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August 2022 Wrap-Up

August flew by. I did a little more dogsitting, and I worked a lot. I also had allergy testing done AND got my first allergy shot! I also got to play a super fun D&D one-shot and hope I can play more soon. This past week we went back to off-season hours at work, so I had a lot more time for reading and movies.

Books Read:

  • Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater. DNF.
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. 3 stars, review.
  • Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. DNF.
  • Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin. 4 stars, review.
  • In a Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power. DNF.
  • The Odyssey by Lara Williams. 4 stars, review.
  • Dark Circles by Caite Dolan-Leach. 2 stars, review.
  • The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. 3 stars, review.
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters. 5 stars, RTC.
  • The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 7 books, 3 DNFs
Average rating: 3.57 stars (much better than July)

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July 2022 Wrap-Up

It feels like I spent most of July sick, which was incredibly frustrating. I haven’t been able to do stuff around the house OR stuff for fun because I’ve been trying to rest between dogsitting. Thankfully I have August off for dogsitting so far, so I can have some more time to myself. I hope everyone else had a better July than I did. Please update me on your adventures!

Books Read:

  • Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon. 2 stars, RTC.
  • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake. 4 stars, RTC.
  • The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner. 3 stars, review.
  • The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager. 1 star, review.
  • 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. 3 stars, RTC.
  • The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay. 2 stars, review.
  • Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen. 3.5 stars, review.

Books read: 7 books
Average rating: 2.64 stars (ew, I hope August is a better reading month, too!)

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Web of Make Believe, Season 1 Eps 5-6
    • Get Organized, Season 1 Eps 1-2
    • Raised by Wolves, Season 1, Ep 4
    • The Boys, Season 3 Eps 6-8

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June 2022 Wrap-Up

June was kind of wild for me, hence why this wrap-up is late! I spent most of the month dogsitting, and went to Boston for a weekend. Last week I ended up with either an aggressive cold or the flu (tested negative 4x for the Big Bad) which put me in bed for days. We’ve also extended our hours at work, so I’ve been spending a lot more time there. I did get a lot of reading done, though!

Books Read:

  • The Fire Never Goes Out by ND Stevenson. 4 stars, review.
  • The Collective by Allison Gaylin. 4 stars, review.
  • Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Fault Lines by Emily Itami. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Little Weirds by Jenny Slate. 4 stars, review.
  • Hide by Kiersten White. 4.5 stars, RTC.
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller. 5 stars, RTC.
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. 2.5 stars, RTC.
  • Vladimir by Julia May Jones. 3 stars, RTC.

Books read: 9 books
Average rating: 3.67 stars

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May 2022 Wrap-Up

Books Read:

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. 4 stars.
  • The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. 2 stars, review.
  • Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González. 3 stars, review.
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata transl by Ginny Tapley Takemori. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith. 3 stars, review.
  • The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa transl by Stephen Snyder. 3 stars, review.
  • Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frasier. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 7 books
Average rating: 3.21 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Our Flag Means Death, Season 1 Eps 5-10
    • Raised By Wolves, Season 1 Eps 1-3
    • Chris Chan – A Comprehensive History, Eps 62-63

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April 2022 Wrap-Up

April went by in a flash! I have finals this week and then I’m done with classes for my master’s… forever. I still have to do an internship and a final research project but, no more classes! I took a local job for the summer to have a little break and plan to finish my master’s in the fall. It’s kind of surreal knowing I’m almost there. My sister and I got to go to Nashville this month, and the weather up here is finally starting to look up. As I’m typing this it’s cold and rainy, but it’s been steadily getting warmer out! I can’t wait for the summer and to have more days off to read.

Books Read:

  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. DNF, review.
  • The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars.
  • The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 3.5 stars, series review.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell. 4 stars.
  • The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. 4.5 stars, review.
  • Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber. DNF.
  • The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. 4 stars.
  • Milk Fed by Melissa Broder. 4.5 stars, review.
  • In the Quick by Kate Hope Day. 2.5 stars, review.
  • A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton. DNF.
  • Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer. DNF.
  • Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 8 books (+ 4 DNF)
Average rating: 3.81 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 14 Eps 13-16
    • Manhunter, Season 1 Ep 2
    • Criminal Minds, Season 7 Eps 11-12
    • The Dropout, Season 1 Ep 8
    • The Ultimatum, Season 1
    • Our Flag Means Death, Season 1 Eps 1-4
    • Barry, Season 3 Ep 1

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March 2022 Wrap-Up

March was good! My birthday was at the beginning of the month and my sister threw a really nice party for me. I got REALLY into the JLA Blood & Ash series, which has taken up several late nights for me. I got a new job at a home goods store. I am so close to being done with classes for grad school (although I still have some other things to finish up before I get my degree). I’m looking forward to this summer!

