What a week it’s been. For one thing, I’m now obsessed with the Backstreet Boys’ new single. Not only is it a song I genuinely really like but the video is amazing. I love it when boy bands come back and are still totally into it. They put everything into their dancing and it’s so good. Like when Boyzone came back and it was like the old days but with slightly older faces. Boy bands never die. I wasn’t even really a fan of Backstreet Boys back in the day. I mean I loved ‘I want it that way’ like every other teenage girl but I didn’t know many of their songs. Now, I’m listening to their entire back catalogue non-stop. I thought my music taste would only get better as I got older but it seems I’m super wrong. I’d be embarrassed if that song wasn’t so awesome.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BONUS POST – Seriously, can someone give me 13 reasons why we needed a season 2?
Last weekend I finished the second series of 13 Reasons Why and I had a lot of thoughts. Mostly angry. In fact, after watching the final episode of the season I couldn’t really sleep because everything was going round my mind. I decided I needed to get it off my chest. Want to hear a classic Motherbooker rant? Then click here.
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Black Panther (2018)
I knew going into Infinity War that I’d had only seen 17/18 films in the MCU. I figured not seeing Black Panther would be okay but I still felt weird not having seen it. After watching the third Avengers series I desperately wanted to see it. Check out if it lived up to my expectations here.
- BOOK POST – The Rupi Kaur Conundrum
I’ve been wanting to write a review of some contemporary poets for a while now. I decided that this week was the week. However, things didn’t quite go as I’d planned. What I ended up doing was discussing the role of criticism when it comes to poetry. It’s not as boring as it sounds (I hope) so check it out here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Cocktail (1988)
I’m never sure if I’m a fan of Tom Cruise. I kind of like some of his films but think he’s a bit weird. I also don’t know if he’s a good actor. Want to know if watching Cocktail gave me my answer? Find out by clicking here.
- Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Making slightly speedier progress with this book now. I’ve read a few more chapters this week but I’m still being guilty of relaxing in front of Netflix and not reading at the moment. Still, it’s all getting really good and I’ve just bought a book I’m desperate to read so I need to finish this soon.
I think I’ve been quite good this week. I’ve managed to buy a super cheap copy of a book I’ve wanted to read for ages and stop myself buying things unnecessarily. Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf?
- Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal – As soon as I first heard about this years ago I wanted to read it. But I was looking for a different translation that is apparently impossible to find. Then I realised that this was the same book so, upon finding it in a charity bookshop, I couldn’t pass up a cheap copy.
- Netflix Binges – Top Gear,
I’m in a bit of a funk with Netflix at the moment. I’ve basically just kept watching Top Gear because I’m too uninspired to watch anything new. Although, like me TBR, my want to watch list is getting massive. So many shows. So little time.
- Ready Player One
I kind of hated the book when I read it so I was interested to see if Spielberg could make a film i enjoyed out of it. Find out if he did on Tuesday…
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."