Just a quick one this week. I’ve got a busy few days ahead. I’ve got a big work-related project on and it’s taking my time away from me. Which is why I’ve decided to take a week off blogging. I just need a break. But, don’t fear, there’s a big chance that I’m going to be furloughed as of next week. That means I’ll have more time to write nonsense for you to read. I might even get a few more things read. Won’t that be a novel experience. It’s not set in stone though. I find out on Tuesday. Still, I thought they were going to sack me so being furloughed is a welcome shock. I mean they might still fire me but at least not in the middle of a pandemic when I can’t leave the house to find a new job.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST – The Ice Dragon by George RR Martin
Before he’d conceived of ASOIAF, George RR Martin was toying with the idea of dragons and strong female characters. This short story was first published in the 80s and has been republished several times. I decided to read it last weekend and finished it in about an hour. I was craving a bit of George RR Martin after rewatching Game of Thones and this was the perfect length. To find out if it stands up to the epic series, check out my review.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Ordinary Love (2019)
I’ve wanted to watch this film for a while but I never got round to it. You have to question my timing because it’s not the greatest film to be watching when so many people are dying horribly of Coronavirus. But I had been told that this film was also funny and uplifting. So maybe it would be okay? Read my review to see if it just made things worse or not.
- BOOK REVIEW – Dragula by Ma’am Stoker
I needed another quick read for this week’s review and I’ve had this on my shelf since March. I knew I could get through it in a few hours so why not. The book is a drag queen take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. What could go wrong? Head over to my review to see if it was a combo that worked.
- TBT REVIEW – Bill (2015)
I’ll be honest, I didn’t put much effort into picking my TBT film this week. I went on Amazon Prime and picked the first silly thing that was suggested to me. It also happened to be something I’d been interested in reading for a while, do it worked out pretty well. I love the Horrible Histories show and thought Rotten Romans was better than the critics said. I really wanted to like this one as it combined my love of the people behind it and my love of Shakspeare. But would it work out? Read my review to see if it lived up to the tv show.
- Dragula by Ma’am Stoker
I normally hate those comedy parody books that were a big hit a few years ago. Like Barry Trotter or Bored of the Rings or something. They always think that they’re way funnier than they actually are. I was worried that this would be the same. And for good reason it would seem. This wasn’t what I hoped it would be.
- Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin and Megan McDowell
I’ll be honest, I’ve not read more than a sentence since I finished Dragula. I’ve been so busy getting ready for this project and working on it that I haven’t had time. Just another reason for my impromptu week off. I’ll do better this week I promise.
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.
- Taskmaster – It goes with my need for silliness right now. I could watch all the series again and again. It wouldn’t get old.