Thursday, 31 March 2016

March favourites '16


So I haven't done a favourites post since June. That's how long it's taken me to like different things. Golly. Anywho.

Music:

This month I have been loving The 1975's new album, and their music in general. There's such a mix of sounds to suit every emotion, and I loved seeing them live. One song in particular by Taylor Swift I've been listening to all month is Ours; I just really like it and I'm a little bit obsessed with it at the moment. Lastly, Aleisha McDonald's Rhymes EP is back in my ears again, especially since the weather is starting to warm up (the songs feel like Spring/Summer to me). A beautiful, calming set of songs.


Books:

I think I only actually read one of these this month but oh well. On my Vic Lit module we studied Henry James' Daisy Miller, which I really enjoyed. It's a novella so didn't take long to read, but I found the content and characters really interesting (I think Henry James is great in general so someone I'd recommend reading).

The other two books are from 21st Century Literature, one of which I read at the very beginning of the module in January and was both baffled and enthralled by. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski is a very challenging book to grasp but once you start making sense of it (and reading a ton of criticism) it's a masterpiece. A complex but enticing narrative.

And the final book favourite is Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, which I kind of completely adore; so much so that I ordered the other two books connected to this one and am longing to read them. It's such an interesting dystopian (although kind of utopian too) plot, and I really like Atwood's written style, it's so easy to read and draws you further into the novel.

Three very different books, all of which I would highly recommend.


TV show:

Friends all the time. Remember when Friends was on E4 literally all day everyday, I really miss that. The fact that it's no longer on that channel anymore is the sole reason I haven't watched it in a few years. But my friend Ruth has recently gotten me back into it and I no longer want to watch anything else.


Film:

So I watched Freaky Friday for the first time the other day??? Amazing. Chad Michael Murray is in it and I've only just watched it??? Who even am I??!!!? Anyway, it's funny and I really liked it. If teen rom-com/chick-flicky kinda things float your boat then you should watch this. Really can't believe I didn't watch this between the ages of 11 and 15. I'm not who I thought I was.


Food:

Oh my god pasta. I've barely eaten pasta in the past year because I haven't really felt like it, but now ohhhh my gaaaaad I love it again, how have I survived without it. Pasta in all forms, at pretty much any time of the day. I'll take it.


What have you been loving this month?


Until next time.


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