It’s time for another monthly reading playlist and I’m slightly excited about this one. So, as I’ve said the past, I don’t have the best music taste. I tend to be all over the place and when I find that one artist or type of artist that makes me happy, I listen to that artist for months on end. However, for this month’s playlist, I’ve had the best inspiration. At the beginning of July, the third season of Stranger Things was released, and I just so happen to have a playlist dedicated to my man Steve Harrington. And since finishing the season, I listened to that playlist nonstop! Which means that July’s playlist is filled with amazing oldies and a few modern bops that would make Steve Harrington very proud!
Without further ado, here’s a playlist of songs that have heavily been in my rotation for the past month!
It’s that time again for a month in review and phew, the year is truly just flying by. It feels like just last week that we were in March and my friends and I were all panicking about finding internships for our program. And now we’re into August, which is crazy. But that means we’re that much closer to Fall, aka my favourite season and my time to prosper and shine. Anyways, time to look back on July and I think I had a pretty good month for reading. Since I’ve had a lot of free time after my internship ended, and I’m in that weird job hunt limbo, I was able to read a good amount of books that makes me really happy. Now, the question is, did I pick good books to read? I think I did.
High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.
In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…
But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.
Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to one of my favourite shows from the 90s, Sabrina the Teenage Witch! I’ve actually been rewatching this show over the last couple weeks and it still cracks me up to this day. I have a lot of fond memories of watching Sabrina, especially when I’d come home for lunch from school and watch an episode on TV, and I vividly remember the series finale. I think this show is a staple for every 90s kid and it’s just a great show to go back to for a good time. Can you imagine being a witch like Sabrina and having a talking cat? Sounds like fun to me!
So, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but that just means it’s given me tons of time to cultivate more makeup! I mean, I probably don’t need any more makeup than I already own but I have a problem. Anyways, what I’ve done in the past for these posts is talk about a single product I love, but today I’ve decided to just talk about the products I’ve been using in my everyday routine. These are the products I’m constantly grabbing and know that they’re solid and won’t let me down and ones that you will not be sorry to add to your own makeup bag.
Seeing as I took a slightly impromptu hiatus last month, I neglected to post about some of my OwlCrate boxes! See, I’d be ok if I had just missed out on one box but no, I missed out on two boxes! I’m ashamed. But it’s ok now because I’m here and ready to post about them. I really love getting these boxes in the mail, not just because opening them is such a thrilling experience, but it’s like a little gift to myself that I get to look forward to each month. These past two boxes were pretty good, though I think I have a new favourite box. And yes, I’ve said that before but this time is different…I think. Alright, enough rambling, I’ve put this off for too long and I’m sure you’re all eager to see what I got!
Jack and I, we did everything backward. The day he lured me into his office-which was also the first day we met-he proposed. You’d think a guy who looked like him-a bit cold maybe, but still striking and very unattainable-would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? You’d think he must be madly in love.
Nope. It was me he asked. A complete stranger who had never even heard of him. A stranger who had been dumped by her fiancé only weeks before. You’d think I’d laugh in his face, call him insane-and a few other names-then walk away as quickly as possible. Well…I did all those things except the walking away part.
It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage, and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life. Magical. Pop the champagne… Not. It was the worst day. Jack Hawthorne was nothing like what I’d imagined for myself.
I blamed him for my lapse in judgment. I blamed his eyes, the ocean blue eyes that looked straight into mine unapologetically, and that frown on his face I had no idea I would become so fascinated with in time.
It wasn’t long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn’t talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own.
One second he was no one. The next he became everything.
One second he was unattainable. The next he seemed to be completely mine.
One second I thought we were in love. The next it was still nothing but a lie.
After all, I was Rose and he was Jack. We were doomed from the very beginning with those names. Did you expect anything else?
Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to one of the most perfect summer reads I’ve ever encountered, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson! I’d read this book a couple months ago and I loved it so much. It was my very first Morgan Matson book and honestly, it won’t be my last. It’s the perfect book for summer adventures and fun and it has such a heartwarming message at the end. Who would you want to go on a summer “bucket list” adventure with?
It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.