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October 2020 Wrap-Up

Hi friends, I am exhausted. I have continued to do no reading because between the state of the US and grad school, I have no energy and no motivation. Love y’all and hope you’re taking care of yourselves!

Books Read:

Books read: 0 books
Average rating: – stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Boys, Season 1 Eps 7-8; Season 2 Ep 1
    • The Masked Singer, Season 4 Ep 1
    • The Bachelorette, Season 16 Eps 1-3
    • Over the Garden Wall, Season 1
    • The Twilight Zone [2019], Season 2 Ep 1, Ep 9
  • Video Games:
    • Among Us: I have played this way too much

Short Reads/Watches:

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September 2020 Wrap-Up

Hi friends! I hope you’ve all had a lovely month. I switched to grad school full-time this semester, along with working one day a week at my previously full-time job. The first month of the semester has flown by! I’m studying Public Health (what a time for it) and I love it, I’m so glad I chose to do this. 🙂 Unfortunately graduate school has left me with little free time, and what free time I do have I’ve dedicated to physical activity and watching TV. Pleasure reading hasn’t felt like an option at all, as I’ve been trying to give my brain a break when I can. So sadly, for the first time in many years, I went an entire month without reading anything. Except for the many, many readings I’ve done for class. Hopefully I’ll be able to carve out some time for it (and blogging! I miss posting and blog-hopping) as the months go on, but for now I’m just trying not to guilt myself over it.

Books Read:

Books read: 0 books
Average rating: – stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Great British Baking Show, Season 4 Eps 2-5
    • Lovecraft Country, Season 1 Eps 2-3
    • Room 104, Season 3 Eps 1-2
    • I Think You Should Leave, Season 1 Eps 1-2
    • American Horror Story, Season 8
    • Queer Eye, Season 1 Eps 1-8
    • The Boys, Season 1 Eps 1-4; Season 1 Eps 1-6
    • The Twilight Zone [2019], Season 2 Ep 8
  • Video Games:
    • Crusader Kings III; I’ve had time to play approximately 10 seconds of this.

Short Reads/Watches:

My Month in Photos:

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August 2020 Wrap-Up

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Books Read:

Books read: 8 books
Average rating: 3.88 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • New Girl, Season 3 Ep 19
    • Unsolved Mysteries, Season 1 Ep 1
    • Nailed It!, Season 1 Eps 5-6, Season 2 Eps 1-2.
    • The Umbrella Academy, Season 1 Ep 1
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 3 Ep 1
    • Arrested Development, Season 1 Ep 12
    • Lovecraft Country, Season 1 Ep 1
    • Crazy Delicious, Season 1
  • Video Games:
    • Crusader Kings II; this is extremely confusing and I am extremely bad at it, but it’s also fun!

Short Reads/Watches:

My Month in Photos:

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July 2020 Wrap-Up

July was a super solid reading month for me, even though I was in a major slump the last week or so of it. It still flew by, and I’m looking forward to seeing how August goes, since I’m only working part-time this month!

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Books Read:

Books read: 10 books
Average rating: 3.4 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • 90 Day Fiance, Season 4 Ep 8
    • New Girl, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 Eps 1-18 [rewatch]
    • The Twilight Zone [reboot], Season 2, Eps 5-6
  • Video Games:
    • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine; I played the entirety of this and REALLY liked it, but thought some of the gameplay was lacking. Still recommend it.

Short Reads/Watches:

My Month in Photos:

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June 2020 Wrap-Up

It’s been kind of a wild month, but I’m taking a vacation next month and very much looking forward to that. Things in my personal life have been a little hectic, but seem to be settling down a bit. I feel like I just posted my May wrap-up, but I guess it’s July now!

Books Read:

  • Bunny by Mona Awad. 3 stars, review.
  • The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. 2.5 stars, review.
  • The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale. 4 stars, review. [ebook currently free on the publisher’s website!]
  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. 4.5 stars, review.
  • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power. 4 stars, review coming July 7th.
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. 3.5 stars, review.
  • The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders. 3 stars, review.

