Was going to write this earlier but was so tired when I got home from work that I had a quick nap. I’m so pathetically tired at the moment that I need to do something about it. Nothing much to report on the book front of late. I’m still buying more than I need and reading less than I should. It’s just that every time I sit down to read I fall asleep. Still, I’m at least getting back into Instagram after a brief pause for my feed. Sometimes I feel as though I’m turning a corner with my photos then I take an absolutely shocking selection that I just can’t make work. I guess I just don’t have a natural eye for composition. It’s all about wildly trying something until it works. Maybe one day it’ll all make sense.
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin
I’m going to be honest with you all, I’ve been shitty at reading this week. For some reason, I’ve been fucking exhausted since I got back from London. I blame the increase in carbs and a decrease in exercise. Still, I’m resolved to turn things around and I’m at least getting back on the fitness train. I’m sure the eating and reading thing will follow.
- Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
Saw this beauty in a charity shop one lunchtime and couldn’t resist. The Penguins Decades cover is lovely and I honestly couldn’t bear to leave it behind. I mainly know Ackroyd as a historian and have never looked into his fiction. So what better excuse than a gorgeous and cheap book? Also, a pretty dark and tense story. In the eighteenth century, Nicholas Dyer is hiding secrets in the Churches he has been commissioned to build. Hundreds of years later a series of gruesome murders take place at these Churches. Detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating these crimes. We’ll see how this goes.
- Capital by John Lancaster
Another charity shop find that I instantly fell in love with. This beautiful hardback edition got me hooked without even looking at what the story was about. Although the story, revolving around the financial crisis and the residents of a road in London. It’s probably going to be a bit of fun.
- End of Watch by Stephen King
A late entry in the list of recently purchased as I bought it on a whim on my way home today. I’ve still not read Finder’s Keepers, the second in the Bill Hodges trilogy, but W H Smith’s were selling their gorgeous hardback at half price. I didn’t hate the first one that much but nor was I wowed by it. I find myself constantly disappointed with King of late but I always go back. I think I might start on these two if I ever manage to finish George RR. I’ll need something lighter at that point.
Absent-mindedly browsing Netflix and I come across this series. There are only 10 episodes and they’re all really sort so I gave it a go. I’m not sure I enjoyed it per se but it was a good enough watch. Mindless fun. When Claire, a huge fan of Korean drama, gets sucked into the fake world of her favourite show she finds out she is the one needed to bring about a happy ending. It’s silly and not that complicated to follow. It’s nothing overly clever or surprising but I’d probably watch a second series.