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Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day full of chocolate and whatever other Easter traditions you may have. I basically just ate too much food and did nothing else. It’s like Christmas or, you know, any other day of the year. Still, we had a family get together, which is always lovely. I meant to do some reading this evening but I, inevitably, got distracted and haven’t. Although, I’m feeling kind of smug because I have a couple of things to add to my just finished list. So I feel as though I can take a bit of a break today. The book I’m currently reading is pretty small so, once I get my arse in gear, it should be an easy enough read. I hope.

Just Finished

  • The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
Finally finished this last week by staying up way too late before an early shift. It was worth it to finally be done. I’ll do a proper review on Tuesday.

  • 1602 by Neil Gaiman
A great comic book series that I absolutely adore. I’ve finished this and now I’m having to stop myself buying the rest in this series. I think I have some of the 1602 Witch Hunter Angela comic books but never got the lot. I just love this concept.

Currently Reading
  • First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Started this after I finished Adam Sharp and, though I haven’t got very far, I think it’s going to be great. 

Recently Purchased

  • Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates (Kindle edition)
I’ve been quite good at not buying books this week and it was only because this book was on offer that I bought it. I’m well aware of Laura Bates and her Everday Sexism Project but it wasn’t until now that I ever thought about buying the book. As you know by now, I’m something of an angry feminist but I don’t read anywhere near as much feminist writing as I should. I hope to remedy this. Starting now.

Recently Watched
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Decided to review this for last week’s TBT post after I saw the new film the other week. Which do I prefer? Find out here.
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
I was reading something about Beauty and the Beast recently and it made me want this film. It was talking about the impact that the animated classic had on films that followed it including the opening sequence of the 1999 animated feature film for South Park. I hadn’t seen the film in years and I decided, with no view to writing about it, to watch it again. It’s still silly, funny and clever. How did I feel after watching it? Super, thanks for asking.
  • Netflix binges: The League of Gentlemen, Rick and Morty (again), 
In my week off at the beginning of April I binged The League of Gentlemen series 1 and 3 because they had turned up on Netflix. I discovered yesterday that the second series had been added so I had to watch that too. It’s probably my favourite of the 3. I mean it’s got Herr Lipp and Papa Lazarou. It’s been too long since I watched this show from start to finish and it made me feel nicely nostalgic. My friends and I adored this show when we were younger and it still holds up nearly 20 years later.

Before I found this hidden gem I decided to rewatch Rick and Morty for the umpteenth time. I’d finally got round to watching Season 3 Episode 1 and was in the mood to watch some more. I love this show more and more every time I watch it. It’s weird and sometimes quite subtle but I love it. When I first started watching it I thought I was going to hate it but I persevered and I’m so glad I did. 

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