Archive for January, 2018
Music in 2017 was filled with my favorite bands and ALOT of Kpop. Go figure?
Like 2016, I didn’t listen as much albums. I listened to a lot of one-shots—a song from different albums. Lots of good music from my favorites, who I’ve seen in concert before and want to again, and Korean pop music that make me want to dance.
Here are the albums I listened to. (It is in order of when I listened to them, and the links go to Spotify.)
|THE XX | I See You|
The xx are an English indie pop band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. I See You is their third album.
I…love this album. Like a lot. It’s certainly one of my all-time favorites (right up there with Arctic Monkey’s AM) that I can play over and again. I See You is a bit of departure in sound from their previous two albums, but it’s still distinctively The xx with Romy Croft and Oliver Sim’s gorgeous dual singing. It’s an emotional album that speaks about the relationship between the members, and you can feel the affection. It’s simply lovely.
I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
Cover Change: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
At the end of the year, the End of the Year Book Survey (by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner) is posted, and it’s usually a sign to reflect back on the books I have read. Do I remember what I’ve read? Not at all. Did I even read a lot? We shall see.
Number Of Books You Read: 104
Number of Re-Reads: IDK
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary
(Not completely accurate since I forgot to count a lot of books I’ve reread nor did I count all the individual comic issues I’ve read.)
You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season. All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for. This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.