Sunday, 10 September 2017

SUNDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

Going back to work after having a few days off last week proved to be extremely difficult. So, it came as a major surprise that I managed to keep on top of reading. I've decided I finally need to sort my sleeping habits out. Usually, I stay up way too late before work. This is mainly because I want to take full advantage of the time I have before I go back the next day. Just one of the major struggles of working in a job that you have zero passion for. Anyway, to get myself in better shape I've been trying to turn my computer off early and read for an hour or so before I go to bed. What usually happens now is that I get so engrossed in my book that I lose track of time but it's an improvement, right? Whilst it may not be doing wonders for the amount of sleep I'm getting, it does mean that I'm making progress with my books read this year. I've finished another book finally. It takes a bit of pressure off after the 3/4 months that I spent getting through 7th Function. Fingers crossed it's a sign things are improving.
Just Finished
  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
So, as expected, I got through this book pretty quickly. I plan on writing my thoughts up for me Tuesday review so come back soon.

Currently Reading
  • The Answers by Catherine Lacey
This was the book I was supposed to read after I finished 7th Function so, after my brief detour, I decided to finally open it. This book has been top of my TBR pile for a while and I'm super intrigued about how it's going to turn out. The premise sounds like something you'd seen in Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. A desperately ill and broke young woman signs up to take part in an actor's girlfriend experience. Then, inevitably, the shit hits the fan. I'm hoping this is as good as it sounds.

Recently Purchased 
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I have seen this book of poetry all over Instagram in the past few months and have desperately wanted it. With Kaur's second collection of poetry being released next month and finding myself in an emotional state, I decided it was the perfect time to buy it. I've already read snippets so I'll be glad to finally get to grips with this collection.
  • The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
On the same impromptu shopping trip that saw me buy Milk and Honey I also purchased this book. I'll be honest, I only got this because I loved the cover. It's a Penguin book and was so striking that I couldn't not pick it up. Then I read the blurb and was hooked. This is the English language translation of the history of Soviet women in World War 2. Svetlana Alexievich wanted to tell the story of all of the strong women in her life who helped with the war effort but were deleted from official history. Now you all should know that I'm a lover of all things that show how great women are and this just sounds perfect. Combined with my love of history, I can't think of a better book to get stuck into.

Recently Watched 
  • Netflix Binges: Modern Family, Travel Man
Took a slight break but I'm back on my Modern Family rewatch. It's so awkward in the first few seasons but so funny. I had forgotten some of the great moments that happened early on. At the same time, I watched the Channel 4 series Travel Man in which Richard Ayoade, a man I love intensely, spend 48 hours in a city with a famous person. It's funny, informative and really makes me want to get on a plane.

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