Spring Non-Bookish Faves

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts and I’ve basically done everything but reading. April has been a huge step back for me as far as reading goes and honestly, everything in my life. Finally, it feels like the tides are changing and in the words of Ariana Grande: “thank u, next.” So let’s get into it!

Movies

Christopher Robin

I’m not sure why I waited so long to watch this movie, but I loved it! Christopher Robin is basically the story of Christopher Robin as he’s grown up and needs to learn what his priorities are again. It’s such a delightful yet relatable story and I especially loved getting to see all of my favorite characters from when I was younger.

Booksmart

I don’t usually talk about how much I loved The To-Do List but it was easily one of my favorite movies in college. This movie reminds me of a lot of it because it’s about this kind of nerdy girls who want to have fun before going to college. Maybe it’s just a premise that I like but this movie looks amazing. Hopefully, my Jonas gals will want to go see it.

TV

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

After I break up, I decided to make it my mission to watch the entirety of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and guess what? I did it and it was amazing. It’s easily one of my new favorite TV shows. I didn’t even get upset at the cute Jake and Amy parts because I just love them so much??? This show really made me feel so much better and it will always have a special place in my heart. ❤ ❤

Superstore

This show was recommended to me by my boss. He said that the show is all about people who work in retail and since I work in retail, I was down. Even though I’m only on season 1, this show is super relatable and I LOVE it so much. It does a great job of showing what a lot of retail employees think/do/act like on a regular basis. I can already tell that I’m going to love the rest of this show.

Broad City

Sadly in April, one of my favorite shows ever ended and that was Broad City. I don’t exactly remember when I started watching it but I love it. The ending was everything I wanted and more. It made me so happy and sad but I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I think the show took some risks that both paid off and didn’t work. It was just an incredible season to cap off an amazing series.

What We Do In The Shadows

This is another show I watched amidst my breakup and it surprised me. What We Do In the Shadows is a mockumentary style show about a group of vampires who live in Staten Island. It’s equal parts funny and super weird but I enjoy it. So far it only has 5 episodes out so I’m excited to see where the series goes.

Shrill

Basically, all my faves have been TV related and I’m just a binge-watching queen. Lmao anyways I was really excited for Hulu’s Shrill and it was everything I wanted. Even though it was only 6 episodes, it featured a lot of difficult topics and made a lot of interesting commentaries. At least I have another season to look forward to!

Music

Jonas Brothers

In April, so much happened with the Jonas Brothers. They released another single and also announced that their album was coming June 7th. I already took the day off work to buy it and plan on having a girls day with my Jonas squad. It might be pathetic to say but their reunion is what makes me MOST happy in this world. I don’t know if I would’ve gotten through this breakup if I didn’t have their music.

Brooks & Dunn’s Reboot

I know that’s not Brooks & Dunn, but they released a new album called Reboot. It’s basically covers of their older songs by new artists. Most of the time, they also sing on the song, too. I think it’s a really cool concept and breathes new life into songs that people might have forgotten about. Two of my favorites have to be Kacey Musgraves singing Neon Moon and Cody Johnson singing Red Dirt Road.

Lemonade by Beyoncé

Recently, Beyoncé finally released Lemonade on all streaming platforms. I’ve basically been listening to it non-stop on Spotify. It’s such an amazing album and I might end up buying it on iTunes eventually. For now, I really like listening to those songs again and it’s just perfect.

Here are a few other songs I really like!

  • “Make Me Want To” by Jimmie Allen (babe ❤ <3)
  • “NASA” by Ariana Grande
  • “National Anthem” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Juke Jam” by Chance the Rapper ft Justin Bieber

Misc Faves

Small Shops & New Glasses

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This pic is actually a two-for-one. ALSO, LET’S IGNORE MY BREAKOUTS, ok everyone be cool lmao. I had to include it because one of my non-bookish faves is my new glasses. They took some getting used to but I really love them. I wanted a change and that’s exactly what they were.

Second, I’m wearing a sweatshirt made from a small shop. Lately, I’ve been getting really into buying stuff from independent stories or shops from Etsy. It’s basically all Jonas Brothers merchandise but that’s beside the point. Lmao

Baja Mountain Dew

One of my favorite spring/summer drinks has to be Baja Mountain Dew. It originally started at Taco Bell but they decided to put it out in stores. Thankfully, one of the vendors at work told me they were stopping it soon. Basically, I’ve been stocking up on it and drinking it ALL THE TIME. I’m basically hyper 24/7 but I don’t mind lmao.

Dating

This might be a weird one, but I’ve been getting myself back into the dating world. I’ve been doing a little flirting with someone irl. I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere but there is always a possibility. I also downloaded Bumble and I’ve met a few prospects so it’s slow going but not as bad as I thought. Maybe if something gets more serious, I’ll talk about it but for now, I’m just getting it low-key and having fun. 🙂


I’m pretty sure those are all my non-bookish faves. I’ve been waiting to do this post so I’m happy to finally have it posted. Hopefully, it wasn’t too long and you guys didn’t get bored. If you read this entire thing, then you’re the real MVP.

