So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
This week has been a week of not reading. Or, at least, not reading very much. I’ve been too busy watching films instead. But I have finished another one so I can still keep on top of my reviews. So that’s something. In other news, this is the week that I start doing work experience. I’m super excited but, as the day gets closer, I get more and more nervous. Yet, I’m focusing those nerves on my wardrobe at the moment. It’s insane but I’m panicking about what to wear. As I work in a kitchen I can literally wear anything to work and, because I often start at 7am, that usually entails finding the first clean thing and putting it on. I don’t do grown up dressing so have been madly trying to find clothes that make me appear to be a functioning human being. After all, fake it til you make it. Every day since I turned 30 I’m sure there’s been something that has made me feel more and more inadequate when it comes to adulthood. How can I have been alive for 3 decades and still not have this stuff figure out?
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Ocean’s 8 (2018)
When I told my cinema buddy that I wanted to see this film her response was “okay, tell me how it is”. So I doubted that I would ever get to see it until it was out on DVD. Thankfully, I got the chance. I was still a little wary about the reboot but was so excited by the all female cast that I was willing to give it a go. If you’re still wondering about this then check out my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Everyone has been raving about this book for so long. After my friend kept trying to convince me to read it, I managed to sail through it. This was the quickest I’ve read a book in months. It was such a refreshing reading experience. To find out more click here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Taffin (1988)
Thanks to Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish I have been wanting to watch this film for years. I’d hyped it up so much in my own head that I decided it was the only appropriate film to watch to celebrate my half-year birthday… because apparently that’s a thing I should be giving a shit about. To find out if my years of waiting were worth it go here.
- Sabrina by Gail Honeyman
A graphic novel on the Man Booker list? How could I not be interested? As soon as I got this last week I couldn’t wait to read it so I put my current read on hold and got to it. I’m not the kind of person who can read a graphic novel in one sitting so it took a few days longer than it needed to but I got there. And I’ll post my review on Wednesday.
- The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick
So I’ve only read a chapter or 2 since last week but I’m still really into this book. The writing is beautiful and the concept it great. The plan was to try to finish this today but that didn’t happen. But now that I’ve finished Sabrina I think that I can finally get to grips with this.
I became so close to buying books this week. There were moments I was poised ready to take a stack to the till or click the buy button on Amazon. So ready. But I resisted. The rate I’ve been reading this week I can’t buy more. No matter how many books I’ve added to my ‘To Buy’ list.
- Netflix Binges – Paradise PD, The Bodyguard
I finished Paradise PD this week and I really enjoyed it. The final episode was really good that any concerns I had went away. Yes, I still think it’s a tad unoriginal but it works. I’m excited to see what the next season brings. Then, after hearing my coworkers go on and on about it, I decided I needed to see what all the fuss was about with the new BBC1 drama. It’s kind of ridiculous but it’s fun. It’s just weird seeing Robb Stark in a suit and tie. I don’t like it. Really don’t like it.
- Thor Ragnarok and Avengers Infinity War
I quickly stopped into the supermarket on my way home from work on Monday and as soon as I walked into the store I was faced with the newly released Blu Rays of Infinity War. I immediately bought one and watched a double feature of the two films. It was 5 solid hours of entertainment.
This appeared on iPlayer recently and since I saw it I’ve been wanting to rewatch it. I hated the book but I kind of liked the film. But I’ve only seen it once. So I took the time to watch it again and, though I enjoyed it less, I still think it’s better than the book.
- The King’s Speech
I’ll be honest, this was the first time I’ve seen this film. I guess I just missed it when it came out and then never bothered to get round to it. I’ve never been the biggest Colin Firth fan so maybe that played a part. It’s the kind of film that everyone loves so I decided that now would be the time. I think it’s a little overhyped but it’s a good film. Firth and Rush are both excellent and there is no way you can’t get caught up in the emotions. I admit that there were tears before the end credits.