Saturday, June 30, 2012

Educate Emma: April/May/June Overview

So. Well. Hello.

I apologize for my inactivity but exams and illness and exams and okay, no more excuses. Now, I'm going to catch you up on my practically non-existent Educate Emma progress and allow you to chastise me in the comments.

Books:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I'm not reviewing this one because I feel like I don't have anything new to add to the conversation. It's thought provoking and interesting. Read it.)

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Burger Wuss by MT Anderson
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Money Smart Kids by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mademoiselle Odile by James Reese

Not a horrible amount of books, but not a great amount either. I'm -7. Seeing as three were for school, this probably makes me look lazy. Which I was, except exams and independent study units.

Movies:

The Hunger Games
Brave

Pitiful list, I know. I am -16. I plan on having a big movieathon sometime this month though, so I think I can reduce that number down.

Albums:

Paranoid, Black Sabbath
Tommy Emmanuel (technically, I saw him in concert, but I am going to count concerts as albums. Partially because this seems fair, partially because I really need to get back on track for music.)

I am -21 albums. This may be a problem, but I also may be able to fix it.

TV Seasons:

I didn't watch any TV seasons from April-June. You can hit me now. This means I am three TV seasons behind. *gulp*

Plays:

Hair
A Midsummer Night's Dream

But wait, that's not all. Aha! Look where I redeem myself! My city recently had its local Fringe festival, and because I did reviews for the local theatre site, I ended up seeing fifteen shows. I'm only planning on reviewing one Fringe show on this blog, and I don't want to give links to the review site because I don't want to reveal my personal information. However, I will tell you, the experience was amazing.

Debris
Significant Me: A Work in Progress
The Abyss Burrow
Hooray for Speech Therapy
Psy. Co's Cross
Going to the Chapel
I'll Run to You: How Dysfunctional Families Breed Star-Crossed Lovers
Fear Factor: Canine Edition
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (a show which I am not reviewing, but please see if you ever have the chance. It has a great script, amazing music, skillful characterization, and excellent acting if you're lucky.)
The Good, the Bad, and the Stupid
Fucking Stephen Harper
The Fantasticks
The Dark Fantastic
Bookworm
Knights of the RAD Table

This means that I've seen 22 plays so far this year, so I'm definitely going to have to reassess my Educate Emma goal. I'm going to change it to 30 plays, so that I can still challenge myself, but also complete the goal and spend more time on albums and movies.

So, I'm rather behind for Educate Emma, but I have two months to change it. Please recommend suggestions in the comments!