Author: Amy Lawrence

2016 Favourites

some things i loved this past year

My musings.

It’s Saturday afternoon and I just sat outside with my laptop and leftover thai hoping to enjoy some afternoon sun. It’s windy out, but not unbearable like my mum said it would be, but I’m pushing through the cold trying to enjoy the little time I’ve got before I have to leave for work. I’ve got a lush face mask on, coconut oil in my hair, and a cigarette in one hand. I hate the fact that I still smoke, but I’m only on my 4th today so I’m cutting back (for now) and proud of myself for that. Last night was the world premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Out of all time zones, I think Australia got the the best pick of the lot. It aired at 7pm and I finished watching by 1.30am, so I didn’t have to stay up any ridiculous hours to watch it. I’ve been a fan of Gilmore Girls for as long as I can remember, and have rewatched more than 9 times now. Yesterday was spent …

Currently Reading [4]

Around September I noticed my Goodreads currently-reading shelf was always overflowing with 5 to 10 books which was absolutely insane. There was no way I was actively reading all those books! So since then I have been making a conscious effort to keep my shelf to a managable number, and to books I am actually reading. At the moment I have two books on the go, both of which I am thoroughly enjoying, so I thought I’d give you a peep into my current reads today. Just Kids by Patti Smith I stumbled across this book in a tiny airport bookstore and picked it up based on the recommendation of the salesperson. As soon as I got to my gate I started reading it and instantly fell in LOVE with Smith’s writing style, but ultimately forgot to pick it back up when I got home from my trip. About a month ago now I decided to pick it up again and immediately regretted not continuining on before. When I finally got further into this, I started hearing about it …

On reading less.

Not just reading less, but reading slower and more consciously. I have posted a lot about this and topics similar over the past couple of months, and I apologise for the repetitiveness but it is something that is very close to my heart at the moment. I want to re-read more, I spoke about that here. And I want to lower my TBR, I spoke about that here. But today I would like to discuss how I would like to read more consciously, and therefore less. Over the past year I have really tried to be selective with my reading. I (usually) research books I buy; I tend not to buy books compulsively and without consideration; I always, always make sure the subject matter is something that I am personally interested in, and not just something that the internet has told me I will like. No more aimless shopping and no more giving in to the hype. The fear of missing out (FOMO) is something that has always been something that’s affected me. I definitely want to write about …