Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re at the start of a new year, which means a clean slate of books. This year isn’t about reading challenges but about reading whatever I want whenever I want. It’s going to be great not having to worry about finding titles with the right letters. It also means that I can read all of the books that I didn’t get to last year. Of course, I’ll also buy plenty more that I’ll ignore for the rest of the year because that’s just how I work.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW –The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

I requested this book on NetGalley recently and decided to read it this month. This turned out to be a bad idea because it took up some of my precious reading time this month. Still, I was interested to see how this would compare to Lucy Foley’s previous thrillers. I hadn’t been a massive fan but I hoped the Paris setting would add something. Check out my review to find out.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)

Did I think there needed to be another Home Alone film? Probably not. Was I interested in what it would be like? Definitely. I was excited to see what the cast would do but wasn’t expecting miracles. After all, every subsequent Home Alone film has been much worse than the one before. Could this possibly be the worst one yet? Check out my review to find out.

  • BOOK POST -December Reading Wrap-Up

2021 is over, which means I’ve finished my final month of reading for the month. I always knew that it was going to be a tricky month because there’s always so much going on. How many books did I read last month? You can see for yourself by reading my post.

  • BOOK POST -Spell the Month in Book Titles: December

The final month of my Spell the Month Challenge and I was looking forward to it being over. Before that, I still had to get through December and its three E. It was always going to be a struggle but did I manage it? You’ll need to head over to my post to see.

Just Read

  • The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

I needed a few quick reads to end the month, so I decided to pick up a few Roald Dahl books. Starting with one that I can’t remember reading as a child. I’m still not sure if I read it back then but at least I’ve done it now.

  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

This was one of my childhood favourites and I’m always happy to revisit it. This is such a sweet story. Love, tortoises and funny words. What’s not to love?

  • Danny the Chamption of the World by Roald Dahl

This wasn’t the book that I expected to be finishing the year with. I got to a point with Death Comes at Christmas when I just had to DNF it. I’ll try that again next year. In order to complete my challenge, I went with a third Dahl book that I enjoyed as a kid. I think this is an underrated one because it lacks any magical elements.

Currently Reading

  • The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

I was hoping to fit this book into my December reading but it didn’t happen. I’m trying to get it finished this weekend, so it still feels appropriate to read something with Christmas in the title. Not necessarily the greatest thing to be starting the year with but it should be an easy one.

Book Haul

I haven’t indulged in any post-Christmas sales yet but there are definitely a few books that I want to pick up. Come back next week to find out how weak I am.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Family Guy – I’ve been watching this all week but I’m not sure that watching is the right term. It’s been on in the background as I’ve done other stuff. I’ve not really been engaging with much post-Christmas.

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