Well, Stormlight Archives still holds up – the first book was as good as I remembered. Second book was a bit more “meh”. It was of course not bad at all, and the story caught my attention, I just haven’t thought about it at all since putting it away. The book about Amy Byler was the big surprise in this list. I picked it as part of the summer reading challenge. It was the one in a list whose cover seemed to be in my taste. I really really enjoyed it! GW’s book was far from interesting, but I still finished it. Sjärnklart was not bad for a Swedish dystopic book, but not as good as Swedavia (also (spoiler alert!) the second part makes it clear he’s going with the alien invasion as reason… so boring.)
The Big Bang Theory (trying to finish it…)
Designated Survivor (S01!)
Friends from College
Always be my Maybe
A Star is Born
A Simple Favor
Ok, so. I’ve mentioned the first two earlier (recommend both!). A star is born was underwhelming, but maybe my expectations were set too high based on the hype. Bohemian Rhapsody was quite entertaining. Ex Machina was good. However, the by far favorite was A simple favor. I mean it has Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as the main characters!
This month has been a bit on and off with the workouts, mainly as I finally had enough of the old gym and how busy it is (only took close to 6 months). Found a new gym and have done a trial week there to see if I like it (I do!). Hopefully July will be more consistent in this area.
I watched both the one above and About Time, and very much enjoyed both of them. Always be my Maybe also has a hilarious restaurant scene with Keanu Reeves in it.
I’m getting a new bike! After waiting 2 weeks, it was supposed to be delivered yesterday. Only when they come and are trying to the final adjustments, they notice that the break cables are on the wrong side of the handlebar, meaning that it doesn’t come into place. And off they went, with my new bike. Sigh. At least I know it’s pretty?
Patti Smith’s Just Kids
Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now
Jenny Colgan’s The Endless Beach (Summer Seaside Kitchen #2)
Kristin Emilssons Äta kakan & ha den kvar
Laurie Penny’s Unspeakable things
Nunnan (“The Nun” – Swedish documentary)
The Nun is a documentary I initially saw when it was released in 2007, and I was looking for it again a few years ago to see if it still holds up. The answer is… eh, kind of? It’s the story of how a relatively normal Swedish teenager from a catholic family decides to join a convent. Mind boggling to me.
Agents of SHIELD
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Jack Whitehall: Travels with my father (S02)
Oh come on, Tom Ellis is just killing it as Lucifer.
I’ve gone back to the gym! Now I just have to keep it up. Am currently doing Stronglifts at beginner level weights (and still, damn the muscle pain I keep having after the squats is just crazy).
Bernhard Nordhs I Marsfjällets skugga
Torgny Lindgrens Ormens väg på hälleberget
Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey
Lena Anderssons Utan personligt ansvar (Ester Nilsson #2)
Meh. Most memorable is the environment/nature in the first book, and the storyline of Dorian Grey. Still enjoy Lena Anderssson’s language though. (And only the first one was a physical book… that TBR pile is still staring at me.)
Basically, I’ll watch anything that has anyone from Pitch Perfect in it. In this case – Brittany Snow. The other two leading ladies were also very worth seeing!
Gilmore Girls (season 6 now!)
Black Mirror (yes, I’m slow)
Watched Someone Great on Netflix, and obviously had to listen to this after that:
As Lisa pointed out that die Ärzte & Farin Urlaub are now on Spotify:
Say what? Why film translators are in a war of words over subtitles
Look at me read! Best ones were American War & Swedavien, although Washington Black was also a very nice read. (Not saying the others were bad, just less memorable.)
Isn’t it Romantic
The Dirt. Cause Lisa mentioned it in passing.
Behind the Curve
All 3 were worth seeing! First one with Rebel Wilson (and small cameo by Tom Ellis) and a Hemsworth brother. Movie about Motley Crue (I did read the book, but many years ago). And then the wildcard – a movie about flat-earthers. I would normally never have watched that, but Martin at work recommended it, so I did. And it was quite amusing.
House of Cards (final season)
Agents of SHIELD
Turn Up Charlie
Wild, wild country
Ok, well now Jess left for California without even telling Rory, so I’m now on neutral grounds. The boys in this show are stupid, and Rory deserves better. I really enjoyed Champions as well, and Turn Up Charlie, but they got their own posts already, so enough with that. Wild, wild Country is a show I’ve watched only during warm-up at the gym (so we’re talking 5 minute increments here), and I finished it now, only 6 months later. My verdict? Meh.
‘It’s a man’s problem’: Patrick Stewart and the men fighting to end domestic violence
I don’t want to achieve anything on the weekend – I just want to watch TV
OK, so now Jess was a jerk again in Gilmore Girls, but Luke kind of made him stop acting like a baby? I hope it’ll last… I’m not a fan of the “oh boo-hoo I’m so misunderstood” attitude. In anyone.
Went to see Captain Marvel yesterday (with modest expectations since the imdb rating was 6.8) and it was really, really good! Apparently the man-babies online are upset again, because the “original comic had a male protagonist!!!” In hindsight I know the proper reviewers rated it favorably. As an additional plus point, it passed the Bechdel test. One of very few superhero movies to do so.