Current Favourites

I’m always the slightest bit late with my favourites post, so that title should have been March Favourites, but I missed the deadline. It’s time to schedule these things, I know. 😛 I’ve been revising again, folks. Scatterbrained isn’t a strong enough word.

Anyway, let’s get right to it.

I’m currently reading two books, both classics (I’m going back to the old stories for a while, so you’ll probably see a lot of classics pop up in these lists). I’ve always been a one-thing-at-a-time kind of gal, but folks, these books are both so brilliant I can’t choose.

The first is Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. I just finished Ender’s Game and jumped into the sequel immediately. What blows my mind most about this series is how incredibly well the author predicted technologies we’re using today, and that back in the 70’s. It’s insane.

The second book is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I mean, this dude is legendary. The story is fabulous. If I can ever pull of omniscient point of view half as well as Gaiman, I’ll be a happy camper. His storytelling is effortless!

Netflix has been suggesting Violet Evergarden to me for a while, so I decided to try it out the other day. I cried in the first episode. This is such a lovely story that focusses on the journey of a young woman, raised to be a soldier, who must find her way after the war is over. Kind of similar to Ender’s story, come to think of it. Anyway, she doesn’t understand emotion because she was used as a weapon since childhood, and this story starts in the aftermath of the war. She’s suffered major trauma and must find her way again as a civilian. The art is beautiful and, as I said, the waterworks started in the first episode and haven’t stopped since.

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We’ve also been watching and loving Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The same people who brought us The Office are involved, so you can imagine how hilarious this show is.

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I’m quite late to the party when it comes to my March movie of the month, but we just watched Doctor Strange and it was so good. As a pretty big Cumberbatch fan, it was great seeing his superhero side. Also, I want that cape.

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I’ve been binge-watching videos over on Ghil Dirthalen’s channel. Those of you as obsessed with all things Dragon Age as I am, check it out. You’ll love it. You may lose hours of your life, but you’ll love it.

The other channel I can’t get enough of at the moment, is Coco Bee Art. I’ve mentioned this one before, but I keep coming back to it. This is probably closer to an all-time favourite than a March fave, but I had to include it here.

I’ve spent many an hour gaping at the incredible artwork on Charcoal_n_stuff‘s Instagram. This is a stunning portfolio, from dark and moody, to light and crisp.

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I’m still working on my Dragon Age Origins replay, but you all know the DA games will always be my favourites. My March favourite is definitely Bastion. What an awesome, beautiful game! This is a platformer like you’ve never seen it, with the best storytelling and narrator.

I’ve been playing Pokémon Go non-stop. It started as something to motivate Kayla to go on walks, but turned into a craze for mom and dad instead. If you see two unsupervised adults on their phones around Toronto, we’re catching pokémon. 😛

That’s a wrap for today. Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous week. 🙂

Yolandie