Reading, Watching, Listening

Is it just me or do the years seem too be going by faster and faster? I can’t believe it’s already September, but I do have to say that I am looking forward to some warmer Spring weather! Here’s a little of what I’ve been reading, watching and listening to over the past couple of months of winter hibernation..

Reading:

The Maze Runner by James Dashner: I’ve had this YA fantasy triology sitting on my shelf for a while now and finally got around to starting it. I devoured the first book within the week and the ending has of course left me hanging so I’ll need to get onto the second book soon! If you were a fan of the Hunger Games and Divergent series then you’ll love this one too!

Give me the child by Mel McGrath: I was sent a copy of this book to read and review and I’m really glad because it was probably not a book that I would’ve picked up myself but I actually really, really enjoyed it. It had me intrigued from the first few pages and then I was hooked and found it hard to put down until I finished it a few days later. If you like a bit of suspense you’ll love this one.

Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods: Chick lit, rom com, whatever you want to call it, I loved it! This was one of those books where the characters are so real you can totally imagine yourself being friends with them. The perfect spring/summer read.

Watching:

Look me in the eye: When I saw the preview for this new Aussie show hosted by Ray Martin on SBS I just knew I was going to love it…and I do! The concept of the show is this; two people who are estranged from one another are invited to sit in an empty room and look at each other in the eye, without saying a single word, for five whole minutes. At the end of the five minutes they walk out of the room and can then choose to either go back in and talk to the other person or leave. Get the tissues ready people, this show is intense.

Doctor, Doctor: One of my favourite Aussie series and what’s even better is that my hubby likes it too! So it’s become a bit of a tradition that every Wednesday night we curl up on the couch and watch it together. I’m not ashamed to admit that I totally have the hots for Dr. Hugh…..whos dying for him and Penny to finally hook up?!

The Bachelorette: I didn’t watch The Bachelor but I am committing myself to The Bachelorette. It’s romantic, full of hot men and a little bit awkward…what’s not to love! Here’s hoping Sophie finally finds her one true love.

Listening to:

The Nitty Gritty Committee Podcast with Meshel Laurie. I love Meshel and she interviews a whole range of different, interesting subjects for this podcast, from JonBenet Ramseys dad to Kyle Sandilands and everything in between. She does it with genuine interest and excitement and a good dose of humour too.

Conversations with Richard Fidler Podcast: I don’t care if it makes me sound old, I love Richard Fidler; he does a great interview. Just today I listened to his interview with Benjamin Law on ‘how the safe schools program began an ideological firestorm’. I’ve read and heard a lot about this topic so was really interested to listen to someone who has done a lot of research into it.

How do you sleep at night? Podcast: Ok, so I haven’t actually had a chance to listen to this yet but it’s all downloaded and ready to go in my podcast app. Currently sitting at the top of the iTunes podcast chart the description grab my attention: ‘How Do You Sleep At Night? is a new podcast hosted by Hack’s Sarah McVeigh. It’s about people who live their lives in the face of judgement. You’ll meet characters including a big tobacco lobbyist and big game hunters, a killer and a stock market manipulator. The show explores the different moral codes we all live by. Because no one thinks they’re a bad person, right?’ Sounds interesting….

Whar have you been reading, watching and listening to lately? Got any good recommendations?

 

 

 

 

 

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