Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’ve officially reached that time of the year when time has sped up and the months are going by too quickly. I can’t believe that June is nearly over. It’s yet another Pride month where I’ve barely read any of the books I meant to. In fact, I’ve barely read anything books really. Next weekend my friend is getting married and I’m one of the bridesmaids. So, I’ve had a lot of stuff to organise this month.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

I’ve read a lot of Agatha Christie novels but I still haven’t read them all. I’ve been slowly making my way through her works and I always enjoy getting round to one that’s new to me. This is one of those books. Well, sort of. Even if I’ve never read a Christie, I have seen the Poirot and Marple adaptations. But what would the book be like? See my review to see if I added this to my most loved Christie list.

  • FILM REVIEW – The Witches (2020)

Adaptations of Roald Dahl’s books are always tricky. He was such a unique writer and very few films manage to capture his brilliance. With The Witches, it doesn’t help that there is already a super creepy adaptation out there. I wasn’t convinced that this one would work for me, but I had to find out. Check out my review to see how the latest adaptation lived up.

  • BOOK REVIEW The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Speaking of books I’ve never read… this week I decided it was finally time to start this trilogy. I was too old when this book came out. I saw the film a few years ago and it convinced me to buy the books. But I’ve always been too afraid to start them. It’s just not my thing. YA books in general and dystopian fiction just don’t do it for me. So, it didn’t seem like this would be my top reading experience. See my review to see if it surprised me.

Just Read

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Another Spotify find that I listened to at work this week. I absolutely loved the narration by Tatiana Maslany but she did almost get me to cry at work. On multiple occasions. It’s going to be hard for other narrators to live up to her performance now.

Currently Reading

  • Murder Before Evensong by The Reverend Richard Coles

Today. Today is the day that I’m really going to get to grips with this one. I promise.

  • The Crooked Little Pieces by Sophia Lambton

I keep agreeing to read books and then not reading them. I feel so guilty. I have so many to get through that I’m really excited about. I just need to get better at it.

Book Haul

Yeah, my book buying ban is unofficially over right now. I’ve bought a couple of new things this week.

  • I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki by Baek Se-hee
  • I’m a Fan by Sheena Patel
  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown (Bookclub pick)
  • Sudden Death by Rita Mae Brown

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Rick and Morty – I renewed my Netflix subscription yesterday so I can watch Stranger Things, Umbrella Academy and anything else I’ve missed. I started with this show because it seemed fitting. It’s one of my most-watched shows on Netflix.
    • How I Met Your Mother – I’m back to watching this. It’s pretty useful for the morning when I need background noise but nothing too engaging.

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