- The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells (1897)
- Collected Sonnets, Edna St. Vincent Millay (1917)
- Nine Stories, J.D. Salinger (1948)
- Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, Leonard Mlodinow (2012)
- Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay (2014)
COMICS / GRAPHIC:
- Black Hole, Charles Burns (1995)
- The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide, Kieron Gillen (2016)
- Paper Girls, Brian K. Vaughan (2016)
- Into the Wild (2007)
- Transparent (S2)
Thoughts & reflections:
- So, movies weren’t my thing this month. I’ve decided that I can’t (nor should I) force myself to watch movies if I’m not in the mood and have other priorities. Something about spring and the sunshine just doesn’t make movie-watching appealing. My interest will likely peak again during some other months or seasons.
- Ahh, such good comics this month! Paper Girls exceeded my already high expectations for awesomeness. And WicDiv of course was stellar, gorgeous, and well worth the one-month hold I had on it at the library. Black Hole, though? I’m still not sure how I felt about it, other than confused and grossed out. Yeesh.
- How is Transparent the most amazing show? It just is. And how am I supposed to wait until winter for Season 3 now? *heaving sigh*
- Beach reading is best reading. Except I’ve been reminded that when reading in public, your choice in books becomes free game for people comment on. You want to chat about Salinger? Or feminism? That’s cool. Good way to meet new friends (and possible enemies, though thankfully that has yet to happen).
- I need to read more poetry.
Ideas for next month:
- More poetry.
- I’m investing in a simple streaming device for my TV to make it, like, an actual, functional TV (without cable, but still). I’ll see how the convenience affects my movie and TV-watching, if at all.
- Massachusetts authors. Kerouac (Lowell, where I used to dwell) and Updike (Ipswich, where I dwell now).