It’s been weird this week not having to write every day. I do kind of miss it. I mean I’ve had fewer nights when I’ve been madly typing at 11:30pm in order to make my deadline but I was getting into the whole writing malarkey. I think it would be entirely possible for me to update this blog daily but I would have to ensure I have a subject. The good thing about my project was that I had a theme to follow. I basically knew what I was going to write every day so I could plan ahead. If I was just winging it then it would all fall apart. When I used to do a weekly Monday Miscellaneous post I would often struggle for inspiration and end up writing nonsense so I didn’t miss it. I hate the idea of posting for the sake of it. And I figure anyone who reads this would agree. Would you? I did enjoy the letters though. I’d love to do more things like that. If anyone actually is out there, I’d love to hear from you. What kind of posts do you enjoy the most? What do you hate? I’ve been writing this blog for about 7 years but I still feel like such a novice. It’s always good to get some feedback.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Proud Mary (2018)
Sometimes I end up having to watch really random films in order to get a review up for Tuesday. This week was one of those weeks. To find out if it was a surprising success or a horribly failure click here.
- BOOK POST – Always Winter but Never Christmas – There’s snow other way I’d have it
I found myself wanting to write a Wednesday post whilst not yet having a new book to review. So, hoping to make use of all of the snow photos I’d taken recently, I decided to collect some of my favourite snow related book quotes. To see if your fave is there click here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – My Stepmother is an Alien (1988)
Allowing my to indulge my love for ’80s Dan Aykroyd, my TBT post of this week is the sci-fi rom-com thing that also stars a young Willow Rosenberg. It’s the first time I’ve seen My Stepmother is an Alien so this review is unbiased. Check it out here.
- Above the Star by Alexis Marie Chute
Maybe it’s because I helped author Alexis Marie Chute reveal the cover to her first novel but I’m starting to get very fond of this book. I can’t wait to read it every night and I’m starting to get too involved in the story on my lunchbreak. I’ve been late back to the floor on a few occasions this week. I’d say that was a good sign.
- Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
I’ve officially put this book to rest for now. But only because I want to finish and review Above the Star as soon as possible.
I think I’ve been quite good this week. I only bought one thing and it was a bloody bargain!
- eBay Haul – Still involved in my Folio Society binge at the moment I decided to indulge on their edition of The Monk by Matthew Lewis. It is one of my, if not the, favourite novels in my library.
- Netflix Binges: The Great British Bake Off
I’ve been obsessively watching this whole show from start to finish still. I bloody love it even though I’ve seen it all before. It’s so lovely seeing the old team back together. Don’t get me wrong, the new presenters are great but Mel and Sue are the originals.
- 100 Movies Bucket List
Am I even still doing this challenge? I’m starting to have serious doubts. In order to finish this list by the end of the year I’m going to have to start watching about 3 films a day by the end of the year. Especially because I hadn’t appreciated that it counts the Star Wars and LOTR trilogies are one film. Seems unfair.
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."