Monthly Favourites – March 2018

I feel that March has flown by particularly fast, maybe because I didn’t manage to do everything that I wanted to. Nevertheless, I still found the time to finish four books (it helped that I had already started reading one of them the previous month), watch some Netflix and listen to new music.

My favourite book from the ones that I read this month is O Homem Duplicado (The Double) by José Saramago. It tells the story of a peculiarly named man, Tertuliano Máximo Afonso, who discovers, while watching a film, that there is an actor who looks exactly like him. What this novel primarily conveys is that some people want to feel like they are unique and so find it difficult to accept that they’re not particularly original after all.

This month, I continued to watch Peaky Blinders. If you’ve read the February instalment of my monthly favourites, you’re aware that I loved the first two seasons. I was a bit disappointed about the third season, though, as the first episodes felt too rushed and, in general, I found it a bit confusing. But season 4 was great! I particularly enjoyed all the tribulations within the Shelby family.

March was also a good month music-wise. I mentioned in January that I loved the song ‘Stand up Tragedy’ by The Fratellis. The album that features that song, In Your Own Sweet Time, was released this month and I’ve been listening to it nearly every day. Similarly, I’ve been listening almost on repeat since yesterday to the Ramin Djawadi’s orchestral cover of Nirvana’s song ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. It was first revealed in the trailer for the second season of the HBO’s TV series Westworld, and I’m obsessed with it.


These are my favourites from the month of March! Which are yours? Tell me in the comments!


2 thoughts on “Monthly Favourites – March 2018

    • Susana_S_F says:

      I was quite surprised to like it so much to be honest, because I’m usually not a fan of TV shows about gangs. But there is something special about Peaky Blinders! I think it’s the characters being deeply flawed but relatable at the same time.


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