That’s A Wrap – January 2018

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I think we should all politely ignore the fact that this January wrap up is coming in the middle of February. Nothing to see here… it’s become a running joke in work that I am terrible at dates, and I keep trying to fervently convince people that it never used to be a problem, but well here’s Exhibit Z. I’m awful. It’s getting a bit embarrassing really.

Anyway January and the start of February have been busy, and exciting. I did a lot of things. I’m going to be mysteriously and irritatingly vague about it.


Reading Summary

I read four manuscripts this month and three books (which I’m counting as technically, technically¬†seven)

  • Holding by Graham Norton
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

HoldingThe Rest of Us Just Live HereCartes Postales from Greece: The runaway Sunday Times bestseller

Books Bought

Guys, prepare yourselves. I very nearly bought none. It almost happened. But I went to the Tove Jansson exhibition in Dulwich right at the end of the month and couldn’t stop myself from buying a few books.


Other News

I feel like I explored London a bit more in February, and did a few things I wouldn’t normally do. The Tove Jansson exhibition was really worth the trip, and something I was planning to do since I moved up here in October. I kept putting it off until the final weekend and I don’t really know why. It was a bit awkward to get to, but her drawings and painting were amazing. I had no idea she illustrated political magazines and drew the illustrations for the Swedish edition of The Hobbit. I want to read her biography now. I imagine she had a pretty vibrant life.

I also went to see Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre which was a really dynamic and engaging play. I’ve never actually seen Shakespeare performed outside my GCSE English classroom, so it was a treat, and the production was incredible. Also the wonderful Ben Whishaw, who I’ve been in awe of since watching Bright Star a few years ago, was in it. I didn’t realise til the day before and I will say without shame that seeing him act live has made my year already.

Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

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