Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

What a week it’s been here on my blog. I have posted an absolutely unprecedented 7 times. I imagine you’re pretty sick of me by now. Especially as you won’t get a break until Friday. There’s just been an awful lot going on recently. I had many post-Endgame thoughts and then Game of Thrones happened. It’s been a huge pop culture week and I had to get it all out I guess. But it’s back to normal this week. I definitely don’t have the patience, the motivation, or the content to keep this up all the time.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 2 #cs_bettertogether

This is the second week of my new series where I force you all to look at my pictures. I had a lot of fun with this week’s Creatively Squared hashtag challenge and I’m quite pleased with some of my entries. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, check out my work here.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – (Spoiler Free) Avengers Endgame (2019)

It doesn’t feel like there’s been a movie event like this for years. Even The Force Awakens didn’t have the same feeling as this one did. Maybe The Phantom Menace? I mean before we realised it was utter shit, obviously. But this film was a big one. We’ve been waiting for it for so long and Marvel were doing everything they can to keep people in the dark. The press tour was funny, awkward, and totally pointless when you think about it. This film didn’t need press anyway and it certainly didn’t need press that couldn’t even talk about it. If you’ve still not seen the film, my spoiler free review is here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Campusland by Scott Johnson

I requested this book on NetGalley because it sounded fun. A story centred on a university campus that claims to be both realistic and hilarious. Of course, I was having thoughts about Animal House and everything. But could it ever live up that connection? Find out in my review here.

  • BONUS POST – Spoiler-Filled Endgame Musings

Second Endgame post of the week and, like with Infinity War, this one was all about the big moments. This is spoiler central guys. Nothing was off limits. So, if you’ve seen the film and want to discuss those breathtaking moments head over to my post here.

  • BONUS POST – Small but epic moments in Endgame (Cautious spoiler warning)

Third and final Endgame of the week. I decided to dedicate a post to my favourite small moments, in-jokes, and fan service in this film. This was a film to celebrate the last 11 years so, of course, there were loads of call-backs. It was made with love so I made a list of my favourite small moments. See if your faves made the list here.

  • BOOKISH POST –  March Reading Wrap-Up

April saw me introduce a new monthly reading wrap-up to my blog posts. It was mainly because I was so amazed about how much I’d read in March. I can’t say I’ve done as well in April because of my new job but it was still enough to warrant a wrap-up. If you can’t be bothered reading my main reviews for this month, then these mini reviews might be just for you.

  • BONUS POST –  Mary Sue Who?

Phew, the final post of the week. At least it’s a classic Motherbooker rant, though. After episode 3 of Game of Thrones this week, a lot of people on the internet had a lot of thoughts. Men started throwing out the term “Mary Sue” about a character who blatantly isn’t one. So, I got my angry feminist hat on and wrote a blog post. A blog post nobody will read and that was posted way after the argument started. But the thought it there. If you enjoy hearing me get angry about strangers on the internet then read my rant here.

Just Read

  • Campusland by Scott Johnson

A college-based story about social issues and political correctness. Something the author claims it super funny but was it?

 

Currently Reading

  • The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

This is one of the books I bought this last week after I’d see Endgame. I was in a pretty emotional state so needed to touch some books to cheer up. This book has been on my radar for a while now because the book is yellow and I’m that superficial. It does sound kind of interesting though. A murder mystery set in the middle of nowhere. When a group of old friends head to the Scottish Highlands and one of them ends up dead, surely that means one of them is the killer, right?

  • 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

I’ve made a few big non-bookish purchases this week so going back on my book buying ban was an important thing to do. Although, I still have my £60 gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket. I did get a couple of books this weeks though, courtesy of my friend who works for Vintage.

  • Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan – She got me this one because I’d shown an interest in reading it. As I said last week, I’m no longer the biggest Ian McEwan fan but I liked the sound of this story. AI is everywhere these days though so I’m worried it’s going to be very gimmicky.
  • What Red Was by Rosie Price – This was a bonus surprise and I know nothing about it. It’s a story that deals with sexual assault and class, which are things that I am always interested to read about. I know that sounds weird but they are important issues and need to be dealt with carefully.

 

Recently Watched
  • TV Binges –Masterchef Australia
I know I know. I’ve been watching Masterchef Australia for ages now. How am I still doing this? I think I’m broken.

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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