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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’m not going to lie, this has been a bit of a big week for me so I haven’t read as much. I’ve already fallen behind with my challenge to read on mini Penguin a week so I’m hoping to get one done tonight to get back on track. And then who knows. It’ll be an interesting few weeks for me so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with my reading. But I’ll let you know more about that next week.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Just when you think I was done with my Oscar reviews another one comes along. This is the blast one though, I promise. This was an important film though and one that was horribly ignored in the Best Picture nominations. Barry Jenkins has continually proved himself to be a wonderful storyteller so it was safe to assume this would be the same. But was it? Find out by reading my review here.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Bitesize Book Reviews

This week I crammed a few book reviews into one post because I cockily believed I’d have something ready for next week anyway. Now I’m not so sure but we’ll get there when we get there. For now, here are the reviews of the short reads and books I didn’t think needed a full review. Find them here.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY –  Moonlight (2016)

You know what I missed doing my Throwback Thirty feature last year? Trying to link my TBT film to my Tuesday review. Not only does it mean I get to watch some great films again but it means that I sometimes have to get creative with making the link. This week was obviously easy though and I’m always up for an excuse to watch Moonlight. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then you can click here to read my review.

Just Read

  • Ada Lovelace by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Another NetGalley book that I finally managed to download this week. It was such a short but sweet read. A really simplistic look at the life of such an important historical figure.

  • Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Not going to lie, I didn’t give the last bits of this book as much attention as it should have been given. My heart just wasn’t in it. I found this book to be too casual a look at Shakespeare’s life and felt Bryson wasn’t really delving into anything too much. It’s basically a summary of loads of academic research. There are definitely better books if you want to find out more about dear Bill.

 

Currently Reading

  • The Shadow Tribe: Book 1 by Jaffrey Clark

Another NetGalley book that I’ve had on my shelf for a while so I decided it was about time I did the decent thing and read it. Especially as I’ve just received a load more this weekend. This is another quick read that I’m enjoying well enough. Not my normal thing but fun. We’ll see.

  • Ill Will by Michael Stewart and Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin

I’m still leaving these be because I’ve got to that point where I’m too afraid to go back to these books. When I say afraid, I probably just mean lazy but the thought of picking them up again is making me not want to read. And it’s not as if I wasn’t enjoying them. It’s just that I’ve read other things now. So, I’ve seen what else is out there.

 

Recently Purchased

I may have accidentally bought a cheap copy of VOX by Christina Dalcher when I was at the supermarket this week. I’ve seen it all over Instagram and it sounds like an easy read. So, why not?

 

Recently Watched
  • TV Binges –Masterchef Australia
I don’t know what’s happening to my TV tastes this week but I’m using my final days of the Prime trial to rewatch the first season of this show. I already know who won and I’ve skipped plenty of boring “masterclass” episodes but I’m obsessed. I really do need to get a life, guys. However, I feel more justified about this latest binge obsession because I was talking about this very show to someone this week. He’s probably more obsessed with the show than me so I feel slightly better about myself.
  • Avengers: Infinity War
I might just watch this film over and over until April 26th because I’m so excited about Endgame. I’m going to be honest and say that I rewound the film every time Dr Strange did something awesome. I definitely think they should do cuts of this film that only include the scenes of certain characters. One day I may be really feeling my Cumberbatch love. The next I might want a Cap fix. Then, maybe, a Thor day. Sometimes I don’t have the time to watch the whole film when I just need to make an appointment with the Doctor.
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