[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2016

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


A Rewind Of:
August 2016



and so the meh books continue.

Think Aloud/Terrible Protagonist:

Sad category is sad.


Sad category is sad.

Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#119 – Books I’d Throw My Gift Card At
#120 – Characters Who’d Have Themesongs Written About Them
#121 – Book Settings I’d Visit (But Would Get Lost In)
#122 – Books Hauled Prior to Blogging That I’ve Yet To Read
#123 – Tropes Not Experienced in School


[Book Events]:  Indigo Midnight Magic: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party (Toronto)
[Book Events]: Indigo Book Preview (Fall 2016)
[Awards/Tags]: Summer Olympics Book Tag

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 US18: I want Paul to win.

Mr. Robot S2: My mind is being fucked with right now.

Sing It On S2: Faux Paz is this seasons Nor’Easters for me and their rendition of Dog Days Are Over (Florence + The Machines) gives me chills.

Scream S2: Predictable ending.

Suits S6: While this season has actually been really weak for me with forced “drama”, I can’t not enjoy the dynamics with the characters. Plus, Louis finding love is adorable.

The Night Of: Now that this is over…let the binge begin.


Captain America: Civil War: I don’t even know which “team” I would be on.

Neighbors 2: I don’t really expect much watching this and that’s what it delivered.

Now You See Me 2: Re-watched this gem and it is still magnificent.

The Light Between Oceans: Full review to come but though picturesque and carried by Vikander, the story is with problems. AND, it was a terrible viewing experience because of the patron next to me.


(Maroon bolded names link to the track for easy peasy listening)


Sam Tinnesz – Hold On For Your Life: I think I heard this on Scream TV? It’s mellow.

Tritonal & Jenaux – Broken (feat. Adam Lambert): Generic? Probably. But I’m trash, so.

Shawn Mendes – Mercy: This Canadian pride is fire.

Voices In Your Head – Bang My Head (opb. David Guetta feat. Sia & Fetty Wap): Perhaps one of my favourite ICCA 2015 arrangements. VIYH placed 2nd in ICCAs too!


Favourite photo:

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Do you have that one book that literally fucks up your entire reading schedule? #Scythe is that book for me. / / Question: how much do you fancy “competition” driven storylines? / / “In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices… …only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice.” / / I was not expecting to receive this book so soon. Thank you to the Book Gods from above who answered my request in such a prompt manner. I have yet to read a Schusterman novel but Scythe sounds hella good and I’ll be interested to see how I jive with his writing style. I do typically enjoy competition-driven narratives as they tend to have great pacing which makes them effortless reads, so I'm secretly hoping this up more than I should. / / Also included are #SoulEater bookmarks obtained from Anime North a few years back because (1) I loved the manga/anime, (2) that’s what I actually thought of first when I saw the cover (well, also #RWBY), and (3) I want my own scythe wtf. / / / /

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4 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2016”

  1. I only just watched Capt America: Civil War this month too! I actually liked it a lot, even though the superhero movies are starting to lose their appeal to me. I don’t know which team I’d be in either. I thought I’d be on Captain America’s side because #FREEDOM (or whatever), but found myself empathizing more with Iron Man’s side. The beginning of the movie and his interaction with the woman in the corridor was so powerful (and unexpected to me).


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