Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

We’re coming up to 3 weeks in isolation and it’s starting to get to me. I just feel so shut-in. I need to get out but am still trying to be sensible. The NHS sent me a letter saying that I’m High Risk and shouldn’t go out unless it’s for important medical stuff. So, aside from my fortnightly blood tests, I’ve only been out for a walk twice. I might have to start going after work though. I need to get out and about. Clear my head. Maybe that would also help with my reading too?

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – Winter in Sokcho by Élisa Shua Dusapin

I got slightly better at actually sitting down to read this week and I actually managed to finish something. I bought this book because of the cover but was drawn in by the story. It felt like such an intimate and compact narrative. Such a simple idea but one that has so much potential. I really wanted to love this one and the cover promised so many great things. Read my review to see if the book lived up to its cover.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Lady and the Tramp (2019)

I got a year’s Disney+ subscription for my birthday and I haven’t exactly been making the most of it. Aside from watching The Simpsons and Lizzie McGuire anyway. So, I decided it was time to watch something new and original. Starting with the film that they are pushing as their new and exclusive. Although, I can’t say that the original film was my favourites as a child. I just didn’t get that excited about it. To see if the new one changed my mind, read my review.

  • BOOK POST – March Reading Wrap-Up

The end of the month caught me off-guard a bit, so I wasn’t ready for the usual end of the month guff. So, I put off my second book review of the week to write up my monthly wrap-up. It wasn’t the greatest month but I got through some good ones. Head over to my post to see how I did.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY – 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

What else could I watch to accompany Disney’s updated Lady and the Tramp? All I really remembered from the original is now something that is now, rightly, considered offensive and unnecessary. So, it was probably time that I revisited it. Just to make sure that I wasn’t wrong in my assessment of it. If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.

  • FRIDAY FAVOURITES – Ranking Buffy Seasons

I randomly started watching Season 7 of Buffy at the end of the week. It just reminded me of how terrible it is. It’s such a mess of a season that I just wish they hadn’t bothered. The end of Season 5 would have the perfect way to end the show. But no, they just didn’t know when to stop. So, we have a rushed and boring season where a few episodes of story is dragged out over a full season. It made me so angry that I had to tell the world. So, I ranked the seasons from worst to best. Head over to my post to see the list.

Just Read

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

This audiobook was released on Audible this week and I had to check it out. With people like Jude Law, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davies, and Jason Isaacs reading, it was definitely something that I had to check out. Be ready for my review tomorrow.

Currently Reading

  • My Last Supper by Jay Rayner

I like Jay Rayner. He’s a pretty good writer and a funny guy. I saw him live a few years ago at the Ilkley Literature Festival and really enjoyed it. I heard him talk about this book on The Off-Menu Podcast and really wanted to read it. So, as I had already ruined my book buying ban, I decided to just get a copy. It’s taking a while, as I find with all non-fiction books.

Recently Purchased

Happy to report that I’ve not bought any books this week. Book buying ban might just be back on.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Buffy– I needed something to watch on my “lunch break” and Amazon Prime suggested it. Who was I to argue?
    • Lizzie McGuire – I had to give it a go. This was a childhood favourite too.
    • Nailed It! – I hate this show but I can’t stop watching it. I don’t know why anyone goes on it because it’s so clearly a set-up.
    • Paradise PD – I enjoyed the first series of this animated show and wasn’t disappointed by the second. It’s not the best show of its kind out there but it’s not the worst either.
  • Films

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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