How has your week been? What have you been reading?
Big weekend this weekend. Endgame weekend. I had to wait until Saturday morning to see it but I managed to avoid spoilers. I’m going to be dedicating this week to the film. My Tuesday review will be spoiler free but, instead of a TBT post, I’ll do a spoiler filled analysis on Thursday. I’ll end the week with a celebration of my favourite small moments. It’s a really weird feeling now that I’ve seen it. Not only am I still processing everything but it feels like something has ended. Those of use who have been there since the start have been with these characters for over 11 years. It feels really personal and important that we’re at this point. It’s the end of an era. And the film was such a celebration of the original 5 Avengers that spending a few days talking about them only seems fair. So, I hope you’ll indulge me just this once. And, it gets me away from the problem of deciding which Marvel film to revisit for my TBT. Who could chose?
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Joe Cornish really needs to get his trailers sorted out. Both of his films have been marketed so badly. He’s a very funny guy but his humour isn’t necessarily easy to translate into such a small medium. I hated the look of Attack the Block when I first sw the trailer. It looked stupid and unoriginal. Similiarly, I thought his follow-up would be a cringe-inducing mess. But was it? You can find out by reading my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – My Purple Scented Novel by Ian McEwan
I kind of hate my current read so I knew there was no chance that I would finish it for my Wednesday review. So, I decided to finally read the Ian McEwan short story that he released in physical form for his 70th birthday. I’d not read it when it was published in The New Yorker and it sounded like an interesting story. Having been a fan in my youth, I’ve not read much McEwan over the years so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Check out my review here.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Carnage (2011)
I love a bad 90s film. I was a child in the 90s so that was the time when I got into films I guess. So, the look of 90s films is very familiar and nostalgic for me. The added bonus of the film being dreadful is just great. I love a “so bad it’s good” film and this weeks is one of the worst. So, if you enjoy a bit of filmic nostalgia then you can click here to read my review.
- My Purple Scented Novel by Ian McEwan
A short story about friendship, betrayal, and the process of writing. An interesting story with great characters at its centre. Perfect McEwan.
- Campusland by Scott Johnston
This is the final on my current list of NetGalley books that I need to read. So, I decided it was time to read it before I start requesting more. Or, after I’d requested more as the case actually was. Campusland tells the story of a year in the life of students and teachers at an Ivy League-style university. I’m not loving this at the moment. It’s one of those novels that thinks it’s being witty and shrewd but is actually just mean and spiteful. I can’t wait to finish it.
- 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 admit that I did a bad thing this weekend. I fell apart during Endgame cause it was so intense. I needed to reboot so went into a bookshop for a while. Did I happen to buy a couple of books to cheer me up? Maybe.
- Hunting Party by Lucy Foley – I’ve been wanting to read this for a while and, as soon as I saw the yellow cover, I had to get it. Hey, I was emotional. This is a murder mystery set in a hunting lodge. I’m hoping it’ll have a similar intensity to an Agatha Christie novel or maybe even The Hateful Eight. It could be great.
- A Short Affair edited by Simon Oldfield – I bought this short story anthology because it has the most beautiful cover I’ve seen in ages. It’s like a neon tie-dye thing and I adore it.
- TV Binges –Masterchef Australia
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