Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

After January, February normally flies by but not this year. It feels like we’ve been in this month for too long at this point. Maybe it’s just me? I could still be doing better on the reading front but I have, at least, finished a physical book for the first time since 2019. Fingers crossed that it’s the start of me getting back to normality. I’ve started another one this week but I’m still not in that reading mindset and getting through it might take longer than I’d like. We’ll see how it goes I guess.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

I opened the first page of this book on January 1st 2020. I finished reading it over a month later. I was really enjoying it but I just couldn’t get into it. I was exhausted, so the idea of picking up a book just made me sad. I left it half-read until the middle of this week because I didn’t want to ruin the experience. As soon as I was ready, I flew through this novel. Read my review to see if it was worth the wait.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Last week’s TBT post was a Tom Hanks film, so it felt quite fitting to finally review his latest film. I watched this pre-Oscars but couldn’t get my review finished until now. Before I saw this, I wasn’t sure how much I would care about it. I’ve not been massively into Hanks’ latest films and I had no history with Mr Rogers. Still, I wanted to get all of the Oscar films finished before the ceremony so I had to give it a go. Read my review to find out if it grabbed my attention.

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater

I must have bought this audiobook when it was Audible’s Deal of the Day. It sounded like a great concept so I couldn’t resist. Two young girls get accused of a horrible crime and taken to the police station. Their mothers, two sisters, don’t believe it and try to convince the world of their innocence. However, long-buried family secrets quickly come out. Head to my review to see if this one lived up to its potential.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY – Splash (1984)

I’ve had a craving to watch this film for a while now and, as I was reviewing another Tom Hanks film this week, it felt like the right time. I’ve not watched Splash since I was a kid but I remember really liking it. Is it possible that it would be as good as I remember? After all, how many of Hanks’ 80s films have stood the test of time when you really think about it? If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.

  • FRIDAY FAVOURITES – Tom Hanks Movies

As I appeared to be having something of a Tom Hanks week, I decided to think about my favourite films he’s starred in. I guarantee my list would be pretty different from most people’s. I dislike a couple of his biggest films, so it was always going to be interesting. Head over to my post to see them.

Just Finished

  • The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater

I started this last weekend and finished it on Monday. I was worried that I wouldn’t finish 2 books this week but it ended up being easier than I’d expected.

  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

It’s finally done. How long as this book been on my Sunday Rundown by now? I know I wasn’t officially reading this the whole time but it’s felt like this has bee weighing heavily on me. Finishing it should hopefully get me in the mood to finish more books.

Currently Reading

  • Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Started this earlier this week. It took me a really long time to decide what to read and I changed my mind a few times. I’m kind of regretting my choice as I already don’t like this one. It might get better so I’ll stick with it for a bit longer.

Recently Purchased

I think I’ve been okay this week. I was tempted but I managed to resist. Of course, if I’m not also reading books this book buying ban is only partly working.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • House – Season 8 is going but I’ve not been watching too much this week.
  • Films
    • Philadelphia – As I was already having a Tom Hanks week, it only seemed appropriate to keep it going a bit longer. I also needed to check that this one still stood up.

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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