How has your week been? What have you been reading?
So, you may have noticed that I took a brief leave of absence last week. It wasn’t something that I’d planned but it felt like I needed to. On Monday, 5 days before her due date, my sister gave birth to her first child. She went through a lot to get to this stage so it’s something she, her husband, and our whole family have been eagerly awaiting. I mean, I know pretty much everyone eagerly awaits a new baby but this was more than a typical amount. I think we’ve all been so anxious that the whole pregnancy has flown by without us really daring to get too excited. Which means, when the baby arrived early, we were all ready to let that excitement out. And, in doing that, I haven’t really stayed on top of reading, watching, or blogging. I hope to make up a few missed posts this week but I also have shit to do this week. We’ll see how it goes.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – Week 3 #cs_inthemood
The only post I managed to publish last week and that’s only because I wrote it before I went to London. This week’s challenge was all about using light to create a certain mood. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn’t my friend this week so it was tricky. But I managed to get a few things sorted. I’m not sure that all of them are on point but they’re okay. You can check out my work here.
- Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute
After getting the chance to read Above the Star last year, I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Below the Moon last week. I started reading it on the train down to London and made pretty good headway. Well, I was until my niece was born. I’ve been a bit distracted since.
- Detective Pikachu adapted by Sonia Sander
I know I know. Why the hell am I reading this adaptation of one of the weirdest but entertaining films I’ve watched recently? What can I say? I was curious. I just wanted to know if they’d made the story any better. If the addition of hearing people’s thoughts would make it any better. So far? Not so much.
- 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.
I bought a couple of copies of the anniversary editions of Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s my favourite book in the series and I love the Ravenclaw covers.
- TV Binges –Friends
All I wanted to do was watch one episode. What followed was an endless binge of some of the show’s greatest episodes.
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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