Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Things I'm Digging | February 2014


We all know about my inclinations towards terrible TV shows. You've witnessed it many a time before (*coughs* Vampire Diaries and Twisted and to a certain extent, Pretty Little Liars) and now you will witness it again. Yes. Teen Wolf is my choice of the month. The first season is horrendous (there's no point denying it, it is horrendous), but lately it's been pretty top-notch. Really A+ writing, and I can't wait for each week's episode. It still has its problems (POC and women seem to be the only ones who die, and also I can't understand why Jeff Davis won't make Danny a main character?), but I think (hopefully) that's something they're working on. We'll see.

If you still don't want to watch it, just watch it for the cast. Honestly. It's the only reason I watched it for the first season. They're all ridiculously good-looking. It just isn't fair.


Frozen. I watched it for the first time in January, but I can't stop. Won't stop. I am obsessed. In the past week, I've watched it twice. I want Elsa's dress and hair, and I want to be friends with everybody, but maybe specifically Anna (or maybe just Kristen Bell. I don't know. Sometimes the lines blur). I still have a bit of trouble comprehending that it's a musical, but it's such a great movie. So good. Much great.


I'm going to go specific for once and say 'Burn' by Ellie Goulding. Top-rate effort, this song is. It just pumps me up like nothing else.


I'm going to choose two books this month. One Non-Fiction, and one fiction. The Non-Fiction? Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie. It's a collection of true stories about princesses throughout history that haven't taken the stereotypical road of 'happy ever after.' I really, really enjoyed this book. It was written in a really conversal tone, which made it so easy to read. The author did a whole heap of research, and wasn't afraid to tell the reader when she was speculating. Highly recommend this book.

The fiction novel I loved this month was Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone (by Kat Rosenfield). I was in the big Whitcoull's in Auckland when I found it on special. I'd heard some really good things about it and thought 'Why not?' and here we are. I really enjoyed this book. If for anything, read it for the writing. It is fantastically written. It's very much in the same vein as Nova Ren Suma (another author I adore), so if you like her novels, I definitely think you should try this one. It's just a novel that I think every young person who is leaving home for the first time will identify with (just maybe not quite so much in because someone has been murdered), and yes. All good things. A+.


I'm gonna go with my bottle of Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs. I just love Marc Jacobs, ok? Don't judge me.


What have you guys been digging in the past month? Not the ground, I hope!
(Ha. That was my lame attempt at being funny. I was being serious though - What have you loved/discovered/enjoyed over the past month?)


  1. I very much enjoy your blog. It's a pleasure to read. And, since you asked, this month I've been digging Sherlock, the TV one not the movies (have you seen it?), Thor 2, Pentatonix and Losing It by Cora Carmack. So many good things from February :3

    1. Sorry about how late this response is! I have seen Sherlock. It's a wonderful series, isn't it? So well developed. :)