Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Life Update.



I have really been lax on the posting lately, everything has been chaotic up to the beginning of June and then I needed a bit (lot) of a break. I posted every couple of weeks in the mean time but I'm not sure my heart was completely in it. I would like to get back on track, starting with an update for those who are interested.

So at the end of May I completed my dissertation. Well actually it was a dissertation, a smaller assignment and a poster presentation (woohoo). I think in the last 4 months I have written 25000 words and it has killed me. Well not literally but, you know.

So then I had a lot of anxiety about results and what to do after and worrying and it basically took up all of my time. Anyway about 3 weeks ago I got my results and I got my degree and so now I'm an English Graduate. You can now address me as Alexandra Louise Hamblet BA (Hons).

I've been poor, if that interests anyone. I never have enough money for bills except student loan days and I might not have any more of them, I don't know. Hence why there haven't been many product reviews of late, I can't afford anything new! Having said that, I have bought some new skin care with my boots points and I've been loving my skin recently so I can't wait to share those with you. (Huge thanks to Caroline Hirons and a mexican wave in honour).

I have been working, doing some shifts (I work bank so I pick and choose my hours). I need the cash urgently and I also don't really mind. I get paid quite a lot for weekends so I work Saturdays and it's okay. So I'm mostly MIA on the most social day of the week. For 12 and a half hours (that's how long my shifts are).

I'm completely up-to-date on Pretty Little Liars bar one episode. I've been obsessed with RuPaul's Drag Race. Actually I've been loving Willam Belli and got to watching Drag Race after watching every second of footage of him that I can find on the internet. The beatdown is the best show ever, you should all go watch it (if you're over 18!!!) So I watched series 4 of Drag Race because of Willam, then series 6 for Courtney but ended up in total love with Bianca and Adore. Although Willam is still my fave. So now I'm hooked.

Lastly I've found myself rather uninspired lately, which sucks. If any of you have any ideas for posts you'd like to see then let me know below :) Thanks.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Me Before You - Jojo Moyes.





POTENTIAL SPOILERS

Since Christmas I have struggled to find the time to read anything. Uni work took up all my time, both reading and writing. Now that I've finished my course (Yes, I have a bloody degree!!!) I picked up my first book in months, and honestly, I couldn't have made a finer choice. Jojo Moyes is an incredible author.

This book made me laugh and cry. It gave me butterflies, and it broke my heart. What more could I want, right?

The story follows Louisa Clark, a 26 year old small town girl whose world is turned upside down when she loses her job, and has to take another, working for a 35 year old man who is a C5/6 quadriplegic. She becomes his carer and faces an intense battle when she finds out his plans to end his life. Will is unhappy with his new life, and dissatisfied with his inability to be the confident, high flying, globe trotting, casanova that he used to be. Lou has to face the problem head on and she takes it upon herself to change his mind. The reader follows her struggles and attempts to change his mind and change his life. There are ups and downs, and throughout there is tension and wonder over whether she will succeed or not.

I was about 5 words in when I realised I was hooked. I grew to love characters and ache for them to love each other. I didn't want to put this book down. Granted, I love reading, and enjoy an array of novels and genres but, not many get an entire blog post devoted to them. I finished this book in a number of days and I loved every minute of it.

This book has been adapted in to a movie and is currently being filmed. You can expect to see it advertised everywhere come 2016. With Emilia Clarke as Lou, and Sam Claflin as Will, I can't imagine better casting and I just can't wait. I am so excited.

On top of this, (bonus!) Jojo Moyes has written a sequel (I won't include its name because it is kind of a big spoiler for the first book) and it is due out on the 24th of September, this year. I think that finding out what happens to characters after the book ends is something we all want, and don't often get. I can't wait to read and watch, and I would 100% recommend.