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Another week has passed and I’m still reading Stephen King’s It – it’s my own personal horror story and I can’t seem to get out of it. It’s not that the book is bad, I enjoy it a lot, but I’m simply not sitting down to read these days. And I’m just frustrated by the fact that soon it will be a month of no work, and I’ve read almost one book total. I read more while I work 60 hours a week which is quite ironic but then again, my life is full of irony.
After my trip to the emergency room last Monday I’m feeling a lot better. I didn’t book a doctor’s appointment but my doctor still wanted to see me today, so I went and of course I have to give blood again. Plus my pulse and blood pressure are a bit on the low side, which might be because my doze for the hormones is too low at the moment but my actual doctor’s appointment is in August so I’ll find out then. In short, I’m not going running any time soon!
Health things aside, life has been slow but I did visit one of my oldest best friends and we did some shopping. Well, I did most of it by purchasing three new books and a ridiculously expensive eye shadow palette. I feel just a tiny bit guilty, but I’m mostly thinking of the fact that I’ve spent so little on make up this year that it’s alright to splurge once. Besides, I felt like I needed to treat myself a little. Oh and I got a Marvel comics alarm clock, which looks super cool but the ticking is going to annoy the fuck out of me!
With so little reading getting done, I’m making it up by seeing a lot of movies. Me and my mom went to see Rough Night last week and I actually liked it. The whole “killing a guy” plot still aggravates me but the characters were actually decent! I know, I’m more surprised than any of you, I really expected to dislike it. Then, on Saturday, I also went to see Spider-Man: Homecoming and liked it a lot! I didn’t love it, like I loved The Winter Soldier (still my all time favourite Marvel movie), but I liked it a lot. There were a lot of things that stood out, it had a lot of depth to it and Tom Holland was amazing! On Sunday I finally watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which was alright. And though Eddie Redmayne was well cast, and he fit the character, for the life of me, I can’t stand the guy.
Meanwhile I also rewatched The Way Way Back (my fourth rewatch this year) and after a little Sam Rockwell fix needed more so I watched The Winning Season as well. First one I liked a lot, the second one was average. Rockwell needs better roles though. He seems to be playing these a little off center, drunk, odd characters and while off center and odd is fine by me, I feel like he deserves better to play a high school basketball coach with a drinking problem.
This week is going to be movie filled as well because I’m seeing Dunkirk on Wednesday and The Beguiled on Thursday! I’m pretty sure I will love Dunkirk but me and Sofia Coppola don’t have the best track record. I generally think her movies tend to be too slow paced and boring because I didn’t even finish watching Somewhere. But I think staring at Colin Farrell will help me keep alert.
A Wrinkle in Time is going to be a movie I want to love but will end up disliking it instead. I know it, I just have that feeling of being utterly disappointed by it when the time comes. It has Chris Pine, who most likely won’t be even actually in it that much, and Oprah, who I don’t care for. It does have a very diverse cast, which is nice, but time travel in movies rarely works out so I’m not getting my hopes up for this one.
Masterchef Australia’s finals week is happening and I can’t believe it’s going to be over again. It feels like only yesterday when the new season started but now there are only 6 chefs left and none of them strike me as the winner. Either this season has been very mediocre or everyone just simply is as good as the person next to them. I’m still rooting for the two guys though, just because I tend to like men who can pull off savory as well as desserts, which both of them can!
I also watched Glow and sort of liked it, but I wasn’t blown away by it or anything. It had a few amazing moments and I liked the diversity of the characters, and the retro vibe, but I disliked the main character Ruth so much! From episode one, I did not like her, so it was hard to root for her. Luckily the show had a lot of supporting characters, and Ruth became less animated by the end of the season, but like I said, I wasn’t blown away by it.
And while everyone else talks about Game of Thrones, I’m just going to sit here and figure out when and with what episode I stopped watching the show. I think I saw Jon Snow come back from the dead and after that I might have seen one episode or maybe none of the episodes. It can be anything at this point. In other words, it’s safe to say I’ve stopped watching Game of Thrones.
BOOKS & MUSIC
Like I said, still reading It but most likely will actually finish it today. Then I’m onto an adult contemporary book, I know, shocking, and from there, who knows. I did purchase a historical fiction novel and a fantasy book, but I might just pick up something completely different.
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