What have you been reading this week?
For the first time in a while, we’re starting off on a positive note. Work seems to have been less stressful this week. I’ve also spent some proper time reading. Not as much as I’d have liked but some. I spent some of yesterday finishing my last read and it feels like a huge relief. Hopefully, I can make a good start on my new read today. Although, in terms of my Spell the Month Challenge, I officially only have 2 letter left to go. I don’t either of my picks for those will take too long, so I shouldn’t need to worry too much. Of course, this is exactly the point when dramatic irony would normally kick in and they turn out to be quite intense and long reads. But we’ll see.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
I could get used to reading an Agatha Christie book each month. It really does improve my mood immensely. After posting a Reel about the writer’s own favourite Christie novels, I decided to use one of them to cross off a letter in my monthly challenge. I’ve always loved the set-up to this story. It gets you from the off. I was looking forward to reading it again. but is it actually as good as Agatha once thought it was? You’ll need to head over to my review to find out.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Artemis Fowl (2020)
I’d only put off watching this film because it had been too long since I last read the book. Well, I got through that last month so it seemed like the time had finally come. Now, I knew this hadn’t been well-received going in but I still had hope that it would be okay. I could accept it being a bad adaptation if it was at least a good film. How bad could it really be? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOKISH POST – Books That Are Beautifully Written
When it came to my second book review of the week, I didn’t really have anything of worth to do. My last read was a graphic novel and I didn’t think it really demanded a whole review. I also wasn’t anywhere near finishing my current read. So, I had to find something else to write about. Thankfully, I’d recently posted a Reel to Instagram of some absolutely beautifully written books. I decided it was only fair I share the list here as well. Head over to my post to see which writers made it.
- X-men: Phoenix In Darkness By Grant Morrison
This popped up on my Kindle recommendations recently and, as it was available to read for free on Prime, I decided it was worth a look. I love Grant Morrison and consider them one of my favourite comic book writers. New X-Men is a fantastic series even 20 years later so I was keen to pick this up. I admit, I don’t keep as up-to-date with comics these days and have missed a lot of updates. I’ll get there. It’ll be slow but I’ll get there.
- The New Me By Halle Butler
Our book club choice for April was this fairly short read. It wasn’t my first pick but I thought it sounded interesting. It had all of the right words on the back and a premise full of potential. In the end, it took me a great deal of effort to finish. I just felt nothing for it. Not for me at all.
- I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Officially, I haven’t started this as I’m writing this but I will start it today. I’ve had my eye on this for a while and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in. I think it’s going to be quite an experience but one I’m ready for.
I bought a copy of I Am, I Am, I Am but that’s it this week. Did I spend far too long tracking down the best looking edition for the cheapest price? Yes. Is that a problem? Probably. Am I going to change? No.
- Agatha Christie’s Marple– I think ITV’s adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books (and a couple of standalones for good measure) are really well made. Yes, there are some differences but so what? They look great, have great actors and are really entertaining. I just wish there were more of the bloody things.