I had a great but tiring day yesterday. My parents and I were left with my niece to give her parents a day off. It’s the first time that they’d left her with anyone other than themselves, so everyone was a bit unsure of how it went. In the end, my friend brought her son round and it was a great day. But there was a lot of activity. I was bloody tired by the end of the day. Today I’m not planning on doing a great deal. I have some photos to take and a book to finish. I’m thinking that bed and PJs will figure quite heavily in the next few hours.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – The Child by Sebastian Fitzek
This has been in my Audible library for a little while now and it felt like a good time to get it done. I bought it because of the great cast and the interesting concept. It had the potential to be a pretty weird story. A child confesses to a murder that as committed 5 years before he was even born. The lawyer he told gets caught up in an investigation to find out how he knew about it. I was excited about something creepy and dark. Was it? Read my review to see if this book lived up to its potential.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Richard Jewell (2019)
I’m still getting the reviews written about all of the Oscar-nominated films that I haven’t got round to yet. Starting with Clint Eastwood’s film based on the real story of a security guard who saved the lives of so many people. But the investigation into who set off the bomb the found soon turns sour and Richard is placed in the post of the prime suspect. Can he clear his name despite the negative press coverage? Read my review to find out.
- BOOK POST: Are Audiobooks cheating?
Audiobooks have a bad reputation in some parts of the bookish world. I often see people complaining that they don’t or shouldn’t count towards your reading count. Many people think that listening to a book instead of reading it is an easy way out. Like it’s a life hack or something. I’d seen this so much recently that it felt like time for a good rant. Go and my post to hear my argument.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Sully (2016)
What better to watch this week than another Clint Eastwood film about an all-American hero? This film tells the story of the pilot whose quick thinking saved 155 people. Sully made the decision to land in the Hudson River and, in doing so, ensured that all the people on board lived to tell the tale. Eastwood gives Oscar winner Tom Hanks the starring role and, let’s be honest, it’s perfect casting. The rest of the film? Not quite so perfect. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.
- FRIDAY FAVOURITES – Literary Quotations About Love
As a Valentine’s Day treat, I gathered together a bunch of my favourite bookish quotes about love. I’m not one of those readers who is really bothered about romantic books but that doesn’t’ mean I have a heart of stone. There are plenty of great quotes in literature that discuss love in a really beautiful way. Not all of them are conventional. Head over to my post to see them.
- The Child: An Audible Drama by Sebastian Fitzek
I listened to this last weekend and it wasn’t as good as I was hoping it would be. The cast promised a lot that the actual story wasn’t able to deliver. A crime thriller with a disappointing conclusion. It just left me disappointed.
- Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
In order to keep to my reading quota for the week, I decided to quickly get through this book. In the end, I didn’t write a review but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy it. With an all-star cast, it’s a really charming audiobook. Although, as much as I love Stephen Fry, I’ll never be comfortable with anyone but Jim Cummings voicing the bear himself. It just doesn’t feel right.
- The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater
I started this one at the end of last week. It’s a recent buy but it sounded interesting. Two young girls are linked to a horrible crime but, when questioned, they refuse to speak to anyone. Did they do something awful or are they just scared?
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
This is it. This is the month that I finish this gorgeous book. I’m ready for it. Soon. I promise.
I think I’ve been okay this week. I was tempted but I managed to resist. Of course, if I’m not also reading books this book buying ban is only partly working.
- House – I’ve finished rewatching season 7 and have just started on season 8. I’m not sure if I ever watched all of season 8 but I may have forgotten. It’ll be worth another look.
- Dumplin’ – I decided that it was worth a watch even though I had low expectations. I enjoyed bits but it’s just not outstanding. The story just seems very obvious and dull.