Music Mondays: Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy) by The 1975

Happy Monday! The song I'm choosing for this week is Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy) by The 1975. The song showcases the idea of yearning for a romantic lover, but ultimately besmirching one’s own self, thus any possibility of a relationship with this person is “fucked… royally”. This song is most likely about Matty’s ex-girlfriend, Gabriela Brooks, and the lyrics are probably about him missing her and seeing her move on, especially since she’s getting really close with Liam Hemsworth. He references their relationship in “I Couldn’t Be More In Love,” off of their previous album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and “The Birthday Party”.

Is It Worth the Hype? Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Review

How do I even begin to write a review for the perfection that is Six of Crows?

If you’re into YA fantasy, you’ve probably heard of the name Kaz Brekker. It’s hard not to. There is so much hype surrounding that name and Six of Crows. But now that I’ve finally read the book, I definitely understand why.

Kaz is unlike any character I’ve ever read. He is greedy, selfish, and cruel when he wants to be. But despite that, he is also clever and strong. Kaz did not have an easy childhood. Certain events made him who he is — a boy bent on revenge. I know this book is not only about Kaz but to me, he was the most fascinating character.

Music Mondays: no song without you by HONNE

Happy Monday! The song I'm choosing for this week is no song without you by HONNE. HONNE is a British electronic-soul duo formed in 2014 in Bow, London, consisting of James Hatcher (Producer) and Andy Clutterbuck (Singer/Producer). "Honne (本音)" is a Japanese word that means "true feelings", ones you only share with your closest companions. The duo happened upon the word and instantly fell in love with its meaning and felt that it fit with what they're writing.

Too Much Drama and Angst: Stay With Me by J. Lynn Review

I like JLA as an author and even more as a person so it pains me to say that I didn’t like this. I really wasn’t planning on reading it but when Jen posted that this was on sale on Kindle for only $1.99, I bought it without thinking or even reading the reviews.

When I first started this, I was lowkey annoyed that Jax and everyone in the Hot Guy Brigade were described as insanely hot. I already know to expect this from a JLA book but somehow, I was able to look past that when I read Lux and Origin series. There’s something slightly annoying about describing another character’s hotness every few pages or so. I want to be able to decide it for myself, thank you.

A Mirror to the Soul: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Review

Sometimes, there are books that are just too beautiful to describe. The Prophet is one of them.

I will be honest with you. I didn’t know who Kahlil Gibran was until I came across this quote on Tumblr.

“How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay.”

I loved it so much that I searched for his other works and stumbled across The Prophet.

Music Mondays: [English Translation] I’m in Love by Shota Shimizu

Music Mondays are back! It’s been a long time since I last posted for this meme. However, these days I am translating Japanese songs on Musixmatch for practice. I figured I should post them here too.

The song for this week is Yumehanabi (夢花火) by Novelbright. Yumehanbi can be translated as Dream Fireworks. I was listening to Spotify Japan Velocity Chart and I immediately fell in love with this song.

More Than a Love Story: What You Wish For by Katherine Center Review

This is a love story and yet, it’s more than just a love story.

Although this is my first Katherine Center book, it’s not the first time I heard about her. I heard a lot of good things about Things You Save in a Fire (which I also plan on reading). So when I got an opportunity to read an ARC of this, I didn’t hesitate to grab it.

Ever read books that make you feel like you’ll really love them even from the start? This is one of those.

Warm and Fluffy Read: Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris Review

This is the kind of book that leaves you feeling giddy and warm at the end. The kind that makes you sigh with contentment, wishing to find a love like it.

Before reading this, I reread one of my favorite books by the same author, The Fine Art of Pretending, so I couldn’t help comparing the two. I guess every Rachel Harris book I read will always have high expectations to live up to. But although The Fine Art of Pretending remains my favorite, this one was great too.

Music Mondays: [English Translation] Yumehanabi by Novelbright

Music Mondays are back! It’s been a long time since I last posted for this meme. However, these days I am translating Japanese songs on Musixmatch for practice. I figured I should post them here too.

The song for this week is Yumehanabi (夢花火) by Novelbright. Yumehanbi can be translated as Dream Fireworks. I was listening to Spotify Japan Velocity Chart and I immediately fell in love with this song.