Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re nearly at the end of the first month of 2022 and I was meant to be trying to finish my current read in time. However, I’ve spent all of today doing anything but reading. In my defence, I’m busy tomorrow, so I did have to get stuff sorted today. I hate having to carry a book over from month to month but I guess it just has to happen occasionally.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW –The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman

Every year I promise to cross books off my huge TBR. I bought this book in January 2021, so I decided to actually read it. It’s certainly not the the oldest book on my TBR but t feels good to have finished it. Check out my post to see if the wait was worth it.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Encanto (2021)

We might not take about Bruno but this week you couldn’t stop me banging on about Disney’s latest animated film. I’d heard the songs long before I decided to watch this. They were great but that worried me. Could the film possibly be as good as the soundtrack? Check out my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett

After Janice Hallett’s debut novel The Appeal became one of my top books of 2021, I was very excited to see what her follow-up would be like. I’d had it pre-ordered for ages and it finally arrived earlier this month. I set about reading as quickly as I could but it took me a long time to finish it. Could Hallett manage to pull off another hit novel? You can see for yourself by reading my review.

Just Read

  • Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

I couldn’t make it through January without reading at last one Agatha Christie novel. I listened to this one when I was working last week. We know that Ariadne Oliver is one of my favourites, so it’s always nice to pick up a book that showcases her talents.

  • The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett

It took me a long time to get through this one. I just couldn’t connect with the format this time around. It was all a bit much and I figured out the twist quite early on. By the end, I was just rushing to get it finished.

Currently Reading

  • Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

I’ve got quite a few ARCs from NetGalley to get through at the moment, so I’m trying to cross this one off the list. It’s murder mystery that has been compared to Agatha Christie. Of course, any female crime writer is compared to Christie these days but I liked the concept of this one. Hopefully it’ll be fun.

Book Haul

I’ve bought a few second-hand books this week but I think that’s okay. They probably came to the same price as a new book when you put them together. Plus, it was all for charity.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Foodtastic – I’ve not really been bothered about watching much this week and it’s all been background noise. This show is perfect for that.
    • Disenchantment – I watched the first part of this Netflix show when it first came out but wasn’t overly impressed. So, I decided to give it another try. Maybe it’ll be better this time around?

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