Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

The last week of July was a bit of a blur. A miserable and rainy blur but a blur nonetheless. August is going to be a pretty busy month, so hopefully I’ll get through all of the books I wanted to read. But I can worry about that later. For now, I’m finishing the month having finished more books than I expected. It’s been a difficult month and I haven’t felt up to reading much. This week was especially tricky and I was convinced that I’d fail to finish the books I needed to. So, how did I do?

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

I’m not a big fan of YA fiction. I’m also not a big fan of romance novels either. I just find them to be quite obvious and simplistic. There’s not the kind of character development that I crave and everything is conveniently wrapped up by the end. I’m just not into that. So, why did I decide to read a YA romance this month? Cause I needed a novel starting with Y obviously. Would it be as bad I expected it to be or would it convince me to give more a chance? Find out why by giving my review a quick read.

  • TBT REVIEW – Iron Man (2010)

Ah 2010. When the MCU was much less complicated. When each film was only leading to The Avengers instead of the insane plan that Kevin Feige and co. have cooked up. As Black Widow has been in the spotlight (sort of) thanks to her first solo(ish) outing, I decided to revisit her first time in the MCU. It’s my most hated Marvel movie and one I haven’t watched more than once. Would it be as bad as I remember? If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a look at my review.

  • BOOKISH POST – July Reading Wrap-Up

Another end of the month and another post looking back on what I’ve read. I didn’t think I’d do too well this month because I’ve just not been bothered about reading anything. I must have managed to bring things together in the end though. I did much better than I expected. To see what I’ve read in the last 31 days, check out my wrap-up.

  • BOOKISH POST – Spell the Month in Book Titles: July

I’ve made it over halfway through the year and have successfully managed to each month so far. Of course, February aside, the first part of the year is relatively easy. Yes, there are a few odd letters but, lengthwise, there are no real worries. Now July is over, I really have to start getting a handle on my reading. There are some long months coming up. See how I did with July in my post.

Just Read

  • You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Leviathan

I didn’t enjoy this one so it probably took a bit longer than it should have. Still, it wasn’t exactly taxing. A pretty mindless and obvious story to get me through.

  • Jazz by Toni Morrison

There was a point when I didn’t think that I’d finish this in time but I needed it for my Reading Challenge. Somehow, I managed to fit it in. It’s not my top pick for Toni Morrison but it’s well worth a read.

  • Thor Vol. 1 by Walter Simonson

I even managed to fit in a couple of extra graphic novels before the month ended. I like Thor as a character, so I thought this was quite fun. Who doesn’t love Beta Ray Bill?

  • Journey Into Mystery Vol.1 Fear Itself by Kieron Gillen

My final read of the month was a Loki filled one. He’s very much in the picture again and I can’t say that I approve of how Marvel handle the character. So, why not go back to the comics and see him in all his glory?

Currently Reading

  • The Tenets in the Tattoos by Becky James

I won an ARC copy of this recently and I’m hoping to get it read before it comes out in early August. It’s not necessarily my usual read but it sounded really interesting. I’m hoping it’ll go well.

Book Haul

I have bought a book this week but it was only because I was also buying something else. I decided to pick up Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder. I’ll get round to it at some point.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • ER– I’ve just reached the final season and I’m starting to care less. Pratt’s dead and Abby’s gone. Neela is the only person I really care about and she is making terrible choices. I might not bother with the rest.
  • Movies:



Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

Is it just me or did last week go pretty quickly? Work seemed pretty manageable. Maybe it was down to the football? People are happier and generally easier to deal with? If that’s the cast then England better bloody win tomorrow. Otherwise Monday could be a bloody nightmare. Will I be watching the game? No. I’m sure I’ll keep up with the action though as my neighbours tend to react pretty loudly whenever anything happens. Leaving me free to read.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re already a few days into July and I can’t tell how my reading is going to go this month. I already have most of my Spell the Month challenge ready to go and there are a few extras that I want to get through. However, it all depends on what mood I’m in. Working is getting busier and more frustrating. This will either inspire me to read more or just leave me too exhausted to do anything. Still, I feel like I’ve spent the first half of the weekend getting stuff done, which means I can actually enjoy today.

Tuesday Review – Trouble (2019)

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

It takes quite a special film to do something exciting in a runtime of less than 90 minutes. Most likely. any film that doesn’t have enough story to pass the 1 hour 30 mark just won’t have a lot to offer. But, as I’m still off with my schedule when it comes to watching films, any film that doesn’t break 90 is always going to appeal. On Sunday, I once again found myself needing to watch something quickly to review today. Since the pandemic hit, I really have lost my desire to watch films. I need to try and get back into it soon. I’m missing out on so much. Until I do, I guess I’ll just be stuck watching short animated films on Netflix. At least I’m watching things that I wouldn’t have normally seen.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I booked an extra days holiday on Tuesday, so I’ve only worked a 3 day week this week. It’s been such a nice change of pace. It also helps that I’ve got a week off from the 14th June. That means I have 5 working days to get through before I’m ready to relax. It’s been ages since I had a proper holiday, so I need this. I’ll finally get some proper reading done. Of course, I won’t actually do that but it’s a nice idea.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I went to take some photos yesterday and couldn’t find one of my latest reads. It’s not the first time that it’s happened but I’m normally able to find it after a bit of rearranging. I could not find this book anywhere. So, I decided to start organising my books. Starting with collecting ones that I could get rid of. I admit that I’m a bit of hoarder when it comes to books. Even if I don’t like a book or am unlikely to reread it, I’ll hang onto it for all my life. I have books from university that I still own for no reason. I’ve always lived in a house full of books and it just feel natural to keep them. But I was ruthless and managed to get the first box full of stuff I didn’t need. Here’s hoping I can keep this momentum going and get my madness down to a less chaotic level. Oh, and I did find the book eventually. It was inside a little pouch that I’d recently bought along with my Kindle. Past Laura really isn’t really my favourite person right now.

Tuesday Review – The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I have to be honest, I wouldn’t have watched this film if it wasn’t for its link with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. From the Netflix trailer, it just seemed like any other family animation mixed with every repetitive homicidal AI sci-fi film. Yes, it looked good and there were elements that really interested me. Mostly Olivia Colman. I didn’t think it was gong to be bad but I just wasn’t the market for something so seemingly unoriginal. Then this weekend happened and I hadn’t watched a new film for today’s post. There was only one thing to do. Find the quickest and easiest thing to watch on Netflix.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s been a busy week at work so I haven’t been reading as much as last week but I’ve been doing okay. I have managed to finish another book and I should be able to get another one done before Wednesday. Well, that’s the plan anyway. As I know all too well, things never quite go according to plan. Of course, it hasn’t helped that it’s been raining on my breaks all week, which meant no chance to read outside. Instead, I’ve been wandering around the local shops. I even managed to pop into the independent book shop. Of course I bought a book but it could have been a lot more. I think I got a bit carried away with being surrounded by so many options again.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

What is it about the week following a bank holiday that makes it so much harder? I guess its partly trying to fit 5 days of work into 4 days. However, this has been a super weird week. Some moron decided it would be funny to smash a load of windows at 1am on Thursday morning and 3 of ours got broken. It was an early hours wake up call that resulted in very little sleep. Meaning I’ve been spending the rest of the week trying to catch up on sleep. Meaning I’ve not done as much reading as I normally would have. It’s very disappointing but I can’t do anything about it now. Thankfully, May is a pretty easy one for my reading challenge.