Wednesday, 5 December 2018

What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately


I find these type of posts so awkward to start off, I don't know why. Anyway I'm back again with an update of what I've been reading, watching and listening to lately. There's definitely been a lot of good TV shows I've watched lately, as well as a few films, so I think that section is going to be pretty long. Let me know what you've been reading, watching and listening to lately in the comments as I'm always on the lookout for recommendations.

I recently picked up Florence Welch's book Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry which you guessed it contains lyrics, poetry, photos and also sketches by Florence herself. I haven't read or looked through it all yet but from what I've seen and read so far, it's really good. If you're an avid fan of Florence and the Machine like myself then you'll love this book. It'd also make a fab gift for Christmas for a Florence and The Machine fan too.

As you may know if you follow me on twitter or insta I've been dealing with a lot of health problems this year which don't seem to be going away any time soon and I feel like I'm not being listened to by my doctors and gynaecologist and etc. To cut a long story short, I think I have endometriosis but my doctors and gynaecologist are ignoring my gut feeling and have diagnosed me with Chronic Pelvic Pain due to my daily pelvic and ovarian pain and also Gastritis for my stomach pain and discomfort. But they've given me the same pills as an endo sufferer so I call bullshit to put it bluntly. I'm going to keep going back to the doctors until someone actually listens to me, even if it means having an operation to have a look to see what's going on in there. Anyway I came across Ask Me About My Uterus by Abby Norman which is about Abby (the author) who suddenly became unwell with pelvic pain and it's about her struggle and fight of getting a medical professional to listen to her and diagnose her properly. I haven't finished it yet but it's an interesting read. If you have endometriosis, PCOS or pelvic pain/problems yourself then you may find it helpful and interesting to read and It's only £3.99 on Kindle.

Everyone seemed super excited about Bodyguard which I'll admit, I watched and enjoyed too but I feel like Killing Eve was so much better. I've actually watched the whole series twice now because I loved it that much and even my mum has gotten into and she rarely sits down and watches tv shows. If you haven't watched it - I highly recommend you do! It's about Eve Polastri a bored stuck at the desk MI5 who becomes obsessed on tracking down a psychopathic assassin named Villianelle who is told to kill influential people or people know basically know too much. The show literally goes all over the place from Italy, Russia, Paris, London and more so I think seeing different parts of Europe is pretty good too. I hate depressing crime dramas but Killing Eve is not just full on doom and gloom, it's also funny in parts too which I like even though the show is about murders and a completely loony assassin. 

You is based on the book by Caroline Kepnes and is about Joe who is a bookstore owner in New York as well as a part time stalker. He comes across as the "nice guy" but he's got a very addictive, stalkerish personality and soon becomes obsessed with a pretty blonde customer named Beck who is a writer. He basically does everything he can to make her his girlfriend, from "saving her life" to even as extreme as killing off someone. It's a really good show and kind of puts you on the edge of your seat a little too. I've been watching it online and it's actually finished now and has been renewed for a second season but it's coming to Netflix in December.

I watched Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom last month and although I did enjoy it, I definitely think that the first Jurassic World was way better. I think Fallen Kingdom was a little too over the top whereas the first one was a lot more believable. Also because of the ending it's like... well what happens next? How can they go further with the storyline? If you've seen it you'll know what I mean. After watching the trailer to Lady Bird I thought it was going to be a really funny coming of age kind of movie which I usually really enjoy watching. But it wasn't. It was just a bit "meh", I wouldn't say it was a really bad film but it's not one of those films that I'd tell people "you need to watch it" so yeah, I was kind of disappointed because most films which have Saoirse Ronan leading are usually really good like Hanna or Brooklyn but Lady Bird was just not one for me. 

Moving onto a film that I thought was really good which was A Simple Favor which I did see and hear mixed reviews about. it's about Stephanie who is a single mother and a food and craft vlogger and Emily who is a PR director and her son Nicky goes to school with Stephanie's son Miles which is how they both meet by arranging play dates for the boys when Emily has to drop everything for work she asks Stephanie to look after Nicky but then Emily goes missing and doesn't answer her phone calls. Then there's a discovery but there's more to it than what meets the eye and Stephanie starts investigating further to find out what really happened to Emily.

For music I've been listening to a bit of everything lately. From Royal Blood, The Cure, Simple Minds and Twenty One Pilots. I've also rediscovered my love for The Japanese House who are a band I used to listen to a lot when my anxiety was at it's worst when I was at my last job as I find them to really chill but kind of catchy songs. 

What have you been reading, watching and listening to lately?


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