my thoughts on Burning | thoughts on TV

burningBurning (2018)
Director: Lee Chang-dong
Country: South Korea
Rating: ★★★★.₅ – loved it

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby…


my thoughts on - review black (1)

I had never heard of Burning before watching a few ‘most underrated movies of 2018’ or ‘best movies of 2018’ videos. After seeing all these people talk about this movie in such an enthusiastic manner, I know I had to watch it as well. A little bit of research taught me that Burning would play twice in a cinema in Brussels, so I went with one of my wonderful friends.

I honestly don’t know how to describe my feelings on this movie. I definitely loved it, and spent ages after watching it thinking about the story and characters. However, I was left with so many questions too! Usually that would leave me pretty annoyed, as I’m not a huge fan of open endings. With Burning, I didn’t mind not having all the answers – or any, to be honest. It had me and my cousin spouting theories at each other for hours afterwards.

If it wasn’t obvious already, I highly recommend watching this movie. Let’s talk about the reasons why.

⭐️ the cinematography is absolutely mind-blowing. This movie is nothing short of stunning, and that alone makes it worth watching. The way they play with colors just leaves me speechless.

⭐️ a character-driven story that will slowly draw you in. Lately, a lot of the movies I’ve been watching have either been action movies or straight-up romances. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with those, but it does make Burning stand out more. This is a movie that develops slowly, and captivates the viewer in an entirely different manner.

⭐️ incredibly atmospheric. I feel like the atmosphere of this movie helps you become more attached to the characters, as well as get drawn into the story itself. I’m not sure how else to describe the atmosphere this movie created. It’s been months since I watched this, and I can still remember how I felt sitting in that movie theater seat.

⭐️ manages to make the viewer feel certain emotions by manipulating them subtly. The director (as well as the actors) truly mastered the art of manipulating the viewers feelings without it being too obvious. There are no jump scares or typically scary things in Burning, but the majority of the time you will feel unsettled and off. It prods at your intuitive sense of knowing when a situation is dangerous.

⭐️ the fantastic performance of the actors. As this is a character-fueled story – which I have mentioned at least 3 times now – it is very dependent on the quality of acting. I’m happy to say that their performance was stellar here. Steven Yeun especially stood out to me, but maybe that’s because I was already familiar with him. Nonetheless, this might be my favorite performance of his I’ve seen so far.

I don’t want to give anything else away, because this is a story you truly have to go in knowing as little as possible. All I can do is to urge you to watch this movie, even if it doesn’t sound like one you’d like. I promise you the experience will be worth it.

book-to-movie adaptations I would recommend | #toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic of the week is ‘page to screen freebie’ which means we can choose any topic related to adaptations. I chose to talk about 10 movie adaptations of books I’ve read that I actually enjoyed. I found this quite difficult because there are a lot of movie adaptations I haven’t watched, books I haven’t read of movies that I have watched, or just adaptations I didn’t like. Looking at you, Eragon. However, I managed to come up with 10 I really liked. Let’s get into it!

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Annihilation is by far one of the weirdest movies I have seen in a while. While I liked the book, I have to admit I enjoyed watching the movie more. I’d highly recommend seeing it, if you haven’t already! Prepare to feel like you’re hallucinating for the last 15 minutes though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The Martian by Andy Weir
Listen, I loved reading The Martian. It’s a science fiction survival story with a good dose of humor – a combination that’s quite difficult to nail. I was terrified that the movie wouldn’t be able to reach the same level of enjoyment for me, but I shouldn’t have worried. While it wasn’t as great as the book, it was a fantastic adaptation.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I don’t think I could ever make a list of favorite movie adaptations without putting The Lord of the Rings on it. These remain some of my all-time favorite movies, and I regularly rewatch them.

Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I haven’t watched the Narnia movies nearly as much as I have The Lord of the Rings, but they are still solid movies I’d recommend. Well, I don’t think I necessarily have to recommend these, because surely the majority of you have already seen them. This is a case in which I watched the movie before reading the book, and would highly recommend watching the movies instead. Not that the books are bad! The movie is just great.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians was one of my most anticipated book-to-movie adaptations in a long time. I listened to the audiobook while traveling, and absolutely loved it. Combined with the fact that it was the first Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in decades, I was excited. I went to watch the movie in theaters with my friend, and we both adored it. I had read the book, she hadn’t. She did borrow my copy of the book afterwards though, since she wanted more time with the characters. Would highly recommend!

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
I honestly didn’t think I would love this movie. I never watched this movie growing up, or read the book, for that matter. I ended up reading the book a little while ago, and watching the adaptation immediately afterwards. They’re quite different but I loved both story lines.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I think this is a given, no? I watched the movie adaptation of Jenny Han’s series immediately after its release on Netflix, and thought it was so adorable. I’ve only read the first book in the series, and I don’t think I’ll continue. I will, however, continue to watch the movies as they come out.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I think The Hunger Games is another series that’s always on best book-to-movie adaptations, and I agree with that choice. I haven’t actually watched the Mockingjay movies, but the first two were incredible. Especially Catching Fire.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I mentioned Love, Simon in my 2018 ranked post – movie edition. I watched it last year in May, and fell in love with it. It’s absolutely adorable, and I found myself smiling like an idiot throughout the majority of the movie. If somehow you haven’t watched this one yet, please do. I promise you’ll feel happy afterwards.

Het Engelenhuis by Dirk Brack – movie is called ‘Bo’
For my last choice, I went with a Belgian book and movie. I read Het Engelenhuis (the Angel House) as a teenager, and watched the movie when it came out in 2010. This is the story of a young girl who grows up in a poor family, and decides to start earning some money by becoming an escort like one of her friends. It quickly spirals out of control and she ends up in prostitution – all while being controlled by her “boyfriend”. She goes to juvie, and that’s where a big part of the story takes place.

Have you watched any of these movies? Which adaptations do you love?

Movies I want to watch in 2019

Last week I made a list of 11 TV shows I want to prioritize this year, inspired by Destiny at Howling Libraries’ list. She also made a list of movies she wants to watch in 2019, and I decided to make one too. I love movies, but they are the form of media I tend to procrastinate most with. For some reason, whenever I do have some time I end up watching a TV show rather than a movie. There are so many classics and incredibly popular movies I haven’t watched yet… Please don’t judge me for not having seen these!

Black Panther
I’ll start with probably one of the most popular movies of 2018, Black Panther. No, I haven’t watched it yet. Yes, I’m SO far behind on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I promise I’ll watch this soon.

Get Out
Another incredibly popular one. I’m so sorry. I have no excuse either! I do want to watch this movie as soon as possible. Especially since Us will be released in March 2019, and I’d like to watch it in theaters.

The Lion King
I couldn’t make this list without including The Lion King. One of my favorite movies growing up being remade? Yes, please. The trailer looked absolutely epic, and I honestly can’t wait for July.

More Disney on this list! In May, the new ‘live action’ version of Aladdin will be released. I think Aladdin might have been my favorite animated movie as a child. I loved it even more than I did The Lion King. The only one that could compete with Aladdin was Anastasia. I’m so excited to watch this in May!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
I absolutely loved the book this movie is based on, and I’ve been waiting for ages to watch this movie. Was it even possible to watch this movie? I feel like it was only played at film festivals… Anyway, I’ll be seeing whether there’s a DVD release and going from there. I will watch this movie, mark my words.

One that’s a little bit easier to access this time. Battle is a Norwegian dance movie that was recently released on Netflix. I was first interested in it because of Lisa Teige, who played Eva in Skam. But the trailer looked really wonderful, and I can’t wait to watch it.

The Hate U Give
I’ll finally be able to watch the movie adaptation of The Hate U Give! I believe the Belgian release date is stated to be January 23rd, and I’ll be there. One of my favorite books of 2018 on the big screen? I won’t say no to that.

A Quiet Place
I added this to the list quite late, because of a pattern I discovered when looking back at the movies I watched in 2018. Some of my favorite movies of last year were horror, which I never would have expected. So I’m including more horror this time! This one seems like an incredibly interesting one. Besides, I love Emily Blunt.

