Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

This week during my work experience I’ve been researching a load of lifestyle bloggers and it’s kind of messed with my head. Looking at the kind of content some of them come out with I was genuinely starting to believe I could do it too. Why not add to my schedule by including content about clothes, beauty, and food? It took much longer than I’d like for me to realise that the only thing stopping me was my lack of knowledge of clothes and beauty. As I work in a kitchen and consider myself to be a pretty good amateur cook, I would have more of a chance with food but I’d actually have to cook proper things. I doubt me writing about every grilled cheese sandwich I make would be very entertaining. I’m super passionate about books and I barely manage to squeeze any excitement out of that one a week. Imagine me trying to convince you all to take my fashion advice when I have the wardrobe of a grandma mixed with a 12-year-old. But, you know, watch this space. Who would have thought, a couple of years ago, that I’d have managed to maintain my fairly meagre schedule for this long? It’s no wonder I’m getting ideas above my station.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

I finally managed to get round to seeing the latest film to come out of Marvel studios. I loved the first Ant-Man film despite being full of sadness that it could have been much better under the direction of Edgar Wright. Still, the trailer clearly put Hope in the driver’s seat and I was all for that. I was excited but then found it so difficult to watch it. It’s like it was barely released over here. So, was it worth the effort to watch it? Check out my review here.

  • BOOKISH POST – YA? Ya ready for this rant?

With a lack of books to review and an intense anger for the book I was reading at the time, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, I went on an old-fashioned Motherbooker rant. It’s neither big nor clever it happened. Whether you agree or disagree, my angry stream of consciousness post can be found here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

Sometimes I film comes along with such an amazing title that you can’t help but watch it. I was absolutely sure, based on the title alone, that this was going to be my new favourite film and the one that made this whole series worth it. So, was the final result as fantastic as I’d been hoping? Read my review here.

Did Not Finish

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

I tried. I tried so hard to read this but I can’t do it. It makes me so angry. I could feel my insides cringing as  went along. So, I’m putting it away for ever. I’ll probably just donate it and forget this nonsense ever happened.

Just Finished

  • The Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I started this halfway through last week because I hated To All the Boys so much. This has been on my radar for a while as I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. It’s a book of poetry following the narrative of a young man going down in an elevator whilst contemplating doing something that will change his life. I can see why there is so much hype. It’s something I’ll touch on more in my review coming soon.

 

Recently Purchased

I think I’ve been quite good this week because I’ve been so bad in recent weeks. It hasn’t helped that I’ve needed to do a bit of a wardrobe overhaul thanks to my weekly work experience. It’s something I could have written several blog posts about if I were a lifestyle blogger. Such a shame. Although, most of my fashion related posts would end up with my saying, I realised it didn’t suit me and sent it back. Not the greatest.

 

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – Dr Who, The League of Gentlemen, Travels With My Father, Maniac,
I’m currently taking a few days off work so I’ve watched more Netflix than I would normally. I’ve reached the second Matt Smith season of Dr Who which I think I’m going to skip through. I’ve watched it fairly recently and don’t need to watch all the shitty pirate episodes and relive the boring River Song reveal. It’s just uninspiring. So instead, I sped through Maniac yesterday and Travels With My Father season 2. Maniac wasn’t quite what I expected but it ended up being quite good. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were both great but it was a bit slow at the start. Travels With My Father is just as good as the first series. Amazing.

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