February favourites

I am not feeling a book review today. I’m in a bit of a reading slump to be honest. I thought I’d just wrap the month up early but I haven’t read that much, so instead I am going to do a beauty vlogger-style monthly favourites post.

Because why not?*

*Note: This post does not include even a single beauty product.

TV: Riverdale


I started watching Riverdale about a week ago, and it has since completely taken over my brain. Everyone in that show is so good looking. At 25 I have come to realise I will likely never grow out of enjoying a good teen show. However, it does come with some pitfalls. Like googling Cole Sprouse with one hand over my eyes to check his age to find out whether or not my GINORMOUS HUGE crush was inappropriate.

Finding out he was 25 may have been the best part of my week.

Being an adult is the worst. I can’t tell you the trauma of Googling a famous crush only to find they are significantly younger than you. It’s real. These are the things no one tells you about getting older. You turn into kiiiind of a creep.

Instagram: @tamanegi.qoo.riku

I don’t think this requires any explanation.

Movies: Black Panther

black panther

I mean obviously. I loved everything about this movie. Shuri is my favourite. I love her.

Podcast: Thirst Aid Kit

thirst aid kit

On hiatus currently, but they are back in March. Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins host a podcast all about: thirst. You know, that feeling you get about hot people on TV. If you have ever needed somewhere to go to talk about your pervy feelings (I know I did!), this is the podcast for you. I recommend it to everyone: it is pure joy.  If you’re looking for a starting point but not sure if you want to commit, try the John Cho episode.

Yes, you read that right. They dedicated an entire episode to him.

Bookish thing: Before The Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Last week I gushed about how much I loved Before The Devil Breaks You, the third book in Libba Bray’s Diviners series. After I wrote that review, I read the afterword of the book (like a pro, I know #facepalm) and it gave me CHILLS.

Anyway. I have to go watch Riverdale now. I am on season two and no spoilers, but my heart is broken by a certain situation and I don’t think I can resume my normal life until it is resolved.

What are some of your favourites this month? I hate spending time with my thoughts! Tell me what they are so I can avoid my feelings! Also, if I did this again next month would you read it? I enjoyed writing it – as you can see I consume a lot of media.

Author: Lydia Tewkesbury

27. Loves a good story.

16 thoughts on “February favourites”

  1. Sooo….that floofy dog photo basically wins this entire post. Yup. That’s all I needed to see. 😉

    My favorites? Let’s see…I’m kind of obsessed with the dolls of Belle and Ariel that were released for this year’s D23 in Japan. I’m having a weirdly difficult time trying to find them right now, but just Google them. You’ll see them 🙂

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  2. Oh god I can relate to the crush thing so much. I am 21 and now all of a sudden all the cute guys are younger than me. It’s disturbing. I loved Riverdale too but I only watched the first season. Have you tried The 100?

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  3. I agree, Riverdale is lots of fun. I haven’t seen Black Panther yet, but really want to.

    By the way, I tagged you in the 3 Quotes, 3 Day challenge. You probably got a pingback about that, but I’ve never done it before and don’t really know how it works.

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  4. HAHA omg Lydia, no shame with crushing on someone younger than you! As I grow older, I see it happening alll the time with me nowadays.

    YESS to Black Panther. What a magnificent movie.

    Hope you have a great March!!

    (Also, I should start Riverdale! I hear it’s soo addicting!)

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    1. Thanks! You too! I am in the UK and we are currently buried under snow, which is an unfortunate way to start spring but whatever. We’re safe so it’s all fine really.

      I’m glad you liked Black Panther! I have never seen a Marvel movie with so many amazing female characters. It made me so happy.

      And yes, you should start Riverdale but prepare to lose yourself to complete obsession. I basically didn’t read for 2 weeks while I was getting up to date.

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  5. I’m pretty much ashamed to say that I’ve not watched Riverdale or Black Panther yet. The former because I’m not really big on watching TV series, and the latter because I’ve been busy/sick these past few days. T_T I’m really eager to watch both though, someday!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  6. OMG … I can so relate to the struggle of googling famous crushes and the stress of finding out their real age. For the first time in ever, I am glad they cast 20-somethings as High School students hahaha
    Also, yeah, loving Black Panther needs NO explanation. That movie is everything ❤

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