How has your week been? What have you been reading?
Is it just me or are the weeks getting longer and the weekends getting shorter? Maybe it’s because I don’t have any leave from work coming up but my workdays are dragging along. And this weekend went by in the blink of an eye. Although, I had a great time on Saturday celebrating the 1st birthday of my friend’s son. She threw a BBQ and it was super nice. Hot but nice. I definitely got sunburnt but it was worth it. The three of them had a great time. But today has flown by. I wasted a few hours finishing my current read this morning and then spent some time taking photos for the week. Then I’ve just wasted my time. Just like normal. Classic Sunday.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
If we’re honest, Godzilla has never got the best treatment whilst he’s been in America. But now we find ourselves nearing the end of Trump’s first (hopefully last) term as President and we know what he thinks of immigrants. Does this mean that the sequel to the successful is doomed to mistreat the great creature? To find out you should probably just read my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
I always fall in love with Hard Case Crime editions. Their covers are always gorgeous and I can’t resist. No matter what the story is. These are books that I will judge by their cover. And, that means, sometimes I will get disappointed. Like I was with Stephen King’s second novel for the publisher Joyland. But when this new illustrated edition of his first HCC book The Colorado Kid was released I decided to give it a try. Was it going to be just another underwhelming Stephen King story or would it actually be a good read? You might find out by checking out my review.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Godzilla (2014)
What other film could I have watched for TBT this week? I’d only seen Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla once before and that was only because it was kind of forced upon me. I had good memories of the film but would it really be as good as I remember? With the release of the new film, opinion was divided about whether it was better or worse than the previous offering. And I needed to know. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.
- The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
This book has one of the best Stephen King endings that I’ve read in a long time. In the past few years, I find myself normally completely underwhelmed by his endings. Joyland? Terrible. Revival? Let’s not even go there. Mr Mercedes? So boring. But I was shocked to find The Colorado Kid had an amazing ending. Really, this book is all about the ending. It’s a cracker and it’s one of the best King novels I’ve read recently.
- Heartstream by Tom Pollock
I picked this book up on Thursday and finished it today. I’ve not read a book this quickly in a while. I’ll review it properly on Wednesday but don’t let the quick read time fool you into thinking this was one of my top reads.
- Supper Club by Lara Williams
So, officially, I’ve not started reading this yet but I will tonight. This is one of those super hyped books that I’m eager to read. I want to see if it lives up to its reputation.
- 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.
Okay, I did buy a book this week but, in my defence, it was a present for my friend’s son. I remember having Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell when we were kids so I couldn’t help myself. Besides, the only other I’d bought was this.
- So much TV:
- RuPaul’s Drag Race – I finished season 7 so I thought I might as well finish the next one. Plus, I’ve always had a soft spot for Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, and Chi Chi DeVayne.
- Sugar Rush – Season 2 came out recently and I’ve finally watched it. Is it the greatest baking based show ever? Nah. But will I always watch a Netflix baking show? Hells yeah!
- OITNB – Today I started from episode 1 again. I love going back but I can’t believe how different some of these characters are. You can tell they started rewriting everything for season 2.
- No shit films
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."