April 30, 2015 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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I had an absolutely blast during the first week of April because JESSIE WARE! LIBRARY BOOK SALE! The rest of the month cannot compare! If I could travel back in time somewhere in this past month, it would be then.

WHAT’S UP?

I saw Jessie Ware! 

Jessie Ware is a fucking delight! Gorgeous, funny, adorable, and great personality!

She sang every song from her Tough Love album as well as “Running,” “Night Light,” “110%,” “No to Love,” “Sweet Talk,” and “Wildest Moments” from her first album, Devotion and a Billie Holiday cover (since it was Billie’s birthday). And when she sang “Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe,” it was amazing because she was super flirtatious and dancey. Even though she was sick, she totally rocked the stage!

In between songs, she told hilarious stories about her flight from Chicago to SF, where the flight attendant was giving Jessie advice on singing whilst sick, and trying to get her to tug her ears as a nod on the Late Late show; when D’Angelo was performing in London, and her friend shoved Jessie into him; and people giving her things because she said in an interview she was craving marmite or red wine. The audience actually gave her stuff too, and it was too funny to see her holding all those things and singing.

Despite the occasional dude blocking my view, it was just fucking wonderful. Everybody should really listen to her album, and try to see her when she’s performing.

* The opener was Jesse Boykins III, who was absolutely wonderful! He got everybody to come up to the front rows to watch him perform, and got everybody pumped up! 

I went solo to the SF library book sale. 

This was a first. I usually go with my friends, but because I totally blanked on the date and I hadn’t a clue it was the first week of April, most of my friends already had plans. No friends to go with?  That’s okay! That means no friends can hold me back! It was great, but it was also Easter weekend, and I went the touristy route to get to the sale. Whoops. The books I wanted most were graphic novels. Unfortunately, both the graphic novel and Young Adult section didn’t have a lot of choices, but I managed to snag a few awesome books!

I totally failed Camp NaNoWriMo.

Yup. By the third day, I just gave up. However, watch as I decide to write my project in May instead.

I ordered my business cards! 

My first business cards ever! I am extremely excited about it! Moo.com was having a 25% discount until yesterday, so I had to order some! The design I created is absolutely fabulous! I hope it prints nicely. (There’s a lot of lines in the design, so I’m not at all sure if it’ll turn out well!) I’ll show them off next month when I get them!

(* I left out a couple things like Marina and the Diamonds and milestones because this post was getting lonnnnngggg, but I’ll be making individual posts for them next month, so watch out for those! :) )

SITTING ON MY BOOKSHELF

BOUGHT FROM LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Chew Vol. 7: Bad Apples by John Layman and Rob Guillory
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab x2
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Old School by Tobias Wolff
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

WON

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (from Sydney of The Daring Adventure)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Trial by Fire (ARC) by Josephine Angelini
Better than Perfect (ARC) by Melissa Kantor
I’ll Give You the Sun (ARC) by Jandy Nelson
The Secrets We Keep Wild Hearts (ARC) by Jessica Burkhart
Becoming Bryn by Angelia Carling (All from Alexa of Alexa Loves Books <3)

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Daredevil is just everything I could’ve asked for in a Marvel series!

Daredevil is fucking fabulous. For those who do not know about this show (have you been living under a rock?), it’s a Netflix series about Matt Murdock (played by the lovely Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer by day and a blind vigilante at night, fighting for justice in his neighborhood, Hells Kitchen, which is full of criminals and corruption. If you’ve seen people shouting to watch it, you really should. Great main character, awesome friendships, fabulous ladies, and creepy villains who really do exist IRL. The main reason I started watching because CHARLIE COX AND ROSARIO DAWSON ARE FABULOUUUUSSSS! (YES, ROSARIO IS IN THIS. BLESSSSSSS. HER SCENES ARE EVERYTHING.) CLAIRE AND MATT = <3. SHE NEEDS TO BE IN ALLLL THE EPISODES IN SEASON 2 PLZ.

I swoon for Poldark!


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Okay, I had meant to talk about Poldark last month, but it totally slipped my mind. So here we are now! SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SHOW. Gorgeous scenery, precious leading lady, an adorable couple that I’m just rooting for, and a very complicated leading man trying to make something of himself after the War. I JUST WATCH THIS SHOW FOR THOSE TWO. THOSE SWEET (AND SOMETIMES SAD) MOMENTS. THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER. JUST LOOK. UGH. RIGHT IN THE FEELS.

NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT MONTH

 MY BIRTHDAY IS NEXT MONTH! 

YES IT IS. IT WILL BE GLORIOUS, AND WILL MAKE ME FEEL OLD.

There will be some blog layout changes next month!

I wanted some design changes, and bless Charlotte for helping me out with them. There won’t be drastic changes in the design. Just some tweaks here and there, and some much needed changes that I won’t delve into because SURPRISE!

How was your April? Anything you’re looking forward to in May like books?

 

8 Responses to “MONTHLY RECAP | April 2015 – Jessie Ware is a QUEEN.”

  1. Duuuude, there’s going to be a second season of Poldark and now I have to rethink my previous decision not to watch it. ARGH. (Though if they do that rape plot I will be OUTTA THERE.) Will definitely binge the second 4 episodes soonish.

  2. LOOKING FORWARD TO DESIGN SURPRISE!
    AND HECK YEAH, MAY BIRTHDAYS~ WE RULE! ;D

  3. Alexa S. says:

    Woohoo for an awesome start to your month! And I definitely need to watch Daredevil. I’ve been putting it off because I’ve heard it’s pretty gory, but I can’t help being curious about it either!

  4. Charlotte says:

    QUEEN JESSIEEEEEEEE. SO MUCH LOVE FOR HER <333 I am seriously going to lol if we have the energy to write in May. I AM SO EXCITE TO SEE THE BUSINESS CARDS!!!

    I AM CRYING. YOU LINKED TO MY TUMBLR. (I do post a lot of Matt Murdock stuff, what can I say? I love him and Charlie although I need more of everyone too.) UGHH CEE WHEN CAN WE WATCH THE NEXT EPISODE.

    I might have to watch Poldark because the couple looks adorable and also Aidan Turner's face in that gif. IT'S THAT LOOK OH GODDDD.

    MAY IS GONNA BE FUCKING EPIC OKAY. AND YASSS DESIGN CHANGES.

  5. OMGGGGG BUSINESS CARDS I CANT WAIT TO SEEEEEE

    TWO NEAR WITCH’S??? DAMN I’m trying to hunt one down domestically and no luck. Keep forgetting to look online hah

    DAREDEVIL. I FEEL YA. SO GOOD. I don’t know why I’ve stopped at episode 5. I NEED TO KEEP GOINGGG

    AND WHAT IS THIS POLDARK?? IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING JESS WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE! In fact, she’s looking it up right now!

    BIRTHDAY MONTH AND BLOG CHANGES??? SOUNDS FUNNNN

  6. Freda says:

    Through the Woods was fun! I loved Throne of Glass though!
    Happy May reading!

  7. Wow! It looks like you had an amazing April Cee – I hope May is just as amazing for you! ♥ And I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what you and Charlotte come up with for your new blog design – I’m sure it will be gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, and happy reading!

  8. Through the woods has such a gorgeous design! You won some great book and I really want to get started in Daredevil :)


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