July summary

The books:

Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Katraina Wennstam’s Flickan och skammen: En bok om samhällets syn på slampor (Eng: the girl and the shame: a book about society’s view of sluts)
Lisa Bjärbo’s Inuti huvudet är jag kul
Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, unburied, sing
Sofia Nordin’s En sekund i taget
Sofia Nordin’s Spring så fort du kan
Jay Asher’s What light

Look at me read! The last 3 and Lisa Bjärbo’s book are all YA, and this is what made this happen. So easy to read! Good story-lines, well written characters, and less than 300 pages long.

The movies:

Gar nichts! Helemaal niets! Ingen alls!

Or, I mean, I did see Back to the Future I & II, cause they were on TV on Saturday. I didn’t make it all the way through cause I got tired, but apparently they were also followed by III. Oh well.

The shows:
Orphan Black
Lucifer

We started watching Lucifer* since my friend Sandra recommended it. Oh man, it’s good! It took me like two episodes to realize that Lucifer is the same guy who played Gary in Miranda. Ooh, Miranda… I’ll have to re-watch that, don’t I.

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*edit: also! Lucifer is apparently based on (someone?) from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.

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June wrap-up

The books:
Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood
Anders Rydell’s The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
Giulia Enders’ Charmen med tarmen: Allt om ett av kroppens mest underskattade organ
Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam
Hans Rosling’s Factfulness

Look at this, 5 whole books, that’s not too shabby! Thanks Lisa for the push to finish off the MaddAddam trilogy. While I enjoyed Oryx & Crake, the second two parts were even better. It’s been a while since I was so engulfed in a made up universe (think that was when I read this).

The movies:
Solo: A Star Wars Story

The shows:
Penny Dreadful (finished!)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father
Fresh Meat
Orphan Black

May Summary

The books:

Trevor Noah’s Born a crime
Lena Andersson’s Egenmäktigt förfarande
Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti #1

I mean, I know. WTF? 3 books? And then I was even on vacation for a week…
I grade them, in order: Good, Meh, Great. Also, for everyone’s info, I’m now 2 books BEHIND my yearly reading goal.

The movies:
The Greatest Showman
Deadpool 2
Ibiza

Yeah, they were all nice, in their own ways. Dancing and singing? Yes please. Sarcastic anti-hero? Bring it on. Chick flick but without the typical ending? Yep!

The shows:

Penny Dreadful
Fallet (I just wanted to hear Swedish, ok?)
Madame Deemas underbara resa
Jessica Jones (season 2)

Other:
The move has completely dominated this month, and then adding to that the week-long vacation… not much time left for anything else. At least we’re moved now, and I’m trying to figure out how to get reading to fit in to my new puzzle (no train commute = no logical reading time). This morning I read a chapter before leaving for work, and that was pretty nice.

April wrap-up

The books:

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why i’m no longer talking to white people about race
Therése Söderlind’s Vägen mot Bålberget

Omg, such a poor reading month. While I loved Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, I didn’t love Vägen mot Bålberget (idk what the English title would be, it’s about the witch-burnings that happened in Sweden, but still fictional). I think I’m just in a funk, but no books appeal me right now.

The movies:

Tomb Raider
The Shape of Water
Captain Fantastic
Avengers: Infinity War

I mean, I like both Alicia and my Marvel universe, but the movie I’ll remember from this month is Captain Fantastic.

The shows:

Archer
Parks & Recreation
Penny Dreadful

Happy Friday

While the weather has turned to suddenly summer(ish), I have a cold and feel sorry for myself. New people at work means not only lots of time spent in training, but also endless questions. I hear people say they become energetic in the spring, and that sounds so far from me at this point. At least the move is getting closer and closer – so close, in fact, that we get the keys in 2 weeks. At last.

Meanwhile, I saw this movie that I really enjoyed. (No, not the chick flicks I’ve been watching in the evenings.) Captain Fantastic. The plot, according to imdb:

“In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.”

And, I mean, sure. But mainly the actors. Viggo is great, all the kids are great, and the storyline kept me interested.

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March Summary

The books:
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
Roxane Gay’s Hunger: a memoir of (my) body
Daniel Åberg’s Virus #1
Emma Leijnse’s Fördel kvinna : Den tysta utbildningsrevolutionen (Eng: “Female advantage: The Quiet Education Revolution”)
Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (trilogy)
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake
Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me

The movies:
Patti cake$
Home Again
Gifted
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Brooklyn
Fences
What We Do in the Shadows

The shows:
Penny Dreadful
Orphan Black
Archer

February Wrap-Up

Man, people were complaining about January, but I found February pretty dreadful as well. Basically, I think I just need a proper vacation, which luckily is around the corner.

The books:
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible
Joseph Fink’s & Jeffrey Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale
Sue Perkins’s Spectacles
Ayobami Adebayo’s Stanna hos mig (Stay with me)
Selma Lagerlöf’s Mårbacka
John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down

The movies:
Black Panther
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The shows:
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful