Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Happy Easter folks! I hope you’re all having a fabulous Easter weekend. As expected, I’ve spent barely any time this bank holiday reading. I’ve managed to have a good time though. I managed to see a friend that I’ve not seen properly for ages and then we’re having a small family get-together today. It’s nice that things are slowly getting better in the UK. Fingers crossed that we don’t end up in another lockdown in a few months. Although, maybe that would help my reading stay more consistent?

Bookish Post – Spell the Month in Book Titles: March

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I don’t understand how January and February could be so easy to complete yet March nearly ruined me. I don’t know if it’s because it’s my birthday month or because I’ve just found myself in a bit of a rut. Whatever it is, I was sure that I’d never be able to spell out this simple 5 letter month. It’s not as if the letters are that bad. I had plenty of options for each but that didn’t make it easier. Still, I finished it. Let’s take a look a how.

Bookish Post – March Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

I always knew that I could never maintain my pace of reading 10 books each month but I didn’t expect things to turn around so abruptly. It took me ages to get into the books I was reading this month. Even the ones I was most excited about. I was worried about finishing my monthly reading challenge but, thankfully, I got there. Hopefully, April will be a bit less of a struggle.

Number of books read: 7
Number of rereads
: 0
Number of physical books: 2
Number of ebooks: 1
Number of audiobooks: 4

Number of 5* reviews: 2
Number of 4.5* reviews: 1
Number of 4* reviews: 2

Tuesday Review – Yes Day (2021)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t put much effort into my film choice for this week but things haven’t gone as I expected this weekend. Being incredibly exhausted and pretty busy was a terrible combination. So, when it came time to watch something, I was mostly looking for something quick and tat didn’t require any real effort. At one point, I’d considered watching the Snyder cut of Justice League but I wasn’t capable of concentrating on something for over 4 hours. Especially something that I didn’t enjoy enough the first time to really want to watch again. Instead of Snyder, I turned to Netflix and found the least appealing film that I could find. The fact that it ran to just under 90 minutes was just a happy bonus.

Book Review – The Rose and the Yew Tree by Mary Westmacott

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I have been a lover of Agatha Christie for a long time but I’ve never read any of the novels that she published under her pseudonym, Mary Westmacott. Mostly because of the way they’ve been labelled. If there’s anything more likely to get me to avoid a book it’s referring to it as a romance novel. It’s not that I think romance novels are bad but it’s just not my thing. Love is a fact of life but that doesn’t mean I need to read about it for 200-300 pages. I will read the odd romance every now and them but I prefer something a bit darker. Give me a love story full of grisly murder and maybe we can talk. Otherwise, I’ll probably look elsewhere. Although, I decided that I couldn’t really call myself a true Christie fan if I didn’t at least try to read her other books. Why pick this one? It was the first one I saw and it crossed off a letter on my monthly reading challenge.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

So, that’s another weekend that’s just flown by. How is it possible for every weekend to pass by in a matter of minutes? I don’t feel rested or relaxed. If anything, I’m more tired now than I was. I need an extra two days to recover from my two days off. I also didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted but I only have one more letter to cross off. Hopefully, I can at least finish my monthly challenge for March. How the hell am I going to finish August, September and the other long ones?

TBT Review – The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I know we’re meant to be complaining about the fact that Hollywood is obsessed with remakes, reboots, and sequels these days. However, I can’t help but be a little bit excited about the new Mighty Ducks series that’s starting on Disney+ tomorrow. For one thing, I’ve always had a soft spot for Emilio Estevez. He’s one of my favourite members of the Brat Pack. I can’t help it; I love him. For another, I bloody love The Mighty Ducks franchise. Yes, the third one is awful in comparison to the rest but there’s still some fun to be had. As a trilogy, it’s brilliant viewing. To prepare myself for the new episodes, I decided that I had to go back to where it all started.

Bitesize Book Reviews

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March hasn’t been the month that I thought it would be. I expected to read way more than I have. The fact that I’m falling behind my target it starting to get me stressed, which is also making it harder to concentrate on reading. It’s a shame. I didn’t manage to finish any of the novels that I’m currently reading for today but, thankfully, I can post a couple of super quick reads. One of them was something I read at the start of the month haven’t been able to get out of my head. The other was one I read on a whim this evening. That’s just how it goes I guess.

Book Review – Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

There’s nothing like realising that one of your childhood favourites is celebrating its 20th birthday. Talk about being forced to come face-to-face with your rapid aging! I decided to make life even harder by actually rereading the book that I first read 2 decades ago. I’ve been meaning to pick it up for a while actually. I had plans to read it last year before the film adaptation came out. But I didn’t. Then I was going to read it after the film came out so I would be able to compare the two. That never happened either. I think it probably worked out for the best as it means that I can read the first book in Eoin Colfer’s series and watch the Disney+ adaptation during the anniversary year.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Work still feels stressful this week but things are finally starting to look up. I’m back to working 4/5 days a week which gives me more time to get things done. As much as I’ve enjoyed having my afternoons to sort out my life, it’s not been easy and I wouldn’t want to keep it up for long. With lockdown coming to an end, it’s weird to think that I could be back in the office soon. Back to a normal work schedule. Of course, it’s been such a long time since life was actually normal and it won’t really be normal yet. Who even knows if anything will be properly normal again anyway? But lets not get too deep this soon. On the plus side, the elevating of stress has given me more energy to read, which mean I’m in a better position than last week. Hopefully, I can bring March back from reading despair.