It’s been a stressful week and I’m so glad it’s over. It started off terribly when my house was broken into on Monday. Thankfully there was no major damage but they took some of my mother’s jewellery, including her engagement ring. So I’ve spent the week feeling really angry and sad about it. I just don’t understand how someone can do that to another person. It’s absolutely disgusting to break into their home and root around all of their stuff. What kind of person thinks that’s acceptable? I don’t care how difficult or hard someone’s life is. It’s just horrendous. Still, there’s not much we can do about it now. It’s just bullshit. So a new week will hopefully mean a better one. It’s getting nearer to Christmas and, fingers crossed, I’m basically done with my presents. Although, I feel like I’m spending a shitload at the moment. It was my Christmas party this week and, despite being fairly restrained on the drinks front, I did end up caving and buying a fairly big round of drinks near the end of the night. One shot of tequila and suddenly I’m super generous. Just waiting until January and my year of sensible living awaits.
- Not Working by Lisa Owens
This is another book that I can cross off my ‘Most Anticipated Fiction of 2016’ list. It wasn’t exactly a challenging read but I enjoyed it enough. I actually really related to the character of Claire who, during her search to find the perfect job, keeps making excuses for herself. She avoids dealing with issues and gets easily distracted with meaningless tasks. As someone who has lost their way a lot during job hunting it was both a positive and a negative to come face-to-face with a different version of yourself. It left me wanting to change and feeling happier that my life could be worse.
- Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens
I’ve been inspired by the season of goodwill and am trying to find as many festive books as possible. This one sounded like a fun and silly murder mystery set at Christmas time. I’m not the biggest lover of crime fiction but if its silly enough I’ll give anything a go.
I am currently enjoying a free trial of Amazon Prime and am taking advantage of all the shows that I’ve currently missed out on. This was the first I tried and, I must say, I love it. Tom Ellis is fabulous as Lucifer and the premise is fun. I mean it’s hardly a challenging show and it’s always obvious who the killer is but it is enjoyable enough.
Yes, it’s been fucking ages but I finally saw Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Stephen Strange. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. But I’ll go into this on Tuesday. I’ll see you there.