August Wrap Up

Inspired by Lise, and prompted by Lisa, here’s another topic from this week’s Endless Blog Challenge – August Wrap Up.

The (Finished) Books:

Elena Ferrante – Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. Part 3 in the Neapolitan series
Julia Skott – Kroppspanik : fett, lögner och sjukt onödig ångest.
Elena Ferrante – The Story of the Lost Child. Part 4 (final!) of the Neapolitan series.
Alexandra Potter – Don’t you forget about me.
Ursula Poznanski – Die Verratenen.

So I’ve finally finished the Neapolitan series by (pen name) Elena Ferrante. I have to say that the second book was a bit of a lull for me, but it picked up again, and was well worth reading. Julia Skott’s book was an interesting and useful read (that I’ll surely get back to), and then I needed some chick lit to get less depressed.

The Movies:

It seems the movies and series have a slight Skarsgård-clan theme this month. (Father) Stellan in River – about a hallucinating detective grieving his partner, (eldest son) Alex as awkward and a little bit creepy Monroe in Diary of a Teenage Girl, and (oh-I-don’t-know – middle? son) Bill in a supporting role in Atomic Blonde. If you’re only gonna see one of these movies, I’d suggest The Lobster or Manchester by the Sea. Not that the others were bad, but those two have stayed with me.

Atomic Blonde (cinema!)
The Lobster.
Swiss Army Man.
Florence Foster Jenkins.
Diary of a Teenage Girl.
La La Land.
Manchester by the Sea.

The Shows:

Sense8 season 2.
Fargo (started season 3).
Agents of SHIELD (Started season 4).

After the season finale of Sense8, I was/am quite upset that the show’s been cancelled. Sure, finance vs popularity bla bla, but I want to see where the story goes, damnit.

The Songs:

5 thoughts on “August Wrap Up”

  1. How annoyed are you going to be if some sort of monthly summary is a reoccurring feature??

    1. That’s how I use chick lit too, it’s a pick me up.
    2. Don’t you find Diary of a teenage girl incredibly problematic? It’s as if they’re selling the idea “men don’t sexually abuse, it’s the girls, they want it”. Or wasn’t I paying attention..?
    3. Finally getting around to watching Manchester by the Sea! It’s my weekend treat. (Alongside a glass of rosé; how a person can look forward to such mundane things SO MUCH I’ve no idea).
    4. Ooo! It’s a Tom Wait’s cover, I friggin love when they translate and cover songs. What gods need we worship to increase its frequency?

    Btw. Heard of the Björn Borg movie? I’m so keen, I’m considering making an effort to see it at a cinema. Practically unheard of…

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    1. Inte alls, det blir ju som lite dagbok över det, och det är ju kul att se tillbaks på sen!

      2. Jo. Hon var ju trots allt minderårig, så det som hände var ju hans ansvar. Samtidigt framställdes det ju också som att hon fick en vettig introduktion till sex (jämfört med fumliga tonårspojkar), så jag har lite delat intryck. (Sen var hon ju över 15, så här hade det ju varit lagligt…) Äsch, jag vet inte.
      3. Oj, nu blir jag orolig – tänk om du inte gillar och jag som rekommenderar?
      4. Eller hur! Antar att du hört Winnerbäcks Di Franco cover också?

      Yes! Sverrir är ju i den, sånt hör jag om. Den var också på Filters lista över lovande filmer 🙂


      1. Hade tänkt se Manchester…redan tidigare, so don’t you worry, if I don’t like it, I ain’t gonna blame you 🙂

        Näe, jag är dåligt uppdaterad på Winnerbäck, ska lyssna nu!

        Really!? Vill så gärna att den är bra också.


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