Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Goodbye August

Another month has ended! We are flying through this year and it’s hard to believe that this time last year I was in my last semester of undergrad. Time seems to keep going faster and faster. But I’ve always wanted to do monthly review posts and decided that I might as well start today.

Reading //
This month was a Harry Potter Binge month. I’m not really reading them in order because I’m reading them in order of my favorite book. Harry Potter is a comfort series for me like it is for many people. I had quite a bit of anxiety this month and wanted books that were familiar and decently happy and preferably not set in the world we live in. So I read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I got halfway through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in July. I may or may not finish the series throughout the rest of the year, but the last 2 books are so much darker and I don't really want to read darkness in my least not knowingly.
Aside from Harry Potter, I read Saturn Run by John Sandford. Keep an eye out for a review on it, I loved it! I also read Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon, book 4 in the Chronicles of Nick series. Which I also loved as this is one of my favorite series – I might do a review on this one as well but my thoughts on it are basically the same as my other reviews on books from this series which you can read here and here. Finally, I read Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, the last book in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy. You can read my review on that here.

Watching //
On my own, I watched season one of Gilmore Girls. I’ve previously watch up to season 4 but decided to start over since the last time I watched it was August of last year. But I love this series. The relationship between Rory and Lorelai is great and similar to the relationship I have with my mom. Stars Hollow and its residents just makes me want to move to a small town.

Mark and I are watching The Flash and Grimm and love them both, but we started Vikings on a recommendation and binge-watched season 1 in a day and are almost done with season 2. But we had to take a break because I needed a break from the gore and violence. I do enjoy the show though.

As for movies, we watch Despicable Me 3 for the second time, but this time in a 4Dx theater. I don’t think the 4D added to the movie like it did Spiderman (a movie we watched in 4D in July). But it was still fun, especially because Mark fell asleep halfway through and somehow stayed asleep despite the seats moving. It was entertaining though because his head was flopping around with the seat. Anyway, that’s the only movie we saw in the theater this month. The on-post theater wasn’t playing anything we were interested in and the local theaters weren’t either.

Doing //
We only had two weeks of time we could go do anything because Mark worked every day for the last two weeks. We managed to pack in quite a bit of stuff during the few days he had off. It's starting to cool off so we went on a very long bike ride along the Han River and while fun, I thought I would die on our way back because it was a 26-mile round trip. On the next weekend, which was a four day for him, we went on a River cruise and it was a blast, though we wished it was longer and we plan to do the dinner cruise soon so we can enjoy and hour and a half long cruise. After the cruise, we walked around Yeuido Hangang Park for a bit afterward where we got great drinks from a bongo truck and watched someone play guitar. Then we went to a global food festival where we had amazing Cuban sandwiches and a Cuban sausage from a little food truck - which is a little sad because I have no idea how to find that food truck again and the food was so amazing.
So those were the highlights of the month of August. Hopefully, September will bring great memories, especially after Mark gets home from what is essentially a short TDY, and we can go out and explore some more :).

What were the highlights of your month?

See you next week :)
Kylie <3


  1. I literally laughed out loud when I read the part about Mark sleeping through Despicable Me 3! I can just
    picture it! �� I recently finished watching Gilmore Girls but then missed the characters so much that I am now rewatching it from season one again. I really liked your post! I think that I am going to have to start writing month in review posts soon. ��

    1. It was hilarious! When I told him about it afterward we could barely walk through the mall because we were laughing so hard lol. And you should! It was a lot of fun!

  2. August came and went so quickly but it was filled with fun. Exploring Lithuania and Latvia was the highlight of August. Seems like you guys had a fun in August. I think Mark must be really really tired to have slept in the middle of such an interesting and funny film.

  3. Sounds you had so much fun enjoyed your August. Biking is also my favorite thing to do, but on August here in Germany is not really much sunshine, so I did on a month before.


  4. Sounds like you had a great month! My highlight must've been the surgery I had on August, it was so relieving to leave all the pain behind.

  5. Looks like such a fun month you've had! And how on earth have you fitted reading that many books into a month! I can barely manage that many in a year...! Crazy!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

  6. How did you read so many books in one month AND watch a whole season of Gilmore Girls? Sounds like a perfect month to me! Wish i wasn't such a slow reader :)

  7. I need to be productive and read more, you are amazing, so many books in one month sounds great xo

  8. Looks like tou had an amazing month.


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