Okay, so I’m trying something new here which could potentially become a monthly thing, depending on what you guys think of it. I’m not going to take full credit for the idea: I got it from watching DailyGrace’s Sexist on YouTube, but I thought I’d put a twist on it by making my own nerd version of stuff that I’ve enjoyed this month, and handing out (metaphorical) prizes for… well… nerdy stuff.
So without further ado, here is Amy Bouwer’s Nerd List for the month of July!
(This is the part where you clap and scream with enthusiasm… No? Okay.)
Book of the month:
I’m going to go all mainstream here (I’m sorry!) and say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Partly because it was one of the only four books that I finished this month, and partly because it really was amazing.
Read my review for Pride and Prejudice here.
Read my review for Pride and Prejudice here.
Book Quote of the month:
"If there were such a thing as terminal literalism, you'd have died in childhood."
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Book Boy of the month:Sooo… As I said before, I’ve only read like four books this month, so there were not a lot of boys to choose from. After a lot (A LOT) of thought, and careful consultation with friends, it has been decided that the Book Boy of the Month Award goes to…
Marcus, the bad boy from Vixen by Jillian Larkin.
Yes, I did choose him because he was a bad boy turned good. Yes, I picked him over Romeo Montague from Romeo Redeemed because Marcus did not pretend to love somebody for supernatural purposes. And yes, I did not pick Mr. Darcy because Marcus did not spend half of Vixen insulting a girl and then proposing to her.
And I’m a total 1900s fanatic. That, too, contributed to some effect.
Read my review of Vixen here.
Fangirl Moment of the month:
OBSIDIAN (by Jennifer L. Armentrout) IS BEING MADE INTO A MOVIE. MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE RELIES ON THIS BOOK (and The Hunger Games… and some other stuff like air) AND NOW IT’S BECOMING A MOVIE. WHAT?!?! YES. A MOVIE. ASDFGHJKL.
I only have one more comment on this topic: IF YOU DO NOT CAST DREW DOYON OR PEPE TOTH AS DAEMON, YOU ARE DEAD TO ME AS A DIRECTOR.
See the details here.
Read my review on Obsidian here.
Facepalm Moment of the month:
Just... Why? Why? Why?
Song of the month:
Listen to the official audio here.
Lyric of the month:
“Uh, uh. No way, hose. There ain’t no way I’m gonna be getting out of these pajamas here today. It’s much too cloudy and rainy and grey. Let’s play another day; it’s called a rain check. What do you say, okay?”
- La di da di da, Emblem3
Story of my life. ‘Nuff said.
Listen to the full song here.
Movie of the month:
The Great Gatsby
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Okay, so I know it was released a while ago, but I literally have hardly watched any movies this month (or since May... wow, I need to catch up), and all of the ones I did watch sucked. And The Great Gatsby was amazing. Please just do yourself a favor and go check it out or buy the DVD.
Tweet of the month:
This just sums up life so perfectly. I’m just gonna leave it at that.
YouTube video of the month:
After Ever After – DISNEY Parody by PAINT
Okay, don’t get me wrong; I love Disney with all my heart and soul (who doesn’t?) but this dude is freaking amazing. And his song left me in fits of laughter and crying at the same time because… you’ll get it after you watch the video.
Noteworthy stuff (that you should go check out if you know what’s good – or not good – for you)
Emblem3 is my new music obsession. Well, not so new. I've been hooked since their first audition on The X Factor USA. And the term “obsession” should be used… loosely. Okay, so maybe it’s sort of reached full-blown obsession by now, and started bordering on stalker-ish behavior when I woke up at 6 a.m. yesterday morning to download their new album, Nothing To Lose, as soon as it was released on iTunes… and have been listening to it pretty much ever since...
I just finished watching The Notebook yesterday (don’t judge me – I know, I should have watched it earlier, but I just hadn’t okay?) and… I’m not gonna lie. It made me cry. But only at the end.
So if you’re a total loser like I was at the beginning of this week, go watch it because it’s just one of those things you just have to watch if you’re a teenage girl. And if you’re not a teenage girl… Go watch it anyway.
Thanks for reading my Nerd List for the month of July!
Please let me know what you thought of my Nerd List; whether you agreed/disagreed with the things I liked, what you would have chosen as the winner for each category, and what you think I should check out for next month.
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