June 2016 Wrap-Up

Posted June 30, 2016 by Stormy in Books / 2 Comments

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June has felt SO LONG, so I hardly remember anything. Nothing exciting to talk about, really. I’m not taking classes right now(YAY!) and work has been busy(also good, because it tends to go by fast), but that’s about it. I am starting to feel more settled into my new town, which is nice. I’m not 100% there yet, but not everything is a battle anymore, and I can get around pretty well.

 

Watched

I finished my Gilmore Girls rewatch! And I watched EVERY episode of the painful season 7. The less said about that, the better.

I also watched the movie version of Rent, which I had never seen before. I actually really liked it, which I was not expecting.

 

Listened

Well. I would share my June playlist, but both the desktop version & web version of Spotify are conspiring against me. Short of that. . . yes, I’m still listening to the Hamilton cast recording A LOT(but I’ve thrown other music back in there now!)

Read

11 books, not bad! I definitely had a string of 3 star books there, but towards the end of the month my reading luck picked up.

5 star Reads:

Hamilton: the revolution by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Out of Darkness
by Ashley Hope Perez

4 star Reads:

When We Collided by Emery Lord
With Malice by Eileen Cook
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar

3 Star Reads:

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
All the Feels by Danika Stone
Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

2 star Reads:

 

1 star & DNF Reads:

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman(DNF)

 

bloghighlights

I reviewed Golden Boy, which is my favorite review of the month and a book that I LOVED.

I also had fun unveiling a new feature, the checkout check-in.

 

Bookmarked

We R Cute Shoplifters @ Good

I find the whole idea of a shoplifter tumblr community INCREDIBLY weird, but I also thought the actual article was really interesting.

Rape Culture is Surveillance Culture @ Buzzfeed

We’ve had so many pieces on rape culture(many of them very, very good — don’t get me wrong!) but this one added an angle I had never thought about before, even though I(and many others) live it daily.

“Hamilton” and the Books that Hamilton Held @ the New Yorker

I loved this article on the books that Hamilton & Burr checked out from the Society Library in New York, and what the library owns from them. I am also slightly amused and not at all surprised that one of the books that Burr checked out was The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

How an Archive of the Internet Could Change Everything @ New York Times Magazine

Everything about this is highly relevant to my interest.

A Safe and Sacred Place @ BookRiot (written by Benjamin Alire Saenz)

For those who don’t know, Benjamin Alire Saenz wrote one of my favorite books, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This is a post he wrote for BookRiot after Orlando, and it’s a must-read.

Snapshots

I literally posted one picture on Instagram this month, probably because I barely open the app anymore (thank you, terrible algorithm). But yay for summer and my favorite Starbucks drink!

It’s not officially summer until you get a passion tea lemonade & Instagram from your car. A photo posted by Stormy (@stormydawnc) on

 

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OUT OF DARKNESS, which I cannot stop raving about. It’s not a fun book by any means. It’s dark and bleak, and it’s a lot to stomach. I’ll probably never read it again. But it was fantastic.

Out of Darkness

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I don’t have one this month! I read some great books, but none that had me reaching for the page flags.

 

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