Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

So, turns out life has been quite good lately. It feels like it’s just been a stream of good day in the past few weeks and I’d be stupid not to realise it’s because I’m actually getting to do something I want to do. Getting out of the kitchen, even for an unpaid day once a week, is genuinely great. It means the rest of my time at work is better and I feel happier that I’m making real steps. Of course, I have to prepare myself that it might come to nothing and it’ll not help me stand out for jobs applications. But, as I’m in a positive mood, I refuse to bring myself down. Everything is good and there’s nothing that can ruin that. Well, except for a bad book. I’m so unenthused about my current read that it’s painful. I just hate it. It makes me want to cry… and not in a good way.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018)

Last week I reviewed the underwhelming Netflix orignal YA rom-com To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I decided that it probably wasn’t a film for me: A cynical, 30-year old woman. What do I go and do this week? Review another Netflix original YA rom-com. In my defense, I only did it for Barb from Stranger Things. To find out how this one turned out then check out my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

Once upon a time I saw a book and fell in love with the cover. I then found out that the book wasn’t intended to be released for a few more days. I bought it feeling smug. I read it. I reviewed it. That review can be found here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Rambo III (1988)

When I decided to do this TBT project at the end of last year I didn’t expect to get so easily irritated by only watching films from 1988. I guess I secretly expected that all of the films released the year that I was born would be the best ever. Turns out a lot of them are just rubbish. Maybe I should have watched films made in 1988 instead? At least that would have meant I hadn’t had to watch the subject of this week’s review.

Currently Reading

  • The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

Finished. Reviewed. Placed on the shelf for safe keeping. Sense of achievement: high.

Currently Reading

  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I wish I’d never started this book. It’s so much worse than I ever expected. I thought this book would be so inoffensive and simple that I’d sail through it. Turns out it’s highly offensive. Mostly based on how horribly YA it is. My god, the language used it just cringe-inducing. How is it possible that there are no YA writers who are capable of writing a convincing teenager? I hate this book. I don’t want to read it. But I don’t want it to defeat me. This is the worse feeling.

 

Recently Purchased

Have I bought anything this week? Is it bad that I can’t remember? Oh, I did have a slight haul the other day but they were all fairly cheap.

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth – I first knew about this book because of the upcoming adaptation starring Chloe Grace Moretz and, really, had no intention of buying the book. Until I saw the gorgeous rainbow pages of the new Penguin edition. Then I couldn’t not buy it. It’s a fucking rainbow man. Let’s get our Pride on.
  • Mythos by Stephen Fry – You know that loved reading Neil Gaiman’s take on the Norse myths when I read it. You might also know that I, like everybody on the planet, adore Stephen Fry. You could probably guess that I love the Greek myths too. So, it shouldn’t be any major surprise that I finally bought a copy of this book. Now I just need to get my hands on the audiobook too.
Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – Dr Who, 
I’m kind of stuck in a rut with Netflix. There’s so much I know that I want to watch but I just can’t be bothered. There’s been so many times I’ve spent a good 15 minutes scrolling before nearly clicking on Rick and Morty again. Instead, I’ve just been working my way through Dr Who again. It’s the first time I’ve seen Martha’s series since the first time. It’s always really bugged me that they just completely miswrite her. It’s so offensive that I refuse to believe her series exists. She should have been great but they turned her into a chick lit protagonist. It’s disgraceful. The worst thing about Russell T.’s era was his obsession with people being in love with the Doctor. Urgh.

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