Lately, I've been feeling the need to play tourist in the city I grew up in. There are so many things about Edmonton that I am going to miss! So I took the opportunity this month to eat out at some new restaurants that I've been meaning to try and to visit my favourite sights and attractions around my city.
(photos from my Instagram)
|Fort Edmonton - where the rich people lived in my city in 1846 when it was used as a fur trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company|
|Also at Fort Edmonton - a drug store from 1905. Looks more like an apothecary shop in Diagon Alley!|
|Legislature grounds and pool|
|Wading in the Legislature pool on a hot day!|
Almost just as sad: I had to pack away almost all my books into boxes where they will stay in my parents' garage for possibly YEARS! This fact is so, so sad to me.
|My prettehs in a box in the garage|
TV in July was ALL about Downton Abbey for me:
I only saw one movie this month, but it was a good one:
Alex's review sums it up best, but basically, Pacific Rim was a lot of fun. Initially, I wasn't sure what to think of the supreme cheesiness of it. But then I came to realize, as Alex pointed out to me, that the entire thing was basically meant to be like live-action anime. And in that context, the over-the-top cartoonish characters, the cheesy dialogue, the maudlin flashback scenes, etc., all make sense and work. Plus, it's Guillermo del Toro we're talking about here, so the visuals were of course fantastic.
Blog posts in July:
My Life in June: Pride, Loneliness, and Creepy Monkeys
Muggle Monday: Newly Redesigned Harry Potter Covers
Muggle Monday: J.K. Rowling Is Sneaky And Has A New Book
Waiting On Wednesday: HarperCollins Fall 2013 Catalog
Waiting On Wednesday: Penguin Fall 2013 Catalog
Top Ten Topics That Make Me NOT Want To Pick Up A Book
Review: Siege & Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo - 4.5 Stars
Review: Vortex (Insignia #2) by S.J. Kincaid - 4 Stars
Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness - 5 Stars
Review: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - 3.5 Stars
Best Book Read in July: