Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It feels like every single rundown starts with me bemoaning the fact that I haven’t been reading enough. I’d love to say that this week was different but it really isn’t. I was rushing to finish everything again because I just wasn’t concentrating on reading. I’m hoping to do better next week but that’s my plan every week at this point.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I hate to keep banging on about this but the year seems to be speeding up. Not only are we halfway through October already but my nephew just turned one. It doesn’t feel as though enough time has passed.

Film Review – Catherine Called Birdy (2022)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

According to certain people, there wasn’t a great deal to like about the final season of Game of Thrones but one of the standouts was Bella Ramsey getting more screen time as Lyanna Mormont. She was an amazing character and a fantastic performer. When this film came up on Prime recently, she was the main reason I was drawn to it. Then I saw the rest of the cast and I had to give it a chance. Andrew Scott, Lesley Sharp and Sophie Okonedo to name but a few. So many great British actors in one place. I had high hopes for this one.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

The first week in October has come and gone. I’ve finished 2 books and have started 2 more. If I can keep up this pace, I might be able to get back on track with my reading. I have so my ARCs that I haven’t ready yet. I think most of them have been released by now. I’m trying not to think about them. Otherwise I’d collapse under the stress.

Film Review – Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

As a millennial, I have very strong feelings about the film Hocus Pocus. Especially as I’m not a fan of horror movies. It’s my ultimate Halloween film and I could watch it over and over again. I absolutely love Bette Midler and her performance of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ is iconic. It might not be the best film ever but I think it’s perfect. So, I was in two minds when the sequel was announced. I wanted more from Winnie and her sisters but I didn’t trust Disney to do it well. I had to find out one way or another.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s October. I’m not sure how that happened but it did. It feels like it’s been quite a chaotic week but I don’t think an awful lot actually happened. I certainly didn’t do an awful lot of reading but I managed to get some done. I’ve got a few Halloween themed books I want to get through this month, so I’m hoping to get more inspired. At least with the weather getting worse there’s more excuses to just stay inside and read. This is why I love Autumn so much.

Film Review – Do Revenge (2022)

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I’ve never read Strangers on a Train but I’ve seen so many adaptations, references and parodies that it feels as though I have. One of the most memorable ones is in an episode of The Simpsons, which really only sticks in my mind because Barr keeps popping up saying “criss-cross”. The latest film to be inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s novel is Do Revenge. The Netflix original is what happens when you combine Alfred Hitchcock and Riverdale. I always suspected that I was beyond the intended age range but I figured it was worth a try. After all, I’m fairly obsessed with Maya Hawke at the moment. She’s by far the greatest thing about Stranger Things and was interested to see her do something a bit darker.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Personally, I guess that I’ve not had a bad week but I wasted yesterday doing absolutely nothing. Every time I look at the news it feels like everything is getting worse. From 2016 onwards, the UK has just become more of a shitshow and it’s exhausting. Normally I’d just escape into fictional worlds but it’s become more difficult to do that. I genuinely don’t know how we’re going to get out of this awful mess that we’re in. People will continue to vote for the Tories despite the fact that they’re doing everything they can to destroy ordinary (or non-rich) people. But let’s not pretend I’m some sort of political commentator. Back to the business at hand,

Film Review – The One And Only Ivan (2020)

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

When I read Katherine Applegate’s book The One and Only Ivan last week, I didn’t know it has been adapted into a film. So, it seemed like the perfect choice for my film review this week. It’s an annoyingly common theme within the bookish community that the book always has to be better. That no film adaptation can ever be as good as the written word. I’ve already written a post about how wrong this idea is, so I don’t judge a film until I’ve seen it. Meaning I had to see if this lived up to the book.

Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I’m hoping that I’ve turned a corner this week. I’ve finished a book that I’ve been trying to get through for ages and it feels like I’m back on top. I’m ready to get stuck into something new and can’t wait to tackle more of my TBR.