Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Seriously not in a mood to write this today so I’ve left it to the last minute again. It’s safe to say this won’t be the most comprehensive rundown ever but sometimes life just gets in the way. So, without further ado.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS –  Peter Rabbit (2018)

Apparently, these days there are very few things I won’t watch in order to get a look at Domhnall Gleeson’s face. So I watched the recent Peter Rabbit film despite hating the trailer every time I was forced to watch it. Find out if it ended up surprising me in my review here.

  • BOOK POST – Battle of Hogwarts Anniversary

It’s been a while since I had a decent J K Rowling rant so I felt like it was worth it. So, on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and after seeing another of her famous apology tweets I decided it was time to go back to what I do best. Find out why I got so pissed here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Vice Versa (1988)

What is it with body swap movies in the late 80s? For another of my TBT posts I’m forced to watch as a young boy in a man’s body gets uncomfortably close to an unsuspecting adult woman. Were these writers just living out their frustrated teenage fantasies in their scripts? Check out more by clicking here.

 

Currently Reading

  • Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

It’s not been a very good reading week. I haven’t been in the mood at all. If it hadn’t been for a train journey yesterday I wouldn’t have read any more of this book. Thankfully, I managed about one chapter. So, it’s not a real win but it’s something.

 

Recently Purchased

Friday was May 4th so, in honour of this sacred holiday, I bought a few Star Wars novels this week. They were all ones I’ve been wanting for ages but never bought. I always worry about Star Wars books because I don’t think they’ll ever live up. However, they were all on offer and you know I can’t resist a bargain.

  • Bloodline by Claudia Gray – A Princess Leia centred book that takes place between episodes 6 and 7. I love Leia as a character and was interested in finding out more about the pre-Force Awakens atmosphere in the galaxy. I hope this ends up being a worthwhile read.
  • Kenobi by John Jackson Miller – Not going to lie, I really love Obi Wan but mainly because of Ewan McGregor’s increasingly gorgeous face. I mean, yeah, I loved him in the original films but I fell in love with him in the prequels. That’s the main reason I’ve been so keen to read this book. Anything to learn more about my love.
  • Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson – I had so much hope for Captain Phasma before The Force Awakens came out but she was totally wasted in both films. I’ve never been so annoyed about a misuse of potential. So, I was intrigued to see if this book could make up for her non-existence in the newest movies.

 

Recently Watched 

  • Netflix Binges – Doctor Who

I reached the end of Matt Smith’s second series in the TARDIS and, as usual, I found myself sobbing at Amy and Rory’s death. But I was still fucking angry about the series as a whole. This was around the time when Stephen Moffat was trying to get all self-aware and trying to be clever with the Doctor Who/Doctor Who? stuff. I’m still supremely pissed-off by the episode ‘Asylum of the Daleks‘ when the show ends with a bunch of Daleks just repeating the question “doctor who?”. Urgh, I’m so glad Moffat’s reign of terror is over. He was better used for one-off episodes and not the series as a whole. God, that fucking pirate episode. And the River Song reveal. So obvious and uninspiring.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

So, I finally watched this yesterday and I have SO many feelings. Expect a review on Tuesday and, most likely, a spoiler filled post at the end of the week. I have the need to get things off my chest so I hope you don’t mind.

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