My Month in Reading: September 2017

A little bit late with this entry this month, but September was a hugely productive month as far as reading went! I honestly have too many favourites to just pick three.

Finishing the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology was the perfect way to kick off a month of great literature, including some stellar fiction and non-fiction picks. I also found some new all-time favourites in September, which is always unbelievably exciting!

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My Month in Reading: August 2017

Not sure if this is a new series on my blog or if I’m just going to do it whenever I fancy, but by the grace of all that’s good, I managed to read significantly more in the last month than I have in the last seven years of my life. Uni and just general laziness have kept me from enjoying books for a long time — so much so, I honestly thought that a love of reading had been completely snuffed out. Thankfully, that was a massive oversight.

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Top 10 Films Starring Gael García Bernal

I spent a lot of November and December 2016 getting into Gael García Bernal’s filmography. What started as a random choice to watch A Little Bit of Heaven (2011) began a quest to finish as much of his work as I could. It didn’t help that Amazon had such a good deal on his films at the time, and it was fairly easy to acquire even the most bizarre ones.

So over those two months, I watched thirty films starring García Bernal. He has now become my most-watched actor of all time, clocking in at thirty-four films total. And I’ve never felt better about myself as a movie lover because he is very, very talented. None of his performances have left me wishing he’d done something else. That’s not to say that all of his films are gems. I’ve found that many of them are only okay at best, and some are outright terrible, despite the fact that he’s either worked with a director I admire or his own acting isn’t the thing to blame (it is oftentimes the best part of those bad movies).

I’ve decided then to compile a list of my favourites. Some of it is probably expected, yet others feel vastly underrated. Also, I just want to point out that I haven’t seen Neruda (2016) yet, but I’m expecting that the moment I do, one of these films will probably be bumped off the list.

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