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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 starting to sound like a broken record but I’m feeling awful again. I’ve spent most of the day just lying around in a funk. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, 2019 is going to be a shitty year health wise. At least I’ll have a good excuse to stay in bed reading though, right? I’ve got a bit of catching up to do this month. I’ve only completed one book and that was a 40 page short story. I know February is a shorter month but that’s pathetic even for me. I’m just so tired at the moment that I can’t stay awake long enough. And I’m so slow as well. I’m barely making it through a chapter on my breaks at work. Let’s hope March will fair better. After all, it is birthday month.

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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?

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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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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

You’ve caught me on a good day. I spent the afternoon with my family where we have a lovely Sunday lunch. There’s nothing to get you ready to face the week than a tasty roast dinner with the people you like most. And I think that extra hour in bed has inspired as I’m even contemplating an early night with a book. I mean I’m even writing this at a vaguely sensible time. What’s happened to me? Just wait til next week when I’m back to madly finishing typing at 11:30pm. It’s inevitable. But, for now, I can pretend I’m a new person. That somehow, in the last 7 days, I’ve experienced some sort of personal growth and am close to becoming a proper adult. Although, that does sound a bit dull if I’m honest.

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Tuesday Review – New Doctor Who

promotional_poster_of_doctor_who_28series_11295_star_rating_system_4_stars1 “Laura”, I hear you all asking, “are you writing this review of Jodie Whittaker’s first episode of Doctor Who because, once again, you didn’t get round to watching a film this week? Or is it just because writing the words ‘Tuesday Review – New Doctor Who‘ is incredibly satisfying for someone who loves rhyming as much as you?” To which I would respond, why not both? Yes, it’s true that I didn’t quite follow my plan for this week and was in need of something to review but I could have just watched another Netflix film and had a rant about how rubbish they all are. As I’ve made quite clear here, I do love a good Netflix rant. And, I admit, there is something quite lovely about repeating those words over and over in my head. However, this is a momentous occasion and something all of us Whovians have been waiting patiently waiting for. I couldn’t very well let it pass me by without saying something about it, could I?

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

img_4240I feel like I’m starting this week on a high. With a lot of help, I’ve managed to arrange some work experience with the marketing department at work. As any long time readers of this blog will know, I’ve been trying (and failing) to get an entry level job in marketing for a while now. I keep being told I’m a promising candidate but I lack the experience of other applicants. But, after being messed around a bit by a different manager, it’s finally happening. I’m really excited about it but, of course, there comes the fear that I’ll actually be super shit. I can already imagine going in and making things so much worse for everyone. I just need to get those damn thoughts out of my head. I’ve been wanting this for long that I need to not fuck it up with my self-doubt. I swear my twin sister managed to steal all of my self-confidence before we were born. Sucked it right out of me. She’s got more than her fair share! I should ask a doctor about some kind of transfusion or donation. I’m sure she can spare it.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240Good news everyone! This was a much better week than the last. I feel much more positive going into the next 7 days than I did at this time last Sunday. I’ve been sleeping a little better, which has no doubt helped the situation somewhat. I’ve also managed to get a bit of reading done most nights. Though I’m feeling kind of uninspired by my current read. It feels like I’m never going to finish it. If I’m going to continue my review streak then I’m going to have to finish it in just over a week. We’ll see how that goes.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Unlike last week, this rundown won’t be preceded by a horrible rant against some poor stranger on social media. Yep, I’ve managed to make it a whole 7 days without being irritated by someone I’ve never met. So, you could say I’ve had a successful week. But, in terms of reading, you’d be wrong. It’s far too hot to do anything at the moment. I know all you melanin heavy folks are loving walking around in the sun but spare a thought for me. I’m so hot and itchy. I can’t go out unless I’m covered in a healthy layer of factor 1000 sun cream. And I swear it’s been so hot at work that I got heat rash just from being in the kitchen all day. Summer fucking sucks. When is it Winter again?
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Someday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So last week was super stressful at work and this weekend was horrendous. It was so terribly organised and I ended up coming home exhausted. Which is the main reason I dropped the ball in terms of my Sunday Rundown. Why did I also forget to post yesterday? Who knows but I did. I’m here now. Even though it won’t be very interesting. I didn’t really have time for book buying last week so I finally achieved a non-book-haul week. Still, better late than never, this is my rundown for last week.
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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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It’s been an odd kind of week. Work’s been very hit and miss and I felt exhausted by Thursday. Of course, added to all the family stuff that’s going on at the moment, I wasn’t my best self that day. It wasn’t a typical dark day but I was particularly mopey and irritable. Friday was better. Non-work related it’s been a pretty good week. A few of my work-mates and I went to see out colleague perform in a musical and it was a great night. He was so good and, despite having played down his singing ability, can really carry a tune. It was such a nice evening. It’s been an okay reading week too. I finally finished a book. Yes, it’s taken me a couple of months because of my slump but its something. So I’m now onto a new read and will actually have something to review on Wednesday. If I hadn’t woken up yesterday with the shittest cough ever I would be ending the week on a massive high. I guess there always has to be something.
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