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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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

You know that feeling when you’re pretty sure that you’ve bought all of your Christmas presents and then you remember you still have a lot to buy? That happened to me the other day. I was so smug but I’ve still got a few biggies to sort out. I’ll get it done but it’s a kick in the teeth considering how great I felt. I got my work secret Santa present sorted the day I picked the name out and I’m so happy with it. So happy, in fact, that I’ve been finding presents for other people to give to their picks too. I’m a bloody present buying machine! And, considering how many presents I’ve bought for myself this year, I should know how good I am at picking gifts out.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)

Second on my lift of Netflix original Christmas films and it’s the one we’ve all been waiting for. The internet went crazy for last year’s A Christmas Prince so when it was announced that there would be a sequel it was amazing news. One of the stupidest Christmas films in recent years was getting a follow-up. So, the only question was: how much worse was the second one going to be? To find out, read my review here.

  • BOOKISH REVIEW – Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

There was a point when I didn’t think I’d have a book to review this week but, thanks to a few late nights, I managed to get there. I’ve been waiting to read this book since the start of 2017 when I included it at the top of my ‘Most Anticipated Books’ list. But, because I’m shit at this sort of thing, it took me until the end of 2018 to finally pick it up. Was it worth the wait? Read my review here to find out.

  • THROWBACK THIRTY – Mac and Me 1988)

Only a couple more weeks left of my self-inflicted 1988 film challenge. It’s weird to think that I’ve watched a 30-year-old film ever week this year because, if I’m honest, it’s a really lame thing to decide to do. I’ve not told a lot of people about it because the reaction tends to be bemused confusion. Especially because a lot of the films from that year that I’ve watched are utter shite. And, I’m not going to lie, this was one of the worst. Find out why by reading my review here.

Just Read

  • Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

I finished this on my brief holiday this week after a long reading session on Wednesday. I’ve had a busy week so I wasn’t sure I’d get it done. Thankfully, I did so managed to write a review of it. Here’s hoping I can get another book or two in this month.

 

Currently Reading

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I was supposed to read this in December last year but my reading got away from me. It took me all month just to read Autumn by Ali Smith because, you know, Christmas. So, I’m finally doing it now and it’s as good as it has always been. I don’t read Christie as much as I should these days so it’s always worth going back. It never gets old and it never seems to age. It’s the perfect read. And I’m reading such a beautiful edition that everyone I work with has complimented it.

 

Recently Purchased

I think I have bought myself a cheeky book but it was whilst buying other Christmas presents. I just had to spend a little bit more to get free delivery. It only made sense. Oh, and I bought a half price copy of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. Let’s see what everyone has been raving about.

 

Recently Watched
  • Netflix Binges – Drag Race, How to Get Away With Murder
I’m back in another Drag Race binge and I need to stop. After Rick and Morty, this is the TV series I’ve rewatched the most in recent years. I could probably quote whole episodes if I wanted to. So, to get out of it, I decided to watch season 4 of How to Get Away With Murder as it was now up on Netflix. I love this show and Viola Davis but it’s so hard not to read ahead. It’s so frustratingly good. I didn’t sleep much over the last few days because I needed to watch one more episode.
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