The things I watched, read and listened to on holiday

01/05/2019
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Watched

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians was one of the in-flight movies on the way to Mexico and after missing it at the cinema, I knew I needed to watch it. The movie is a little bit corny in parts but overall, I really liked it. The book was available on Amazon for £2 so I think that’s going to be my next read as I hear it’s even better than the movie (but isn’t that always the case?).

Russian Doll

Fuck. I did not expect to fall as hard for Russian Doll as I did – I ended up staying awake over the Atlantic when I should have been getting some shut eye so I could watch it all. It’s really hard to describe so I won’t even bother but it’s like a combination of The Butterfly Effect/a darker version of The Good Place. The two leads are brilliant, the supporting cast are brilliant and the ending is brilliant. BRILLIANT.

Read

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins-Reid

I read Daisy Jones & The Six last month and loved the pacy, original way the story was told so I bought seven husbands so I could check out more of TJR’s work. Much like Daisy, I DEVOURED this book, reading it in it’s entirety on the flight out. Now I just need the rest of her back catalogue.

In at the deep end – Kate Davis

I really, really wanted to like this book but I really struggled with the first few half as I didn’t like any of the characters. Some of them get a little bit better towards the end but I probably wouldn’t recommend. It’s also extremely sexually graphic so if you are a bit of a prude, maybe avoid.

On the come up – Angie Thomas

Another belter from the author of ‘The Hate U Give’. Angie Thomas is the gift that keeps on giving and the way she writes about issues that are so, so important and relevant to the real world is spell-blinding. Can’t wait to see what else is to come.

Promising young women – Caroline O Donaghue

I don’t have a lot of feelings towards this book if I’m being totally honest. It was alright but I struggled to get through it. I guess I just didn’t really get on board with the whole but I did like the write’s take on female friendships – The good, the bad and the ugly.

Listened to

Pretty Little Thing: Behind closed doors with Lauren Mahon

Lauren Mahon was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and turned it into a positive – She started the podcast ‘Big c, little me’ and set up a charity called Girl Vs Cancer. She talks about her cancer journey, how her diagnosis changed her life (not many people talk about the after effects of cancer once you are declared cancer free), her podcast, her charity endeavors, her experience of First Dates and what’s coming next. She’s warm, witty and totally infectious (in a good way obviously).

How to fail with Vicky McClure

Truth time, I’ve always held a little bit of a flame for Vicky McClure, from the minute I saw her in This Is England as Lol. It only grew when she returned to the tv series with a bleach blonde pixie cut and THEN she rocked up in Line of Duty which is THE BEST tv crime drama on television. She chats to Elizabeth Day about holding down a job whilst acting on the side, her failed relationship with exercise and the love she feels for her fiancee. It’s a good ‘un.H

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