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First off, happy new month. May was well, like every other month, slow, exhausting and eventful. There were days I cried from the exhaustiveness of it all. But, fortunately, I had stuff to get me through the saddest month ever. I will try as much as possible to link all the stuff down below.

Books:

  1. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. This book made me download all of Neil Gaiman’s books. I was obsessed with the guy. This was the first book of his I’d read and I was amazed by his storytelling skills. I remember thinking, I want to be like this guy when I grow up. Basically this book is about Fat Charlie Nancy who gives his dad a call in like 17 years only to find out his dad was dead. After that, his life became even more miserable that being called Fat Charlie by everyone who met you, was no big deal. I mean, there’s nothing sadder than being engaged to a girl who won’t spend the night at your house (she’s saving it for the wedding night) but she meets your brother and sleeps with him that same day. Things like that drive a guy crazy and causes him to do things he would later regret. Which was exactly what happened. This is the type of book that pulls you into it. Don’t read unless you have time to spare.

  2. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. I love Neil Gaiman. And I love books that recount history in a funny and satirical voice. (See Percy jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan). If you want to know about Norse Mythology, instead of reading a boring account by some philosopher or anthropologist, just read this book. You’ll know what you need to know, without the boringness and huge grammar. But unfortunately, the unpronounceable Norse words still exist.

  3. Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy by Kevin Kwan. Middle class girl loves the heir to one of Asia’s prestigious fortunes and his family is against it. They later get married and then they encounter all sorts of problems thereafter. There’s a lot of rich people, flashy cars, fancy houses, expensive haute couture and private jets in this book. Why did I like it? I loved the characters. Oh, and it’s nothing like the movie.

Movies and TV series.

  1. Game of Thrones Season 8. Cue the theme song. No matter what people say, I loved it. Sad, that it had to end so quickly, but man, what an ending. Well deserved. Of course, I’m chilling for the book to fill the holes D&D (the show’s writers) put in me.

  2. Money heist season 1 & 2. Hello, this series is underrated. Probably because it’s in Spanish but man. I watched the two seasons in 2-3 days. Great characters. Great plot. Great plot and the twists were very unexpected like twists should be. Brief summary: A guy, known as The Professor, enlists the help of eight criminals, who have nothing to use and for five months, they practice and learn the professors masterplan. To rob La Casa de Papel, the Royal mint of Spain. The rules of the house are no real names and no personal relationships (which is of course the first rule broken). In fact, the breaking of that rule was constant and almost cost them their lives and a billion dollars. I fell in so love with the characters, in fact, I’m going back to watch it.

Music

  1. Lucid Dreams by Juice WRLD. yes, I’m late to the party but I love this song.

  2. All Burna boy’s songs. I just listened to Dangote this morning and I looooved iiiit! In fact I’m currently listening to all his songs.

  3. (Honourable mention) Twenty One Pilots’ songs. I didn’t listen to them a lot last month but I love the calm the songs give me is next to none. Anytime I’m really sad, or I feel the anxiety and depression and panic coming on, their songs are the perfect drug.

Apps.

  1. Pinterest. If you don’t know what this app is, it’s for ideas. At least that’s what I use it for. It’s a visual platform like Instagram, only more helpful. You can find anything on it. And the picture you find, lead to blogs and articles that you can read. Plus you can start boards and collect ideas. I just recently started a board for home decor. So I find pictures of interior decor I like, and I save it to the board. Only use this app if you have tons of time to spare. It’s a hole that you can’t get out from and it’s more addictive than Instagram.

That is all I can remember. What are the things that got you through May? Also recommend some of your favorite books or movies or series for me to try out this June.