that Coldplay’s album wasn’t on Spotify. Sigh. 

I’d heard Maria Mena’s song “I Don’t Wanna See You With Her” on a website weeks ago, became pretty excited for the album but then the fourth came and I was like “Eh”. I’m so glad I decided to go back and listen to the whole album. I adore it.

Troye’s album is pretty good and I love what I’ve heard of Cage The Elephant’s new album. ❤

Most Excited For: Cage The Elephant since…that’s the only one that hasn’t come out. ;D


And Everything Else

  • Christmas! I’m excited for Christmas even though not a lot will be going on with that, but it is a big deal to me for religious reasons. 
  • Christmas music, yes, I’m that dreadful person you don’t like that enjoys Christmas music. ❤
  • I can finally watch Belle’s Enchanted Christmas again! But do I? Hmm, we’ll see. 
  • Any and all peppermint things! Peppermint taffy, peppermint bark, peppermint mocha creamer, gah. ❤ I love it all.
  • I’m excited to put together my package for OTSPSecretSister as well as the package for an exchange Holly, Shannon, Val and I are doing.
  • I’m excited for this year to be over, really. It’s been kind of hard and so I’m hopeful that next year will be better.


~What I Posted This Past Week~

All of those Debuts I Can’t Wait To Read

My November ’15 Recap


What are you all excited for? A concert, a ballet (I’ve always wanted to see The Nutcracker), family get togethers? Christmas, Hannukkah? I see that actually begins tomorrow! I had no idea. Are you excited for a holiday you celebrate that I might not know about? Snow?

Gilmore Girls

I want to know.


Looking Forward To: November ’15

Whoa, I need to preface this a lot, haha, it’s six days late. Oops. So obviously all of the Nov. 3 books and Nov. 6 albums came out already. 🙂

I don’t like November a ton because it starts snowing and being super cold. I don’t like snow and I don’t like being super cold. 😦

Nov. 3
The Anatomical Shape Of A Heart  Cam Girl  Until We Meet Again  The Lies About Truth  How To Be Brave
Nov. 10
Winter  For The Record  Soundless  Hello?  Consent
Nov. 17
Everything But The Truth Just Visiting
Nov. 19
 Fire Falling (Air Awakens 2)
Nov. 24
Rules For 50 50 Chances

Most Excited For? ALL OF THEM. My top three are: Cam Girl, For The Record and The Anatomical Shape Of A Heart, they all sound amazing and I’ve heard amazing things about all three. So yes. I need them all in my possession. Now, please.

For Review? How To Be Brave and Just Visiting!

Music

Nov 6

Ellie_Goulding_Delirium Sara Bareilles Whas Inside Songs From Waitress Little_Mix_Get_Weird Grimes_Art_Angels Sarah Blasko Eternal ReturnHedley_Hello

Nov. 13

A Great Big World When The morning Comes Justin Bieber Purpose One Direction Made In The AM Mutemath Vitals Trans-Siberian Orchestra Letters From The Labyrinth

Nov. 17

Alessia Cara Know It All

Nov. 20

Enya Dark Sky Island Adele 25 

Most Excited For? Gosh, all of them really. Top five are: Ellie Goulding (which I’ve already heard half of), Sara Bareilles, Hedley, Sarah Blasko, Alessia Cara and…then the last two. 😉


 

And Everything Else

I can officially wear sweaters/hoodies!

I finally received my ipod back at the end of last month, so I’m kind of looking forward to putting music on it. I kind of have a lot. That’s an understatement, I may do a post about this. Possibly.

Oh! Thanksgiving, that is something too look forward to, a bit.

I’ve been putting applications in frequently (God bless the internet age), so hopefully I hear back from something. I had interviews a couple weeks ago with Michael’s and Burlington’s Coat Shop, the latter didn’t lead anywhere and I need to call Michael’s back. It’s really hard (and depressing, really) job hunting. Sigh.


Enough of that though, tell me what you’re looking forward to this month? Have you read any of these awesome looking books? Are you a fan of these singers/bands I listed? Are you going to go Black Friday shopping?

Looking Forward To: October ’15

Looking Forward To October

Looking Forward To is a monthly feature where I showcase all the books, music, movies, etc. that I’m looking forward to.
Do you like that? I made that. Well, I mean, I found the photo and added the text, but that’s basically making it, right? Okay, books.

Books

Oct. 6

A Madness So Discreet A Thousand Nights Spinning Starlight Future Perfect A Step Toward Falling The Rest of Us Just Live Here  NamelessRomancing The Dark in the City of Light Bliss Sounds Like Me My Life So Far In Song

Oct. 13

First and Then

Oct. 20:

Illuminae Wolf By Wolf Signs Point To Yes Radiance Velvet Undercover The Distance From Me To You

Oct. 27:

What We Left Behind Underneath Everything

Books I Have For Review: A Madness So Discreet, Future Perfect, A Step Toward Falling, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Romancing The Dark in The City of Light, Underneath Everything. Bliss and Sounds Like Me.
Books I’m Most Excited For: First & Then, Signs Point To Yes, What We Left Behind and Underneath Everything.

Music

Oct. 2:

Sevendust Kill The Flaw Editors In Dream

Oct. 9:

Hurts Surrender City and Colour If I Should Go Before You The Decemberists Florasongs Mayday_Parade_Black_Lines
Selena Gomez Revival (Not Pictured)
Broken Hands Turbulence (Not Pictured)

Oct. 16:

Demi Lovato Confident  Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun Black Tide Chasing Shadows Andrew Ripp Self Titled

Oct. 23:

Dave Gahan and Soulsavers Angels and Ghosts 5 Seconds Of Summer Sounds Good Feels Good Vanessa Carlton Liberman Marianas Trench Astoria

Oct. 30:

EL VY Return To The Moon The Neighbourhood Wiped Out!

Yes, that is a very interesting mix of anticipated music. Do not judge me for 5 Seconds of Summer! Even though they said that crappy quote, I still kind of like them! No idea when Broken Hands’ album will be released because they’re all international, sigh.
Top Albums I’m Most Excited For (Excluding Pre-Orders): Confident, Revival, Return To The Moon, Angles + Ghosts, Wiped Out!, Astoria

~Highly Anticipated Singles~

Focus by Ariana Grande (Oct. 30) FINALLY!

Movies

I actually have no idea what is coming out this month. So if you know, tell me. 🙂 I just wanted to make a graphic. 

And Everything Else

Hey everyone! Guess what, guess. It’s my birthday month! YAY. I guess you could say I’m looking forward to it, but it’s different from when I was a kid. Obviously. Haha. I’m going to be 24 which seems so…weird to me. Like, really weird. I grow old on the 11th. 😉
  • Sweater weather
  • Pumpkin baked goods
  • Pumpkin spiced lattes
  • Crunchy leaves
  • Fall, Fall, Fall
  • All the birthdays, besides my birthday, there’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow and my sister’s birthday on the 17th. 🙂 I’m mostly looking forward to the cake, to be honest.

Let me know what you’re looking forward to this month!

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