Hello, bloglings! How is everybody? I hope your September has started off in a lovely way!
It’s been ages, I know. I’ve posted, what, 14 (?) times in the past year. I know my posts generally decline a LOT during the school year, but I am determined. I’m going to make it work this year, because I love you all and this blog and want to get stuff done! (Side note: I did a theme revamp! I must say I think it looks pretty snazzy.)
I’ve discovered bunches of new music recently! An overview:
“soldier poet king” by the oh hellos | “another night on mars” by the maine | “wherever is your heart” by brandi carlile | “this too shall pass” by ok go | “mercury” by sufjan stevens, bryce dessner, nico muhly, and james mcalister
I made a playlist for studying on spotify that’s basically just a bunch of film scores that are really nice! It’s very lovely to listen to. I’ve also been eating up everything doddleoddle (aka Dodie Clark, aka dodie) sings because she is amazing and so so talented! Her second EP is coming out in a WEEK and I am so excited.
I’ve been listening to the podcast The Adventure Zone– created by the McElroy brothers, if you know of their comedy podcast My Brother, My Brother, and Me– which is the brothers + their dad playing Dungeons & Dragons! None of them have ever played the game before (I knew nothing about it when I started, either) so it makes for an incredibly funny podcast. I’m nearly caught up (episode 60!) and oof. It sure is some good storytelling! (There’s also some fantastic music that Griffin makes for the show- my favorites are from the Eleventh Hour arc!)
My dad and I got the rest of my family into Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency earlier this year, which is a hilariously marvelous show on BBC America (it’s now on bbcamerica.com, Hulu, and Netflix if you’re out of the US!) about a holistic detective, kitten sharks, murder sprees, and also a cult. However, you will never laugh harder when someone dies, because the show is so bizarre and good. We’ve also been watching a lot of Foyle’s War on Netflix for our obligatory murder mystery show. 🙂
I haven’t read a lot, lately… I’m somewhere around 50 books behind schedule for my Goodreads challenge. But! I read Station Eleven by Emily St. John-Mandel for a summer assignment and ADORED it. It was marvelous and so, so beautiful. I’ve also read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Upside of Unrequited, which, if you haven’t yet read, you need to be doing so immediately. They’re both marvelous (and coming here soon in the form of mini-reviews)! I have even more books I need to read on my shelves…oops.
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Summer was hot, as it always is in the South. Too many mosquitoes! School has started up again, which feels crazy- it’s still too summer-y for school! I’m a sophomore now, which is weird. Still a baby in the grand scheme of things, but it’s nice no longer being at the bottom of the high school food chain. I’m also taking a couple more AP classes this year, which I’m pumped about! It is nice to be back to seeing my friends, though, and I hope this will be a good year!
I hope you’ve had/are having a good summer! how’s life been? what are you reading or watching? any music recs? have an awesome day!