Playing Catch Up

Why hello there, long time, no see!  It has been quite awhile since I updated – over three months actually – eek!

My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in May so as you can imagine, our world is in the process of being turned upside down.  We’ve decided on a Harry Potter nursery, is anyone actually surprised??

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Our baby announcement!

We’ve gotten some of the major furniture items, done the baby registry, my friends are planning my NC baby shower and my next item of business is researching daycare for after I go back to work. The whole things still seems surreal!

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Harry Potter flying key mobile

My best friend from college was in Atlanta for a conference so we went a bit baby crazy.  We made this gorgeous Harry Potter mobile using this YouTube video as a reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyvv5eVOLao.  I am absolutely in love with it!

Amidst all the baby preparations, I did keep up with my reading.  Yes it is February but I would still like to share a few of my favorites from 2015:

Favorite Comics – The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nimona, Locke and Key, Rat Queens, Trillium, Descender, Wytches, Saga, Ms. Marvel

Favorite Books – Carry On, The Revenge Playbook, An Ember in the Ashes, Speak, I’ll Give You the Sun, Rose Under Fire, Legend

Favorite TV Shows – Orphan Black, Supergirl

Favorite Movies – Star Wars, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two.

I hope you all have been doing well these path few months, reading some great books, and nerding out with some wonderful fandoms!

 

Bookshelf Thursday: YA Dystopian

Bookshelf Thursday returns!!  So sorry I missed last week – I was traveling to NC for my friend’s 30th birthday party (and Mum’s day!)  This week’s cubby is my YA dystopian cubby.

IMG_4668Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

Marie Lu: Legend, Prodigy, Champion

Lauren Oliver: Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem, and Delirium Stories

Little background – I start reading The Hunger Games trilogy right as Mockingly came out.  I actually saw Kristen Bell tweet about it and was like what is this???  Since then THG has become one of my favorite books/series!  Delirium was an NPR recommendation of what to read post THG.  Delirium is one of the few series with a love triangle that I am ok with and I love the ending to the series.  I just finished the Legend trilogy last month and was very impressed with it!

Don’t worry I will have an adult dystopian Bookshelf Thursday in the future!

What are your favorite YA dystopians?