Monday Night Inspiration

I hope you’ve had a good Easter/Chocolate weekend, or a good holiday over the past few days! Mine has mainly featured midnight baking (as usual) before a family gathering on Friday, then Saturday was a lazy day where I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver in one day, then started Divergent by Veronica Roth in the middle of the night (and was up til 6am reading it, I kid you not). Then Sunday and today were given over to an almighty clear-out of our room and bathroom. The room is looking much better but there are still a couple of things I’m not happy about, but they’re little things and can be sorted out in a spare afternoon. Its amazing how much random and often useless stuff human being accumulate over the years…

I finished Divergent on Sunday, and I’m reading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami at the moment. I haven’t read any of his books, so I’m looking forward to it, I know this one is less focused on magic realism than his other books, but I think its a good place to start. I’ve also watched My Week With Marilyn with Michelle Williams – it was magic, and although sad, I think it also deepened my understanding of an icon. Then this evening I re-watched Amelie, one of my favourite films ever. I’m feeling quite down in the dumps with a cold and sore throat at the moment, I’m hoping it will go away soon as this week is going to be really busy. It was good to take a deep breath this weekend and not run about stressing too much. My life is taking an exciting turn right now, but I’m also trying to remain grounded and remind myself to do the work – writing is work, not a ‘lifestyle’.

I hope you have a good week – remember to give yourself a break every now and then!

There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.  No one has stepped twice into the same river.  But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?  ~ Marina Tsvetaeva

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