We’re coming up to 3 weeks in isolation and it’s starting to get to me. I just feel so shut-in. I need to get out but am still trying to be sensible. The NHS sent me a letter saying that I’m High Risk and shouldn’t go out unless it’s for important medical stuff. So, aside from my fortnightly blood tests, I’ve only been out for a walk twice. I might have to start going after work though. I need to get out and about. Clear my head. Maybe that would also help with my reading too?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Winter in Sokcho by Élisa Shua Dusapin
I got slightly better at actually sitting down to read this week and I actually managed to finish something. I bought this book because of the cover but was drawn in by the story. It felt like such an intimate and compact narrative. Such a simple idea but one that has so much potential. I really wanted to love this one and the cover promised so many great things. Read my review to see if the book lived up to its cover.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Lady and the Tramp (2019)
I got a year’s Disney+ subscription for my birthday and I haven’t exactly been making the most of it. Aside from watching The Simpsons and Lizzie McGuire anyway. So, I decided it was time to watch something new and original. Starting with the film that they are pushing as their new and exclusive. Although, I can’t say that the original film was my favourites as a child. I just didn’t get that excited about it. To see if the new one changed my mind, read my review.
- BOOK POST – March Reading Wrap-Up
The end of the month caught me off-guard a bit, so I wasn’t ready for the usual end of the month guff. So, I put off my second book review of the week to write up my monthly wrap-up. It wasn’t the greatest month but I got through some good ones. Head over to my post to see how I did.
- THROWBACK THURSDAY – 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
What else could I watch to accompany Disney’s updated Lady and the Tramp? All I really remembered from the original is now something that is now, rightly, considered offensive and unnecessary. So, it was probably time that I revisited it. Just to make sure that I wasn’t wrong in my assessment of it. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.
- FRIDAY FAVOURITES – Ranking Buffy Seasons
I randomly started watching Season 7 of Buffy at the end of the week. It just reminded me of how terrible it is. It’s such a mess of a season that I just wish they hadn’t bothered. The end of Season 5 would have the perfect way to end the show. But no, they just didn’t know when to stop. So, we have a rushed and boring season where a few episodes of story is dragged out over a full season. It made me so angry that I had to tell the world. So, I ranked the seasons from worst to best. Head over to my post to see the list.
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
This audiobook was released on Audible this week and I had to check it out. With people like Jude Law, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davies, and Jason Isaacs reading, it was definitely something that I had to check out. Be ready for my review tomorrow.
- My Last Supper by Jay Rayner
I like Jay Rayner. He’s a pretty good writer and a funny guy. I saw him live a few years ago at the Ilkley Literature Festival and really enjoyed it. I heard him talk about this book on The Off-Menu Podcast and really wanted to read it. So, as I had already ruined my book buying ban, I decided to just get a copy. It’s taking a while, as I find with all non-fiction books.
Happy to report that I’ve not bought any books this week. Book buying ban might just be back on.
- Buffy– I needed something to watch on my “lunch break” and Amazon Prime suggested it. Who was I to argue?
- Lizzie McGuire – I had to give it a go. This was a childhood favourite too.
- Nailed It! – I hate this show but I can’t stop watching it. I don’t know why anyone goes on it because it’s so clearly a set-up.
- Paradise PD – I enjoyed the first series of this animated show and wasn’t disappointed by the second. It’s not the best show of its kind out there but it’s not the worst either.