So, today I decided to do a haul of all the books that I got for Christmas and my birthday (even though it’s February… Shhhhh…)
I know that this post is long overdue, but better late than never? Right?
Anyway, without further ado let us get into the haul!
Demigods and Magicians by Rick Riordan
The first book that I got for Christmas is demigods and magicians by Rick Riordan. I’m really excited about this one as I just read the Kane Chronicles at the end of last year and loved them! So, I’m really excited to read the companion!
Did you watch iCarly growing up? Because I did and one thing that has really stuck with me is a food that they regularly eat on the show; spaghetti tacos. Hearing this, you may be disgusted, confused, or both. You may be like my sister who said that it was ‘gross’ that I was going to try to make such a delicacy myself, and you may be equally disgusted that I have shared this recipe on the internet. Or maybe, just maybe, you may be like me and decide that you want to make this yourself.
So. one thing that you may not know about me is that I really love the TV show the flash ⚡️ (she says when the furthest she saw was season three because, at the time, no more had come out and suddenly there are seven seasons and am I really just a fake fan?!?)
Anyway, I decided that I wanted to rectify this and *actually* watch the whole show. Then, after rewatching the pilot episode, I decided that I actually wanted to finally watch the Arrowverse.
Now, the Arrowverse is a series of DC television shows that all canonically exist in the same universe and frequently crossover, with the first to be released being Arrow (hence the name the ARROWverse)
Arrow followers Oliver Queen, a millionaire former playboy from the day that he is rescued from an island that he has been marooned on for five years. Returning to civilisation, he decides that he is the only one who can save his city and undo the wrongs that his father and other rich people have done to it. (dun Dun DUN)
So, I want to run something by you: I have been doing my same old wrap ups every month for about three years now, and every single time I just talk about the books that I read and what I thought about them, but now I’m thinking of adding some other parts to my monthly wrap-ups too, like any films/TV shows that I watched and any favourites that I may have for the month? What do you think of this development? Are you a fan or do you think that I should just stick with my original form of wrap-ups? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments! But, for today, I’m going to be doing a catch all post, and we can see how we like it!
For the first part. we’re going to be talking about the three books that I read during January and what I thought of them!
Okay, so two of the three books were part of the Chronicles of Narniaseries by CS Lewis, which I am allegedly buddy-reading with my mum (but she hasn’t started yet and we’ve been doing a buddy read since the first of January, haha). I did a post back in December about the third film and how much I love the Narnia films in general, but I’ve never actually read the books. I’ve been meaning to read them for a long time because I absolutely adore the films and wanted to see if the books were just as good. In January, I read The Magician’s Nephewand The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.I enjoyed both of them, but I definitely preferred the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe because it felt a lot more fun and engaging than the first book, however (unpopular opinion) I *actually* prefer the film for it *insert shocked face emoji*. However, they were still really fun and I’m looking forward to continuing with this series. There is also going to be a full review of them all once I read all seven, so stay tuned for that 🙂
My favourite one of this series is definitely the Hunger Games, but Catching fire is pretty good too. In case you haven’t heard of the Hunger Games (although seriously? Have you been living under a rock?) it’s basically a story about a society where every year, 24 kids get sent to the Hunger Games, a telivised sport where they fight to the death until only one remains.
This may sound morbid, but my favourite part of this series was actually the games themselves. There was so much mystery and intrigue, and I totally understand why this book is such a classic!