What have you been reading this week?
Happy Easter! I hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend however you’re celebrating. After a couple of years of lockdown Easters, it’s nice to be able to have a proper Easter celebration. I’m expecting to spend today eating and just having lots of fun with the family. Probably not much reading but, as I’m off work until Thursday, I’m not too concerned about that. I’ll have plenty of time.
Weekly Blog Posts
- FILM REVIEW – The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
I had no intention of ever watching this film but I found myself in a difficult position. I’d watched a film that I’d vowed never to review, so I needed to find something else to talk about. I’d been driven mad by the trailers for this on Amazon Prime but refused to watch it. My curiosity got the better of me and I watched it Check out my review to see if this film ended up surprising me.
- BOOK REVIEW – A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
Yet again, I found myself needing to fit in a quick audiobook in order to get a review up this week. So, I picked a random audiobook that I could access for free with my Audible account. I’ve sen this book around and was interested to see a book that offered autism representation. Check out my review to find out if this was everything I wanted it to be.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal
My next ARC read of the month is this debut novel. I was drawn to this one because it sounded a bit like Nothing Can Hurt You. Like that novel, it starts with a death and then explores the events leading up to it from the perspective of 6 women who are directly or indirectly connected. It sounded like a great character study that had the potential to be really tense. Check out my review to see if it lived up.
- The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal
It took a while to get through this but, thankfully, I started my holiday on Thursday. I spent most of the day eating and reading. I managed to finish this one just in time to write my review. It wasn’t necessarily what I hoped it would be but it was fine.
- Idol by Louise O’Neill
Yep, another ARC and one that I’m kind of regretting requesting. I’ve read a couple of Louise O’Neill’s books before and wasn’t a fan. I was intrigued by the premise of this one though. Hopefully, it will be better than the others.
I have bought one book this week but I will definitely be buying more this weekend. I’ve been waiting to place a Waterstones order because I knew they’d have a double points thing for Easter. For now, I’ve only bought a second-hand copy of The Herd by Emily Edwards. It sounds really good.
- Masterchef Australia – Been catching up with the latest series. I can’t say that I’m emotionally invested but it’s easy viewing.
- Frasier – I had a craving to watch this recently so watched some of the final series. I might have to go back and watch more.