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Winter Non-Bookish Faves

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’ve been so excited to finally do this post as there have been so many non-bookish faves for me. Surprisingly, winter has been a great season for me as far as non-bookish things go. I did read a decent amount of books, too but now is not the time so let’s get into it 😛

Movies

Creed II

Are you guys sick of me talking about this movie?? Lol well, I’m not because I just loved this movie so much. I was a fan of the first movie and I was so excited for the sequel. I ended up enjoying it just a little more than the first one.

It added entirely new lore to the Creed and Rocky franchise. Watching Adonis’ character growth, how impacted his relationship and the fight scenes were amazing. This movie was so fantastic and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of 2018, if not all time.

Dumplin’ 

Another movie I loved this winter was Dumplin’. Personally, I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix lately and I was a little apprehensive of this one. I didn’t like the book but I’m happy to say that I loved the movie. I loved the cast, the changes they made and especially all the nods to Dolly Parton. I can’t wait to see what Netflix does next. 🙂

Us

My last favorite is actually a trailer. On Christmas, Jordan Peele released the trailer for his new horror movie, Us. I really loved Get Out so I’m excited to see what Peele does next. The premise is incredibly unique and I know Peele will set it up one way and then rip the rug out from under us. Plus the cast is just perfect so yes I can’t wait!

TV

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Keeping with my Netflix theme, I marathoned She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. I didn’t watch the original series, but this reboot was everything. It was action-packed but didn’t give up any of that for character development. I especially loved its focus on friendship and it really inspired me when it came to writing. I can’t wait to see what happens in season 2. 🙂

Big Mouth

Going to the entire opposite side of the spectrum, I watched Big Mouth. It took me a week or so but I finished both seasons. If you don’t know, this show follows a group of friends who are going through puberty. It deals with a lot of relatable topics but makes them funny. It’s super funny but also timely as it focused on issues like slut-shaming, sexual education, and depression.

Golden Girls

I took a little break from watching Golden Girls but now I’m back into it. I just started season 5 so I have the rest of it and two more seasons. I’m excited to see what the show tackles next but also nervous. At times, it’s really dated and I hope it improves with that instead of getting worse.

Bob’s Burgers holiday episodes

Because of the holidays, I decided to start a new tradition. I watched the holiday episodes of Bob’s Burgers and it actually put me in the holiday spirit. I watched a handful of the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes. I consider those some of their best episodes so I’d highly recommend it for next year if you need some holiday spirit. 😉

Music

Ariana Grande

I can’t even begin to express how much I love Ariana Grande. I’ve been listening to her sweetener album since I bought it and since then, I’ve downloaded the rest of them. I’ve also really been loving thank u next and imagine. I honestly can’t describe how happy her music makes me. I’m also planning on going to her concert in June so I’m crossing my fingers for that. 🙂

Kacey Musgraves

Another artist I really loved this winter was Kacey Musgraves. I borrowed Golden Hour on hoopla and eventually, bought it on iTunes. Golden Hour is filled with so many goods songs and I’m sad that I slept on it for so long. Even if you don’t like country music, you need to give Kacey Musgraves a chance. She has such crossover appeal that you won’t even notice it’s country 😉

Jimmie Allen

Keeping with the country theme, I really loved Jimmie Allen this winter. It’s so rare to find POC in country music and a Black man at that. Allen adds something entirely new to the genre and doesn’t just stick to the same “bro-country” template. His debut album, Mercury Lane has a lot of great songs but two of my faves are “To Be Single” and “Best Shot.”

Here a few other songs I really loved!

  • “Beautiful Crazy” and “I Know She’s Ain’t Ready” by Luke Combs
  • “Dumb Blonde” by Dolly Parton ft Miranda Lambert
  • “Got My Name Changed Back” by Pistol Annies
  • “Dance Like We’re Making Love” by Ciara

Misc Faves

New robe and slippers

For Christmas, I did a gift exchange with my cousins. For one of my ideas, I put down slippers and my secret Santa actually got me two pairs. Now, I have a pair that I wear in my room and another I wear around the house. A week or so after Christmas, I also found a new robe as mine’s old and pretty worn so I’ve been loving using them both.

New planner and calendar

Right before the year began, I got a new planner from Barnes & Noble. It’s not nearly as high maintenance as the one I bought last year. Hopefully, that will cause me to use it more plus I found little to-do checklists and weekly agendas so I’ll be able to have better time management.

In keeping with the same theme, I got a new calendar for 2019. Usually, I get one for Christmas but Santa forgot 😛 Luckily, my dad and I went to the mall and found me a Bob’s Burgers one. I also found a small one with dachshund puppies on it. 🙂

Fantasy football surprise

 

For Christmas, a friend in my fantasy football league told me she got me a gift. I had no clue what to expect. However, when I opened it, it was a signed jersey of Michael Thomas. I was so shocked and happy, I still can’t believe she did that. It means a lot to me especially since I’ve been covering the team for almost 2 years. I’m just so excited to display and I’m so thankful ❤

New dresser

 

For Christmas, the big gift I asked for was a dresser. Thankfully, Santa brought it to me and I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s so much easier than having all those stupid plastic dressers. Everything is so much more organized and I feel like I have a lot more room. 🙂


Those are my non-bookish favorites for winter. Winter was a pretty good season for me if you couldn’t tell. I loved a lot of things and I might even be missing some. Either way, I had a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had to work both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day which isn’t fun but oh well. Money is money 😛

What about you? What were some of your non-bookish favorites during this winter?

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