How has your week been? What have you been reading?
Boy, the weekend has just flown by, hasn’t it? But we’re in June. June is a pretty big month. For one thing, my older sister’s baby is due on the 21st. So, obviously, we’re all getting a bit excited and anxious about it. I’m mainly anxious because I’m absolutely dreadful around babies. Kind of terrified of them. They’re so tiny and delicate and I am neither of those things. I’ll just be one of those aunts who never actually goes near their niece/nephew. It’ll be fine. After that, the biggest thing happening this month is finally getting to see Hamilton. I am so excited. The first time I heard the soundtrack I was obsessed. It’s such a perfectly written musical. Lin Manuel Miranda is an absolute genius. I never thought I’d the chance to see it but I managed to get some tickets with some friends. It’s going to be amazing.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 3 #cs_warmup
Apologies if you already follow me on Instagram and have seen these photos already. But that’s not going to stop me. This week’s Creatively Squared hashtag challenge was perfectly timed really. It’s been so bloody hot last week. So, I was inspired to do a bit more of a Summer related selection. Things got brighter and more colourful on my feed. You can check out my work here.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Hustle (2019)
I watched Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for my Throwback Thirty posts last year. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t the funniest film I’d ever seen. So, the fact that it was being remade with a gender swap wasn’t exactly amazing news. I still felt like it was worth a watch though. Surely it couldn’t be that bad, right? To find out you can my review here.
- BOOK REVIEW – What Red Was by Rosie Price
I wasn’t sure what to think about this book because I didn’t know anything about it going in. It was a surprise package from a friend of mine. I knew it was dealing with sexual assault and everything I subsequently read suggested it would be a great read. I’m always wary about books that use rape as a central plot point. It’s risky. I was really hoping that this book would find a new way of approaching it. But did it? Find out in my review here.
- THROWBACK FRIDAY – Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
I was excited to get the chance to see this film this week. I haven’t watched it for a while. This film blew my mind when I first watched it. It was phenomenal. But it’s nearly 20 years old. Has it really stood the test of time? I had to find out. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.
- The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
This book was on my list of anticipated novels for 2018. I never, obviously, never got round to that. So, when I found a cheap copy of the hardcover I decided it was fate. I’m not very far in though. It’s a very well written book but it is so dense with detail. I can see that it’s going to take a really long time so am thinking it might be best to pick up something else in the meantime.
- 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 –Good Omens
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this series for ages so I kind of regret watching it all in one go on Friday night. I definitely need to go back to pick up the finer details. It was absolutely incredible though. So well cast. So well made. As loyal to the book as possible. I know some people have criticised it but I honestly don’t see why. It was so lovely. I’ve never loved Michael Sheen more than I do right now. And who knew Jack Whitehall wasn’t always kind of irritating?