What have you been reading this week?
Is it just me or did last week go pretty quickly? Work seemed pretty manageable. Maybe it was down to the football? People are happier and generally easier to deal with? If that’s the cast then England better bloody win tomorrow. Otherwise Monday could be a bloody nightmare. Will I be watching the game? No. I’m sure I’ll keep up with the action though as my neighbours tend to react pretty loudly whenever anything happens. Leaving me free to read.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – The Mystery of Love by Andrew Meehan
I meant to read this one earlier in the year but it didn’t work out too well. This time around, I bought the audiobook to see if that would help me. It definitely did make the story easier to engage with and I finished it while I was at work. I was excited to see how this turned out because it was such an interesting story. How did it turn out? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – Cruella (2021)
That’s right. For the first time in weeks I’m not reviewing an animated film. I am still reviewing a Disney film so I’m still not wading into proper film territory but it’s close. I hadn’t really had high hopes for this one since hearing Emma Stone’s awful accent in the trailer but I knew I had to try. Was it better than I’d feared? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
I got this book in a random subscription box a year ago and never got round to reading it. I’d been interested since it was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2018 but I’m always wary of contemporary feminist dystopian fiction. Everyone wants to be The Handmaid’s Tale but also wants to be more horrific than The Handmaid’s Tale. Something that is a difficult thing to pull off. Not even Margaret Attwood managed it with the sequel. Did Sophie Mackintosh manage to break the curse? You’ll only know if you check out my my review to see.
- The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
I started listening to this when I was working and I’m really glad that I did. I think it would have taken me while if I’d been reading this one. I just wasn’t really into it. I’d have been reading this for weeks.
- The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
I spent yesterday listening to the audiobook of this and I was so happy to go back to it. Although, the Joan Hickson audiobook wasn’t great. Her narration was fine but I think there could have been more to differentiate between characters. The worst thing was the editing. There was no gap between chapters, which is really annoying.
- Urien’s Voyage by André Gide
Just because Pride is over it doesn’t mean that we stop reading LGBTQ+ books. I’d never heard of this book before and it was only when looking for U titles that I stumbled across it. It sounds good and is pretty short. I should be able to get this sorted in no time.
I’ve been getting rid of a load of books this weekend, so I’ve had to replenish the stock a little. I’ve bought a few new ones this week:
- The Appeal by Janice Hallett – This was recommended by Waterstones this month and I knew that I needed to buy it. It sounds like fun.
- Belinda Blinked; Lockdown 69 by Rocky Flintstone – I only just found out that this existed and I needed to get a copy. The only quarantine fiction I’d be willing to read would be by Rocky.
- Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward – I’ve had this in my Amazon basket for a while so I finally bought a second-hand copy. I can’t wait.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race: Down Under– Drag Race isn’t the same show it once was. I may be biased but Drag Race UK is definitely the superior show. So, I thought Down Under might be equally good. I was wrong. It wasn’t bad but it was weird. Very strange decisions were made.