Thursday, 23 March 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
most anticipated novels of 2017. On them was this debut novel by Kayla Rae Whitaker about two female friends and business partners. It sounded amazing and the reviews suggested it was something to pay attention to. I bought it not long after it's release at the end of January but didn't actually start reading it until well into February. At first I sailed through it and couldn't get enough. I was on holiday so had time to indulge myself and read chapters at a time without any real worries. However, those of you paying attention to my recent That's What She Read rundowns will know that it took me a long time to finish the novel. The last few chapters just took me ages to get through but I'm happy to say that I finally got to the end last week. It was a great day and I can now get on to one of the many other books that have been piling up for weeks. As I have not watched anything new this week and because I haven't done a good old fashioned book reviews in ages, today's review is going to be a rather terrible overview of this book. Apologies in advance.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
I feel like I've had a rough day at work. I can tell because, somehow, it's 21:30 and I've just woken up with no idea where the time went. I think it's because I had last weekend off so I forgot what it's like. Still, I am writing this feel a sense of accomplishment because I've finally finished another book this year. That means I'm up to about 5. In 2.5 months. That doesn't feel like a great rate when you put it like that. I need to find more time to read. I used to read on my break at work but I'm getting more sociable. I miss the days when I was a quiet introvert sat in the corner reading. I just need to stop making friends with the people I work with. It's so distracting to the more important things in my life.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Logan last week, which film in the X-Men series was my favourite I would have confidently answered "Bryan Singer's second film". It took all of the good things about the first film but made them much better. It also has one of the best endings to a comic book movie ever. The fact that Brett Ratner fucked it all up is another story. It still remains a fucking awesome cliffhanger. X2 is a remarkable sequel that manages to break the rule that the second films always fair worse than their predecessors. It is clever, well written, well acted, and has some of the best action sequences you could hope for. This post marks the moment that I've finally posted a review of all existing films in the X-Men franchise. I've seen some great films and some not so great films. This remains one of the best. Had it not been for Hugh Jackman's swansong this year, X2 would have remained the very best.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Sunday, 12 March 2017
My days off are quickly becoming days that pass me by in a haze of nothing. I still have some holidays to use up before the end of the "year" so I had the weekend off. I've done nothing. I haven't even finished the book I intended to have done by now. If I'm honest I expected to have it finished last month but the end of February just got away from me. Netflix is a great thing but it really is ruining my social life. Still, it could be worse I guess. I just wish I could split my time between binge watching and reading. Then these rundowns wouldn't be so bloody repetitive.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Netflix original Mascots and, despite feeling it could have been better, I bloody enjoyed it. It's been 17 years since Best in Show was first released so would it still feel as fresh and funny?