CURRENT READ: Girl A by Abigail Dean

I’ve been poorly since Saturday night. I spent what was left of Sunday, after getting out of bed at 2 pm, on this new read with lots of fluids an arm’s length away and relaxation being the only objective🧘🏽‍♀️🛀🏽

Reading has been steady lately but mental health has been quite the opposite, and this isn’t helped by my environment😔

My mantra today is “don’t let the emotional constipation of others affect you” and I’ve had a rocky start with it already, let me tell you😂 That said, I’ve been clutching a moonstone gifted to me by a new friend recently and thinking about the insightful tarot reading she gave as well as the potential significance of my restlessness. I’m hoping that this cave I’m currently trapped in is the dip before ascension🌚

Here’s to feeling better and using all the trials and tribulations for a Pulitzer-winning novel or Grammy-nominated album in the future🔮

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CURRENT READ: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney👭

Normal People stole my heart last year. I devoured the book and gorged myself on the TV series shortly after, and continue to find myself on days, for no apparent reason, thinking about random scenes/chapters. The weird thing is, when I first finished the book, I was underwhelmed and a little confused about the resolution. I didn’t understand what the ‘hype’ was.

Over time, I found that something about Marianne and Connell stuck in my head. Lingering bits of their intelligent conversations on class and belonging, and the vulnerable moments where what was thought or felt failed to be vocalised or acted upon. I had a really good chat with my cousin about the ways that Rooney had presented two contemporary protagonists from starkly different backgrounds and the trials of modern love👫

Talking about the book really helped me realise the brilliance of the subtle storytelling and the characters who were so introspective and realistic.

I’m really looking forward to this one. Heard predominantly good things from other avid readers! 💜