Lars Wilderängs Stjärnfall (Stjärnklart #2)
Jørn Lier Horsts Grottmannen (William Wisting #9)
Lars Wilderängs Stjärndamm (Stjärnklart #3)
Sara Lövestams Som eld
Jørn Lier Horsts Vinterstängt
Jørn Lier Horsts Bottenskrap
Sarah Morgan’s One Summer in Paris
Well, look at that! Apparently I just read in Swedish now? (The last book was also in Swedish, just used the English one when logging it.) At least I’m reading.
Quicksand (finished off)
Derry Girls – season 2!
The Big Bang Theory (finished!)
The Good Place (finished!)
The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
Can we talk about how fun Derry Girls is? I love them all, but especially sister Michael. I have already watched season 1 more than once, and am being really careful not to finish season 2 too soon.
Can we also talk about how horribly Big Bang Theory ended? For like a whole season, there was a recurring discussion between Leonard and Penny because he wanted kids and she not. Then in the last episode of the show she has suddenly just changed her mind? And it’s just explained like “before I didn’t, but now I do”? Is it that provocative that a women doesn’t want kids? Geez.
Falling Inn Love
It was a cute (Netflix produced) movie, but could they not have found a cuter male lead? Yes, sure, shallow comment, but I mean it.
So so. Obviously already told that I didn’t work out at all during vacation, but I have been a couple of times since we got back. Not yet back to normal schedule, but I’ll get there!
Ok, let’s pretend it’s 3 weeks ago, and then read this post.
Jenny Colgan The cafe by the sea
Akwaeke Emezi Freshwater
Two measly books! (And the first one I’ve read before, but Lisa recommended the reader of the audio version, so I thought I’d give it a go, and made it through.) Slump month.
Big Bang Theory
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Quicksand (org. Störst av allt)
OK. For someone who likes to watch 1 show at the time, this seems like a mess, but it’s actually working out alright. Designated Survivor surely took an odd turn from season 1 to season 2, but I’m alright with it. It reminds me (a little bit!) of the West Wing now. The Big Bang Theory also picked up in the last season! I’ve actually laughed a few times now, which didn’t happen in the previous 2-3 seasons. Queer Eye is just nice to watch if you’ve had a crap day, or you know, read the news.
When I grew up we didn’t have the channels where Fresh Prince was on, but we were thrilled when we managed to catch an episode when visiting grand-mom. Now it’s on Netflix, so I want to see what I missed. And Quicksand is based on a book I really enjoyed. And the author’s dad highly recommended the adaptation. (Like, they didn’t ask him because he’s her dad, but he’s a famous author and criminilogist in Sweden, so it was a side-question during an interview.)
The Mask You Live in
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.
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)
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.
So, 2 weeks ago, Netflix suggested “Isn’t it romantic” to me. And I laughed a little cause it was so spot on (Rebel Wilson! Romantic comedy with some attitude!). Then this last week, it suddenly suggested a show with this selling line:
“Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.”
And I went: WTF Netflix? Did you completely lose it?
BUT THEN. I SAW THIS:
Idris Elba! AND. JJ Feild! (Look, you might not know him, but Lisa and I agree that he was very likable as the Darcy character in “Austenland“. And he was Henry Tilney in the 2007 version of “Northanger Abbey“. He’s totally adorkable.)
So I obviously watched it despite the whole DJ thing being a total turn-off for my interest levels. And it’s really cute! Plus, you get to see JJ talk about feminine hygiene products when his character’s daughter gets her first period on their daddy-daughter day out. I made a gif, cause I enjoyed it so much (first time, so we’ll see if it works…):
And Idris’ character’s aunt singing this song, celebrating that the girl got her period:
And this in a show made by men? I’m quite happy about it.