What have you been reading this week?
This week I found out that I was being out on flexible furlough, which means I’ll be working 3 out of 5 days a week. It’s not the best news ever but, considering the current economic climate, I’m grateful that it’s not worse. Of course, being the naïve dreamer that I am, I expected to use my afternoons to whirl through my TBR. Obviously, that didn’t happen. In fact, I’d say that I probably read much less this week than I have this year. I’ve just not been feeling it. I guess I’ve finally hit that start of the year slump. I’m going to try and get in a quick read to kickstart my system and see how it goes. I’m trying not to feel too bad about it but it’s hard.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
I realised far too late that I originally posted this review with the title of Come Again by Robert Webb. I don’t know how I managed it but I hope it didn’t cause too much confusion. Instead of the British comedian’s debut novel, it was a thriller that dealt with issues of race and gentrification. I’d bought it after seeing it all over Instagram but this can be a bit risky. Would it be as good as everyone said? You’ll have to head over to my review to find out.
- BOOKISH POST – Bitesize Book Reviews
I seem to have read quite a few short reads recently and none of them really seemed to require a full review. So, to say everyone time, I decided to put them all in one of my bitesize reviews posts. Part of me wishes I kept things this short normally. This is the kind of brevity that most of my reviews lack but it seems silly to dedicate a whole post for something that’s only 2/3 paragraphs. Anyway, what were the bitesize books I’m going over in this one? Check out my review to see.
- TBT REVIEW – Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
I decided it would be appropriate to read a romantic-comedy this week and this one had been haunting my Prime menu for weeks. It finally felt like the right time to watch it. This is one of the films that I avoided because it had so much hype around it. It’s not as if this is my favourite genre anyway so hearing everyone rave about it didn’t persuade me. Could it possibly be the game changer that I’ve always been told? To fine out, you’ll need to head over to my review.
- BOOKISH POST – Literary Loves We Need to Stop Romanticising
It’s Valentine’s Day today so I’ve been celebrating love on my Instagram all week. So is everyone else. I keep seeing endless posts about the best romantic reads but, worryingly, they all seem to focus on the same books. Books that, in my opinion, shouldn’t be celebrated for their romantic potential. So many classics are actually showcasing toxic relationships but people lap it up. So, I decided I had to say something. What was it? You’ll need to head over to my post to find out.
- All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
This was a much quicker read than I thought it would be so I finished it on Sunday night. It was one of those books that I just couldn’t stop reading. It has quickly become one of my favourite books of the year and one that I will definitely reread again and again. Well, provided I can remember where I put the book. I appear to have lost it.
- Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
I started reading this as soon as I’d finished my last read but, I’ll be honest, I’m experiencing something of a slump right now. I just haven’t been in the mood. I’ll spend today trying to get back into it and hopefully get back on track.
I think I’ve actually been pretty good this week. I say pretty good because I’m almost definitely going to buy a few books this week. They’ve been in my Foyles online basket for a few days and I doubt they’ll sit there waiting much longer.
- The Simpsons– Still doing it. I must be watching something else as well but, when I try to think of what it is, I can’t remember at all.
- Thor: Ragnarok – I had a sudden desire to watch this the other day and it’s so good. Definitely one of my top MCU films. It’s always good going back to the glory days because I get the impression that it’s all going to get a bit messy over the next few years. Marvel is going a bit too far to tie things together and introduce previous film adaptations. The fact that anyone is suggesting Chris Evans comes back as The Human Torch is evidence (even as a rumour) of how far the studio is going.
- Brave – I had a massive desire to watch this again yesterday and it was lovely. The film is so beautiful and the voice actors are all amazingly well cast. I know people praised it when it came out but I don’t think it’s as respected as it should be.