I’ll be honest, I’ve not done that well this week. It’s taking me ages to get through my current read but I’m hopeful that I’ll get ahead this week. Well, I can hope. I could really do with a break. I know that holidays are sort of off the agenda at the moment but I had a week booked this month. I might not be able to go anywhere but getting some time off work would be so good. The last few months have been tough for everyone and I just want to sleep and read. But I always want to do that. Whether there’s a pandemic or not.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST – The Guest List by Lucy Foley
I wasn’t a massive fan of Lucy Foley’s previous book The Hunting Party so I wasn’t exactly rushing to read her latest. Still, I decided to give it a go. After all, it’s been compared to Agatha Christie and it did have a bit of a And Then There Were None vibe to it. To find out it the book lived up to the Agatha Christie connection, check out my review.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Blue Story (2019)
You might be sick of hearing/reading about the new Hamilton “film” this week but I really couldn’t review anything else this week. I love the stage show and the soundtrack is constantly in my music rotation. But how would it work being filmed? Read my review to see if Disney managed to capture the magic of the stage show.
- BOOKISH POST – The Avada Kedavra of the Author
Instead of writing a review this week, I needed to go off on a bit of a rant. It came after JK Rowling compared Gender Identity Services to conversion therapy. I couldn’t belive the absolutely nonsense that she’s been Tweeting lately. It’s dangerous false, and made me incredibly angry. So, I needed to vent. Head over to my post to see what conclusion I’ve come to.
- TBT REVIEW – Selma (2014)
We all know that Hollywood doesn’t look as favourably on Black stories and the Oscars are great evidence for this. All you need to do is look at the year they failed to recognise Selma for all it was worth. Following David Oyelowo recently discussed the controversy, I decided to revisit the civil rights movie. If you’re feeling nostalgic then check out my review.
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
This was a bit of a slog because it was just so boring. I knew what was going to happen and it was painstakingly slow getting there. I just don’t think Lucy Foley is doing anything that original or interesting. She’s not a bad writer, per se, but she isn’t a particularly exciting one.
- Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
I assumed that I would have finished this by now but it’s just taking so damn long. It’s not that the story isn’t interesting because it’s an amazing story. It’s just the Stallworth writes like a police officer. It’s not exactly engaging when you’re essentially reading a drawn out investigation report. It just feels quite clinical and cold.
- The Spectrum of Sex by Hilda Viloria and Maria Nieto, PhD
I bought this in the wake of my post about JK Rowling. I have read bits and pieces on sex, gender and identity but wanted something a bit more comprehensive. Something that will allow me to better argue my point.
- The Umbrella Academy – The second series is coming out soon and I wanted to rewatch the first series first. I don’t know anything about the comic books but I thought the show was pretty good.
- The Lizzie McGuire Show – I have to use my Disney+ subscription for something. This show is really weird but gives me all the nostalgia.