Hi guys! How are you? It’s been a while since my first At the Moment post and I’m so excited to do another one, cause I have some really exciting things I really love to shout about. So, let’s shout?
…I’m reading: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd.
Y’all know how I feel about dystopians (#rubble), but after reading Kathy’s beautiful review, I just had to read this one and so far it’s exceeded all my expectations. It’s got the most exquisite world-building and one of the most unique premises I’ve seen: people are losing their shadows, and when they lose their shadow, they lose their memories as well. That’s where things get curiouser. Cause when a shadowless person forgets, the world forgets with them. Creating a strange, terrifying, yet achingly beautiful world where deer may sprout wings instead of antlers and a wolf might warn a person not to ask a sparrow for directions (they always lie).
…I’m watching: The Bold Type
If you haven’t seen The Bold Type, it’s a comedy-drama about three girls who all work at a fashion magazine in New York. It’s fun, lighthearted, feel-good feminism, but it’s also smarter, more diverse and subversive than you might expect. One of my favorite things about it is how genuine, supportive and warm the friendship between the three leading ladies is. it’s rare to see female friendship cast in such a positive light and it’s honestly so uplifting and heart-warming to watch, like having a heart to heart with your own best friends.
…I’m listening to: GRANT
I’ve fallen head over heels for Swedish singer GRANT. Her music is dramatic, soulfull and poetic, the kind that grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go. Her debut In Bloom dropped in June and it’s such an interesting LP, because each track has a very individual sound. My personal favorites are: Wicked, a breakup song so gleefully vindictive and full of intent I’m half convinced GRANT’s casting a curse on her ex; Body Electric, the feminist masturbation anthem I didn’t know I needed in my life and Waterline, a sublimely triumphant song about choosing life over suicide, despite the bad days.