What have you been reading this week?
Well, that week flew by didn’t it. I had a relaxing week off but I, obviously, didn’t get as much done as I intended. There are certain things that I was planning on doing that I haven’t even started yet. Either I’ll have a super busy day today or, more likely, I’ll just collapse under the pressure of trying to get everything done. At the very least, I need to try and read more. Something I definitely could have done last week but I played too much Animal Crossing instead. There are just so many pumpkins to make stuff out of. It’s so exciting. So, what else did I actually achieve this week?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH REVIEW – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
This is the book that prompted by recent Agatha Christie-fest. I had the urge to watch this before the film finally comes out. It’s been a while since I read it and I always like to go into films like this having read it recently. Does this normally happen? Of course not but Agatha Christie is different. It deserves it. If you’re wondering if it’s worth getting a head start on Kenny B, read my post to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Gentlemen (2020)
I’m no big Guy Ritchie fan but I was fairly interested in seeing this one. I think it was all down to my newfound love for Hugh Grant. Plus Charlie Hunnam’s face. I never got round to it because of lockdown nonsense. Until this week when I had the urge to give it a go. You’ll have to check out my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Last Séance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie
After Halloween Party earlier this month, I carried on the spooky Agatha Christie search. This short story collection brings together her spookiest short stories. If you’re already a Chrisite mega-fan, you’ll have read these before. But are they great reads? Head over to my review to see if it’s worth adding to your Halloween TBR.
- TBT REVIEW – The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015)
For the second week in a row, we’ve got a 2015 film that I didn’t watch when it was released. I guess I just didn’t watch films in 2015. This time it was Guy Ritchie’s reboot of a 1960s television spy show. Starting Superman and the Lone Ranger. Who knows why that didn’t appeal to me the first time round? If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my review.
- BOOKISH POST – Review to a Kill: should you post negative reviews?
What’s this? A bonus post? You can tell that I’m on holiday. I wasn’t sure about posting this because I was worried it would come across in the wrong way. in the end, it seemed relevant to current events so I quickly knocked off a post. As the title suggests, it’s all about negative reviews and the reviewer’s obligation to the author. Want to find out more? Check out my post.
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Okay, I’m ready for the film to come out now. Thinking about it, I probably should have left this for a bit later in the year but I’ve done it now. Though, I’m also scared about Kenny B’s adaptation. Especially because there have been some good adaptations already and, let’s be honest, Murder on the Orient Express wasn’t overly exciting.
- The Last Séance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie
This collection of Christie’s short stories seemed too perfect for this month. Christie has been known to bring spookiness into her novels but it’s rare. Plenty of the time, these stories are explained by logic but some of them are genuinely supernatural. As short story collections go, this isn’t bad.
- The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
My aim was to get ahead with books this week but that hasn’t happened. I still have to finish this and another book for this week. I decided to give this a go as I figured it would be a quick read. I’ll get it done. I have to. There are too many books that I want to read this month.
I have a book buying ban at the moment so I obviously didn’t do this. Ahem. Who am I kidding? I bought several new books this week without a second’s thought. Sometimes I worry that I’m buying books in my sleep.
- When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole – I keep seeing this on Instagram and you know me. If I see a book enough, I’ll end up buying the damn thing. Although, this one does reference Get Out on the back so it could be pretty good.
- Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg – I’ve had my eye on this for a while and, when looking for suitable Halloween reads, this popped up on Amazon. I just had to go for it. It sounds too good and also really pretty.
- Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold – Another book that I’ve had in my basket for a while. Why did I buy it now? Foyles was offering a free tote bag with it. What? I love bookish merch and I can always use a new tote bag. Especially one that lets the world see what a hag I am.
- The Mysterious Affair at Syles by Agatha Christie – It’s been 100 years since Agatha Christie’s first novel was published. Harper Collins has released a 100 year anniversary edition. It’s not the prettiest but it features some fun stuff. There’s a previously deleted chapter and a newly discovered essay. How could I not?
- Futurama – I’ve gone all the way through again. This show was so great. Why did it keep getting cancelled?
- Schitt’s Creek -Watching this now just makes me sad that I didn’t get around to it earlier. It’s funny but also really sweet. It’s had me getting emotional more than a few times this week.