So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
I thought I’d had a pretty good week until Saturday. Then work was dreadful and I’ve got the worst case of Sunday night blues. I’m genuinely anxious about going in tomorrow because it’s such a horrible place right now. And it sucks cause my work experience arrangement has made everything so much better. But this is just what happens when you have a group of managers who don’t actually give a shit about how the people in their team feel. I made a comment to one of them that I was feeling stressed about work at the moment and his response was “an absolute lie”. Which is lovely and supportive. But I don’t want to get into this here. It’s already upset me enough. Let’s see what positive things have come out of the last 7 days.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Since I watched this last Sunday I’ve not stopped banging on about it. It really affected me. Normally, in these little snippets, I don’t like to reveal my feelings on a film to try to encourage you to read the review but this film is so fucking good I can’t contain it. To find out check out my review here but, whether you read it or not, you have to see this ASAP.
- BOOK REVIEW – My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
As soon as I heard there would be a new Tracy Beaker book I knew I had to read it. It was going to be the ultimate nostalgia trip. Yet, obviously, I was a little worried about how the new book would affect my memories of the old ones. To find out if it lived up then read on here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Buster 1988)
Some days I want to push myself with these films but on others I just want to watch something stupid. If that something stupid also stars Tommy Lee Jones then all the better. click here.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A friend of mine has been trying to convince me to read Madeline Miller for ages now but it’s not something I ever put to the top of my list. Until I saw the beautiful Bloomsbury Modern Classics edition. I knew I had to have that book and, as soon as I owned it, I couldn’t stop myself from starting it straight away. But seriously, that cover is so much better than the breast-plate one. That looks like a cheap, historical romance instead of an emotionally gripping tale. It’s no wonder the old cover put me off for so long. I’m so glad I eventually started this.
Well, the being good thing went out the window this week.
- Charity bookshop haul – I bought a mint condition set of Henry Miller’s Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, which, upon bragging about it at work, was met with stony and confused looks from everyone I work with. But it’s fucking beautiful. Is it because they’re so sexy that Miller’s books are always so gorgeous? Because I’ve already seen at least 4 different editions of the trilogy that I need in my life. I also bought another Miller and a Folio Edition. Because why not?
- Waterstones – the other day I saw the new special edition of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on an Instagram post and I knew I wouldn’t be happy until I owned it. Then, in order to get free delivery, it made sense to grab Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women at the same time. I’m being frugal. I swear.
- Netflix Binges – It’s Always Sunny, The Office,
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.
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