How has your week been? What have you been reading?
It’s so late on Sunday night, I have to be up at 5:45 tomorrow, and I was meant to be getting an early night. It’s safe to say, this rundown hasn’t gone well. So, hopefully you can forgive me for this rushed introduction. Let’s do this so I can go to bed where I belong.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Captain Marvel (2019)
We’ve all been waiting to see how Marvel’s first female superhero lead would work out. And, though many great potential characters for this honour already exist in the MCU, I think Carol Danvers was the perfect choice. Her backstory had a great deal of potential and she’s just so damn powerful. So, unlike a lot of the internet, I was looking forward to seeing this film. And I did so as quickly as my friends could sort out their bloody social lives. But was it everything I hoped it would be? Find out by reading my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – #Toots by Linh Le James
I had this book brought to my attention last week and was given the chance to get a copy in exchange for a review. It’s not the kind of thing I normally go for but I thought I’d give it a try. If nothing else, it would give me a break from my current read. Fucking Bill Bryson. Find my review here.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Iron Man (2008)
With the release of Captain Marvel and the imminent release of Endgame, it’s safe to say I have a big case of Marvel fever… and the only cure is more movie watching. So, I went back to where it began. All 11 years ago. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.
- Blossoms in Autumn by Zidrou
I received a copy of this sweet graphic novel from NetGalley. I’m probably going to do a quick review of all of my recent shorter reads this week. So stay tuned.
- The Red Tenda of Bologna by John Berger
Inspired by a fellow Bookstagrammer, I’ve decided to try to read one of my mini Penguin Modern Classics a week until I finish all 50. It’s a workable number and it means I don’t have the box set sitting gathering dust. It’ll also help my book count for this year, which is already looking way healthier than it was last year. Maybe this is the year I finally become a proper reader again?
- The Shadow Tribe: Book 1 by Jaffrey Clark
Another NetGalley book that I’ve had on my shelf for a while so I decided it was about time I did the decent thing and read it. Especially as I’ve just received a load more this weekend. This is another quick read that I’m enjoying well enough. Not my normal thing but fun. We’ll see.
- 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.
I think I’ve been quite good this week. I’ve nearly bought several things but managed to restrain myself.
- TV Binges –Masterchef Australia
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."