Thursday, 10 September 2015

August Wrap-Up

Wow! It feels like a massively long time ago that I last posted on here. But it also feels like time has absolutely flown by!

First of all, a bit of news: I have a job and I am a grown-up and it's scary but also kinda fun!

Shelfie from my new place

So yes, I sort of have to stop being in denial about being a real proper grown-up now and pay council tax and think about savings and stuff. Say WHAAT!? I'm not really a full adult though because I bought some new Frisbee boots last week and left them on the train the next day. Fail.

Anyway, that's the life update bit sorted! Now onto the proper wrap-up!

What I wrote:

Er... Let's just skip this bit shall we...?

What I read:

Not a lot! But I did read a couple of things.

First of all, I picked up Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, inspired by the fact that I'd just bought it for my brother for his birthday and I actually just wanted to read it myself. Anyway, I really really enjoyed it as a story, though the beginning felt a bit info-dump-y at first. I do really recommend this book as a really fun and fast-paced read. Honestly, sometimes I was so keen to find out what was going to happen that I had to force myself to stop skim-reading. So that was a success!

Next, I picked up The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, which I also absolutely loved. It's so uniquely written. I think Junot Diaz hasn't written much (if I remember correctly), but I'm so keen to check out his other works. Oscar Wao is quite a strange story, but it's really powerful and not like anything else I've ever read. Seriously, give it a try!

Oh yeah, and I started a re-read of Harry Potter. I'm halfway through the third book <3

What I watched:

I'm currently in the middle of watching The Great British Bake-Off, along with the rest of the population of the British Isles. It's the best. I have also been introduced to an abundance of bizarre YouTube videos by my new flatmate (who sadly was only subletting and has already left). It's amazing what exists on the internet!

Finally, I've been rediscovering the wonders of Merlin, which, if you don't already know, is a hilarious BBC version of the Arthur/Merlin legend with some dodgy CGI and one of the best bromances on TV. Definitely worth a watch!

So yes. That was my month! Sorry I've been MIA and that this post is kinda late. I'd love to know what you've all been up to!

How was your month of August???


  1. Better late than never! Glad to see you had such a lovely month. :)

  2. Welcome to the world of work! :D It's fairly dull but you'll have loads of head space to read I promise :)
    Dare I ask exactly how you left your boots on the train?! XD

    1. World of work is going ok so far! Definitely haven't found my dream job but it's fun for now :)

      Haha! I was trying to juggle my rucksack and boots and bike and the train was really packed.. And somehow the boots got left behind. Oops.. I did manage to leave a saxophone on a German bus though once, so at least it's not as bad as that!


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