I think we’ve had spring, summer, autumn and winter combined this week! From glorious sunshine to torrential rain to strong winds – don’t you love the British summertime?
There might be a few reviews missing over the following few weeks. I’ve had difficulty with Lovefilm sending me the films that I have prioritised to review! I planned to use The Impossible as a filler, but after sobbing my way through it, I knew I would never be able to form a coherent response.
Then I thought about using Ender’s Game, after watching it last night. Maybe it was because I had had a long shift, was tired and had a headache. Or maybe it was the film itself. But I wasn’t engaged for the majority of it – I knew what was going on, but had no connection to the characters and basically didn’t care. Again, not a very interesting review.
Hopefully they’ll send the right ones this week! But I’m behind on reviews, and should be planning next month’s over the next few days, so watch this space!
That has summed up what I have been watching this week. How about reading?
I’m about halfway through Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare right now. The Dark Artifice series doesn’t grip me in the way that the other series have and there is a little too much pining going on for my liking at the moment. Maybe that is the drawback of reading this one at an older age? I’m still enjoying it though!
I’ve just finished Blood Bank by Zoe Marckham. It was only a short book, hence saying yes to the tour. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it but it was dark and gory in a few places. It’s the second vampire book I have read in the last couple of weeks, and definitely was your nitty-gritty-bloodsucking vampires. Bonus points for the random Twilight references in it though!
I’m interested myself to see how the review comes out once I’ve had time to digest the book. But why is it every time there are vampires, werewolves turn up? Or vice-versa? Can there not be one book that has one without the other? Or can anyone recommend werewolf books?
Despite reviews potentially messing up over the next few weeks, let’s take a look at what I managed to look at this week:
- Monday: Book Review: In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree by Michael A. McLellan
- Wednesday: Up and Coming
- Friday: Television Review: The Night Manager
I’m really pleased with the reaction for my book review this week! I’m glad you are all enjoying reading it, because I certainly enjoyed reading the book and once again, can’t recommend it enough!
At least I know that next week is sorted in regards to posts:
- Monday: Book Review: The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith
- Wednesday: Make-up Haul
- Friday: Film Review: Sully
And there we have it! What has everyone else been up to on this crazy-weather-filled week?