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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

I have to be quick getting this out because I’ve let my evening get away from me. I’m starting at 7 tomorrow so, by rights, I should be settling down instead of madly typing away. You can tell it’s late because of the sheer number of typos I’m making. At times like this my fingers seem to go faster than my brain and they do whatever the fuck they want. It was like this when I played the flute. My fingers went faster than the my mouth could when I was nervous. It made doing scales in my exams very difficult. They just need to chill out. Something they’ve now done because they know I’m talking about them. Of course, if I stopped putting myself in this position then they wouldn’t have to try to get ahead of themselves… but that doesn’t sound like me. Nobody expects organisation on this blog. I’m just constantly striving for perfect imperfection.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Christopher Robin (2018)

It’s always really tricky going back to something that you once loved as a child when you’re an adult. There was a large part of me (mainly the part that really appreciates Ewan McGregor’s face) that was desperate to see Christopher Robin but there was another part that was too scared. Last week I sucked it up and just got it over with. Check out my review here.

  • BOOKISH POST – Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag

It’s been a dreadful book month so I’m still reading the book I was reading last week. So I had to find a quick tag to do on Wednesday this week. In honour of my favourite Halloween/Christmas film, I did the Nightmare Before Christmas tag. If that sounds like your thing check it out here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – The Blob 1988)

It’s October so I’m still going through some classic 1980s horror films. But, as I’m not a massive fan of horror films, I’m sticking to the really stupid ones. Up this week is the remake of the 1958 Steve McQueen original film of the same name. The original is a classic horror movie so would the remake live up? Read my review here.

Currently Reading

  • The Likeness by Tana French

I’ve officially put this on hold until next month otherwise I’d never get round to any of the horror books I’ve set aside to read this month. We’ve only got 10 days left so I have to do everything I can.

  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

With ever passing day that I’m reading this the more disillusioned I become with this book. I agree with everything that Matt Haig is saying but I don’t really feel as though he’s really adding to the narrative. He’s just regurgitating things other people have said and filled it in with his personal experiences. It’s all very interesting but is it necessary?

 

Recently Purchased

I think I’ve been quite good this week. But it’s also highly likely that I haven’t and I’m just choosing to forget for my own good.

 

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – Dr Who, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell,
I’ve finally exhausted Netflix of Dr Who this week so I was searching for something new. After catching up on the newest episodes of The Good Place and Riverdale (I’m not entirely sure how I end up watching this again and again. It’s not very good.), I needed something new to watch. So I decided to check out Christine McConnell. And I’m still not sure what I think about it. As a baking/craft show it doesn’t seem remarkably helpful or detailed and as a narrative show it doesn’t feel very substantial. It’s also a weird tone. It seems really childish but contains very dark and adult humour. It just feels disjointed on every level and as though it’s not doing anything remarkably well. It’s a shame because it could be incredible.
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