August & September 2018 Wrap-Up

Time for more list-making!!!

August 2018

August was a pretty mellow month (read: I was very lazy). I didn’t do much reading, but the books I did manage to read were wonderful!Books

Books

The After Room (YA), Secrets of a Wallflower, The Bride’s Baby of Shame.

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Movies

Overboad remake, How to Be A Latin Lover, The Lives of Others, The Shape of Water.

Museums

Hillwood Mansion and Museum – Faberge exhibit

September 2018

September was another lazy month, much to my chagrin. But I did listen to tons of fun and/or educational podcasts, so it wasn’t a total wash-out.

Books

The Royal Diaries: Elisabeth. This book was written for children and it’s the fictional diary of Elizabeth, Empress of Austria (Sisi). It was fun to read since I’m a Sisi fan, but I didn’t learn anything new and some of the diary entries were exaggerated or fabricated. Regardless, the tone was authentic to Sisi, so I recommend it for the young readers in your life or for those die-hard Sisi fans.

TV

Forever, Jack Ryan, Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence 

I can’t write about Forever without giving the plot away so I’ll just say it’s about the nuances of marriage and a must-watch. Amazon’s reboot of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan was pretty awesome. I needed something spectacular and action-ey to take my mind off worries and this show did the trick. Ordeal by Innocence was also wonderful. Agatha Christie at her finest. I was at the edge of my seat through the entire series. Though I heard that it’s much different from the book, but I can’t vouch for that since I didn’t read the book.

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My goal for October is to read more books, which is usually what happens during the fall and winter months.

What are your October goals?