September 2014: when unemployment continues!
Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (audio)
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Stray by Elissa Sussman
The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans
William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 14
Total pages read: 4,847
Average rating: 3.39
5 2014 debut authors read
4/14 (29%) standalones, 10/14 (71%) series
12/14 (86%) paper, 1/14 (7%) pixels, 1/14 (7%) audio
Total books read: 97
Total pages read: 35,759
Average rating: 3.42
18 2014 debut authors read
38% standalones, 62% series
69% paper, 25% pixels, 6% audio
- The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas ★★★★
- Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz ★★★★★
- Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman ★
- Jackaby by William Ritter ★★
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth ★
- Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper ★½
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger ★
- Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson ★★★
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley ★★★★
- Frostbite by Richelle Mead ★★★½
- The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise ★★★½
- Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld ★★★★
- Stray by Elissa Sussman ★★
- Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead ★★★½
- One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva ★★★★½
- William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher ★★★★
- Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2014
- Top Ten Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table
- Confession Time: As a kid, I hated reading..
- Book Nerd Problems #24: I Am A Book Buying Addict
- Top Ten Underrated Books I’ve Read
- The Keys To My Heart #7: Parallel Universes
- Is It Okay To Change Your Ratings Over Time?
- Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More
- Book Nerd Problems #25: I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books!
- The Keys To My Heart #8: Illustrated Covers
- Top Ten Books On My Fall 2014 TBR List
- Book Haul #14: In Which I’m Floored By The Generosity of Others
- The Keys To My Heart #9: Banterfluff
On the Big ScreenI binged on movies this month. I started catching up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in August, and this month finally completed the (seriously addictive) journey, watching Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I think my favorite of the heroes has to be Iron Man, because obviously. But I was really positively impressed by Captain America – I didn’t expect to like that at all, but I did A LOT. Thor also got me way more excited to find out more about Norse mythology (UNCLE RICKKKKKKK). And though I really loved The Avengers, I still hold that I like Guardians of the Galaxy better.
The movie binge didn’t end there though, because seriously working on job apps is so draining that I didn’t feel like reading as much. I watched Peter Pan (1953) (again) and Peter Pan (2003), because of my immense love for Hook’s Revenge. I also watched The Swan Princess again because of Christina’s review of Magnolia, forever lol. I somehow had never seen She’s the Man, so I fixed that great injustice, and I laughed forever. Finally, for some relaxation I watched: It Takes Two (nostalgiaaaa), Rise of the Guardians (Chris Piiiiiiine), and Sweet Home Alabama (again – because hell yes to southern romances).
On the TV side of things, obviously my catching up with the Marvel universe meant that I had to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and holy hell that was addictive. I’m so fucking in love with Phil Coulson, it’s ridiculous. I can only thank my sister for forcing this obsession on me. A+ life decision. I also rewatched The Newsroom because… I guess it was just that time again? And the fall TV season is starting! I’m most excited, so far, about the new series Madam Secretary, and am also very glad that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville, and The Blacklist are back. Outlander is fucking hot (ba dum tss). The Big Bang Theory and Faking It are, eh, okay. Downton Abbey and Doctor Who are a bit disappointing. And the Reckless season finale pissed me the FUCK OFF asdfjkl;
Through My Speakers
Touch by Troye Sivan
In Real Life
- Weeeeeeeeell, like I said, unemployment. I sent out job applications until I felt brain dead every single day, and yeah, it hurt. Aside from that, I bought The Sims 4 and have been fighting off the Sims addiction ever since. I haven’t even been playing that much, to be honest, but it is super fun.
- Christina from A Reader of Fictions and Lenore Appelhans came to Amsterdam for a short visit which was super fun! We spent HOURS in the bookstores, I laughed at how many books Christina bought, I cried at Lenore’s dramatic reading of a terrible sex scene (srsly wut even – “I lay there, sacrificially.”), we may have almost been hit on by a crazy woman in a possibly lesbian bar, but whatever, we had our €6 cocktails. Much fun was had.
- We had our TWELFTH book club meeting – meaning we made it ONE YEAR since I set the whole thing up. As usual, only about 3 minutes were spent discussing the book, but whatever. We had yummy burgers and ranted about everything from impending emotional distress due to the release of The Blood of Olympus to my job search to recent internet dramatics. One year though. I love these girls, and I will be writing a post about the experiences soon 🙂