Hail June, cause June was a good month! I’ve finally managed to pull myself out of the reading slump, and I have some awesome books to thank for that! On the other hand, two weeks ago I discovered Stardew Valley, and ever since I’ve been spending most of my time playing it, instead of reading, so I’m very ashamed, but also Stardew Valley rocks!
What I’ve Read/Bought in June+ July TBR
The weather here is awful, which is nice because I prefer staying at home anyway, but it’s also weird, because it’s July? Anyway, I hope it gets warmer soon, so I can go to the beach and read! I didn’t compose a summery tbr for July because I don’t really read that kind of books, but I did compose a list, which consists of some ARCs I need to finish, and some new books I bought, yay! First, my precious loot:
I’ve put the original covers I own/will own soon, because I thought it might be interesting to look at different covers we all have. I didn’t request any ARCs this month, because I need to be a responsible adult and read the ones I already have, so a large portion of my July TBR will consist of those. But, first, what I’ve read in June:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Review coming soon
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman I’ve got 15 pgs left, but I’ll finish it today, review coming soon.
The only one I haven’t read from my June TBR is My Plain Jane, which I’ll start tomorrow, so I’m including it in my July TBR which is:
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (If I get it from Book Depository on time)
Eight novels and one six-volume comic eh, it’s a challenge all right! I’ll try to control my Stardew Valley addiction and get some reading done!
I’ve only watched two movies this month, and both cartoons: Early Man, which was good, but I expected more from people who did Wallace & Gromit and The Pirates! Band of Misfits – some of my favorite cartoons. My rating on IMDB: 8/10. The other was Sherlock Gnomes which was a much bigger disappointment, since I really love Gnomeo & Juliet, its predecessor. It’s fun, but a waste of time really. My rating on IMDB: 6/10.
I am still watching Charmed, and I’m almost done, so you’ll stop listening me nag about that soon. 😛 I finished Westworld, and I’m blown away. I still don’t know what to think of the ending, I loved some revelations, but others not so much, and now I’m left wondering what will next season be about anyway, I haven’t a clue. I also binged the second half of the last season of Grey’s Anatomy. Say what you will but it’s quality drama, and I love it.
This weekend I traveled five hours to the eastern part of Serbia to see Billy Idol. Even though I had several other chances, I’ve never seen him live until now, so I figured it’s time, because he’s not getting any younger. 😕 I’ve grown up mostly on British 80s punk rock and post punk music because of my mom and dad, and I’ve always had a kind of nostalgia for the eighties, even though I was born in 1990. Most of the bands I love are disbanded, dead, or don’t tour Serbia, so this was a unique chance for me to relive those feelings, and it was great. Billy is still awesome, and he even came to play after a pneumonia and sinus infection, after cancelling two shows, and the one he played in Serbia was for free, go figure. The concert was cut short, but I managed to hear some of my favorites, and they even played The Sisters of Mercy songs before Billy started, pure bliss.
Like I said, I’ve been playing Stardew Valley for the past two weeks, so everything else is kind of blurry hehe. I usually hate pixelated games, and farming games, but this one is so much more, and so awesome. I’ll stop blabbing about it now, no worries. 😛
And that’s it for June! What have you guys been up to, and what are your plans for July? Have a great reading week everyone! ❤️