Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

It’s been a super weird week for me this week. I started me new job on Wednesday so it’s all been a bit of a blur. I’m getting my head around the new role and the new people. After being at my old job for 14 years it’s a massive adjustment. I keep telling people that it’s like coming out of prison, which is only partially a joke. There are certain things that make me feel like an idiot. I’ve worked weekends and bank holidays for as long as I remember so the idea that I get Easter off is kind of messing with me. It doesn’t feel legit that I get two extra days off. As is I’ll take Good Friday off but then have someone calling me to find out where I am. Something that is really stupid in the real world. So, it is hard to escape the feeling that I’m a little out of my depth. I knew my last job inside and out and it’s all a bit difficult feeling a bit useless. However, I’m confident that I’ll get there and end up doing great things. Or, at least, things.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

The Lego Movie 2 has been out for ages and I watched it a fair while ago. It’s just that I’ve been so behind with my reviews that I’ve only just got round to it. I probably struggled trying to remember the film but, I do have to say, I’ve had the songs in my head since I watched it. If there’s one thing these films can do it’s offer up a catchy song. But was the film quite as irresistible? Find out by reading my review here.

  • BOOKISH POST – March Monthly Wrap-Up

It’s safe to say that I had quite a busy week this week. After my first shift at work, I went straight back to my old work for a charity event. So, I had to get ahead with my posts. It was very clear that there was no way that I would ever be able to write a review of the book I had finished in time so, instead, I wrote my first ever monthly wrap-up post. This could be the start of something new or just a one-off we awkwardly never talk about again. It’ll be fun finding out. You can find it here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY –  The Lego Movie (2014)

So, as much as I love it now, my history with The Lego Movie has been a bit turbulent. I started off hating it, then I watched it again and loved it. So, as it’s been a good few years, I was interested to see how it stand up after seeing the second one. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Moonlocket by Peter Nunzl

This was another NetGalley book that’s been sat on my shelf for a while. It sounded like a great idea so I was interested to see how it would work. It’s a basic rule that for us bookish people, all you need to do is add Steampunk to your fantasy novel and it instantly becomes irresistible. If you’re interested in fantasy novels then find my review here.

Just Read

  • Moonlocket by Peter Nunzl

A NetGalley acquisition that you can read my review of using the link above.

 

Currently Reading

  • Moonlocket by Peter Nunzl

Bought this when it was on offer and because I’ve seen it everywhere. I started it on Friday and by tonight I’m about two-thirds of the way through. It’s weird because, on the one hand, it infuriates me, and, on the other, it’s addictive. I don’t know what to think. But a massive part of me just thinks I should be reading The Handmaid’s Tale again.

  • 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

Haven’t bought anything yet BUT as part of my leaving present I got a £60 book token. This means I’ve got a pretty great book haul coming up. I. Cannot. Wait.

 

Recently Watched
  • TV Binges –Extras, Masterchef Australia
I’ve been looking for something to watch so I decided to rewatch an old favourite. Extras is amazing, obviously. I think I prefer it to The Office but I say that knowing there isn’t much in it. Then Amazon gave me another Prime Trial and who am I to refuse? Hence, more Masterchef binging.

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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