July 2015: which was busy, busy, busy.
How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo
Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
All Played Out by Cora Carmack
The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
DNF: Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre
Book of the Month:
Total books read: 7
Total pages read: 2,354
Average rating: 4.07
1 2015 debut author read
3/7 (43%) standalones, 4/7 (57%) series
6/7 (86%) paper, 1/7 (14%) pixels
Total books read: 73
Total pages read: 25,689
Average rating: 3.54
14 2015 debut authors read
33% standalones, 67% series
45% paper, 47% pixels, 8% audio
- William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh by Ian Doescher ★★★
- The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson ★★★★
- Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally ★★★★
- Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson ★★★★
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab ★★★★★
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ★★★★½
- The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall ★★
- Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins ★★★★½
- How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo ★★★★
- Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond ★★★★
- Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2015
- Book Haul #24: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before
- The Cinderella Book Tag
- Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity
- Most Wanted: August 2015
On the Big ScreenMovies:
Despicable Me: Obligatory rewatch to prepare to go to see Minions, though the reviews are dismal 🙁 I still like this one though.
Despicable Me 2: Actually watched this for the first time, but I wasn’t as excited about it as the first one. And I multitasked too much while watching so I have no memory of it either. Oops. Guess I need to watch it again.
Lucy: I watched this at my aunt and uncle’s, and I dunno. It started off promising, and I adore Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, but the story really took a dive in the end. Super anticlimactic ending.
This month I’ve only been keeping up with The Daily Show, @midnight, Suits, and Melissa and Joey – and I rewatched The Newsroom for the umpteenth time. So I got nothing.
Titansgrave: This is going to sound super geeky, but Geek & Sundry, led by the amazing Wil Wheaton, is putting out a series on YouTube of an original Dungeons & Dragons-type RPG, and I LOVE it. I never got into that particular geek sphere, but I love the storytelling, I love the decision making, I love Yuri Lowenthal, and I just love everything about it. We’re approaching the final episodes now and I’m sad, because I’m totally obsessed, and I hope they do more series like this in the future. (Also I need more Yuri Lowenthal in my life.) (Hank Green is also in this.)
Through My Speakers
(DON’T JUDGE ME.)
In Real Life
- The weather was mostly absolutely beautiful in July, and I definitely spent my time enjoying it. I went on a boat trip to Kinderdijk to see the windmills with my mother, and afterwards we sat at Hotel New York all afternoon, in the sun, with snacks and bier, listening to some jazz music from the North Sea Jazz Festival. Loved it!
- We had a barbecue at work on a Friday and it was super chill. I’m really liking my new colleagues 🙂
- I got to see my biffle! He came to the Netherlands to see family and was only in Rotterdam for one day, but we had dinner together and it was lovely. It was actually the first time seeing him IRL in like a year and a half, so that was o_o weird, but we skype so much it was just the same as always. Can’t wait for our trip to Turkey this month!!
- I went to stay with my aunt and uncle at their new house in the middle of nowhere and it was the best. The weather wasn’t too great, but there was peace and quiet and super fresh air, and such amazing views. A perfect relaxing weekend.
- Book club, once again! Sadly Mel was absent because she’s on vacation, but Daph, Daisy and I ate and chatted for hours, as per usual. Perhaps even longer than usual – I didn’t get home till 11:30. On a Wednesday. *sob* But it was worth it. They are my people ♥