Reading / Last book I read was "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. Moved by my prior read of that author - the fabulous "Gone Girl" - I quickly caught up and read the other two of Flynn's works. Dark Places being the last of all three. It definitely left me content, and willing to read her new works in the future. It is a fairly pleasant mix of a dark thriller and even darker female characters. Like I have said, it is the last book that I read and I have not decided yet, which one comes next. I have a couple of options. One of them is continuing on with Carlos Zafon's series that starts with "The Shadow of the Wind"(1). A beautiful read. A fascinating story. I am feeling so bad that my love had to do so much to make me read it in the first place. Don't be as ignorant as I had been - give it a try if you haven't already.
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you." (1)
The blogs I am currently reading are Simple Moments Stick & Lamb Loves Fox, also featuring great photography.
Making / progress in catching up with Orange is the New Black, season three is seriously fierce! I have a bunch of episodes left, so I may step away from books for a moment, to be able to finish this new season before the academic years starts.
Pinning / I have to admit something, I have been pretty terrible at Pinterest, the last year or so. Before, I was collecting inspiration for blog design, mostly fonts, floral drawings and patterns. I need to go back to that soon.
Anticipating / the moment I finally have braces put on. Four wisdom teeth later - it is the time. I have money, I have the visit booked, nothing can go wrong this time. I am motivated and ready for it. Sure I am a bit scared about mantaining it all, but I already bought a toothpaste with a high fluoride procentage and the mouth rinse - soon enough I will buy an oral irrigator and I will rock that state of my being for the next two or so years.
Loving / the app that I have found recently called Paper by FiftyThree, which lets me draw on my tablet. I am using nothing but my finger, creating my own fonts, writing down Taylor Swift lyrics. Since I sometimes put up my writing for sale as cool stickers on Redbubble, it is a great find for me! I created the header of this post with this app, and I am telling you, nobody would believe that it is my actually handwriting... I normally am more messy and not that artsy...hah, who knew.. :)
Wondering / how to transport my stuff back to the city where I study. It is a big pile of things, with my small cacti and Gerberas - it would be awful to have to leave them behind while they are so healthy and blooming!
Praying / for the imigration crisis to end. It gives me all types of bad feelings, as I am torn between wanting to help people, but fearing that the cultural differencies will cause chaos in my country. Tough stuff that fills up my thoughts, even though there is nothing I can do about it.
Writing / actual blog posts feels better than I remembered! I know that most of the time I post a few lines of text with a bunch of photographs. I had a feeling I lost my true self behind that blog. I should take part in more of these linkups, for sure. It is a refreshing feeling!
Attempting / to create a saving up plan for the following year. I have made myself a promise that at the end of the next school year I will have money for both an iPhone and vacation in Portugal. Please, university, come to the rescue with an educational scholarship, pleeease! :)
Planning / to learn and perfect at least one new pasta dish this year. Okay, so I keep doing a Bolognese, a Carbonara, but what comes next? Help me out if you have some super delicious pasta recipe and want to share it with me!
How about you? What are your plans and thoughts this month?