Tuesday Review – The Starling (2021)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

After Melissa McCarthy was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2019, I finally thought that Hollywood was ready to offer her some juicier roles. I know that she loves a comedy but, as we’ve seen, they don’t always work out well. Can You Ever Forgive Me? forced people to see just how talented a performer she is beyond slapstick. I get excited every time she appears in a new film but, for the most part, I end up disappointed. That doesn’t stop me hoping and I will give pretty much everything a try if she’s in the cast list. The fact that her latest film also stars Chris O’Dowd was just an added benefit. He’s another great actor who hasn’t been given the kind of meaty role that he deserves. Maybe this time would work out for both of them?

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

After last week’s disappointment, I’ve actually had quite a productive week. Thanks to having to get through a really repetitive and boring task at work, I’ve finished 3 audiobooks. Yes, they were quite short but that’s beside the point. In a matter of days, I have already made it over halfway through my monthly reading challenge, which is ideal. It means I might actually get to finish the two books that I have in mind for the other letters without having to rush. Hell, I might even manage another spooky book or two… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. One good week doesn’t mean anything.

TBT Review – Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

I was at university when Between Two Ferns started, which was perfect timing. I spent all my free time on the internet and, as an English literature major, I had plenty of free time. It was as if it has been tailored my sense of humour. I was a huge fan of awkwardness and making people uncomfortable. So, watching Zach Galifianakis play the role of an awkward interviewer was perfect. Of course, it’s good that the show didn’t run on for years and years because it’s the kind of premise that would have got tired very quickly. So the announcement that there would be a movie spin-off was interesting. We know from the likes of SNL that short skits don’t translate well into a longer form. Which is probably the reason that I’m only just getting round to watching it now.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I’ll be honest, in terms of reading, it’s not gone well this week. I think I went too far with the blogging and just overstretched myself. I was so tired most evenings that I couldn’t face doing anything. So, I thought I’d catch up with an audiobook but that didn’t exactly go to plan either. It just means that I’ll have to work hard to catch up in order to complete my October reading challenge. Very very hard.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I go away on holiday today, so this will be my last post for a while. Well, unless the weather is absolutely dreadful and I’m stuck inside all week. Then I’ll probably just write something to keep busy. Of course, I should use the time to get ahead with my reading. I had 10 books to read this month and I only finished the 5th one yesterday. If I don’t come home having read at least 3 then I don’t think there’s anyway that I’ll finish my Spell the Month reading challenge this month. I can’t get so far through the year and not manage every month.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I thought I was doing okay this week but I definitely tapered off towards the end. I’ve been feeling rotten all week and I reckon I’m just tired. Whatever it is, I reached a bit of a low yesterday and all I want to do today is relax. That won’t happen as I’ve got a lot to do. I just need to keep remembering that I’ve got one more week of work before I’m on holiday for a week. I cannot wait to get away and have a proper break from everything. Will I be taking plenty of books? You betcha. I’ve still got a lot to get through.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I’ve suddenly become very disorganised this week and haven’t been getting my posts ready in advance. It’s all just because I’ve been so busy, so I’m not that bothered. It just means that I’m behind where I should be at this point. Thankfully, I’m off tomorrow for a hospital appointment. This gives me a bit of extra time to get sorted. Although, I’ve said that so often that I’m never going to have time to get everything done. It’s all okay. I’ve only got a couple of weeks until I go away for the week. It’ll be nice to have a break from work and I’ll probably take a break from blogging too. I doubt I’ll get ahead in time, so I might not have a choice.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

August is turning out to be a funny month. Work is destroying me but I’m actually doing okay with reading. I guess I’m more motivated to read when work is getting me down. Or maybe I’m just aware that I have a lot to get through and am actually being good for once. I mean it’s possible that my entire personality has changed overnight. That I’ve suddenly become more dedicated to my bookish pursuits this month. Or it could be that I’m just reading better books? Whatever I’m doing, fingers crossed that it lasts.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Anyone else having a tough time at the moment? I’ll be honest, there is a lot going on and I can’t say that I’m handling it very well. It’ll be alright but I just feel so tired. So tired that reading is proving to be more difficult than I’d ideally like. I can’t even bring myself to write my blogs these days. My next holiday isn’t until late September and that seems like a really long time away. I’m sure it’ll start getting better soon. I might just need to take a break from a few extracurricular things for a bit. One of the reasons that this post is so short.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

The last week of July was a bit of a blur. A miserable and rainy blur but a blur nonetheless. August is going to be a pretty busy month, so hopefully I’ll get through all of the books I wanted to read. But I can worry about that later. For now, I’m finishing the month having finished more books than I expected. It’s been a difficult month and I haven’t felt up to reading much. This week was especially tricky and I was convinced that I’d fail to finish the books I needed to. So, how did I do?