Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Boy it was a hot day yesterday. As someone who doesn’t do well in the sun, I spent much of the day avoiding it. I know many people would have taken the chance to get out and read. Not me. I just get itchy and burnt. Not the ideal reading conditions. Although, this hasn’t been my best week. I’ve barely been managing a chapter a night. I don’t know what’s happened this week but I’ve just felt so tired. Tired and achy. I was worried that I was ill but it doesn’t seem to have manifested into anything. In the current climate, any flu-like symptoms are being treated with extra suspicion. As a clinically extremely vulnerable person, I’m really not looking forward to the UK’s restrictions ending on Monday. I’ll be taking part in self-imposed shielding wherever I can I think.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

Of course I had to get an Agatha Christie novel in this month. I’ve had a desire to pick this up again, so I went for it. I’m not normally as big a fan of Christie’s short stories but there’s something different about this book. It’s one of those that walks the line between short stories and an overarching narrative. It also helped that I loved Miss Marple when I was younger. Although, as I’ve got older, I find I’m not quite as keen on her books. Would I have changed my mind about this one too? Find out why by giving my review a quick read.


I knew that there was no chance of me getting my second book review out on Wednesday this week but I was hoping that I could have it done for Friday. This didn’t happen either, so I’d planned to write a rant post. I just didn’t have the energy. I decided it was better to leave it than to churn some shit out for the sake of it.

  • TBT REVIEW – Hancock (2008)

I was browsing Netflix recently and came across this one. It wasn’t a film that I went to see when it first came out because I wasn’t convinced by it. Then a friend described the plot to me and I was even less convinced. It took a few more years and another friend to get me to see it. I still wasn’t convinced. Would a second viewing help? If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a look at my review.

Just Read

  • Urien’s Voyage by Andre Gide

I picked this up because I needed a quick read that started with U for July. I don’t think I was really in the right mindset but I enjoyed it. It’s a difficult one to really explain but I’ll attempt to when I write my review.

Currently Reading

  • Belinda Blinked: Lockdown 69 by Rocky Flintstone

A new Belinda Blinked novel about a lockdown? How could I not get this as soon as I heard about it? I started reading this at the same time that I was reading Urien’s Voyage but didn’t get very far with it. I’ll get it done in no time though.

Book Haul

Have I bought anything this week? I actually don’t think that I have. My mind has been on other things.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • ER– I’m back on the ER train and have just reached the episode where Gallant dies. God, that was heartbreaking to go through again. This show was really devastating. Why am I putting myself through it again?
  • Movies:

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