Books – The Handmaid’s Tale which I’m reading now (I haven’t finished it though so this may be a bit premature). I first came across Margaret Atwood when I was given The Blind Assassin by my mum years ago – I loved it and since then I’ve also read the Oryx and Crake trilogy. I came across this beautiful vintage cover and had to have it. After reading the first few pages I knew I was going to adore the book and I’ve spent the last few nights reading when I definitely should have been sleeping.
I’m on week two of listening to Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey on repeat. My favourite song of the album changes everyday but at the moment it’s Fucked My Way To The Top with Money Power Glory a pretty close second. I really like that it has a completely different feel to Born to Die. I’ve spent the day pretending Lana isn’t playing Glastonbury this afternoon and I’m not insanely jealous of everyone who is there.
Kill Your Darlings is my film of the month. Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg is insane in this – it’s definitely the best film/tv show I’ve ever seen him in (although I do really want to watch A Young Doctor’s Notebook now). It’s also funny how much of beat culture has been appropriated into our own – but that’s a whole other conversation.
I’ve tried to embrace Summer – I’m naturally an autumn and winter person – those seasons make me happiest: I love the weather, food, clothes but I’ve made the effort to go on a lot of walks(with my headphones in and Lana on)and enjoy the weather. This is a shameless selfie of me with a suntan – you can see why I like winter.
That’s it for June – I haven’t been posting as often as I want to.Life has just gotten a bit intense but I’m going to try and get myself back into the routine of posting regularly again.