Unlike last week, this rundown won’t be preceded by a horrible rant against some poor stranger on social media. Yep, I’ve managed to make it a whole 7 days without being irritated by someone I’ve never met. So, you could say I’ve had a successful week. But, in terms of reading, you’d be wrong. It’s far too hot to do anything at the moment. I know all you melanin heavy folks are loving walking around in the sun but spare a thought for me. I’m so hot and itchy. I can’t go out unless I’m covered in a healthy layer of factor 1000 sun cream. And I swear it’s been so hot at work that I got heat rash just from being in the kitchen all day. Summer fucking sucks. When is it Winter again?
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – The Life of the Party (2018)
When I was writing my TBT post this week I tried to remember which film I’d reviewed on the Tuesday. I genuinely forgot and had to check my blog. That should give you a little insight into how memorable an experience it was watching the Melissa McCarthy film that came out earlier this year. But if you still need more insight then check out my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Second book review in two weeks. This is almost becoming a habit. I’m actually becoming a proper book blogger over here. Who would have thought it. I wasn’t sure I’d actually finish this before Wednesday but I managed it. To celebrate with me, read my review of the Pulitzer prize winner here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Young Guns (1988)
Kiefer Sutherland: man of my dreams. Dressed as a cowboy? That’s pretty much the everything I could ever want. So this week’s TBT review should have been everything my heart desired. But was it? You’ll have to check out my review here to find out.
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer
I’ve already linked to my review of this book so it should come as no surpise that I finished it this week. That said, I bloody loved it and if you’re in two minds about reading it then I say do it. Do it now. You won’t regret it.
- White Houses by Amy Bloom
I mean I think I managed a few pages of this book this week but, for all my celebrating above, I wouldn’t hold out much hope for my third book review in a row this Wednesday. Well, unless my Netflix account is suddenly suspended…
I very nearly bought something this week but I think I actually managed to stop myself. I could be wrong, of course. And I strongly suspect that I am, in fact, rewriting history to make myself feel better about the week. But ignorant bliss is sometimes a superior state.
- Netflix Binges – RuPaul’s Drag Race, Project Runway, Taskmaster
In a couple of week’s time I’m going to see Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio at Manchester. I’m so excited. It’s part of the reason why, even though season 10 literally just ended, that I’ve rewatched both season 8 and 9 in a matter of days. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Then, before I could restart season 10 again, I got an email telling me another season of Project Runway was finally up on UK Netflix. I started it last night and, by this time, I only have the finale to go. I’m a terrible binger. But, in my defence, I have to keep out of the sun these day. Finally, and not on Netflix, I’ve been watching the past series of Taskmaster. I’ve only ever seen YouTube clips before but finally started watching the whole episodes. I genuinely believe it’s the greatest show ever made. Yes, even better than Drag Race.
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."