Category Archives: Books, plays, & screentime

June – August reads 2018

My reading has hugely decreased since starting the PhD, but I’m trying to get back into the habit again. I read nothing in June, Heartburn in July, then the other three in one glorious bank holiday weekend. Heartburn by Nora … Continue reading

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May reads 2018

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept by Elizabeth Smart (novel) Blurry. This book was just blurry for me. It’s like I could see that there was some beautiful writing, some raw and fully-felt emotion, but I couldn’t … Continue reading

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April reads 2018

Another month where I didn’t read much. I think this is going to be a theme over the next three years of my PhD. But, I did read something, which is better than nothing. A Pair of Silk Stockings by … Continue reading

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April screentime 2018

Annihilation (2018) film, Netflix I actually watched this in March & forgot. As I just had it on in the background (and was paying so little attention I somehow missed the scary bear-with-a-woman’s-pleas-for-help-as-a-voice), I gave it another go this month. … Continue reading

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March screentime 2018

This month I discovered I can get a 6-month free trial of Amazon Prime, so that’s opened up a whole new world of procrastination… The Revenant (2015) film, Netflix The cinematography is amazing, but apart from that I felt kind … Continue reading

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March reads 2018

With one notable exception February was a bit of write-off. I was too ill most of the time to do much of anything, including reading. It’s the first month in a very long time that I’ve read nothing (and watched … Continue reading

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January screentime 2018

Unrest (2017) documentary, Netflix It’s impossible for me to talk about this film with any kind of objectivity because I had such an emotional reaction to it. And maybe that’s the best thing I can say – it was emotionally … Continue reading

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