What have you been reading this week?
Another weekend is nearly over and I’ve done very little. I say that but last night I went round and finally changed all of the passwords that Google Chrome has been warning me about for a while. It didn’t take as long as I expected but I have a new found hatred for websites that don’t make it easy to change your password. Those websites that make you wait for an email link to reset it are so behind the times. Anyway, I’m mostly secure now, so that’s one thing off my mind. Of course, I should have spent the time reading and my security worries have become book worries. Mainly, why is it taking me so long to read these days?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST – October Reading Wrap-Up
We’re in November now, which meant last week was the time to go over what I’d read in the last 31 days. I knew that I’d managed to get through a few Agatha Christie’s in October but I still didn’t think it was that much. Especially considering how short they are. But just how many book by the Queen of Crime did I read in total? Read my post to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Hubie Halloween (2020)
I’m not the biggest Adam Sandler fan and I never have been. However, even I was shocked that Uncut Gems was so unloved by the Academy. Okay, not shocked but a little bemused maybe. Before the nominations came out, Sandler promised to make his worst film ever if he didn’t get a metion for Best Actor. So, is his latest Netflix Original really his worst ever film? You’ll have to check out my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
October 2020 saw the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s debut novel. As I had already dedicated the rest of the month to her cosy crime, it only seemed fair to go back to the beginning. I had to reread it to check how well it had stood the test of time. Was it still as important and exciting 100 years on? Head over to my review to see.
- TBT REVIEW – Little Nicky (2000)
When I watched Hubie Halloween the other week, it was difficult not to think of this film. After all, Hubie and Little Nicky are basically the same character. Okay, their parents are pretty different but they look and sound pretty similar. Little Nicky is one of those films that Sandler fans fucking love but it left everyone else a bit stumped. I had to give it another shot just to be fair. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my review.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
This was our virtual book club’s pick for this week and I was a bit nervous. It’s hard when it’s a book that you have read and already love. I didn’t want people to be too harsh and I didn’t want to start picking up on flaws. Admittedly it’s already hard to love this book when you consider how much racism, anti-Semitism and general bad vibes there are in it. When you start listening to people picking the plot apart, it’s tough. But I really enjoyed talking about it in the end. And, most importantly, I still bloody love it.
- Murder, She Wrote: Trick or Treachery by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain
Oh god, why did I start reading this? What I expected to be a quick and silly read has just caused me nothing but pain. It’s not that I was expecting great things from this but it’s just so uninspiring. Not only do the characters not speak like real people but they don’t even speak like the fictional people in the show. I don’t know if I’m going to finish this one.
I was doing alright this week but then I found out about a seller on Etsy who has managed to source some gorgeous Nigerian copies of Chimamanda Adichie’s books. I managed to restrain myself to one so far but who knows how long I’ll hold out for.
- Schitt’s Creek -I finished it. I cried. I want to watch it all again.
- Community – I love this show. There was really no need for me to watch it again but here we are. It’s weird going back to the first season when it hasn’t quite established it’s super quirky nature yet. It’s still funny but it’s not the same.