Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s the start of a new month which means I’ll be posting my reading wrap-up tomorrow. It was a bit manic the last few because I was madly trying to get books finished before May officially started. I know it’s stupid but I don’t like starting a new month halfway through a book. I know it will happen every now and then but I just prefer a clean slate. Thankfully I managed it and can start fresh today.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • FILM REVIEW – Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

This is one of those 2021 films that passed me by because I was still trying to stay away from public gatherings. I guess I was also a little concerned about how it would go. I wanted it to be good but suspected that it would fail to capture the magic. Check out my review to see if I was right to be worried.

  • BOOK REVIEW – You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Romance novels aren’t normally my thing but I was interested in the premise of this one. It’s another of the ARCs that I’ve been trying to get round to. It started off really well but did it end up impressing me? Will it get me to rethink my opinions on the genre? See my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW – The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury

Once again, I needed to get a book finished in time to write a review. After listening to the prequel novella last month, I decided to give the first book in the series a go. As a flautist and a lover of all things magic, I was pretty excited. Check out my review to see if I enjoyed it as much as the previous installment.

Just Read

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

Another week and another NetGalley ARC finished. I expected to finish this one easily but it took a bit of time. I finally finished it but I did speed read the final chapters. It just didn’t do it for me.

  • The Mystwick School of Musiccraft by Jessica Khoury

I enjoyed the prequel novella that I listened to last month, so I started listening to this book towards the end of the week. It didn’t end up being everything I wanted but it was a fun kid’s book.

  • Hourglass by Keiran Goddard

As soon as I read the synopsis of this book, I knew that I’d love it. It was exactly the kind of book that I was looking for and the language was beautiful. If you’re going to get me to read a book about love then this is the way to do it.

Currently Reading

  • Undecided

I haven’t picked up a new book yet because I spent yesterday madly trying to finish Hourglass in time. Who knows where I’ll go first.

Book Haul

After my epic Easter haul, I promised that I wouldn’t buy any more books. Then I went into my local Oxfam books. The very first book I saw was an instant buy and it just got worse when I spotted the buy 1 get 1 free hardback deal.

  • Queen 3-D by Brian May
  • Me by Elton John
  • How to be both by Ali Smith
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • The Woman I Love by Francesco Pacifico
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Taskmaster – Back to watching this beast. It will never get old.
    • Sherlock – I finally finished the rest of the show. I wish I liked it more but series 3 and 4 just dipped in quality. The writing got much worse. Instead of showing us how brilliant Sherlock’s mind is, it just told us. It got lazy and just did the least possible to keep diehard fans happy. It’s a show that very much follows memes.

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