This has been a tough week for me. I’ve been super busy and really stressed at work. It was my mother’s birthday on Thursday so I didn’t get a TBT post up. I intended to do it on Friday but was so fucking ill I couldn’t even move. It’s been a disaster of a week. The last thing I’ve wanted to do is read so, after finishing Leixcon a few hours after posting last weeks rundown, I’ve only read a minute section of my new book. Pretty slow week so pretty lame rundown. At least I’ve bought enough to fill the space.
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
I bought this book solely for the fucking gorgeous paperback cover. Never has something that garishly pink been so fucking beautiful. I could have bought a cheap hardback copy months before it came out in paperback. I didn’t. It’s sat on my shelf looking lovely but untouched for ages. Now I want to show it off the world. I’m not really sure what I’m making of it so far. I’m only 30 pages in and I can’t really tell if I’m getting on board with it completely. The mystery it’s trying to create seems a bit wishy-washy so far. I’m hoping it gets better but I imagine it’ll be a long slog.
- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Kindle version)
This book was first recommended to me by someone whose opinion I valued and listened to. I was all set to buy it when an absolute dick that I work with started reading it. Since then this book has been tainted by that association. That’s how fucking petty I am. I really wanted to read it but hated the idea of being tied to this person via literature. It’s a sacred bond that some people just don’t deserve. Of course, now it’s on my Kindle she’ll never have to know.
- The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, Elio M Garcia Jr. and Linda Antonsson (Kindle Version)
I love history. The only think better than reading about actual history is reading about fake history. George RR Martin is a fucking madman and a genius. His A Song of Ice and Fire world is huge and complex. It’s kind of insane. I can’t wait to delve into this book. Plus it’s only a fiver on the Kindle store.
- Asking For It by Louise O’Neill (Kindle Version)
I’ve wanted to buy this for a while but I was put off because I really hated Only Ever Yours. It was trying to say something meaningful but it’s so shitty. The narrative is trying to tell people about society’s obsession with looks but it never really pulled any punches. It’s The Handmaid’s Tale for fucking idiots. However, since reading Missoula I’ve had the idea of rape on the brain. I have low hopes but it’ll be an easy read if nothing else.
- My Education by Susan Choi (Kindle Version)
I honestly don’t remember buying this and I certainly don’t know why I did. It was probably just dirt cheap. I’ll wait and see how this goes.
- Not Spectre
Yep, I didn’t manage to make it to the cinema on Monday because my fellow manager was fucking sick. It meant I had to fucking work a double shift and someone else got my ticket. It was really fucking annoying and I’m never going to see this film until it’s out on DVD. Urgh responsibility sucks.
- Captain America: Civil War trailer
Holy shit. I’ve been looking forward to this since Winter Soldier turned out to be so good. I never thought I’d get on board with the solo Captain America films because Steve has always been bit too much for me to cope with. Too American maybe. However, the second film was such a game changer in so many ways I changed my mind. Plus, Civil War is one of the story lines. We knew this was going to huge and the trailer just proves it. Argh this is going to be good.
Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything.
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