What I Read and Watched in June

BOOKS:

TV:

PODCASTS:

  • Nancy (s1)
  • NPR’s Up First
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Invisibilia (S3)

Thoughts & reflections:

  • Soooo I had a busy month. And it was a great month, so I’m not even going to feel bad about the few books I read and the zero movies I watched. Some months are more output than input, and I put out this June. Oh… what? I mean that I finished draft two of a major writing project. What did you think I meant?
  • Invisibiliaaaaaahhh! Why was this season so short? I should’ve savored it! Still my favorite podcast. Filled me up with so many ideas and “did you know?’s” to share.
  • Yeah, basically all June I kept catching myself saying, “So I was listening to this podcast…” Because I’m that person now, apparently. But really, they give me so much joy. I’m so sad that season 1 of Nancy is over now, also. Too soon!
  • What’s more intense — RPDR or OITNB? Ah! They both leave me exhausted! But I loved following Drag Race up until the finale.

Ideas for next month:

  • I feel rejuvenated and ready to get back into a regular reading routine. And it’s a good thing I have a pile of books in my “to read” pile. I’m all set for summer.
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What I Read and Watched in February

BOOKS:

COMICS/GRAPHIC:

MOVIES:

TV:

Thoughts & reflections:

  • The Stand is such an undertaking, I’m counting Book One as one book. Call me a cheater.
  • How has it taken me this long to read Rebecca Solnit? A new favorite! I can’t wait to read more of her books.
  • What I lack in quantity this month, I make up in quality. Paris is Burning is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen. March is also fantastic, and I’ll definitely be reading Books Two and Three.
  •  I got back into OITNB this month, which makes up for my lack of movie-watching. Having left off on Season 2, I forgot how much I love this show. Every episode is an exercise in empathy.
  • This month, I participated in a book group for the first time ever. I’m usually a lone reader, so it was a good change of pace to read something for discussion, especially in a book in a genre I don’t otherwise read normally. Mixing it up!
  • In February, I also discovered an awesome used bookstore near me! Dangerous, dangerous!

Ideas for next month: 

  • Last month I said I was ankle-deep in a writing endeavor, and now I’m about waist-deep. To keep reading, I’ll have to continue carving sacred pocks of time and defending them. Adjusting my sleep schedule has helped a bit.
  • I have so many books in my backlog, I don’t anticipate being without a good book anytime soon.