Lately With Lila | January 2020

Hello again, friends, I’m Lila and you’re watching Disney Channel today I’m back witch another monthly wrap up! I apologize for being so absent—my college’s Spring 2020 semester began and I was immediately bombarded with an overwhelming amount of schoolwork. However, I have noticed your kind comments and will be responding as soon as possible!

With that being said, let’s get into the wrap up!

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I loved this book!!! After reading the first two books in the Truly Devious trilogy, I had high expectations for The Hand on the Wall and I am pleased to say it delivered! It was so nice to be back with Stevie and the Ellingham Academy gang and to see them get into even more shenanigans. It was a brilliant conclusion to one of the most fun series I’ve read in a good while!


I’ma be real with y’all: I am still in a serious reading slump. The only book that’s seriously on my TBR is Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, which I actually began reading in the middle/end of January. So far I’m loving it, but I feel this weird need to savor my enjoyment. I feel like I just want to take time to revel in the world of Skyward and in getting to know the characters. But, hey, that’s the mark of a really great book, right?

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I started watching Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher in December but I really just dug in in January. And guess what? I love it! It’s like the fantasy show of my dreams! It’s the production value of Game of Thrones with a more sarcastic tone and less on-screen brutalization of women! It’s amazing and I can’t recommend it enough!


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January was one of the most intense months I’ve had in recent history, but, like, in a good way? The Spring 2020 semester began at my college and I was (and continue to be) just slammed with a ton of schoolwork. And, I’m taking Calculus II and General University Physics I, so my school work this semester involves a lot of dedicated time, effort, and energy.

Weirdly enough, though, I haven’t been completely upset about it. I’m a tad overwhelmed, for sure, but I also genuinely enjoy the content of my courses and the work I do for them. Then again, I am a nerdy physics major, so maybe it was to be expected haha!

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Equations are basically my life now…

In all honesty, I can’t imagine I’ll spend February any different than January—that is, working hard on my courses. Sadly, I don’t see my workload diminishing anytime soon and I still need to learn how to balance everything effectively. So, this physicist-in-training is gonna be getting down to business to defeat the Huns! That being said, I do hope I can eventually find time to do something fun, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

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  • How was your January?
  • What are some of your January favorites?
  • Are you looking forward to anything in February?

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Lila is a twenty-something college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

4 thoughts on “Lately With Lila | January 2020

  1. Uh oh, good luck with uni, Lila! It can be pretty exhausting so please don’t forget to take care of yourself 🙂

    There are some rare books that I read veerrryy slowly even though I’m loving it because I do want to savor it as long as possible. While it took my time, as you said, it is also a mark of a great book!

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  2. Good luck with uni! It’s kicking my butt too this year but I know we’ve got this. Surprisingly my year is going well! I’ve read some pretty great books and I’m back into watching movie again. Haven’t seen The Witcher yet but I really want to. Hopefully soon.

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