June 2012 Archives

Friday Five

I already covered books, so here are 5 albums I'm looking forward to this summer (and fall):

1. Twin Shadow- Confess (July 10th)

2. David Byrne/St. Vincent- Love This Giant (Sept. 11th)

3. David Usher- TBD (September)

4. Soundgarden- TBD (October)

5. Trent Severn (Emm Gryner's new band)- 45 Locks (November)

Book It!

Going through one of those periods where I want to read every book. I'm adding more books to my to-read list than I'm actually getting through at this point.

Just Read:

Little Children- Tom Perrotta
I liked but didn't love this book, I felt there was something lacking throughout. The ending did help a bit though. I'm surprised this is supposed to be his best book.

Pygmy- Chuck Palahnuik
I listened to the audiobook, which I think made a huge difference. I tried to read part of the actual book, and I could see why some people had a hard time with it. The narrator really did a great job of capturing the book and the fact that it's actually supposed to be funny, which I think you could easily miss by trying to read it. It's definitely a better book than Tell-All or Damned.

One Day- David Nicholls
I enjoyed this book, I thought the author did a good job of capturing the aimlessness of post-college life and transitioning to a "normal" adult life.

Currently Reading:

Dance Dance Dance- Haruki Murakami

Up Next (probably):

Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn

Friday Five

Been listening to 70s soul records lately. Typically I've been choosing one album to listen to on Sundays just as a way to relax before the start of the week. Here are some of my favorites.

  1. Super Fly- Curtis Mayfield
  2. Greatest Hits- Al Green
  3. What's Going On- Marvin Gaye
  4. Innervisions- Stevie Wonder
  5. Back Stabbers- The O'Jays

Friday Five

New books I'm looking forward to this summer (and fall):

1. Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn (June 5th)- Interested in this one because of a friend's recommendation

2. The Red House- Mark Haddon (June 12th)- Wasn't a fan of his last book, but this one sounds interesting

3. Broken Harbour- Tana French (July 24th)- Really love this series, although the main character isn't who I expected after the last book

4. One Last Thing Before I Go- Jonathan Tropper (August 21st)- One of my favorite authors, I'm always excited for his new novels

5. Phantom- Jo Nesbo (October 2nd)- Another series I love. I'm hoping the other books are released here in October too

Friday Five

Finally made it through the next 5 Bowie albums after much slacking off. Seriously, it's gotten ridiculous.

That's My Bowie!: Part 3

  1. Lodger
  2. "Heroes"
  3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  4. Low
  5. Let's Dance

Part 1 | Part 2