July 2012 Archives

Friday Five

Time to revisit a Friday Five from January:

5 things I hope to be doing more of in 2012

  1. Working: I'm now happily employed
  2. Moving: Moving to a new office AND and new house in the next couple of weeks
  3. Stitching: Still a bit stuck on this one unfortunately
  4. Blogging: More entries soon!
  5. Etsy-ing: ponyinarope.etsy.com is open

Book It!

Only one week until the new Tana French book is out, so have to make sure I'm not reading anything else by that time.

Just Read:

Sag Harbor- Colson Whitehead
I enjoy a good coming-of-age novel, I expected more from the book plot-wise, but considering it takes place during one summer, that's a bit ridiculous on my part. I liked the main character and his attempts to use the summer to reinvent himself.

Dance Dance Dance- Haruki Murakami
The "sequel" to A Wild Sheep Chase, a book I really enjoyed, I had high hopes for this book. I was fairly disappointed. Parts of the book I did enjoy but I wanted more answers than I actually got. Kind of like watching Lost.

Ready Player One- Ernest Cline (audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton)
I read the book earlier this year but listened to the audiobook which was great. I love this book so much it didn't matter that it had only been a few months since I read it.

Currently Reading:

Don't Look Back- Karin Fossum
Redshirts- John Scalzi (audiobook)

Up Next (probably):

Broken Harbor- Tana French

Friday Five

Making my way through Haruki Murakami's novels. In the last year I've read 5, here's how I'd rank them.

  1. After Dark
  2. A Wild Sheep Chase
  3. 1Q84
  4. Dance Dance Dance
  5. Norwegian Wood

Up next is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but probably not for awhile.

Friday Five

Here's my seriously outdated ranking of this years' Oscar movies. Made the executive decision not to watch War Horse (because it looks stupid and cheesy as hell), and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (because it shouldn't have been nominated in the first place). Should've opted out of the last 2 movies on the list as well. So just ignore those and it's a proper Friday 5.
  1. The Help
  2. Midnight In Paris
  3. The Descendants
  4. Moneyball
  5. The Artist
  6. Hugo
  7. The Tree of Life