Jul 1, 2012

June recap

June was a pretty good month for me- I am pretty satisfied with what I saw, plus I got to witness two great live music events and I read more than usual, but I won't divulge the titles, as they are pretty embarrassing (let's just say that they helped me develop my English level, OK? they were bad, but useful in some way). On the academic side (I have to write a dissertation by the end of August) the situation is absolutely horrific, as I tend to be the world best procrastinator, but I hope and actually, I have to work ten times harder in July for it, so pray for me and my general laziness :) Did I tell you last month that I was looking for a job? Well, I got one :) it's an unpaid internships, but still, it's experience and I am learning things...I mean, I hope so, anyway!

Anyway, here's the list for June

Lolita [1997]
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging [2008]
Guess who's coming to dinner [1967]
Friends with Kids [2012]
Schindler's list [1993]
Chinatown [1974]
The Hours [2002]
Frankenstein [2011] *
Rock of Ages [2012]
When Harry met Sally [1989]
Love sick aka Legaturi Bolnavicioase [2006]

*Frankenstein is a 2011 National Theater Live production, a play directed by Danny Boyle who was broadcast ed live in numerous cinemas across UK. Because of its success, this summer they decided to have some encore screenings in cinemas all around the country

Books: 5 (I will just mention "The Fault in our stars" by John Green, just because it was a good book and I love the author's style and the voice it gives to the characters)

- The Maccabees at Alexandra Palace, London- one of the best gigs of my life (and yes, I know I might be biased because I love them so much). Surrounded by teenagers in the third row, when the band came on stage I was pushed into a mosh pit at the beginning of the show (half of time I was screaming and dancing with the others, the other half I was trying to breathe and get out of there), but I escaped the death zone after a couple of songs and managed to thoroughly enjoy the rest of the show, which was amazing! Give them a listen, if you haven't already!
- BBC Hackney Weekend- I was there on Saturday and saw a lot of amazing artists, like Emeli Sande, Deadmau5, The Maccabees, The Vaccines, Kasabian, Jack White and Jay Z. Fantastic day!

That's all for June! I am hoping for a more academic-oriented July and more trips to the cinema, as there are some great films coming up this month!

What do you hope to do in July?


  1. Congrats on your job! I'm sure you'll do great with your dissertation. Wow, 5 books? I do not read those many in 6 months let alone 1 :)

    In July I hope to see some movies because recently I was only watching The Wire and True Blood and I feel weird.

    1. Thanks! I really want to see the Wire,too! It's interesting, because usually I watch a lot of TV, but lately I've seen probably 10 episodes in like 3 months! I must get back on it!

  2. So interested to see Frankenstein but "all around the country" doesn't include where I live. Unfortunately, I've not been encouraged about the prospects of a DVD release.

    1. That's too bad, maybe they will release the DVD, make it even a double disc one with both versions, that would be amazing!

  3. I ADORE the Fault in Our Stars! John Green is a wonderful author. I hope the film adaptation does it justice. You saw some amazing films in June - Chinatown, Schindler's List and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? are some of my favourites :)
    I will be cheering for your academic success both here and on the 'ol twitface. Rock it!!

    1. There's going to be a movie adaptation of Fault in our stars? really? Thanks for the encouragement! You have a great month, too!

  4. Oh you saw one of Nora Ephron movies, too. I also rewatched Sleepless in Seattle, she made such great rom-coms. I'm hoping for more trips to the cinema this month too, Diana. Nice recap!

    1. Sleepless in Seattle is great, I saw it a lot of times when I was younger! I gope you get to go more to the cinema- have a great month Ruth, thanks for dropping by!

  5. Wow all this talk of embarrassing books has me very curious! Good luck with the internship and dissertation.

    1. :) Thanks and you have a good month, too!