June Favourites!

IS IT SUMMER YET?!? Can I…wear summer clothes today? Yes? *gasps* (It’s the hottest day in a decade right now, apparently. Though I’m not really a heatwave person, haha.)

June has been such a blur for me. The first week was taken up by exams and to be honest the rest of it has been recuperation time and finishing off various other exams (language, drama and whatnot). You might be thinking that this doesn’t sound very interesting, but I’ve been doing some interesting things. I’ve had quite a lot of comfort book time.

june favourites

1. Carnegie Medal Shadowing Buffalo Girl by Tanya Landman won the award in the end! It wasn’t one of my absolute favourites, but it wasn’t, y’know, dire. I had a lot of fun missing lessons one Tuesday afternoon to attend a talk with the lovely Frances Hardinge. She wore a fabulous hat with a feather.

2. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller Tumblr’s been affecting my reading choices rather a lot lately, but there you go. I had a moment of myth love.

3. Vicious by VE Schwab VE SCHWAB IS A GODDESS, I SWEAR. I’m convinced that her books must use magic. I’ve already mentioned it about a million times, but superheroes and dark friendships and vicious things. (This is the kind of book I’d quite like to write.)

4. Adaptation by Malinda Lo Weird alien occurences plus awesome writing plus diverse cast and cute people everywhere equals awesomeness! *nods* Apparently Malinda Lo can get more cool.

mad hatter

5. Le Harry Potter Re-read ‘What?’ you gasp, ‘You’ve never re-read Harry Potter before?’ Yes, I know…it’s true. I’ve re-read Fangirl and Throne of Glass far more times than I have Harry Potter, although Harry Potter is usually the go-to re-read series. I’ve got no idea why. Maybe it’s because I only own the first and last ones; my options are a bit limited. I did buy a nice new copy of the Prisoner of Azkaban for this re-read, though. 😉

6. The Woman in Black I went to see the two-man play with school! We in fact didn’t read this one in class; we read The Mist in the Mirror instead. That was pretty bad, and not at all scary, but I was still excited for the play. It was really fun! I know some people were absolutely terrified, but personally I didn’t find it all that scary – it was mostly jump scares. I think it was the right amount for me! It is very similar to The Mist in the Mirror, though.

7. Contact lenses Putting jelly things into your eyes are VERY strange, but glasses are slightly complicated for sport etc. so I decided to give them a shot. Current status is still getting used to them. But I’m definitely getting better.

Stuff from around the internet:

In the diary:

  • Clarinet things happened. First, I passed my exam! *dances* I also attended a workshop an concert by a professional clarinettist, which was INSANE.
    • Today’s my penultimate day at school, eek! (Now for the first time in 2 years I have to completely clean out my locker, haha.)

      How has your June been? 🙂 Is it nice weather where you are?

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  • 9 thoughts on “June Favourites!

    1. Thanks for linking to my post! 🙂

      The weather here is horrible, it’s been soooo hot and I hate hot weather :/ But it’s also really cloudy, which is weird.

      AND OHMYGOSH YOU LOVED VICIOUS TOO I have yet to meet anyone else who’s read it, but it’s one of my favorite books!

      1. You’re very welcome! 🙂
        Wow, that is pretty weird. I know there’ve been storms nearby but we haven’t actually got any. Bleurgh, I’m not really a hot weather persom either.
        YAY OTHER VICIOUS FANS! *jumps up and down* I know there’s a lot of hype around ADSOM but Vicious was fabulous too. I was wondering if you had read it, since I thought the superhero elements might have some similarities with Show Me a Hero. (Haha, idk how much since there are so many twists on that!)

    2. I am with you on the matter of Vicious. SUCH GOODNESS. I swear, this book and ADSOM have cemented V.E. Schwab’s new status as my fav author immediately. And rereading the Harry Potter books is particularly apt in light of the play’s announcement — SUPER excited for that one!

      1. Honestly, I don’t know how she managed it. THEY WERE BOTH SO FABULOUS, eep!
        I actually hadn’t noticed that! 😛 I seem to be quite good at doing that. I somehow managed to read To Kill A Mockingbird just as the sequel was announced. (Slightly late to the party? But otherwise good timing.)

    3. Congrats on passing your exam! 😀 Don’t worry about the contacts- you’ll get used to it! I don’t even remember what it was like to be scared/weirded out by them. Now I just put them in in a few seconds and TADAH I CAN SEE (did you also find it really strange to be able to see without glasses?!)

      1. Thank you! Yesss, I keep going to readjust them or push them up my nose or whatever and it’s weird. But thanks for the advice – I’m already getting a little bit quicker at them? I think? (Hope? :P)

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