If there was one thing that kept me entertained during this year (other than uni) it was reading. At the beginning of 2020, I set myself a challenge, a reading challenge on goodreads. It is not a very ~impressive~ number, but next to reading for school it is more than I’ve ever challenged myself: 20 books in 2020.
Especially with the quarantine situation we are all too familiar with, I feel like a lot of people have summoned their inner bookworm again and made time, or had more time, to read. I’ve certainly been inspired by this, but it was also a goal I had for a longer time. Reading always gives me a feeling of longevity. It is as if time goes slower as you skim through the words on paper. It allows me to be absorbed in someone else’s world and their problems and I love to escape.
It was also easier to read because I started a book series that I had grown to love, which gave me 3 more books to enjoy – or devour – during the challenge. So now, I present my favorite reads from 2020!
… of the blog! a teacup of me is five years old! Five! As you might be able to tell, I am surprised I kept it up this long. But it is all thanks to you, my dearest readers. Although I haven’t (ever) been very constant with posting, you are reading this. Thank you! However scary the internet might sometimes feel, I can always come on here and speak my mind to perfect strangers and blogging friends.
Remember how I said September had gone by fast? I blinked and the same happened with October. Which is totally unfair, because this is my favourite time of the year. I adore the colors of nature during autumn, taking walks in the forest, collecting orange and yellow leaves and conkers. This process always seems to last shorter than spring or summer. Especially when you are busy with meeting the deadlines from work or your study, which is always a bit overwhelming at the start of the school year. But we made it! The first essays are in and now I’m anxiously waiting for my results. And whilst I wait, I blog, I write, I watch movies, apply for internships and most of all: stay at home.
I have never really celebrated halloween, but I do love the spooky atmosphere that clings to misty streets, dusty cobwebs and just in the darkness of the night. The one thing that always contains this mysterious and slightly creepy vibe is movies, or cinema, if you will. I do not enjoy horror (and after watching Midsommar I’m also not sure if I enjoy thrillers), but I am a sucker for films that are just the right amount of spooky. Enough to be a little frightened of the dark, but not so much that I will not be able to run up the stairs without the lights on. That kind of scary. (And a dash of humor is always welcome!) I have put together a list of my favourite creep-and-still-be-able-to-sleep movies that we might need to get into the halloween spirit this year.