Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

What a week it’s been. I’ve got a Tumblr now. I’m not entirely sure why because I don’t honestly see the point. It just seems to be a place where you mostly share other people’s stuff or like a slightly longer Twitter. But I wanted to read something and it forced me to sign up. So, I went with it. I’m definitely not doing it right because I’m just linking it to my blog and my Instagram. It probably won’t last long. Or, by this time next week, I might have mastered it. Doubtful but there’s a slim chance I guess.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson

At the moment, nostalgia is the one thing that’s getting me through a potential reading slump. I’ve found that revisiting the books of my youth has been really helpful and I’m getting back into a rhythm of reading. I’m still not reading as much but it’s easier. And it’s also interesting to go back to books you read as a child. Would it live up to my memory? To find out, read my review.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – The Willoughbys (2020)

I’m trying to be careful about what I’m reviewing at the moment because lockdown has obviously changed the film industry. We’re looking at delayed releases and delayed production. So, for now, I’ve been getting on top of Netflix original film. This one sounded like a really cool concept. Like a Henry Selick film or something. Read my review to see if it could live up to that comparison.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson

Another Jacqueline Wilson book to get me reading. I loved this series as a kid but I didn’t realise that there was a fourth book. So, obviously, I had to go back to the start and read the whole thing again.  I started this book on Monday night and was finished by Tuesday. So, I was feeling pretty smug. But was it worth it? Head over to my review to see if I still love it.

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY – Frankenweenie (2012)

The Willoughbys was a dark but fun animated film, so it seemed like a great time to finally watch this film. I’d started it years ago but never made it to the end. I’m not entirely sure what stopped me. Then I kind of forgot it existed until I got my Disney+ subscription. Would it be worth the wait? If you’re also feeling a bit nostalgic then head over to my review.

  • FRIDAY FAVOURITES – 10 Influential Films

Another week and another social media trend to inspire my Friday post. I was tagged to do that thing where you post a different film every day without an explanation. It was hard because I can never make a top 10 list. Still, I eventually managed it and it seemed like a waste not to include it here. Though I did post an explanation so maybe this is cheating? Find out my what made my list here.

Just Read

  • The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson

I listened to the audiobook for this on Sunday and it was a lovely nostalgia hit. I used to love this bloody book. I was obsessed. I loved the diary idea and I always wished it had just been a book of that.

  • Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson

A slightly older read from Wilson as she tackles teenage problems. Wilson understands young women and the issues that they’re facing. She manages to present them in a sympathetic and understanding way. There’s never any judgement or any sense that they aren’t important. This definitely still stands up.

Currently Reading

  • Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin and Megan McDowell

I took a little bit of a break from this because it was taking me a long time but I’m still super into it. I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind to sit and read it. I’ll get to it once I’m in a more bookish mood.

  • Ramble Book by Adam Buxton

I preordered the audiobook version of Adam Buxton’s new book and, due to lockdown, it was released early. Last Thursday, I found it impossible to get to sleep. After laying bed for hours willing myself to drop off, I decided to listen to an audiobook for a bit. I decided on this one. It was lovely but not helpful for nodding off.

Recently Purchased

I think I’ve been pretty good this week. I’ve mainly been focused on buying amazing lamps to worry about books.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Ink Master – I love it when people turn random things into a reality show. Competitive tattooing is such a great idea for a show and it’s my new obsession.
  • 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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