So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
This week’s kind of passed me by in a bit of a blur. I genuinely don’t know where the time has gone. Although, I guess this week I’ve sort of been distracted by my anger about The Crimes of Grindelwald. Sometimes, after I post things here, I suddenly remember that I’m 30 and should probably not give as much of a shit. I have moments of intense self-awareness that I’m getting super angry about a kid’s film all about magical creatures and stuff. There’s definitely better things I can spend my time worrying about. That, maybe, if I spent the time I’d wasted on that doing something with purpose I wouldn’t now be in a job I hate, single, and living with my parents. But, on the other hand, it was a really annoying film.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Oh, The Crimes of Grindelwald and I have had a turbulent relationship since the early days of production. I’ve managed to get quite a bit of blog material from it this year. So, it felt good to finally be able to watch it and see if I’d been mistakenly pessimistic or not. No, when I wrote this review, it had been a week since I left the cinema feeling pleasantly surprised by this film. But, as we know from Craig David, a lot can happen in 7 days. So had me feelings changed in that time? Read my review here.
- BOOKISH POST – Rant-Tastic Beasts: Canon Fodder
I had a lot of thoughts in about the second Fantastic Beasts film in the week between watching it and writing about it. So I decided to split down the posts into three so I didn’t just rant on and on and on. This one was based solely on the stupid changes that J.K. Rowling has, supposedly, made to the canon. I’ve already annoyed my friends by going on about it so it only seems fair that the internet had to experience my rage too. If you’ve missed reading me get unnecessarily angry towards Rowling recently then read on here.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Feds 1988)
You know me, classic feminist. Anything that shows women overcoming the odd in a male dominated world. So, still desperately trying to find silly movies for this series, I went with this age-old tale of two women trying to prove they’re good enough to be in the FBI. Find out how empowered it made me feel in my review here.
- TOP 5 FRIDAY – 5 Reasons why The Crimes of Grindelwald is a bad film
So, I might have accidentally added another weekly post to my repertoire and I’m already having doubts about my ability to keep up with it. But it came out of a need to quickly write-up my final thoughts about this film so I could finally get over it. And, after spending 3 hours on Friday getting home, I wasn’t up for an in-depth critique. So I took the easy option. Read through my list here.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I finished this book in time to write a review on Wednesday but, thanks to my endless need to rant about The Crimes of Grindelwald, I never wrote the review. It’ll be up next week though. Hopefully I can still remember everything that happened in it.
- Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
I think I’ve made it pretty obvious by now that I’m something of an Murakmi fan but I have failed to keep up with his latest releases. I’ve avoided buying Killing Commendatore because my TBR pile is so full and I only got around to buying Men Without Women this year. Still, there is something so wonderful about a Murakmi short story so I decided to finally get round to it before the year is out. I’m 1 story down and I’m really looking forward to finishing the next 6.
I decided I was in the mood to read some Agatha Christie this month so got the gorgeous hardback edition of Murder on the Orient Express off the shelf to read next. Then I got obsessed with these editions and decided I must have more. So I had a bit of binge.
- Agatha Christie binge – The ABC Murders and Hercule Poirot’s Christmas – both books are beautiful and, though I shouldn’t have bought them, I’m super happy to have them in my life. Now I just need the rest…
- Netflix Binges – It’s Always Sunny, 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."