I’m so tired and confused as I write this. It’s been a really hectic week and I’ve got another one coming up. I just wish I could sleep for about 4 days but I can’t. I’ve had a lovely few days away from work though. I went to London for a friend’s birthday and we did the Crystal Maze experience. It was absolutely amazing and I won both of my challenges. Not too shabby. I mean, yeah, I sucked in the Crystal Dome but that’s fine. It’s super hard grabbing tokens whilst they’re being blown around by a fan. Whatever the result, I’ve been wanting to do it since I was a kid so it’s a genuine bucket list thing. And to not have failed miserably was just an added bonus. I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. Which means somethings about to come along and ruin it… but we’ll leave that for another day.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Ready Player One (2018)
I think I’ve ranted about my annoyance with the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline enough that you should all know I wasn’t a fan. However, that doesn’t mean I wasn’t intrigued by the film adaptation. As a bookish person it’s always going to interesting when a book you’ve read (regardless of the results) is turned into a film. Find out my opinion of the final results here.
- BOOK POST – Mother Booker II: The Slumps
I understand that referencing the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s remake of The Nutty Professor in my latest bookish post was always going to be a bit niche but I struggled with that title for ages. The post was a quick stream of consciousness thing about my current reading slump. If you’re suffering from one too then feel free to click here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Coming to America (1988)
For a second I thought this hadn’t made it onto my blog after I was forced to write it on my journey down to London last week. Thankfully it has made it so if you want to hear me talk about the second John Landis/Eddie Murphy partnership then read my TBT review here.
- Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Oh god, I’m so close to finishing this book. The journey to and from London really did wonders for getting me reading. I can’t wait to finish this because the story is really getting going now. It’s great. Also, I’ve agreed to buddy read The Goldfinch this month with a fellow Bookstagrammer so I need to get this done ASAP or I’m screwed.
There was an offer on at the shop where I buy loads of my vintage books this week so I ended up buying more than I should. Still, they were all super cheap.
- Vintage book haul – I bought a collection of some of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books that were published by PAN. They all have the classic PAN covers and are absolutely gorgeous. I could even forget how horribly sexist and offensive they all are.
- Netflix Binges – Top Gear, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Rick and Morty
Still in a bit of a funk with my watching and, as I’ve been away this week, I’ve not spent as much time binging. That’s obviously a good thing but I have less to talk about. I’m still occasionally watching Top Gear but today I suddenly had a moment where I thought “what am I doing” and stopped. It was liberating. Then I watched the latest episodes of Tina Fey’s Mole Woman show. I love Tina’s work and I think this show is funny. Over the years it’s getting better in some respects but way worse in others. It’s a hard show to like. So, after I finished it, I decided it was time to watch something good. So I started Rick and Morty again.
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."