July Reading

Not too much to say about the books read this month. Again I liked most of them okay, but didn't really enjoy reading any them, I couldn't get lost in them. At least in the first two fiction books I read I wanted to shake the main characters and tell them to just stop. Again I don't believe you have to like the characters to like a book, and I think you have to judge protagonists decisions as if they are true to that character and not something you yourself would necessarily do. But right now I'm feeling really tired to characters who act in a way that I can't relate to or understand.

Books I read in July:
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh

Audio Books listened to in July
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan(worth listening too/reading even though I saw the Netflix series)

Movies & TV Watched in July:
• Jessica Jones Season 1
• Penny Dreadful Season 1 (don't think I'm going to continue with this one)
• Jane the Virgin Season 1


  1. Tipping the Velvet was just too much for me, although I enjoyed Fingersmith and Affinity. And season 2 of Penny Dreadful is my favorite of the 3; it spends more time developing the characters and some really interesting background episodes for Miss Ives. I generally don't like a lot of violence and blood but season 2 was worth my time. The Creature is my favorite character.

    1. There are things I like about it and I'm interested to see where it goes. I wish there was a way I could just watch the parts I like and not the upsetting gory parts:\

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