This week has been pretty heavy work wise. I made a significant decision about my future there and am freaking out a little bit. I’m sure it’ll all work well but massive changes are always unnerving. We’ve also been hit with a huge case of flu and everyone has been off ill. Subsequently, everyone else has been super busy to make up for it. I’ve been feeling myself getting ill as the week went on so I’ve had no energy to read on an evening. I’m definitely going to get ill over my two days off though so it’ll give me a good excuse to spend all day in bed reading. In other news, after shopping last week, my sister and I have decided on a bridesmaid’s dress. Neither of the ones we bought last week but a pretty nice option. I’m just happy the awkward fashion parades are over. Walking up and down and having pictures taken of myself is just hell. God knows how I’m going to cope at this bloody wedding. I must remember to take a book.
- Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
So close to finishing this but getting through it so slowly. Still loving it though. The writing is great and the relationships are so well written.
- Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favourite Songs by Erik Didriksen
Still afflcited by the current Shakespeare madness so I had to buy another book relating to the great Bard. Of course, how anyone could not want a book in which popular songs are given a Shakespearean twist is beyond me. This really is my kind of book. It’s silly, really unnecessary and I’ll definitely regret buying it in a few months time. Until then, I’m sure it will give me utter joy.
- Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories by Jesse Eisenberg
Not sure why I bought this but it probably has something to do with Instagram. I have a bit of a soft spot for Jesse Eisenberg despite his reputation for being a bit of a dick. This is probably why I reacted to the news that he was turning his hand to novel writing in a much more supportive manner than I did when fucking James Franco tried to become a literary star. For some reason, I feel like his humour will be more on the same level as my own and I’m currently all about short story collections. I really hope this is as good as I want it to be.
- Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald (Kindle edition)
This is an example of another Instagram photo that manipulating me into buying another book. First heard about this on Peguin’s Instagram account and decided, as the ebook was super cheap, to buy it. It sounds like every other shitty thriller that I buy and then instantly hate. However, it’s a pattern I obviously keep falling into for some subconscious reason. Clearly, I’m just more comfortable being disappointed in a book than by loving something.
- Much Ado About Nothing
Loved the excuse of watching this for my TBT post this week. It really is my favourite Shakespeare adaptation of all time. It’s so lovely and the performances are great. Alexis Denisof is so funny and Amy Acker plays Beatrice beautifully. All I wanted to do after rewatching was to rewatch it again.