Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

Has it felt like a long week to anyone else? It may just be because I’d been off for a bit but I’m sure I’ve worked the equivalent of two weeks in one. And just when you start to get over the first one along comes the second. And the whole sorry cycle continues for the rest of time. Adulthood, eh?! It’s no wonder I try to retain my youth by acting like a child all the time. It doesn’t help that my current read (a book about trying to stay sane in our crazy modern world) keeps giving me panic attacks. Have you ever been sat at a station reading a long list of chronological technological advances and started to feel dizzy? I have. Seriously, when you think about it our world and our recent history is a little terrifying. And it’s not going to end any time soon. I kind of feel like I just need to lie down and let it all just pass me by. I think I may be taking the wrong message from my current read.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – New Doctor Who (2018)

As I write this we’ve been treated to another episode of Jodi Whittaker’s time as the Doctor. I’m still not entirely sure I like the way the show is being made but I am convinced that she is perfect. Last week I wrote a whole post about it… possibly because I didn’t have a film to review. Check it out here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Beach House by R.L. Stine

I managed to finish another book in time to review it. The fact that it was a reread of a horror story I read as a teenager shouldn’t diminish the achievement at all. I’ve been trying to track down this book for years after I forgot the title. I finally did and, as we’re super close to Halloween, I thought it must be time to check it out again. To see if it was worth the bother read my review here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Return of the Killer Tomatoes  1988)

Another week and another comedy horror sequel starting with the word “return”. Hopefully I get another one in next week. Until this week I’d never seen the whole of this film but I’d seen bits. So, as I’m still trying to embrace October, I decided it was high time I watched the whole thing. Plus, it gave me a perfect excuse to watch the original again. Read my review here.

Currently Reading

  • The Likeness by Tana French

I’ve started reading another book this week so I’ve been neglecting Tana French slightly. To be honest, it’s a bit of intense read in terms of length. The chapters are so long and I’ve barely got anywhere with it. The investigation hasn’t even really started yet. I love the detail in this book but the pace is sedate and reading it can feel painstakingly slow. I might need to wait til a better time to really give this my full attention.

  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

I bought and started reading this immediately for two reasons. Number 1, there was a special offer on in WH Smiths. Number 2, it was National Mental Health Day on Wednesday. This is a book I’ve seen all over Instagram recently and I decided it was high time I checked it out for myself.

 

Recently Purchased

I’ve not been too bad this week but I have bought some books. Books I don’t need but that were going cheap so it’s okay… maybe?

  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig: I as mentioned above I had two reasons for buying this book. Having read a fair chunk of it by now I don’t regret a thing.
  • My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson: I always knew I was going to read this book but I didn’t think it would be now. But then I found it half price and couldnt’ resist. I loved Jacqueline Wilson as a kid and I’m really interested to see where Tracy Beaker has gone in the last few years.
  • Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix: Two more books that have been on my radar for a while but never got round to buying. I want to try to get round to these this month if I can. You know, for Halloween.

 

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – Dr Who, 
I don’t feel like I’ve watched as much this week but that can’t be true. I certainly haven’t been reading a lot more. Maybe I’ve just been getting lost in Skyrim instead. Although, I’m still making my way through Dr Who when I can. I’m up to the second Capaldi series. In which both he and Clara really start to get better as characters. It’s a shame they were both so wasted.

Author: Murdocal

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."

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