Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown

Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Things are still pretty stressful at the moment but I do think January is finally starting to improve. The last 7 days have been pretty full on but it looks as though we’re finally going to catch a break. Meaning I can get on with some serious reading again. Something I’m looking forward to. Although, I’ve not been doing too badly so far this year. Not only am I on a good streak in terms of quality reads but I’m actually reading two books at a time. Slower than I’d like but I am reading something every day.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • FILM REVIEW The Banshees of Inisherin

Have you seen Colin Farrel’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes? I already thought I was obsessed with him but that just cemented it. Years ago, I brushed him off as another fuckboi actor who wasn’t worth my attention. Over the years, it’s clear that that narrative was false and he’s a talented performer. I was desperate to watch his latest film but would it be as good as everyone says? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOK REVIEWDiary of a Void by Emi Yagi

It’s been a while since I read this but I finally got around to reviewing my final book of 2022. I’d been looking forward to this one for a while and it felt like the perfect choice to end my year. Based on the premise, it sounded like the perfect book for me. A bit weird, funny, and full of interesting character development. But would it be too weird for me? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOK REVIEWLess is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer

Less by Andrew Sean Green quickly became one of my favourite ever reads. It was such an enjoyable read that it didn’t feel fair. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since then, so I was very excited to hear that Arthur Less would be returning last year. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Why not start 2023 with one of my most anticipated books? Read my review to see if the sequel was as good as the first one.

Just Read

  • Nothing (yet)

As I said, it’s been a bit of a hectic week and, though I’ve been reading a lot, I haven’t been able to finish anything yet. I’m very close on my two current reads though.

Currently Reading

  • The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

I picked this beauty up in the January sales because I love the cover. I’m so glad that I did because I’m obsessed with it. It’s a selection of short stories and I don’t think I’ve come across a dud yet.

  • Heroes by Stephen Fry

I picked started listening to this book at work on Monday after having it in my library for ages. If I hadn’t had leave at the end of the week, I’d have finished it by now. Instead, I’ve still got a little way to go but I’ll get it done before the weekend is over.

Book Haul

It’s not exactly a haul but one of my pre-orders turned up this week. It’s The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett. I wasn’t sure about her previous book The Twyford Code but I figured I could still give this a chance. It sounded interesting and hopefully a return to form after her debut novel.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • The Devil’s Hour – Another Prime watch that we’ve been making our way through this week. It’s a bit of a creepy but addictive show about a woman who has memories of future events. It’s told in a non-linear narrative, which I’m normally not a fan of. I think it works here. It’s not going to become a favourite I rewatch over and over but I’m looking forward to a second series.

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