August 2012 - Things I Read, Things I Watched & Things I Decided I Want to Read

Previous editions of this sort of post - July / June / April & May / March / February / January

I thought I'd start with the books that I discovered this month, because I found SO MANY GOOD ONES. SO MUCH I WANT TO READ! READING! JOY! Okay. Calming down.
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead.
I Can Do It Myself! and Now I Am Big! by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Sara Gillingham.
John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk.
A Christmas Carol and Dracula (both BabyLit) by Jennifer Adams & Alison Oliver.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub.

(Some of) the books I read this month...

Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death - this book was so awesome & if you're a fan of the show you should BUY IT IMMEDIATELY.

Heads on and We Shoot: The Making of Where the Wild Things Are - This is going to sound weird, but I thought this book was incredibly moving and it actually made me cry (several times).

Also - Rebel Style / Passionella and Other Stories / One More Time: A Memoir by Carol Burnett
Now for the movies I watched this month. I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises.

Speaking of crying while enjoying things that probably don't usually inspire tears - I wept almost every time that Michael Caine appeared on screen.
Rewatched Rushmore.
Rewatched Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical.

(The images I chose for the last three movies were dancing-shots.... sadly the rest of the movies didn't feature dancing so I couldn't continue that. Woe.)
I can't believe it took me this long to watch this. Available on watch instantly.
I watched Bernie with my mother (probably the only person I know who enjoys going to the movies as frequently as I do - yet another reason I love her). I thought Jack Black was pretty great, but she was oddly ALL ABOUT the movie (especially the real people they showed in the documentary-style-interview-footage). So,  FYI, two thumbs up from my mom.
& Premium Rush. Because, you know, after 10 Things I Hate About You I'll basically see anything featuring the guy who played Cameron. Also known as - Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


  1. Must read that Julia Child biography. Stat.

    I just saw those two new Little Master board books at the bookshop last weekend! They're fantastic.

  2. thanks for the recommendations, lady. curious to read rookie yearbook. i fell for joseph gordon-levitt's acting prowess and his other types of prowess when i first saw him in the film Brick (2005). have you seen it? it's a neo-noir set in a present-day californian high school. it's bloody fantastic.

    1. I really liked Brick! The same director also did The Brothers Bloom (which I liked) and he has another movie coming out soon w/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Willis. I don't know about that one though - it's a time travel thing where Bruce plays a future version of JGL, but they made JGL's face look more like Bruce's with cgi.... it kind of weirded me out while watching the trailer.


  3. Hello Mallory,

    A quick note to tell you that I love your blog ;)
    Good luck,

  4. Julia Child. Mo Willems. Batman. Joseph Gordon Levitt. This post is a win.


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