This week felt kind of short, but maybe that’s because it’s the start of a new month! I did spend Tuesday morning watching Avengers: Endgame, which was a nice way to end the month. The final day of the month to watch the final Avengers movie. After I watched it, I had to check out the Half in the Bag about it. I would strongly suggest not watching that interview until after you’ve watched the movie. It’s got SPOILERS everywhere and I don’t want to be the person that ruins the movie for you. Here’s the trailer for the movie if you didn’t know the Avengers are finally coming to an end. This movie was legit 10 years in the making.
This weekend, I’ll be heading off to YallWest; a YA and Middle Grade book festival that takes place every year. Funnily, it’s in my town so I’ll be moseying over there on Friday night and Saturday to check out fun booths, giveaways, and just have a regular old time. I’ll be representing BookSparks for the weekend sharing a new book around the festival.
This week was short for me as I get my bearings and begin a new month of reading. I shared my monthly wrap up and my plans for May. I’m really excited about it being Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Being Asian myself, I love sharing stories from #ownvoices and it makes me excited to dive into these reads.
I’m having a tough time choosing what I’ll read this weekend. Maybe a YA romance? Perhaps the start of an epic fantasy? I don’t know what the future will hold. I think what I’ll do is start The Poppy War by RF Kuang since I need to read The Dragon Republic for work.
This morning, I woke up to the saddest news. The book adapter and screenwriter, William Goldman, has died. If you aren’t aware who William Goldman is, he’s the writer of movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and more iconically (to me), The Princess Bride.
It’s been a really long time since I broke up with someone and felt the heartache Ariana Grande felt in this song. If this song could have existed over five years ago, it would have saved me years of pain and teach me to move forward. It’s a truth that a lot of people figure out while examining themselves and their past relationships. You may no longer be with that person, but you can thank them for the lessons you’ve learned. You can thank them for the opportunity to feel love and loss. You can thank them for letting you go so you can be the best version of yourself.
This week randomly became a tough week after Vulture posted this article about taking pictures of open books. It criticizes the bookstagram community as well as readers who love to get creative with their books. You’re more than welcome to read it here.
Happy Friday, everyone! We’re finally at the end of the week and Halloween is just around the corner. For me, Halloween isn’t a big deal. I don’t like dressing up and going to parties. I like staying home and getting in on that 50% off candy the next day.
However, I do like celebrating the occasion with some Halloween-y treats, some not-so-scary Halloween movies, and of course a few reads. While I won’t be reading these books during the Halloween weekend, I’m going to include my all-time favorite horror reads. They’re pretty old, but I like to go old school every once in a while.
Happy Friday and have some great and safe Halloween fun!
It’s starting to cool down a little bit in LA, which means that Fall is sort of finally here. I guess I’m going to have to get used to the fact that it doesn’t get that much cooler here.
While I hope for the cool fall weather to finally make an appearance, I put together a lost of some of my favorite fall-time treats this year. These things are getting me really into the fall-time mood and I hope they set your mood too.