Readin’ & Watchin’

Readin' & Watchin'

Hola book/movie/Netflix lovers!

Welcome to Readin’ & Watchin’ – a place where I can share with you the best (or worst) of my latest literary, movie or Netflix consumption. Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest reads/watches and to see if I deem any of my latest reads as ‘bookcase worthy’. Long story short – I have a fancy-pants bookcase in my ‘good room’ and I’m determined to stop hoarding books just for the sake of it. If a book is a crap read….sayonara!

But don’t worry; this is a safe/low-pressure space. My aim is to share my reads and watches monthly, but if life gets in the way, then – c’est la vie! I know you understand.

Ps. Have you always wanted to be in a ridgey-didge book club that meets once a month to chat about a book and drink wine?? Yep, me too but diary logistics and the pressure of what plate of food I need to bring has always killed the idea. However, I have a cunning plan! Technology is marvellous and those little inventions like Facebook groups and Google Hangouts might just make this doable. If you are interested in joining a virtual book club for some friendly discussion, click below to register your interest. If enough people want in, I’d love to make it happen. In the meantime, you’ll get the latest instalment of Readin’ & Watchin’ before it hits social media xx

Readin' - Latest & Greatest

July 18, 2017

Year of Yes

Prolific writer (and wallflower) Shonda Rhimes use to shy away from any kind of situation that would put her in the public spotlight. But when a sibling tells her “You never say yes to anything” she is compelled to conquer her fear and say ‘yes’ to opportunities that come her way.
July 18, 2017

The Secrets You Keep

Protagonist Bryn is a damaged self-help author who is trying to find her feet following a near death experience. Plagued by vivid dreams of smoke and fire, she is hoping a fresh start in a new town with her devoted and loving husband is the first step on the road to recovery. Her world quickly unravels and she is left fighting for her sanity….and her life.
June 2, 2017

Destination Simple

Are you ready to jump off life’s treadmill and take time out to smell the roses?? Destination Simple is a great appetizer for the ‘slow living’ movement and offers practical advice for achieving a calmer, happier life.
May 24, 2017

The Happiness Project

If you go through life feeling like you should be ‘happier’ then Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project might be the inspo you’re looking for. Rubin devoted a year reviewing countless aspects of her life with the goal of feeling happier.
April 20, 2017

Find Me

Jarleth ‘Jar’ Costello has been suffering from post-bereavement hallucinations since the suicide of his girlfriend Rosa 5 years ago. Jar has never believed that Rosa killed herself and is convinced she is still alive. As Jar starts to read Rosa’s recently discovered ‘secret’ journal he starts an investigation of his own, but with every answered question another two spring to life.

Watchin' - Latest & Greatest

July 18, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Vol 2. was good, but it didn’t achieve the same level of magic as the first movie. Baby Groot was cute for the first 2 minutes and then he just got annoying and I thought they tried too hard with all the colour and special effects.
July 18, 2017

Baywatch

Full disclosure. I absolutely LOVED Baywatch. I’m already a sucker for these kinds of cheesy remakes but Baywatch was hilarious!!
July 18, 2017

I’m Not Your Guru

The doco is very compelling and well worth a watch. Whether you’re #teamtony or a Tony skeptic (or somewhere in between like me) you can't help but be inspired in some way. There are many fist pump moments to be had.
July 18, 2017

Anne with an E

If you love the old one, you'll either hate this version or like me, think it's merely ok.
June 3, 2017

Grace & Frankie

The show is like a female version of The Odd Couple and has a good dose of fun and humour particularly given the subject matter – a newly outed homosexual couple in their 70s and 2 elderly women finding themselves after divorce.