Bookish (and not so bookish) thoughts’ is hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous
So, here we are a few days into 2017 and the routine is well and truly back to normal. The Christmas tree is down, the diet is improving and the twins have realised that there are no more presents to be opened until next December and are going back to school on Monday.
Here’s a little snapshot of what’s going on in 746 land this week as we ease into this new year.
- My wonderful sister sent me a gorgeous Christmas present – one of my favourite perfumes, Diptyque’s Philosykos in a solid scent and I have been wearing it constantly. Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that I am a bit of a perfume addict and this is one I particularly love as its fig based smell reminds me of Crete – my favourite place in the world
- The death of Richard Adams at the end of last year prompted me to find my rather lovely copy of Watership Down. This is officially the oldest book on my TBR – I’ve had it since 1981 and have never read it, so I plan to rectify that this year!
- We are currently watching the fantastic French drama Le Passager (The Passenger) starring Jean-Hugues Anglade of Betty Blue fame. A serial killer is murdering his victims in the image of Greek myths and a cop and a psychiatrist are not all they seem. It’s smart, scary and thrilling and I can’t wait to see how it will end.
- My book-buying ban is going to be put to the test at the end of the month, when Paul Auster (one of my favourite authors) publishes his new novel 4 3 2 1. If any of you read it, do me a favour and tell me its rubbish, even though I know it won’t be. It might make me want it less.
- The new season of events is now beginning at Seamus Heaney HomePlace and I am particularly excited that Simon Armitage will be visiting in March. He’s one of my favourite poets and I will try and do my best to stay professional and not turn into a gibbering wreck when he talks to me….
- I was quite surprised to hear that Julian Barnes’ novel The Sense of an Ending was being made into a movie, but after seeing the trailer this week, it looks like it could be quite a good adaptation. Then again, I am usually easily swayed by the presence of Jim Broadbent in anything….
How are you all settling into the New Year?
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!