I’ve always loved seeing into people’s to do’s and the tasks they have accomplished. Mostly because I’ve always been too lazy to do them myself. But no I finally can, so these are the books I have read, films I have watched and the material possessions I was too eager to purchase:
The first book I read was ‘Books vs Cigarettes’. I first bought this book last summer.
I brought it with me to Athens when I met the person I am now with. I gave him my copy because I was sure we would see each other again. And we did. We’ve travelled to see each other every month since. But I never got my copy. Now we each have one. And it wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. I love George Orwell and his simplicity with language. I love the manner in which he prioritizes his views over the way they are written. The first few poems are absolutely mesmerizing due to my immense interest in both subjects included in the title. However, I think I spent too much time thinking about it for it to be the way that it was.
The next book I read was flux. Now, this is the most beautiful cover I have ever seen in my life. And I’ll make good use to it as I have a lot to say about it. However, it wasn’t great. The poems reminded me of those I had written when I had first started to write and thought that compiling their printed evidence could somehow turn into a book. Which is exactly what I think Orion thought. Before I say more, however, I need to say that Orion Carlotto is the best YouTuber I have even watched. Her way of forming art which directly represents her mind is unbelievably beautiful. And maybe that’s why I was so disappointed with this. I expected a ‘Milk and Honey’ type of work and it was, but I think the book got published too late as there was nothing surprising about it. Maybe seeing her written view as an update to each poem, noting the progress her feelings have made would have made it special. But again, the cover is the most beautiful work of art I have yet seen.
Call me by your name. The most beautiful film I have ever watched. The filmatography is something I have always taken for granted until I watched this film. The setting, the clothes, the book editions, the language, the casual smoking, the apricots, the water. Everything about it made me realise that I wasn’t the only one who viewed paradise in that exact way. After watching the film, I bought the book. And I loved it. I wish I would read it first, however, in order to feel the excitement that I felt during the film with the tension, watching the film to view what I had pictured. Nevertheless, the experience granted by this storyline is something I have been waiting for. And this lived up to it. This month I have gravitated towards aesthetically pleasing forms of art and I can’t wait to encounter more pieces that grab me the way this one did.
The books that I want to read:
Frida Kahlo’s Photography book
How to be Parisian Wherever you are
A Moveable Feast
Let me know in the comments what books you plan on reading and if you can, recommend any books you think are worth reading,