So, my birthday week is over and it’s been a hectic week. Hectic but really good, obviously. I’ve seen some friends and spent yesterday with my family. So, I haven’t done as much reading as I should have but I’ll get there. I also missed out on one of my reviews last week. I meant to catch up on Saturday but just didn’t have the time. Next year I’m going to take a break from blogging for my birthday. It’s too stressful trying to fit everything in. But, never mind. Here’s how the last 7 days have gone.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Carmilla by J. Sheridan La Fanu
I’m bored of vampire fiction. It’s just been so overplayed and the whole concept has been watered down. They just aren’t scary or exciting anymore. Thanks to things like Twilight, vampires have just become romantic heroes and that’s a travesty. The sexing up of vampires is dreadful and needs to be stopped. This book was recommended to me by someone who heard me moaning about vampires. So, I decided to give it a go. Read my review to see if I’ve come around on vampires.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Call of the Wild (2020)
This was my first 2020 release of the year. I’ve been so busy catching up with myself that I’m way behind on new films. I didn’t exactly have high hopes for this film but I am a dog lover and a Harrison Ford lover. Surely this would be everything I needed in my life? Read my review to find out if it was.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – Sixteen Candles (1984)
As it was my birthday weekend, I decided it was a good idea to watch something birthday related. I finally agreed on this John Hughes classic. It’s been a while since I last watched this film and there’s always time for a good 80s teen movie. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.
- FRIDAY FAVOURITES – John Hughes Movies
To tie in with my TBT post this week, I decided to make a list of my favourite movies written or directed by John Hughes. His films have come to define teenagers in the 80s and have never really left the public consciousness. So many teenagers go through a Hughes phase and, most probably, think they’re really deep. But he’s also a king of comedy. It’s difficult to keep a list of favourites to an acceptable length. Head over to my post to see them.
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
I finished this a few days ago but never got round to reviewing it. Come back to tomorrow to see how I found this novel.
- Inside the Sun by Alexis Marie Chute
The third book in Alexis Marie Chute’s YA fantasy trilogy is coming out in April and she was kind enough to send me an ARC. Thanks to the super slow post, it showed up this week and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I’ve loved this trilogy. Check out my reviews for the previous books to see why. Above the Star and Below the Moon are both worth a read.
I got a lot of book vouchers for my birthday and I can’t wait to spend them. I know I’m supposed to be on a book buying ban to help decrease the number of unread books I have. But it doesn’t count if it’s not my own money, right?
- The Ricky Gervais Show – I’ve finished the series and it’s so good. Karl is a bit of an idiot but there’s some weird logic to many of his points. Yes, there is the odd offensive or mindless point but that’s why we love him.
- Veep – I realised that I’d never seen the final series of this show and it’s been too long since I saw the penultimate one. So, I started that one again before I see how this great show ends.
- To busy to watch much this week. I barely had time to finish what I needed to watch.