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I’ve just got back from a weekend spent at a music festival and, despite really wanting to sleep, I’m finishing off my rundown. Because I’m all about the schedule. It was a three day event that I went to with my sister and her husband. Instead of having to camp I was able to stay at their house near the festival ground. I’ve been to a few festivals over the years and, whilst I don’t hate camping per se, I’ve never been able to sleep in the din of the campsite. Plus, brushing my teeth in front of strangers is never a great thing. So being able to sleep in a proper bed and shower and stuff was a massive plus point. The festival itself was great. I can’t complain about the music, despite not knowing many bands that were playing. And it was one of the nicer grounds I’ve been to. There were plenty of people complaining about the portaloos but really I’m happy if there’s toilet roll, hand sanitiser and no naked strangers when I walk into a festival toilet. But I’ve always been fairly easy to please.

Currently Reading

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
I had’t meant to start this yet but I wanted to have a book this weekend. So I figured this YA would be an easy one to get in and out of. So far I think it’s living up to all of its cliches and I can see me getting more annoyed as time goes on. Still, it is a super quick read and I should be done soon enough.

Just Finished

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
So my August Austen read along is over and I’m done with Sense and Sensibility. Rereading this was fine but I still find Austen frustrating in general. Here, more than ever, it all just seems to neat to be realistic. Everything has to tied up in a neat bow even if it doesn’t feel right. Marianne shouldn’t have settled for Brandon and Brandon, in turn, should have realised that Elinor was the woman for him. Nobody ends up with the right partner and it just sucks.
  • The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet
I was going to look back and work out how long I’d been reading this for but that would have made me too sad. Now I’ve reached the end I can see this for the great read it was. It’s a great book that deserved a better reader.

Recently Purchased 
  • How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb

I was doing really well this week and not buying books. Then I went on Facebook and somebody reminded me that comedian Robert Webb’s memoir, that also tackles the subject gender stereotyping, was out. I have loved Robert Webb since I first watched him and his comedy parnter, David Mitchell, in Peep Show. I think he’s a great man and have always loved his writing for The Guardian. So I was excited to read this anyway but the added bonus of exploring gender norms just pushed this over the edge. I can’t wait to get this.

Recently Watched 
  • Netflix Binges: Modern Family
I think I’m finally up-to-date with Modern Family now thanks to my latest short binge. I watched all of the remaining episodes of season 8 that I hadn’t watched so, when I was done, decided to go back to the beginning. They look so bloody young. I can’t cope.

  • Minions
I put myself through the arduous task of watching this for my last TBT review. Find out how bad I really found it here.

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