Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Personally, I guess that I’ve not had a bad week but I wasted yesterday doing absolutely nothing. Every time I look at the news it feels like everything is getting worse. From 2016 onwards, the UK has just become more of a shitshow and it’s exhausting. Normally I’d just escape into fictional worlds but it’s become more difficult to do that. I genuinely don’t know how we’re going to get out of this awful mess that we’re in. People will continue to vote for the Tories despite the fact that they’re doing everything they can to destroy ordinary (or non-rich) people. But let’s not pretend I’m some sort of political commentator. Back to the business at hand,

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

This was another book that I stumbled across in the library catalogue and it sounded sweet. Based on the real life story of a gorilla called Ivan, the book introduces us to life in captivity. It was a short book but it had an important message. Would it manage to get that across? Check out my review to see how successful it was.

  • FILM REVIEW The One and Only Ivan

I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tie my Monday book review with my film review this week. A lot of bookish people like to claim that the book is always better but that’s simply not true. When I’ve read a book that has been adapted, I always like to check out the film after I’ve read it to find out. Check out my review to see if the film was as better or worse than the book.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

I’ve had this book on my shelf since it was released in 2016 and have never even attempted to read it. I think it’s because The Taming of the Shrew is definitely not my favourite Shakespeare play. I decided it was time to do it. Especially after reading French Braid earlier this year. To see if this made me appreciate the play a bit more, check out my review.

Just Read

  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

I fit in a quick audiobook so I would have something to review on Friday. I had been meaning to read this for a while and it was available from the library. Why not give it a go? I had my doubts that it would work considering the original play. Still, I trust Anne Tyler to always offer beautiful writing and readable books.

Currently Reading

  • The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

I’m making progress although I haven’t been making as much progress as I’d have liked. I’ll get there. Richard Osman’s books are so readable that I just need to set aside some time to get through it.

Book Haul

I think I’ve managed to avoid buying anything this week. I’m very tempted by a few things though. It’s only a matter of time.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Taskmaster – This is another one of my comfort shows that I can watch multiple times and never really get bored of. I’ve also just started listening to the podcast, which has made me want to go back to it. This is such a fun show.

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