Sunday, 13 June 2021

Sunday Post #142

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

It's been way to long since I lasted posted something. I have been in a bit of a slump and didn't feel like I had much to talk about. With the sunny weather, things have gotten a bit a better though. Does your mood improve with sunny weather as well?

I have been playing Splendor outside in the evenings, which has become a bit of a habit with warm weather. Splendor is one of my favourite card games and one I never tire of. It also helps me clear my mind a bit.


Do you have a game you can play over and over again without getting bored?

Blog and books



I finished 84 Charing Cross Road, which I really liked (I mean, a book about books and bookshops, what's not to like?). I also read Peaceful Mind by Seneca, a much needed read for me at the time and one I definitely recommend!

I'm currently reading and loving Lonely Castle in the Mirror, I have discovered Japanese fiction can be very comforting to read last year, and it still remains the case this year as well.

Movies and TV Shows



I watched the film 84 Charing Cross Road as well, it's a good one too! Aside from that I have watched more of Schitt's Creek, Use for my Talent and I'm planning to watch Lucifer too.

How have all of you been doing?

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sunday Post #141

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

I'm a bit freaking out about something that happened last Friday, apparently I didn't park my car right and it rolled in front of a driveway at around 8 o'clock a.m.  It was a long day at school, with guided tours to show the school to future pupils. Which means I only went back to my car at 10 o'clock p.m. The people who I inconvenienced that day, told me my car rolled in front of their driveway the entire day. I feel so ashamed and stressed out about what happened. I hope they will accept my flowers as an apology tomorrow.




On a happier note, I played a new board game with my mum this weekend, called Corinth. It's a roll and write game, which means you have to roll dice and write things down on a score sheet to play the game. It's really fun and the theme is nice!

Blog and books



I finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz this week and started reading the newest addition to my bookshelves, 84 Charing Cross Road. I'm quite enjoying it, I think it's the perfect book to soothe my mood.

Movies and TV Shows


I watched the finale of The Mole Belgium today and I nearly guessed the mole correctly but would have put my money on someone else if I had to. I'm usually never right guessing the mole, my dad (who doesn't like the show is way better at it, one of his colleagues has been the mole and he guessed him almost immediately because he thought the teacher/priest wasn't smart enough to get that far into the game).

What did you read or watch recently?

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Sunday Post #140

                                                      

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

I don't have much to report this week, I've been mostly stressing out about Tuesday, as the principal and someone else will come to watch another one of my lessons. These things always stress me out days in advance.

Blog and books


I'm still reading Crime and Punishment and The Radium Girls and enjoying both. I did figure out my next read though: The Tattooist of Auschwitz, as one of my students recommended it to me. A couple of weeks before our break we discussed books in class and in his opinion reading was boring. The fact that he read a book during the break and recommended it to me now, made me quite happy and excited to read it too.

Movies and TV Shows



This weekend I watched The Highwaymen, which I quite liked. I always seem to be intrigued about films, books or songs about Bonnie and Clyde. I haven't got a clue why, though. The song Bonnie and Clyde from Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg has been stuck in my head all weekend. 



I also watched Shadow and Bone, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. I'd like to watch the sequel right away :)

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Sunday Post #139


                                                        

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

Sorry for my absence again, the past two weeks have been strange and unpredictable but I'm finally reading something again. I've been playing a lot of board games the past weeks too, which I have been loving. Let me know if you are interested in reading my opinions about them as well, then I can talk about board games here as well.

Blog and books



I'm currently reading two books, Crime and Punishment (not going to lie, it feels like an accomplishment reading this one, hope to finish it this month but that might be wishful thinking) and The Radium Girls (listening to the audiobook). Both are great so far.


One week ago, I finished another book, Know My Name by Chanel Miller, such a sad but powerful story, I believe everyone should read.


Movies and TV Shows



I haven't watched a lot of movies the past two weeks, I think the only one I did watch was Notting Hill, one of my favourite feelgood films. Do you have any of those? I also love this scene in the park.



I'm also loving Schitt's Creek, it has become a comfort show to me as well, perfect to end the day with. I quite relate to Stevie and always have fun watching David and the others.

Do you like soundtracks? Which ones are your favourites? 

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 28 March 2021

Sunday Post #138

                                                        

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

One more week and then I have a break again, although the government announced the break would start this Monday, I still have a full week of work as a teacher (correcting exams, meetings, being present on several days, ...) . Not that I truly mind the work, but having to explain to various people that I don't have an extra week off is getting very annoying. 

One great thing this week, I discovered Tabletopia and played some board games online with a friend. We played some known and unknown ones and it was quite fun. It's also a great way to try out games and not actually have to buy them.

Blog and books



This week I read Antigone and I finally finished Persepolis. I highly recommend both! I also got to The Vegetarian, I'm still not sure what to think of it. I liked some sections but other parts very just plain weird and uncomfortable. I will have to think about this book some more.

Movies and TV Shows



I watched some westerns I have seen a couple of times before, The Last of Mohicans and 3:10 to Yuma. I like both and have often listen to the soundtrack of the first one.

Do you like soundtracks? Which ones are your favourites? 

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 21 March 2021

Sunday Post #137

                                                         

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

The past few weeks have been extremely busy, the next two weeks will be a lot as well (especially with increasing covid numbers) but after that I will have another break. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to that one!

How have all of you been these past weeks?

I have been accumulating some new board games, I love playing them but finding the place to store them (and my books) can be challenging at times. My new favourite one is Wingspan, such a stunning and fun game!

Blog and books




This weekend I finally read something again, Winter in Sokcho, a delightful (but bleak) read set in Korea. The setting and the characters were intriguing and it was a very quick read (around 150 pages). I love this original cover quite a bit!

Movies and TV Shows




I watched two films this weekend, Hostiles, a western, and War Horse. The latter I have watched before but I might show this in one of my lessons, as I'm teaching about the First World War (and most pupils have seen 1917 last year).

Still watching Schitt's Creek (really enjoying it now) and I also started watching Flog it and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is again.

What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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Sunday, 28 February 2021

Sunday Post #136

                                                         

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer (image above belongs to @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer). It’s a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 
I am also linking The Sunday Salon hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where bloggers discuss what they are reading and other bookish topics.



Life

I'm sorry I didn't post anything last week, I had a break and I was hoping it would make me feel a bit better and more positive but it had just the opposite effect. This week is better though and I was able to read three books and I already feel more like myself.

Blog and books



I read three books this week, The Vanishing Half, Women and Power and After the Quake. I had a great time reading all of them. Currently also reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, because that's definitely something I need to get better at.

Movies and TV Shows



During the last two weeks I watched three films: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Devil All the Time and Manchester by the Sea. I enjoyed them all, the first one I liked best, I didn't know much about Ted Bundy but even though I knew he committed these crimes, it was still an interesting and suspenseful film.


The Devil All the Time
was a strange experience but near the end of the film I started to like it too. Have you watched it?


What did you read or watch recently?

As always please leave some recommendations on what I should read or watch next! 

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