Hi guys! How are you? I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and that you’ve been reading some lovely books! Uncharacteristically for me I’m actually reading more than one book right now, so I thought I’d do another At the Moment post. These are some of my favorite posts to write, cause I get to talk about all the fun stuff I’m enjoying right now and I get to hear about the fun stuff you’re enjoying as well. So that’s a win-win for me!
…I’m reading: Pride by Ibi Zoboi
My “main read” right now is Pride by Ibi Zoboi, a modern remix of Pride & Prejudice set in Bushwick, with a Haitian-Dominican heroine. I’m on page 121 and I’m really enjoying it so far. I love the main character’s big, loud, loving family and her equally loud neighborhood! Zoboi’s books always have such a strong sense of place and I love that.
I’m also reading a collection of fairytale retellings: Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women by Kate Forsyth and Lorena Carrington. Each story’s been selected for it’s resourceful female protagonist and I just love reading about badass girls slaying their own dragons. Metaphorically, I mean. No actual dragons have been harmed so far.
…I’m watching: Loving Vincent
I finally watched Loving Vincent and it was wonderful. So moving and completely visually stunning. It was filmed with live actors, then converted into swirling oil paintings in the style of Van Gogh by a team of 125 artists and the result is, as you can imagine, a unique piece of cinematic artwork.
…I’m listening to: Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson.
Do you remember the Moomins? I adored these odd little creatures as a child, and my love for them’s only grown bigger and deeper. So I was delighted to find all the audiobooks on Spotify, and even more so when I realized they’re read by Tove Jansson herself! I’m currently listening to Moominvalley in November and it’s a lovely, nostalgic autumn read.