Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I don’t really know what’s going on this year. January normally drags on and on and on. This year, it’s passing in the blink of an eye. I know that work isn’t as dull as normal but it’s still pretty boring. Still, I have got a full library of audiobooks to keep me going. Sometimes obsessively buying books is a good thing I guess.

Tuesday Review – Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spoilers man. You can’t get away from them these days. I’m not just talking about idiots on social media either. I’m talking news outlets. Or at least websites that like to think they’re news outlets. The new Spider-Man film has been out less than a month and one of the biggest plot points has become common knowledge thanks to countless articles. I know it’s not as if we hadn’t already figured it out but it still seems unsportsmanly for there to be quite so many articles about it. Not everyone can get to the cinema within the first few weeks of a film and they should get to experience the joy firsthand.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

So, my first week back at work was a pain. How can a 4 day week seem so long? God knows how this week is going to go. I’ve been exhausted all week and have felt super ill. Facts that meant I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d have liked to. It’s been a bit of a disastrous start to the year but that’s okay. I have plenty of time to get back on track. This is the year of less stress and less pressure after all.

Tuesday Review – Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

After watching the first Venom film in 2018, I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the idea of a sequel. It wasn’t something that I was rushing out to see. However, I had did have enough faith in Andy Serkis to be interested. It’s taken a bit of time but this week I finally got around to seeing it. My friend had already seen it and I’d got them to tell me about the post-credit scene but that’s not a big problem. Although, a lot of the feedback that I’ve seen have said that the post-credit sequence is the best thing about it. Could the second film possibly be as bad or worse than the first one?

2021 Year Review: the motherbooking stats

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So, 2021 didn’t exactly see life go back to normal but I am, at least, out of the house again. It feels good to not be shielding as much but, with cases rising, I suspect I’m going to have to start being careful again. Ah well, it just gives me more time to read. Last year I was so close to reading 100 books that I was secretly hoping to pass that this year. However, I didn’t want to put the pressure on and only set a target of 60. I knew that would be possible but would motivate me to keep reading. Did I manage to smash my target or did everything fall apart?

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re at the start of a new year, which means a clean slate of books. This year isn’t about reading challenges but about reading whatever I want whenever I want. It’s going to be great not having to worry about finding titles with the right letters. It also means that I can read all of the books that I didn’t get to last year. Of course, I’ll also buy plenty more that I’ll ignore for the rest of the year because that’s just how I work.

TBT Review – Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)

films, reviews, TBT

Rating: 1 out of 5.

I know that there is a lot of debate at this time of year about what the best Christmas film is. Something that will keep happening until everyone just accepts that it’s The Muppet Christmas Carol. Many people may mistakenly believe that Home Alone is superior. Some may even believe that its sequel is the best. While both films are great in their own right, they’re just not the greatest. A lot of what makes the films good is down to Macaulay Culkin. So, it was very upsetting for me to learn that there is a fourth film in the franchise that sees Kevin McCallister played by some other kid. Yes, I knew about the disappointing 3rd film but another sequel that tried to recapture the magic of the first two? I had to see what this was about.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Less than a week to go until the big day and only 4 days of work left before my Christmas break. It’s all very exciting but I have neglected my reading this week. Well, not really neglected it but I haven’t been reading the books that I should have done. Thankfully, I should have some time today, tomorrow and then during my time off over Christmas. Meaning I should get my final reading challenge finished in time.

Tuesday Review – The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (2021)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

This weekend I realised that I’d still not watched a Christmas movie in 2021. I just haven’t felt in the festive mood recently. Thankfully, Netflix were on hand with their traditional outpouring of festive crap. Including the third film to see Vanessa Hudgens pretend to be Vanessa Hudgens. Did I really think that the first Christmas film that I watched this year was going to the third film in The Princess Switch trilogy? No. Am I happy about it? No. Is there anything that I can do about it? No. It’s done. If your first festive film of advent is any indication of how the next year is going to go, then I’m not looking forward to 2022.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

After a week of feeling absolutely rotten, I’m finally starting to get back to normal. It’s been a week of coughing and sore throats. Meaning that I’ve not really been in the mood for anything. Although, I have actually managed to finish a couple of books. Of course, I did miss a blog post on Friday but it was probably for the best. God knows what I’d have written considering the state I was in on Thursday night/Friday morning.