What have you been reading this week?
2020 is finally over and we can start looking to the future. Of course, things are going to magically get better over night but we can all hopefully see our friends and family a bit more this year. If we do, I am certain that my yearly reading count will go down but I’m hoping that I can keep the momentum going for now. I was almost always getting through 2 books a week last year and I hope to be able to do that consistently this year. Maybe even every week, though I do doubt my skills.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Murder Most Festive by Ada Moncrieff
Anyone who has been around for a little while will know that I love a cosy crime novel. Agatha Christie has been one of my favourite writers for many years and I’m always looking for a decent contemporary version. Of course, no contemporary author can live up to the might of the Queen of Crime but they insist on trying. Ada Moncrieff is just the latest in a long line. Would this be another disappointment? You’ll have to head over to my post to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Prom (2020)
As soon as I first saw the trailer for this, I knew that it wasn’t going to be the film for me. It was too in-your-face and manic. There was too much James Corden and awful stereotypes. I also knew that I wanted to review it. I didn’t want this to be the first thing I watched in 2021, so I had to make it one of my final films of the year. Was it the perfect end to 2020? You’ll have to check out my review to know for sure.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann
I was really looking forward to reading this book ever since I saw it on Amazon. It just sounded like such a great story. As it was set in the 12 days following Christmas, I decided that I had to read it after December 25th and luckily I finished Murder Most Festive just in time. Head over to my review to see if it lived up to my expectations.
- TBT REVIEW – The Devil Wears Prada 2006)
I know that this film is considered iconic by certain people but, if I’m honest, I’ve never quite understood it. I’m pretty sure that it all comes down to Meryl Strep. Don’t get me wrong, I love her but she doesn’t automatically make a shit movie good. Look at Mamma Mia! I decided to revisit this on a lazy day between Christmas and New Year. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out my review.
- 2020 YEAR REVIEW – The motherbooking stats
Normally, I have posted a list of my favourite films and books on New Years Eve but I wanted to do something a bit different this time. Mostly because I had so many 5 star books and films in comparison to other years. Partly because I was too lazy to do individual posts. Instead, I put all of my blogging stats together in one informative post.
- BOOKISH POST – December Reading Wrap-up
Even though I had already posted my 2020 year review, I still wanted to post my December monthly wrap-up post. I’d managed to read more books than I thought I had last month. What were they you ask? You’ll have to check out my post.
- Murder Most Festive by Ada Moncrieff
I managed to finish this just in time to write my review last week. It was a bit of a slog by the end but I did it. Do I wish I’d spent my time reading something else? Sure but what’s done is done.
- Twelve Nights by Urs Faes
This sounded like exactly my kind of book and, though it was great, I think I hyped it up a bit. It was enjoyable but didn’t quite go where I thought it would. It might have been something about the translation or it might have been me. I might try again and see if things improve.
- One by One by Ruth Ware
I desperately wanted to finish this book before the end of the year. I don’t like the idea of carrying a book over to the start of the New Year and I especially hated the idea of carrying this book over. It was so disappointing.
- A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
I started this book just after midnight on January 1st because it seemed like the right time to pick it up. Some might say it’s a bit depressing for the first read of the year but it’ll turn out alright in the end. Nick Hornby is one of my favourite writers and I really want to spend some time this year reading him more.
After my Christmas haul last week, I haven’t taken possession of any new books. Hopefully I can keep this up for this month. It’s not like I need any more books.
- ER– I’m still watching this. I’ve reached the point where I definitely remember it all now. It’s been good going back over it. There were some genuinely iconic moments in this series. Although, I’m not emotionally ready for Mark Greene to die again.