This post is an opportunity to recap the past week on my blog and in my personal life. It’s also a chance to set up some goals for the upcoming week and share the music/films/TV shows/podcasts that I’ve loved this week.
It has been a long, difficult week of thesis work! However, I got a bit of a break on Thursday as I had dinner with some friends at a cute vegan cafe and then I saw The Nutcracker at one of our local theatres. I usually watch The Nutcracker on TV at Christmas but this is the first time I’ve ever seen it at the theatre. It was… weird. I mean, The Nutcracker is always a bit weird but this production was even weirder.
I also KonMari-ed my wardrobe this weekend! I always feel a sense of guilt when getting rid of clothes – especially if someone else bought them as a gift – but my personal style has changed a lot over the last couple of years and I knew that I needed to clean out some stuff.
I feel like I’ve had a productive week.
- Physical Books vs e-Books
- Top Ten Tuesday: Five Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020
- Shelf Control #1
- ARC Book Review: Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau
- Book Review: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple #1)
- Shakespeare Saturdays: The Rape of Lucrece
Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio – I loved this! It was funny, tragic, and surprisingly easy to read. I loved the way in which the editor/translator treated the text (which is something I’ll probably go into more detail about in a review) but it was honestly a joy to read despite being about the plague.
The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon – Oh, this was a wonderful book! It was odd and so different from what I expected but I loved every single page of it. It was an insight into a world I’ll never know or understand and I’m so glad I read it. I’ll have a review up on the blog within the coming week because I’ve already written most of it.
At the End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V. V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins (Netgalley ARC) – I have only ever read Marvel comics and I mostly stick to Deadpool comics because they’re the only ones that I actually enjoy reading. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this ARC. I only started reading it yesterday but I’m enjoying it so far and I like the art style. I haven’t read enough of it to form an opinion about the plot and whatnot but I’m sure I’ll have much more to say about it once I’ve read more.
Interlude: Shadow by BTS (SUGA) – My boy Yoongi is back at it with the sad, introspective lyrics and the sick beats. The lyrics make me want to cry but they’re also kind of hopeful in a weird way and the beat is addictive, especially that switch at 2.18. I’m super excited about Map of the Soul: 7 (and Agust D 2) so I probably won’t shut up about BTS until the end of February. Sorry about that.
- Finish one book
- Post a book review
- Prepare for completion meeting
I hope everyone had a great week!
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