Another incredibly popular one I haven’t watched. Sigh. I don’t think I have to explain this one, right? A linguist trying to communicate with aliens? Amy Adams? Jeremy Renner? Sign me up.

A Belgian movie on this list, finally! I actually wanted to watch this in theaters when it came out in 2015 but I’m a procrastinator like that and never actually did it. This is the movie adaptation of Dirk Bracke’s novel called Black, which I have read.

ashes in the snow

Ashes in the Snow
I haven’t actually read Between Shades of Gray, the novel this is based on, but I do have it on my shelf at home. I really want to watch this WWII story focused on a young girl who’s been deported to Siberia with her family.

The Nightingale
There’s no news on this movie yet, but Letterboxd has marked this as a 2019 release. I sure hope it is. This is an adaptation of one of my all-time favorite novels, and I need to see it on the big screen. It follows two French sisters during WWII: one trying to survive and take care of her daughter, the other hell-bent on joining the rebellion.

Someone hold me accountable here. I am going to watch these movies. I AM! Have you watched any of these? Which movies do you want to watch in 2019?

2018 Ranked | movies I watched

I thought I’d create a series called ‘Ranked’ for the end of this year, as a mini wrap up of the movies and TV shows I watched this year. This post will feature all the movies I watched in 2018 (not just new releases), ranked from worst to best – in my opinion. I’ll start with my least favorite movie of the year, and work up to my favorite one. Don’t expect a huge post, I didn’t actually manage to watch that many movies this year…

DISCLAIMER: before I start getting any comments… I am not a movie critic. I rate the movies I watch based on how much I enjoyed them. Simply my opinion!

F.C. De Kampioenen: Kampioenen Forever – 1.5/5 stars
This was the only bad movie I watched in 2018… To be honest, the only reason I watched this is because my cousin and her kids had another free ticket and asked me to come along. F.C. De Kampioenen is a Flemish comedy TV show that has been on air for years (decades, probably). It’s not particularly great, although it is nostalgic at times. This was by far the worst I’ve ever seen of it which is why it got the last spot.

Deadpool 2 – 2.5/5 stars
I watched this one on the plane which was the perfect time for it. I adored the first Deadpool movie as it was exactly my type of humor and such a refreshing thing to watch in the world of superheroes. While I still loved those aspects of Deadpool, it wasn’t as refreshing the second time around. That’s why I gave it around a 2.5 stars. I still enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as the first movie.

Annihilation – 3.5/5 stars
To be honest, I really enjoyed watching this movie! The only reason it’s quite low on this list is because I watched a lot of great movies in 2018, and I kind of forgot I watched this last year. I had read the first book in the trilogy this is based on before the movie, and I think this is a great adaptation. If you haven’t seen this movie, please do! Be prepared to feel like you’re hallucinating for the last 15 minutes though.

The Greatest Showman – 3.5/5 stars
Another one I watched on the plane. I really enjoyed this movie, far more than I expected to. When I saw how much my friends loved this movie, I was kind of flabbergasted. It just didn’t seem like the type of movie I’d enjoy. I decided to give it a go while stuck on the plane, and was pleasantly surprised. I still listen to the music today.

A Star is Born – 4/5 stars
Finally, a movie I watched in theaters! What has become most apparent from making this list, is that I really need to watch a lot more movies and go to the theater more. I even have one 200m away from my apartment! I went to see this one with two friends, and really liked it. I didn’t love it as much as everyone else seemed to because I found the first 20 to 30 minutes really awkward, but overall it was a fantastic movie. Lady Gaga absolutely killed it.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – 4/5 stars
One of the long-awaited YA adaptations. It’s safe to say it did not disappoint. This is one of the most adorable and wholesome teenage romcoms I have watched in a long time, and one I will definitely watch again.

Raw – 4/5 stars
If any of my Twitter Lovelies are reading this they might be confused as to why this is so high on my list, as they witnessed my experiences watching this first-hand. Listen, do NOT watch this movie while eating. Take it from me. You’ll have to throw your food away. This is a horror movie focused on a vet student who starts craving raw meat. It’s absolutely horrifying to watch, yet the movie is completely brilliant. Genius, but disgusting.

