September 2016 archive

New book pretties – Book haul

imageIt was ages (three months) ago since I bought some new books.
Since the last weeks have been pretty crap I decided to buy a couple of books to cheer me up. Well a couple translates to 13 *coughs*.

Well, I regret nothing. Turns out that when you order this many books at the same time, they come in this nice box with a lid. So now you you have somewhere to keep them in. Thanks, internet bookstore! 🙂

Another rare thing from me, other than the large number of book bought at once, is that quite a few is new releases + three hardbacks!

Anyway, here’s the full list of my new pretties:
*My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Josi Meadows (June 2016)
*Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (September 2016)
*Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (August 2016)
*The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (May 2016)
*Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton (May 2015)
*Teardrop by Lauren Kate (October 2013)
*The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (September 2011)
*Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (May 2011)
*The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre (April 2015)
*P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (July 2016)
*It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble (May 2016)
*A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody (August 2016)
*The Last One by Alexandra Oliva (July 2016)

♥ Caroline

Review: One by Sarah Crossan

SDC10520I have never read anything by Sarah Crossan before, I haven’t even heard of her before. But when I read the premise of the book on the publishers website it sounded so interesting I needed to read it. But with no idea what to expect of it. (more…)

Let’s get organized

imageFor many years I had all of my make-up in an old ice cream plastic jar. Not the most glamorous or pretty thing to have it in but it prevented my make-up from laying all over the bathroom. Before all my make-up laid everywhere and it was like going on a scavenger hunt at 6am to find what I needed. Sure, having all in that jar also meant a 6am scavenger hunt for my mascara but at least now I knew that it would be in there, so I just had to keep digging. (more…)

Dear blog: First week of internship

imageSo first week of internship is now over, and man has it been a tough week for me.
Now I like to have some sense of order and that I get from getting information from the start. But here the information comes after I’ve done something making me constantly feel stupid and useless. Even though it’s not really my fault since I didn’t know anything I still feel bad about it and the feelings last throughout the day.

First day went by pretty smoothly, but since I was completely alone (last time I had this woman from school with me as support) and it’s scary like hell. Luckily it’s a another intern there at the same time as me so I have someone who’s just as lost as me. Which is very nice.

The first incident happen Tuesday. I had just poured cacao powder into the cauldron and the speed was a little to high so I just slowed it down a bit until the powder had been somewhat set into the rest of the dough. But instead of slowing it down I speed it up (at school our machines is the other way around with the speed and that’s what I’m used to) and I got cacao powder all over me. It didn’t help that the other intern started to laugh at me and the tears started coming (and the sniffles came too) *sigh*.

After that thing went wrong many times a day and my energy became less after every turn. It began to feel like I wasn’t meant for this, and every time something went wrong I started to pull away and going into ‘survival mode’. It didn’t help that the other intern and one of the other workers always talks all the time, leaving me out.
It’s not because I’m shy, because they asks each other questions that they can asks me to. It’s not like any of them is super personal. This leaves me feeling like social mess and super boring…
So I got three more weeks, but I have no idea how I will manage to survive without breaking. And it’s not something I can get out of, I’m forced to do four weeks of internship and if not at this place then at somewhere else (and that place might not be any better).

Hope you all had a better week than me.

♥ Caroline

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

SDC10525Initially I wasn’t very excited about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Why?
#1: I would rather have had a book about Hogwarts during the marauders map, or a book that more follows the life at Hogwarts in the 2010’s.
#2: A work-a-holic Harry Potter who isn’t winning dad of the year isn’t really something that made me go “OMG, I need to read this RIGHT NOW!”.
#3: It’s in script form, and with my bad experience trying to read ‘A Midsomer Night dream’ I wasn’t pumped about this.

But as the Harry Potter nerd that I am, I had to read it no matter what. I just had to. So I did and…
It wasn’t like even half as bad as I thought going in. Sure adult Harry is pretty annoying, and I could have lived without having his constant grumbling over where he did go wrong with his son Albus.
So the bits with Albus and his best friend Scorpius is the better parts of this story, but Albus never had my love.
There’s just something about his dumb and head strong behavior that put me of him.
Scorpius on the other hand is a whole other story. Oh my, he’s just such a cutie that need to be curled into a blanket and protected from the cruel world. He’s kind, smart, very nerdy, and with an amazing sense of right and wrong. He’s my favorite hands down. Also now we finally have a kind hearted and smart Slytherin, and as a proud Slytherin I’m absolutely. delighted.
I also have to mention Rose Grainger-Weasley, the worst fricking student there ever was, I just hate her so much. I have so much bad feelings about her that I just needed to vent a little bit about.

At another note, is someone else really pumped about the upcoming Fantastic beasts and where to find them movie? I was excited before and when they announced that Eddie Redmayne was to portray Newt Scarmander my life felt complete.

♥ Caroline

1 2