10 Minute Blog Post #2 (Ft Lion Movie & A Book)

10 minutes on the clock, go.

I’ve just finished typing up the first of my 10 Minute Blog Posts, and I really enjoyed doing it; I loved the challenge of it and just typing it up and pressing publish, no proofreading, no editing, just authentic. Rambly, but authentic. So, here’s the second one!

As I was saying in the earlier one, I really want to get into reading again. I used to read soo much, but just stopped, which is ironic because I’m studying English Literature so I should really be reading more, not less. I think when it’s for fun and just because I want to, it’s a lot better than having to read for a class or for an assignment, you know what I mean?

A little while ago, I picked up a book called The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and I’m actually loving it. I bought it from WHSmith when I was just having a browse, and liked the sound of the title. There were two of the same book next to each other, with different covers. The best thing was that one was over £8 and the other was just £2, so you can guess which one I picked. I might review it soon, as it’s really interesting and funny and was also made into a movie.

While we’re on the subject of movies, can we just talk about Lion for a second? Tbh, I don’t think 10 minutes is enough to talk about that film – and the fact that it was based on a true story is just so, so sad. I found the whole movie so upsetting, but there was a certain part in the ending that just – it just – I can’t even describe it, it was just so upsetting. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here, but if you’ve already seen it, then let’s talk about it, man. I could talk about the movie for ages and now I really want to meet Saroo in real life. It must have been so hard for him to deal with everything, plus, as we know, the movie was for Hollywood so bits would have been glamorised and it must have been so much worse in real life. Sigh. It was so sad. Most of the ending was quite cute though, and I’m glad (some) of it worked out the way it did.

So, yeah. Oops, my mind has gone blank again.

I’ve realised how much I just love Twitter. I’ve started writing a post on it, which might already be up or, if not, it will be up soon. It’s just so good for personal and professional – 10 MINUTES ARE UP!

As you can see, my mind went blank again, which is because I know there’s a deadline, and as I put my timer on my phone and then turn it upside down so I can’t see, I have no idea how long I have left to write.

You know what, this is turning out to be quite good, as I guess it’s training my mind to get used to deadlines, in a way, and that might be training my mind to stop going blank – if I keep doing this, I guess I’ll get used to working within short deadlines and might even start becoming more productive and producing more content. Let me quickly go put that on my CV. Okay, maybe I’m looking into it too deeply…lol.

You know the drill, now I’m going to publish this – actually, as I’ve written this literally just after I’ve published my first 10 Minute Blog Post, this needs scheduling, not publishing, so it’s time to do that.

Thank you for reading! Let me know how you’re finding the whole ’10 Minute Blog Post’ series, and whether I should do more, and I’ll get right to it.

What books/movies are you reading/watching at the moment? (Now there’s a mouthful.)

Also, have you seen Lion yet? If so, let’s talk. *cries*

1 Week Mary x


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