The weird pose in the photo below is courtesy of serious awkwardness as result of being watched by some people on a balcony out of frame. I love this outfit too much and the church behind me not to share it. This week’s Monday Medley is definitely not being written a whole four days late, but I do have some absolute favourites to share with you once again.
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is a really good book. I’d read mixed reviews, and yes there is a bit of a Mary-Sue situation but the plot was strong enough to keep me engaged once I got past the first fifty pages or so. I really enjoyed gradually learning about the world, and even if the characters weren’t particularly interesting, I still found that I cared about them. I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel at some point.
Beverley’s posts are always fab, but New Zealand has a special place in my heart as you might have noticed in Wednesday’s post, and her post about day trips from Auckland is brilliant. I’ve safely bookmarked it for when I go back and I’ll definitely be doing most of these.
The amazing Lauren Evie wrote about cancelling plans and I think many of us can relate to the excitement gradually turning to dread that accompanies making plans. I definitely can, and it was nice to know that I’m not alone in this. I know that it’s a bad habit and I’m working on it, but it hard not to listen to the little voice in my head.
Katy’s post about her spending 13 hours in Warsaw is a great one, involving a whirlwind trip that shows some of the lesser known sides of the city, including the Neon Museum, a zip wire and some pastel-perfect spots in the old town. Now I really need to book a trip to Austria.
My boyfriend recently expressed horror at the fact that I’d never seen Cloverfield, so we finally sat down and watched it. I really enjoyed it, kind of hating the characters (except for Lizzy Caplan obv) but loving the plot. We’re now planning to watch the second one and the third since they’re conveniently on Netflix. Bonus points to the film because I didn’t have nightmares.
Since I decided to start reading blogs a bit less I’m not sure what to do with these Monday Medleys. I’ll still share my favourite things from the week but they might have more films, books, place and food, rather than blog posts.