Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately:
Books, Books, Books
I have been reading excessively this month, probably an effort to ignore the Atlanta heat that doesn’t seem to want to leave. I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I read after watching the Netflix movie adaptation. It was sweet and fun, definitely recommend as a vacation read. I just started Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik and I have been devouring it. I read her book Uprooted last year and I am very curious to see where this Rumpelstiltskin retelling will take me. I’ve also been reading a lot of classics on my “to-read” shelf, currently making my way through James Joyce’s Ulysses.
I discussed my Dragon Con experience in my last “This Week in Liz” post, which I attended over Labor Day weekend. This is my favorite nerd convention, always promising a memorable experience.
Charleston, South Carolina is one of the best southern states for nostalgia-heads like me. I took a short trip the historic city last week for my boyfriend’s birthday. We had a great time at the beach and strolling down the idyllic streets with their old homes.
I wouldn’t classify myself as a gamer, but there are certain titles I love and bring me nostalgia. In preparation for the third installment of the Kingdom Hearts games, I’ve been replaying the first of the Kingdom Hearts series on PS4. We recently got a Nintendo Switch in our house and have been playing Super Mario Odyssey. I’m hoping to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soon.
While autumn technically began over a week ago, Atlanta has not received the memo. Temperatures have only just dipped to the low 80s, despite every fiber of my being willing the heat to subside and the cool, crisp fall air to greet me. Still, I’m in full fall-mode, becoming one of those people who sets up Halloween decorations in September. If you’re in fall-mode too, check my recent list of Five Classic Reads for Fall.