I just recently signed up to Spotify so I could make a playlist for all the songs in the blog for each month. Now is also a good time as any to do a monthly wrap-up. I don’t usually do this because I have a poor record of sharing updates and keeping journals. Let’s hope I could do better now.
A Few Tweaks
As observed by all and sundry, September (and August) had come and gone in a blink. I have been making changes to the blog. Nothing to drastic, just a few tweaks here and there.
I finally got that favicon up and hope like hell the cat’s eyes don’t look like boobs in the thumbnails. I also changed the slider format. It’s driving me crazy that the pictures don’t appear in the same sizes. I don’t know how to fix them other than use bigger pictures.
Anyway, I still have a lot of minor fixes to make. And here’s hoping I would eventually learn how to use WP blocks the right way.
SONGS OF SEPTEMBER
I had more than a few post-punk songs this month. I finally gave The Fall a proper listen. Living Too Late was the song that stood out the most for me. Do Nothing and IDLES were suggestions by a friend.
Burn With Me by Whilk & Misky is one of my most favorite songs ever. I don’t use the word sexy to describe things, but I think this is what people mean when they say a song is sexy. The lyrics might not be the perfect match but it really set the mood to Annabeth Albert‘s Burn Zone.
Toi Et Moi is a super catchy indie dance tune by French band Paradis. I don’t dance but it’s giving me urges to do so. I think the lyrics, more than the melody, describes Finch and Luca’s relationship in Married to the Mobster.
As shallow as it sounds, I recently got into Faith No More when I discovered the video of Ashes to Ashes and was pleasantly surprised that vocalist Mike Patton was quite the looker. I heard their music back in the 90s but I didn’t connect the face to the voice. Thank you, internet!
- Lost In The Mind – Alice Winters (4 stars) paranormal, psychics gifts, partners to lovers
- Caulky – K.M. Neuhold (4 stars) contemporary romance, online hook-up turned true love
- Burn Zone – Annabeth Albert (3.5 stars) contemporary romance, age gap, smokejumpers
- Married to the Mobster – Leighton Greene (3.5 stars) contemporary romance, mafia, arranged marriage
- Breaking News – Ella Frank (3 stars) contemporary romance, bestfriend’s brother, bodyguard
- Better Than People – Roan Parrish (4 stars) contemporary romance, fluff, animals
- Hither, Page – Cat Sebastian (4 stars) historical, English small town, spies
- Nailed – K.M. Neuhold (4 stars) contemporary romance, neighbors, enemies to lovers, animals
Burn Zone was the most anticipated book of the month. It didn’t quite live up to my expectations but I had a good time nonetheless. The biggest letdown was Breaking News which had the second book slump. I hoping the third book would make up for it big time.
Most memorable character of the month is Finch from Married to the Mobster. Finch might be a billionaire’s son trapped in a golden cage but he knows his shit. His man is destined to rule New York and my boy is going to make it happened.
- Sugar-ism – Kuromame
- Restart Wa Tadaima No Ato De – Cocomi
- My Childhood Friend Was A God – Ruru / Menten Watagashi
- Senobi no Housoku – Okuyama Puku
- RIHT – Isiki
- Moshimo, Ashita Sekai ga Owaru nara – Hara Yuriko
- Kimi wa Boku no Uso – Shinomiya Suzu
- He From Department A and I From Department B – Nekono Mariko
This month or so I started attempting to review manga properly. I normally just write a line or two because I really don’t know how to review them. That’s also why I don’t give them star ratings. Anyway, I’ll do my best.
On The Blog This Month
- Favorite Covers: August 2020
- MINI MOVIE REVIEWS: International Spies, Dating Trials and Vocal Anxieties
- Stuck at Home Book Tag
- It’s Finally Fall Book Tag
No reading goals as usual. I have some general plans of doing something Halloweeny. Will just go where the winds of October take me.
Thanks for reading!