Friday, 1 September 2017

August Favourites

Oh no, I turned 28! Send help!


Reading


*Thank you to the publishers & Netgalley who allowed me access to this book for the purposes of a review!*

Making Sense of the Alt-Right by George Hawley (release September 19 2017)
This book is essentially a short analysis of the alt right, from where it started to where it is now, the part the movement playing in the 2016 election of Donald Trump, and it's key players, such as Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopoulos.
I have some background knowledge of the alt-right, and though this book was somewhat academic in the way it was written, I found it accessible enough that I understood it and came out of it with a greater knowledge of the movement. I also found it had me toying with some of my beliefs, such as whether you could confidently place Donald Trump as a member of the alt right himself. Though the author and I disagree, I found his reasoning fairly persuasive and it has changed my mind on a few things.

Watching


I am SO into this right now! I'm on season 3 and I am just binge watching like crazy. It has funny moments, it has sad moments, it has crazy shoot outs. It has dishy cops. What more could you ask for? Plus, one of my favourite bloggers lives in Chicago so it's pretty cool to see shots of the city! Weird TV link alert: the husky voiced lady from One Tree Hill is an amazing bad ass cop in this.

Listening


I came across the most beautiful song, Saturn by Sleeping At Last. At the beginning it's instrumental, then the loveliest, most heartbreaking and beautiful lyrics come on. Honestly, listen to this song, you won't regret it.


Box of the Month


I think we all knew my Box of the Month was going to be the Artemis & Xena Unicorn Summer Edition Box, didn't we? SO MANY UNICORNS! If you want to see my review, the link is here. Unbelievably the box is still in stock in their shop, so go now to pick yours up!

I'd love to hear how your August went? Let me know in the comments!
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2 comments

  1. Oh my goodness that unicorn box! I would love to go and listen to that song but after a having a baby and still being hormonal all instrumental music makes me cry!

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  2. Ah, some great recommendations there, will check with daughter whether she's found that cop show.

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