Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown

Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re not even one month into the year and already I’m kind of over it. Okay, not the year as a whole but certainly work. It’s going to be another 12 months of the same old thing. Thankfully, everything else seems to be going okay and I’m mostly enjoying myself. My reading is getting better and I’ve been pretty happy with the books I’ve read. Maybe I’m still a bit slow and my monthly total won’t be great. I’m not worried. I’ll get better and this year isn’t meant to be about quantity but quality. I’ve managed to cross some books off my TBR and that feels good.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEWTroy by Stephen Fry

Following on from Heroes last week, I was reviewing the third book in Stephen Fry’s series on Greek myths. This time he was tackling the rise and fall of Troy. We’d finally get to see great fighters like Achilles and Hector facing off against each other. Would this book be able to keep the same appeal as the previous books? Find out by reading my review.

  • BOOKISH POSTBooks on my 2023 TBR

2023 is meant to be the year that I tackle my physical TBR. The year in which I finally read the books that have been sitting on my shelf for years. Does that mean I’m not also going to be buying books? I doubt that. Actually, I know it because I’ve already pre-ordered plenty of new releases and plan to do the same for more as the year goes on. Read my post to see what’s made the list.

  • FILM REVIEW – Pinocchio

Last week, I reviewed Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of Pinocchio. This week I watched the Disney live-action remake. I wasn’t looking forward to it but I felt like it was only right to compare them. And it might surprise me. It had a pretty good cast after all. Could it actually live up to del Toro’s stop-motion triumph? Find out by reading my review.

Just Read

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I borrowed this from the library because I’ve had a physical copy of this for a while. It was too big to consider reading, so I thought the audiobook was the best way. I’m still not entirely sure what I think about it, so my review is going to be interesting.

Currently Reading

  • Tyger by SF Said

I’m not as far ahead with this as I’d have liked. I’ve been so focused on getting The Starless Sea finished that I’ve neglected it somewhat.

Book Haul

A few of my pre-order books have turned up as well as a few more that I’ve just ordered. They were:

  • Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey – I couldn’t resist this one. Not only do I love Schitt’s Creek but it just sounded good. We’ll see how it goes.
  • Fireborn by Aisling Fowler – Mainly bought this because of the cover but it does sound good.
  • Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood – Next month is February and I’m planning on reading some romances. I still have The Love Hypothesis to read but this sounded more like my thing. I’m still not sure I’ll enjoy either of them but I’m hoping they’ll be easy.
  • Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson – This was in the same and I couldn’t resist. It sounds so interesting.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • House of the Dragon – I finished this series and I’m not sure how I felt. I remember that when this came out it was championed over Rings of Power. Honestly, I think this was quite a dull series as a whole. Yes, the dragons are better and Matt Smith is great. I just don’t think the story was that good and the time jumps made it difficult to engage with any character.

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