What have you been reading this week?
So much has changed in a week. After being back in work for exactly 6 days, I’m now back at home. They have decided that it makes more sense to have fewer people in the office just in case someone gets it. It means that I’ve been getting more sleep than I had been. Although, it’s not been a completely positive week. I woke up with an awful cold on Wednesday and I’ve been feeling rotten ever since. Yes, I should be grateful it’s only a cold and nothing worse. Especially now the UK really is in another downward spiral. It looks like we’re definitely not going to be able to do anything with the rest of this year. Good job Autumn is all about staying in and reading.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Yep, it’s been a while but I’ve finally finished a whole book. Last Sunday, I finally got to the end of The Thursday Murder Club. It took a while but that’s not because it was a hard or unpleasant read. In fact, the first thing I did when I finished it was give it to my mother to read. But was it really as good as everyone has been making out? Is it really the greatest debut in recent years? You’ll have to read my review to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Cuties (2020)
You’ll quite probably have noticed a lot of hate going around for Netflix recently. It’s all because of this one film and a clip that was taken out of context. People who hadn’t seen it were describing it as child pornography and that it was part of some sort of ongoing pro-paedophilia agenda. But surely nobody in their right mind could think that Netflix was distributing such immoral material? Read my review to see if the social media storm was been justified.
- BOOK REVIEW – Favourite Agatha Christie Quotations
So, I didn’t manage to finish a second book in time for my Wednesday review and I had no ideas for what else to do. I left it really late in the day to start writing so went with the old classic: book quotations. I know. It’s hardly going to set the world on fire but it’s also not the worst thing I’ve ever come up with. Possibly. Head over to my post to see how uncreative it is really is.
- TBT REVIEW – RBG (2018)
Last weekend, the world faced the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at the age of 87. It was devastating for so many people and for so many reasons. It will have massive ramifications for SCOTUS obviously. However, it is a great blow because of her influence on gender equality in the United States. RBG did such great work during her career and became an icon. In her honour, I watched the 2018 documentary that attempted to show how the legend was born. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my review.
- The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
It was one of the books that I was most looking forward to this year and I’ve finally read it. There are still plenty more on my TBR but it’s something. Was it everything that I wanted it to be? Of course not but very few things live up to your expectations. It’s not that I didn’t like it.
- Before the Coffee Gets Cold Tales from the Café by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
That’s right, I managed to finish another book before the end of the week. I’m pretty excited. I only finished it yesterday, so my review will be coming tomorrow.
As I write this, I’ve yet to decide what I’m going to be reading next. I’ve been sent a book to review, so it might be that. I also need to try and reread My Sister the Serial Killer before my next book club (Thursday). Then I have my huge TBR to start picking through. So many books, so little time.
I don’t think I’ve bought any new books this week but it’s definitely on the horizon. There are several that I want and I’ve got my Waterstones points to use up.
- French and Saunders – I love these two. They are one of the main reasons that I’m excited about the upcoming Death on the Nile film. To get myself ready, I’ve decided to rewatch all of their old stuff.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race – I’ll be honest, this week has been something of a blur of various cold medicines so I can’t actually remember what I’ve been watching. I probably watched this at some point though.