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This has been a bit of a non-week if I’m honest. I’m still waiting to hear back about this interview and, according to an email update, I won’t hear until at least Wednesday. I’m trying to forget about it but it’s difficult when you want something so much. So I’ve thrown myself into a distracting cycle of Netflix binges. It’s not clever or helpful but it does take my mind off everything. So I’m sorry that I’m still reading the book I expected to have finished by now but that’s just what I’ve got to do. At the same time I’ve been spending my wages without a care. Clothes and books that I really don’t need are littering my bedroom floor shaming me for my lack of self-control. Although, after seeing the pictures of this years Books Are My Bag tote I knew I had to have one. It’s gorgeous. And if you’re getting the bag then you at least need to buy a book as well. You know, National Book Shop Day and all.

Currently Reading

  • His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Is there even any point in this section any more? I’m still going. It’s at that point where I’ve finished the main account and am just going over the different viewpoints. It’s the long and arduous bit now and I’m clearly failing at getting through it. Can anyone say reading slump?

Recently Purchased

  • The Shining – Stephen King
Found a super cheap copy of this this weekend and decided it was worth getting a new one. I know my relationship with Stephen King is difficult but his classic stories still hold up. Probably more so considering how disappointing I’ve found his latest ones. I’m looking forward to revisiting this.

  • Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
Another super cheap book I couldn’t resist. Yes, I already own a copy of this book that I tried and failed to finish. But it cost £1 for fuck’s sake. How can anyone walk away from a book that costs so little? Maybe some people out there have the resolve to say no but I probably don’t need those types of people in my life.

  • The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Tales – Edgar Allen Poe
I bought this as part of National Book Shop Day because it’s fucking gorgeous. You know that feeling when you see the most beautiful cover in the world and you know you have to take it home with you and read it straight away? That. You’ll be seeing this all over my Instagram in the coming weeks that’s for sure. Oh, and to add to the whole thing, it’s fucking illustrated.

Recently Watched
  • Dirty 30
I watch a lot more random shit on YouTube than somebody of my age probably should. As such, I feel like I’ve hear a shit load about this film so I decided to check it out. I found the 2014 film from these guys Camp Takota to be a cliched, unoriginal and shaky first attempt but it wasn’t as if it was terrible. Their second film was on more solid ground thanks to a stronger narrative and better script. It is, however, still completely cliched and could easily have starred the 80s Brat Pack without seeming too weird. Still, it wasn’t the worst 90 minutes I’ve ever had.

  • House
I realised that I never got round to watching the final season of this show. In fact I must have only got about halfway through season 7 so I’ve finally reached a point in my rewatching where the episodes are new to me. Yes the show tailed off as it went on but Hugh Laurie is still amazing in the role. I’m loving it.

Categories: book haul books currently reading Man Booker recently watched tbr


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.

"Maybe, just maybe, I'm the faller. Every family has someone who falls, who doesn't make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I'm our faller."

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