Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

So, we’re officially in the countdown to Christmas. I’ve seen so many Christmas adverts and binned plenty of emails about gifts. It’s crazy, We’ve only just had Bonfire Night. There are still 8 weeks to go guys. Can we just calm down a little bit? Although, it’s that time of year when the days are dragging. Work jut seems like it’ll go on forever now. I’ve got 4 days holiday left to use, which is great. But I’m waiting to hear about a medical thing that I might to use them for. I’ve been referred to a different specialist and it’s one of those “we’ll get back to use in 6-8 weeks with an appointment”. So, it’s inevitable. I’ll wait and then find out I won’t get an appointment til the New Year and have no time to use my holidays. I blame the Tories. I also blame them for not getting enough reading done this week. I mean it’s got to come back to them somehow, right?

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK  REVIEW – My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Smug individual that I am, I decided to post an extra book review this week. I had no idea whether I’d finish my other book in time for Wednesday but I went for it. I think I was just so happy that I finished this book so quickly. It was so easy to read and I couldn’t wait to write about it. But was that a good thing or a bad thing? Read my review to find out more.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – The Lighthouse (2019)

I’ve not seen The Witch so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Robert Eggers’s new film. I was intrigued by it though. For one thing, how could I ignore something that had Willem Dafoe as 50% of the cast? I still can’t get the fact that he didn’t win the Oscar this year. Yes, Rami Malek was great but I don’t think Bohemian Rhapsody deserved any positive attention. It was so bad. Anyway, not the time. The Lighthouse was one of those films that I had no expectations for going in but I had high hopes. Was it my kind of thing? Go check out my review to find out.

  • BOOK  REVIEW – A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

I’ve not had a great history with YA crime thrillers. Anyone who read my review of One of Us is Lying will know that better than anyone. None of the examples that I’ve read have been sophisticated or surprising. It’s always so obvious what the twist is going to be and the characters are such cliches. So, why did I buy this book? It was cheap. Was it better than I expected? Only one to find out. Head over to my review.

  • T.HROWBACK THURSDAY – Good Time (2017)

I’ve not watched many of Robert Pattinson’s most recent films. I’m one of those people who only really know him as Cedric Diggory and my (thankfully) limited experience with the Twlight films. So, for my TBT post this week, I decided to check out one of the films that he was supposedly quite good in. I made my choice by picking the highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes. Well, not the highest because that was The Lighthouse and I didn’t want to repeat myself. So, I went to the next one down. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.

  • FRIDAY FAVOURITES – Batman Live-Action Portrayals

I’m currently an Apprentice so, alongside my full-time job, I am studying for a qualification in Digital Marketing. This week I was learning how to use WordPress. About bloody time! My final project for the week was writing a post and publishing it. Meaning I got to write this post at work in the name of education. I had to pretend that I think about SEO when tagging my posts but never mind. As I’ve had something of a Robert Pattison week, I decided it was time to settle the debate “who is the best Batman?” How would you rank them? Head over to my post to see if we’re thinking the same.

Just Finished

  • A Good Guy’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

It took me longer than I expected to finish this book. I figured I’d get it done in a matter of hours but it dragged on for so long. I was really struggling to get through it and didn’t think I’d manage it before Wednesday. Find out why I struggled by checking out my review.

Currently Reading

  • Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill

This is a collection of poetry based on Greek myths. I love a good myth and need to read more poetry. What an absolutely perfect book? My only problem is, reading poetry isn’t the same as reading a novel. I don’t have the same inclination to sit down and binge. My mind wanders a bit. Hopefully I’ll get it done in time.

  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Not got any further with this for obvious reasons. It’ll be my next read I’m sure. Am I lying? Definitely.

  • Supper Club by Lara Williams

I think I’m going to try the audiobook with this one. It might be easier to get through.

  • The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith

I’ve set this aside for the time being. It feels like it’s going to be a very dense read so I think I’ll leave it for a better time. A time when I’m in the right mood.

Recently Purchased

One book purchased but it was for good reasons. It was so pretty.

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I’ve never read this but have had in on my Kindle for years. Problem is, I don’t like reading on my Kindle these days. So, when this beautiful Waterstones edition came out, I had to buy it. It’s so bloody pretty. I’m so shameless. I hate myself.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • The Office – Still watching this when I have the time. Although, I’ve not watched a lot of TV this week. I don’t really know what I’ve been doing instead if I’m honest.
  • Films
    • Too much reading for films this week.

Author: Murdocal

Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything. "Maybe, just maybe, I'm the faller. Every family has someone who falls, who doesn't make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I'm our faller."

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