Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

Another good week at work this week. I feel like I’m getting more comfortable with the job. Although, I still feel like I don’t know anyone. I just never really see people. I should probably make more of an effort to introduce myself to people but it takes me weeks before I’m comfortable enough with people. When I started my last job one of my closest friends already worked there so I’ve never had to experience being completely alone at a new job before. This is where a little more self-confidence and a little less anxiety would come in handy. Because, at the end of the day, not speaking to people just makes me more anxious which means, if I have to speak to someone new, I get more tongue-tied. I like to think that this is the curse of being a younger twin. I’ve pretty much never had to deal with other people on my own throughout my life. But, really, it’s just cause I’m a socially inept idiot. And that’s something I need to work on.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Holmes and Watson (2019)

My film reviews are all over the place at the moment. I’ve been backtracking to films that I watched months ago because I  had so many in reserve. So, this week’s review was a weird one. I’d watched Holmes and Watson near the start of the year, which it’s even less relevant to people than normal. I realise that nobody it actually coming here for film advice but this just feels ridiculous. I might have to think about how I approach my reviews in future. But, if you  actually fancy reading about a film that came out in December then you can read my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Vox by Christina Dalcher

I was back on track with my book posts this week so have a review ready to go on Wednesday. I bought this on a whim when it was on offer in the supermarket and was expecting it to be kind of mindless trash. Albeit, mindless trash masquerading itself as feminist literature. In the end, I raced through the book much quicker than I’d ever imagined. But was it as good as everyone is saying? You can find my thoughts on it here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY –  Carnage (2011)

What do you do when a prolific film director/actor/producer/whoever is revealed to be morally reprehensible? Do you have to completely stop watching their films? Even if you’ve always loved a particular film? I don’t have an answer but it’s a question that’s been in my head all week. Particularly because, after deciding I would watch Carnage for this week, I’d forgotten it was directed by Roman Polanski. Should I have watched it? Should I praise it? Oh, god. If you enjoy reading about my inner turmoil then you can click here to read my review.

  • BOOKISH POST – Alexis Marie Chute’s Expecting Sunshine Cover Reveal Game

A cheeky bonus post this week and it’s a great one. Author Alexis Marie Chute is leaving up to the cover reveal of her memoir Expecting Sunshine with a great game. 9 lucky winners get the chance to win an excellent selection of bookish prizes. If you’re interested in amazing literary competitions then read on here.

Just Read

  • Vox by Peter Christina Dalcher

A feminist dystopia in which women literally lose their voice. You can read my review of using the link above.

 

Currently Reading

  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve had this book for a while but, because of various things, I’ve put off reading it til now. I started this at the end of last and I love it. I love the format and I can’t wait to carry on. This is one hyped book that isn’t letting me down.

  • 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 –Masterchef Australia
I can’t wait for Game of Thrones to start this week so I can finally start watching something new and exciting. I’m stuck in such a TV rut at the moment. I just need something great to get my teeth into.

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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