Recent Netflix and a Read
Well, hello September! It’s so nice to see you again. I knew August would fly by, it always does! And August usually tends to be a memorable month, aside from the fact that I turned a year older! This month brought some news which I am still grappling with. I am currently trying to digest it and see what it means for me. So for that reason, if I slack off a bit on blogging, please don’t completely leave me!! I also fully intend to get my birthday weekend in Penang up shortly as I’m also getting slack from my friends on that!
Anywho… To be honest with you, I didn’t read as much as I would have liked, nor did I watch too much on Netflix. I had downloaded two books on my Kindle and I read one of them.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This book comes with high literary praises and was one of those books I had added to my reading list when I was last at a bookstore. I love me a good suspense and who doesn’t love a tale of a damaged rich girl? It’s the story of a group of friends who come from a wealthy family and summer each year on their private island off of Martha’s Vineyard or environs. Something happens, but what? You know that something happens because the back of the book will say so, but you don’t get the full grasp of what happens until much later in the book. The book is well written, although it didn’t grab me 100%; I was quite happy to put it down and I did, only to come back to it a week later. The last 1/3 of the book is when it got really interesting for me and I must admit, I definitely did not see that coming… I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t love it. Should you read it? Sure, why not? Let me know what you think.
While I may have only managed to read one book, I managed to watch a couple of movies off of Netflix.
Have you seen this? It’s a cute romantic drama mainly set in Ireland. It’s your standard formula of girl meets boy, but the girl is on a mission to try and surprise her boyfriend to propose to him on Leap Year as he happens to be in Ireland for business. Well, her trip to Dublin doesn’t go as planned and she ends on a misdventure with the new boy. It was a cute movie, definitely won’t be winning any awards, but hey! I enjoyed it!
4 Minute Mile
A feel good movie, if you will. As the tagline suggests, “The hardest race is against yourself”. We look into the life of a boy who comes from the wrong side of the tracks but with a natural talent for running. Will he be able to overcome his personal obstacles and struggles to make it to the top? It’s a good story, very watchable and I was engaged a lot more than normal – meaning I wasn’t playing Candy Crush throughout…! Was it a great movie? No, but it was good. And it was nice to watch something different other than a romantic drama/comedy. Not that I have anything against those kind of movies!
Any book or Netflix suggestions? Actually, I am more in the hunt for new books to read, I have a 27 hour plane journey looming in my future…. Joy!