[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2015

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


A Rewind Of:
Aug // 2015



I modified the text layers as the above was more “lalala I just want this finished asap” and then ran with it for a while. The bottom one is more in your face. Therefore…better, I hope.


Pending reviews: Madly – Amy AlwardThe Dead House – Dawn KurtagichDon’t Fail Me Now – Una LaMarche

Think Aloud:

#21 – “What does that word mean?” “No idea, I skipped it.”
#22 – Ships Don’t Sink…They Turn Into Shipmarines.


Sad category continues to be sad.

Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#70 – Fairy Tale Retellings in Film
#71 – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
#72 – Auto-Buy Authors
#73 – “Welcome to Bromance in Fiction 101”


Awards: The Sunshine Blogger Award
Tags: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

Tags: The Disney Book Tag
Tags: The TBR Book Tag
Tags: The Harry Potter Tag
Events: ARC August 2015 Read-a-thon
Events: ARC August 2015 Event Recap
Events: Bout of Books 14 – Reading Goals
Events: Bout of Books 14 – Scavenger Hunt
Events: Bout of Books 14 – MASH Challenge

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: I’ve gotten to this point of the season where I consider dropping the rest of it because it is going downhill. (EDIT: THINGS ARE LOOKING BRIGHT. THIS HOUSE BETTER DO SOMETHING HOLY SHIT.)


Mr. Robot S1: A good reveal will always hurt even if you expect it so long as the writing and acting work in-tandem. Rami Malek is a stud; no questions about it.

Sense8 S1: The hangover for this show is real. (But am I the only one who didn’t care that much for Riley’s arc?)

Scream S1: While I would appreciate more diversity on this show…I know these characters would be the first to get axed. I mean, at the rate they’re killing everyone…won’t they have like no cast by the 3rd season

Significant Mother S1: More power to you if you’re the one together with your friend’s parent.

Awkward S5: The final season begins!

Faking It S2: It’s kinda weird how they split the season like this as Awkward is going into a new season but FI is returning into its second half. BUT WHATEVER.

Shows With Leaked Pilots:

Lucifer S1: This show entertained me and a lot of it might have been because of Tom Ellis; the charismatic and lackadaisical Lucifer who doesn’t really take his own role seriously.

Minority Report S1: I am always amused when shows/movies are filmed in Toronto. It might not have the strongest casting in my opinion but the premise post-film version (I think) is what will make me give this show a longer try.


Dark Places: It doesn’t have the same punch as Gone Girl. While the cast itself is pretty stellar, they can only give so much when they start with so little.


(Links to YouTube for easy peasy listening)

I’ve also sort-of started a Twitter Group DM chat with some individuals who I’ve been sending EDM-ish music to recently. Let me know if you want to be included or are interested!

Illenium & Said the Sky – Painted White (feat. Cristina Soto): So the drop is kind of weird (like you think your speakers/headphones are exploding) but I kind of liked it? Might need two+ full listens for it to agree with your ear.

Kyle Tree – Open Eyes (feat. Bright Lights): Fun. It is fun.

Manse – Rising Sun (feat. Chris Jones): After providing vocals for so many songs I’ve enjoyed, it seemed like an obvious choice.

Mako – Smoke Filled RoomThis has made some peoples knees turn into jello.

Astronomyy – Things I’d Do For You: If there’s one thing that ScreamTV has done right, it’s provided me songs to groove to.

Michael Brun – Tongue Tied July (feat. Roy English)This is track I forgot to include last month.


What to say other than: holy hell, 4 books in a month. It won’t last but it is surely where I was when I started blogging.


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12 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2015”

  1. I was tempted to give up on BB as well, but with what you told me yesterday…I am really hoping things start getting better! I can’t wait for Thursday. 🙂
    And I really want to read Zeroes!


      1. I am a very avid watcher! I’ve been watching it since I was really young, and I’ve been a big spoiler fan for the past 4 or 5 seasons. Feel free to tweet me about any moments you want! Last week was rough. :/ But there’s still some hope left.


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