The Grand Budapest Hotel was my favourite film of the month – and the first Wes Anderson film I’ve, ever, seen. I’ll be watching Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom next. I’m going to pick up the book that the film is based on – The Society of the Crossed Keys soon.
I added Jane Eyre to my Penguin Drop Caps collection this month – they’re a hell of a lot of beautiful Penguin classics editions at the moment but I love the simplicity of Drop Caps.
At the beginning of the year I was in the biggest reading slump – for the first time in a long time I didn’t want to read and had to force myself to pick up books. I seem to have come out of that now. Although none of the books I’ve read over the last month; The Shock of the Fall, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, or & Sons really stand out as amazing to me – my first March favourite is the feeling of wanting to read again.
I’ve played Benjamin Francis Leftwich on repeat all month – mainly Pictures from Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm – it’s been out since 2011 but I come back to it again and again.
My new favourite word, sonder.
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
I finished this blog post a few days and between then and now I’ve started two amazing books The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and How To Be a Woman (which I’ve put off reading for the longest time) I adore both of them so far — so thought I’d include them and keep you guys updated on my feelings when I finish them both.