Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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

I thought I’d had a pretty good week until Saturday. Then work was dreadful and I’ve got the worst case of Sunday night blues. I’m genuinely anxious about going in tomorrow because it’s such a horrible place right now. And it sucks cause my work experience arrangement has made everything so much better. But this is just what happens when you have a group of managers who don’t actually give a shit about how the people in their team feel. I made a comment to one of them that I was feeling stressed about work at the moment and his response was “an absolute lie”. Which is lovely and supportive. But I don’t want to get into this here. It’s already upset me enough. Let’s see what positive things have come out of the last 7 days.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Since I watched this last Sunday I’ve not stopped banging on about it. It really affected me. Normally, in these little snippets, I don’t like to reveal my feelings on a film to try to encourage you to read the review but this film is so fucking good I can’t contain it. To find out check out my review here but, whether you read it or not, you have to see this ASAP.

  • BOOK REVIEW – My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

As soon as I heard there would be a new Tracy Beaker book I knew I had to read it. It was going to be the ultimate nostalgia trip. Yet, obviously, I was a little worried about how the new book would affect my memories of the old ones. To find out if it lived up then read on here.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Buster 1988)

Some days I want to push myself with these films but on others I just want to watch something stupid. If that something stupid also stars Tommy Lee Jones then all the better.  click here.

 

Currently Reading

  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A friend of mine has been trying to convince me to read Madeline Miller for ages now but it’s not something I ever put to the top of my list. Until I saw the beautiful Bloomsbury Modern Classics edition. I knew I had to have that book and, as soon as I owned it, I couldn’t stop myself from starting it straight away. But seriously, that cover is so much better than the breast-plate one. That looks like a cheap, historical romance instead of an emotionally gripping tale. It’s no wonder the old cover put me off for so long. I’m so glad I eventually started this.

 

 

Recently Purchased

Well, the being good thing went out the window this week.

  • Charity bookshop haul – I bought a mint condition set of Henry Miller’s Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, which, upon bragging about it at work, was met with stony and confused looks from everyone I work with. But it’s fucking beautiful. Is it because they’re so sexy that Miller’s books are always so gorgeous? Because I’ve already seen at least 4 different editions of the trilogy that I need in my life. I also bought another Miller and a Folio Edition. Because why not?
  • Waterstones – the other day I saw the new special edition of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on an Instagram post and I knew I wouldn’t be happy until I owned it. Then, in order to get free delivery, it made sense to grab Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women at the same time. I’m being frugal. I swear.

 

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – It’s Always Sunny, The Office,
I always forget what I’ve watched when I write these rundowns, which is probably an indication of how passively I’m consuming them. It makes me feel guilty because I should be spending that time reading. But I’ve been so tired lately that I just can’t focus on books. I’ve fallen asleep mid-chapter too many times this week. It’s all this fucking stress. I just need a couple of good nights sleep and I’ll reboot. Hopefully.

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