What have you been reading this week?
It’s October. I’m not sure how that happened but it did. It feels like it’s been quite a chaotic week but I don’t think an awful lot actually happened. I certainly didn’t do an awful lot of reading but I managed to get some done. I’ve got a few Halloween themed books I want to get through this month, so I’m hoping to get more inspired. At least with the weather getting worse there’s more excuses to just stay inside and read. This is why I love Autumn so much.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOKISH POST – The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The Rings of Power hasn’t been out for very long but it’s certainly caused a lot of bother. It’s upset the racists and, hilariously, turned them against Neil Gaiman. It’s also upset both Tolkien and Peter Jackson fanboys. It kind of feels like nobody but the critics are enjoying it. Well I am. So, I decided to write about it. Check out my post to read my thoughts after watching half the series.
- FILM REVIEW – Do Revenge
Sometimes I watch a film trailer on Netflix and just know that I’m not going to enjoy it. That could be down to the genre, the cast or the premise. There are also times when I watch something and come over all Murtaugh. I’m just too old for some of that shit. That was my reaction when I first saw Do Revenge appear on the homepage. So, of course I had to watch it. Check out my review to see if I really was too old to enjoy this.
- BOOKISH POST – September 2022 Reading Wrap-Up
I wrote this post way before Friday so I had every intention of finishing The Bullet That Missed in time. It quickly became apparent that it was going to be impossible, so I’ve had to take one book away. So, I didn’t actually beat my score for August. I matched it. To see which books I actually did finish last month, check out my post.
- Crudo by Olivia Laing
I decided to try and fit in another short audiobook before the end of the month. I’ve seen a few people praise this one, so I gave it a chance. I have to be honest, it wasn’t for me. I just didn’t get on with it at all. It might just have been my mood at the time of listening but I didn’t really care what happened to anyone. I’m not even sure I have enough to say to fill a review.
- The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
I hate carrying books over from month to month but needs must. I’m hoping to finish this soon.
I’ve been quite bad this week. I’ve bought a few new ones and pre-ordered a few more. I guess I just needed something to cheer me up this week.
- Less is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer – Less quickly became one of my favourite books ever, so I was obviously going to buy the sequel at some point. I can’t wait to read this.
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy – There was a special edition on Waterstones and I’ve never read it. I won’t read it for ages but it’s nice to have the option now.
- The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights – I almost bought a copy of the hardback last year but I didn’t get round to it. I had to buy the paperback for my spooky TBR.
- Second Place by Rachel Cusk – I have another Rachel Cusk book on my TBR but I decided to get this one along with the rest of my haul. It might inspire me to finally read her books.
- The Book That No One Wanted to Read by Richard Ayoade – Richard Ayoade writing a children’s book? As if I wasn’t getting this.
- Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston – I loved Julia and the Shark, so this was a must buy. It looks beautiful and I imagine the story will be just as good.
- Illuminations by Alan Moore (pre-order) – Comic book writer Alan Moore has written a short story collection. I’ve ordered it. I regret nothing.
- Taskmaster – This is another one of my comfort shows that I can watch multiple times and never really get bored of. I’ve also just started listening to the podcast, which has made me want to go back to it. This is such a fun show.
- Ghosts – This BBC comedy is so sweet. I watched the fourth series in one go and then felt the need to go back to the beginning. The new series has one episode that really broke me. I’ll never get over it.