Obsessively Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and Other Such Things

Okay, Teen Girl Moment: I am absolutely in love with the new Spider-Man movie. And Andrew Garfield. And Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in the new Spider-Man movie.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link to the Fandango page. Go buy your tickets.


In other news, my power was out from the fifth through the seventh — we just got it back yesterday evening — so I’m currently in love with all things air conditioning and washing machines and electric lights, and let me just say: While it was nice getting a break from the pressures of the internet for a couple of days, it was not nice taking a break from doing makeup in well-lit areas. I just spent the past three days looking like a clown, and it was awful. Flashlights just DO NOT cut it.

On the upside, I had a lot of free time during the power outage (due to the lack of internet), so I spent a lot of time reading in the basement — I got through Incarercon by Catherine Fisher, which is good but not quite my cup of tea, and Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz, which is the last book in his YA spy series Alex Rider. And it was definitely enjoyable (although *spoilers* I totally didn’t believe it when Horowitz killed off Jack, because I figured it was going to end up being some elaborate trick, due to the fact that nobody important has ever died in that series before, but then it wasn’t, and I was just like, “NO. WAY. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE DID THAT!” *end spoilers*).

Aaand yeah. I also recently saw the movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which was wonderful and beautiful and really well done, to the point that I was thoroughly disturbed by it and have been recommending to everybody I talk to that they shouldn’t go to see it, because I’m still sort of freaked out by it. It was just so realistic for an apocalypse movie! Usually they’re awful, but this one was good, AND THEN EVERYBODY DIED!!! (Oh, come on. That is not a spoiler.) I’ve been spending all my time since seeing that wondering how I would react if I heard the world was going to end, and it’s just scary to think about that kind of stuff.

But anyway, I’m glad the power’s back on again, and tired from all the reading and movie watching (believe it or not, that actually can get pretty exhausting), and I think I’m ready to jump back into things this week, with four days of play rehearsals and lots of prepping for the event I’m hosting at the end of the month. (Go WIC’ers!)

Has anybody seen any good movies or read any good books lately that they’d like to recommend? It’s the middle of the summer now, which means that, as usual, I’m running out of reading/viewing material.


7 thoughts on “Obsessively Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and Other Such Things

  1. I love Andrew Garfield so much it is not even funny. Did you know he was on Broadway this season? He was in Peter and the Star Catcher and I THINK he played Peter but I could be wrong.


  2. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World was such a good movie, but really hits you at the end. It really stays with you after too. Leaves you thinking and contemplating what you would do in that situation.



    Okay, as for books: I just finished rereading The Mysterious Benedict Society and that book is so cute and such a fun read, so have fun. I also just picked up a book for a friend of mine that’s a middle grade by Lauren Oliver called Liesl and Po and it looks really cute. 🙂 Also, Entwined by Heather Dixon, The Book Thief (though you’ve probably already read that), Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo (I probably misspelled that) aaaaand… Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I think – a friend of mine just recommended it to me, said it was good.


    • I’ve seen it twice. 😉

      I’ve always wanted to read “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” but I keep forgetting about it — good tip! 🙂 I’ll check out the others, too! (And, believe it or not, I actually haven’t read “The Book Thief” yet — I own it, and I’ve attempted reading it like three times now, but I just can’t connect with it well.)


    • AHHHHHHH! Mysterious Benedict Society is one of my FAVORITE series. JULIA! You must read it. I’ll bring my copy to WIC and you can Fed-Ex it to me when you’re done if that’s what it takes.


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