How has your week been? What have you been reading?
This time next week I’ll be in London having finally seen Hamilton. I’m super excited but I’ve got a lot to do to get ahead. I hope to have everything ready so I don’t need to worry about posts next week but, knowing me, it probably won’t happen. At least I should get a bit of reading done on the way down and the way back. A two-hour train journey is always good for getting ahead on the old reading challenge. Truth be told, I’ve been very bad this week. I’m not even halfway through my current read so, from the look of it, I won’t be ready for a review this week either. June clearly isn’t my reading month. But nevermind.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 3 #cs_comfortzone
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 all about stepping out of your comfort zone so I tried to do things a little differently. We got a bit darker and I experimented with food photography. I’m not sure about the results but it was certainly fun. You can check out my work here.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Long Shot (2019)
Romantic comedies just aren’t my thing these days I’m afraid. They just aren’t my thing. Too cliched and unoriginal. It’s the same old thing over and over and over. So, I had no expectations about this Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron film. I just didn’t see how it could be as good as the critics were claiming it to be. So, I had to find out for myself. If you’re also wondering then you can read my review here.
- BOOKISH POST – May Reading Wrap-Up
I hadn’t got round to finishing a book by the time Wednesday came rolling about this week but it was perfect timing. It perfectly coincided with my monthly wrap-up. I was absolutely sure that I’d done really badly with my reading last month. But was it as bad as I thought? Find out in my wrap-up here.
- THROWBACK FRIDAY – Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Just putting this out there at the start, I love John Cusack. Love him. It probably has everything to do with Say Anything and High Fidelity but that’s okay. Both great films. But Cusack doesn’t always have the best track record when it comes to rom-coms. This is one I’d managed to avoid so I wanted to find out which side it sat on. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.
- Love Nina by Nina Stibbe
I picked this up after listening to Nina Stibbe’s appearance on the Adam Buxton podcast recently. I’d never read anything by her and I’d avoided the TV adaptation of this book. But, from what I heard on the podcast, it sounded like a wonderful read so I bought a copy. And started reading it as soon as it arrived. It’s slow going so far but I love it.
- The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
I’ve set this aside for the time being. It feels like it’s going to be a very dense read so I think I’ll leave it for a better time. A time when I’m in the right mood.
- 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.
Other than Love Nina I don’t think I’ve bought anything this week. Although, this week has gone by in something of a blur so I might have bought loads and forgotten.
- TV Binges –Masterchef Australia
Back to it. What has my life become? Amazon needs to stop giving me Prime trials. It’s really ruining my life.
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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