rants, reviews, television

Bookish Post – Oh Dany… Boy! (Spoilers)

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So, you may have noticed that this isn’t a book review. And that’s only partly because I haven’t quite finished Machines Like Me yet. I say partly because I’m trying to convince myself that I haven’t been rubbish at reading this week. That’s not the reason. The real reason is that I needed to talk about this week’s episode of Game of Thrones. Or, more specifically, the reaction to it. Cause this season has divided opinion quite dramatically. And the last few episodes have left a particularly sour taste in people’s mouths. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve found the final series of Game of Thrones to be disappointing. The writing has gone downhill and the storylines are being rushed to fit into the shorter episode run. The focus has been on spectacle instead of the story. Character development has gone out of the window in favour of more CGI dragons. Now, it should go without saying but spoiler warning guys.

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Bonus Post – Mary Sue who? (Spoilers)

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It’s nearly been a week since the last Game of Thrones episodes so it may seem like a stupid time to post a rant about it. However, there never seemed to be a decent time to do it. This week was all about Endgame. The only sensible time would have been Wednesday but I had a book review ready to go and I’m trying to keep on top of those. So, I almost just left this alone but, as you should know by now, I’m never one to miss the chance to rant about something. And this is a doozy. Spoiler warnings to anyone who hasn’t seen the episode this week. It’s been long enough by now but I still don’t want to risk it. A friend of mine had the ending ruined for him and I feel his pain. If I’d have known how that episode finished going in, I would have been fucking livid. It was such a fantastic thing to be surprised by. So, yeah, if you haven’t seen the latest episode I’m about to give you major spoilers so stop reading now. It’s really not worth it for what I’m going to say. I’m just going to be getting angry about stupid men on the internet. I have hundreds of rants like this already. Go read them instead.

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Bookish Post – I’m Stark raving mad for Sansa

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So, once again I’m having to put off my book review until Friday. At this rate, I might as well just do two bookish posts a week. Especially now I have weekends off. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. It means I can do at least one review a week (if I can keep up) and a random post. Of course, it would also mean me coming up with an extra post idea a week and that’s not always worked out well for me. I’ve never been the kind of person who wanted to write content for contents sake. Despite what I might be being told at work. But that’s another rant for another day. Instead, I’m filling my Wednesday night post with a subject that’s close to my heart. A topic that I’ve been getting quite passionate about with a friend of mine. A friend who really wasn’t ready for how much I cared about it. I’ve ranted about this television show before and I will again. That’s the joy of finding something you actually give a shit about. You’ll always find something to be annoyed about and something to absolutely adore. I’m not the kind of person who believes that anything is flawless. That doesn’t sound like much fun to me. I enjoy conflict and feeling conflicted about something I love is the ideal situation. Really, what I’m saying is, I just love debating and arguing about things.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’m starting to sound like a broken record but I’m feeling awful again. I’ve spent most of the day just lying around in a funk. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, 2019 is going to be a shitty year health wise. At least I’ll have a good excuse to stay in bed reading though, right? I’ve got a bit of catching up to do this month. I’ve only completed one book and that was a 40 page short story. I know February is a shorter month but that’s pathetic even for me. I’m just so tired at the moment that I can’t stay awake long enough. And I’m so slow as well. I’m barely making it through a chapter on my breaks at work. Let’s hope March will fair better. After all, it is birthday month.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week’s kind of passed me by in a bit of a blur. I genuinely don’t know where the time has gone. Although, I guess this week I’ve sort of been distracted by my anger aboutΒ The Crimes of Grindelwald. Sometimes, after I post things here, I suddenly remember that I’m 30 and should probably not give as much of a shit. I have moments of intense self-awareness that I’m getting super angry about a kid’s film all about magical creatures and stuff. There’s definitely better things I can spend my time worrying about. That, maybe, if I spent the time I’d wasted on that doing something with purpose I wouldn’t now be in a job I hate, single, and living with my parents. But, on the other hand, it was a really annoying film.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts going right that another will immediately fall to pieces. As I mentioned, I’ve been doing work experience with the marketing department at work one a week since September. It’s been fantastic and I love going in to help out. I was actually feeling quite positive about work in general for the first time… I wanna say ever. Then, of course, everything goes to shit. I won’t go into details, as it’s both boring and unnecessary, but suffice it to say that I’m locked in a battle against super petty and unhelpful people. It’s wonderful. Still, it’s not all bad I guess. Once I’m out that building at the end of the day I don’t have to think about it. The great thing about working in a kitchen is that it’s impossible to bring your work home with you I guess! It means I can relax and put off reading without any guilt… well apart from the reading guilt obviously.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

You’ve caught me on a good day. I spent the afternoon with my family where we have a lovely Sunday lunch. There’s nothing to get you ready to face the week than a tasty roast dinner with the people you like most. And I think that extra hour in bed has inspired as I’m even contemplating an early night with a book. I mean I’m even writing this at a vaguely sensible time. What’s happened to me? Just wait til next week when I’m back to madly finishing typing at 11:30pm. It’s inevitable. But, for now, I can pretend I’m a new person. That somehow, in the last 7 days, I’ve experienced some sort of personal growth and am close to becoming a proper adult. Although, that does sound a bit dull if I’m honest.

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Tuesday Review – New Doctor Who

promotional_poster_of_doctor_who_28series_11295_star_rating_system_4_stars1Β “Laura”, I hear you all asking, “are you writing this review of Jodie Whittaker’s first episode ofΒ Doctor Who because, once again, you didn’t get round to watching a film this week? Or is it just because writing the words ‘Tuesday Review – NewΒ Doctor Who‘ is incredibly satisfying for someone who loves rhyming as much as you?” To which I would respond, why not both? Yes, it’s true that I didn’t quite follow my plan for this week and was in need of something to review but I could have just watched another Netflix film and had a rant about how rubbish they all are. As I’ve made quite clear here, I do love a good Netflix rant. And, I admit, there is something quite lovely about repeating those words over and over in my head. However, this is a momentous occasion and something all of us Whovians have been waiting patiently waiting for. I couldn’t very well let it pass me by without saying something about it, could I?

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

img_4240I feel like I’m starting this week on a high. With a lot of help, I’ve managed to arrange some work experience with the marketing department at work. As any long time readers of this blog will know, I’ve been trying (and failing) to get an entry level job in marketing for a while now. I keep being told I’m a promising candidate but I lack the experience of other applicants. But, after being messed around a bit by a different manager, it’s finally happening. I’m really excited about it but, of course, there comes the fear that I’ll actually be super shit. I can already imagine going in and making things so much worse for everyone. I just need to get those damnΒ thoughts out of my head. I’ve been wanting this for long that I need to not fuck it up with my self-doubt. I swear my twin sister managed to steal all of my self-confidence before we were born. Sucked it right out of me. She’s got more than her fair share! I should ask a doctor about some kind of transfusion or donation. I’m sure she can spare it.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240Good news everyone! This was a much better week than the last. I feel much more positive going into the next 7 days than I did at this time last Sunday. I’ve been sleeping a little better, which has no doubt helped the situation somewhat. I’ve also managed to get a bit of reading done most nights. Though I’m feeling kind of uninspired by my current read. It feels like I’m never going to finish it. If I’m going to continue my review streak then I’m going to have to finish it in just over a week. We’ll see how that goes.
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