Yes this one is terribly late, due to our family holiday in the Scottish Highlands, and my kids going back to school, so I am a bit behind, but I haven’t stopped reading, I read 8 last month, this month it was a bit less as it was the school holidays, so we were out and about, I read 6 and this was my August reading round-up…
What I’ve listened to this month on Audible
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Green Mile by Stephen King
- The Plains of Passage by Jean Auel
Physical Books I read
- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
- Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers
Books I read on the “Serial Reader” app
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Best and Worst
It is always difficult to choose a favourite, I loved Green Mile, and really enjoyed Circe but Left Neglected just really resonated with me, it was one of those books I really didn’t want to end, which is weird based on the subject matter. Left Neglected is about a woman who suffers a brain injury in a car crash and suffers from an injury called ‘Left Neglect’ where her brain does not see the left side of anything. It is fascinating.
The book I enjoyed least this month was ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, which is so disappointing because that is another Dickens book I have not enjoyed. This was really incredibly boring and so hard to follow. Even though I did not enjoy reading ‘Great Expectations’ last month, I enjoyed it far more than this one. I do like the serial reader app though, so I can highly recommend that at least.
I have not been to the cinema much this month, definitely less than usual and I did not take the kids at all, which is strange for the school holidays; but there were simply no movies for them.
Herself – I watched that one recently and was terribly disappointed by this British movie; don’t get me wrong it was well made but so depressing with a terrible moral. A woman runs away from her abusive husband, with her kids and because they are not being rehomed any time soon she decides to build the house herself. I won’t ruin the ending for you but I was disappointed.
This month I have been rewatching some classics mostly.
CSI Las Vegas – what a great show, still good now even after all these years. (DVD)
Friends – You can’t go wrong with Friends; I have always been a huge fan, but I try not to watch the same shows over and over, so it has been about 8 years since I watched it; still so so funny and it seems like my 10 year old is enjoying it (though I select the episodes that are not too sexual). (Netflix)
Worth – This is a netflix movie, great but sad movie about the 9/11 attacks and how the government tried to work out how much money to give each of the victims’ families, by using an equation to work out what peoples’ lives are/were worth. I found this movie compelling.