July in Review
Guess what… I’m a redhead!
I’ve been wanting to cut my hair short for a long time, and I finally decided to do it… and then I decided to get it colored at the same time. Between this and my new glasses (which I’m wearing far more often than contacts these days, a major change from my pre-baby days), I sometimes feel like a whole new person!
Movies & TV
My husband and I watched the first episode of Daredevil on Netflix. When I heard Charlie Cox played the main character, I just couldn’t picture it – I’ve only seen him in Stardust – but from the little I saw, he does it well. I’m excited to see the rest of the series, but first we’re going to finish watching Psych (or re-watching, in my case). Thirteen more episodes to go!
We got to see Ant Man. Not my favorite Marvel movie, not my least favorite either. It was a decent diversion, but I’m more interested in how it ties in with the rest of the MCU. (Also, does anyone know why this was the last movie of Phase Two, as opposed to the first movie of Phase Three? Seems like Age of Ultron would have been the more natural closer.)
I also got quite a few movies from the library this month. I watched The Silence of the Lambs for the first time; it was very good, but reinforces my preference for reading certain types of stories over watching them. The rest were more lighthearted – Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and The Lego Movie.
Finally, can I just say how excited I am that Girl Meets World is coming to Netflix at the end of this month? I know it’s ridiculously cheesy (based on the one episode I’ve seen), and I’d much rather re-watch Boy Meets World, but still. Super excited.
Still listening to a lot of classical, but a new(-to-me) band I stumbled across this month is Arcade Fire. In addition to performing indie rock, they also did the score for the movie Her, which is some great music.
Here’s what I read this month:
Dietland, by Sarai Walker (4 stars)
The Vanishing, by Wendy Webb (3 stars)
Armada, by Ernest Cline (3 stars)
Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill (4 stars)
Horns, by Joe Hill (4 stars)
In my ongoing audiobook exploration, I listened to Amy Poehler’s Yes Please and Tina Fey’s Bossypants.
I’ve also really been hitting the children’s section of the library, and I created a Goodreads shelf just for the little man’s books, if you’re curious to see what we’ve been reading together.
How was your July?