Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re a third of the way through the month and I’ve pretty much finished my third book. It’s not necessarily a great rate but, if I can keep it, I might just be able to get beyond 100 books this year. I’m currently on about 93 so it’s definitely possible. I just need to keep motivated for the rest of December. Something that could be tricky considering how much is going on.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I haven’t been in the right mood to read anything too taxing, which is why I decided it was time to read this one. I really enjoyed Julia and the Whale, so I was really looking forward to this one. It sounded amazing and looked beautiful. Would it be as good as the last book? Check out my review to find out.

  • FILM REVIEW – Falling for Christmas

It’s that time of the year when all of my film-watching gets a bit festive. It also usually gets worse in terms of quality. There’s a lot of awful stuff around during the festive season. Obviously, I had to start my viewing with this Lindsay Lohan rom-com. Would it remind me of all of the teen movies I used to watch ironically in my youth? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Since we got really busy at work, I’ve not been listening to as many books at work. I decided to start getting few a through as a final push before the end of the year. This book has been on my TBR for a while and it seemed like the right time of year to listen. There’s nothing like gothic literature when it’s cold out but would this be as good as it sounded? Check out my post to find out.

Just Read

  • Melmoth by Sarah Perry

I’m a big fan of classic gothic literature, so I was always interested in Sarah Perry’s take on Melmoth the Wanderer. It sounded like a really cool take on the original. In the end, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations but there was a lot to enjoy about it.

Currently Reading

  • Secret Rules to Being a Rockstar by Jessamyn Violet

I’m basically finished thanks to a train ride to Manchester yesterday. I should be able to finish it tomorrow in time to review it.

Book Haul

I don’t think I’ve bought anything this week but I’ve come close a few times.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • The Office -This is such an easy watch. I’ve definitely watched it too many times but I don’t care. It’s all I can face right now.

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

  1. Oh man, life is busy right now, isn’t it? Mrs B and I deliberately try to NOT be busy this time of year but unless we holed up and quit work for a month, it just isn’t possible. It feels like people are trying to do “more” and we get dragged along in their wake.

    Hope life settles down for you.

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    1. Yeah, I get that. There’s something about this time of year that makes everyone think they have to be doing something all the time. I’m happy to stay in and relax.

      I hope you manage to have some quiet time at some point this month.

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    1. 2 a month is a great achievement. A few years ago, I used to take months to read one book. It’s not about the quantity but the quality.

      I’ve read so many books that I wish I hadn’t this year. I’ve probably also forgotten a few that I did enjoy. Next year, I should probably slow down and be a bit more selective in my choices.


    1. I’m sorry that you’ve been having a tough year. It sounds like reading anything has been a massive achievement. I hope things get easier for you soon.

      I always regret setting a reading target because I end up putting too much focus on the numbers. It’s always good to remind myself that reading is about enjoyment and not competition.


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