What have you been reading this week?
Work is absolutely destroying my spirit at the moment. There’s so much to do and everyone is so over-stretched. On Friday, I rejoiced over having an empty inbox for the first time all week even though I still had so much outstanding stuff to still do. I guess you just have to celebrate where you can. Despite having no energy all week, I’ve actually done quite well on the reading front. I’m not one book ahead and have finished my Spell the Month reading challenge early. Meaning I’m trying to squeeze one more book in before September 1st. Who the hell do I think I am?
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
U is a difficult letter to find titles for in my book collection, so I had to do some research for this month’s Spell the Month Challenge. I stumbled across this one and knew I had to read it. Not only am I trying to read more non-fiction but Ursula K. Le Guin is a fascinating figure. Would reading some of her interviews be as inspiring as I hoped? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TBT REVIEW – Spider-Man 3 (2007)
So, by now we must all have watched the Spider-Man: No Way Home teaser more times that we’d care to admit. It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to see whether Marvel pull it off. It’ll also be interesting to see if they’re actually just trolling us with all this talk of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield cameos. To celebrate, I decided it was only right to revisit the murkier side of Spider-Man’s movie moments and relive this disaster of the Maguire era. If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a look at my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Unfortunates by B. S. Johnson
I can’t remember when or how I first heard of this book. It’s not as if experimental literature from the late 60s is something that pops up in my every day life. However, as soon as I knew it existed, I’ve wanted to read it. B.S. Johnson’s notorious book in a box is certainly an exciting premise but would it be an equally exciting read? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- The Unfortunates by B.S. Johnson
I expected this to be a much quicker read than it turned out to be. Not in a bad way but it just isn’t the kind of book that you can rush through. There’s a lot to take in and it’s all quite deep. This was definitely an interesting read. Is it something I’d read again? Not sure. It kind of demands a second read but it’s also not the kind of writing that begs a repeat.
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Always fashionably late to the party, I finally got round to this beauty. I couldn’t exactly take B. S. Johnson’s book in a box with my to work, so I decided to start listening to the audiobook of this during the day. The audiobook is absolutely awful but the story isn’t. I’m glad that I finally read it.
- The Laird of Drumlychtoun by Hilary Pugh
I got an ARC copy of this novel last week and, as I’ve crossed off all of my letters this month, I decided to try and fit it into the month. It’s the first in a new series about a Private Investigator that’s set in Scotland. Once again, my love of Scotland has taken over me and I requested the ARC. Will it be as much fun as I hope? We’ll have to wait and see.
No new books again. In fact, given that I returned my copy of Girl, Woman, Other because of the terrible audiobook. I’m actually in the negatives this week. Although, it’s going to be touch and go depending on the bank holiday offers.
- – I don’t know what I’ve watched this week. Just random shit. Nothing interesting enough to stick with me obviously.