So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
How have we only got 15 sleeps until Christmas? Where has all the time gone? I’ve got my work Christmas party tomorrow, which means I’ll get nothing done on Tuesday. I imagine there’ll be a lot of lying in bed and feeling old. So, my life normally but with added nausea and a headache. I do tend to get a bit over excited at these kind of things and am guilty of the dodgiest dancing ever. Something that I had to avoid on Friday when I went out with the guys I’m doing work experience with, so I went home early. I had a really great time but I definitely don’t think they’re ready to see Christmas party Laura. A girl who leaves a line of empty shot glasses in her wake and has the dad-est dance moves imaginable. I don’t know what it is about Christmas (apart from the wine, gin, tequila etc) that makes me think I have rhythm but, inevitably, I’m willing to try to prove that it’s there somewhere. How do people know how to dance? Is there a tutorial I can watch? A WikiHow? I just need help guys!
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – The Princess Switch (2018)
It’s December so I’ve vowed to spend the month only reviewing terrible Netflix films. There’s a bunch of them to pick from so I’m pretty excited. Last year’s A Christmas Prince was fucking dreadful but in such an addictive way. I kind of loved it. So, it’s safe to say that I was excited for the sequel but, it wasn’t out when I was looking for something to watch. I started here instead. Though, being a massive fan of The Lizzie McGuire Movie I had my reservations about this new life-swap film before I’d even started. How could it ever compare? Read my review here.
- BOOKISH REVIEW – The Song of Acilles by Madeline Miller
I’ve seen this book in loads of bookshops and always walked past it. And that was entirely because of the fuck ugly cover. If you haven’t seen in then Google that shit because it really is awful. It wasn’t until I saw the Bloomsbury Modern Classics cover that I even thought about reading it. I know… judging a book by its cover is bar, right? Well, is it? Read my review here to find out.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – My Neighbour Totoro 1988)
I can’t believe I nearly made it through my year of watching 1988 films and not watching Totoro. It’s one of my favourite animations of all time. Although, it’s probably because I’ve only ever seen the 2005 version so didn’t think it would really count. Still, this is a task I’ve set myself so the rules are mine to make and break. And, really, I just wanted to watch this film. Read my totally unbiased review here.
- Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
I expected to have finished this by now but I’ve been doing bad reading again. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve fallen asleep reading this week. I need to get better or this will be another one-book December.
This month is all about Christmas presents. I’d love to say they were all from me and not for me but that would be a lie. None of them were books, though, so that’s a positive step… right?
- Netflix Binges – It’s Always Sunny,
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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