In honor of it being my birthday yesterday on January tenth, I thought I would share ten things I love. Now, there are quite a large number of things (that word really bothers me, so you know it won’t be on this last) that I could call my favorite, I want to share only ten. Whether they be books, tv shows, people, or albums, here are my ten favorite things, as of now.
Of course this is an obvious one, but I’ve only been blogging since late July. It’s already become one of my favorite things to do. I just love creating new posts and chatting with all my fellow bookworms about everything and anything reading (though not always).
Another obvious item on my list. I joined Bookstagram in spring of 2015 and I’ve loved it ever since, though I didn’t really start to become serious about it until a year ago. I’ve discovered how fun photography really is—especially when what you’re photographing is a book.
I confess that I always thought Harry Potter was dumb up until I finally gave in and read it last year. Since, I’ve fallen in love with the world of Harry Potter, the characters, the setting, the magic, everything about it. I am so glad I finally let go of my stubbornness and read this magical series.
My love of history didn’t surface until late spring/early summer of 2015. Thanks to Hamilton, I fell in love with the Colonial Era and American Revolutionary War, though that isn’t the only piece of history I love. I’ve always loved learning, but learning about historical events and people has recently become one of my favorite things to do.
The final installment in The Lunar Chronicles is a favorite of mine, but I’m talking about the season here. I just love winter and snow. Maybe it comes along with being born in the middle of winter, but it’s been my favorite season for as long as I can remember. I can also say that I am a proud member of the Winter Court, for those of you who have read Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
This is a large category, but I couldn’t just choose one, or two, to list. My favorites are Hamilton, She Loves Me, Waitress, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera, and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Though I don’t have any skills when it comes to singing and acting, I love musicals and everything and anything broadway.
I started ballet again when I was in fourth grade and I’m ever so happy I did. I started doing jazz and contemporary dance afterwards as well and have fallen in love with all three styles so much. Only recently did I start en pointe but I’m absolutely loving it, though it can be painful.
One of my lifelong dreams has been to travel to Europe—and that dream is finally coming true later this year! I love travelling, and would love to do it more. One place I’ve always dreamt of visiting is London, or anywhere in the UK really. I hope someday to travel all across Europe.
I don’t know when my love for writing first began, but in the past few months I’ve only grown to love it more and more as I’ve been working on my own piece. Another one of my lifelong dreams is to become a published author. I’m ever so slowly getting closer and closer to achieving this goal.
While this television series on Netflix has received a lot of hype, I don’t think enough people know about this show. It’s a television drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II when her father dies and she becomes Queen. I just recently finished this show after starting it back in November, and it’s absolutely wonderful. If you love history and great costume design as much as I do, I recommend you start watching this show immediately.
Here’s to another year! What are some of your absolute favorite things? Any other shows you think I should watch now that I’ve finished The Crown? Were you also incredibly late to the Harry Potter bandwagon? When is your birthday? Let me know down below!