The past two weeks have been exhausting. I took a break from taking book photos and posting on Bookstagram because I was physically exhausted, which meant I didn’t post much on here either. I only read one book, but I made some updates and changes to the blog that I think are great aesthetically. These things were the highlight of my week.
Black Panther: I talked about my excitement for Black Panther at the beginning of the month. Well, it came out this weekend and exceeded my expectations. This movie dethroned Captain America: The Winter Soldier as my favorite superhero movie. Black Panther was visually stunning and a celebration of black culture. Even this poster (pictured above) at the theater was stunning. I had to photograph it. The cinematography, costumes, and acting were impeccable. The writing was far more thought-provoking than any MCU film I’ve seen and the black women were astounding. They were given agency and their roles were independent of men. The women don’t stay home in this one. They are leaders, warriors, and geniuses. They outshine the men. They bring the fight. I saw it twice and I can’t wait to see it again for a third time. It’s a beautiful feeling to see yourself represented in film. WAKANDA FOREVER!
eARC: The most exciting bookish thing that happened this week is that I received an ARC of Circe by Madeline Miller. I finished The Song of Achilles at 2am last Friday and immediately put myself out there by requesting an ARC on Netgalley. I was so SHOOKED that I got approved for this ARC that I screamed and had to read the email THREE TIMES to make sure my eyes weren’t deceiving me. This was my first time ever requesting an ARC from a publisher. Thank you literary gods and Little, Brown and Company!
Read: I am slowly making my way to through the Percy Jackson series as it becomes available to me through my library. Percy Jackson is just what I need when I’m in the mood for something light and easy. I finished book 3 in the series and posted a quick review here.
Aesthetic boards: I make mood boards inspired by fictional characters and sort non-Harry Potter characters into Hogwarts houses. I posted this one inspired by Black Panther on Tumblr and it has almost 1000 notes! I was surprised.
How was your week? Did you read anything interesting? Let me know in the comments.