April favourites

Hey April, where’d you go? Mine vanished in a whirlwind of deadlines (never.ending.deadlines) the occasional spin class and a sneaky weekend away in Cornwall.

I was very pleased to realise it was monthly favourites week, because I have fallen behind on my reading and caught up on my reviews, leaving me suddenly without anything to blog about. I decided to finally read The Secret History by Donna Tartt (of The Goldfinch fame, a book that ruined me for any other book for several months), which while very good is also very long, hence the review gap.


a series of unfortunate events








I know that because of Daniel Handler this is on the problematic side, but I am enjoying A Series of Unfortunate Events so much. Firefly occupies such a special place in my heart I will never be anything less than thrilled to see Nathan Fillion (another problematic fave) and as Jaques Snicket he performs in his ever-so-likeable with a side of I would still totally do you way that I enjoy so much. Oh Mal, I just can’t quit you.

Also Neil Patrick Harris did WTF with Mark Maron a few weeks back and he was exactly as delightful as you might imagine. I just want to lie on a sofa with him and platonically snuggle.










Speaking of WTF with Mark Maron, ep. 907 with Aisha Tyler and Louie Anderson is a wonderful way to spend an hour and a half of your life.

In a conversation I found so comforting – partly just because I was so happy to sit and listen to Aisha again. Her now defunct podcast Girl On Guy was a huge thing in my life for a while – as she and Mark navigated the gradual but huge life changes that come along with suddenly waking up to your own bullshit. IT IS SO GOOD. If you feel like a weirdo alien sometimes (so, everyone, right?) I can’t recommend this episode (and the podcast in general) enough.


I’m scared to buy a pair of these because I lack confidence in my ability to pull the look off, but this month I have spent an inordinate amount of time scrolling through their Instagram imagining what it would be like to be the sort of person that could.

How were your Aprils? In the garbage fire that is the world right now, what media do you use to distract yourself?

Author: Lydia Tewkesbury

27. Loves a good story.

6 thoughts on “April favourites”

  1. I hadn’t heard of the controversy over Daniel Handler, but I can sort of see how his sense of humor would probably rub a lot of people the wrong way (considering the tone of his books, which are for children, I’m guessing he’s even more irreverent with adults). I’ve watched the first few episodes of ASoUE, but I haven’t really gotten hooked yet. I do love NPH, though!

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    1. Unfortunately with Handler it goes a bit further than that. He’s made some pretty racist and sexist comments in the past he has tried to pass off as ‘his irreverent sense of humour’, but obviously aren’t acceptable in any context.

      It’s one of those shows that takes a minute to find it’s stride, but once it does you fall in love. The second series was excellent – it gets a lot darker if that’s possible. It’s weird that it’s a kids show really!


  2. I sort of had to stop midway through season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events cause I wanted to read the books before (I have read them back in elementary but it has been too long and a reread now seemed much more appropriate to fully appreciate it all). I need to find book 3 to fix this (I have the ones needed for season hahah) 😀 April has been hell on my end with my Master’s degree coming to an end (had to hand in my thesis at the end of April), so I barely had time to truly enjoy any books or even blog! Hopefully May will be glorious for both of us. 😉


    1. Omg that is a lot to deal with. I hope you’re feeling relieved now your thesis is gone and taking some well earned time off!

      Part of me thought about doing it properly and rereading the books first but there are so many of them! I’m sure I’ll get back to them at some point though, I loved them when I was a kid.

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