I’ve been back at work this week after my weeks holiday and its been dreadful. Everyone is ill so I’ve come down with a cold. I’m aching and exhausted because I spent a week doing fuck all. I haven’t been reading anything and my Instagram game is going downhill. It’s just been a dreadful time and I need to sort out my priorities again. I’ve gotten so fucking lazy in the wake of 5am starts. Turns out I, like the rest of humanity, really do need sleep to function properly. Next week I’ll be in bed in good time and reading at least a chapter before I turn in. Well, it’s a lovely dream, isn’t it…
- End of Watch by Stephen King
Since finishing Finders Keepers I’ve tried so hard to get on with reading this book. However, I can’t be bothered. Now it’s going down the paranormal route the novels that I once praised for being realistic are fast becoming just another generic Stephen King book. I’ll give it another week before I move on but it’s looking doubtful that I’ll finish it any time soon.
- Purity by Jonathan Franzen
This is another book that I’ve felt I should read for ages but every time I saw the hardback I felt too exhausted by the sheer thought of picking it up. Thankfully, the paperback edition is not only smaller but also bloody good looking. I mean I could have done without all of the critical quotations tarnishing the front but I can live with it. That’s just the way publishing is going I suppose.
- Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
I’ve never had the chance to read this book but always felt that I should. Now that it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary and I found such a gorgeous pink and black edition, it seemed like the time was perfect. The novel is iconic with its frank discussion of sex, drugs and Hollywood. The titular dolls is actually a euphemism for drugs which three friends become addicted to as their struggle to make a name for themseleves. I can’t wait to delve into this classic.
- Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
I’ve had this on my Amazon wishlist for ages and I finally decided it was time to purchase it. It is the story of a young girl who tries to uncover the secrets surrounding the death of her old friend. I know I’ve had a difficult time with YA novels but this sounded too good to ignore. It sounds dark and thrilling. I can only hope that a YA novel concerning death and murder can hardly be as tame as I’ve come to expect from this genre. Chances are it won’t change my opinion but it may surprise me.
- Tales from the Couch: A Clinical Psychologist’s True Stories of Psychopathology by Dr Bob Wendorf (Kindle edition)
Got this because it was cheap in the Kindle store. In the book Wendorf brings together a collection of case studies to give an insight into psychological illnesses. The studies are presented as a narrative with Wendorf offering his commentary along the way. This book sounds both fascinating and educational. We all want to get a deeper insight into the human mind and where better to start than the real-life stories of people with these conditions. Plus, it was super cheap.
Wanted to watch it for ages and I used my holiday to do just that. See my Tuesday review for a real insight into my feelings.
Needed a TBT post so I decided to revisit this amazing animated film. It was glorious obviously.