June in Review
Well, I’m 32 now. So… there’s that.
Movies & TV
We saw Jurassic World. (Yay for friends who are willing to babysit!) There’s a lot to pick apart, but if you’re looking for a fun movie in the same spirit as the original, I’d say it delivers.
Given my recent limited success with audiobooks, I thought I’d give podcasts a try as well. One I discovered while browsing is “Classical Classroom.” I know that I know more about classical music than the average person, but I also know that I’ve forgotten a lot in the years I’ve been out of school (and, among other musicians, I felt woefully inadequate even back then). So it feels good to be re-educating myself. When I stumbled across the podcast a few weeks ago, the most recent episode featured Brahms’s sonatas for piano and cello… and since I love Brahms and I love the cello, it was a great one to start with.
Here’s what I read this month:
The Sign, by Raymond Khoury (4 stars)
Save Yourself, by Kelly Braffet (3 stars)
Inside the O’Briens, by Lisa Genova (4 stars)
Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson (5 stars)
I also listened to Ready Player One. Though I was never really one for audiobooks before the little man came along, Ready Player One has been on my give-the-audio-a-shot list (actually, it was the whole list) ever since I found out Wil Wheaton was the narrator. It was perfect on paper – geeky pop culture icon reading a book about geeky pop culture – and I thought he did a good job.
Unfortunately, I DNF’d S.J. Watson’s Second Life. There were unanswered questions from the start, but they didn’t demand to be answered… and my ambivalence made me wonder if I was misremembering how captivated I’d been by Before I Go to Sleep (hence the re-read). I might have kept reading this one a year ago, but I have a feeling I’m going to be more liberal with my DNF’s now.
I’d planned to end my hiatus about now, and while I feel like I’ve got a good handle on this whole “mom” thing, it’s still hard to say what the blog is going to look like going forward.
How was your June?