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Obsession Confession | July 2016

Hello, my lovely little ducklings! Welcome to Obsession Confession, my newest monthly feature in which I confess to you all of my obsessions this past month! I sure do have a ton for July so let’s get straight to it!

Book

Have I droned on about this book long enough? Yes? Well I’m about to blather on some more! Why? BECAUSE I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK SO FREAKING MUCH THAT’S WHY!!! In case you were somehow dozing under a rock for the past year, A Court of Mist and Fury (or ACOMAF for short) is the second book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series by Sarah J. Maas. The first book is a very loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast and ACOMAF is a very loose retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. There’s fey and hot fey men and evil overlords and magic and romance and adventure and asdfghjklkjhgfdsdfghjkl it’s basically everything!!! If you haven’t read the series yet, do yourself a favor and #justdoit. Also, if you don’t like the first book, try out the second because a lot of people who disliked the first book loved the second for *reasons*. Namely because ACOMAF is one of the greatest things since sliced cheese (and sliced cheese is pretty darn great because can you imagine having to take a huge mouthful out of a giant wheel of cheese? i mean, ick)! SO READ IT GOSHDARNIT!!!!!

Music

Okay. So…Confession time. I just cannot get enough of the song “That’s My Girl” by  Fifth Harmony. It’s just so danceable and full of girl power! I dare you not to at least bob your head to the song! I also love the melodies and harmonies woven through the song–I can totally imagine this being turned into a great acapella song by an all girls group!

TV

 

Have you ever seen CW’s The Flash? No? You really should (after all, I have been blathering on about it for a while now…). It’s an all around great and wholesome family kinda show for all ages to enjoy. If you have no clue what it’s about then allow me to enlighten you. The show follows Barry Allen, a young crime scene investigator who gains the power of super speed after being struck by lightning. It’s good stuff, folks, good stuff.

Movies

 

So July saw Comic Con come and go and with the passing of that major fandom event, we got tons of trailers. My favorite? Wonder Woman. This movie looks so freaking awesome and full of girl power! I love that it’s set during World War II too! That’s one of my favorite time periods and I think it makes such a statement to put a powerful woman in a time of female repression. This movie looks all sorts of promising and I, for one, can’t wait to see it.

Online/Blogs

 

So I decided each month to feature a blog or website that I love and I figured, “Why not start with the best?” And that would be Paper Fury, a book blog run by the mother of dragons herself, Cait! Cait is smart and funny and her blog is hilarious and heartfelt! But best of all is how Cait interacts with her readers! Despite literally having millions of followers, she still takes time to respond (in length) to each and every comment and if you’re a blogger, she’ll comment back with a lengthy, meaningful comment! Cait is just a great person all around and her blog sure reflects that!

Fashion & Beauty

Friends, Romans, countrymen! I…have discovered the wonders of red lipstick. Kind of. I’m still a little shy to wear it and I think my shade is a little darker than that in the picture above (which, btw, is a crappy pic but it’s the only one I had so I apologize). But I digress. I know a lot of women feel that a nice, bold red is a confidence booster once you get used to it. I don’t know if that’ll be the case for me but it did make me want to start wearing a bit of makeup again. So we’ll see how it goes.

Quote of the Month

“But books are curious objects. They have the power to trap, transport, and even transform you if you are lucky.”
The Reader by Traci Chee
(ARC Edition which is subject to change)
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