Today has been all about eating unfortunately. I had a massive Scottish breakfast this morning and. despite not wanting any proper meals, I’ve snacked way more than somebody who feasted on so many calories earlier should. Thankfully, I’m getting back into my regular exercise routine and am at the point where I actually want to do something when I get home from work. It won’t last because it never does. This is why I have to mention my triumphs so much. They’re so few and far between that I need to make a lasting record of them. Otherwise, who would fucking believe me? It’s kind of like the reason I do this rundown. If I don’t write down what I’m reading and buying then how would I ever keep track? I’ve tried to keep a reading list but I always forgot to update it. It meant I could never remember how many books I read in one year. Making it impossible to set myself yearly goals. One day, with the use of this blog, I’ll become an organised and put together human adult… or at least as close as someone with the amount of toy swords and guns possibly can get.
- His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Oh what a difference a week or two makes. When I think back to trying to force myself through those two Stephen King novels I just feel foolish. I’ve finally got back that feeling of wanting to read. This book is so good that I can’t wait to read more. I’m being unsociable on my lunches and reading at work again. Turning off my computer early and getting an hour or so in before bed. Macrae’s Man Booker nominated book is like the literary version of Making a Murderer. It’s fucking awesome. This is an engrossing tale and learning more about Roderick’s life is fantastic. I can’t wait to delve further into his history and psychology.
- A Song of Ice and Fire – books 2 to 5
After buying the beautiful new edition of A Game of Thrones however long ago it was I’ve been trying to justify getting the whole set. Eventually I just decided to go for it. Thanks to Amazon’s 3 paperbacks for £10 I managed to get all 6 books I don’t have incredibly cheap. It also gives me the great excuse to start rereading the series whilst George RR is finishing book 6. I need to recap a few things before then.
- Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
The second of my Man Booker shortlisted novels. When the longlist came out I picked this and My Bloody Project as the two I wanted to read most. When it was announced that both had made the shortlist I was super excited. As soon as I’m done with Macrae’s novel then I’m onto this one. We’ll see how many of the other nominees I manage to get through. Probably none if the past is anything to go by.
It was about time I watched this. Now I have. You can read about it on Tuesday.