What have you been reading this week?
Another week is over and I’m exhausted. Thankfully, I’m only doing a 3 day week next week. Work isn’t normally very busy at this time of year but everyone is still swamped right now. There’s so much going on. Meaning I’ve barely been in the mood to read. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem finishing my November Reading Challenge but it’s going to be tighter than I’d wanted. I’m not going to be able to read one of the possible R books that I had lined up as a possibility but that’s okay. I’ll just have to find some shorter ones.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –The Fell by Sarah Moss
Last year, I really believed that I wouldn’t read any book that was based around the pandemic. Yet, in 2021 I find myself pre-ordering not one but two books about it. This is the one that I was most excited about having read and loved Summer Water earlier this year. I couldn’t wait to see what Sarah Moss would do with Covid-19. Was it worth my anticipation? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TBT REVIEW – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1991)
It’s been quite a while since I watched this classic 80s movie. So, I was a little worried about how it would stand up. After all, we know how dodgy some of John Hughes’ films are these days. Would Matthew Broderick’s cheeky truant fit into this post-MeToo world? There was only one way to find out. If you’re feeling nostalgic, head over to my review now.
- BOOK REVIEW –Burncoat by Sarah Hall
Another day and another pandemic novel. Burncoat just sounded like my kind of book, so I knew that I had to get a copy. Despite vowing to avoid pandemic related books for as long as possible. Although, this one wasn’t explicitly about Covid-19, so surely that would make it easier to read, right? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- Burncoat by Sarah Halll
I didn’t think that I’d finish this in time, so I got the audiobook version. Unfortunately, that was a bit of a disaster but I managed to finish in time for my review. It was quite a read and one that I’m really glad that I did. It’s the kind of book that sticks with you.
- Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
I bought this earlier this year and meant to read it in February. Of course, as is often the case in these instances, I didn’t get round to it. So, when I was looking for an O title for my November reading challenge, I decided it was the perfect book. It also helped that I’m doing it as part of a buddy read on Instagram. It’ll hopefully help me actually follow through on it this time.
Officially, I’ve not bought anything this week but I will definitely will today. It’s Black Friday which means double points at Waterstones. My basket is ready and waiting. I wish that I was stronger than this but I can’t help it. I’m weak.
- What We Do In The Shadows– I love this show and this week I finally started watching the third series. I think Matt Berry is an absolute genius and it was great to see more from Laszlo this time around. This show is always so much fun and has amazing cameos. I’m tempted to watch from the start again now.