We thought it was time for a fun new post every week. In the Royal Update one of us updates you about our personal life, bookish news, what we’re reading, watching and listening to and anything else that might apply to this post. We thought it would be fun to share a bit more about our personal lives and hope you think so too!
While we’re all pretty much in the same boat, I’ve had two pretty busy weeks! I am doing a lot for school and have to hand in my first big project this week. About twice a week I have an online meeting with my group of fellow students and we have to assess each others work. I also have online classes so there’s enough to do in that area!
I have a pretty cosy workplace set up so I’m enjoying doing work there! I’m still going to my horses every morning and I’m so grateful for those moments outside of my house. Furthermore, I’ve been watching all of the Harry Potter movies! I’m pretty sure I hadn’t seen movie 3-8 before because I was very surprised by some book-to-movie changes. After reading the books again and watching the movies I was still very much in a Harry Potter mood. Luckily for me there was an online pubquiz last week and I participated with two of my friends. It was so much fun to do and there were almost 9.000 people watching the livestream of the quiz. We ended the quiz with 59 points out of 80 and a shared 592th place out of 4594 teams!! I’d say we did a pretty good job!
For once I was able to not get any new ARC’s! Now I ‘just’ have to read the ones I have and write some reviews haha.
I haven’t been reading as much as I hoped I would’ve. This is mostly due to all of the studying I’ve been doing. Like I said, I did reread the complete Harry Potter series (again haha). I’m still reading Elantris, House of Earth and Blood and Ruthless Gods. And I’ve also started reading Wildcard and The Bromance Book Club. Oh, and I started the audiobook of A History of Magic, the non-fiction Harry Potter book. This week I hope to pick up The Merciful Crow and The Black Witch. If I finish some of the books I’m reading I might also pick up A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.
A lot of movie releases have been pushed back because of the quarantine and that start’s to happen to some books as well. So today I have news about some newly announced books but also about some delays unfortunately.
I only bought one (super handy) bookish thing haha. These tabs for in my books! I know it’s not really anything worth mentioning and they cost hardly anything but this way I still had something to show you all haha.
I haven’t been watching that much Netflix to be honest. In the life update I already mentioned my rewatch of the Harry Potter movies. And after that I started with Avatar the Last Airbender. I never watched all of the episodes so I started at the beginning.
While I follow a ton of tv shows, I’m currently behind with so many of them. I did watch a couple of episodes this week though and I’m now caught up with Prodigal Son, Nancy Drew and Stumptown. Those are a couple of my absolute favorite new shows this year! Highly recommend them and I especially adored the Nancy Drew episode. I also watched the latest Legacies episode and loved it a lot.
I haven’t been listening to a lot of music, Harry Potter has been a big part of my ‘background noise’ and possibly the reason I’m not studying nearly as hard as I should be haha. But I did listen to a lot of Taylor Swift the last couple of days! Sometimes that’s just the mood you’re in 😉
And that was my Royal Update this week! How are you keeping yourself sane during this quarantine? Tell me in the comments!