book haul, books, currently reading

The reading high continues but this week has been something of an emotional rollercoaster. I was rejected for the job that I mentioned in last Monday’s post so I’ve spent the last few days feeling worthless. It’s obviously something I’ve experienced a fair bit in the years since I’ve graduated but it’s different when you really want something. I’m not going to dwell, however, as I don’t want this to become the place where I get out all of my pathetic neuroses and general feelings of despair. Nah, this is a place to talk about books and rant about insignificant things to mask my ever-decreasing feelings of self-worth. I’m sure that’s super fucking healthy. Almost as good as buying more books whilst my TBR pile fails to decrease.

Recently Finished
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Finally finished this on Wednesday and, despite the fact I’d correctly guessed the identity of the father, it’s impossible not to find this book a little bit adorable. It’s worth a read but it’s nowhere near as funny or cute as my annoying work colleague insisted that it was. 

To Be Read
  • A Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Not read any more of this to be honest because the hardback edition is too pretty to travel with. Once I’ve got over taking plenty of Instagram photos with it I’ll really get stuck into the reading side of things.
  • The Widower by Fiona Barton
Still embarrassed to be reading this so I’ve taken off the dust jacket. I’m getting through this slowly and am still convinced that my own theory will the inevitable surprise ending. 

Recently Purchased
  • Social Photography: Make all Your Photos One in a Billion by Daniela Bowker (Kindle Edition)
Every time I go on my Instagram feed I get a pang of jealously that my photos aren’t as interesting or as stylised the people I follow. I decided to do something about it and bought this book. It’s not been as helpful as I’d hoped but has some pretty nice typography. Wouldn’t recommend as a help guide though.
  • Take Better Photos: Smartphone Photography for Noobs! by Juan Carlos Bagnell (Kindle Edition)
Another book to help and one that, at least in comparison to the last one, that seems helpful. You’ll just have to look out for the results.
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Kindle Edition)
A book I’ve wanted for a long time which was on offer for about £2. It tells the story of a couple who are struggling through a financial crisis. In order to secure a home for themselves the pair take part in a scheme where they spend alternating months in prison. Suffice it to say, things get fucking messy. I love Atwood and am ready to jump straight into this one.

Recently Watched
  • This Means War

When this first came out I was sad that Tom Hardy, an actor I truly adore, was doing such utter shit. Since watching it I’m absolutely appalled by just how shit it is. Still, at least he’s there to look at.

  • The Big Short
You know the score: Tuesday.

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