Monthly Favourites #4

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I’m reading Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, and to be honest it’s amazing. It’s about a girl called Frances and her friend/ex Bobbi who get friendly with a couple and how things get more complicated as the four become intertwined. I didn’t know anything about it when I bought it, other than people online had said it was good – and I wasn’t sure what to expect.

It’s amazing. I’m eeking it out for as long as possible, because I don’t want it to end. Frances is such a real character as well, if you’ve ever fancied someone you shouldn’t you’ll feel twitchy with recognition at how she feels.

I’m aware I’m probably going to be reading this book for the whole month so in lieu of other books, please take my advice and read this piece by Joel Golby about what the fuck happened in this house. It honestly has me screaming with laughter every time I read it.

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I have become completely obsessed with Buzzfeed Unsolved on Youtube. It’s true crime AND ghosts, two investigators – one skeptic, one believer go to all these creepy places and see if they can solve the ultimate question – are ghosts real? The Haunting of Hannah Williams is my favourite episode by far but they’re all hilarious.

Also, I don’t think I need to say much about Game of Thrones returning. Don’t want to detail what’s happened as ~spoilers, as I’m not that girl. However, if you haven’t watched it I’d get going straight away as it’s really good. One note is this series hasn’t been thaaaaaat gory yet, I haven’t had to hide too much. PLUS you get 10 points from me if you notice Mac from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s five seconds of fame.

Movie wise, all I want to talk about is Avengers: Endgame. Oh my word. If you’re into Marvel in any way, you’ll have seen it anyway or are planning on seeing it but I cannot stress how good it is. If you’re not into Marvel, I’d recommend getting started. And get your skates on, as you’ve got 22 films to work through and I want to discuss them with as many people as possible ASAP, so hurry up.

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Although it’s not technically a podcast, I’ve been listening to Simple Creatures new EP on repeat. It’s the new creation of Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low – a recovering emo kid’s dream, right? Their EP came out on the 29th and I gave it the ultimate test – listened to it whilst cleaning my house and walking back from the school run and it passed both with flying colours. I’d most recommend the song How To Live, which sounds a bit like the new Bring Me The Horizon album (but GOOD!)

Podcast-wise, I would recommend Shagged, Married Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsay which I have been blasting through. I attempted to play it as the “Doing Housework” podcast but every time I’ve ended up sitting down cackling with laughter surrounded by piles of washing so it’s not going too well in that direction. Also: beware of listening in public, as it’s really hard not to laugh out loud.

Apologies that my favourites seem to be a bit sparse this month,  the Easter holidays really threw a spanner in the works and I’ve been sacrificing everything in my life to watch The Crown for the past week or so. Writing, cleaning, ….weeing, everything has gone straight out of the window for that show. But I’ll tell you more about that later…