6 January 2015

Currently I'm...#19



Reading:
A couple of nights ago, I finished reading This Book Is Gay by James Dawson which, overall, was pretty good. I don't know how well-suited I was to the book because I already knew 90% of what was being written about but it was still interesting and I can definitely see how it could really help out a lot of people. It's about time there was a book specifically about sexuality. Now, I'm reading How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran which I'm absolutely loving. It took a while to get into but I'm right into it now and it's brilliant. Get it read.

Watching:
I got quite a few DVDs for Christmas and in the sales afterwards so I haven't exactly been struggling for things to watch. The past few months, I've been mildly obsessed with John Hughes films from the 80s, especially The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful. I just love the way he worked. John Hughes just gets me... I'll slap myself so you don't have to. :'D Also, Pulp Fiction is a new love of mine (Tarantino is a genius when it comes to dialogue. I realise now that I didn't know what I was talking about before I saw Pulp Fiction) and I re-watched Once a few nights ago which reminded me that it's absolutely beautiful. There's something quite inspirational about Once if you know some of the back-story because it was made on a really small budget and the attitude of the cast and crew just seems to down-to-earth and humble. Other than film, I'd been re-watching season 1 of My Mad Fat Diary (for the third time) until a couple of days ago, then I moved onto season 2 (for the second time). 

Listening To...
A lot of Jamie T but that's not exactly a new development. Also, tacky 90s boy-bands but again, not really a new thing. I was writing my dissertation last night and I put on a playlist of boy-band anthems to get me through but I ended up writing precisely 2 words of my dissertation in an hour and a half because I was really getting into the music. Boy-bands from the 90s and early 2000's are devastatingly under-appreciated...

Loving:
I've been into spoken word poetry for quite a while now but until about a week ago, I only really knew about a few people including Harry Hitchens and Lucy Evenden. I know now that I'd really been missing out because I recently stumbled across Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye and sweet lord, they are genuinely incredible. If you follow me on twitter (@TACEblog or @CatHannnahXD), you've probably noticed me being extra pretentious and annoying recently by regularly tweeting lines from poems by Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. Sorry about that... I'd highly recommend checking them out though because their poetry is absolutely gorgeous. I can't choose my favourites but An Origin Story, When Love Arrives, Repetition and B are probably a good place to start. 

Lots of love, Cat
xxx

8 comments:

  1. I'm reading How To Build A Girl at the minute, and I'm really struggling with it. I'd heard good things, so I'm persisting instead of DNFing, but I'm definitely not as connected to the MC as much as I thought I'd be. I'm almost finding the MC, and through her, Moran, annoying! :-/ R x

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    1. I was the same actually - I was incredibly close to putting it down without finishing it and I actually read a few chapters, didn't like it then left it unread for a few weeks before giving it another shot. I'd really recommend trying to finish it because after I'd read about a third of it, I stopped finding the MC annoying. It took me a marathon reading session but I started to really love the MC and Caitlin Moran's writing style. Just persevere! xx

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  2. I love Sarah Kay, one of my favorite spoken word poems by her is 'hands'. She is amazing. Lately I've been getting into poetry and writing a lot more. Can I just talk about how cute that cat picture is, it's adorable.

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    1. She really has a way with words. I love her and Phil Kaye so much at the moment ♥
      Awh thank you! xx

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  3. You're right - Quentin Tarantino is a pure genius.
    Glad you're enjoying How to Build A Girl! I've heard nothing but good things about it.

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    1. I finished it last night! It's brilliant, I'd really recommend reading it :D xx

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  4. I've wanted to read How to Build a Girl for so long! My friend also really enjoyed the John Hughes films I forced her to watch on NYE ehehehe. :D And yay for Pulp Fiction! Have you seen Kill Bill? It's also incredible. :D

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    1. You should definitely read it! Ahh good - knew she would :'D I haven't seen Kill Bill but I've been meaning to for a while. I'll watch it soon! xx

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