What I'm Loving Lately: Mini-reviews

I've been lacking in blogging motivation of late so thought I'd do a bits and pieces post. My life at the moment seems to revolve around work and waiting impatiently for the next Game of Thrones episode (that's not even an exaggeration, don't know how I'm going to cope after next week) but other than that, here's what I've been loving lately...

My Book... Lady Chatterley's Lover

Yes, really. I was curious, okay! And I'm actually really enjoying it. It was in the classics section of the library so I shouldn't be surprised that it's well written, but I was expecting Mills and Boon type trashiness for some reason. There's not much plot, in all honesty, but there's a lot more to the characters than I expected, especially Mellors. All the stuff about class is interesting and I've not been too cringed out by the sex scenes (yet). [Edit: okay, I've got to the cringey bits now. Can definitely see why this book was banned.] The big choice now is whether to watch the Richard Madden adaptation first, or the Sean Bean. Decisions, decisions!

My TV series...Banished

(Note: Game of Thrones is number one of course, but can't really talk about that as it's spoiler territory. That coat this week though! The costume people are really stepping up their game.) My sister and I are nearly done with Banished on Netflix, a seven episode series by Jimmy McGovern, revolving around one of the first penal colonies in Australia. There's a great cast and although some of the plotlines are a bit ridiculous the writing is good. It's a really interesting setting and a fun (if dark!) watch.

My music...Begin Again

I re-watched Begin Again the other day and ended up buying the soundtrack. It's great for singing along to in my room or the car, as Keira Knightly doesn't have a huge range and neither do I. All the songs are fab but I like Lost Stars (Adam Levine's version) and A step you can't take back best, I think.

My Films... A Street Cat named Bob and Southside with You

A Streetcat named Bob is an adorable (but heart-rending) film about a homeless man who finds a new reason for living when a stray cat adopts him. Southside with you is a romantic drama about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. Two very different films, but what do they have in common? They're both based on true events, they're both very cute and they both have very little plot and could probably have been half an hour shorter. But despite that I enjoyed them both very much. SCNB was probably a better film overall though - largely because there were no 'real time' driving scenes or city council meetings...

My Night out...Bongo's Bingo

One of my best friends is getting married in September, and we had a mini Hen night last week. We went to Bongo's Bingo in Liverpool (and Popworld afterwards!) which is like a bingo night/ rave where they play loads of cheesy music and give away stupid prizes like life-size cardboard cutouts of Patrick Stewart and boxes of cocoa pops. And everyone dances on the tables the whole way through. It was space theme so we went in deeley boppers with glittery make-up. Can't wait for the wedding now!

Watched or read any of these? What have you been loving lately?


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