I honestly thought I’d done quite well in terms of book buying this month. I thought I’d managed to reign in my desires and only buy a few books each week. The other day I had to take a monthly book haul photo for one of the Instagram challenges that I’m taking part in. Boy was I wrong. I’ve gone a bit wild without even realising. I seriously have to get this under control because I don’t have the space for them or the time to read them all. I just can’t help myself and there are so many great books coming out that it’s never going to end. I’m just going to have to be brutal and get rid of a load of stuff that I’ve either read or will never read. It’s so difficult to actually decide what can go though. Ah, being a book nerd is always so hard. At least I’m getting somewhere with the reading. I’ve managed to get through some pages this week. It feels good.
- The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classics Reimagined) by Arthur Conan Doyle
- Alice in Wonderland (Classics Reimagined) by Lewis Carroll
My middle name is Alice so when I was growing up I think Alice in Wonderland had a a bigger impact on me when I was a kid. I became Alice and I had all sorts of pictures and related stuff in my room. I loved the book and the film so much and I still do. I had to reread it a few years ago during my final year of my undergraduate and it’s amazing how much joy it still gave me in that environment. Normally I avoid critically analysing books I love but this was one of the few exceptions. So I’m always looking for gorgeous copies of this book. This was another one I absolutely needed to add to the collection.
- The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion
- David Brent: Life on the Road
- Netflix binges: Cuckoo and Riverdale
After Cuckoo I was at a loss for what to watch so decided to finally watch Riverdale. It had been starring at me for a while but I just didn’t think I’d like it. I’ve caught up with all the available episodes and I’m still unconvinced. I mean it’s okay but it kind of feels like a YA version of Twin Peaks. Something that is fine for people who haven’t seen Twin Peaks. This is the kind of premise that has been used countless times before and Riverdale doesn’t have enough going for it to make it seem fresh. The only joy I could see comes from having an understanding of the characters in their original format… something I don’t really have. I’ll keep trying but this just feels like it’s not going anywhere interesting or new.
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."