How has your week been? What have you been reading?
Oh god, what a weekend. Work has been so hectic, I still feel shit, and I’m over it. I’ve also done such a small amount of reading it’s very upsetting. I attempted to do some on my lunch break but I could barely keep my eyes open. I just need a day off. I’m getting to that emotional level of tiredness where I cry over dog videos. It’s not great. So, as soon as I’ve done this, I’m off to bed. I wanted to get a super early night but I, inevitably, got distracted. Need to work on that.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – BlacKkKlansman (2018)
It’s the BAFTA awards tonight which means we start to get a clearer picture about who and what might win big at this year’s Oscars. I mean, loosely obviously. The BAFTAs and the Oscars don’t really see eye-to-eye on everything but it’s something. I’ve got my personal favourites already but still have so many to watch before I can give my predictions. My top pick for supporting actor? It might just be my sheer love for his face but I’m hoping for an Adam Driver win. He was one of the main reasons I wanted to watch this film. So, was it an award-winning performance? Find out by my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami
Another week and another desperate last-minute read. Thankfully, this Murakami short-story was released on its own for the author’s 70th birthday this year so it counts. Of course it counts. What do you mean it was only 40 pages long? Any book is a book. Anyway, you can find my review here. There’s every chance it was longer than the damn book but you know what Murakami’s like.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – War Horse (2011)
I’ve spoken so often about how much I fucking hate this film so it won’t be a surprise that re-watching it really wasn’t going to change my mind. Instead, you can click here to read a review that is even less helpful than my first review but filled with so much more hatred.
- Cities I’ve Never Lived In by Sara Majka
I started reading this after I finished Birthday Girl because I thought short stories would be easier to get through. I wasn’t counting on how shit I am but I’m enjoying these tales as long as I can stay awake.
- Ill Will by Michael Stewart and Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin
I’m still leaving these be because I’ve got to that point where I’m too afraid to go back to these books. When I say afraid, I probably just mean lazy but the thought of picking them up again is making me not want to read. And it’s not as if I wasn’t enjoying them. It’s just that I’ve read other things now. So, I’ve seen what else is out there.
- The Last Man by Mary Shelley
So, I know I wasn’t meant to be buying too many books but I couldn’t resist the Folio Society sale. At one point I had so many books in my cart but, eventually, I whittled that down to this one. It looks gorgeous. I love Folio Society editions but have never been able to justify buying a new one. Until now… I’m so excited. It’s a Valentine’s present to myself.
- Netflix Binges – 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.
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