Well, hello there!
Long time no… Anything, really.
Where do I begin? It’s been almost two months since I moved into my new place, and I must say I’m enjoying myself way more than I thought I will. Sure, I could do without the neighbours screaming the house down on a daily basis, but could be worse. They usually shut up by the time I go to bed.
The first thing I did was arrange my books and decorate my reading nest. Of course the rest of the flat could do with some improvements, but I’m not that desperate to get them done immediately. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!)
Coming to terms with the fact that I’m single again was also way easier than ever before. I still have this tiny feeling that again I picked the wrong option and not only that but stuck to it for years (and woe is me…) but right now it feels like it all happened hundred years ago. I feel relieved. Funnily enough, my therapist was also relieved, and it must have taken him all his skills to not jump out of his chair and congratulate me, and only say “Well I was sitting here wondering for months what the fuck is she doing with that guy“. You and me both, dude…
A few weeks ago Vera @Unfiltered Tales convinced me to go bouldering (indoors) with her. I had my reservations (and thoughts about all kinds of wild ways in which I’m going to die), but it turned out to be awesome. I might let me convince myself again!
Lately I’ve also been doing yoga as well. I absolutely love Yoga With Adrien; she’s super cute and totally inspiring. There’s nothing like her being all adorable while my butt trembles like reed in the wind…
I’ve been reading like there’s no tomorrow this past month, but couldn’t really bring myself to get into reviews and such. Will I ever? We shall see.
In case you are wondering what my favourites were since we met last time…
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
OMG! I loved this!? Tried to read it in 2011 but noped out pretty early on. I don’t know what my bloody problem was back then, but this book is pretty awesome. The other weekend I was in the mood to try it again though, and oh boy. I basically haven’t left the house and kept on reading all day long. Loved the atmosphere and the subtle paranoid, creepy vibes. This is just so good?!
Changeling by Matt Wesolowski
I knew this guy will not disappoint me. The previous book, Hydra, was pretty fucking creepy, but I think the author went above and beyond himself with Changeling. I didn’t get the audiobook version this time, but sod it. I gave up on horror quite a while ago, because couldn’t find any books that were terrifying enough to be worthy of being called horror. So I’m pretty glad Matt Wesolowski came along. He’s my guy now.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is certainly the type of book I don’t often pick up. But whenever I do, I always wonder just why the fuck do I resist them so much. You know, if there’s no murder investigation or mystery in the story I most often just back out. Well, I’m glad I finally got around to reading this, because it easily made its way in to my favourite ten books of this year. It even had a bit of mystery too!
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsoon
I’m a sucker for Scandi crime, and have yet to come across one that really and truly sucks. Loved how A Nearly Normal Family was actually set during late summer & early autumn. I imagine it must be beautiful. Not all is doom and gloom in Sweden, even with a murderer on the loose!
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
This was just way too real to be comfortable around. Drought? California cut off from water? It can actually happen. Not only to them, to all of us! Loved the characters, and I think the father & son author duo painted a pretty realistic picture of how something like would go down.