[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: July 2015

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts.


A Rewind Of:
July // 2015



Think Aloud:

#18 – “Wednesdays Are Leg Days” Said No One Ever in Fiction
#19 – “Dear Year 3000”
#20 – What if Bloggers had Blurbs?


Sad category is sad.

Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#67 – Hyped Books I’ve Yet To Read
#68 – Books That Embrace Diversity
#69 – Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds


Tags: The Reading Habits Tag
Tags: The “Blog Most Likely To…” Tag
Awards: The Real Neat Blog Award
Events: Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up 2015 – Introduction
Events: Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up 2015 – Recap + Haul

Other Feels:

Television (Not a full list of what I watch):

(If you love to talk television, hit me up on Twitter and we can share feels together!)

Big Brother US 17: Confirmed: I hate 90% of the cast…BUT JOHNNY MAC THO. Rooting for this dude so hard.

Suits S5: I’m liking this new Donna/Gretchen dynamic and Jessica Pearson is fierce omg. Still waiting on Darvey to be a real thing. And I still can’t get over this new Ross haircut…

Mr. Robot S1: Ugh, give Rami Malek all the awards. Too legit.

Sense8 S1: THEY’RE ALL SLOWLY MEETING EACH OTHER I CAN’T EVEN… (I’m on episode 6, I think)

Scream S1: This show is a fun kind of mediocrity…like, I don’t know how else to put it.

Shows With Uncertainty: Wayward Pines S1, Clipped S1, Billie and Billy S1, Unreal S1


Inside Out: This movie fits somewhere between Toy Story and Up. Incredibly self aware. And that fucking Lava Song? Ugh, stop. My feels…I really don’t know if I enjoy this more than the TS franchise or not…IT’S A TOUGH CALL BUT IT’S SUCH A SMART FILM WHY?!


(Links to YouTube for easy peasy listening)

EDM-y Tracks:

Vicetone feat. J. Hart – Follow Me

Tommy Trash feat. J. Hart – Wake The Giant

Audien feat. Lady Antebellum – Something Better

Suspect 44 feat. Rumors – Here Right Now

Throttle feat. David Spekter – Together


Lost Frequencies feat. Janiek Devy – Devy

Nor’easters ICCA 2015 Set: The Beyonce “Mine” to Sia’s “Elastic Heart” to the mash-up breakdown. Ugh, too legit. (ONLY YOU UNDERSTAND ME, SUMMER LOL). (If you’re inclined to listen, I’ve set up the exact spot for you to start listening.)


Thank you for all of your kind comments and support spanning from my distaste for Red Queen to the Blogger Blurbs! I will reply back in due time but just know that I appreciate each and every keystroke of yours as it contributes to the overall vomit!

In other news, WHY IS THIS READING YEAR FULL OF DISAPPOINTMENT? (I don’t think I’m that difficult to please, omgplswhy.)


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23 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: July 2015”

  1. I hope you find a book that suits your taste! And yaay new music to check out! (Wow. This just may be the shortest comment I’ve written since I joined the blogosphere. LOL.)

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    1. Spoilers will save us all.

      I liked Vanessa as a player…but only when she’s not crazy insulted. She’s like a passive Audrey to me.

      In terms of gameplay, I was SO surprised that Clelli (or however you spell their pairing name) encouraged Jason over Austin. LIKE HOW COULD YOU NOT SEE THE FUTURE? But vengeance is served, man. GOOD RIDDANCE.

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      1. I was so happy with last night’s episode of BB, OMG! Becky though…I wanted to smack her in the face for running and telling Clelli everything!


  2. A shame you didn’t like Red Queen. But you’ll find your 2015 fave very soon, I’m sure. Also, I love your music section in these wrap-up posts. They are not my typical listen but some are really good!


      1. Mailiam? What even is that?
        I’m fine with receiving music recommendations but I can never give them. Probably because I’d get really worried about them hating it. I have to know their tastes before I do. Recommend away! We can have a Twitter segment, “Liam’s daily dose of J’s music”


          1. Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been ‘out of town’ as they say, for a couple of days.
            The suggestions are so unlike anything I’ve really listened to/usually listen to so it takes a while for you to get used to it almost (which probably sounds really stupid). I haven’t been able to listen to the music much recently but since I’m back I can recommence my assignment 🙂
            My favourites so far are probably Euphoria by Loreen and Heroes by (insert difficult name here) but I’ll have more very soon!


  3. Omg I just started watching Mr a Robot and it is THE BEST! Glad you’re also enjoying Sense8, that show gets me right in the feels. The cast is the sweetest!! I hope it got renewed or I will be uber grumpy.


    1. OMG WE CAN FANBOY/GIRL ABOUT MR. ROBOT! IT’S SO GOOD (although I’m 1 episode behind).

      I DON’T KNOW WHICH SENSE8 CHARACTER I LIKE BEST…BUT I THINK IT MIGHT BE SUN BAK LOL. There were news that it got renewed but I’m not sure. Here’s to hoping!


  4. What is this Exploding Kittens and why haven’t I seen/heard of it?!

    Seriously – have you ever rated anything 5 stars? I’m honestly curious what it takes for you to rate a book a 4 or 5. Because then I have to read that book.


    1. LOL. It’s a card game that was funded on Kickstarter! It’s like Russian Roulette and it’s completely ridiculous in all the right ways.

      I’ve given 5-stars on Goodreads but they’re actually 4-something. I don’t really believe in 5-stars because I don’t think a book is “perfect”. The realist in me says there are flaws, damnit. I’m just that jaded about being positive LOL.

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