In terms of reading, I’ve done super badly this week. I don’t know what’s gone so wrong but I just haven’t been in the mood. I’ve not really slept well all week which hasn’t helped. Too tired to concentrate on the pages. But I’ve had a relaxing weekend. A relaxing but non-bookish weekend, unfortunately. Still, there’s been a lot of family time. My sister brought my niece over both today and yesterday which has meant lots of cuddles. Babies still kind of scare me but I’m getting used to it. Or at least less terrified to be left holding one. It’ll take small steps.
Weekly Blog Posts
- CREATIVELY CONTENT – #cs_makeitextraordinary
Last week’s photo challenge was all about taking everyday objects and making them seem extraordinary. It was a lot of fun to play around with something like that. Although, it did cast light onto my complete lack of artistic ability. If you want to see how I got on you can check out my photos.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Kitchen (2019)
We’ve all been waiting for Melissa McCarthy to get the kind of film role she deserves. Can You Ever Forgive Me? was a great role for her and she was outstanding. She fully deserved every nomination she got. It’s just a shame she was up against that powerhouse that was Olivia Colman. Everything about The Kitchen sounded great but would it be a case of too good to be true? To find out you should probably just read my review.
- BOOK POST – Book Blogger Memory Challenge
I didn’t read enough this week so I was left without a review on Wednesday. So, I had to fall back on the traditional book tag. Although, it was a fun one. I’ve always had a pretty shitty memory so it ended up being pretty difficult. I don’t know the books on my shelf well enough. Of course, that be because I have too many books. If you want to test your memory of your books then check out my post.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Casper (1995)
For this week’s TBT post I was looking for a film that didn’t take a lot of effort to watch and was pretty short. So, I picked the first film I found on Netflix. It’s been years since I watched Casper but I remember it from when I was a kid. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.
- Supper Club by Lara Williams
This is taking such a long time to read so I’ve put it on hold to try and get something finished. It’s a lot more intense than I expected. In a good way but still. It’s a lot for a pre-bed book.
- Bad Dad by David Walliams
I picked this up super cheap in the hope it would be a quick read. It wasn’t as quick as I thought but I’m not far off. I’ve always been curious about David Walliams’ books. I always liked Little Britain but didn’t really know how his humour would translate for children. I’m enjoying it as much as a 31-year-old can enjoy a kid’s book.
- 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 bought a copy of Bad Dad by David Walliams. It was cheap, so it doesn’t count.
- So much TV:
- OITNB – I’ve caught up to the penultimate season. I watched that just before the new season came out so I think I’m done.
- Glow – the new season came out a few days ago but I’ve only just got round to it. It’s too early days to know how I feel yet. I’ll tell you next week.
- 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."