Books read: 8 books
Average rating: 3.5 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • 90 Day Fiance, Season 4 Ep 8
    • Shrill, Season 2 Eps 5-7
    • Monster Factory, Eps 1-4
    • Rick and Morty, Season 4 Ep 10
    • F is for Family, Season 1 Ep 1
    • Arrested Development, Season 1 Eps 1-10 [rewatch]
    • Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Season 3 Ep 9
    • much less TV this month!
  • Video Games:
    • Death and Taxes; good but also a bummer!
    • Hustle Cat; really cute but also an intriguing story. I thought it would be a run-of-the-mill dating game so it was a pleasant surprise.
    • Later Daters; dating sim where you’re in a senior living facility! you can have a non-binary character and be queer as hell AND polyam.

Short Reads:

My Month in Photos:

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May 2020 Wrap-Up

Reading really picked up for me in May! I think I’ve leaned into the escapism, so racing through books has been my go-to. Also 90 Day Fiance, as you will see. I’ve been working through our Women’s Prize Squad Longlist, but now have to wait until holds come in on some books. I may make a TBR post for June, as there are some things I’m certain I’ll be reading! I also got a cat, so please see 100 pictures of her below hehe.

Books Read:

  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 4 stars, review.
  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson. 1 star, review.
  • My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale. 3 stars, review.
  • Kept Animals by Kate Milliken. 5 stars, review.
  • Braised Pork by An Yu. 2 stars, review.
  • Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater. 4 stars, review.
  • Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel. 3.5 stars, review.
  • Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, translated by Julia Meitov Hersey. 2 stars, review.
  • The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy. 3.5 stars, review.

Books read: 9 books
Average rating: 3.11 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Please refrain from judging me, haha
    • Westworld, Season 3 Eps 7-8.
    • 90 Day Fiance, Season 5, Season 4 Eps 1-7. I’m obsessed.
    • The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, Season 1 Ep 2.
    • Locke & Key, Season 1 Eps 6-7.
    • Normal People, Season 1 Ep 1.
    • Shrill, Season 2 Eps 1-3.
    • Rick and Morty, Season 4 Eps 6-9.
  • Video Games:
    • Umm, I think nothing?? I fall in and out of gaming moods so I’m out of it right now.
    • Maybe just a bit of Tetris 99.

Short Reads:

My Month in Photos:

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April 2020 Wrap-Up

Well, reading definitely picked back up for me in April. I found that the key was reading some real low-stakes stuff (romance was my personal life-saver) until I felt like reading my usual fare again. My finals end the first week of May, and then I’ve chosen to take a break from grad school until the fall for a couple reasons. It’ll be nice having a few months where work and personal growth/sanity are the only things I have to focus on! Also good timing, considering our Women’s Prize Squad Longlist.

Books Read:

  • The Invasion by KA Applegate. 3 stars, reread.
  • Wrong by Jana Aston. 4 stars, review.
  • Most Eligible Billionaire by Annika Martin. 3 stars, review.
  • The Dare by Lauren Landish. 3 stars, review.
  • Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon. 2.5 stars, review.
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. 5 stars, review.
  • My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Russell. 5 stars, review.
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. 4 stars, review.

Books read: 8 books
Average rating: 3.69 stars (haha nice)

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • I feel like all I did this month was watch TV.
    • Westworld, Season 2, Season 3 Eps 1-6.
    • Castle Rock, Season 2 Eps 6-10, Season 1 Ep 3 (the season 1 ep was a rewatch w my bf since he’s still on the first season).
    • BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Season 3 Eps 4-8 (rewatch).
    • Glow Up, Season 1 Eps 1-2.
    • Locke & Key, Season 1 Eps 4-5.
    • W/ Bob & David, Season 1 Ep 2.
  • Video Games:
    • Still some Stardew Valley!
    • A pretty decent amount of Pokemon Sword; finished the gym challenge and am working to round out my Pokedex!
    • A little Tetris 99
    • Just Dance 2020! A great way to exercise in my room alone with fun music.
    • Sims 4, getting back into it.

