The Sunday Post #3: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Okay. So I have a feeling that my blog consists of these Sunday Posts…I promise you’ll get better content soon!

Books I read this week. I managed to finish three books:  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us  by Daniel H.Pink, The Killing Lessons (Valerie Hart, #1) by Saul Black: I mean imagine a thriller with not just one but two serial killers…so this was pretty good book. And then the highlight of my week: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli. As for  so many of us, Marilyn Monroe has always been a huge icon for me. My mother always adored Marilyn and that’s how, I think, I ended up seeing all of her films when I was a kid. I knew Marilyn Monroe had a tragic life, however I never realized the extent of it before reading Taraborrelli’s book. This book made me appreciate her career so much more. And also I ended up re-watching her film ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

 

 

Otherwise, it was quite quiet week. I visited National Library of Finland and that was amazing, then I visited Cat Café in Helsinki called ‘Helkatti’ with an old classmate and then on Friday we had this farewell dinner party for some colleagues  at a very nice restaurant.

How’s your week been? What have you been reading? What’s your favorite movie with  Marilyn Monroe?

//Anastasia

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #3: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure

  1. Three books! Awesome. That’s a lot :)
    Also, there is definitely something enchanging about Marilyn. I don’t understand why, but as a teen, I was really into her, and who she was. Now it seems strange to me, cause I was a total underdog, an ugly teen, I should have been jealous of a pretty blonde, I should have hated her, but instead? I really liked her. So there’s just something about her that’s magical, despite all the tragic stuff and bad decisions.
    Is that book like a biography? I would love to read it, if so :)

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    1. I keep comparing her to all these actors of present day and somehow Marilyn has this huge charisma that wins. Haha and I’m sure we all look our worst when we are teens, or at least that was the case for me as well. Yes, it is a biography! Really good one! So I warmly recommend it. It focuses on her rather than her career.

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