It’s been an eventful past few weeks. The highlight is an unintended hospital stay (diagnosis was acute gastroenteritis) about two weeks ago which threw a wrench into several plans, but I’m really just happy to be out and about and back to work.
Just finished reading these two books. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a recently-published dystopian almost hunger games-ish tale of a girl who was supposed to have no powers (red-blooded) suddenly displaying the sort of abilities that previously only silver-blooded people had. It follows her perilous journey through what happens after that discovery, and the tale will take you on a heart-pounding ride. I honestly really liked the story, but I felt slightly cheated at the end, and only because I was expecting this to be a standalone book and it was showing all the signs of being a trilogy (or more). I am reserving my final judgment until I read the rest of the series.
The Handmaid’s Tale, on the other hand, is a classic. Published in 1985, it is one of the books that I always see on top-x lists of books to read. Again a dystopian setting (I love this genre!) this time of what could result if society decided to impose strict roles on women. Due to some problems with fertility, “viable” females are assigned the role of handmaids, and their main function, as you can guess by now, is to produce children. This story follows one such handmaid and her recollections of the past and what is happening to her at the time of the writing. It’s very emotional, but is definitely quite a good read.
Marvel’s Daredevil. I’ve only watched the first two episodes so far, and it’s a lot different than what I expected. Different, and much better! I love how it’s being portrayed as a crime drama rather than the ostentatious action films that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been showing us so far. I am just hoping that the entire series won’t continue with Daredevil with just that plain black costume.
My husband remembered that I once used to do Shake ‘N Bake chicken, and he requested that we try that again. It’s very simple to use! Just pour the powder mix into the included plastic bag, throw in your desired chicken (I use skinless chicken breast fillets, he likes chicken wings), twist the bag to seal and toss to coat, lay out in a baking pan, then bake away at the recommended temperature and time! Instant “fried chicken”-ish type dish without the actual frying!
A new haircut! This is my shortest hair yet and in this incredible heat I am loving it! I have to take care not to dress too masculine though, as I have this nagging feeling that I look like a guy otherwise. XD
About all of the things I need and want to do. As I said, I’m on a huge catchup mode and I still have a lot on my to do list. I’m about to feel overwhelmed to be honest, but I’m taking it one day at a time.
More than 24 hours a day! Why is a day super short?
A bit confused, to be honest. It seems like my interest in makeup has gone onto the backburner at the moment, and most of my attention is on planner and crafting things (hence the recent flood of non-beauty posts here). I know that interests change, but it makes me a little sad as well to not be beauty-focused right now. Have you ever experienced anything similar?