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What I Read, Watched, and Listened To: July 2020

Books were mostly rereads. I’ve resigned myself to allowing rereads to count to my quota of books.

Murder Must Advertise and Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers. Favorites are soothing even if they are mysteries or perhaps sometimes because they are.

Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley. Balm to the soul, as always.

As Old as Time by Liz Braswell. This was a Disney sanctioned Beauty and the Beast Retelling. I’ve been going through Fairytale Central’s awesome fairytale collections to find which books I’d want to try and which my libraries have. I was totally sucked into this one.

My newest favorite podcast is Not Overthinking. The way they think so honestly (reminds me of Trollope really, it’s a particular way, merciless but not really, it’s blunt and but not inhumane, hard to describe) and the brotherly banter and the facetious British slang. It can be really serious but sometimes really normal, for example, one of the first things that caught me was Taimur describing his jealousy over Ali’s magic, it was just hilarious. I mean Taimur is a data scientist and Ali is a doctor and big Youtuber (which is how I found the podcast), and the magic tricks were what made Taimur envious, it is SUCH a sibling thing. Also Taimur constantly pushes at Ali when Ali is perhaps telling something maybe slightly ridiculous like when Ali wrote his crush a letter,”You wrote her a letter, did she live halfway across the world and this was the 1800’s?” And the way the slip in jokes at the other’s expense, and the whoever the joke is at stops and acknowledges the good hit. Right in the middle of an intellectual discussion, it’s just awesome.

I need more podcasts though, once I finish bingeing this one I will have a couple caught up, but some of the funny one’s I’m sick of so I do need more variety. I’m such a princess.

I’ve just not been into watching any movies or tv because I haven’t had much time with school and wedding and work and my terrible attention span. I did start a K-drama in August, but that is for an August post. Yet, I’ve collected quite a list of others’ recommendations from blog posts and such, if I could just motivate myself.

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