I opted out of plane or vehicle travel for the chance to utilize my favourite method of travel: the train!
(photos from my Instagram)
So at the moment, I'm just trying to take it one day at a time and trying not to worry too much about what's ahead. I can only do my best, give 100%, and that will just have to be good enough. I'm sad that this may mean less time for blogging and reading :(
Otherwise, I've been trying to make the most out of my new life in Ontario. My first impressions of Ontario are:
1. It's really humid. And wet heat is so much worse than dry heat!
2. Everything is more expensive here. I've never had to pay provincial tax before!
3. There are loads of pretty, clean lakes. That's Shield Country for you!
4. There is a much greater diversity of life here. I'm loving exploring all this new flora and fauna!
5. The squirrels are MONSTROUS. Like, more than twice the size of the ones in Alberta!
6. They drink milk out of plastic bags instead of cartons here. It's super weird O_O
In one month's time I have lived in five different locations, and thus have had to move four times. I am le tired. But finally, FINALLY, I have reached my destination.
I didn't get much time to enjoy TV or movies this month, but I did see one highly anticipated movie:
12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is way harsh (that would rank it close to The Host and that movie was much worse in my opinion). I definitely had some issues with it though... namely Bach being a Shadowhunter and Valentine sporting dirty rat-tail dreadlocks for no apparent reason. What did you think of the movie?
Blog Posts in August:
My Life in July: Moving, Goodbyes, and Acting the Tourist
Two Major Life Changes... And What It Means For The Blog
New Blog Design!
Stacking The Shelves: Three Months In The Making
Waiting On Wednesday: Random House Fall 2013 Catalog
Muggle Monday: The Last of the Newly Redesigned Harry Potter Covers!
Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling - 5 Stars
Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick - 4 Stars
Review: The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke - 3.5 Stars
Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - 3 Stars
Best Book Read in August:This was a reread, but I think I somehow liked it even better the second time! I think it was because I had an easier time following the politics this time around. But ohhh, how I love Ismae and Duval!! I'm still bummed that Dark Triumph doesn't continue their story, but rereading Grave Mercy has made me realize that Sybella's story will be very interesting indeed! Hopefully I can read Dark Triumph soon...