It is hard to believe April is almost over. This month has been quite eventful and A LOT OF FUN!
Though I did not manage to read quite as many books as I did in March, I am positively surprised I actually managed with so many even though I was quite busy this month.
BOOKS READ IN APRIL:
Vanished by E.E. Cooper (ARC, review to come on WinterHaven Books)
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (ARC, review to come on WinterHaven Books)
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (ARC, review to come on WinterHaven Books)
Ms. Marvel Vol.1 by G. Willow Wilson
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne (Review to come)
All Played Out by Cora Carmack (ARC, Review to come on WinterHaven Books)
BOOKS ACQUIRED IN APRIL:
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melissa Salisbury
All Played Out by Cora Carmack (eARC)
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (eARC)
Ms. Marvel Vol.1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas (eARC)
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (eARC)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (eARC)
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (eARC)
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler (eARC)
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
Confess by Colleen Hoover
The Royal We by Heather Cocks
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
Sex Criminals, Vol.1: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Franction & Chip Zdarsky
WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING - Notable mentions:
The Staircase (2004, dir. Jean-Xavier de Lestrade) - This eight part miniseries focuses on the investigation into the murder of a woman called Kathleen Peterson and the indictment of the alleged killer Michael Peterson, Kathleen's husband. After listening to the Serial podcast, I have been increasingly interested about truecrime stories such as this, and found this one extremely interesting due to its heavy focus on the courtroom events and the detailed analysis of what happened the night Kathleen died. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015, dir. Andrew Jarecki) - After watching The Staircase, I wanted to continue my true crime streak with The Jinx, a 2015 crime miniseries from HBO. I have been Jarecki's documentary Capturing the Friedmans, which is absolutely fantastic, so my hopes were really high for this! Though it wasn't as interestingly structured as The Staircase, I found myself getting immersed with the story. AND THAT ENDING! The filmmakers must have been shitting their pants at that point.
Younger (TV Land) - The only reason this show even hit my radar was because of Hilary Duf and my weird obsession with her. After seeing her post about the show on Twitter, I decided to give it a go and THANK GOD I DID because Younger is AMAZING! And hey, looking at this does not hurt either.
Grey's Anatomy - SHONDA RHIMES, WHY!!??!?!?! Even if you don't watch this show, you probably know what I am talking about. I have been watching Grey's Anatomy since it started and yeah, this feels bad. But at the same time, the hints were there, so it did not come as a complete surprise. And well, it still does not hurt as bad as what happened to McSteamy.
Oulun Kärpät, FINNISH CHAMPIONS 2015 - They did it again! And this year I was back home to see it all! This team is so incredibly important for me and I am so glad that once again hard work paid off.
My baby is all grown up - Well, she's still a puppy, but much bigger than the last time I posted pictures of her.
Undisclosed Podcast - I posted about my obsession with Serial at the begining of this year in one of my wrap ups. Undisclosed is also focused on the Adnan Syed case, but rather than investigating the events through narrative format, it looks deeper into the evidence via investigation of evidence. The second episode was posted on Monday of this week and new episodes are available every other week. Please note that if you haven't listened to Serial, this probably won't make any sense for you. So listen to Serial first!! You won't regret it.
I AM DONE - No biggie, but I am done with my undergraduate degree! I returned my dissertation and my last assessments on the last day of March and now I'm just waiting for the results and the official graduation, which will take place on 10th of July. My plans for post-grad life are still open and I'm waiting to hear from a couple of schools. But for now, I am enjoying my freedom back home in Finland.