book haul, currently reading, Game of Thrones, George RR Martin, Netflix, recently watched
A month ago I told you all I was putting off writing any more Monday posts because I was doing an online course. I’ve just finished that course and am now planning to do the advanced course. This is obviously more intensive and longer so I will continue to be a bit lax with my posting schedule for the next few weeks. Not only will this let me continue my Summer of sorting my shit out. After I’ve finished the course I’ve got some plans to get this blog in order. After all, how can I sort out my own shit if I can’t even sort out this shit? I’ve started with the name and the layout, neither of which I’m convinced of by the way, and then I’m going to focus on content. I’m not pretending I’m going to try and make a career out of blogging but I want to see if I can make the whole thing more successful. Until I get a proper job I can at least use the skills I’m learning here to get some practice.

Currently Reading

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin

I realised today that I’ve been reading this fucking book for nearly a month now. I started it just after I finished reading Jaws and I’ve only just finished reading the second of the three stories. I don’t know whether it’s the book or me. I’m thinking about taking a break and going back to it at some point but if I do that I’ll probably never finish the damn thing. I’m off work this week so I’ll see how I go. If we get nice weather then I’ll probably bosh it off in no time.

Recently Purchased

  • Fate and Furies by Lauren Groff (Kindle Edition)

Wanted to own this for ages and have come so close to buying the beautiful paperback on so many occasions. It was only after seeing it on offer in the Kindle store that I decided to. No doubt I’ll still buy the actual book because I’m a fucking loser like that. Did I mention that I’ve got every possible format of Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant. And have I finished it yet? Have I fuck! Anyway, Fates and Furies tells the story of a picture perfect marriage that isn’t quite so idyllic on the inside. It’s about the two sides to every story and the lies that make up every relationship. 

  • So Much for That Winter by Dorthe Nors

I’ve read so much about this book recently and I have desperately wanted it from that point on. The book contains two novellas and much has been made about the style of Nors’ writing. She utlisises the lists that we all make on a daily basis to tell her stories. It sounds amazing and I couldn’t be more excited about reading it.

Recently Watched

  • Game of Thrones

Still re-watching an still amzaing. I’m midway through season 2 and all I can do is squeal whenever Brienne comes on screen. I fucking love her so much. Also, I have so much more love for Margaery Tyrell after the finale. She was fucking gorgeous but I was never that attached to her. Now she’s dead I’m realising how great she was. Still, maybe there’s a secret way to resist Wildfire that I just don’t know about yet? 

  • Spotless

Literally just started watching this new Netflix series. It sounds fucking awesome but it’s still too early to tell. I’m so bad at getting around to watching Netflix originals if I’m honest. I need to get up-to-date with House of Cards and then I need to start Jessica Jones, Daredevil and god knows what else. I still haven’t finished Love but I think that’s because I started to realise it’s unconventional rom-com element wasn’t as original or as exciting as I wanted it to be. 

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