Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

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

What a week. Work has been super stressful at the moment. Everyone is super busy and stretched. I’ve been tired and frustrated all week, which means I haven’t done a great deal of reading. Thankfully, I am ahead on my reading, so I don’t have to rush through anything his weekend. However, it is something that I need to get in order. I’m slowly realising that I have quite a few pre-orders coming in September and my TBR is already too large. I’d better get reading then.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Daylight Plays Tricks on Us by Julieanne Hoffmann

This was another of those poetry collections that I was sent by the writer. It sounded like such an exciting premise and I couldn’t wait to read it. Unfortunately, I had to get around the fact that the Kindle book wasn’t available in my country. It’s pretty easy to deal with but having to find a US address and phone number is a pain in the arse. Was the poetry worth the effort? Check out my review to hear more.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Work It (2020)

What’s this? A new Netflix original film? And it’s a teen movie? With dancing? This was exactly the kind of thing I needed to watch last weekend. I love shitty teen movies. I love dance movies. Did I think it was going to be good? Hell no. It’s Netflix but that’s not what these films are about. Did I spend my teenage years watching Hilary Duff films because they were top quality? I don’t think so. Read my review to find out if this did everything I wanted it to.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Slime by David Walliams

A few weeks ago on Twitter, there was some Twitter drama surrounding David Walliams’ books. Writer Jack Monroe was angry that Walliams was using working-class and fat characters to be the butt of his jokes. We know from Little Britain that Walliams often favours distasteful humour but surely he wouldn’t bring that into his children’s books, right? I decided to find out for myself. Starting with his most recent book. Head over to my review to see if Twitter was right to be annoyed.

  • TBT REVIEW – Save the Last Dance (2001)

Ah the early 00s. What a time to be alive. The fashion was dreadful, the films were awkward, and the dancing was so cringe inducing. I had a sudden craving to watch this film and I’m not entirely sure why. It’s never been one of my favourite films and it wasn’t even one of those “so bad it’s good” kind of films. But, the heart wants what it wants. If you’re feeling nostalgic then check out my review.

Just Read

  • The Dillemma by Julieana Hoffmann

I managed to get through this lovely poetry collection on Sunday last weekend. It was such an interesting concept and dealt with some important aspects of life. It’s definitely a must for any fan of contemporary poetry.

  • Slime by David Walliams

I started this book last Saturday and I finished it on Sunday. I can’t say I was completely blown away by it and it wasn’t as good as the only other David Walliams book that I’ve read.

  • Sula by Toni Morrison

I had this finish this one before Wednesday for my virtual book club. I did in time but I wasn’t exactly on top form in the club. Very few people in the group liked the book but I didn’t mind it too much. Of course, the more they spoke about it the more doubts I started to have. Book clubs are dangerous.

Currently Reading

  • The Spectrum of Sex by Hida Viloria and Maria Nieto

This has really fallen off my radar recently but, as I’m not currently reading anything at the moment, I thought I should keep mentioning it.

Recently Purchased

There are so many books waiting in various website baskets but I’ve only bought two this week.

  • The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke – 5 orphans running away from their home and going on an adventure? I’m here for it. This book sounds incredible.
  • Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola – How could I not? This book is everywhere right now and for good reason. It’s a great concept and is the king of thing I’m into.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race – I’ve been rewatching old series again. It’s something I always fall back on when I’m in a bit of rut. It always makes me feel good. Well, except the part of Season 6 I’ve just watched. Dela being eliminated over Darienne? How?
    • Don’t Tell the Bride – I’m loving that this show is now on Netflix. It’s such a brilliant thing. Especially when the bride, who has agreed to hand over control of her wedding, complains that she has no control over her wedding. What was she expecting?
    • The Simpsons – Yep, I’m still going through all of the episodes on Disney+. I had thought that I was up-to-date with the show but I guess I’ve missed some seasons along the way. It’s hardly the greatest stuff but it’s comforting in its familiarity.

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