Ten days into the new year and I’m still falling into old habits. I’m very motivated to keep up with my new blogging plan and have even bought a diary to keep my schedule in. I feel so fucking grown-up right now. However, I still find that I read way less than I should. I got through a Literature degree so I know I’m a quick reader who should be able to get through at least one book a week. I shouldn’t be struggling this much. However, being a grown-up with responsibilities and a tiring job is too much. I’m so far behind with everything I want to watch and read that it’s taking too much energy to start tackling it. Plus, after putting it off forever, I’ve finally discovered Skyrim and that is taking up a hell of a lot of my spare time. I mean where else can I learn how to pickpocket without risking my steadfast moral code?
- A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor
I feel like this section isn’t really necessary any more. I’m still reading and still loving it but just not quickly enough. I think the problem is my co-workers. When I was happy to head out to some nearby solitude or just sit silently in the corner reading I could get through books in no time. Now I actually want to spend my breaks talking to my colleagues. Liking people is such a pain in the arse.
- The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato
I very nearly got away without buying any new books this week but relented and bought a book that had been in my Amazon cart for a while. This is the story of the disappearance of a Lady Gaga esque pop star and the two women who set out to find her. The deeper they go the more they realise how dangerous their quest will be. It sounds outrageous, it sounds trashy, it sounds ideal to get me out of my January slump.
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is the kind of guy you can’t help but love. He’s a funny, adorable chap who also happens to say a lot of intelligent and good things. This book has been a major hit since it was released and I have been lusting after it for a while. It was only after a conversation with an old friend of mine about her dating life that I was finally compelled to go for it. A someone who should probably have been boon pre-1960, I’ve always found modern dating to be a huge mystery. I’m really bad at it and have stumbled blindly through every romantic encounter I’ve ever had. Maybe Aziz can push me in the right direction?
- The Bazaar if Bad Dreams by Stephen King
To be honest I think I should have included this one in last weeks but, as it was such an unplanned decision to buy it, completely forgot about it. As I seem to be forever pointing out in this blog, I have a strange relationship with Stephen King. I want to give in to the hype but he seems to be losing his edge these days. I’ve been disappointed by the endings to most of his recent novels. However, I love a good short story collection and this one has a fucking beautiful cover. Could be everything I need to convince me King is still worth my time.
Won’t say too much as you’ll just have to wait until my dedicated review day. However, I will say, there were so many feels. Tears everywhere.