December 2017 | Monthly Favourites

Alia’s Picks

Song: I Wanna Get Better (Rac Mix) by The Bleachers

Book: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I actually just picked this for my book club and I’m really loving it so far. It’s by the same girl who wrote We Should All Be Feminists, which I read last year and I thought it was an amazing read. I’ve read it a couple of times actually and I don’t typically re-read things. I’m hoping that this collection of short stories will have the same effect!

TV Show: Crazyhead (Netflix Original)

A friend of mine showed this to me over the summer and I love it. Imagine Supernatural except they’re girls, they’re British and everything is hilarious. Minus the whole demon thing. It only has six episodes so it’s super quick to watch, I totally recommend.

Movie: Thor: Ragnarok

I’m not saying I went to see it in theatres twice, but… I went to see it in theatres twice. To be honest, I never really got into Thor and over the years I’ve become disinterested in a lot of what Marvel is putting out. I didn’t know until this movie that it’s not that I hate the whole superhero thing, it’s that I need less of everything that’s happening on MCU Earth and more of what’s happening in MCU space. As a wise person once said, space is the place.

Also, I’m totally here for the humour. Some people have said it should have been more serious but I think the overall comedic feel of the movie highlighted the emotional parts that much more.

Product: Sakura of America Gelly Pens

Basically the best gel pens in existence, the ink has a paint-like quality. It’s really great for making colour pop and I usually use it with my watercolours, just to add a little more vibrancy. I’m sure there’s lots of places to buy them from but I usually get mine from Michael’s.

Game: T.I.M.E. Stories

I just bought this board game recently and my friends were nice enough to pick up some expansions for me for Christmas! It’s basically a ‘story’ based games, where the players are time travelling agents on a mission to stop something horrible from happening. If you like complexity, mystery solving and treacherous schemes, this game is for you!

App: Splitwise

It’s an app that lets you keep track of money, so it’s great when you’re splitting on a lot of things. My friends and I usually use it when we go on trips to keep track of gas, food, and Airbnb costs.

YouTuber: Sailor J

I’ll let the video do the talking.

Julia’s Picks

Song: Lost In Your Light ft. Miguel by Dua Lipa



Book: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

TV Show: I finished up The Mindy Project this month and I’m still sad that it’s over! I will miss Morgan’s crazy antics.

Movie: A Christmas Prince is so bad that it’s almost brilliant. Alia and I were almost in tears… from laughter!

Product: Innisfree’s Green Tea Moisture Cream

Game: Zombicide: Black Plague because nothing is as satisfying as opening a fresh box of Zombicide.

App: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp IS THE CUTEST! BTW, my ID is: 9640 3677 226 😉

YouTuber: Leisure Elk is a production company that makes this HILARIOUS sketch called KYLOKI. It’s exactly what it sounds like and it’s hilarious.


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The LIAs are Alia Khan & Julia Agris. We’re two Canadian Ravenclaws just tryna use their wit to create a lifestyle blog and etsy shop! We talk about: books, fashion, music and general geekery. Us working together has always been an idea we’ve talked about / kinda done but never fully committed to. But as Hilary Duff once said, “Why not?” and here we are now finally doing what we’ve always talked about. So now here we are! We want to focus on our strengths and come together to bring you this lovely, little blog. This blog will be a learning curve but we hope you enjoy it. We want to share our ideas and opinions on all the things we like. We hope you like them too x #TheLIAs are Alia Khan & Julia Agris

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