July in Review

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Books Acquired:
None.

Books Read:
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

I’m in a bit of a reading slump right now, so I didn’t get through a lot this month. It’s fallen down in priority, but it’s temporary. That’s just how it goes sometimes. I did finally read The Last Unicorn, which I had been meaning to get to for quite some time now, so that was great. Anthony Bourdain’s comic was on the list for years too, so that’s another one crossed off.

Movies watched:
Sing Street (2016) – Great coming-of-age movie with some fun songs and nostalgia.

Moana (2016) – One of the best Disney movies I’ve seen in quite a while.

Mindhorn (2017) – I really like Julian Barratt, and this was just silly fun.

The Blues Brothers (1980) – Somehow I had never watched this classic comedy, but it was great. I hadn’t actually realized it had musical numbers, so that was an added bonus.

TV watched:
The Layover: Season 2 (2012) – We love Anthony Bourdain, and this show was very entertaining. I’m jealous that he can eat and drink so much and then hop on a plane. Those two things do not mix for me.

Games played:
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (2017 pre-release) (PC) – I got back into this recently. It really taps into my competitive spirit. I don’t usually touch games that are pre-release, but the hype got to me. Looking forward to see what they do with this in the next few months.

Overwatch (2016) (PC) – This is another game I’m revisiting. It’s great when you just want to jump in for short periods.

What have you been reading/watching/playing this month?

5 thoughts on “July in Review

  1. Geoff W

    We’ve been playing with the Switch. I’m really enjoying MarioKart on it (hello childhood) and I’m debating buying Minecraft – rather than dumping the money in last night we started a new world on my PS4 and had a blast last night with it!

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    1. Rob Post author

      I was very tempted by the Switch. I loved Mario Cart as a kid. We have a longer trip happening in the fall, so I might pick it up for its portability then, but I’m on the fence right now.

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      1. Geoff W

        Yeah. I’m hoping the future Mario games will keep me engaged. It’s a gamble though. I am looking forward to Skyrim on a handheld though. For what it’s worth I watched the BF and roommate play through Zelda and it was glorious.

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          1. Geoff W

            Yeah I know they’re rapidly expanding their digital catalogue and they just added Overcooked which was wonderful on the PS4.

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