I am currently… (#1)

I know I have been pretty rubbish at posting regularly again recently. The reason is that I haven’t been reading a lot. I have been mega-busy and just haven’t had the time to read and write posts.

So I decided that I would start a chain of posts called: ‘I am Currently…’, where I can let you know what I am currently up to (book-related or otherwise). I am planning on making these posts every now and again, and to use it as a platform in which I can post, without necessarily having read much!

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I am currently…READING:

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I have two books on the go at the moment! I am about a third of the way through The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It’s very good, but requires a lot of concentration, and I want to give the book my full attention at a time when I am not so busy and preoccupied. I am also reading Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes (book 2 in the Falling Kingdoms Series), and am nearly finished with it. I am really really enjoying this one, and it is so much better than the first book!

I am currently…WATCHING:

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I only really have two TV shows on the go at the moment: Once Upon A Time and The Shannara Chronicles. OUAT is, of course, amazing. I feel like it has really been picking up in the second half of season 5, and I’m enjoying it nearly as much as I was in the early Season One days. The Shannara Chronicles, on the other hand, I feel pretty mixed about. Some episodes I absolutely love, and some I find laughably bad! Anyone else have this problem?

I am currently…LISTENING TO:

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HAMILTON !!!

I am currently…OBSESSING OVER:
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I was pretty late to the bandwagon of Hamilton, but now I am on it, I am completely obsessed. I have been listening to the soundtrack every day for the past week or so, and I don’t see myself getting tired of it any time soon! Does anyone have a favourite track? I can’t decide between Satisfied, Non-Stop and The Room Where it Happens.

I am currently…STUDYING:
– for exams 😦
I have exams and assignments to complete before my first year of Uni is finished, so it’s a pretty busy, stressful time coming up, which is why I have been struggling to read a lot recently!

I am currently…WRITING:
I haven’t actually been writing a lot for a little while either. There is one of my stories (which I finished a first draft of about a year ago!) that I really want to edit and finish. But, again, studies and life are preventing me from having enough time to really dedicate to the long process that I know this editing will be. I’m hoping that over the Summer I can find some free time to really get started on it!
Most of the writing that I am doing (outside of uni essays and assignments) is in my journal. I have really gotten into keeping a journal, and I write in it almost every day. I’m finding it very therapeutic and a positive means of getting all of my thoughts down. If you want to find out more about my starting a journal, you can check out my post here.

I am currently…QUOTING:
I tend to have a new favourite quote all of the time. Sometimes it changes daily, sometimes monthly. Recently, I cam across a quote that I absolutely love…

“Now that you’re an adult, you might still feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you’re told that you’re “in your head too much”, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers.”

― Susan Cain, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I have heard loads about this book, and it’s one that I really want to read. I have currently been really aware of being an introvert. I mean, I’m always aware, but sometimes more than other times. But I’ve also really been trying to tell myself that being an introvert, when others might not quite understand me, is not a bad thing at all! I think this book would be a very empowering read for introverts, and I really want to read it!

I am currently…WISHING FOR:
I’m not sure if I have mentioned this on my blog before, but my favourite Disney film is Poccahontas! And I also love Funko Pops. So when this was announced…FU8657lg.jpgI was pretty excited! It is set to be released on 30th June!

Also, going along with with theme of Hamilton…

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Can this book be bought at a price that is not £178 anywhere!!??

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So that’s all the ‘I am currently’s’ for today! Are you currently doing any of these too?

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