What have you been reading this week?
We’re less than 20 days away from the big day. I trust that everyone is busy getting prepared. I have a couple of present left to buy but I’m doing alright. I spent most of yesterday making gifts for my friend. It’s the first time I’ve made a homemade gift since I was a child. It’s not that I’m against them but I have a distinct lack of finesse in everything that I do. I’m not being self-deprecating when I say that. It’s just that things never turn out as I want them to. I think it’ll be okay this year. Yes, things could have gone better but I think it’ll be alright. Unfortunately, this hasn’t left much time for reading. I’m currently 2 books ahead but I’ve only finished one this month. It doesn’t feel like a good start.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
As you may remember, I loved Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman so I was excited to read this one. I’d heard that it was a bit weird before I went in so I was bracing myself for something unusual. Was it everything I thought it would be or was it, perhaps, even stranger than I’d imagined? Read my review and you might see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)
If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that I always like to check out Netflix’s array of original Christmas films. This year, especially, we were all in need of some festive fun. With no new A Christmas Prince installment this year, we had to rely on the sequel that nobody really wanted instead. Just what reason would they find to have Vanessa Hudgens swapping places with bad British accented Vanessa Hudgens again? You’ll have to check out my review to find out.
- BOOKISH POST – November Reading Wrap-Up
Another month gone and another selection of books read. I’d somehow managed to do quite well in November thanks to a few short NetGalley reads. Some of them probably shouldn’t even class as one book but, hey, every book counts here. Head over to my post to see my literary journey for the past 30 days.
- TBT REVIEW – Santa Claws (2014)
A trio of kittens trying to save Christmas when Santa falls ill? I bet you’re thinking this film is too good to be true. What could be better than a group of adorable furry creatures doing something heroic? But could this ever possibly live up? The fact that I’d never heard of this before this week suggests that it couldn’t. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my review.
- Starve Ace by Andrew Michael Hurley
I wanted to finish this before the end of November and, thanks to a bit of a late night, I just about managed it. Officially, I probably closed the book after midnight on 1st December but, as I hadn’t been to sleep yet, I count it as the 30th.
- The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson
My first Christmas read. Although, if I’m being really honest, it’s not incredibly festive. You’ll have to wait until next week for my in-depth review but, let’s be honest, it’s the Moomins. How can you not love them?
Yep, I’m in a position where I’m not currently reading anything and I really don’t know what to do. There are so may possibilities, so I just need to figure it out. It’ll probably end up being Before the Coffee Gets Cold because I need to reread it before Thursday for book club. I’m really interested to see what everyone thinks of this one.
I’ll be honest, I’ve bought a couple of books this week. I’m starting to lose focus when I buy gifts for other people and buying stuff for myself.
- Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell – People keep telling my how good this is and I definitely did want to read it. So, when Waterstones started selling a special edition, I knew that it was time. With a £10 off voucher to use, I just went for it.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol by Brooke Vitale – Is this the book version of the film adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No. There are Muppets. How can that be bad?
- Christmas on Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons – Another Christmas classic for the festive season. Also, a incredibly cute cover.
- Taskmaster – I’ve watched so much of this show but I can’t get enough. I’m so glad that all of the series are now on 4od. I’m definitely going to be binge watching this month.