Recently I’ve been listening to Sunmi’s “Noir” on repeat. She’s this amazing artist coming from Kpop female group stock and now focusing her time on creating music that is both trendy and speaks to certain social issues.
For “Noir,” Sunmi tackles the “self harm” we all commit for social media. While we might not be hurting ourselves physically, the mental harm social media causes can really mess you up. I know it’s definitely messed with me. But despite that, this song is such an ear worm of sound. I hope you enjoy it too.
Here’s what’s happened this week:
Links I Love
- The Florida Man Challenge – I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but I did. If you’re not sure why this challenge exists, let me explain it to you. In Florida, arrests are public record. That means everything from a night in the drunk tank to a giant drug bust makes the news. Almost every day, there’s something that happens in the most ridiculous way. The challenge requires you to google your birthday with the phrase “Florida man.” The reason for the phrase is obvious when you see the results.
- Bill & Ted’s 3rd Adventure – I’m really excited about this one because I’m a huge fan of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. My motto in life is “be excellent to each other and party on, dudes!” Well, I don’t say it out loud but I like to live by that motto. When I found out that Bill and Ted will be returning, the first thing I said was “why?” I mean, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are now middle aged. They can’t reprise the youthful roles of teenagers, so they’ll have to be adults. Will they actually be normal humans or will they still be the boys of Wyld Stallyn?
- The new trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – My husband and I are huge Quentin Tarantino fans. I think one of our first dates was to see Django Unchained (which happens to be one of my husband’s favorite films). So I was super excited to see Tarantino coming out with a new movie especially one that centers on Hollywood during the 1960s-1970s. It specifically centers around the celebrities victimized by Charles Manson and the Manson family.
Blog Posts This Week
I started the week off with a mid-month checkin and ended it with thoughts on Booktube. My topics on the blog are scattered, but it is a direct reflection of my scattered brain.
- Mid-Month Checkin
- Reading on Vacation
- My Thoughts on King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Let’s Talk About Booktube
What I’m Reading This Weekend
I’ll admit that this week’s reading was not my favorite. I read two super heavy books about immigrants in America. One of which hit a little closely to home and I spent an afternoon crying. Don’t worry about me, though! I’m okay, or at least I’ll be okay. This weekend, I have a book club meeting so I plan on spending today listening to one book and then I’m taking the rest of March off and reading books I want to read.
- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Bad Blood is currently making some waves on the Internet due to the HBO documentary on Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. If you’re not aware of this story, this is a nonfiction about a startup company called Theranos. It was supposed to be THE company that would disrupt the healthcare system making it affordable for people to blood test at home. However, the system actually doesn’t work and what happened was a desperate CEO covering up the biggest scandal ever. Here’s a link to the documentary on HBO.
I wanted to originally read The Bride Test last weekend, but couldn’t fit it in. Now that my week of heavy reads is over, I want to reward myself with something a little lighter. I absolutely loved The Kiss Quotient and I’m excited to read this next.
What will you be reading this weekend?