July - September Wrap Up
Updated: Jul 24
I meant to post back towards the end of September going into October, but crazy exciting news happen. I got hired as a Legal Assistant for this Debt Collector Company and so far it's really fun and I'm learning a lot. I also bought my first-ever car! It's crazy I never actually had a car after getting my license when I was 16/17, but hey I have one now so that's all that matters. Anyway onto what I've read in the three months of July - September.
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
Who remembers the Disney movie of this book?
Maybe it's not where Ellie wants to be, but if you have to start at a new school. Avalon High is typical enough: There's Lance, the jock. Jennifer, the cheerleader. And Will, senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy.
But not everyone at Avalon High is who they appear to be...not even, as Ellie is about to discover, herself. As a bizarre drama begins to unfold, Ellie has to wonder, what part does she play in all this? Do the coincidences she's piecing together really mean - as in King Arthur's court - that tragedy is fast approaching for her new friends?
Ellie doesn't know if she can do anything to stop the coming trouble. But somehow, she knows she has to try.
The crazy part when I first saw this movie as a kid, I didn't know it was based on an actual book so I believe someone got me the book, or I bought it myself, I honestly have no idea, anyhoo... My rating was 8.5 out of 10 stars. I did think it was a good book. To be honest, I was going to DNF this book because I was annoyed with the main character, I wanted to throw the book out the window while driving down a hill, I was not the one driving, while on my way to my school's apartment. When I got to the midpoint and the end of the book I started to like the main character and her love interest, Lance, the jock.
The movie was cute, Disney did change some things from the book; they did change the entire ending but it was okay. I mean what I do expect, I'm a 23-year-old college graduate, who watched her childhood favorite movie and is not happy about it. I will say I really liked the book more... Disney I understand why you change the ending, I won't give spoilers, but the acting wasn't great...at all.
I will definitely read more of Meg Cabot's book it brings me back to middle school days.
Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the world.
I love all characters, plot, drawing and writing it all flowed together and I am definitely saving my money so I could go to the bookstore and buy the rest of the series.
I love Alana and Marko's relationship. It reminded me of Romeo and Juliet mixed with parenthood, evading capture, and just trying to create a home for their baby girl. I did make this collage for my digital bullet journal, I think it looks good.
So that's all the books I've read for these three months and I'm extremely proud of myself for reading more than 2 books.
For my October to December TBR, I made a reading challenge when I read 5 books that my Instagram followers voted for. The picks were:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Anxious People by Frederik Backman
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
I have finished one out of the five books and I have decided that I will not be finishing this challenge by the end of December and will be continuing this challenge next year since I have been focusing on writing more blog posts, and I have been rebranding my bookmarks and I even have new ones I've been working on, so I will be posting on my Instagram and here to let you all see the new bookmarks.
But I hope everyone has a great have holiday and New Year and I'll see you guys probably next year.