The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I didn’t do an awful lot of posting last week. It was partly because I had a lot of work to finish and partly because I needed a bit of a break. I hadn’t officially watched anything for my TBT post and I couldn’t think of a Friday Favourites, so I figured I’d just not post anything. And I think it was a good idea. I feel refreshed and ready to face the week ahead. I’ve also got a few positive things to look forward to this week, which is definitely a good thing. We’re all feeling a bit trapped and shitty at the moment. Sometimes we just need to take a break and take the pressure off. This is an insane situation and normality no longer feels normal. So, why should we force it? Besides, it’s not as if anyone was eagerly waiting my Thursday and Friday posts.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST – Girls Out Late by Jacqueline Wilson
I finally finished my reread of Jacquelin Wilson’s Girls series last weekend. Or a reread of the third book and a first read of the fourth one. I didn’t really like Girls Out Late when I was a kid, so I wasn’t exactly looking forward to going back but I had to finish the series. It was a necessary evil. To see if was as bad as I remember, check out my review.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Greed (2019)
I hadn’t really paid any attention to greed until I saw that David Mitchell was in it. I like Steve Coogan but he’s done enough shit over the years that I no longer feel the need to follow every stage of his career. But David Mitchell has been one of my favourite comedians/performers since I was a teenager. It wasn’t enough to make me see it at the time but, now my choices are limited, I figured it was worth a shot. Read my review to see if the film lived up to its stars.
- BOOK REVIEW – Girls In Tears by Jacqueline Wilson
You might be pleased to hear that this will be the last of my Jacqueline Wilson posts for a while. Although, I do have the new Tracy Beaker sequel to read. I might give it a while though. I already have too many books on the go for my liking. Instead, we’ll leave it at my first reading of the final book in her Girls series, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I was sceptical based on my view of the previous one. Head over to my review to see if it surprised me.
- Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf
I recently joined a book club organised by my friend and her boyfriend. This was the first book on the agenda. I picked it because I’d owned a copy for years and never read it. Thankfully, the majority of the group also picked it. The problem is, it’s such a short book that I put off reading it. It means I’ve not done as well this week but at least I finished something.
- Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin and Megan McDowell
I’m definitely going to get back to this book now that I’ve finished my book club pick. I really will.
- Ramble Book by Adam Buxton
It wasn’t possible to listen to anything other than shitty music while I worked this week. Maybe next week?
I don’t think I’ve been naughty this week. I very nearly bought something but I didn’t. You should expect to see it here next week though. I have very little to do besides shopping these days.
- Game of Thrones – I’ve just finished season 5 and it’s so good. While there are plenty of things that I miss from the books (Lady Stoneheart, I’m talking to you), I think it handled certain aspects better. The problem is, I know I’m getting closer to the final season. I don’t want to watch it again now that I’ve remembered how good it was. The Watchers on the Wall episode makes The Longest Night look worse than amateurish.