Total Books Read this month: 4
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
- Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
- Shame on You by Clara Salaman
Books by Female Authors: 3
Books by Male Authors: 1
Authors discovered: Rob Reger, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Shauna Cross.
Challenge Progress ...
50 Books Challenge: 28/50
Classics Challenge: 1/5 (No progress in July)
GLBT Challenge: 1/5
Summary/Opinion: Four's not great but it's pretty good considering I moved this month and lots of things have been on my mind lately. Not a great number but Let the Right One In was an absolutely superb read. I also joined the Harry Potter reading challenge and read my first book for the GLBT challenge - both of which I'm uber excited about. I suck at the Classics challenge so far. Erggg.
Total Films watched this month: 18
- Elizabeth (1998)
- Juno (2007)
- Pineapple Express (2008)
- Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
- Wild Child (2008)
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
- I Love You, Man (2009)
- Bruno (2009)
- Smart People (2008)
- Slackers (2002)
- Religulous (2008)
- Mean Girls (2004)
- American Psycho (2000)
- Idiocracy (2006)
- Garden State (2004)
- 3 Men and a Baby (1987)
- 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Films Reviewed: 1
Films New to me: 8
Films Rewatched: 10
Films in production/about to be released that I'm most excited about:
Film of the month: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
TV Shows watched this month:
- Undeclared (All episodes)
- Freaks and Geeks (All episodes)
- Big Love (First season)
- How I Met Your Mother (All four seasons)
Favourite Blog/s: The Book Zombie (again!), The Zen Leaf (I've been visiting for a while but Amanda's blogs are always so awesome), Friendly Atheist, Awful Library Books & VampChix.
Favourite Site/s: Channel 4's oD (On Demand - to catch up with ... *gulp*, don't shoot me, Big Brother!).
Favourite Bands: The Libertines & Peter Doherty. (It's just all about Pete this month ... again!)
Songs stuck in my head: UnBiloTitled by Babyshambles, You Talk by Babyshambles & What Became of the Likely Lads by The Libertines.
Concerts Attended: 0
First month of living with my parents has been better than expected. The first couple of weeks was fine, then I started feeling grouchy, depressed and ick. (There's something about living with 50-something year olds that isn't quite right when you're in your twenties. I'm definitely still full of that 'youthful optimism' that the parents have kind of ... forgotten about :-P ). But, luckily, my friends in Cardiff are very near by and I've gotten to see them often. :-D
(Check out us cool kids in the audience of BBC's The Big Questions earlier this month. We're the bored-looking six young 'uns, second row from the back.)