Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

What a busy weekend. It’s been non-stop and I’m so exhausted. I doubt that I’ll get much reading done today, which means it will have been a slow few days. I’m barely managing to get through a chapter before bed at the moment. I must just go through phases where reading becomes harder. Considering how much I have to get through, it’s not a great thing.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • FILM REVIEW – All The Old Knives (2022)

I am convinced that Chris Pine is an underrated actor but I’m not sure why. I mean, if you ask me to name a film he’s in that’s great, I’m not sure what I’d say. Yeah, Star Trek was a good film but it’s hardly Oscar worthy. He was good in Wonder Woman but it wasn’t exactly the role a great role. The rest of the films I’ve seen him in have been forgettable at best. So, the fact that I watched this film because of him is a bit weird. Check out my review to see if this finally gave me the evidence that I needed.

  • BOOK REVIEW Solitaire by Alice Oseman

After reading Heartstopper last week, I decided to check out more by Alice Oseman. I stumbled across this audiobook on Spotify, so I decided to start there. After all, this was the book where Nick and Charlie were first seen. Maybe seeing where they came from would help me see why so many people gave the graphic novels 5 stars. See my review to see if this made me appreciate Heartstopper more.

Just Read

  • The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

Another Spotify audiobook that I started listening to at work and finally finished yesterday. I can’t say that it was a very successful experience because of how Spotify functions. Firstly, it was on shuffle for certain points, so I may have lost track of the narrative at points. Then one chapter was repeated about 50 times before I finally realised I was just hearing it on a loop. Spotify will need to sort themselves out if they’re serious about books.

Currently Reading

  • Murder Before Evensong by The Reverend Richard Coles

It’s been slow. Mostly because of my but also because of the book. I knew there’d be plenty of religious stuff but it doesn’t always feel accessible to everyone. I wonder how universal this book could be.

  • The Crooked Little Pieces by Sophia Lambton

Not sure that it counts as still reading when I haven’t thought about it in a while. I will get there. I’m looking forward to it but I just dropped the ball a bit.

Book Haul

I was waiting for a friend yesterday and took refuge in a book shop. I was waiting longer than expected and I walked out with 2 books. They were:

  • Mrs Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
  • The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK – I’ve been rewatching series 3 and really wishing Ella Vaday had won. She’s an absolute legend.

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