Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I go away on holiday today, so this will be my last post for a while. Well, unless the weather is absolutely dreadful and I’m stuck inside all week. Then I’ll probably just write something to keep busy. Of course, I should use the time to get ahead with my reading. I had 10 books to read this month and I only finished the 5th one yesterday. If I don’t come home having read at least 3 then I don’t think there’s anyway that I’ll finish my Spell the Month reading challenge this month. I can’t get so far through the year and not manage every month.

Book Review – The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

I’m on holiday next week, so I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a bit. Meaning, this will be my last book review for a while. It better be a good one I guess. I’d never heard of this book until Amazon suggested it to me. I know that I should use Amazon as little as possible but I’ve discovered so many novels thanks to its algorithm. This one was perfect for so many reasons but mostly because I was struggling to find shorter reads for my September reading challenge. I’ve got so many letters to cross off but the majority of the books I’d lined up were all over 300. That wouldn’t do. The Reader comes in at under 200, which means I already loved it before I’d even opened it.

Tuesday Review – The Green Knight (2021)

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I can’t remember if I’ve ever read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I never spent much of my time reading Middle English poetry. Although, I had an awareness of the story, so I might have briefly touched upon the subject. Now, normally, I don’t think it’s important to know the original text before you see an adaptation but I think this might be a bit different. After all, Middle English poetry isn’t something that many modern cinema audiences are necessarily ready for. Especially when the adaptation is potentially going to be mistaken for an epic fantasy action film. In the age of Game of Thrones, the idea of what fantasy is has become pretty specific and The Green Knight was sure to be that straightforward.

Book Review – Endless Night by Agatha Christie

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

My second Agatha Christie novel of the month and one that I was excited to read again. I don’t think her standalone novels really get enough love these days. I guess most modern readers are automatically going to pick up books starring Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. They’re her most famous literary creations, so why wouldn’t they go for them first? The problem is, some of her greatest novels are actually the standalones. Yes, her most famous ones tend to star the great Belgian but some of them are a little overrated. Not bad but definitely way too hyped.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I thought I was doing okay this week but I definitely tapered off towards the end. I’ve been feeling rotten all week and I reckon I’m just tired. Whatever it is, I reached a bit of a low yesterday and all I want to do today is relax. That won’t happen as I’ve got a lot to do. I just need to keep remembering that I’ve got one more week of work before I’m on holiday for a week. I cannot wait to get away and have a proper break from everything. Will I be taking plenty of books? You betcha. I’ve still got a lot to get through.

Book Review – Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

I’ve been feeling dreadful all week, so I haven’t been reading much at night. In order to keep on top of my reading, I managed to sneak in an audiobook at work. As I’ve been feeling rotten, I decided it was only right that I treat myself to an Agatha Christie. I’ve not been reading her as regularly lately, so I’m diving back in with 2 Agatha books this month. Starting with this one. It’s one of the ones that I always tend to forget about but not because I dislike it. It’s just not one of those books that I automatically think of when I have an urge to read some Agatha.

TBT Review – Superbob (2015)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Have you heard the news? Brett Goldstein isn’t CGI. Is it weird that this had to be confirmed? Yes but that’s the world we live in. And I can kind of see it. I mean, I’ve not seen an episode of Ted Lasso but the pictures do look suspicious. I guess he just has one of those slightly uncanny faces. It’s such a ridiculous story but is one of my favourite conspiracy theories in recent years. I love the internet. With the focus on Goldstein, I decided it was time to finally watch his 2015 British superhero movie. I used to listen to his podcast every week and always meant to watch it. Why not now?

Book Review – Poison For Breakfast by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was the first of my September pre-orders to turn up and I started it as soon as possible. I’ve only read a few of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books but I really wanted to read this one. It just sounded like a lot of fun, which I guess is weird to say about a book about a murder. That murder being Lemony Snicket who has been sold as real person for years. However, I was sure that it would be quite a ride and an easy way to start me off in my mega September read.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I’ve suddenly become very disorganised this week and haven’t been getting my posts ready in advance. It’s all just because I’ve been so busy, so I’m not that bothered. It just means that I’m behind where I should be at this point. Thankfully, I’m off tomorrow for a hospital appointment. This gives me a bit of extra time to get sorted. Although, I’ve said that so often that I’m never going to have time to get everything done. It’s all okay. I’ve only got a couple of weeks until I go away for the week. It’ll be nice to have a break from work and I’ll probably take a break from blogging too. I doubt I’ll get ahead in time, so I might not have a choice.

Book Review – The Laird of Drumlychtoun by Hilary Pugh

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I started August by reviewing an ARC, so it only seemed right to finish it with one. This was another book that I got access to thanks to The Book Network. It sounded like fun and I love a story set in Scotland. I also thought it would be the perfect size to finish before the end of August. I find it really annoying to get most of the way through a book but not finish it in time. It starts the month off badly if you ask me and I need September to go perfectly. I’ve got a lot of letters to cross off and a book club pick that isn’t one of them. Meaning I’m looking at 10 books at least in the next 27 days. It would be easy for a different reader but my focus has been so up and down lately. Who knows how I’ll do.