3 Apr 2020

March wrap up

wrap up shirley cuypers
In March I read a total of  17 books, I watched 40 episodes (TV Shows) and 8 movies. Read further to know what I read and watched this month!

For ARCs this month, I read Private Pilot by Karen Deen, I Plan On Forever (I Never #2.5) by Stefanie Jenkins, Fool Me Twice by Carrie Aarons, Ascension (Her Soulkeepers #3) by Sadie Moss, Taking Anna (Dillon Creek #1) by J. Lynn Bailey, Matzah Ball Surprise by Laura Brown, Fury Unleashed (Forgotten Brotherhood #1) by N.J. Walters, Priestess of Storms & Stone (Rogue Ethereal #5) by Annie Anderson.

And as for books on my TBR, I read Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Girls Like Us by Elizabeth Hazen, shot glass confessionals by Cyrus Parker, Poems Worth Saving by Abigail de Niverville, As Old As Time (Twisted Tales #3) by Liz Braswell, Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout, After We Collided (After #2) by Anna Todd, Fresh in the Kitchen (The LUSH Restaurant #2) by Olivia Burke and Maybe Now (Maybe #2) by Colleen Hoover.


As for TV shows I watched some episodes of Riverdale, iZombie, The Resident and a Dutch/Belgian TV show called Temptation Island. I also watched the entire third season of Elite and the entire first season of His Dark Materials. Elite was so good and I also really liked His Dark Materials!

And lastly movies, I watched All the Bright Places, Falling Inn Love, Five Feet Apart, Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, The Greatest ShowmanX-Men: Apocalypse, Avengers: Endgame. All the Bright Places was such a beautiful movie and I couldn't stop crying and Five Feet Apart is definitely a good book to movie adaptation. Star Wars IX and Avengers: Endgame were amazing movies but also sad ones. I'm not going to write something about the other movies but I want to say that Fantastic Beasts II was a disappointment...

31 Mar 2020

Priestess of Stoms & Stones | Release day blitz

Title: Priestess of Storms & Stone
Series: Rogue Ethereal #5
Author: Annie Anderson
Release date: 31 March 2020

Synopsis

If there is one lesson I’ve been taught in my life, it’s that fairies are the absolute worst.

Finding a fledgling succubus in Faerie is like locating a needle inside a realm-sized haystack. With a guide I can’t trust and a goal more ephemeral than smoke, my odds of success are tenuous at best. Not to mention, as the last Elemental in existence, I have a giant target painted on my back.

Because one half of Faerie wants me dead, and the other half wants to use me as a sacrifice to open the gates to Earth. But I swore I would find my quarry, and I will. Even if I have to rip the entire realm apart to do it.

There is a storm coming to Faerie. And that storm is me.



Review 

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Annie Anderson!

Priestess of Storms & Stone is the fifth book in the Rogue Ethereal series and continues the story of Max and her friends.

It was no surprise that I was going to love Priestess of Storms & Stone because the Rogue Ethereal series is just amazing. I really like the world Annie Anderson’s created because I love a good series with a lot of supernatural characters. On top of that, she made a badass female protagonist with a sexy love interest… You’re just destined to fall in love with this series!

I just cannot get enough of Max. She’s been through so much and discovers even more secrets in Priestess of Storms & Stone and she keeps being a badass female and she keeps saying everything that’s on her mind. I LOVE HER! And Alistair is still my number one, he’s just the perfect husband for her and I keep imagining his sexy British voice when I read ‘love’.

A lot of things happened in Priestess of Storms & Stone and a lot is going to happen in the next book, I’m sure. The way Annie Anderson ended Priestess of Storms & Stone was really evil and I just need the next book ASAP!


About the author
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she'll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life... interesting.

30 Mar 2020

Internship update #1

Internship update VDL KTI
It’s already the seventh week of my internship, so I wanted to give you guys a little update on how everything is going.

I started my internship at VDL KTI on the 17th of February and (normally) I’ll end my internship on the 15th of May. I was really nervous the first day of my internship, but everyone is really kind and now I feel at ease there. VDL KTI is a small company and is part of a bigger company called VDL Groep. I really like that VDL KTI is a small company because there’s no hierarchy, you can easily talk to the boss the same way you talk to your coworkers. I really like that because it’s less stressful for me and my anxiety.

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6637629445396017152Let’s talk about what I do. Every Monday I help the receptionist with answering the telephone, checking invoices, entering employee hours, making sure the meeting room is set, and other small things. From Tuesday to Friday, I work in the Sales Department. There I’m in charge of communication and marketing, such as the website, social media, updating an old brochure, and some other things. I really like that I have a variety of tasks that I can do so I’m not always doing the same thing. It’s also just something that I really like to do because I’m always busy with social media and my blog.

My internship has also helped me with answering the phone and talking to people I don’t know. Don’t get me wrong, I still get a little nervous, but everything is going better and better. It also helps that the employees are so kind and helpful because I’m not afraid to ask questions. And the employees that I don’t work with are always asking me how I’m doing or if I like my internship, etc. and that’s just amazing. I don’t dread waking up in the morning at 6:15 am just because my internship makes me happy.

Until March 16th… I started working at my usual spot at the reception together with the receptionist and my internship mentor told me that I had to go home because of the corona measures. I was kind of sad that I had to work from home because my internship makes me feel so good and at home, I usually don’t feel that good. And I totally get that because of corona I have to work at home, I get that, but it doesn’t make it less painful. I just really liked going to my internship and I just hope that the virus will go away soon so I can go to my internship again.

I want to end this blog post on a positive note because I’ve been trying to feel more positive. I’ve mentioned in one of my previous life update posts that my mental health hasn’t been that great because of school and fake friends. Now that I’ve been going to my internship for a few weeks, my mental health has been improving. I don’t think that often about my awful and stressy times at school anymore and I also don’t think that often about the fake friends anymore. Yay!