So, it’s December now. Wasn’t it Halloween a week ago??
November wasn’t the greatest reading or watching month for me… and considering how December is starting out, I don’t think this month will be either.
I have 2 essays to write in 2 weeks which I’ve been putting off… shoot me…
What I Read:
Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)
I have mixed feelings about this book. This book could have easily been 100 or more pages shorter. The first part of the book was rather boring and the ending was rather lacklustre. I mean half the clues were hinted at near the end, but then just blurted out by the police and then Robin at the end.
The pluses were that I was genuinely interested in the case and the turns the investigation took. And the second part gave us so many Strike and Robin moments that left me smiling and so happy (I swear to god they better end up together in the next book!) And good riddance to a certain jerk who I have disliked since book 1.
So all in all, my least favourite of the 4 so far. A solid 3⭐ read.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A fun and witty read, but nothing exceptional. I listened to this on audio and that definitely made the experience more enjoyable. The narrator does a great job!
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
I really enjoyed the reading experience of this book. At the front, Gaiman has short passages on his inspirations or thoughts on the stories, so I would read a story and then go back to the front.
Many of the stories were enjoyable and Gaiman has such a wonderful way of story telling. This was a hodgepodge collection and to be fair to Gaiman, he admits that, but I would have preferred more of a theme or something.
Currently, I’m still working my way through A Map of Days (Ransom Riggs) and I’m also listening to The Queen of the Damned (Anne Rice) on audiobook. I’m enjoying both and hopefully, I can finish them this month 🙂
What I Watched:
The only drama I watched in its entirety last month was The Miracle and you can read my mini review here :p
James Acaster: Repertoire
I recently watched this comedian on Would I Lie To You and I found him so funny! I then noticed that he had a 4 part Netflix standup show. James Acaster is so odd and charming! His comedy is smart and I look forward to seeing more of his work.
The Good Cop
I love Josh Groban. He is so charming and has the voice of an angel ♥ So of course I wanted to check out his acting in this offbeat cop programme. Groban plays a somewhat squeaky clean detective whose father (Taxi’s Tony Danza by the way!!) is a crook. It was somewhat jarring with it’s timeline, but the characters are fun and I really hope the people at Netflix change their mind and renew this quirky little show.
I should aim to finish the many dramas that I’m currently watching, but who knows
Will I start others? Probs haha 😂
Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a lovely day~