So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts going right that another will immediately fall to pieces. As I mentioned, I’ve been doing work experience with the marketing department at work one a week since September. It’s been fantastic and I love going in to help out. I was actually feeling quite positive about work in general for the first time… I wanna say ever. Then, of course, everything goes to shit. I won’t go into details, as it’s both boring and unnecessary, but suffice it to say that I’m locked in a battle against super petty and unhelpful people. It’s wonderful. Still, it’s not all bad I guess. Once I’m out that building at the end of the day I don’t have to think about it. The great thing about working in a kitchen is that it’s impossible to bring your work home with you I guess! It means I can relax and put off reading without any guilt… well apart from the reading guilt obviously.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – A Simple Favor (2018)
There is a little part of me that secretly wants to be either Anna Kendrick or Blake Lively. Both women seem to be incredibly funny and intelligent. Despite wishing I was a better person, I constantly find myself invested in Blake Lively’s social media exchanges with her husband. They’re perfect. So, when it was announced that the two of them were to be starring in a film together then it seemed like it would be made for me. Was it? To find out check out my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Legend of Sally Jones by Jakob Wegelius
I got an email the other week that offered me the chance to review this new release from Pushkin Press. It’s a graphic novel prequel to the bestselling The Murderer’s Ape and it sounded like everything I wanted to read. So, I jumped at the chance. To find out if it lived up to my expectations then read on here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Without a Clue 1988)
I’ve been excited to see this film since I compiled an initial list of 1988 films to watch. I love Sherlock Holmes and would happily check out any attempt to adapt it. Especially when it stars Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley. The idea of a funny Sherlock Holmes film is entirely relevant thanks to the upcoming film starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly. So would this classic one get me more in the mood to watch it? Read my review here.
- Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
I put this on my October TBR list in the hope that I would get round to reading some spooky before Halloween. As we know from previous rundowns, my reading went a bit awry but I did, at least, get round to it. And I finished it one day after my monthly deadline. Check back in on Wednesday for a full review.
- Shaun of the Dead by Chris Ryall
I really doubt that I’ll do a full review of this because it is just the story of Shaun of the Dead. I love Shaun. It’s my favourite of the Cornetto Trilogy… just… so I was always going to love the story. And the illustrations are okay. They’re nothing to get awfully excited about and the rendering of the actors faces is a little off, which makes it weird. But still, I gave it a solid 3 stars.
- My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
I bought this during an offer last month and, had it not been for Matt Haig, I would have started it immediately. Instead, I’ve decided it will be my first read of November. I loved Jacqueline Wilson as a child and The Story of Tracy Beaker was one of my first. I read the follow-up starring the character, The Dare Game, but the two subsequent releases came too late. Still, when it was announced Tracy would be back as a single mother I knew I had to read it. So far, it’s like going back in time and I’m loving everything about it.
Still trying to be extra good this month. There are plenty of books sitting in various onlin shopping carts but, as of this moment, they remain a distant desire. Let’s see how long I can hold off for.
- Netflix Binges – Great News, RuPaul’s 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."