What Liran's Listening To #5

Saturday, 30 July 2016

I know I said on Twitter this post was supposed to go up yesterday, so sorry about that. Anyway, Halsey and The Chainsmokers dropped a new song yesterday and I love it. 

Here's the playlist:

Songs I Recommend:

- Closer // The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey (THIS SONG IS AMAZING GO LISTEN TO IT.)
- Come On Eileen // Dexys Midnight Runners (It's an oldie but a goodie.)
- Tongue Tied // Grouplove (I just really like this song. Sorry that I don't have a better explanation.)
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da // The Beatles (You can blame Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway for this. Also, it's The Beatles. Enough said.)

Mind-Numbing Bops:

- i hate u, i love you // gnash feat. olivia o'brine (This is like if Tumblr threw up onto a track. Also, that awful cover of Hold Up by Beyonce.)
- MMMBop // Hanson (That chorus is still just random sounds, but it's catchy and I think this song is only stuck in my head because it was on a 90s Spotify playlist? Oh well.)
- Girls Talk Boys // 5 Seconds of Summer (Great hook. But those lyrics suck and are not even remotely related to Ghostbusters but it's on the Ghostbusters soundtrack? I feel like this was low-key an album reject that they still really liked and wanted to use...)

I don't really know how to end this post, so I hope you enjoy the playlist. :)


Wednesday, 20 July 2016
I don't usually post this stuff here but it's late and I'm really excited and I can't wait for 9.23.16. I really hope it's a new tour. (Lol imagine if it was the "Fake Your Death" Tour.)

Anyway, I'm going to go listen to some MCR. :)

Book Playlists // This Song Will Save Your Life

Hiiiiiiiii. I loved this book and I didn't really know how to review it so I just made a playlist for it and I hope you enjoy it (and go read this book). 

Here's the Spotify playlist so you can actually listen to it. :) Hope you enjoy!!! 

I'd explain how each song relates to the book, but I think in this case it might take away from everything. Also, this way you don't need to watch out for spoilers in case you haven't read this book yet. ;)

Two Years of Blogging

Thursday, 14 July 2016
This blog is now two years old, which means if it was a baby, it would be able to dress itself, compose sentences that consist of three or more words, ride a scooter, point to things, and follow simple instructions. Yes, my blog is now the age equivalent of a toddler. (So impressive, right?)

I don't know what to say so I'm just going to be all like "thanks for reading my blog and if you're feeling nice, you can follow me on Bloglovin' (there's a button on the sidebar to your right) or subscribe via email (also to your right) because it's free and I'd really appreciate it!"

I don't know what else to say because it hasn't really sunken in, so I'm just going to leave you all with two facts about me because this blog is two years old.

1) My favourite colour is purple (but I have a soft spot for black too).

2) My favourite ice-cream flavour is Cookies and Cream.

Thanks for another great year and here's to (hopefully) many more!

Blogging Goals

Thursday, 7 July 2016
I'm a week away from my blogiversary so I think it's time to post some blogging goals. This is going to be a short post but I just wanted to get something up today because why not? Plus I think making some goals for myself is important.

1) I want to post more. I feel as if I don't post enough and I want to change that.

2) I want to spread out my reviews more evenly so that they don't all go up one right after the other.

3) I want to do more discussion posts. (Because they're fun to write.)

4) I want to try to maybe get a co-blogger or someone to help me out a bit because I'm not always available 24/7 and I think having a co-blogger would be nice.

5) I want to try to comment on other blogs more.

6) I want to encourage more of a discussion on here and to stop worrying about being judged if my opinion's in the minority.

7) I want to thank you all who read my blog more often because you all make this worth it (even when I feel like deleting this blog and giving up). Thank you for reading and commenting and just supporting me (even if it's just by reading one blog post). I think sometimes I forget that there are people out there who take the time to read my words on the internet (which is a thought I still can barely wrap my head around) and I feel like I'm just talking to myself. But anyway, thank you, person reading this. You're awesome.

I'm still not sure what to do for my blogiversary on the fourteenth so if anyone has any ideas, you can let me know!! :)

Happy July

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
I feel like I haven't been on here in ages (I really haven't). How's everyone doing? I'm doing pretty good. June was insanely hectic and now everything's relaxed and good and stuff.

My blogiversary is coming up soon. (One day I'll learn how to spell that word.) On the fourteenth, I'll have been blogging for 2 years. I can't believe it's been that long (I know two years doesn't make my blog *that* old, but it's a long time for me.)

So where have I been? Well, I've been studying (boo) and occasionally reading a bit and just sort of lifing really. I started a new show (because summer premieres are happening) and it's great (and has only two episodes out so far).

I haven't been buying a lot of books. (I know, we're all shocked by that.) But that might change depending on how well Jaimie can restrain me when we go to the bookstore (probably this week).

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. And if you have any cute summer contemporary recommendations, feel free to leave them below!!