Crazy Rich Asians – 4/5 stars
Yes, this is really high on my list because I absolutely ADORED that movie. Another one of the very few I watched in theaters. It was everything I wanted from an adaptation, and I can’t wait to watch the sequels. Someone give me some news on the movie sequel.

Love, Simon – 4.5/5 stars
Some people might wonder why on Earth this is one of my favorite movies of the year. Well, because I loved it. I walked out of that theater feeling so much lighter and happier. I was smiling for hours. I was a happy bunny for ages, thanks to this movie.

Train to Busan – 5/5 stars
I probably shouldn’t have watched Train to Busan a month before actually getting on a train to Busan… This is a South Korean zombie movie, and it is by far my favorite zombie-related media I have ever seen. If you’re a fan of horror or zombie stories, please watch this. You probably already have, but just in case you haven’t. It’s so good – this coming from someone who isn’t very fond of zombie stories.

Bird Box – 5/5 stars
I watched this movie quite recently as it was released on December 21st. I didn’t read the book this was based on, Bird Box, but I saw it appear on quite a few horror recommendations list during Halloween time. All I can speak for is the movie, and it was fantastic. It managed to make me feel tense and uncomfortable the entire time. Sandra Bullock provided us with an incredibly performance. This might be my favorite one of hers I’ve seen in a long time.

After making this list, I added a new goal for 2019 to my list: go to the theaters/cinema at least 10 times. I really need to watch more movies. There are so many on my to-watch list, and I never actually watch them. Embarrassing… I also seem to really like horror movies, which I never would’ve guessed, to be honest. Have you watched any of these? What were your favorite movies of the year?

Life wrap up | everything I watched, listened to, and did in September

It’s time for another ‘in the life of Jolien’ post today, as September comes to an end. Let’s talk about the movies and TV shows I watched, the music I listened to, and the things I did in the past month!

what i watched

Deadpool 2 – 3.5/5 stars
I watched Deadpool 2 on the plane to South Korea, as I had quite a long flight ahead of me. I was so excited to see this movie on their entertainment offerings list, because I had been waiting for ages to watch it. Somehow, I never ended up going to the theater to watch this, even though I loved the first Deadpool movie. I did really enjoy this, and it definitely made me laugh at times. But I didn’t love it as much as I did the first one.

The Dragon Prince – no rating yet, but definitely liking it so far
I saw everyone on Twitter talking about this new animated Netflix show, so I decided to give it a go myself. I’ve watched three episodes so far, and I’m really enjoying it! I feel like I can’t truly give a detailed opinion or rating yet, because I’ve watched so little of it. But I’m planning on continuing the series soon!

what i listened to

Chanyeol x Sehun – We Young
We have been waiting on an EXO comeback for a while now, so I was really happy to see Chanyeol and Sehun put out a song together! I adore this song, and I’ve listened to it so many times in the past month.

AOA – Bingle Bangle
Listen, I’m not usually into the cutesy concept so I wouldn’t have started listening to this song on my own. But it was playing on the TV during breakfast at the hostel I was staying at in Seoul and man, is this song catchy. I’m not kidding, it’ll get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Good luck with that!

what i did (3)

Quite a lot has happened in September! For example, I turned 24! That’s right, my birthday has come and gone once again. I am now almost a quarter of a century old. Yay!

On September 4th, I left for my solo trip to South Korea and Thailand. As I am typing this, I am in my hostel in Busan waiting for the rain to stop. So on the 4th, my dad drove me to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (about a 2,5h drive). I had to wait in the airport for a few hours, and then had my first flight (of 2,5 hours) to Helsinki. Another 2-hour wait later, I was on the plane to Korea, which took about 8 hours. All in all, it was a long day.

I spent 3 weeks in Seoul, and loved every second of it. Honestly, it’s such a great city! There’s so much to do and see, I could’ve stayed for years and not grown tired of it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have years. On September 27th, I took the train to Busan (fortunately without zombies), where I currently am. In a few days, I’ll move on to Jeju and Bangkok before going home.

