August in Review
My husband’s birthday was this month. He turned 32, which means I’m past those two and a half months every year when he gets to make extra fun of me for being older than him. (Not that there was much of that this year; I guess he was too tired.) We’re rapidly approaching the point in our lives where we’ve been together longer than we haven’t. Which is… weird. Mostly because a part of me still thinks of myself as “just out of school.” But I haven’t been in school for nine years, so… yeah. Time marches on.
Speaking of which, I’m so looking forward to fall, as I do every year. Summer and I are not pals. I love spring too, but there’s just nothing like the cool relief of fall after a long summer. Plus pumpkin spice. (Yes, I’m one of those people. Sorrynotsorry.)
Final bit of news… last Monday, my husband was offered a new job! As much as he enjoys what he’s doing now, this is definitely a good thing and comes at a good time, so yay!
Movies & TV
We finally finished Psych. The final season is very hit or miss, but I still love the way it ended.
We’re now a few episodes into Daredevil, but since it’s heavier and requires more mental capacity than I have to spare at the moment, we’re alternating with Girl Meets World.
And in movies, I watched 12 Angry Men, which was really good, and very similar to what I remember from the remake I saw in school way back when.
I haven’t been listening to much new music these days, so I’ll just drop an older favorite here.
Here’s what I read this month:
Ms. Marvel: No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (3 stars)
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, by Edgar Allan Poe (1 star)
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson (4 stars)
Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More, by Kelly Sue DeConnick & David Lopez (3 stars)
The Bestseller, by Olivia Goldsmith (5 stars)
I’ve discovered the key to reading comics – guided view! On a whim, I signed up on Comixology and “bought” some of the free issues available… and wow, what a different experience! When I’m forced to focus on one panel at a time, I can really get into the story and appreciate the artwork, both of which have been hard for me when I’ve tried comics in the past. I have a feeling if I re-read Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel this way, I might rate them higher than 3 stars.
Unfortunately, this means I either need to start paying for the comics I want to read so I can get them digitally (unlikely), or keep getting my material from the library and try to train myself to focus on the printed page in the same way. We’ll see. I wouldn’t call myself a convert, but I’m not willing to write off comics as “not my thing” just yet.
And speaking of “not my thing,” I also listened to two audiobooks this month: Mira Grant’s Feed and Jimmy Carter’s A Full Life.
How was your August?