Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’ve only been back at work for about a month and I’m already exhausted. It’s mostly because work is slow and we’re doing repetitive and dull tasks. I know they have to be done but I just wish they were more interesting. It doesn’t help that the rest of this week has been quite stressful. Meaning I’ve barely read anything and I’m feeling guilty about it. I feel as though February won’t be a great book month but we’ll see.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOKISH POST -January Wrap-Up

We’re already one month down in the New Year, so it was time to look back on the book I’d read. Would I be able to keep up the momentum of 2021 or would I lose all energy to read? Check out my post to see how the first month of 2022 went for me.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Don’t Look Up (2021)

This might have been one of the most-watched films on Netflix when it was released. It might have had one of the strongest debuts in the platform’s history. Neither of those things stopped this film from dividing opinion. To some, it was the greatest thing Adam McKay had ever done. To others, it was shameful virtue signalling. But which is it? Check out my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Card’s on the Table by Agatha Christie

It’s my first Agatha Christie of 2022. This book marks the introduction of Ariadne Oliver to the world of Poirot and I’m here for it. She’d previously appeared in a short story but I’ll always love her work with the Belgian detective. Is this story worthy of such a fantastic character? You can see for yourself by reading my review.

Just Read

  • At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

As I’ve not done too well on the reading front this week, I snuck in another Christie audiobook at work. This isn’t one of my favourite books. I always think I like it more because I like what the recent ITV Marple series did for the adaptation. Basically changing everything.

Currently Reading

  • Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

I can’t believe that I’m still reading this. It’s mostly because I’m so bored by it. Nothing has happened and the story just isn’t gripping me. It’s no wonder I keep falling asleep.

Book Haul

Of course, I’m still buying new books. I have a problem. Plus, there are so many books around. It’s not fair. I’m weak-willed.

  • Shooting Martha by David Thewlis – I feel as though this might be a bit like Mr Wilder & Me, so I thought I’d give it a go.
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino – Do I already own the paperback edition? Yes. Did I need the hardback? No. Was that ever going to stop me? Also no.
  • Luster by Raven Leilani – I bought the hardback edition of this but I’ve just seen the Special Edition paperback and I regret it. No doubt I’ll buy that any day now.
  • The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont – Well obviously I had to buy this. How could I not?
  • Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan – This looks and sounds beautiful. I knew I had to do it.
  • Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good by Louie Stowell – Norse mythology for kids. I am here for it.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Murderville – I absolutely loved the show Murder in Successville, the British show that this was based on. It’s so funny and I’ve watched it too many times. So, I was interested to see how this would go. It’s not quite got the same feel. It’s too safe and they seem to not want to upset the celebrities too much. The Kumail Nanjiani and Ken Jeong episodes are definitely the best. The others are a bit meh.
    • Disenchantment – I’ve just cancelled my Netflix subscription again because I just can’t find anything interesting to watch. I’m not paying to spend hours just scrolling and not finding something. I managed to finish this series before that happened.

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