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Mid-Year Rundown

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It’s July. We’re officially halfway through 2019. Well, really we’re over halfway through the year. The exact halfway point was 3rd July but let’s not focus on that for now. Instead, let’s take a look at how the year has gone so far. Earlier this month I was informed that I had managed to pass my 2019 GoodReads‘ย reading goal. I’d set myself a fairly easy task of 30 books because last year I only just managed to get beyond that. 2018 was a dreadful year full of reading slumps and long books. So, I certainly never expected to reach my goal quite so quickly. I’ve decided to increase my target to 50 which, based on the rate I’m going, should be fine. But, who knows when the next slump will hit.

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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?

I started my holiday this weekend and I’ve already used my days wisely. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a friend. We ate donuts, watchedย Spider-Man: Far From Home, and then ate loads of food. It was bliss but I was stuffed by the end of the night. Today, I woke up, took some photos, read, and had a nap. It’s been all go. So, if the rest of the week goes like this I won’t do a great deal but I’ll be well-rested. And hopefully well-read.

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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?

I’ve got a holiday coming up in a week so, at the moment, all I can think about is getting through the next 5 days. The only problem is, I have to try and write a load of articles about football in those days. Something I know fuck all about. So, it takes a lot of research and writing obviously takes time. I don’t mind having to do it but my boss is really keen to get it done. I’m not sure he understands how long it will take to get it right. It’s a really good job that I’m so fast at typing. Touch typing is hardly an important skill these days but I guess it has done quite well for me. So well, that my boss even asked me if I’d ever thought about being a secretary because of it. Don’t worry. I bit my tongue and laughed it off. Even if the feminist inside me was screaming with a white-hot rage.

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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?

I’m probably not going to be doing a reading wrap-up post this month because I’ve been terrible at reading. I’ve only managed to finish one book and that was Detective Pikachu. I don’t know how it’s gone so badly for me but I’ve just not been motivated. And it’s not that I haven’t got enough good books to read. I’ve currently got about 4 on the go and I’m enjoying them all. It’s just I can’t seem to open the pages. I’ve been pretty lazy. I guess I’m just so tired at the moment. Thankfully, I just have to get through 2 more weeks of work and I’ve got a week off. It’ll be the last break I have before our busy Summer period. Maybe I’ll get some reading done then? Or maybe I’ll just waste my time doing nothing again.

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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?

So, you may have noticed that I took a brief leave of absence last week. It wasn’t something that I’d planned but it felt like I needed to. On Monday, 5 days before her due date, my sister gave birth to her first child. She went through a lot to get to this stage so it’s something she, her husband, and our whole family have been eagerly awaiting. I mean, I know pretty much everyone eagerly awaits a new baby but this was more than a typical amount. I think we’ve all been so anxious that the whole pregnancy has flown by without us really daring to get too excited. Which means, when the baby arrived early, we were all ready to let that excitement out. And, in doing that, I haven’t really stayed on top of reading, watching, or blogging. I hope to make up a few missed posts this week but I also have shit to do this week. We’ll see how it goes.

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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?

So, I’m writing this Sunday rundown on Thursday night before I head down to London. As I write this I haven’t seenย Hamilton but as you read this I will have done. As such, I’ll pretend it’s Sunday and give you my feedback. Oh my god! It was so amazing! I have no words to describe just how good it was! It’s an experience I’ll never forget! I mean, the chances of me not enjoying it are pretty slim. I know it’ll be weird without the voices I’m used to hearing on the soundtrack but seeing it all happen in front of my eyes will be amazing.

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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?

This time next week I’ll be in London having finally seenย Hamilton. I’m super excited but I’ve got a lot to do to get ahead. I hope to have everything ready so I don’t need to worry about posts next week but, knowing me, it probably won’t happen. At least I should get a bit of reading done on the way down and the way back. A two-hour train journey is always good for getting ahead on the old reading challenge. Truth be told, I’ve been very bad this week. I’m not even halfway through my current read so, from the look of it, I won’t be ready for a review this week either. June clearly isn’t my reading month. But nevermind.

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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?

Boy, the weekend has just flown by, hasn’t it? But we’re in June. June is a pretty big month. For one thing, my older sister’s baby is due on the 21st. So, obviously, we’re all getting a bit excited and anxious about it. I’m mainly anxious because I’m absolutely dreadful around babies. Kind of terrified of them. They’re so tiny and delicate and I am neither of those things. I’ll just be one of those aunts who never actually goes near their niece/nephew. It’ll be fine. After that, the biggest thing happening this month is finally getting to seeย Hamilton. I am so excited. The first time I heard the soundtrack I was obsessed. It’s such a perfectly written musical. Lin Manuel Miranda is an absolute genius. I never thought I’d the chance to see it but I managed to get some tickets with some friends. It’s going to be amazing.

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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?

We’re in the middle of a bank holiday weekend and it’s going great so far. I’ve had a great time but this is my last bank holiday this year. As my job gets super busy in August, we don’t get the August bank holiday off. I’ve already got so used to 4 day weeks that I’m not sure how I’m going to cope. You wouldn’t have thought I’d just left a job where I worked nearly every bank holiday.

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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?

Today has been a weird day. For almost a year I’ve been suffering from alopecia and it’s slowly been getting worse over the past few months. So, today I finally bit the bullet and bought a wig. I was annoyingly terrified before I went. I had no idea what to expect andย  I was worried about it being too obviously fake. But I have a wedding coming up later this year and I was determined to get something to wear. My two sisters came with me for moral support and were absolutely fabulous. And I managed to find something that I really like. It’ll take time to get used to it but it feels good that I’ve made that step. It also makes me feel stupid for being so worried about it. But that’s me all over.

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