What have you been reading this week?
August is turning out to be a funny month. Work is destroying me but I’m actually doing okay with reading. I guess I’m more motivated to read when work is getting me down. Or maybe I’m just aware that I have a lot to get through and am actually being good for once. I mean it’s possible that my entire personality has changed overnight. That I’ve suddenly become more dedicated to my bookish pursuits this month. Or it could be that I’m just reading better books? Whatever I’m doing, fingers crossed that it lasts.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –Summerwater by Sarah Moss
I wanted to read this book because it really spoke to me. Set in a Scottish cabin park, it reminded me of my childhood holidays cramped in a caravan waiting for the rain to pass. Of course, in that kind of setting, there were plenty of arguments and a lot of tension. Would this book be the same? Or would it replicate the many good times that we had on our hols? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Suicide Squad(2021)
I wasn’t exactly blown away by the first Suicide Squad film, so news of the sequel didn’t get me too excited. Even after James Gunn was hired as director. Then the trailer hit and I couldn’t help it. It looked like so much fun. I was here for so much of it. Even the overreliance on Harley Quinn didn’t bug me as much as I expected. But as it actually as good as it looked? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOKISH POST – September Pre-Orders
I didn’t quite finish a book in time to review it on Friday this week, so I had to think of something else to do. It’s recently come to my attention that a lot of books that I’d pre-ordered months/weeks ago will be coming out next month. It’s something that I hadn’t really kept track of, so has taken my by surprise. Which books will be turning up on my doorstep during September? You’ll need to head over to my post to see.
- Summer Water by Sarah Moss
I finished this last Sunday and just in time for me to write my review. It’s not that I wasn’t enjoying it but I lost a lot of time last week to other things. This was such a fantastic read and I would recommend it to anyone. Quick, easy and full of beautiful writing.
- Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations
I don’t often read non-fiction books because it tends to take me ages to get through them. This is bad for many reasons, so I’m trying to work my way up with easier reads. This is a collection of interviews with author Ursula K. Le Guin that ends with her last ever interview. I’m not well-versed in her writing so I thought it’d be interesting to get to know more about her first.
- The Unfortunates by B.S. Johnson
I’ve only just started this one but I’m excited. This is a notorious book thanks to its unconventional format. Rather than being a standard book, it’s presented as a book in a box. A series of individual chapters are inside. The first and last are both meant to be read in order but you can pick the rest at random. It’s meant to replicate the idea of random memories and associations. How awesome is that?
No new books again. How good am I being right now? Of course, the imminent payment of my pre-orders is on my mind which might explain that. Also the number of books that I’ll have once they arrive. Eek.
- South Park– I randomly started watching Season 6 of South Park when it popped up on my Prime suggestions this week. The show hadn’t quite reached it’s peak yet but there’s some fun stuff there. I managed to get to season 7 and it really was quite eerie. The season starts with an episode about the Iraq War and the second episode is about J Lo and Ben Affleck. Considering how relevant these things are today, it felt like I’d gone back in time.