So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
You’ve caught me on a good day. I spent the afternoon with my family where we have a lovely Sunday lunch. There’s nothing to get you ready to face the week than a tasty roast dinner with the people you like most. And I think that extra hour in bed has inspired as I’m even contemplating an early night with a book. I mean I’m even writing this at a vaguely sensible time. What’s happened to me? Just wait til next week when I’m back to madly finishing typing at 11:30pm. It’s inevitable. But, for now, I can pretend I’m a new person. That somehow, in the last 7 days, I’ve experienced some sort of personal growth and am close to becoming a proper adult. Although, that does sound a bit dull if I’m honest.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Goosebumps 2 (2018)
I remember being a bit nonplussed when the first Goosebumps film came out but, from what I can tell, the major opinion was that it was a success. I can’t say that I’d been craving a sequel but what the hell? How bad could it really be? To find out check out my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
It took way longer that I’d expected to read Matt Haig’s handbook about how to survive the modern world. I’d only ever heard great things about Haig’s book and it was everywhere I looked on Instagram. I’d picked it up after being inspired by World Mental Health Day and my expectations were high. To find out if it lived up then read on here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Hobgoblins 1988)
This TBT series is really giving me a chance to see a whole bunch of weird and wonderful films that I would never have watched. I feel like this week is the weirdest of the bunch. Read my review here.
- Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
Finished, reviewed, done. Click on the link above to read more about my thoughts on this book.
- The Legend of Sally Jones by Jakob Wegelius
I was lucky enough to get the chance to review this upcoming release from Pushkin Press. It sounded like such an interesting and fun read that I couldn’t wait to read it. I opened it as soon as it arrived on Thursday and I’d finished it by Saturday. I’ll be giving it a full review on Wednesday so come back then to find out more.
- Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
This was one of the books I purposefully bought to read in October that I started reading as soon I’d finished Matt Haig’s book. I was really interested by the book itself and the way it was set out. However, I’ve found the reading slow going. It’s just not grasping my attention in the way that I wanted. I’ll try to push on with it for now. I doubt I’d get another book finished by the end of the month anyway.
Have I bought anything this week? Other than my copy of The Legend of Sally Jones there’s been a sad lack of book post this week. It’s probably for the best though.
- Netflix Binges – Skin Wars,
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."