Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’ve only got one more day left in the month which means I’m madly trying to finish all of my current reads. I should be okay but I’m so tired right now. Obviously, it’s been quite a week in terms of world news and I haven’t helped myself by doom scrolling on Twitter constantly. This is certainly going to be quite a memorable decade and not for the right reasons.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW –Miss Aldridge Regrests by Louise Hare

Not going to pretend that this was a successful read as anyone who keeps track of my currently reading will know that I’ve had this on the go for almost 3 weeks. It was a disaster. Worst books of 2022. Nothing can ever make me as bored as this one did. I’m sure of it. Check out my review to see why I hated it so much.

  • FILM REVIEW – The French Dispatch (2021)

I’m always excited at the prospect of a new Wes Anderson movie but Covid prevented me from seeing this until it arrived on Disney+. After all this time, would it live up to my expectations? Or would it be the most Wes Anderson film ever (as one critic has suggested)? Check out my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW –The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina

This wasn’t a book that I expected to read this month but it’s one that I’m happy to have given a chance. Particularly as I mainly chose it because I could listen to it for free on Audible. Though it also sounded like an absolutely mesmerising story. The perfect antidote to my last book. Check out my review to see the book that helped me get past my previous read.

Just Read

  • Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

Yep, almost 3 weeks after I started it, I finally finished this book. The mystery that was just under 400 pages long or something. No mystery is worth dragging out for 400 pages. It’s ridiculous. I should have given up. I wasted 3 weeks on this book and I can never get that time back.

Currently Reading

  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

I remember asking for the VHS of the film for Christmas when I was 13 but I have no idea why. I guess it was just a popular movie for a teen girl and I went for it. I certainly hadn’t read the film and I never bothered since. I bought the 25th anniversary edition when it came out because it was beautiful. I finally decided to it was time to read it.

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Another book that I’ve had for a while but never started. I know this was the book for a while and still is. I just can’t bring myself to read hyped books. Well, until I got bored at work on Friday and started listening to it. I’m pretty obsessed so far.

Book Haul

Okay, I know that this shows how easily swayed I am but I actually caved and bought on the TikTok recommends books. I can’t seem to get away from The Love Hypothesis, so I thought I’d put my money where my mouth is. I don’t know whether I’ll like it but I might as well try.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Masterchef Australia – I used to watch the UK version of Masterchef religiously but I got so bored by it. The two hosts just aren’t worth watching. However, I have always loved the Australian version. I’m a few seasons behind, so I’m starting to catch up. It’s a joy.

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