What have you been reading this week?
I normally think that January is the longest month of the year because it drags so much. This year, February is proving to be the worst. It feels like we should be much further along in the month instead of less than halfway through. It’s possible that it feels longer because I’m still reading the same book that I started weeks ago. If I hadn’t requested the ARC then I’d have DNFd by now.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie
Second Christie of 2022 and only a week after the first one. This has never really been a favourite of mine but I knew that I’d have to read it eventually. At least, I would if I’m actually going to keep trying to read/reread through every Agatha Christie book. It’s been a while since I’ve gone back to this one. Check out my review to see if it was better than I remembered.
- FILM REVIEW – The Father (2020)
I missed out on a lot of films from 2020 and 2021 because of Covid. Well, Covid and my mental health I guess. So, I’m trying to catch up on the big ones. I don’t know why I started with this one. I knew that it was likely going to break me into a million pieces. Was I right to be worried? Check out my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones
I was really excited to read this book because I adore Rosie Jones. She’s an incredibly funny woman and has very chaotic energy that I’m very much into. I was also looking forward to seeing how she presented disability in her story. The main character, like Jones herself, has cerebral palsy, which makes this a very big step for representation. Did the book live up to the pressure? You can see for yourself by reading my review.
- The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones
I knocked this audiobook out at work this week and I’m so glad I did. It was such a lovely and short read that really improved my mood. I think this is such a great book for young readers with cerebral palsy and those without it. It’s a great step for disability representation in literature. I look forward to more from Jones in the future.
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’m craving romantic books. I’m also so irritated by my other current read that I just wanted to read something comforting. So why not go back to this book and listen to Neil Gaiman narrate it? Another audiobook for work and I loved it.
- Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare
It’s like Groundhog Day with this book. I haven’t spent so long reading a book in years. This is 2015 speed levels.
I avoided buying anything new this week but I did receive a lovely bookish gift. Alexis Marie Chute kindly sent me her latest book. Prairie Spirits is full of spooky ghost stories centred on a building in Alberta. It’s full of firsthand accounts and interviews about the building’s history and links to the ethereal plane. I might not believe in ghosts but I’m looking forward to this one.
- American Dad – I watched the latest series of the show on Disney+and it was fine. These shows have all pretty much run out of steam now but they’re still watchable.
- Chloe – One of my favourite things about the last couple of series of The Crown has definitely been Erin Doherty, so I wanted to watch her new series. I can’t say that I was that enthralled and I thought it was pretty obvious what was going to happen. Still, it was another fine piece of televison.