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January 2019 Wrap-Up

Books Read:

Books read: 8
Average rating: 4.5 stars

Notable Posts by Others:

Other Media:

  • Happy Death Day [Film; 2017]: God I just love this movie so much.
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End [Film; 2007]: Typical Bad horror movie, not for those with sensitive stomachs.
  • Fyre Fraud [Film; 2019]: Pretty interesting, but needlessly condescending toward and about millennials, as if no other generation has ever been fooled in any way. Can’t say I don’t luv that #drama tho. 
  • FYRE [Film; 2019]: This paints a much more stark view of the situation than Fyre Fraud does. It seems Fyre Fraud aimed more for shock and comedy and focused more on Billy himself. FYRE focuses more closely on the festival itself as well as its financial ramifications. Much more informative.
  • Sorry to Bother You [Film; 2018]: Really intriguing. Not sure what I was expecting, but this definitely wasn’t it. I’ll be interested to see if this gets any Oscar noms (they come out after I write this but before this post will be published).
  • Thoroughbreds [Film; 2017]: Wasn’t quite in the right mindset for this, but still appreciated it a lot. Slow build to an incredible climax. Will definitely be re-watching it in the future.
  • Isle of Dogs [Film; 2018]: I enjoyed this overall, but the White Savior trope wasn’t great.
  • Eighth Grade [Film; 2018]: This unfortunately didn’t do much for me. I can appreciate Elsie Fisher’s acting, but I really just didn’t Get anything out of it.

My Month in Photos:

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January 2018 Wrap-Up

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Books:

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. 3/5 stars.
  • Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. DNF.
  • Seven-Sided Spy by Hannah Carmack. DNF.
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman. 2/5 stars, review.
  • Spinsters and Lesbians by Trisha Franzen. DNF.
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. 4/5 stars, review.
  • You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. DNF.
  • Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer. 3/5 stars, review to come.
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce. 5/5 stars, review to come.
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Bejamin. 4/5 stars, review to come.
  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. 5/5 stars, review.
  • The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor. DNF.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. 3/5 stars, review to come.
  • The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg. 4/5 stars, review to come.

Books read: 9
Books DNF’d: 5
Average Rating: 3.67 stars

Movies:

  • It [2017] directed by Andy Muschietti. 4/5 stars.
  • The Open House [2018] directed by Matt Angel. 5/5 stars.
  • An American Crime [2007] directed by Tommy O’Haver. 4/5 stars.

Other Posts:

Reading Goal Progress:

In 2017, I managed to read 70 books so I decided to aim for 75 books in 2018! I don’t have any other solid goals yet, I’ve thought about doing some book challenges, but I really just prefer to mood read! In January, I read 9 books, which puts me 3 books ahead of schedule and at 12% of my reading goal for the year. 🙂

Personal Highlights (aka a photo dump of things I did this month):

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