Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

Just a quick intro this evening as I’m very behind schedule. I was surprised with a meal out with the family and it went on a bit longer than I thought. We ended up being the last people sat in the pub. It’s something I never like because, working in a kitchen, I know how irritating it is when people hang out too long. I always get a bit anxious and jittery when I know I’m the last person in a restaurant. I have to try super hard not to rush the people I’m with. But there have been numerous times when customers have stayed for over an hour after we’ve closed just chatting and it never makes anyone working feel good.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – A Star is Born (2018)

This was the Best Picture nomination that I was looking forward to least. I didn’t need to see another remake of this story and I especially didn’t need to see one starring and directed by Bradley Cooper. I didn’t care what everybody else was saying, I had already decided that this wasn’t going to be a film that I enjoyed. But would it actually be as bad as I was believed? Find out by my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Cities I’ve Never Lived In by Sara Majka

Back to my normal book reviews this week because I’ve finally finished a book. This time it’s a collection of short stories that I bought nearly 3 years ago. Back in 2016 I went on a bit of a short story buying binge in the hope that it would help me read quicker. What it actually did was cause me to have more short story collections to fit on my shelf. But, I’ve finally done it and you can check out my review here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY –  Moulin Rouge (2001)

Some weeks I try to stick to a theme with my TBT posts. Other weeks I just want to look at Ewan McGregor’s face and pick the first film I can find on Amazon Prime. That film is Moulin Rouge. A film that I have very mixed feelings about. A love/hate relationship. Baz Luhrmann is a ridiculous film maker but, at the same time, he cast Ewan McGregor in the lead role so can’t be all bad right? You can click here to read my review of a much-loved jukebox musical.

Currently Reading

  • Shakespeare: The World as a Stag by Bill Bryson

This year I’m trying to keep up with the unread shelf project challenge for 2019. The challenge sees you following certain prompts each month and trying to finish a book before the end. If you don’t you’re meant to get rid of it. I’m not entirely sure I’ll follow through with the getting rid of it part but I hope following this challenge will help with my TBR  pile. The January challenge was to read any unread book, which I did easily. The February prompt was to read a book that was gifted to me. This Bill Bryson book was a birthday present years ago. Around 2008, when I was at uni. This meant I didn’t read it at the time and then it just sat on my shelf. Until now. Let’s see how this goes.

  • 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 PurchasedI’ve had Amazon Prime for about a week now and I’ve only bought one book. Which, for me, is really impressive. I couldn’t resist the beautiful clothbound Sense and Sensibility any longer.

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges -The Office
I have still 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. And I love so many of the actors involved in the series. It’s just nice to watch them. Not necessarily funny but nice.

Author: 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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