The Sunday Post is hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
I'm back! You may or may not have noticed that I have not posted or commented in about a month. I was in a major reading slump that lead to a blogging slump, but that is all in the past - on to the future.
I have almost finished my first year of university, I would have finished and have passed with a great grade, if I had not failed that one exam that is going to bring my overall grade down, :,-( I have to re-sit it next month and it will be capped at a D- no matter how great I may do. Oh well, it's only the first year and the grades don't count to the overall degree, but I now know that I won't be able to coast next year and that I will actually have to work my ass off.
I had a very interesting day out in London, interesting as in I spent nearly the whole day travelling. Me and my friend had matinee tickets for Star Trek Live and had planned to do the touristy thing in the morning before the show. Well, we did get to see a lot of London but none of it that we planned, and most of it was what we saw from the wrong buses and down in the tube. The show started at 2:30 and we turned up at 4:15 and so only caught the last hour. That last hour was fantastic, it was my first time seeing a live orchestra and it was so beautiful I almost cried. I will definitely be going to see this again if it comes back and I won't be booking it on a Saturday, especially one on which a major rugby final is being hosted in London or when about three tube lines are closed for repairs.
Yesterday I went to see a local production of Macbeth and it was absolutely freaking fantastic. It was so incredibly well acted, I was blown away. It was performed and produced by my university's BA Acting students and if I don't see any of their names attached to something bigger in the future I will be surprised.
I only saw one movie in the last month and that was X-Men: Days of Future Past, and while I did really enjoy it, I felt that something was off or missing and I can't quite put my finger on what. I also didn't like how Pure Evil it made Erik, I just didn't see his motivation for his actions, unlike in the past movies in which you could see where he was coming from. Maybe another viewing will clear up any misgivings I have, I hope so because I love this franchise.
Stacking the Shevles hosted @ Tynga's Reviews
Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker et al
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week by Christopher Yost et al
Hawkeye: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction et al
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4 by Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty
Saga Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
The Art of Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This thing is so beautiful, lots of great art and behind the scenes info. Definitely worth it if you love the movie as much as I do.
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
How Many Socks Make A Pair? by Rob Eastaway
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
NEXT WEEK ON MY BLOG:
It's Monday! What am I reading?
Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite books of the year
Waiting on Wednesday: Labyrinth
Feature and Follow Friday: Armchair Travel
Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
NEXT WEEK IN REAL LIFE:
No big plans for next week just lots of packing, as I still haven't moved yet, and working on the garden, if the weather co-operates.
How has your week been?
Any great new books?