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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

It’s been a weird week this week and a long and tiring weekend. I should really be in bed but I got distracted again. Are these rundowns even worth it? I honestly don’t know if anyone enjoys them and they cause me so much sadness on a Sunday night. Maybe there’s a better use of my blogging time? I’ll have a think but, if there’s anyone actually reading this, let me know what you think? It’s always nice to have some actual conversations with people on here. And if it means I’m writing content people want to read then all the better.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

It feels like ages since I last wrote a rundown… almost like it was last year. Badum tish! Be aware that I do hate myself for that. But it does feel like a really long time since my last rundown. Last week was just a nightmare and then I ended up planning so many posts for New Year’s Eve that it seemed stupid writing a rundown anyway. I don’t think you missed out on much. I was still reading Normal People at the time and probably hadn’t watched anything fun on Netflix. So it would have been a waste of time anyway… just like this week’s.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

I’ve just got back from seeing my friend where we went to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I’ll definitely reviewing it after Christmas but, it’s safe to say, it’s my new favourite Spider-Man film ever. Not that it was exactly a difficult choice considering the third Toby Maguire film and the slightly dodgy Andrew Garfield ones. It’s set me off in a really good mood, which is useful because I’m working tomorrow and I imagine it’s going to be a shit day. Part of me loves working Christmas Eve because you can’t help but feel festive. Everyone who is working is in a pretty good mood and I get to sing Christmas songs without pissing them off… too much anyway. But, on the other hand, it’s always super busy and disorganised. I’ve already planned my evening to involve bed, Elf, and loads of chocolate. So, that’ll get me through.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

You know that feeling when you’re pretty sure that you’ve bought all of your Christmas presents and then you remember you still have a lot to buy? That happened to me the other day. I was so smug but I’ve still got a few biggies to sort out. I’ll get it done but it’s a kick in the teeth considering how great I felt. I got my work secret Santa present sorted the day I picked the name out and I’m so happy with it. So happy, in fact, that I’ve been finding presents for other people to give to their picks too. I’m a bloody present buying machine! And, considering how many presents I’ve bought for myself this year, I should know how good I am at picking gifts out.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

How have we only got 15 sleeps until Christmas? Where has all the time gone? I’ve got my work Christmas party tomorrow, which means I’ll get nothing done on Tuesday. I imagine there’ll be a lot of lying in bed and feeling old. So, my life normally but with added nausea and a headache. I do tend to get a bit over excited at these kind of things and am guilty of the dodgiest dancing ever. Something that I had to avoid on Friday when I went out with the guys I’m doing work experience with, so I went home early. I had a really great time but I definitely don’t think they’re ready to see Christmas party Laura. A girl who leaves a line of empty shot glasses in her wake and has the dad-est dance moves imaginable. I don’t know what it is about Christmas (apart from the wine, gin, tequila etc) that makes me think I have rhythm but, inevitably, I’m willing to try to prove that it’s there somewhere. How do people know how to dance? Is there a tutorial I can watch? A WikiHow? I just need help guys!

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week’s kind of passed me by in a bit of a blur. I genuinely don’t know where the time has gone. Although, I guess this week I’ve sort of been distracted by my anger about The Crimes of Grindelwald. Sometimes, after I post things here, I suddenly remember that I’m 30 and should probably not give as much of a shit. I have moments of intense self-awareness that I’m getting super angry about a kid’s film all about magical creatures and stuff. There’s definitely better things I can spend my time worrying about. That, maybe, if I spent the time I’d wasted on that doing something with purpose I wouldn’t now be in a job I hate, single, and living with my parents. But, on the other hand, it was a really annoying film.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

Tonight I watched my first Netflix original Christmas film of 2018 so I guess that means it’s officially Christmas now, right? It was no A Christmas Prince but it was still everything I’ve come to expect from the streaming service’s own brand movies. I want to try to write a review at some point but I’m a week ahead of myself. So it might take a while but we’ll get there. This week is all about Fantastic Beasts 2. A film that I have a lot of thoughts about so I’m wondering how it’s best to put them out into the world. I feel like a normal review could go on and on and on and on and on. So, we’ll see what happens there.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

I thought I’d had a pretty good week until Saturday. Then work was dreadful and I’ve got the worst case of Sunday night blues. I’m genuinely anxious about going in tomorrow because it’s such a horrible place right now. And it sucks cause my work experience arrangement has made everything so much better. But this is just what happens when you have a group of managers who don’t actually give a shit about how the people in their team feel. I made a comment to one of them that I was feeling stressed about work at the moment and his response was “an absolute lie”. Which is lovely and supportive. But I don’t want to get into this here. It’s already upset me enough. Let’s see what positive things have come out of the last 7 days.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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Today is marks the 100th anniversary since the end of World War One. I’ve literally just finished watching Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old. All day I’ve been dismayed by the seeming lack of awareness about this momentous occassion on my social media. So, quite frankly, I’m a little dismayed by humanity right now. So, instead of the usual spiel I’m just going to leave Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen here instead.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts going right that another will immediately fall to pieces. As I mentioned, I’ve been doing work experience with the marketing department at work one a week since September. It’s been fantastic and I love going in to help out. I was actually feeling quite positive about work in general for the first time… I wanna say ever. Then, of course, everything goes to shit. I won’t go into details, as it’s both boring and unnecessary, but suffice it to say that I’m locked in a battle against super petty and unhelpful people. It’s wonderful. Still, it’s not all bad I guess. Once I’m out that building at the end of the day I don’t have to think about it. The great thing about working in a kitchen is that it’s impossible to bring your work home with you I guess! It means I can relax and put off reading without any guilt… well apart from the reading guilt obviously.

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