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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

So, I’m writing this Sunday rundown on Thursday night before I head down to London. As I write this I haven’t seen Hamilton but as you read this I will have done. As such, I’ll pretend it’s Sunday and give you my feedback. Oh my god! It was so amazing! I have no words to describe just how good it was! It’s an experience I’ll never forget! I mean, the chances of me not enjoying it are pretty slim. I know it’ll be weird without the voices I’m used to hearing on the soundtrack but seeing it all happen in front of my eyes will be amazing.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 3 #cs_chasethesun

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  lighting and, in particular, using sunlight to change the mood of your photo. Now I’ve always loved a bit of lens flare in my pictures so I maybe went a little mad on that front and missed the point of the challenge. But it’s all good, right? You can check out my work here.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Detective Pikachu (2019)

My love of Pokemon has lasted for a really long time. I loved it. I had the cards, played the games, and watched the show.  I never really grew out of it either. When I was a university my flatmate and I would play together on our Nintendo DS and would go a bit crazy every time a new game was released. So, I was excited about this film. Excited but convinced it was going to be dreadful. I mean I’m still amazed that it ever got made. Could it really have been a good idea? To find out you can read my review here.

  • BOOKISH POST – The Hamilton Book Tag

Oh, what’s that? Where’s my weekly book review? Yeah, I know it’s been two weeks of nonsense and no book reviews but it’s been a tough week. Reading wasn’t really on my mind. So, in honour of this weekend, I decided to do the Hamilton book tag. If it’s your kind of thing you can check it out here.

  • THROWBACK FRIDAY – Pokemon: The First Movie (1998)

What a film this was. I remember when it came out, that final act was one of the most heartbreaking moments in cinematic history. I’ve not seen it in years though and this week’s Tuesday review spurred me on to rewatch it. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.

Currently Reading

  • Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute

If you’ve been here a while, you may know that I was lucky enough to be involved in the cover reveal of Alexis’ first YA novel Above the Star. I also got a copy to review and I bloody loved it. One of my top reads of last year. So, when she asked if I was interested in reviewing the second book in the trilogy I immediately said yes! It arrived really quickly and I started reading it straight away.

  • Detective Pikachu

Yeah, that’s right, I’m reading the novelisation of the film. I saw that this existed and I was really interested to see how it would go. Turns out, so far, it’s exactly the same as the movie. I don’t know why I was expecting any different.

  • Love Nina by Nina Stibbe

Okay, I was reading this and I was planning on taking it to London. BUT. I ended up putting my water bottle in my bag and it leaked everywhere. My book is currently absolutely sodden. I don’t even think I can rescue it. Which is really annoying cause it was a lovely edition and I was really enjoying 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.

 

Recently Purchased

I, obviously, bought the Detective Pikachu book and I ordered a replacement copy of Love Nina. However, I have resisted the urge to buy so many books this week. I should be proud of myself.

 

Recently Watched
  • TV Binges –Masterchef Australia

Are you getting as bored of this as I am? I must have watched something else. I must have. I haven’t.

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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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