Monthly Recap: August 2016

Hey there everyone! September is finally here and as you can see I’m a little bit later with this post than usual. School started, senior year, a lot of stress and of course excuses. I’ve been trying to focus on writing, but it didn’t go too well. Although I’ve been reading a few books lately, I found it really hard to write my thoughts on them. On the bright side I’ve finished my Goodreads challenge last month!! On the not so bright side I managed to get a hold of quite a number of books even though I was away for 3 weeks. I’ve managed to watch only 1 movie, but finished a few anime.


Movies I’ve Watched

#555 Gone Girl (2014)       Score: 10       19.08.2016

I was not convinced by the trailer or the synopsis that the movie is great but I really loved it! I think it had a really unexpected twist and was very well thought. A psychological rollercoaster indeed! Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck delivered an outstanding performance.

When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?


TV Shows Anime

August has been mostly about anime and I’m really happy I finally got to see some of my most wanted. I can sincerely say I found some soon to be all-time favourites. Although totally different themes and genres I love them ally equally. I’d love to share thoughts with you in case you’ve watched them. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?

These are the on going TV shows that I’m currently watching (which released new episodes in August or I’m catching up with) :


Books I’ve Read

I can proudly say I read 3 books last month (started 2 other books and continued another one), which is more than I imagined I’ll achieve.

  1. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus (August 13) 🇬🇧
  2. Nicholas Sparks – The Wedding (August 7) 🇷🇴
  3. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban (August 2) 🇬🇧

I’ve read 1228 pages in total, 39.6 pages a day.

The Night CircusThe Wedding (The Notebook, #2)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Newest Additions To The Bookshelf:

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Another month has passed my dear friends and I want to thank all of you for following my and taking the time to read what I have to say from time to time. I really enjoy blogging and I definitely want to keep on writing, but with the A-levels coming closer each day, I’m not sure how much you’ll read from me from now on (at least till May next year). I’m still going to pop up from time to time to read your posts and post a few things on my Instagram and Twitter page. With that being said I wish all of you a nice September and for those who go to school/university good luck in your new year!

-Demi xx

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Tag: The Harry Potter Book Tag

Hello and welcome! I was tagged for this wonderful tag by the more wonderful Shannon @ClockworkBibliophile, which you should definitely follow👍. Confession hour: I haven’t yet read the Harry Potter series (I did watch the movies though). I’m planing to read them very soon. You know what? For you Shannon (maybe also thanks) I’ll borrow the first book from my school library on Monday.


Flagrate

A book that you found interesting but would like to rewrite

Skellig by David Almond

The synopsis gave me some expectations that were later not to be fulfilled. The fact that I can’t point out the reason why I want it to be rewritten, or what exactly should be, proves that this book didn’t have an impact on me. (Goodreads synopsis: Unhappy about his baby sister’s illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel…)

Alohomora

The first book in a series that got you hooked

The Awakening by L.J. Smith


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES IS EVERYTHING! Maybe it’s not best to talk about this series like this on a tag about HP, but one can love more books at once and for the past 6 years TVD ment the world to me in matter of books. I remember buying the book and starting reading it in the car. I continued throughout the night. 5-6 hours later I was finished with it and I WANTED MORE. I blame it all on the hormones, I used to be very hyperactive. Now 6 years have passed and I achieved a number of 15 books, main, prequel and sequel stories, an obssesion for 2 TV shows (TVD and The Originals) and a wall full of TVD posters.

Accio

A book that you wish you could have right now

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Ughhh… I’ve heard so many good things about this book, but it’s not yet available for me to buy.

Avada Kedavra

A killer book

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer by Patrick Süskind

This book is one of my all-time favourites, it’s pretty killery and I’m definitely not going to spoil it. So, check it out!

Confundo

A book you find confusing

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte

I couldn’t think of any other book. To be honest, the confusing part was the whole familial relation, like who’s relate to whom and how. Eventually I had to print a fan-made family tree from the internet, for better focusing.

Expecto Patronum

Your spirit animal book

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

A book which I also reviewed. As I explained in the review, I felt a strong connection with the main female character, which had a similar high-school social life as me. Although there are no similarities in appearances, there are quite a few in character and personality.

Sectumsempra

A dark, twisted book

Dracula by Bram Stoker


Just as Shannon I haven’t read that many dark, twisted books, but I think this one fits very good. I don’t think I need to make any introduction for the literary father of vampires. I think it represents one of the best vampirism portrayal in literal history.

 Aparecium

A book that surprised you in a great way

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

We had to read this in English class and I guess everyone knows how it feels “having” to read a book instead of “wanting” to read a book, but this book didn’t give me that feeling. I really enjoyed and I’m sure I’ll read it again some day.


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Thank you for reading this. It’s been real fun writing it! Wish you all a wonderful week!

-Demi