at the moment

At the Moment #7

Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope you’re having a really good week! I know I start all of these posts by saying I haven’t done one of these in a while, but this time I really haven’t. And since this is my 200th post on this blog, which is wild, I think it’s the perfect moment to being it back. I love getting to chat with you guys about the stuff we’re loving at the moment and it’s always so fun to get your recommendations!

…I’m reading: Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood

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I’m taking part in The Women’s History Month reading challenge and I’m currently reading my anthology pick, Toil & Trouble, witch is all about women and witchcraft. My favorite stories so far are: Starsong, a f/f story about an Instagram-astrologer who’s magic’s connected to the stars and Daughters of Baba Yaga, a story about two teen girls who use their powers for creative vengeance.

…I’m watching: Plan Coeur


Thanks to my friend, Julie, I just binge watched this lovely French rom-com on Netflix. It’s about two friends who hire a male escort to help their BFF get over a rough break-up. Though romance plays a big part in the plot, this is a show about friendship at heart. The three main girls are all really flawed, wonderful and interesting characters. But while their friendship takes center stage, it’s actually the guys’ friendship that I loved most. It’s so nice to see supportive, pure and loving male friendships on TV. More soft male friends, please!

…I’m listening to: Dermot Kennedy

Ok, let’s talk about Dermot Kennedy y’all. He’s an Irish singer/songwriter who’s debut album dropped in January and I’m in love with his sound. It’s pure poetry, it’s wild magic, it’s raw emotion. It’s the sound of big city nights and the deep dark woods. I haven’t listened to anything else for months and I don’t want to. 

capture-20181230-004950What are you reading/watching/listening to at the moment?
What’s your favorite anthology?

27 thoughts on “At the Moment #7

  1. Oh Toil and Trouble! I haven’t read the whole anthology (yet?) but I loved Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Starsong and I should really get to her novel too, since I know how good her writing is.
    How is the rest of the anthology apart from the Baba Yaga story (which also sounds really interesting)?

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    1. I wasn’t initially interested in her novel, cause the synopsis doesn’t sound like my thing. But after reading Starsong, I definitley want to try it!
      I just read Anna-Marie McLemore’s story and it’s my new favorite, I also loved Nova Ren Suma’s. They’re both really beautifully written stories about powerful themes. And Zoraida Córdova’s story has touches of plant magic, so you might like that one! The rest have been mostly 3 star reads for me though. I hope you’ll enjoy it if/when you pick it up again!

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  2. I’m reading Station Eleven, watching Forensic Files on Netflix and I haven’t listened to music in so long (it’s usually audiobooks). I haven’t read many anthologies, but the one in my TBR for March is The Dark and Other Love Stories.

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    1. I spend so much time deciding between music and audiobooks. The Dark and Other Love Stories sounds fascinating, I’ll add it to my TBR! Oh, I loved Station Eleven! I hope you do too 😊


  3. I’m watching Umbrella Academy right now!

    My favourite anthology would have to be All Out, which is about queer teens throughout history. I’m not usually an anthology person but that one stands out.

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  4. I’m currently reading Royal assassin and Queen of air and darkness! And I just started watching Siempre Bruja on Netflix, not sure what I think about it so far though!


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  5. I’m reading Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell (and I’m finally beginning to understand why people say Animal Farm is a horror story). I’m listening to The Cinematic Orchestra’s To Build A Home. Daughters of Baba Yaga sounds like a lovely read, I’m very interested in the “creative vengeance” part! I’ve just listened to some of Dermot Kennedy’s songs, and I agree with you, it is wild and raw.

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    1. Wow, you’re really having a George Orwell moment! I just listened to To Build a Home, it’s beautiful. So ethereal and sad. I’m glad you agree about Dermot Kennedy. I feel like I never find the right words when I write about music, so I’m glad it made sense to you ❤️

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      1. Both of the George Orwell stories came in one book, but it’s a nice way to describe that – “a George Orwell moment”! Writing about music is difficult, I think, music invokes emotion, and emotion is hard to capture in words, but the way you put it into words was very much understandable, and lovely too!


  6. Oooh I’ve been wanting to read Toil and Trouble for ages! Hope I’ll get to it soon, everyone seems to like it. 🙂 I’m currently reading The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter which will surely be amazing, I just need to start actually reading it. xD That French show sounds interesting, I’ll add it to my list! I’m not currently watching anything, as I’ve just finished a Game of Thrones marathon and I’m hardly waiting for the last season premiere! Also, many other shows are coming in April/May, like Good Omens and Sabrina season 2, can’t wait. 😀

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    1. I’m really enjoying it, some of the stories are wonderful 😊 The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter sounds so interesting, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! I just started re-reading A Game of Thrones, there seems to be a lot of GoT nostlagia going around! Some of my fave shows are coming back in April too and I’m so excited for Good Omens.

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  7. Happy 200th post!

    Also, oh my god, THANK YOU FOR THAT MUSIC REC! He is absolutely amazing, and I’m definitely adding him to my yoga playlists. Have you heard of Barns Courtney? He’s got a similar vibe, that kind of powerful but dark feeling.

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