Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

As much as I don’t want to be “that guy”, how the hell is it September already? 2020 is flying by and, let’s be honest, things aren’t looking much better than they were a few months ago. Yes, the number of deaths per day has gone down but it’s not as if the threat has gone away. Then there’s the fact that the economy is tanking and it’s only going to get worse when we get an inevitable no-deal Brexit. The only people who are going to happy when that happens are Boris Johnson and his rich friends. Still, everyone who voted Leave will still find a way to blame everyone but the government. Do you remember when we all saw 2020 as a turning point? The only good thing about it has been the amount I’ve read so far.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK POST – August Reading Wrap-Up

I admit that I’ve fallen behind on my reading a bit, so being able to use one of my posts as a reading wrap-up worked out really well. My feelings were only improved when I realised that I’d done a bloody good job last month. Something that will, undoubtedly change for the next wrap-up if the last week s anything to go by. So, just how many books did I read? You’ll have to read my post to find out.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – 21 Bridges (2019)

In my attempt to remember Chadwick Boseman after his death was announced last weekend. I decided to try this film as it was one that I had always been interested in. When I first saw the trailer, I thought it looked stupid but the reviews were better than I’d have thought. Read my review to find out who was right.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Q by Christina Dalcher

My one book review of the week and it wasn’t a particularly good one. I hadn’t expected to enjoy it anyway but it ended up being worse. I’d not really enjoyed Vox but thought the idea of Dalcher’s follow up would be interesting. I was wrong. Head over to my review to find out why.

  • TBT REVIEW – 42 (2013)

There were plenty of Chadwick Boseman films that I could have picked for my TBT this week. It was only the fact that the 42 was beng released in American cinemas again that caused me to pick it. I’m not a huge sports movie fan and even less of a baseball fan. Still, it marked an important turning point in American history and felt like an appropriate watch for 2020. If you’re feeling nostalgic then check out my review.

Just Read

  • Q by Christina Dalcher

The only book I finished last week was the follow-up to Christina Dalcher’s dystopian novel, Vox. It didn’t take me long to read but I guess t helped that I wanted to get it over with quickly.

Currently Reading

  • Top Ten Greek Legends by Terry Deary

I needed a quick read because I knew how many pre-order books were making their way to me this week. I decided it was time to start dipping back into the books of my childhood. I loved this book as a kid and it definitely helped build my love of Greek mythology. It has the unmistakable Terry Deary comic twist and has a lot of facts to make it a brilliant read.

  • Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux

I meant to get more of this done but I’ve had a few late nights this week. I don’t like starting an audiobook to late because I worry that I won’t pay attention. I’ll get round to this soon.

Recently Purchased

I’ll be honest, I’ve had quite a influx of new books this week. As well as all of my pre-order books, I had a mini haul at Waterstones last weekend. Well, they were offering double points for the Bank Holiday/

  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi – I preordered the follow-up to Before the Coffee Gets Cold. Well, I say follow-up but it sounds like it’s just going to be more stories of people playing time. I loved the first book, so I can’t wait for this.
  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz – I think it’s time that I read this book. I’ve seen it everywhere and it’s being nominated for all sorts.
  • Heroes by Stephen Fry – I’ve only read Mythos so far but I have pre-ordered the Fry’s third book. That is released later this year, so I decided that it was only right to catch up.
  • The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman – I’ll be honest, this one just sounded fun. I like trains, I like mysteries and I liked the cover. I regret nothing.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Torchwood: Children of Earth– I hated the end of this series when it first ended. They completely rewrote Jack’s character for dramatic purposes and it made me angry. So, I don’t know why I had the sudden urge to rewatch it but I did. So, I am.
    • The Simpsons – Yep, I’m still going through all of the episodes on Disney+. There’s so many of them. The latest ones aren’t great but they’re hardly terrible.
    • Come Dine With Me – There are so many fantastically shit British shows on Netflix now. I used to watch this show religiously. Going back to the early days just reminds me of how terrible all the contestants were. I love it.

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