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Here's How You Should Be Spending Your "You Time" This Week

Read E. Lockart's new book, make cheesy potato volcanos, and see some amazing theatre.

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1. Watch The Edge of Seventeen.

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I rented this charming little film just a few weeks before it became available on Amazon Prime video, and I enjoyed it so much I'm not even sorry I spent actual money on it. Fans of Juno and Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl will love this coming of age about a grumpy but witty teen trying to sort her life out, story starring Hailee Steinfeld.

Watch it on Amazon Prime in the UK.

Or, check out Atypical on Netflix – I happily binged all eight episodes this week.

2. Read Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart.

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I read this new thriller from We Were Liars author E. Lockhart in one night – told in reverse and heavily influenced by The Talented Mr. Ripley, Dickens novels, and superhero origin stories, its twisty, jetsetting plot is guaranteed to suck you in and give you a sweet weekend escape.

Get a copy here.

Or read this short story about a young Harry Potter nerd learning to cope with OCD.

3. Listen to Dom Joly's Big American Vacation.


Take a hilarious tour through the US with this podcast from comedian and travel expert Dom Joly – you'll feel like you've ran away on holiday even as you're stuck inside out of the rain.

Listen here.

Or check out another new single, 'The Line,' from Foo Fighters' new record.


4. Download The Sailor's Dream.


This chill and beautifully designed game is all about exploring – it's very choose-your-own adventure, and you won't be able to get it off your mind all day. Plus, it's on sale at the moment.

Get it for iOS.

Or try the cute platformer, Cat Bird.

5. Make these cheesy, bacony potato volcanos.

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You're gone lava them. Sorry, but you are.

For something sweet, try making one of these matcha desserts.

6. Treat yourself to some quality theatre.

If you can get to London, book for Ink. Emma says: "Ink is one of the best shows I've seen this year, if not ever. It's funny, gripping, brilliantly produced, the acting is phenomenal and I was genuinely enthralled for the entirely of the two acts – a rare feat when you have an attention span like mine. Go now before it sells out."

Book here. If you can't make for a live performance, check out what shows NT Live may be streaming to the cinemas near you.

Or gift yourself one of these helpful treats.

7. Follow @thesunnylibrarian

This bookish Insta account's autumn aesthetic is ON POINT.

Follow here.

Or check out this adorable pug.