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Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #7

August 10 – August 24

Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun!

Books 

Axel: I’m still on Moby Dick, I’m sorry to say. The mini textbook on the taxonomy of whales threw me off for a while and I comfort-reread The Raven Cycle (yes, again) by Maggie Stiefvater. As I’ve previously recced it I’ll keep it brief: YA fantasy with a soul, common sense, and ethics. If only I could say the same for my thesis.

Henry: A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing (2020) by Jessie Tu. It’s fairly unusual for a novel about Asian identity, perfectionism, sex, classical music and the sheer messiness of life to make it into the mainstream. So when reviews of this recent release popped up in the Sydney Morning Herald I knew it’d be worth a look – and it delivered!

Movies/TV shows

Jack: Finally saw Legally Blonde – a solid attempt at rehabilitating the image of lawyers. 

Axel: Yeah I’m still comfort-rewatching Futurama. Would recommend.

Podcasts/Music

Axel: Legally Blonde: The Musical is bop after bop after bop. While I can’t comment on the accuracy of its portrayal of a law faculty, I hope that pink sequins are as involved as it implies.

Saafiyah: I have found out this past week while trying to get my honours project done, that listening to NSYNC at 3am is a great way to keep yourself awake.

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