How has your week been? What have you been reading?
We’re in the middle of a bank holiday weekend and it’s going great so far. I’ve had a great time but this is my last bank holiday this year. As my job gets super busy in August, we don’t get the August bank holiday off. I’ve already got so used to 4 day weeks that I’m not sure how I’m going to cope. You wouldn’t have thought I’d just left a job where I worked nearly every bank holiday.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 3 #cs_thelifeofpages
This is the fourth week of my new series where I force you all to look at my pictures. This week’s Creatively Squared hashtag challenge was something right up my street. Obviously, taking pictures of books is kind of my jam so I wanted to try and push myself a bit. So, I did a bit more with photoshop than I’d normally do. Some of them were more successful than others but, unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t allow for highly intricate stuff. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, check out my work here.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Wine Country (2019)
I don’t trust Netflix original comedies but this one caught my eye. How could it not? Directed by Amy Poehler and written by two former SNL writers. Starring some of the funniest women to come out of that show. It sounded perfect. But was it? To find out you can my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
This week I finally got back on track with my book reviews. It took me longer to read Ian McEwan’s latest novel than I’d expected. I was really looking forward to reading it because I was interested to see what McEwan would do with that topic. AI is a huge thing in literature at the moment. But is anyone really adding to the conversation? Could McEwan, who writes amazingly developed characters, really do something new? Find out in my review here.
- FROWBACK FRIDAY – A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
I’ve heard a lot about this film but, until this week, had never bothered to watch it. It’s one of those early Will Ferrell movies that have the kind that puts you off. Plus, I only knew of the original sketch thanks to YouTube. I mean I was only 10 years old in 1998. I probably had better things to watch. I mean Babe Pig in the City came out that year for fuck’s sake. So, I decided now was the time to watch A Night at the Roxbury. After last year’s disappointing Holmes and Watson it surely couldn’t be the worst Ferrell film I’d watch this year? If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.
- What Red Was by Rosie Price
This was a book my friend sent me that I really knew nothing about. It deals with quite dark topics and I’m just getting to the big part of the story. It’s quite good but I’m not sure I’m feeling the characters yet. In terms of the plot, I’m hoping this goes a different way to the one I’m expecting. Just to be a bit different.
- 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’m back to being good this week. I’ve recently gone a bit mental with book buying so it was important to take a break. Man, my TBR is getting out of control.
- TV Binges –30 Rock
Yep, I’ve moved on from Australian MasterChef and gone back to 30 Rock. It’s been ages since I last watched this and it’s still great. Tina Fey is a genius and Alec Baldwin is hilarious.
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.
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