I’m supposed to be going away with my family tomorrow and I’ve yet to finish packing. It’s only for about 3 days so I don’t need a lot but I still feel as though I should have finished more by this point. Still, I have time in the morning. We’re going to Scotland so it’s bound to be absolutely freezing. Plenty of layers needed I guess. I also need to finish my review for Tuesday which I’m going to try and upload on time. I hate writing on my phone so I want to get it done tonight and just post it. So far it doesn’t look good. At least I have all my weeks Instagram posts ready to go. Plus, I might manage a bit of reading too. Maybe next week I’ll actually have some exciting currently reading news for you.
- The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L Stine
So this week I still haven’t done any proper reading but I have continue to revisit these stories from my childhood in order to make myself feel better about finishing books. It’s a good feeling but I still can’t bring myself to read a proper book. I blame Jack Bauer. Still, it’s interesting to read these again because it starts to feel so formulaic and repetitive. Not bad but just feels like painting by numbers.
I don’t know why but I have a shitload of Camp related Goosebumps books at my disposal. I know these are for kids but it’s a lovely nostalgic feeling reading them again. I just need to readjust to adult literature and get my arse in gear.
- Pride and Prejudice (Classics Reimagined) by Jane Austen
I can’t pretend that I have any real love for Pride and Prejudice or Jane Austen but I absolutely had to buy this book. On Instagram the other day I read a comment saying that this edition was going to be going out of print and, coming from the Pokemon generation, I couldn’t let the chance to own it pass me by. It’s a weird thing to so desperately want a copy of a book that I don’t really like but there is the chance that this will actually help turn me around on the matter. I mean it is very beautiful.
- Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
Apparently it’s that time of year when I decide I need to read more non-fiction and buy as many books as possible. They, of course, get left of my shelf making me feel guilty every time I pass over them. Still, there’s chance this time will be better. Silk Roads is a “New History of the World” and focuses on the importance of the East. It’s an area that, really, I know little about so I’m interested in finding out more. Their is a lot of praise for this book so it seems like a good place to start.
- Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
Another non-fiction offering that I bought on a whim. This book looks at World Politics from a geographical standpoint and, as someone who has a terrible grasp of geography, it felt like something I should read. I guess it’s a testament to the time we’re living but I feel more inclined to engage politically so maybe that’s part of the reason I was drawn to this. I know there’s shitloads I don’t know and, deep down, I’m just a loud and opinionated person who doesn’t really know all that much. I think, now more than ever, it’s important to change that.
All being well I’ll have a review of this ready to upload on Tuesday no matter where I may be in the country.
Just finished season 4, which is, in my humble opinion, one of the worst days. It’s so fucking boring and just drags on and on. It’s stupid how everyone keeps coming back for random reasons and there is just too much going on outside of the threats. Yes, the multiple threats thing is stupid too. I love the idea of one central ‘villain’ but we didn’t need a million different terrorist threats in one season. It just got too out of hand at this point. I’m glad this one is finally over.