What Happened in June [recap]

What went down in June?

Books Read:

I didn’t really keep a list of what I read, oops. I had some more DNFs too.

  1. Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
  2. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  3. Outpost by Ann Aguirre
  4. Horde by Ann Aguirre
  5. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding
  6. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Searle
  7. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  8. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
  9. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
  10. The Mistress Trilogy by Tracy Anne Warren
  11. Tempted by His Target by Jill Sorenson
  12. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

I think my favorite read in June was The Reece Malcolm List! July TBR: The Rosie Project (already started it), The Girl With All the Gifts, Pointe, annd maybe the next Dark Tower book. And other than that, who knows?

 

Posts in June:

Other things:

>>In the beginning of June I got a new tablet! It’s a Samsung Tab 4. I had a giftcard from sending my Nexus back. I really like it! I use it mainly to read ebooks on Overdrive and Kindle. I can use Google Books, Nook, and other things (I’m pretty sure Kobo has an app) too. Now it’s easier for me to get things from Netgalley (though I don’t do a lot of that) because if the choice is PDF vs Kindle, I can choose Kindle and read on my tablet!

>>Game of Thrones ended! Waiting a whole year sucks. I wish they had longer seasons. I wish D&D weren’t devoid of human emotions and didn’t thrive on the pain of fans. I read about Michelle Fairley confirming that [spoiler redacted] would not be happening in the show, at all. Lame.

>>I watched all of The 100 and it is all CW and it has its problems, but I actually like it.

General Plans for July: Hopefully finding an apartment and getting settled! Trying to defeat my nemesis, 2048. Maybe watching Brooklyn 99 again?

How was your June? What was your favorite book from June? Do you have anything awesome on your July TBR? Any awesome plans for July? Anything else to share?

Besides Books

Besides Books

Daughter

Website | YouTube | Soundcloud

I am wasted, losing time
I’m a foolish, fragile spine
I want all that is not mine
I want him but we’re not right”

I discovered Daughter through tumblr. The first song I saw and listened to was “Smother,” which you can check out above. I loved it and wanted more, so I went to Spotify. I fell in love with the sound and Elena’s voice. It quickly became music I could listen to over and over again. It’s also music that distracts me from other music. If I open up iTunes to listen to say, One Direction (I like catchy pop songs and I’m not ashamed) sometimes I’ll see Daughter and it becomes necessary for me to listen to them instead. They’re album If You Leave‘s first track, “Winter” begins with this perfect first line “Drifting apart like two sheets of ice” and it infiltrates my brain all the time.

“Cos’ this is torturous electricity
Between both of us and this is
Dangerous cos’ I want you so much
But I hate your guts
I hate you”

They’re gaining popularity now and I guess they’ve released “Youth” as a single which is actually my favorite song along with “Landfill.” I haven’t listened to the radio much lately and my local station isn’t exactly the best with new music, so I wasn’t aware. While looking for a video to share (before I figured out how to embed Spotify tracks), I found out they were on Letterman. Maybe they’re more popular than I thought, but every time I try to talk about them nobody knows who they are! If you love them, let’s be Daughter fan friends, okay? Or if you haven’t heard of them before but listen and like, let me know!

“Woken up like an animal
Teeth ready for sinking
My mind’s lost in bleak vision
I tried to escape but keep sinking”

Bomb Girls

IMDB | Website

From the site: Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.

I’ve only watched the first season because it’s all Netflix has at the moment. Candians can watch full episodes on the website but citizens of the USA are not allowed. This is extremely hurtful, but one must survive and hope that season two will be on Netflix soon. The website also has information about the time period including pictures of women in factories at the time, pictures of what women wore, and cool propaganda posters. Bomb Girls has a lot of strong female characters that are easy to like and dislike. Do you watch Bomb Girls? Let’s talk. Not about season two, though.

Copper

IMDB | Website

From THR found on IMDB: Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community.

BBCA’s “About” has some spoilers for the first season so I used this one instead. This show isn’t perfect, it has its issues. It’s TVMA so there are some sex scenes (Not as bad as HBO) and a lot of violence. However, It also has Tom Weston-Jones as Detective Kevin Corcoran and he is gorgeous and has an accent. It has some pretty spectacular accents, a lot of Irish. There’s also some great singing. There’s Sarah, a freed slave and wife of another freed slave and doctor, Matthew. Sarah is probably my favorite character along with Corcoran, which is funny because I didn’t like her that much in the beginning! Don’t you love characters that change your mind?

The site also has a lot of neat stuff like The Fashion of Copper where the costume designer talks about fashion choices and shows sketches.

And this happened:

ROBERT MOREHOUSE  with adorable dog

Do you watch Copper? Let’s talk about it’s good/bad/weird parts and how pretty Corcoran and company are. I’m up to date on this one.

So that’s what I’ve got for now. If there’s anything you’re loving right now and want to talk about, feel free to let me know about it!

Sorry if this isn’t your cuppa, it might become a semi-regular thing but it won’t be weekly. It will probably just be whenever I want to share something non-bookish with people. Perhaps I’ll even come up with a better name for it.