Monthly Rundown #002: AUGUST2014
HBT’s Monthly Rundown – where I share things that made me grin ear to ear and some tidbits on what happened on the Blog this month. This AUGUST Monthly Rundown includes:
- what I’ve read in the month of AUGUST
- movie recommendation of the month!
- aaaaand.. “What’s up, Paula?!” some uninteresting happenings in my life and maybe a selfie!
- I actually have 2 more to add but I decided to just do it next month. I’m so lazy.
Hey hey hey! I know, I AM SUPER LATE. I’m sorry. I’m trying to be better at this blogging stuff. You’re probably not interested but I was sick the whole last week of August. Thank God for scheduled posts because I’m sure my blog will be full of flies by now if it weren’t for it. Also, thanks to YOU. I know I’m behind commenting back and checking out new blogs but as I said, I’m trying to be better! Being sick is not fun! Okay maybe a little because… I’ve read 25 books because of it. Okay so maybe some are DNF-ed. But still! 25?!
LOL. Here are the books I’ve read this month plus link to my reviews! You might be interested in heckling me or something.
The Promise Of Amazing – DNF (review)
Edge Of Falling (Falling #2) – DNF (review)
Undeclared (Woodlands #1) – 2.5 ★
Time After Time – 5 ★
I’ve also joined some book tours this month! Okay, a lot! This whole month of September I got 16 blog tours happening! Plus 1 Bookish event. I know, I HAVE LOST CONTROL.
But it’s going to be fun, I assure you that! I’m having a GIVEAWAY this month too. I’ll be giving away a… I don’t know, probably one of my 30 iPhones lying around in the house. I JUST HAVE SO MANY YOU KNOW. Anywaaaay. I’m excited for my movie recommendation of this month because I’m still totally inlove with this film. I don’t know if you guys have heard of this movie already but here’s some clues for you.
- It’a 2012 film
- Paul Dano (I so love him in this film) and Zoe Kazan are starring in it.
- It’s about a novelist (this is why I watched it actually)
- Know what it is yet?
- Okay. It’s..
“She’s out of his mind”
Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Zoe Kazan. It stars Paul Dano as an anxious novelist whose fictional character, Ruby Sparks, played by Kazan, comes to life. (source)
Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood) as Calvin Weir- Fields
Zoe Kazan (The Pretty One, What If) as Ruby Tiffany Sparks
Chris Messina (Argo, The Law & Order) as Harry
WHY THIS MOVIE:
My first movie rec had to be reserved for a quite new personal favorite- even though some may disagree with my passion for this film. Ruby Sparks proves that a movie does not need an extravagant budget to be a work of art. While being described as “the best Woody Allen movie Woody Allen never made”, Ruby Sparks was actually the first film written and produced by Zoe Kazan, who also interpreted the main character, Ruby. It was directed by the wickedly talented couple, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who directed Little Miss Sunshine. This fantastic magical love story feels so real it does not need an explanation. However, Ruby Sparks is not the typical romantic comedy. While it does show the passion and the excitement of being in love, the film emphasizes the heartbreak and reality of a relationship turning sour. The movie is beautifully thought-provoking. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create an ideal partner? Well, Ruby Sparks will make you think about what it would feel like to be someone’s idea of an ideal partner.
Some quotes and photos from the movie:
“Any writer can attest: in the luckiest, happiest state the words are not coming from you, but through you.”
“She came to me wholly herself, I was just lucky enough to be there to catch her.”
Just watch it. No more questions. Just. Watch. It. And pleaseee, tell me if you did, I wanna know what you think! 🙂
So. this is the most boring part. It’s just an update about yours trulyyyy. Well, I’M STILL ALIVE. That is all you need to know. And that I am doing nothing but read and work (yes I am responsible) and make mixtapes! As you know (or not) I launched BOOKtunes last month. You can read and listen here. Now, it’s not possible for me to read a book and not find a music for it. It’s like a curse.. a beautiful curse =) Also, I got a new haircut!!! And I regret it. Ahh, what is new with that. Well, that’s it. Told you it’s boring but thanks anyway if you’ve read it. You’re awesome! <3