- I've been reading...more books than usual! I'm one of those people that always says they want to read more, but doesn't usually actually do it and instead just buys more books to add to their already full bookshelf. But, this month I actually followed through!
- I finished Your Favorite Band is Killing Me, which was very good, if you're into over-analyzing pop culture, which I AM. My fave chapters were the ones on Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam, the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones and Biggie vs. Tupac.
- I read all of Turtles All the Way Down, which now holds the title of My Second-favorite John Green Book.
- I started We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, which I'm not very far into, but am enjoying.
- I've been watching...waaaay too much TV, including but not limited to the entire first season of Mindhunter (very good, very much for fans of Zodiac) and Stranger Things 2 (which I finished in one sitting and need more of immediately). I've also seen a lot of good movies in the past few months. A short list:
- If you're looking for something gritty and visceral that will make you feel uncomfortable, Green Room is that kind of film.
- If you like psychological thrillers and/or courtroom dramas, watch Fracture! It stars Ryan Gosling and Sir Anthony Hopkins and it is fantastic. Somehow, it came out in 2007 and I had never heard of it until I watched it a few weeks ago.
- You've heard this already, but The Big Sick is delightful.
- Happy Death Day probably isn't what you expect, but if you think you might like it, you will. Something else that will catch you off guard? Colossal. It's bananas and I've thought about it every day since I've watched it. So good -- but maybe skip the trailer? It's best to go in as uninformed as possible.
- For some nonfiction balance, Demi Lovato's new documentary, Simply Complicated, is a wild ride. I went into it as a casual fan, but now I have a whole new respect for her. Bonus: it's free to watch on YouTube!
- I've been listening to...the usual girl pop, some seasonally appropriate spooky jams and a sprinkling of new-but-old-sounding country. Check it all out in October's Spotify playlist!
Here's to cooler temperatures, but hopefully no colds!