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lazy sunday and 2017

Sunday, 12:37. 
In this cold and rainy sunday, I chose to spend the day at home, on my sofa, writing, making lists, reading and meditating about the upcoming week. 

I just finished PMSing and I am now surprisingly in a very good mood. I loved celebrating new years with my best friend and discovering Copenhagen a week before that. For 2017, I wish to read more, swim more and go to more lectures. I’ve been doing that for the last two weeks so i’m quite happy with myself. 

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For some unknown reason, I feel calm. I have a lot to do, internships to find and exams to pass but I feel very positive and hopefully, I will get shit done this year. 

I guess music helped. I’ve been listening to Angel Olsen for the past two weeks. All of her three albums and man, she now has my heart. I was so happy to see that she would be playing live in June that I immediately bought a ticket. If you’re interested, my favorite tracks are : The Waiting, Lonely Universe, Unfucktheworld, Windows, Stars, Iota, Woman, Those were the days, SISTER. 

Everything I guess. You listen to her voice, the peaceful electric guitar, the powerful lyrics and the very subtle bass and suddenly you’re transported and wish to never come back. 

I read Wuthering Heights last week, without finding it as depressing as everyone says. I actually enjoyed it very much. Sure, the characters are full of flaws but interesting enough to portray and analyze. I loved how gothic this novel was and the fact that nature was the biggest character of all. Us millennials don’t realize that once – and even today in some countries – life was ruled by nature and men were quite powerless when facing it.

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I though I would capture my life today, in the beginning of 2017.
My apartment, belongings and state of mind. 

As you can see, i’m still very dreamy.

I’ve been wearing this sweater a lot. It’s comfy, blue and so warm (also from pull&bear if you’re interested). I smell like Chanel N5 and will for the rest of my life. The only accessories I wear are my watch – while being late ALL THE TIME – and my hoop silver earrings.

My room is simple, yet always messy. The Monet painting is the first thing I look at when I come out of bed. My record collection is growing. My bookshelf is a mess and needs some serious organizing. 

The smell of coffee in the morning is still one of my favorite things.
So is this Virginia Woolf mug.

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On my Reading List for January and February : 

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“Now so long, Marianne.
It’s time that we began to laugh
And cry and cry and laugh about it all again”

5 book quotes

5. ” Very early in my life, it was too late.” The Lover, Marguerite Duras

4. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath

3. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..I have loved none but you – Persuasion, Jane Austen 

2. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

1. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

 

The Rory Gilmore Reading List

If you’re just as obsessed with Gilmore Girls as I am, you MUST know about the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. In 7 seasons, our favorite bookworm read 339 books. 

Of course, it would be completely insane to think that with my schedule, university and preparing next year’s moving, i’ll be capable of reading the entire list, but here is my selection of 10 books from the challenge, that have been on my reading list for a very long time and that I plan on reading before May 2017 ! 

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  • George Orwell – 1984
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment 
  • Arthur Miller – The Crucible 
  • Edgar Allan Poe – Complete Tales and Poems 
  • James Joyce – Finnegans Wake 
  • D.H Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover 
  • Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex 
  • Jack Kerouac – On the road 
  • Virginia Woolf – A room of one’s own
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

November reading list

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

“Or perhaps it was simply that things were happening inside her, terrible things, which no one else could even guess at, and thus it was impossible for her to engage with everyday life at the same time.”

Orlando – Virginia Woolf 

“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.” 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K Rowling 

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

L’Amant de la Chine du Nord – Marguerite Duras 

 

October reading list

Atonement – Ian McEwan

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The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

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Fantastic Beasts and where to find them – JK Rowling

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