1. I’m still here. Don’t be jealous.
2. Because of no.1, this list is unlikely to make it to no.10.
3. Unless I keep writing stupid crap like that. And this.
4. Seriously, time for some substance.
5. Saw two movies with the kids – Free Birds and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. You probably should be aware that my husband and I have developed a highly useful and accurate rating system for kids movies – in short, we rate them on a scale of shit to really shit.
Firstly, Free Birds. By God, it tested the outer-edges of the ‘really shit’ end of the scale. Terrible.
Then there was Walter Mitty. I loved it. I might have even got something in my eye at the very end. I read a review that described it as a “…major movie in a minor key…” – yes. Needless to say, my usual rating system doesn’t apply.
6. To the tele I’ve been watching – Banshee. Holy crap. I’ve never seen so many guns, so many punch-ups and so many body parts sawn/cut/ chopped/ bitten off in one television show. Without question the most violent thing I’ve ever watched – but I couldn’t tear my eyes away. Might have had something to do with the star – Anthony Starr. Who happens to look a little like Scott Speedman. I did a little Starr-Speedman-side-by-side because I’m generous like that.
Season two of Banshee is currently showing in the US – not sure how long I’ll have to wait for it to appear in Australia (but if you’re reading this Jonathan Tropper and you know the answer, please leave a comment).
7. I need a format for my Re-Read Reading Challenge reviews (say that quickly after a few gin and tonics). No point writing standard reviews because all the books I plan on re-reading have been reviewed eleventy billion times and I’m fairly sure no one will give two figs about what I have to say. So, a literary mix-tape? Or perhaps a literary menu? Is there such a thing or did I just invent it?
8. Other things about my week that I’d like to talk about but can’t because the interwebs at the beach house is crap – boutique gin, teaching my kids how to snorkel, London plans and author love. It can wait for next week. In the meantime, thoughts on Anthony Starr and Scott Speedman?
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