Things have been a little crazy this past week or two and I haven’t actually had a lot of time to sit down and really figure out my TBR/W for the month, so this month I will just stick to written form and forgo doing a video as well.
+ the books +
I have decided to participate (or try to participate) in one readathon this month: the Mythathon. There are a number of ways to do this readathon, but the most appealing part of it was that it’s for the entire month. I probably won’t be able to pick up a book till at least next week, so this really is the perfect readathon for me to be doing right now. You can find the announcement video here. I will be on Oya Team Air headed by The Novel Lush.
These are the challenges:
Oya is the Orisha of wind and storms - read a book that takes place under hostile weather conditions: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Oya is of the Yoruba tribe where women do not hunt - but she became a fierce warrior anyway. Read a book about an unconventional woman: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Oya has 9 children and her lucky number is 9 - read a book with a number in the title: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh
Group Book: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
+ the dramas +
I have a couple of stragglers left over that are still currently airing that I’m still watching. I won’t put the ones that I’ve let fallen that I’m probably going to marathon at strange times. Here are my top returning ones:
Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu-わたし、定時で帰ります: This technically is an already completed drama, but the place that is subbing it is only doing one every week so I’m treating it as an airing one. I am there watching it as soon as it’s out.
Coffee and Vanilla-コーヒー＆バニラ: This little drama is so weird. It’s super short so it’s been easy just to accept it’s weirdness and keep up with it
I Don’t Love You Yet-僕はまだ君を愛さないことができる: This has just been such a great jdrama. I’m glad Viki picked it up.
Hotel Del Luna-호텔 델루나: My love. This drama is so great.
Watcher-왓쳐: This one I’m just a little bit behind on (maybe a week?) but still am into it. Got to keep at least one strong thriller/mystery on the list.
There aren’t a crazy amount of new dramas this month, but there are a few that I will be trying to track down and find time to at least watch and feel out if I want to keep them or keep them in mind for a later time.
August 5 I Wanna Hear Your Song-너의 노래를 들려줘 // KBS2 (Viki)
I honestly am only interested in this one because I just don’t know what it’s suppossed to be. I thought it was going to be lighthearted, but it’s a thriller?
August 8 The Naked Director-全裸監督 // Netflix
This one, while probably not something I would go for, is a show that I’m going to try out because I just want to support more jdramas on the bigger stations. It’s Netflix produced, so I’m assuming that all the episodes will be released at once.
August 9 Be Melodramatic-멜로가 체질 // jTBC (Viki)
This was actually on my list for last month, and it got pushed back to this month. Still really interested in it. I enjoy these types of dramas so I’m hopeful that this one will be a good one to have on rotation.
August 31 Hell is Other People-타인은 지옥이다 // OCN (No word on subs)
Im Siwan. Lee Dong Wook. Dark and creepy. OCN. Did we expect me not try this one out?