Sorry it’s a little late! Here are some of my favorite things form the month of August. 🙂
Music | KyleLandry on YouTube
I’ve known about Kyle for a long while now and I think that about half of the 2.7 million views on his “Pirates of the Carribbean” video are from your’s truly. But I recently went a bit further on his YouTube channel and discovered some of his newer pieces. That man is pure talent! I play piano myself, but watching a master pianist like him do his thing makes me want to play more and more.
Book | “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nicklolas Butler
Shotgun Lovesongsis a book you shouldn’t just judge by its amazingly pretty cover… Because what’s written on the pages inside is even better. The novel dives into the fictional city of Little Wing, a small town in Wisconsin, USA. It tells the story of four lifelong friends & their return home for a certain wedding. What follows is struggle, hardship, belief, and love. a tale of true friendship that is impressively real and human – this book deserves praise for its originality and remarkable portrait of humanity.
You can purchase it on Amazon.
Film | Ex Machina (2015)
This is a British science-fiction thriller movie that didn’t receive much hype in the U.S. – although it certainly deserves it. Earning over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film follows a young programmer who is invited by his company’s CEO to stay at his retreat for several days. The nature of his visit is simple: he will be preforming a Turing Test on an advanced android named Ava; a huge leap forward in artificial intelligence. With a gripping storyline, incredible cinematography, and suburb set of actors all come together to create a film not easily forgotten. It was made to make you think. Warning: it is not for the faint of heart. I was honestly biting my nails throughout the entire movie.
Ex Machina is available on Digital HD & BluRay now.
Hair | Batiste Dry Shampoo
Having very long, thick, and somewhat oily hair… discovering dry shampoo was a game changer for me. Washing my hair every single day is out of the question, so I always like to spritz some dry shampoo at my roots for that fresh volume. This brand is fairly inexpensive, but works so well. It comes in lots of different scents, as well as blonde and brown tint. My only complaint is that the bottles are so small – I go through so many of them!