So. I’m back. Sort of. lol. Spent the first part of the month on a well-needed vacation (which was wonderful. It was hard coming back lol). Remainder of the month was spent sick and trying to catch up. But anyway, here’s what has been happening on the blog for that part of the month:
Books reviewed recently: Myke Cole’s The Armoured Saint (review), Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile (review), and Winston Graham’s Jeremy Poldark (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
One movie was reviewed this month: Avengers: Endgame (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
One comic was reviewed this month: Thor: The World Eaters (review). You can read all of the comics I’ve reviewed over at this tag.
And that’s about it from the blog for the month of May! Fingers crossed I get a bit done on the blog over the next few months such as updating certain elements (goodness knows that header was meant to be updated aaaaaages ago to reflect the current title of the blog) but we’ll see. There’s a lot of shuffling to happen the next few months. But anyway, have a lovely start to June!
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poroit #17) By: Agatha Christie Format/Source: eBook; my purchase
Linnet Ridgeway and Simon Doyle are being stalked by Simon’s furious ex, Jackie. So hell bent on taking revenge for the way sheís been treated she follows them on their honeymoon to Egypt, aboard a steam cruiser travelling along the Nile. They are however not the only holidaymakers aboard the vessel, a certain Hercule Poirot attempts a relaxing cruise, only to be drawn into the threesome’s feud when Linnet Ridgeway is found dead – shot while she was asleep.
While I still haven’t made so much of a dent into Agatha Christie’s extensive bibliography, I’m always in for a thrilling time whenever I do pick up one of her books. So far her books have kept me intrigued from start to finish, following the clues and getting to know the characters along the way and how their motivations may or may not contribute to the mystery. I read this book before I left on holiday; I’ve often seen it ranked pretty high up in her list of books, but I also heard it’s to be adapted to a movie again so here we go…
Jeremy Poldark (Poldarks #3) By: Winston Graham Format/Source: eBook; my purchase
Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a stormóan act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.
But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.
And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza’s first son, is born…
At long last I’ve gotten around to the third book in the series. I was in a bit of a historical fiction mood before I went on holiday so apologies on how brief the following review will likely be; it’s been a while between the time I read the book and the time I’m typing this out.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
At last, I’ve finally watched it! One of the first things I wanted to do when I returned from holiday was to go and watch Avengers: Endgame. It was so hard to dodge the spoilers, to be honest, the internet and social media really is not safe these days. I finally found a day I was free, which so happened was after working a night shift, so regardless of sleeping some 3 hours, I took my family to see it lol.
Naturalmente, major SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen the movie!
Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).
I’m back! I think I’ve more or less settled back to the routine of it all, which is especially hard after coming back from Europe. When I came back it was actually pretty hard because I was greeted by stress at work, some weird-ass developments in my personal life, and of course I got super sick 🙁 That was not fun.
But Europe! My brother and I had so much fun dallying around the Netherlands, a day at Belgium, a few days in Iceland, and layovers in Germany. Checked out a lot of art while in the Netherlands–van Gogh! Rembrandt! Vermeer!–and of course the beauty of Iceland’s landscapes. Our day trip to Brussels was also a highlight, wish we had more days to spend wandering around Belgium <3
Books I’m currently reading: I’m still ever slowly working my way through The Saga of Icelanders. I think this will be my major summer reading project to tackle, lol. Still figuring out what else to read…Likely will settle on Mhairi McFarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me which I picked up while I was away…Also started Winston Graham’s Warleggan but I haven’t gotten far in it
Speaking of stories, so we’re finally free: final episode of Game of Thrones aired last Sunday. I was on board until halfway through episode 8.04 when
they did a full 180 degrees on Jaime Lannister’s character arc. Wtf…I held out on hope that it was a ruse but the way it played out…There’s just so much missing to the narrative, it’s frustrating. And the way he left Brienne was just a kick in the gut. I’m otherwise perfectly fine with everything else–I always knew Dany had a perchance of becoming the antagonist, the possibility of inheriting the 50% side of madness that runs in her family, and I had a suspicion at the start of the season that she would die, but I thought it would be because of an act of selflessness, of learning the true meaning of leadership and service to the realm as opposed to her personal ambitions to reclaim her ancestral right as ruler of Westeros, etc. But anyway, the music was on point this season.
All this frustration has reminded me why I don’t really watch television these days. Oops.
Going back to an earlier point, so on Instagram people are starting to talk about summer getaways and I’m like “;_; I’m just working this summer, FML” (and probably reducing my hours a bit as well to work on my own personal projects/reorganise my goals and my life). So maybe said earlier point of a mini-vaca is an actual possibility. Ahhh!
It would be nice to catch up with everything at some point…