Books Read:

  • A Libertarian Walks into a Bear by Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling 2.5 stars, review.
  • Near the Bone by Christina Henry. 5 stars, review.
  • Human Acts by Han Kang. 3.5 stars, goodreads.
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle. 4 stars, goodreads.
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. DNF, goodreads.
  • Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller. 5 stars, RTC.
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. 3 stars, review.
  • Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl. 4 stars, RTC.
  • From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout. 5 stars, RTC.
  • A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L Armentrout. 5 stars, RTC.
  • Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. 2 stars, review.

Books read: 10 books (+ 1 DNF)
Average rating: 3.9 stars (nice!)

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Love Is Blind, Season 2 Eps 10-11
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 14 Eps 9-12
    • Monster Factory, Ep 9-10
    • Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History, Eps 1-2 (rewatch)
    • Attach on Titan, Season 3 Ep 8
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked, Season 14 Eps 2-3, 5, 8-12
    • The Dropout, Season 1 Eps 1-7
    • Criminal Minds, Season 7 Eps 6-10
    • Worst Roommate Ever, Season 1
    • iZombie, Season 1 Eps 1-3 (rewatch)
    • Catching Killers, Season 1 Ep 1

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February 2022 Wrap-Up

My reading slowed back down a bit this month, but it was a short month and I had a lot going on. I am sooo done with winter and soo ready for spring to be here. I’m hoping this is my last New England winter (fingers crossed!). Hopefully I’ll have more to say next month, but right now I’m just vibing.

Books Read:

  • The Stand by Stephen King. DNF, review.
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. 3.5 stars.
  • In the Woods by Tana French. 2 stars, review.
  • Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes. 4 stars, review.
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisen. 5 stars, RTC.

Books read: 4 books (+ 1 DNF)
Average rating: 3.63 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Umbrella Academy, Season 1 Ep 10, Season 2
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 14 Eps 5-7
    • Squid Game, Season1 Eps 6-9
    • Love Is Blind, Season 2 Eps 1-9
    • Murderville, Season 1, Season 1 Eps 1-2 (rewatched)
    • Attack on Titan, Season 3 Eps 6-7
    • Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History, Ep 60

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January 2022 Wrap-Up

I’m back in grad school as of this month, but since I only have two classes left it’s much more lowkey than the last semester I had (which was overloaded). I’ve actually had plenty of time to read between classes and while I’m at home. This month was my best reading month since August 2019. I’m so happy.

Books Read:

  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. 2 stars, review.
  • The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl. 2 stars, review.
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. DNF, review.
  • Opal by Maggie Stiefvater. 3 stars, review.
  • Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. DNF, review.
  • Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad. DNF, 0 stars, go away. Review.
  • Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw. 4 stars, review.
  • Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse. 4 stars, review.
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren. 2 stars, review.
  • Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo. 4 stars, review.
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas. 4 stars, review.
  • Dune by Frank Herbert. 2 stars, review.
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. 4 stars, review.

Books read: 10 books (3 DNFs)
Average rating: 3.1 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Squid Game, Eps 2-5
    • All Creatures Great and Small, Season 2 Eps 1-2
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 14 Eps 1-4
    • Attack on Titan, Season 3 Eps 2-5

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December 2021 Wrap-Up

I know people say this every month, but December really flew by for me. I read a bit less than I would have liked, but I got to spend a quiet holiday with my family. I will probably get back to the grad school grind in January, so we’ll see how much reading time I’m able to get in. Hope you all had a great month, and that January treats you well! ❤

Books Read:

Books read: 4 books
Average rating: 3.63 stars

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November 2021 Wrap-Up

This month I got a solid amount of reading done! I ran into a lengthy headache at the end of the month which slowed me down a bit, but I made up for it by watching more TV, ha! The new Pokemon game was also released, so I spent a lot of time playing that as well as the Animal Crossing update. I got ANOTHER tattoo this month (oops lol), so check out my little album at the bottom if you wanna see that. 🙂

Books Read:

  • Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao. 4 stars, review.
  • A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas. 4 stars, review.
  • The Suicide Club by Matt Shaw. 2.5 stars.
  • Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Lisa Sterle. 4 stars, review.
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. 4.5 stars.
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. 4 stars, review.
  • Waves by Ingrid Chabbert & Carole Maurel, transl. Edward Gauvin. 4 stars, review.
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas. 3.5 stars, review.

Books read: 8 books
Average rating: 3.81 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 3 Eps 3-12
    • Attack on Titan, Season 3 Ep 1
    • Squid Game, Season 1 Ep 2
    • Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History, Eps 1-59 (i don’t want to talk about it)
    • Glee, Season 4 Eps 3, 4, 22; Season 5 Eps 1-8
    • The Queen’s Gambit, Season 1 Eps 6-7
    • The Umbrella Academy, Season 1 Ep 9
    • Holiday Baking Championship, Season 6
    • The Circle, Season 3

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