What have you been reading this week?
This weekend was meant to be my friend’s hen do but, due to last minute illnesses, it was cancelled. Instead of spending my spare time reading, I’ve done anything but. May is definitely going to be my worst reading month yet. Still better than I was at my worst but not great compared to the last few months.
Weekly Blog Posts
- FILM REVIEW – Operation Mincemeat (2021)
It’s difficult having pride in my country at the moment. The UK is just falling apart. So, I guess I was going into this film ready to fight against the obvious celebration of Britain on the world stage. But would it actually be worth a watch or was it just an easy way to get flag-wavers to buy cinema tickets? Check out my review to see if it was more than just patriotism.
- BOOK REVIEW – Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz et al
I’ve had a copy of this for an age and a copy of the audiobook for a slightly shorter age. It’s a book that I was really interested to read because of the format. It’s just a big book and I’m not that big of a Beastie Boys fan. I was looking for an audiobook to listen to at work and I figured it was finally time to give this a go. See my review to see if I’m a bigger Beastie boys fan now.
- BOOKISH POST – The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
Speaking of musicians that I’m a fan of, Nick Cave has been on my playlists for years. I love how lyrical his albums are. I’d never read any of his fiction though, so I picked up another audiobook last week. I was expecting this to be dark, weird and probably pretty funny. But would it actually be good? Check out my review to see if I enjoy his fiction as much as his music.
- The Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
I didn’t listen to any of this last weekend, so it took a bit longer to finish than it should have. I just didn’t have the time to listen to any non-fiction with all I had to do. I think this is the level of non-fiction that I can cope with at work. Anything heavier and I don’t think I’d pay attention.
- The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
Another book that got me through work this week. It was just a bit too long to finish in one day but it was close. I’m glad I heard this in Nick Cave’s voice as it really added to the story. I don’t think another narrator would have worked as well.
- Fry’s Ties by Stephen Fry
I bought this a little while ago and promptly forgot about it. I need a few short reads to finish before the end of the month and this seemed like a lot of fun. I love hearing the stories behind people’s fashion and Stephen Fry is a lot of fun.
- The Crooked Little Pieces by Sophia Lambton
I admit that I haven’t got any further with this but I am still intending to finish it as soon as possible.
I’m still being good… for the time being.
- The Goldbergs – Season 8 isn’t exactly as good as the rest but it’s still a nice enough show.
- The Great British Sewing Bee – Do I miss Joe Lycett? Yes. Do I find Sara Pascoe a little annoying? Yes. But I still absolutely love this show. Any show that makes a hobby into a competition is alright by me.