It’s been a busy month, but I’ve had so much fun discovering Korea. I can’t believe so much time has passed already…

That was my month of September! How was yours?


Binge-worthy tv shows and movies | top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Queer Eye // I actually binge-watched this show myself, which doesn’t happen very often. But I watched all 2 seasons within a few days because I couldn’t stop myself. This show is so fantastic! I usually don’t like ‘reality tv’ because it’s so needlessly dramatic and negative, but Queer Eye actually has a very positive vibe.

Sense8 // One of my favorite shows, ever. If you haven’t watched this, go do so right now. It’s about a group of people around the world who are suddenly reborn as sensates, which means they can communicate with their mind. It’s not so much talking, as they can visit the other, lend their skills to the other, etc. They kind of share a mind, yet retain their own personalities at the same time. I LOVE THIS. Also, this series has: a trans woman playing a trans character, a Korean woman protraying a Korean character, Hispanic actors portraying Hispanic characters, an Indian woman portraying an Indian character, a German guy playing a German character, etc. THIS IS HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

Just Between Lovers (or: Rain or Shine) // This is one of my favorite K-dramas I’ve watched so far. It’s a very emotional and interesting story, especially because the main characters have been through so much pain in their lives. Also, Lee Junho is a beautiful, beautiful man.

Skam // Another one of my favorite series. This is a Norwegian tv show about teenagers living their life. Each season focuses on a different person within the group of friends. This show is definitely binge-watch material! Season 3 is my favorite, just saying.

Stranger Things // Another show I binge-watched too. I don’t think I need to explain my reasoning behind this choice because I’m fairly certain everyone has watched this already.

Mindhunter // This was a quite interesting show on serial killers and the start of the profiling unit within the FBI. I actually read the book this show is based on years and years ago, and remember being utterly fascinated by it. I think this is an incredible adaptation, and I wonder when the next season will be out.

The Lord of the Rings // Who is surprised? Absolutely no one. Yes, I know these movies are so incredibly long and that binge-watching them takes some serious commitment. I don’t care, you should still do it. In fact, I might dedicate a day in the coming weeks to binge-watching Lord of the Rings again. It’s been too long since I’ve seen the movies.

Harry Potter // Once again, no surprise and no explanation necessary. You just have to watch them, preferably immediately after each other.

iZombie // I really love this show! No spoilers though, because I haven’t caught up with the latest season yet. When I first started watching it, I watched one episode after the other. I think it may be my favorite zombie-related story so far! I actually saw Rahul Kohli and Rose McIver at London Film and Comic Con in July! 

Agent Carter // Guess who is still bitter about this show being cancelled? ME. This show is so good, you’ll want to watch it in one go. Yes, Peggy Carter. Yes.

Those are 10 shows and movies I think everyone should (binge-)watch.
Have you watched any of these? 

Do you have any recommendations for me?

May Wrap Up | Books, Music, Movies and TV Shows

what i read 80c8b0

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan // ★★★★ // I read this in a matter of hours. I think it’s the first novel I’ve read that is written in verse. And if it isn’t, the last one must have been so long ago I’ve completely forgotten about it. This was a really beautiful read, yet so rough at the same time. It’s about a boy whose brother is on death row. It forces you to think about death row, the death penalty, innocence and how to truly prove that someone is guilty. I’d highly recommend it. 

A Close and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers // ★★★★ // After reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet I knew I had to read the sequel immediately. I was bit surprised to realize that it’s actually a companion novel! It follows Pepper and Lovey, and I can’t really say more without spoiling part of the first novel. Although I truly enjoyed this novel, I didn’t love it as much as the first one. Still, I absolutely adored learning more about Pepper, and Lovey’s life brings a lot of interesting debates on tech to the surface. I can’t wait to meet Becky Chambers in July (at least I hope I will), because she’s a true genius. 

