Grace here, on a busybusybusy Sunday night which means, naturally, that I am blogging rather than inundating myself in the Latin studying that greets me after this post is finished.
(Update: I’m in fact finishing this on Monday, because Sunday definitely got away from me.)
With that being said, I haven’t gotten much reading time in the past week and I likely will not have much time to read this week either. For those of you who don’t know, I’m also a representative on Washington and Lee’s form of student government, and election week starts on Thursday too! I’ll be switching modes from book-Grace to school-Grace for a little while.
Luckily, I can listen to music while I study, and waste plenty of time curating playlists. It’s a good time. Without further ado (has it seriously been since November when I last posted what I was listening to?!?), here’s my latest ear candy.
It’s been a few months, and I whirl through playlists like an absolute maniac. If I’m addicted to anything, it’s curating a dozen playlists with little delineation. This month, I’ve actually been listening to a bunch of my October songs. Studying to Choral Chill.
I’m also one of those awful people who listens to the same song for approximately four days when I get obsessed. In photo lab, I listened to “I’ve Never Seen a Cyclone” on repeat for two hours — a new low.
The playlists I’ve had on repeat are I GOT MY OWN BACK (lots of Lorde-dark-be-a-queen songs), my monthly February and March playlists, BLACK BEAR (woodsy, bonfire music.) I study to UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS often (a nod to Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which is one of my favorite books) so that’s the one I’ll embed below.
If I have the choice, I prefer reading to watching TV, which is why it’s not something I find the time for at this point in the semester (or ever, really.) When I was so sick in January and February, I hurtled down my Sherlock rabbit hole but now I have about two episodes left — which I really, really, really don’t want to finish.
While this isn’t a TV show, I also recently saw Black Panther with a group of Lambda Chi Alpha pals. I’m glad it lived up to the hype!
I recently finished listening to Shiver on audio. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s books on audio — such atmosphere! — but hadn’t tackled this series yet. While Grace’s voice at first annoyed me, I ultimately relaxed into it and it was perfect for long drives down winter roads. Perfect for dark highways and late nights in the frost! I plan on starting Linger (I’m currently approximately ten minutes through it) after I finish listening to Code Name Verity.
I’m damn proud of myself for now owning that book in every format — physical, e-book, and audiobook. Each time has been a riveting, visceral experience. Historical fiction that cuts deeply, with the funniest and most badass heroine of all time (who also guts you regularly.)