I kept my promise! I was very active this month. It was easy for once. Now I get to go back to school starting today and I am sure things will slow down for me, blog wise, until this semester is up in December. I will try to post at least once a week.
I managed to finish 3 books this month. I don’t know the last time this happened. Probably before school started.
I just finished this last night and I loved it. 5 out of 5 stars. I don’t feel like reviewing it however. There is a lot of world building to explain and I rather just enjoy the bliss it brought me instead of worrying about how to describe it.
Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews $2.99
The Poppy War by RF Huang $1.99
Death Masks by Jim Butcher $0.00 (coupon for this book specifically from Amazon)
TOTAL SPENT: $4.98
I’ve clearly been on a horror movie kick. I decided to go back and watch all the ones from the 80s that I haven’t gotten around to yet.
As you can see, it was a productive month. My three weeks off of class flew by. I’m going to miss all the free time.
What was your favorite part of August??
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Classic ’80s horror movies there, my friend. Love Chopping Mall, though I haven’t seen it in a while, Sleepaway Camp is great, loved the weird ending, the sequels are terrible though, but in a so bad it’s good way. 🙂
I knew nothing about the ending of Sleepaway Camp so I was completely surprised lol. I’ve heard that about the sequels. We watched House II last night and it was not at all what I was expecting.
As long as you enjoy laughing at bad movies (and who doesn’t right) then the Sleppaway sequels are worthy of a watch. I love House II, but it’s sooooo different from the original, and the same can be said for the third in the series which goes all in on the horror element and forgoes the previous two movie’s comedy moments, definitely worth watching thoug, with standout turns from Lance Henriksen and Brion James.
See? I didn’t even know there was a House III. Two was SO different. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that lol.
There’s also a fourth entry in the House series, but unlike the first three I don’t recommend watching it, it’s not good at all. The third one though is a great horror movie! 🙂
Good luck with going back to school. Don’t let life get too busy for you 🙂
Thank you. I am hoping since I kind of know what I’m in for this semester, that I can manage things a little better and not stress quite so much.
Keeping my fingers crossed then 🙂
I love that we watched all the same horror movies, lol. I still have to watch Psycho Goreman, and shame on me for not doing it sooner. I think I’m going to watch Dog Soldiers tomorrow night, though, because I’ve been trying to see it for a while now.
Are you planning to do something like a weekly update of how you are, what you read, and things you watched? That would be sweet.
I might do that. Depends what interesting things I’ve been up to lol. I’m sure it will mean the return of Coffee & a Chat and any book reviews that I MIGHT get to. Plus, my favorite baking season is approaching. (It cooled WAY off here and I am loving it! Fall here we come!)
YES. I felt like I could finally breathe yesterday.
Hope you have a blast going back to school! You’re sure to feel the whiplash of not having free time for a while but I’m glad to hear how ready you seem to be for this next chapter in your life! 😀
Sometimes I feel like we focus too much on reading books to review. Sometimes it’s just enough to say, “I liked this shit” and leave it at that. Your love of Ilona Andrews is pretty legendary already, and I don’t need any more convincing to read more of her stuff 😀
Haha, thanks! They build such intricate worlds in some of their series that it just becomes a job trying to describe it. Plus, I probably already did describe it in an old review of the first books. I was just too lazy to go back and check. I told myself I wouldn’t be so strict on reviews anymore, because it does take away some of the joy of reading. I finished a book on Monday and still haven’t decided how/when/if I’m going to do a review.
It can be a tough balance tbh. I take notes so I can review, but I dont’ want my reviewing to take away from my just plain enjoyment from reading, but I also love doing reviews lol. I don’t mind take notes so I remember what I want to say, but it means I either have to be on my computer or have my phone notes nearby. There are some books that I just decide not to review like if they’re really popular and I don’t have anything else to really add to the conversatin. That’s what I did with Dune. I enjoyed it; I intend to read more books in the series, but there was hoenstly nothing I would’ve said that would’ve added anything new to what I’ve already seen about it.
That is entirely fair about Dune. I didn’t review the first two books either. I actually don’t remember if I reviewed the third. I’m going to have to go check lol.
Right? What else am I even going to add to the conversation lol. If I had something else to say that was some insight I hadn’t seen before sure I’d review it, but I really don’t.