Film Review – All the Old Knives (2022)

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Movie trailers should be simple business, right? You’re making an advert for a film to encourage people to see it. Although, you need to find the right balance between showing enough to get people excited and not giving too much away. When I saw the preview for All The Old Knives on Prime, I immediately knew how it was going to end. It was so bloody obvious. So, of course, I had to watch it to see if I was right.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Well, I feel as though I’ve turned a bit of a corner this month. Yes, it’s early days but I’m already 3 books down and well on my way with the third. I can’t promise to keep up this momentum all month but I’m feeling better than I did in May. Of course, I have a lot going on in the next couple of months, so that will no doubt impact on my total of books. Maybe I can just stick to short ones?

Book Review – The Windsor Knot by S. J. Bennett

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

As you can tell from my weekly rundown, I tend to get a little excited when I buy books. I’m one of those people who will buy an entire series of books without reading a single one. There are only two books in this series so far but I bought both pretty close together. Meaning there was more pressure to enjoy the book. If I hated it, I’d just end up with a book I was never going to read.

Book Review – Heartstopper Volume 1 and 2 by Alice Oseman

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Every year I set aside a bunch of LGBTQ+ books and authors to put on my Pride TBR. Inevitably, I never actually read them and I end up feeling guilty about it. So I decided that 2022 was going to be the year I did Pride right and finish my unread books. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve already finished 2 Pride books. Although, neither of them was on my TBR. Instead, I bought the first 2 volumes in this series. It’s everywhere right now that I had to do it.

Film Review – The Bad Guys (2022)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

There have been so many great animated films recently that it’s going to get harder for studios to do amazing things. Our standards have changed and certain studios just keep getting better. So it must be tricky coming up with new concepts that offer the same emotional, visual and irrational punch that we’ve become used to. The Bad Guys had the potential to be a lot of fun but did it have enough to be unforgettable? My initial thoughts after seeing the trailer were no but it was still worth taking a look.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

How is the four day weekend almost over? It’s gone by so fast and I don’t feel like I’ve achieved anything. Next week is going to be such a long week. I’m really not looking forward to it. But I still have one day to enjoy. I should try and get some reading done but we all know that’s not going to happen. I’ll just get distracted and feel guilty about it. It’s tradition.

Bitesize Book Reviews 12

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There was a moment a few days before the end of May when I realised just how few books I’d read that month. So, in a desperate bid to up my numbers and feel less guilty, I listened to a couple of short audiobooks at work. They’re both books that I’ve had in my Audible library for a while and ones that would take less than a working day to finish. Both great reasons to pick a book. Who cares about plot anyway? I didn’t have a great deal to say about either of them so I’ve bundled them together here.

Bookish Post – May 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

Number of books read: 7
Number of rereads: 0
Number of physical books: 2
Number of ebooks: 1
Number of audiobooks: 4
Number of ARCS: 1

5* reviews: 1
4.5* reviews: 0
4* reviews: 1

May was a bit of a non-month really. Work has been super busy compared to last year for obvious reasons. Then I’ve had a load of personal commitments to fit in. All meaning that I’ve not had as much time for reading. This has been my worst month for a while but I’m choosing not to focus on that. Instead I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve finished some books I’ve had on my list for a while.

Film Review – Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

It’s safe to say that this weekend got away from me. Despite not being in the Lakes all weekend, I’ve managed to get behind where I wanted to be. So, yet again, I had to find a film to watch in time for this review. Which is just one of the reasons why I picked this film. It was a manageable length for me to fit in after work yesterday without having to stay up late writing it up. One of the reasons. There was a small part of me that was curious about it.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

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.