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Weekly Update – Books, Shows & Films

Hello hello! It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another post about my reading and viewing activities. So, let’s get started.

What I’ve read, what I’m currently reading & what I’ve added to my TBR pile:

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I finished the Dutch book Lekker Laten Lullen. It’s about the lives and struggles of millennials and it’s written in a funny, open, and relatable way by two women in their thirties. I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and you can read my full review here.

I also started reading Challenger Deep, a novel about a young man’s descent into mental illness that’s been on my TBR pile for a while. I don’t have much to say about it yet, since I’m only a few pages in, but what I can say is that I’d forgotten how much I love Neal Shusterman’s writing style.

Additions to my pile are How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head) by Aaron Gillies and Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.

I’ve read Aaron Gillies’ first book Life-abet: An A to Z of Existence and loved that so much I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars. So naturally I want to give his second book How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head) a try too. It’s about the impact of anxiety and ways to deal with it, but the tone is light and humorous.

Sometimes I Lie is about a woman who wakes up in a hospital and is able to hear everything around her, but unable to move, speak, or open her eyes. She doesn’t remember how she ended up in the hospital, but thinks her husband might have something to do with it. The story alternates between her paralysed present, the week before her accident, and her childhood diaries. I’ve read that this book has a brilliant twist and Nicci French made me love psychological thrillers, so I’m very excited to read this one.

What I’ve watched, what I’m currently watching & what I’ve added to my watchlist:

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At this point it probably won’t surprise you that I’m watching Cheers. I’ve been watching it for months now and I’ve reached the end of season nine. After I’ve finished the entire show I want to move on to its spin-off Frasier. That will more or less be a rewatch, since I’ve already seen most episodes.

I’ve also watched the first two episodes of the Dutch show Denkend aan Holland, in which André van Duin and Janny van der Heijden sail through the Netherlands on a boat and go exploring. It’s so-called slow television and I love it.

Besides Frasier I also added the comical superhero film Deadpool to my watchlist. I own the DVD and yet I still haven’t watched it. Well, not in full. I’ve seen bits and pieces and I know I’ll enjoy this film.

And that’s pretty much it for this week’s update. It isn’t spectacular because I’ve been rather busy, but I think I’ll have some more spare time to do some reading and watching later this week.

Until next time!

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