What have I been up to? Watching/Reading/Doing

I love sharing things I love so I just figured I would start a new segment on my blog sharing what I’ve been watching, reading and doing. Kind of like a monthly favourites but more and somehow… better? You tell me

Watching:

The Bold Type

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The Bold Type focuses on 3 girls who work for the same magazine living their best, and not so best, lives in NYC. Long story short: 3 cool girls with beautiful friendship live the cool NYC lifestyle (cool bars included) while working for a cool progressive magazine called Scarlet. I think it’s pretty popular in the LGBTQ community as well. As you can probably tell over all- it’s cool. In Australia you can check it out on Stan.

The Office

Well this is more like re-watching but if you haven’t seen The Office (US of course)… why? It’s on Stan in Australia.

The Innocence Files

Really good if you’re into true crime. Based in America The Innocence Files documents 8 different cases that each led to an innocent man being put away in prison. This series is truly eye opening and I would be lying if I said I didn’t cry at least once. Thank god for the Innocence Project doing everything they can to help people who truly need it. This is a Netflix series.

Reading:

Disclaimer- I’ve mainly been searching through Apple books sale section and I’ll just show you what I found

The First Wife by Jill Childs

Two childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in years reconnect when Caroline invites Sophie to stay with her. The second Sophie arrives she realises something is different with her old friend. On top of this her friends daughter has stopped speaking and acts terrified of her mother.  Overall, this was interesting enough with two point of views and a couple of plot twists. I think the only thing that let the story down was that the ending felt rushed but over all not bad for like $3.

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The story starts with Dannie being newly engaged and scoring her dream job. She believes she’s living the perfect life until she has an extremely vivid dream in which she wakes up in a different apartment with a different man and the date on the NEWS is five years later. THEN SHE MEETS THE GUY. From reading the blurb I thought I knew how this was going to end so it took me a while to actually purchase it but I was wrong. As the book progressed it became clear what was happening but I was way too invested in the characters to let it affect me. This book hit me in the feels big time and for $5 (I think) it was worth it.

One day in December and The two lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

One day in December focuses on Laurie who makes eye contact with a complete stranger but she swears she knows him somehow. By his reaction she swears he felt the same thing and from this she’s instantly in love. She truly believes they’re meant to be and will find each other again but, will the time ever be right?

The two lives of Lydia Bird focuses on (surprise) Lydia. Lydia’s fiance dies on her 28th birthday, which is obviously terrible but her doctor prescribes her sleeping pills that give her the opportunity to see Freddie in like an alternate universe where he didn’t die and things are as normal. The story focuses on Lydia trying to deal with her grief and seeing her fiance in this different life.

Both books were like $4 each and I have very different opinions on them. I read One day in December first and it had potential to be a cute love story but I have to say it… the writing was sloppy. To be honest I googled if it was a published fan fiction (like the After situation..) so when I realised I had already purchased another one of Josie Silver’s books I was thinking for fuck sake. So I started The two lives of Lydia Bird and it’s, in my opinion, a lot better. Why? Because this is her second book. I mean, I’m pretty sure that’s why. I might also relate to this one better as I have a long term partner and was literally on the verge of tears for the majority of the book. I’m not sure but they’re like $4 each so check them out ahah

Doing:

Nike Training Club

The Nike training club has been a lifesaver. Completely free and has workouts for different training types, different muscle groups and with or without equipment. However, I think the best feature is that you can set up plans for yourself and it’s so simple! You just pick what kind of plan you want, fill in some details like how often you want to train and how often you currently train then it’ll sort it all out for you. If running is more your thing the Nike run club app can also generate plans for any events you want to enter. I have both apps as they work alongside together.

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Fallout Shelter 

I genuinely cannot believe I am even writing this. My boyfriend is trying to get me into gaming so he downloaded Fallout Shelter onto his iPad in what I think is an attempt to get me to want to play the actual Fallout game. Anyway, it hasn’t worked but I did get addicted to Fallout Shelter. Basically in the game you get the beginnings of a vault and a few dwellers and you have to keep them alive and create a thriving vault community. You send the dwellers into the wasteland to explore or on quests plus you need to keep them alive from raiders and keep up supplies. Overall, it’s a lot more addicting than it sounds