Things I’m Looking Forward to This Year

It’s already the end of March, but even so, I can’t resist putting together a good old anticipated releases list. It’s just fun to think about what’s coming up and what you’re looking forward to! Surprisingly, I don’t have a huge list of anticipated releases for this year, at the moment anyway, but the ones I do have are solid. It’s all about quality over quantity, right?

Anyway, here are my anticipated releases–books, movies, and more! for 2019.

Game of Thrones

I mean, duh. Anyone who’s anyone is looking forward to the final season of Game of Thrones, right? 🙂 Actually, I do try not to scorn people who don’t watch GoT even though they clearly don’t know what they’re missing. I can only hope it’s going to be as epic as I’ll want it to be. And no, I don’t have tons of theories–I don’t run that way. I’d rather watch the show and enjoy it, than theorize and be disappointed by whatever may or may not happen.

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Forever my fave.

Stranger Things

I adore this show, and I got so excited when the trailer dropped just the other day! My coworkers and I all unanimously agreed that we need to do rewatches before the new season begins. Very doable, in my humble opinion.


Another obvious one! My sisters and I have always loved Disney movies, and Aladdin was one of our favorites. I was very skeptical of this live action remake, especially after Beauty and the Beast, which didn’t do much for me. But the newest trailers are giving me hope! At the least, we’ll have a gorgeous Jasmine to admire and what sounds like some great renditions of the songs to sing along with.


Another fandom my family’s a part of: Elton John! We all went to go see him during his final tour last October, and I’m definitely looking forward to this movie based on his life. I also love Taron Egerton, so that’s another plus! I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody, and if this is anything similar (which it might not be, who knows), I hope to enjoy it a lot too. Again, at least there will hopefully be some good music.

Jonas Brothers

Right, so the Jonas Brothers have reunited! My teen heart is dancing! Oh how I loved Kevin, Joe, and Nick back in the day. Still do, honestly, which is why they’ve made my list. I don’t know what exactly they’ll be coming out during the rest of the year–more music? Perhaps this documentary they’ve talked about? Going on tour? Whatever it is, I’m here for it.

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I just really enjoy them, okay?!

Call Down the Hawk

It’s Maggie Stiefvater and a new series about Ronan. What else is there to say? I am obsessed with him. (I need to reread the Raven Cycle before this comes out, for sure.)


Brandon Sanderson! Also, I really enjoyed Skyward, the first book in this series/duology. I’m definitely interested to see how things wrap up!

Dark Age

This is one that I’m anticipating not wholly in a positive way. I adored the Red Rising series, and then didn’t-so-adore the start to the follow up series, Iron Gold. So this one I’m waiting to see how I feel about it. Hopefully will be good? I do love Pierce Brown and think he’s a cool dude, so I’m certainly willing to give it a try. And Darrow breaks my heart, so.

The Merciful Crow

And to finish up, a new book that I don’t really know much about at all! I’m not entirely positive how this one ended up on my TBR. Maybe I saw it on Twitter? Maybe on Goodreads? Not that it matters! This book sounds excellent, like a truly solid yet unique fantasy, and I’ll definitely be picking it up!

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And what a cover, eh?

That’s it for now, folks! What are your anticipated releases for this year?

Until next time,


magical but not much more? | book review

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Rating: ★★★☆☆

One magical challenge, two contestants, and a special setting: the circus. Celia and Marco have been pulled into a challenge by their mentors, a challenge of magical skill and vision. However, this challenge quickly becomes more than just a show of talent between them; lives of others are intertwined, feelings evolve, and unforeseen consequences occur. Magical and mystical, this book tells the tale of those involved in the Night Circus.

Recommended if you like:

  • Whimsical, atmospheric settings
  • Un-chronological timelines, jumping back and forth in time and between characters
  • Slow-paced plot and character development

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october wrap-up

It’s that time of the month…

Man, October has been busy and fun and productive and ALL THE THINGS. I did a ton this month, including

  • read a whole bunch,
    • (and was emotionally torn apart by the Tawny Man trilogy)
  • prepped for NaNoWriMo,
  • continued going to the gym 2-3 times a week,
  • saw Wicked the musical with family,
  • volunteered at the library twice a week,
  • hung out with family to celebrate my grandpa’s 80th birthday

But it’s all been good. Time has flown by in a great way. I’ve felt more content lately than I have in a while, which is really nice. I’m looking forward to these last two months of the year and all that they bring. BRING ON THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Read on for my monthly wrap-up!

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