Phew I swear November just disappeared before my eyes! I’ve been so busy that I’ve definitely fallen behind on my reading challenge. My aim was to read 40 books this year and I’m currently on 33, so I need to get my read on this month. Luckily I finish work on the 18th so I will be able to power through a few then. I’ve actually only read one book this month, it was a huge one but such a goody!
How to Get Away with Murder
I haven’t done a proper series binge in a long time. But when I was struck down with laryngitis earlier in the month, I was on the couch for a couple of days and decided to give How to Get Away with Murder a try. Pretty much one episode and I was hooked! It follows a defense lawyer and her team of students at a local college. Of course, as by the title, it does involve a murder and there is a mystery which is shown throughout the episodes in a series of flashbacks. Each episode however does focus on a different criminal case and how they beat it.
I’m so used to watching really complex shows and plots like House of Cards, and although this does have awesome story lines because it is partially serialised it is really easy to watch. I don’t feel like if I miss a couple of minutes, I’ll miss the whole point of the series. Definitely something to pick up if you’re looking for something on Netflix.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
I am all about the fantasy novels, and I love finding a series which I can get lost in, and I’ve definitely found it here. The plot is hard to explain, but it is another world where drafters exist who can draft different colours of the spectrum into luxin. The luxin has different properties depending on the colour. These drafters are ruled by the prism and the white and the kingdom is divided into the 7 colours, each with different allegiances. Think Game of Thrones but a little less violent, better characters who don’t just get killed off and an intricate plot line.
There are going to be 4 in the series and I’m really excited to read the rest of them, I just found the whole premise so interesting. If you are looking for a new fantasy series which is a whole lot easier to read than GoT then get reading!
Answer Me This
I can’t believe I haven’t talked about Answer Me his on here before! It has been one of my favourite podcasts for a long time. Essentially it features Helen and Oly, who both answer questions which have come into the show. Definitely a nice simple premise, but it is really entertaining! Both have such charisma and work really well together on the show, as it has been running for years. It’s like the ideal combination between learning something a bit new about random subjects and having a bit of a giggle.
The Modern Mann
This links to Answer Me This, as The Modern Mann is hosted by Oly. I find him really insightful and interesting, in each episode he explores something a bit different from burgers to rock stars. Each week he also has handy guests on to talk all things current events, along with ‘the fox hole’ where they answer relationship questions from listeners. I’ve been really enjoying this show, it seems to whizz by and I look forward to it being released every Tuesday!
What have you been reading, watching and listening to this month?