So, apparently this is the time that some people celebrate half-Christmas with sandwiches made with Christmas ingredients? This isn’t going to be that kind of wrap-up. Just an update on how half of my 2021 has gone by and a list of some of my favourite things.
I went into the year setting myself a reading challenge of 52 books. I am currently at 47 included re-reads, audiobooks and graphic novels! The toughest book for me to read was Jane Eyre. I didn’t read it when I was meant to = as a teenager. This meant that when I did read it now, I found it excruciating. The religious aspect, the fact that this dark hero had a black wife locked up in his basement. Shudder. Hard pass. I might still watch the movie though. I mean, Michael Fassbender anyone?
Interestingly, the top books that stuck with me are mostly non-fiction – which isn’t usually my go-to genre of books. Here are my top 3.
Thanks to Norm and a few other blogger friends, my mixtapes project is thriving without me having to do any real work. So I’ll spare you the repetion. Instead, here are a few music videos that I have been obsessed with so far this 2021. (These are in no particular order)
A special shout out to a startup called Watcher Entertainment with whom I’ve been obsessed with this year. My favourite series of there’s is something called Puppet History. Here’s a taste. If you go down the rabbit hole of watching all their videos, you’re welcome!
I have to take a few minutes to talk about Pride Month which ends today. I am gender apathetic, in that I believe that my gender is none of your business. I refuse to label myself or put myself in a box but am happy to identify as queer. Do with that what you will. As with every pride month that passes, I am incredibly aware of how privileged I am to make such statements without having my safety or quality of life affected. I stand on the shoulders of my queer ancestors who have made this possible and so a special shout out to my LGBTQIA+ family everywhere who are fighting the fight and breaking barriers so I don’t have to!
Here are some of the gayest moments of 2021 that gave me life!
What have been your favourite books/songs/shows this year so far? Let me know!
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You’ve only read 37 more books than I have. I just can’t get into reading for some reason. Of the 10 I’ve finished so far, I became caught up in White Fragility.
My favorite music, which I discovered after the group’s have been around for years, include The Rifters and Birds of Chicago.
As far as shows, hmm, I just started watching The Nevers on HBO, and it shows promise.
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I disassociate from real life by reading. I’m sure you have plenty of other exciting things going on for you. Life in lockdown here is mostly dull. I love all your music! Keep sharing more!
I just sent you another mixtape, so be careful what you wish for.
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