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli // ★★★★ // You knew this would be on the list, didn’t you? After falling in love with both Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited, I had to read Becky Albertalli’s latest release as soon as possible. Once again, I was completely blown away. Every time I think Becky Albertalli can’t make a character more relatable, she proves me wrong. I don’t identify as bisexual, yet so many aspects of Leah’s character are familiar to me. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because of the way Leah reacted when someone came out to her. I believe that could’ve been handled differently. Every other aspect of this book was absolutely incredible, and I love it endlessly. (IT WAS SO ADORABLE!)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee // ★★★★ // From an adorable read like Leah on the Offbeat to a realistic and horribly sad one like Pachinko. I saw this book on a BookTubers “favorite books of 2017” list and thought it sounded really interesting. Side note, I can’t remember whose video that was so if you did put Pachinko on your favorites list and I have commented on your video, feel free to let me know so I can refer to your video! This book follows 4 generations of one family through 8 decades in Korea and Japan. It starts in 1911, shortly after Japan annexed Korea, in Yeongdo. This book hit me hard. It is so sad and honestly, not many good things happen to this family. It’s an incredible novel though, and I would still highly recommend it. It taught me a lot about Korea’s history, as well as the lives of Koreans who moved to Japan after the annexation and how they were treated. 

what i watched 80c8b0

I started watching Sense8 again. I don’t know why I stopped watching for a while, because this show is absolutely incredible. I’m currently finishing up season 1 and am hoping to move on to season 2 immediately afterward. 

I also watched 2 episodes of Rich Man, Poor Woman. This is a K-drama that stars Suho from EXO! Not going to lie, that’s why I started watching. However, I’m enjoying the female lead even more? Ha Yeon-Soo is so beautiful and seems so kind. This is a remake of a 2012 series, if I’m not mistaken. I can’t really say much on the show yet, because I’ve only seen 2 episodes but I do want to continue watching. 

I binge-watched Just Between Lovers this past month. This K-Drama was just so incredible, I couldn’t stop watching! It’s a very sad story though, and will play with your emotions. But if you haven’t seen it, please go do so. Won Jin Ah was absolutely gorgeous in this drama, and I can’t wait to watch her in more movies and/or shows. And can we talk about Lee Junho for a second? Because wow… 

lee junho in just between lovers

I’m currently also watching Between, a Taiwanese drama. It’s about a “sandwich” girl, which I believe is a girl who is always stuck in the middle. At work, she’s stuck between the management and the employees because she’s a supervisor. And obviously, she’s stuck between two guys as well. I’m quite enjoying this drama, although it’s so utterly cheesy at times. I can handle a bit of cheesiness or clichés, but this has a lot of them. It just makes me laugh after a while. BUT I’m enjoying it enough to eagerly anticipate new episodes (and subtitles). And can we talk about how beautiful the female lead is? I feel like I’ve said that multiple times, but really, her smile is so adorable. 

And the most exciting news of the month? I won 2 tickets for an early viewing of Love, Simon! I know what you’re thinking. Jolien, that movie has been out for months? What do you mean, early viewing? Well, in some countries it was released in March. Yet in Belgium (and I believe the Netherlands too) Love, Simon is only scheduled for release on June 20th. Which means I got to see it a month before it hit theaters here. It was everything I could ever have asked for. I will be going to the cinema once it does release, pay for a ticket and watch it all over again. I want to watch this movie a million times (and support it with my money). 

what i listened to 80c8b0

DAY6 – I Need Somebody

I have been in love with DAY6 for months. Moonrise might be one of my favorite albums, in fact. Partly because of this song. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, the lyrics are incredible too. I understand this song and the feelings behind it so well, it’s a bit terrifying to be honest. 

MOMOLAND – BBoom Bboom

A completely different song, but I have been loving it. It makes me want to dance every single time I hear it. 

BTS – Fake Love

Obviously, this was going to be one my list. I don’t think anyone is really surprised here. I’m really enjoying BTS’ new comeback and I’m digging the songs. I have to admit that some of their “older” songs are still my favorites. I have a special place in my heart for Silver Spoon and Blood, Sweat and Tears in particular. 

What did you read, watch and/or listen to this past month?