Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown

Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Work is getting super busy and it’s starting to get stressful. I’ve also randomly started receiving loads of invitations from agencies to apply for new jobs. The majority of them are nonsense based on flimsy links to my CV but it has got me thinking. The good thing about working in marketing is that people will always need to sell people stuff, so there’ll always be someone looking for a person with my background. Of course, job hunting is absolutely awful. I can’t even bring myself to do something like reading, which I love. How can I expect myself to spend any of my spare time putting in applications that probably won’t even be read? It’s an absolutely degrading experience. I feel like people who are hiring have forgotten what it’s like to job hunt. Otherwise, they’d be a little more sympathetic.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOKISH POSTDaisy Jones & the Six

I spent last weekend catching up on this adaptation on Prime. I absolutely loved reading this book. It was just so original and different. Even though it’s not my usual genre, I adored it. I knew that the series was being enjoyed by viewers but was it actually a good adaptation? I had to see for myself. Read my review to find out if the book was better.

  • BOOK REVIEW –A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

I bought this book without much knowledge of what it was about. I think Waterstones was pushing it and I’d probably seen it on Instagram as well. It did sound like something I’d enjoy but I didn’t pick it up for ages. It took buying an audiobook version to get me to do it. I knew that more books had been released since I bought it, so I was getting behind. Read my review to see if I’d found a new series to start making my way through.

  • BOOK REVIEW The Accident on the A335 by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Last year, I read Graeme Macrae Burnet’s The Disappearance of AdΓ¨le Bedeau and quite enjoyed it. Not as much as either His Bloody Project or Case Study but enough to want to read the second book in the trilogy. I had enjoyed the audiobook version of the previous entry, so decided to wait to see if I could find a copy of the second. It finally came up on my library app so I started it last week. Would it be another win? Find out by reading my review.

Just Read

  • The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

I finally finished listening to this audiobook on Monday. It wasn’t quite what I was hoping it would be, which is why it took me so long to get through. I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the series but I might pick up the second book at some point. Just to see if I’ll get more engaged with the story.

  • The Accident on the A335 by Graeme Macrae Burnet

I think it’s confirmed that Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of my favourite authors right. After reading the first book in his Gorski trilogy last year, I stumbled across the sequel on my library app. Of course, I had to read it. I was trying to focus on female authors this month because I’d coincidentally only been reading books written by women so far. However, I think this is an okay exception. Maybe April can be a women-only zone?

Currently Reading

  • Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins

I’m so bad at reading non-fiction these days. I’m getting through this but slowly. I’ve got a day off this week, so I might just settle in a get through it then.

  • The Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I picked this up from the library by accident. A few years ago I bought a book from a charity shop that I never got around to (not like me, is it?!). In my hazy memory, that book was The Rivers of London, so I decided borrowing the audiobook would finally get it off my TBR. Turns out, the book was actually The Ashes of London but I’d already borrowed it by that point.

Book Haul

Nothing. Although, I’m sure I’ve got quite a few pre-orders heading my way this month.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Wednesday – I bloody love the Addams Family and I love Tim Burton. So, when I first heard about the Netflix series, I was so excited. It sounded perfect for me and then it got loads of positive attention. This week I decided it was time to watch. I cat say that I was blown away. I don’t think it’s bad but it just wasn’t as good as I was expecting. It seemed very childish and obvious. Maybe I’m just too old for teen dramas now?

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

  1. At some point I’ll watch Wednesday. I liked the animated Addams Family movies, so I figure I should be ok in terms of childishness πŸ˜€

    Good luck job hunting. Are you looking to make a lateral move just to leave your current job or looking to get a raise and all that?

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    1. When I say childish, I guess I really mean YA-ish. There’s more romance and love triangles than I really cared for. Still, it was a fun enough watch.

      At the moment, it will probably just be lateral move but with a view to moving up soon. I think it will be a bit of a culture shock because my current company is quite old fashioned.

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