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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’m starting to sound like a broken record but I’m feeling awful again. I’ve spent most of the day just lying around in a funk. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, 2019 is going to be a shitty year health wise. At least I’ll have a good excuse to stay in bed reading though, right? I’ve got a bit of catching up to do this month. I’ve only completed one book and that was a 40 page short story. I know February is a shorter month but that’s pathetic even for me. I’m just so tired at the moment that I can’t stay awake long enough. And I’m so slow as well. I’m barely making it through a chapter on my breaks at work. Let’s hope March will fair better. After all, it is birthday month.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Vice (2018)

The Oscar ceremony is a week away so I’ve been trying to up my game when it comes to watching the Best Picture nominees. I’ve finally watched them all so it’s a race against time to get the review out. And I’ve left two films that I’m unsure about til last so it’s going to be difficult. But first, we get the latest film from Adam McKay, last nominated for The Big Short in 2016. I was unsure about that film and am unsure about most things Christian Bale does these days but, surely, there had to be something here, right? Find out by my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Calling All Book Bloggers

I broke my streak of book reviews this week because I wanted to post a plea for help. A plea for help that has got no feedback yet so it’s looking like my project won’t come about. Which is fine but I was really hoping that we could do something fun. I understand though. I’ve only been on WordPress for a year and my following isn’t that huge. It’s naive of me to think anyone would reply. But, anyone reading this fancies finding out more then you can check out it here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY – War Horse (2011)

Thursday was Valentine’s Day and I was planning on watching something traditionally romantic to review. I’m not a massive rom-com fan but when in Rome. However, I’d had a particularly difficult day at work so wasn’t really in the mood for something so sappy. Instead I wanted something where lots of people got killed in suitably bloody ways and there was plenty of humour to get lost in. This film, one of my favourites, really stuck out on my shelf. You can click here to read my review of a much-loved classic.

Currently Reading

  • Cities I’ve Never Lived Inby Sara Majka

Super slow progress is being made with these short stories. It’s turning out way weirder than I’d expected but I’m still enjoying it. So, hopefully, I’ll have it done by Wednesday and I can get back on track with my reviews. And also move onto another goddamn book.

  • 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.

Recently PurchasedThankfully, the book buying spree (of one book) has come to an end and I’m back to zero new buys. However, my Amazon cart is getting suspiciously dull and I’ve just signed up for an Amazon Prime trial. I have a feeling there’ll be something to put here next week.

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges –Doctor Who, The Office
Peter Capaldi’s final series of Doctor Who has finally been put on Netflix UK so I binged it in a couple of days. It’s a really good series and I absolutely love Capaldi throughout. He was never really given the chance to be the great Doctor he could have been. His first season was so uninspiring and his second focused way more on Clara. So, it was about time he got some time to shine a bit more. Not enough but more. Then, after my aforementioned Prime trial, I have been going over old episodes of The Office US. I know it’s not as good as the UK version but it’s still charming. The later seasons are super sweet.
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Murdocal

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."

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