If you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’ll remember a post I did at the start of last year where I wrote about the books that had the greatest impact on me in 2016. Well, in a shocking turn of events, I’m gonna share with you some of my tops reads of 2017. How exciting!
Last weekend, I binge-watched the new Netflix series, Girlboss, in one day. So I guess you could say I liked it.
The show is a semi-autobiographical depiction of Sophia Amoruso’s, the real life Girlboss, entrepanerial rise of her vintage fashion brand Nasty Gal from its inception in 2006, when it was just a lowly ebay stored where she ‘flipped’ clothes. The then-23 year old Sophia just wanted to not work for anyone else anymore, and so she almost by accident became her own boss.
Is it too late to write posts about 2016? I mean, it’s still January, so…
I really wanted to do a post about the books that stuck with me the most last year. In case you’ve been keeping up in any capacity, at the start of 2016, I gave myself a goal to read 15 books in 2016 through the Goodreads Reading Challenge, and suffice to say, I did it! Just over a book a month may seem miniscule to some, but I think I can count on one hand the amount of books I read in 2015 (if that), so it feels nice that I went out of my way to make it happen. I used to devour books as a teen, but in the age of YouTube and Netflix, it often feels so much easier to opt for visual stimulation than picking up a book… especially when you can scroll through social media while you catch up on your favourite show.
This weekend, I went to see La La Land. And when I left the cinema, the feelings I held, I imagine, were very similar to those felt by audiences witnessing motion picture musicals for the first time back in the turn of the last millennium.
(Disclaimer: while I will indulge in fairly minor spoiler territory, I won’t be going into detail with the plot points. I loved going in to watch La La Land with fresh eyes and ears, but reading this review won’t take away the magic if you haven’t seen it yet, I promise)