How has your week been? What have you been reading?
Today marked my final day at work before I have my annual birthday week off. I hate working my birthday. I know that seeing all my friends would be a great thing but the idea of having to be in work on the actual day is just too much. I think it should be a worldwide policy that nobody has to work on their birthday. Along with standard 4 days weeks. Then workers would be so much happier and less stressed. But, let’s be honest, it’s never going to happen. So, we do what we can to de-stress when we can. And for me, that will involve a lot of reading and watching stuff. Oh, and a super exciting trip to see Captain Marvel, of course. I cannot wait.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – The Wife (2018)
Once I’d finished the Best Picture nominated films, I decided that it was time to move on to the other big Oscar movies. As soon as the nominations were announced, I knew that I wanted Olivia Colman to win Best Actress but, in the name of fair play, I had to find out if she truly deserved it. Meaning I had to see if Glenn Close was worthy of the award for her role in The Wife. So, was she? Find out by reading my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
I knew there was no way that I was ever going to finish my current read in time to write a review on Wednesday so I had to quickly find something else to write about. It’s been a while since I read this collection of poems by the famous director. Yes, I only read it for the sake of writing something but that doesn’t mean it’s less valid, right? Ah, maybe it is but you can still find my review here.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Moulin Rouge (2001)
During award season I uttered the phrase “Vice is good but it’s not as good as The Big Short” more times than I could count. But, upon reading my original review again, I discovered that I hadn’t been as complimentary about it. So, I felt like it needed a rewatch just to make sure. You can click here to read my re-review.
- The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
Read it for my post. It was quick, fun, weird. Everything I love about a book really. And it means I’ve read more poetry this year.
- Shakespeare: The World as a Stag by Bill Bryson
Still going on with this one. It’s super slow going and I suspect it’s because I already know most of the stuff it’s telling me about the Bard. Or maybe it’s just the approach Bryson is taking? Who knows. It’s not an unpleasant read but I feel like it could be a lot easier to get through.
- 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.
Okay, it’s been a stressful week at work so I’ve bought a few second-hand books. But they were for charity so it’s okay, right? Right? Guys?
- Netflix Binges –Buffy, Umbrella Academy
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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