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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?

My week off is nearly over and I’m both looking forward to and dreading going back to work. I’ve been keeping up with the gossip over the weekend and it sounds… interesting (to put it mildly). Thankfully, I’m in on Tuesday, off Wednesday, in Thursday, and at work experience on Friday. Not the worst week I guess. And I’ve still got one more day to relax. Plus, I’ve had a pretty decent week. You catch me after watching Captain Marvel this evening so I’m full of feminist joy. Perfect for a few days after International Women’s Day. It was such a wonderful viewing experience and it’ll be a difficult thing to review. But I’ll get there. Believe me, I’ll get there.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

The final review coming out of my pre-Oscars film viewing and it’s an interesting one. Kind of under the radar during awards seasons, I was super excited to see Willem Dafoe take on the role of Vincent Van Gogh. But would the film really do justice to the artist’s dark final weeks? Find out by reading my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – He Did It: A Short Story by JT Lawrence

Yet again, I found myself fast approaching Wednesday night and still nowhere near the end of Bill Bryson’s book on Shakespeare. I don’t know why but I’m finding it such slow going. It’s just a lot. So, to be able to keep up with my reviewing schedule, I found the first free short story I could find on Kindle Unlimited. That introduced me to this one, which sounded kind of okay. So was it a good or a bad blind date? Find my review here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY –  Cruel Intentions (1999)

I discovered that Cruel Intentions was celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year because of Instagram. I have a lot of memories of watching this film so it seemed like a great idea to go back to it this week. If you’re feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.

Just Read

  • He Did It by JT Lawrence

Read it for my post. It was quick, simplistic, and rushed. But I guess that’s what you get by cramming a crime thriller into the short story format.

 

Currently Reading

  • 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.

 

Recently Purchased

It’s my birthday week so I have been naughty and bought myself a few presents from myself.

  • Vintage Penguins – I bought a selection of vintage Penguin titles to add to my wonderful collection. I know I don’t have the space but I love to see these on my shelves.
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Have been wanting this since I first heard about it but wasn’t going to commit until I saw the limited signed edition in Waterstones. Then it was as simple as ordering one online. If Bill Bryson keeps being so painstakingly difficult to get into, I might just go straight onto this one.

 

Recently Watched
  • TV Binges –Buffy,Leaving Neverland,
Still going through Buffy. I’ve now watched most of Season 4 and my favourites of Season 3. I’m now doing my favourites of Season 2. It’s a bit weird and definitely not as good as I remember but it’s still interesting to go back. Something that I will never say about Leaving Neverland. A television documentary that left me feeling utterly bereft. I have no idea who to believe but either way it’s not great. Either one of the world’s biggest superstars was getting away with doing horrible things to children or two men are lying about it for financial gain. Neither option bears thinking about. And it’s sad that he is still such a massive star that so many people are blinding themselves to the possibility that he used his wealth and fame to cover this up.
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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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