Ok, friends, I am going to try something new! I’ve been thinking lately that there are often things each month that I’d love to share with ya’ll, but that defiantly don’t warrant an entire post to themselves, you know? So, at the end of each month I will pull together a little round up of experiences I had during that month to share with you! Hopefully I have enough interesting things each month to keep this going… ha!
August was a super busy reading month! I recently starting going to a book club at the local co-op (we read food and cooking themes) and the book for this month was As Always, Julia. I really struggled through this book and couldn’t actually finish it – Julia Child seemed like a marvelous woman, but her friend Avis drove me up the wall! She seemed so superficial and uppity – I couldn’t handle it. *sigh* Have no fear, though, I filled the rest of my time with some really fun YA: Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children and A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. They were both pretty quick reads, but very entertaining. I’m really looking forward to the move and Netflix series (respectively) which is really what gave me the final kick in the pants to read these books. *grin* The last book in August is Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking which is the book club book for September – so far so good!
When I wasn’t reading in August, I was watching Stranger Things on Netflix. There has been lots and lots of praise for this all across the internet and for good reason – Stranger Things hit me right in the nostalgia feel-goods and I LOVE IT. I totally relate to those little boys – opening with D&D in the basement… you guys… that was me! So, why isn’t there more? Why?! Whyyyy?!?! *Sigh* I can’t wait until the next season comes out and I can’t encourage you enough to watch it if you haven’t!
The only movie we went out to see this month was Kubo & the Two Strings and it was AMAZING! Wow. I mean, the style was so beautiful and matched the feel of story perfectly. I have a soft spot in my heart for stop-animation anyway, but this film really was beautiful. I don’t want to give the story away, so please just promise me you will go see it!
I’ve also spent some time (probably more than I should have… but we won’t talk about that) dining around on YouTube. I’ve been watching Carrie Hope Fletcher’s channel (It’s Way Past My Bedtime) for a while now, but her recent video, The Little Things, really struck a chord with me. I love what she has to say and think more of us need to hear her message. Please take a minute to think about her video.
I’ve also discovered a new favorite in Peter Hollens and really love his music! So many beautiful renditions of songs I really love, and everything is done acapella! It’s really pretty amazing what he can do! Enjoy:
Some other sort of miscellaneous things I enjoyed this month were: the Plant Nanny app to help me track my water intake, Iced Chai because it’s still freaking hot, my first Escape Room experience, and our local Library Comic Con which was small, but really well done!
Whew, what a busy month! It’s been a crazy end to the summer, but it’s been a good one! There’s good things on the way and I am so excited to share with you everything this fall has in store!