So this week came with some good news and some bad news. Fortunately, it was the same news so I didn’t need to get my head around multiple revelations. I got a second interview for the job I mentioned the other week. It’s fantastic because it means I didn’t fuck up as much as I thought I did but it’s terrible because it gives me more opportunities to fuck up. However, I’m all about the self-belief at the moment. By which I mean I’m delusional. Nah, it’s going to be fine. And I’ll make sure to have a large supply of doughnuts waiting for me when I’m done. The one thing I’ve learnt in my 28 years on this planet is that there isn’t any emotional problem that carbohydrates can’t solve.
- His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Are you getting as bored of this as I am? Fucking reading slump just won’t go away. Somebody needs to slap me super hard.
- Selection of Pocket Penguins
I bought three more of these books for no other reason than wanting a more complete collection. Yes, I have fuck all will-power but I do have a bloody great personal library. And an ever increasing TBR pile. This time I bought: The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, A Parisian Affair by Guy de Maupassant, and The Beast Within by Émile Zola. They’re all blue and they’re all gorgeous. How can I not buy more?
- Halting State – Charles Stross
This is a crime thriller tied up around video games, which sounds like exactly the kind of thing that would change my mind about crime thrillers. A heist is carried out on a MMORPG and the police officer called in to investigage thinks its a stupid thing to report. Until real-life crimes start being reported. This a tale when the walls between the real and the virtual come crashing down and a dangerous plot is revealed. I love the sound of this.
- Letters to Kevin – Stephen Dixon
This was one of the books on my Most Anticipated Fiction of 2016
list but it’s taken me ages to get round to buying it. It’s a crazy farce and it’s wonderfully illustrated. I’m so glad I finally bought it and can’t wait to read it.
- The Temple – Matthew Reilly (Blind Date Book Company)
Those of you who follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t I have to ask “why the fuck not?” I’m great) then you’ll have seen that this week I got another The Blind Date Book Company book, I’ve discussed this before on a rundown
but it’s a great company. You pick a book based on four words alone. It’s exciting. The book I got this time was based on the following words: jungle, US Army, Mission, Discovery. It sounded like Heart of Darkness
but is actually more like Indiana Jones
or Tomb Raider
. So, a bit trashy but fucking awesome.
I decided to watch the new YouTube Netflix series this week to see how I felt about it. What did I think? Come back on Tuesday… if you dare.
Just like I dragged my feet with Jessica Jones I seem unwilling to carry on watching Luke Cage for fear of being disappointed or something. Instead, I’m indulging my love of Kiefer Sutherland and his face by watching this new series. So far I love it. It’s like House of Cards but a bit nicer.