book haul, books, currently reading, Netflix, recently watched, Tina Fey

Good news! I’m no longer sick. I spent about 3 days tucked up in bed last week and I nearly went crazy. I didn’t even get much reading done I felt so bad. Instead I’ve just been binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s so good… even if it definitey won’t be as good for my brain as picking up a damn book.

Currently Reading
  • The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
What I love most about this book so far is that it’s taught me more about semiology in a couple of paragraphs than my entire time at university. Seriously, there’s a section where Binet explains the concept of this theory and it made so much more sense than it did when I did a whole course on literary criticism in second year. It’s also a really interesting narrative but I’ve put in on hold for a bit this week. 

  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (audiobook)

The reason I haven’t read much of The 7th Function this week is because I started listening to this audiobook on audible. I was feeling exhausted after my first day back and work and decided it was better to listen to Gaiman talk to me than try and read something. I no longer like reading more than one book at once so I’m focusing on finishing this one now. I started dipping in when I first bought the book but having Neil Gaiman read it to me is so much more soothing. It makes my commute so  much happier and peaceful.

Recently Purchased
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Kindle Edition)
I bought another copy of this book for one simple reason. If I bought the 50p eBook then I could buy the Kenneth Branagh performance of the story on audible for a much cheaper price. I mean, seriously, it was a crazy discount and much less than the price of a new set of credits. Bargain.

Recently Watched
  • Netflix binges: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I watched this whole 3rd season of this on Saturday and really enjoyed it. I mean it’s not as good as Season 2 but it’s still funny. There are jokes a plenty but it feels very familiar and a bit too similar to season 2. This time, instead of getting her GED, Kimmy is trying to go to college. She’s still rehashing the same stuff and following the same storylines. However, it’s jam packed with jokes and the cast are all great together. How long for season 4?

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