Germs, Television Wins & a lot of Books

august recap

I love getting to spend time with my nephew and since he started school I don’t see him as much but man every time I do I wind up sick. It’s as though sometimes when he’s hanging off me I can actually see the germs.

I think there’s something worse about summer colds. It’s like the whole world is so damned bright and you just want to crawl under the covers.

I actually was pretty reasonable with my book buying last month. I did some organizing instead. Which is good because upcoming releases this Fall… well, good-bye paycheck on October 2nd alone!

Film

Needless to say I didn’t go to the movies since The Meg but again there’s a bunch of stuff upcoming so I’m telling myself I’m saving up.

letterbox august

I rewatched Snow White and the Huntsman for Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron whose great in that role. Furiosa aside I think I like Theron best when she’s being wicked.

I also love Laggies I finally just caved and bought it and then realized its on Netflix. Anyway it has Sam Rockwell and one of my favorite little movie make out sessions.

TV

Holy crap I watched some good tv this month! I finished up the first season of the Last Airbender and will definitely be continuing. I think I actually love every single character in that show.

Matt Smith as Prince Phillip

Also developed a bit of a crush on Matt Smith and fell in love with The Crown – an honest opinion while I liked Smith as Doctor Who my Doctor will always be Nine (Christopher Eccleston) and while Amy Pond is my favorite companion I think the best companion season was Donna. But that’s a post for another day!

I wasn’t entirely in love with Sharp Objects but damn the acting was amazing especially in the finale! Assuming Patricia Clarkson and Eliza Scanlen both go for Supporting Actress I won’t be able to decide. They should split it down the middle.

Eliza Scanlen in Sharp Objects
Queen of the Underworld

Also halfway through Killing Eve with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer which is another winner so far.

Books

I did finish 21 books this month. Standouts include:

 

I also enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere, The Accidentals (by Sabrina Bowen), The Rebel Waves and The Light Fantastic (Discworld.) As well as participating in Classicsathon which I really enjoyed.

Like I said earlier so many good books are coming! I hope everyone enjoys the last days of summer 🙂