It has come to the end of the month again (why does it keep doing that?!), and that means that it is time for a June favourites. I finished uni about halfway through this month, and I don’t have to go back until the end of July (yay!). However, I do have six books to read by that time. They are young adult and children’s books, but six is still a lot. As of right now, I am about sixteen pages into the first book (which is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak), so I have a long way to go. Anyway, on with my favourites!
First of all, on the nineteenth of this month, after five long years, I got my braces off! I got my top braces on when I was 12, in 2012. I was in grade eight, expecting to have them on for about eighteen months to two years. I had them on for so long because my teeth were a lot more stuffed up than they first thought. My teeth had so many issues: my front teeth needed straightening up, my upper canine teeth were fused to the bone (which required surgery), my jaw was completely out of line (which required elastic bands). Once I didn’t need the elastics anymore, then it was a waiting game (if it wasn’t already). Another six months passed and I was on the train to the city, excited to finally be free of my metal-y burden.
My next favourite is of the musical variety. I recently purchased an EP from iTunes called Same Kind of Different, by Dean Lewis. I believe it’s debut EP and I think it’s absolutely brilliant (I’m listening to it now, in fact). I was recommended it by one of my friends, and I was already partial to his single, Waves, so of course, I bought it. I have listened to it through a few times and it is the best bunch of songs I’ve listened to all month (and I’ve listened to some right corkers), so I would 100% suggest you buy this EP; I think it is fantastic. It uses acoustic guitar throughout the six songs, which I love, and gives me a kind of Ed Sheeran type vibe. My favourite songs from it are Waves (obviously), Lose My Mind, and Adore. I do love them all, but they are my absolute favourites.
As it is the uni holidays, I thought it was only right that I have a movie marathon. The longest series of movies I have is the Harry Potter series (which I am also currently reading when I’m not reading for uni), so I let myself get pulled into the magical world of Hogwarts for about a week. I only finished the last one yesterday and I think it’s the first time I haven’t cried over all the deaths. I still cried over some of them, but not to the extent I have in the past. I once even cried over old Voldy, but maybe I was still crying from when Harry “died” (but then I was still crying from Snape, Dobby, Sirius, and Cedric). I just love the Harry Potter movie series. Though I do think the books are better, I also think that that is a given with book adaptations. I have loved Harry Potter since I was little. My Mum read them when she was pregnant with me, back in ’98 and ’99, and we both share a love for all things magic. Me more so than her, I think.
What have you been loving this month? Do you like mine?
Love, Nicky x