Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I went back to work for one whole day last week and it was too much. So, I’m not looking forward to going back on Monday. I’m madly trying to find a way that will allow me to keep up my book-buying habit without having to work. At the moment, the only things I’ve got are either winning the lottery or bank robbery. I’ll keep thinking I guess. Until then, I’ll just keep going on as best I can. Reading as much as possible and getting this blog written on time.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • FILM REVIEW – Coda (2021)

I’ll be honest, there weren’t many films from this year’s Oscar nominations that I was really interested in seeing. Or at least, that I felt were worth me going out of my way to see. CODA was one of the few that I was desperate to check out. Not only did it help make history thanks to Troy Kotsur becoming the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar. It also seemed like a very un-Oscar film. I had to see what was going on. Check out my review was as breathtaking as everyone says.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Idol by Louise O’Neill

I’ve read a couple of Louise O’Neill books before but I didn’t really get along with them. So it might be strange that I requested this ARC on NetGalley. However, it sounded great. A reversal of the usual powerful man accused of sexual assault and the resulting social media fallout. I was excited to see how the narrative would play out with a powerful woman taking the place of the accused. Check out my review to find out if this was everything I wanted it to be.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Secret Suffragette by Barbara Mitchelhill

I didn’t do very well at reading during my week off. There was just so much to do. It wasn’t just reading either. I had so many things planned but it just didn’t happen. So, on Friday, I had to fit in a quick audiobook for my review. This was one I picked out of the free audiobooks because it sounded like a fantastic feminist romp. Check out my review to see if it was worth my time.

Just Read

  • Idol by Louise O’Neill

It didn’t take me quite as long to read this one because of my week off and because it had really short chapters. Of course, that doesn’t really matter that much when the book isn’t that exciting or engaging. This will teach me to get too excited on NetGalley and really think about what I request.

  • Secret Suffragette by Barbara Mitchelhill

A super quick and really charming audiobook that I listened to at work on Friday. When I was younger, I always loved historical fiction because it was such a fun way to learn. I’m absolutely positive that younger me would have adored this one. Although, older me loved it as well.

Currently Reading

  • You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Still going with my ARCs with this one. It’s a bit of a different vibe to my usual reads but I think that could be a good thing. Especially considering how my previous ARC requests have turned out for me. I just need to get on and read the bloody thing now.

Book Haul

Both Foyles and Waterstones had bank holiday deals which I obviously had to take advantage of. Thankfully, I still had some book tokens to use up which meant it wasn’t too bad. Although, I admit that it definitely seems like a lot when you see it all together.

  • The Secret Sunshine Project by Benjamin Dean
  • Kings of a Dead World by Jamie Mollart
  • Cecily by Annie Garthwaite
  • Hourglass by Keiran Goddard
  • Kitchenly 434 by Alan Warner
  • Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
  • The Inverts by Crystal Jeans
  • Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Masterchef Australia – Been catching up with the latest series. I can’t say that I’m emotionally invested but it’s easy viewing.
    • Taskmaster – I will never get tired of watching this show. It’s always a thing of pure joy and fun.
    • The Curse – I love Tom Davis and had wanted to watch his latest show when it aired. Of course, I didn’t do that but I binged watched it this week. It is well worth a look.
    • Sherlock – I decided to rewatch this show (ignoring series 1 episode 2 obviously) because I was feeling nostalgic. I quickly got over the nostalgia when I realised just how inconsistent this show is. It’s definitely not as well-written as people like to remember. Also, in the Irene Adler episode, what is up with them using the phrase “camera phone” so much. I know it was a long time ago but come on.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

  1. The thing with bank robbing is that you usually need a partner in crime, and those are pretty rare nowadays. I’ve repeatedly asked Mrs B if she’d rob banks with me, but she’s outright refused, so I’m down to winning the lottery. (and since I don’t play, well…..)

    I’m currently watching the Sherlock reboot myself. What’s the “obviously” for S1E2? I’ll keep an eye out once you mention it.

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    1. You’re right. Bank robbery requires someone you trust and that’s tricky. It’s not fair that you have to actually play the lottery to have a chance of winning.

      And the issue is just one of personal preference. I stopped watching the show after I first saw the second episode because I was just bored. There was also a sequence where Sherlock acted more like Dr Who instead of the great detective. I’d just rather skip it.

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      1. I hadn’t thought about the Dr Who angle, but with the directors Sherlock had being the ones who revived Dr Who, I’m not surprised. Great, now I’ll be seeing it every episode I watch now 😀

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      2. Sorry 😐 I don’t think it’s normally that bad but in that particular episode he’s bouncing all over the place. As you say, it was always going to be dangerous for Moffatt and Gatiss to go straight from one to the other.

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