Short Reads:

My Month in Photos:

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March 2020 Wrap-Up

Hi everyone! Between work, school, and the current pandemic, I have been getting little-to-no reading done. The little reading I did do was primarily when I was on vacation (just before things got crazy). I’ve been posting some much shorter reviews over on GR, I’ll link to them individually below. I’m very lucky in that I am able to work from home, so even though things are extremely stressful, I’m thankful to have a secure job. I’m sending love to all of you and have been pretty active on Twitter (link in sidebar) if any of you would like to connect there. ❤

Books Read:

  • Face Off by PJ Trebelhorn. 2.5 stars, review.
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay. 3.5 stars, review.
  • 3 by Hannah Moskowitz. 4 stars, review.

Books read: 3 books
Average rating: 3.33 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Outsider, Season 1 Eps 1-2.
    • The Bachelor, Season 24 Eps 10-12
    • Rick & Morty, Season 1 Eps 5-6
    • Love is Blind, Season 1 Ep 11.
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Season 1 Eps 1-2.
    • The Great British Baking Show, Season 3 Eps 8-10, Season 4 Ep 1.
  • Video Games:
    • SO much Stardew Valley ❤ DM me on Twitter if we’re mutuals and you’d like to add me on Steam and/or Switch (I don’t have ACNH, sorry!)

Notable Posts by Others:

  • I have not really been blog hopping either, unfortunately 😦

My Month in Photos:

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February 2020 Wrap-Up

Books Read:

  • Penance by Kanae Minoto, translated by Philip Gabriel. 2 stars, review.
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. 3 stars, review.
  • Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin. 3.5 stars, review.
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. 4 stars, review.
  • The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel. 3.5 stars, review.
  • The Outsider by Stephen King. 4 stars, RTC.

Books read: 6 books
Average rating: 3.25 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • Castle Rock, Season 2 Eps 1-5.
    • Locke & Key, Season 1 Eps 1-3.
    • The Bachelor, Season 24 Eps 5-8
    • Rick & Morty, Season 1 Eps 2-4
    • Love is Blind, Season 1.
    • Avenue 5, Season 1 Eps 1-3.
  • Video Games:
    • Nothing this month, eep!

Notable Posts by Others:

My Month in Photos:

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January 2020 Wrap-Up

I mentioned this last month, BUT I started my master’s last week! I’m still finding myself with some time for reading, but not nearly as much. I’ll definitely be posting somewhat sporadically here and am going to make an effort to keep an eye on everyone else so I don’t feel too isolated from y’all! I’m studying public health and am already positive this was a fantastic decision. I’m really excited to keep learning and to move forward in my career. 🙂

Books Read:

  • Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce. 4.5 stars, reread.
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell. 3 stars, RTC.
  • Murder on the Rockport Limited! (The Adventure Zone #2) by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch. 4 stars.
  • A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne. 2 stars, review.
  • You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. 2.5 stars, review.
  • The Body Lies by Jo Baker. 5 stars, review.
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. 2 stars, review.
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. 5 stars, RTC.
  • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. 2 stars, review.
  • The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne. 4.5 stars, review.

Books read: 10 books
Average rating: 3.45 stars

Other Media:

  • Movies:
  • TV Shows:
    • The Bachelor, Season 24 Eps 1-4.
    • Rick & Morty, Season 4 Eps 4-5.
    • Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?, Season 4 Ep 1.
    • The Circle, Season 1.
    • Love Island UK, Season 3 Eps 12-18 (thanks Rachel).
    • Interior Design Masters, Season 1 Ep 1.
  • Video Games:
    • A little bit of The Last of Us.

Notable Posts by Others:

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