Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s been a bit of a weird week all in all. I’ve barely read a thing and I haven’t really felt like doing much. I need to get my act together before the end of the month. I’m still on book 2 of May and we’re half way through. I think I’ll dig out some audiobooks to get me back on track.

Bookish Post – My Problem With Contemporary Crime Novels

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I’m currently reading one of the shortest books that I’ve read in a while and, considering how short my usual books tend to be, that’s saying something. Can You Ever Forgive Me? runs at under 200 pages yet I still couldn’t finish reading in time to review it. I’ll be honest, it’s been an odd week and I’ve been pretty up and down. Which has all meant that I haven’t made as much time for reading. It also didn’t help that my book club has been postponed until later this month. Now that I have no deadline I’ve lost all energy to finish it. All of which means I needed something else to write about. Thankfully, I’ve been thinking of this for a while.

Book Review – French Braid by Anne Tyler

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

When I was younger, I didn’t read much American literature. It’s not something we did at school and I guess I just stuck to what I knew. Whatever the reason, I don’t think I’ve read anything by Anne Tyler before. I know that she is one of those writers that everyone recommends but I just haven’t picked anything up. I’ve got plenty of books on my Kindle and bookshelves. I just need to get around to them. Now I’ve read this one, it might actually inspire me to do it.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I hope you’ve all had a good week. It’s not been too bad for me. Of course, reading has been fairly slow again but I’m not concerned at the moment. I’ve still got a whole month ahead of me. I have, at least, finished something and my current read is fairly short. It also helps that I have to finish it in time for book club. There’s nothing like a deadline to get you really motivated. Still not sure what I’ll read afterwards but I’ve got plenty on my TBR.

Bookish Post – April 2022 Reading Wrap-Up

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Teacup on top of vintage books.

Number of books read: 9
Number of rereads: 0
Number of physical books: 2
Number of ebooks: 3
Number of audiobooks: 4
Number of ARCS: 4

5* reviews: 3
4.5* reviews: 0
4* reviews: 2

March started out pretty slowly because of my birthday. It’s always the way. Suddenly I have loads of social events to fit in and I end up not reading as much. But, thanks to a few quick audiobooks, I managed to get my number up. I also didn’t have a bad month in terms of ratings. Mostly pretty good and nothing as bad as February.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s the start of a new month which means I’ll be posting my reading wrap-up tomorrow. It was a bit manic the last few because I was madly trying to get books finished before May officially started. I know it’s stupid but I don’t like starting a new month halfway through a book. I know it will happen every now and then but I just prefer a clean slate. Thankfully I managed it and can start fresh today.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I went back to work for one whole day last week and it was too much. So, I’m not looking forward to going back on Monday. I’m madly trying to find a way that will allow me to keep up my book-buying habit without having to work. At the moment, the only things I’ve got are either winning the lottery or bank robbery. I’ll keep thinking I guess. Until then, I’ll just keep going on as best I can. Reading as much as possible and getting this blog written on time.

Book Review – Idol by Louise O’Neill

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

I finally feel as though I’m making my way through my ARC backlog. To the extent that I almost requested some more today. I haven’t yet but I’m sure it won’t be long. The latest one that I’ve finished is a book that I wasn’t sure about. It was one of those that I requested on NetGalley but didn’t expect to get. If I’m honest, I don’t expect to get any of the books that I request. I also always feel really cheeky asking, which is ridiculous. After all, it’s standard practice for publishers to give out free copies and digital copies aren’t exactly going to cost anyone anything. It just goes to show that there isn’t anything that I won’t feel awkward about.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Happy Easter! I hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend however you’re celebrating. After a couple of years of lockdown Easters, it’s nice to be able to have a proper Easter celebration. I’m expecting to spend today eating and just having lots of fun with the family. Probably not much reading but, as I’m off work until Thursday, I’m not too concerned about that. I’ll have plenty of time.

Book Review – The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Earlier this year, I went a bit mad on NetGalley and requested a lot of ARCs. It didn’t occur to me that I’d get approved for all of them but that’s what happened. So, this month I’m madly trying to get through them all. Most of them are already out but a few are set to be published next month. This one was published this week. It was a great premise but I’ve been burnt by books like this before. Would it live up to its potential?