So I’ve survived the first week on my own without any major incidents or going insane. I have to admit I’ve got into something of an OAP type routine in the last few days when I had a run of early shifts. I started to eat around 5pm and head to bed about 9. It’s so fucking rock and roll I can’t function. Tonight was a little different though. I didn’t eat until after 7pm. It was a massive shock to the system. Tonight my twin sister invited me round for dinner. I imagine this was mainly to make sure I hadn’t starved whilst being alone. It was a lovely evening but my routine is a little off. Which is why I’m writing this now and watching the season 1 finale of The Handmaid’s Tale. So I’m feeling a mixture of contentment, panicked and traumatised right now. But I’ll get through. Well, not so much the trauma… this show is fucked up. I love it! Now, I’d best get to bed because it’s now way past my new bedtime.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
I really need to get on with reading this now. I’m arranging a night with a few of the girls at work to have a night of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit. I’ve played this game before with my family on Christmas Day. I managed to beat my Potter-mad brother-in-law to take the title so have been a little cocky about the prospect of playing again. However, I worry that my friends are a little more knowledgeable than my family. Especially when one of them is currently re-reading the series at a much fast pace than I am. I need to pick up the little details to win. Although, I also remember these mainly being about the film versions so maybe I can just cheat a bit?
- The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere with this book. I mean… nowhere great but somewhere. The investigation into Bathes’ death is picking up and we’re close to getting more information about the mysterious document. I’m obsessed with the narrative but am still finding it so difficult to pick up the book. Also, as the book goes on the chapter get bigger which means I find it harder to finish a chapter before I fall asleep. I have fewer early shifts this week so I’m hoping I can get through more before bed this week.
Thankfully, I bought no books this week. I didn’t need any and, considering how little I’ve read, I didn’t deserve any either.
Slowly getting through the second series of Teachers. It’s been wonderful repeating this experience. Series 2 is the one that I remember the most so it’s been even more nostalgic than the first. Andrew Lincoln leaves at the end of this one and everything gets kind of shit after this. I’m not even sure that I’ll finish the next 2 series.
I didn’t really want to see this film but I ended up watching it this week. See what I thought in my Tuesday Review
To go with my other Will Ferrell watch, I watched this 2012 Spanish language parody. I wasn’t expecting greatness but did it surprise me? Find out in my TBT review