How has your week been? What have you been reading?
I started my holiday this weekend and I’ve already used my days wisely. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a friend. We ate donuts, watched Spider-Man: Far From Home, and then ate loads of food. It was bliss but I was stuffed by the end of the night. Today, I woke up, took some photos, read, and had a nap. It’s been all go. So, if the rest of the week goes like this I won’t do a great deal but I’ll be well-rested. And hopefully well-read.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – #cs_styledandserved
It’s been a little while since I took part in one of these photo challenges but I’m back at it again now. Last week’s challenge was #cs_styledandserved which was all about food styling. I had a lot of fun, and a lot of food, taking part in this challenge. I’ve always loved the idea of food styling but never really had the excuse to give it a try. I don’t really cook these days so I don’t have much chance to practice plating up. If you want to see how I got on you can check out my photos.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Toy Story 4(2019)
Toy Story is one of Pixar’s greatest films. It was a super original idea and everything came together to create a pretty flawless film. It quickly became the foundation for one of the strongest franchises in film history. A basically 5 star trilogy. So, was there a need for a fourth film? Was there anything left to say after Toy Story 3 gave us such an emotional but perfect ending? To find out you should probably just read my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe
I started reading Love, Nina after listening to Nina Stibbe on the Adam Buxton podcast. She seemed like such a lovely and I came away wanting to read her letters. I’ve always loved reading the letters of famous writers. It gives you such an insight into who they really are. And, being set in the 80s, it’s a good look back on a specific time in history. If you’re interested in collections of letters then check out my review.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – The Emoji Movie (2017)
I’ll admit, I’d always had a certain amount of curiosity about The Emjoi Movie but never really wanted to watch it. I knew it was going to be terrible and didn’t want to do that to myself. But, when it suddenly appeared on Netflix I decided to give it a go. After all, it was only short. If you’re also feeling a bit curious then head over to my review.
- Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe
I’ve been on an interesting journey with this book. I started reading but put it aside in favour of Below the Moon because I was so excited. Then I managed to utterly drench it with water in my bag. So, I replaced my copy with a new hardback and finally managed to finish the thing. Now all I want to do it watch the TV show.
- If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura
I’ve wanted to buy this for a while because it sounds like such an interesting book. What would you sacrifice for one more day of life? That’s the question that the narrator faces in this novel. When he finds out he only has one day to live, he thinks he’s accepted death. Until the Devil turns up and offers him the chance to live for longer.
- 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.
I almost bought a large stack of books yesterday but I became unstuck when I realised I’d left my gift voucher at home. And I wasn’t prepared to spend £60 of my money in one go. So, I’ll go back this week and try again.
- TV Binges –RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rick and Morty,
Still on a bit of a Netflix downer at the moment. There’s nothing I can really get into at the moment. So, I’m just rewatching old things. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched Rick and Morty. It’s honestly so good though. The episode set in the Citadel is genuinely amazing television. So well made.
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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