Tv Show: Girls, Mondays at 10pm on Sky Atlantic
I'm a bit late jumping on the bandwagon for hit comedy show 'Girls', admittedly only becoming interested after reading an article describing it as Sex and The City - only not in the least bit glamorous and with lots of bad sex, even worse fashion choices and plenty of scenes to make you laugh. Ten episodes of pale skin, wobbly tummies and familiar experiences crammed into a day and a half and I'm hooked. I can't get enough of the girls lives (nor can I stop talking about it to my friends!) and find the show so down to earth, funny and real.
Book: J.K Rowling - The Casual Vacancy
This was the first book I've never been able to finish on a first attempt, and I finally made it to the end after 3 attempts spaced over as many months. It was mainly an Instagram comment I received, telling me to stick with it because the ending is really good, that spurred me to finish it.
It was a difficult read, and some parts were extremely boring because nothing was really happening. The book is split into sections, and written from each characters perspective which was good at times (I really loved The Weedon families sections), but I found it a bit mundane at the beginning hearing every single families thoughts on the death of a character. I don't think I fully enjoyed this book until the I read the ending - which was a real shock to the storyline. I loved how J.K Rowling managed to create so many separate events at the end, with every character doing their own thing yet they all came together in such a horrible tragedy.
I want to recommend this book because of the ending and the way it made me re-think the whole story and look it at in a different perspective, but the truth is that it wasn't the most enjoyable read.
Music: The Strokes - One Way Trigger
The Strokes have been my favourite band for a LONG time and I was super excited when they announced a new album release in 2013, and I literally couldn't contain my excitement when I saw that they'd tweeted a link to the first single off the new album last week. 'One Way Trigger' is a lot different to The Strokes older albums, and more similar to Julian's solo material with a more modern, poppy style. That being said, it's insanely catchy and I'm loving Julian's high voice! I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
I'm thinking of making this a regular monthly feature so I'd love to know if you liked the post! Feel free to share any films, tv shows, books or music you've been loving lately in the comments, I'm always looking for recommendations!