So normally, I like to do these posts in increments of 10 or 5. But I had finished reading ten books (half of my reading goal) by the end of July and August ended yesterday. It turns out I read and/or finished 5 books in August.
Which is a lot of books, when my average is about 3 books per month, if I'm reading full-out. I'm close to finishing another book today as well, but we'll leave that for the next reading challenge post!
Hoping everyone has a great Labor Day weekend here in the United States!
Here are books 11-16:
11. Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure (The Worth Saga, #2.75) by Courtney Milan.
Fiction/Romance/Historical Romance/LGBT/Novella. 4 stars.
12. Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker. Fiction/Children's/Middle Grade/Fantasy. 5 stars.
13. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. Fiction/Historical Fiction/Contemporary/Dual Timeline/Romance/Cuba. 4 stars.
14. Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the last years and death of the Tsar…
As usual, I was late to these Netflix series--I watched Bodyguard first, because Richard Madden.
I saw him play a total bastard in Rocketman, remembered that he'd won a Golden Globe for Bodyguard, and my friend had already watched it and told me it was good, so I watched it.
Hooked from the first scene, guys. It's a tense thriller sort of thing, where David Budd, an ex-British Army solider who served in Afghanistan, is suffering from PTSD. He works for the Metropolitan police force in their Royalty and Special Protection branch and he is assigned to be the personal protection officer for the war-hawk Home Secretary. So good. There are a lot of twists and turns and episode six had me on the edge of my seat, mouth wide open, and I literally forgot that I was watching Richard Madden in a TV show--it was just crying David Budd and I was freaking out along with him.
When They See Us, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was released in May and I watched it last weekend. I can't…
It's exactly two weeks into 2019 and this is what I've been up to:
-a sinus infection, yay!
-I haven't finished reading a book yet, but I'm 40% into Midnight Riot and 112 pages into Becoming.
-My FrankenIdea continues to FrankenIdea away!
-I've been watching Marie Kondo's program on Netflix ("spark joy!") as well as Midsomer Murders
-The Midsomer Murders episodes are because of this guy, the new Man I'm Google Stalking:
If you saw Bohemian Rhapsody, you may recognize Gwilym Lee as Brian May:
-I'm starting a graduate program in two weeks, studying library science because after working in a library archive as a volunteer for a year-ish and now as a part timer, I've decided that I want to be a librarian.
I was incredibly hesitant about applying for the library science program, since I already have a master's degree which I did precious little with. But after months of consideration and asking questions and reading, I decided to take the p…