Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday Post #148

 

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 slowing getting a bit more of a social life and I'm loving it! Hopefully Covid-19 won't return with a vengeance to mess it all up again. Monday I'm starting pottery lessons again, I love being able to create something and it's very relaxing! The perfect end to a busy Monday.

Blog and books



I've finished The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, incredible writing style and a very vivid description of depression. This will be a book I will think about for years to come. I'm glad I finally read Plath for the first time.

I didn't read that much this weekend, so it's starting to seem unlikely that I'll be able to finish Crying in H Mart anything soon as I have only read 14 pages so far.

Movies and TV Shows



I am watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, started by watching the first season for the second time and started the second one this weekend as well. I forgot how much I love that show. I also continued The White Queen this week and had fun watching Parasite, one of my favourite films again.


What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Sunday Post #147

 

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 had a busy week teaching but I'm also slowly getting to know some new colleagues. Starting in a new workplace is always a bit stressful but I think I'm starting to get a hang of it. This year, though, I will have a lot of work, I also hope to balance my free time more. We'll see how it goes.

Blog and books



I'm still currently reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, I'm  hoping to finish it next week. For my challenge of reading a classic and a non-fiction book every month, I will probably reading Crying in H Mart as well. If I have time left, I hope to read The Woman in the Purple Skirt this month as well.

Movies and TV Shows



I decided to watch The White Queen again, so I can watch The White Princess. I like these shows because they also show some English history. Aside from that I also watched three documentaries, one about Rasputin, another about Tutankhamun and the last one about Diana. I love watching documentaries about historic events and people and hope to watch more of them in the future.


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Monday, 6 September 2021

Sunday Post #146

 

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 last couple of weeks have been crazy, I had a lot of job opportunities and calls which made the past weeks incredibly busy and stressful. I had a lot of difficult choices to make, but in the end settled for a great school where I can actually teach the courses I studied. Another plus is the fact that it's quite close to where I live and I can easily take the train. The schoolyear has officially started and I believe I will be busier than last year but hopefully it will be more fulfilling as well!

Blog and books



I finished Anna Karenina! Such a fantastic book! I just started The Bell Jar, quite different so far but I'm enjoying it too! I will probably read The Woman in the Purple Skirt this month as well, if I have the time.

Movies and TV Shows



I watched a couple of films these past weeks, Anna Karenina (with Keira Knightley) which I thought wasn't a great adaptation because of the theatre style (which would fit an actual play but made the story more confusing to watch). I also watched, Queen, Pagglait (both good Netflix films) and my favourites Wadjda and El faro de las orcas. I watched these last four films because I wanted to watch more films not set in the U.S. or in the U.K. to get to know different cultures. Do you have any other recommendations?

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Sunday, 15 August 2021

Sunday Post #145

 

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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 finally had two weeks at the seaside, I still miss being able to travel to different countries but I was happy to relax in that of my own for now as well. I still don't feel as relaxed as I normally would be during summer break, but a lot has happened which makes this understandable I guess.

Tomorrow, my potter's wheel will finally arrive. I can't wait to start working with clay again! I'm a beginner but it so fun creating something, it relaxes me and clears my mind.


Blog and books




I'm currently reading Anna Karenina, and I'm enjoying this masterpiece so much! I always have trouble putting it down. The characters are written so vividly and in such detail, I feel like I know them all.

Movies and TV Shows


I watched the first episode of Loki, it was good, but I personally don't have the necessary streaming platform yet, so I don't know when I'll watch the rest.

I'm hoping to watch some Anna Karenina adaptions after I finish the book. I have seen some of them ages ago but I might compare them to each other and the book as well. Would that interest you?

What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Sunday Post #144

 

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

During the past weeks of summer break one of my family members got hospitalised and ultimately had to get a pacemaker. In the meantime, my grandma couldn't stay home alone and I had to spend a lot of days and nights together with her. I didn't mind a bit, as I love her but it can be exhausting at times. Luckily things are hopefully getting better soon.

Today I had fun playing board games at an event called Zomerspel. I got to try four new board games in good company. My favourite one was El Dorado.






I also started making candles again and participated in a fun but short pottery workshop.


Blog and books


I haven't had the time to read much but I recently finished and loved Lonely Castle in the Mirror, one of my favourite books this year! Currently reading a nonfiction book, Atomic Habits.

Movies and TV Shows



I decided to participated in the Instagram challenge 30filmsofsummer which aims to watch 30 films not made in the U.S. of Great Britain. So far I have watched and enjoyed two: Demain Tout Commence and Dancing Queens. I highly recommend the French film, beautiful yet sad.

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Sunday Post #143

 

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

Only one week and a half more before my summer break finally starts. Sadly like last year, I won't travel to Spain but many of my friends, family members and colleagues are travelling to other countries. I have to admit I feel quite a bit jealous at times, even though I'm not that comfortable with corona to travel and plan that far in advance. I have received my first vaccination but I will only get my second one a month from now.

Last weekend I played some board games with my friend, we played Mysterium Park, Clank! and Meadow. All three were fun!

Clank!
Meadow

Today I also found some time to make candles again. I experimented a bit with colours and shapes, some of the results were lovely. I also tried floating candles for the first time, hope to test/burn them this week!




What are you doing this summer?

Blog and books



I'm still reading Lonely Castle in the Mirror, I'm in a bit a of a reading slump but still enjoying this one!

Movies and TV Shows


I have been watching some shows for the second time and am planning to watch a new Korean drama but haven't decided which one yet. Sometimes the streaming platforms give you way too many choices to actually pick something to watch.

The Eurovision Song Contest did give me two songs I adore, Zitti E Buoni by MÃ¥neskin and Shum by Go_A. Are you a fan of Eurovision or of these songs? It's rare I listen to Eurovision songs this often after the contest.

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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?

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