Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I’m not sure how I feel about January 2021 to be honest. Normally, January feels like the longest month ever but. thanks to the Pandemic, the majority of 2020 seemed about 3 times as long as usual. So, for me, January actually felt quicker than usual but it still feels like Christmas was a really long time ago. Time really has no meaning right now. At least I managed to read a fair bit in the last 31 days. 10 books and 1 on the go has got to be up there with my best. I’d love to be the kind of person who regularly gets through 10+ each month but I just don’t have that kind of attention span. And, honestly, that’s okay. Let’s make 2021 the year we stop comparing ourselves to other people.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re just over 2 weeks into the UK’s third lockdown and it’s been an interesting time. I’m starting to have weird lockdown dreams again. Don’t worry, I won’t tell you about them. Just trust me when I say they’re getting weirder. I’m still working which at least gives me something to do. Part of me thinks that if I was furloughed that I’d love having the time to read. However, I’m sure I’d spend most of my time in bed or watching Netflix. Sticking to my routine is definitely for the best. Even if it does mean my reading count isn’t likely to dramatically improve. At least I’m sticking to my schedule. According to Goodreads, I’m 6 books ahead of schedule but that’s for 60 books this year. My secret plan is to get to 100, which means two books a week. I need to keep up the pace.

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 quiet week on the blog. I don’t know what happened but I just couldn’t find the energy to watch a film and then review it. So, I decided to give myself some time off. I’ve already mentioned that my heart isn’t really in the film side of this blog at the moment. It’s possibly a consequence of lockdown and not being able to actually go the cinema. Or it might just be that I’m stretching myself too thin. It’s always a bit exhausting trying to get every new post ready and find time to read/watch everything I need to. Sometimes, a person just needs to take a break and chop some trees in Animal Crossing for a bit. I’m still trying to decide what my strategy will be for 2021 but I’ll get there. At the very least, there will still be book posts going up every week. I’m weirdly in a reading mood right now.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

A lot has happened in the first week of 2021. I blame all of those people who proclaimed that 2021 would be better than 2020. Of course, it was going to try to prove them wrong. Although, I guess the coronavirus, Brexit and white supremacists had quite a bit to do with the drama as well. We might as well accept that we’re not really going to be back to normal for about 10 years so we’re not getting ahead of ourselves. At the very least, we’ll be pleasantly surprised if it doesn’t take that long. Rather than focusing on the awful news stories we’ve been seeing, I’m going to see the opportunity to read more great books. It’s been a slow start but I can can sense it’s going to get better.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

2020 is finally over and we can start looking to the future. Of course, things are going to magically get better over night but we can all hopefully see our friends and family a bit more this year. If we do, I am certain that my yearly reading count will go down but I’m hoping that I can keep the momentum going for now. I was almost always getting through 2 books a week last year and I hope to be able to do that consistently this year. Maybe even every week, though I do doubt my skills.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re into that bizarre period between Christmas and New Year when time goes a bit weird. I’ve been exhausted since I woke up on December 25th and have been craving my bed ever since. As soon as the sun goes down, my body goes into shutdown mode and becomes convinced that it’s much closer to bedtime than it actually is. Part of me can’t wait to get back to work, so I get back into a proper routine again. Although, the rest of me wants to delay the New Year in the hope that I can cram a few more books in this year.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re 5 days away from the big day and I now only have 2 days left to work. It’s quite an exciting prospect. As of December 24th, I don’t have to worry about anything until January 4th. That’s 10 whole days of relaxing, eating, and reading. Well, I say reading but we’ve all seen my track record. Of course, I’m getting ahead of myself. Before we get to that point I still have to wrap presents. In fact, I’m still waiting on certain presents to arrive. Although, given yesterday’s announcement that Christmas is cancelled, that might not be such a problem anymore. Not that the change makes much of a difference for my plans. We were always going to have a quiet Christmas anyway. Who wants to take any chances when we’ve made it to this point safely?

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

We’re less than 20 days away from the big day. I trust that everyone is busy getting prepared. I have a couple of present left to buy but I’m doing alright. I spent most of yesterday making gifts for my friend. It’s the first time I’ve made a homemade gift since I was a child. It’s not that I’m against them but I have a distinct lack of finesse in everything that I do. I’m not being self-deprecating when I say that. It’s just that things never turn out as I want them to. I think it’ll be okay this year. Yes, things could have gone better but I think it’ll be alright. Unfortunately, this hasn’t left much time for reading. I’m currently 2 books ahead but I’ve only finished one this month. It doesn’t feel like a good start.

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

This has been something of a non-week really. It was announced that, once lockdown is over, I’m still going to be in a Tier 3 region which means very little changes. It’s ridiculous. Especially as everyone is now working towards a 5 day Christmas period where, apparently, Covid won’t count. Is that really what the science is telling us? It’s fucking stupid. Plus, it sucks for non-Christian religions considering how little the government care about Eid and Diwali. I mean, Johnson announced restrictions the night before Eid but he’ll announce Christmas plans a month in advance? It’s impossible not to read between the lines here. What is the point of having a Christmas celebration if it means we’re probably going to have to lockdown again in 2021? It’s especially stupid considering there’s a vaccine on the (admittedly fairly far) horizon. I know 2020 has been tough but, Christ, can’t we sacrifice one festive period for the sake of lives and the NHS?

Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown
Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

As you may have noticed, the blog has had a bit of a makeover in the last couple of days. I just suddenly decided I needed an upgrade. Something smarter and more minimalistic. Everything seems very big at the moment, so I need to figure something out with that. However, I’m pretty happy with it now. I don’t like mixing things up too often but I really haven’t been happy with things at the moment. I can probably blame lockdown for making me a bit antsy. As we all know, nothing feels great right now. We’re just over a month away from Christmas but I’ve never felt less festive. I think we should all just be happy that we’re getting through each day in one piece.