What have you been reading this week?
What is it about the week following a bank holiday that makes it so much harder? I guess its partly trying to fit 5 days of work into 4 days. However, this has been a super weird week. Some moron decided it would be funny to smash a load of windows at 1am on Thursday morning and 3 of ours got broken. It was an early hours wake up call that resulted in very little sleep. Meaning I’ve been spending the rest of the week trying to catch up on sleep. Meaning I’ve not done as much reading as I normally would have. It’s very disappointing but I can’t do anything about it now. Thankfully, May is a pretty easy one for my reading challenge.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – Lanny by Max Porter
My final book of April and my first review of May. This was a really tricky book to review as Porter is such a unique writer. I love his style but always find myself in a bit of a tizzy when I finish reading. It’s not a bad thing and I think it’s wonderful to find a writer who makes you feel like that. So, what made this book so tricky to talk about? Find out why by giving my review a quick read.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
I’ve been wanting to read this Agatha Christie book for a while but I had too much to read last month. This is one of my personal favourite Christie novels because I think the premise is so deliciously good. I also think this book is quite a good one to read in the age of social media. Find out why by giving my review a quick read.
- TBT REVIEW – Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
It was Star Wars day on Tuesday, so I decided it was only right to rewatch one of the original trilogy. I’ve never reviewed any of them here before and it seemed like the kind of thing to do. Even though it’s tricky because your emotional feelings towards a film always make it harder to see clearly. So, I can’t promise it’ll be a very interesting critique but it’s something. If you’re feeling nostalgic, head over to my review.
- The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
I finished this on bank holiday Monday and I had such a great time reading it. Curling up on a weekday with an Agatha Christie is the dream. Roll on retirement. It’ll be Agatha all day every day.
- Monster by Emerald Fennell
I started reading this last week but, thanks to my crazy week, I haven’t got very far with it. I’m absolutely loving it so far and can see definite similarities between the novel and her TV/film writing. I’m excited to see how it all turns out.
Only one new book this week and it was this month’s book club haul. We’re reading Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami. I’m really looking forward to reading it and am absolutely loving the cover.
- ER– I’m still going through this when I have the time. It’s comforting and good to have on in the background. I haven’t really been paying attention to the storylines but I’ve already seen most of the season that I’m currently on.
- Movies: Palm Springs – I watched this for my review on Tuesday so I won’t say too much.