Saturday, 2 February 2013

watch, read, listen: january

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!

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21 comments

  1. I am OBSESSED with Girls. Lena Dunham is flawless. x

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  2. ha i'm loving girls too... fell in love last weekend

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  3. I've heard so many great things about Girls, really need to start watching it! x

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  4. I've only just started watching Girls too! It is AMAZING!! I can't get enough of it. Lena Dunham is a legend, it's hilarious and so well written! x

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  5. i'm absolutely loving Girls too! it's sad to hear J.K. Rowling's book wasn't amazing as i really hoped it would be :( oh well, i'll just have to read all my Harry Potter's all over again!

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  6. I really struggled to get through The Casual Vacancy, too - so disappointing as I absolutely love HP and expected a similarly gripping story from her more 'adult' book.
    I'm dying to get watching Girls, but don't have a TV at university, ugh! xx

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  7. Love Girls too, especially the cringey moments. Lena Dunham is awesome!


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  8. Really need to star watching girls!

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    x

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  9. I love this post, please do another one again!I love the stokes too, and have been listening to one way trigger non-stop too, though am listening to all my favourites again too!annie x

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  10. absolutely in love with 'girls' too, just finished season one and can't wait for the rest of season two! and YES to julian casablancas.

    b x

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  11. Girls is amazing! I wrote in my blog about it aswell saying all the same stuff as you about the wobbly bits and sex! Strokes are one of my favs too... saw them at Rockness a couple of years ago... hoping they will tour this year :) K x

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  12. Yessss, keep it as a regular feature! :)
    I love seeing what people are enjoying. :)

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  13. I love Girls! It's so funny and quite realistic. So different to anything else.

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  14. Girls sounds like it's been really good. Damn my lack of Sky TV! xx

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  15. Girls is hilarious! My new fav program!

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  16. I tried to get into Girls but must admit it didn't really gel with me. Lovely pictures, I love your blog :)

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  17. I love your blog!!!!
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  18. I'm liking this feature and loving girls and 3/3 the strokes are my fave band too!

    Cx

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  19. Girls is amazing! I love it too :)

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