Sunday, 28 November 2021

Sunday Post #152

 

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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

Due to the rising numbers the government decided on some new restrictions but I don't believe these will be enough. Schools are still open and I hope this will not provide more problems when the exams start in two weeks.

Blog and books





I haven't read much this week as work has been taking over, which will probably continue to be the case until Christmas break. I did make a slow start in the audiobook of Sapiens, though.
This year I still hope to read four books (although this might turn out to be a too big a challenge): Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sapiens, Jane Eyre and Letter's to a Young Poet

Which books do you want to read before the end of the year?

Movies and TV Shows




I didn't watch much either, just rewatched Atonement and Night at the Museum so I can use them in some of my lessons. Atonement is still such an incredible and heart-breaking film. Highly recommend it and the book as well!




What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 21 November 2021

Sunday Post #151

 

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

Covid is coming back with a vengeance again, which is definitely something that makes me sad, especially since I don't see this changing any time soon.

We did have a paella evening with my Spanish students on Friday which luckily went well (so many things could have gone wrong) and the students really seemed to have enjoyed themselves.


Blog and books





I finished The Crucible and Wintering and have started three other books: Beautiful World, Where Are You, Passing and Sapiens. I will probably only by able to finish Passing this month.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Crucible although it was a very infuriating topic.
Wintering was a bit of a disappointment, which was entirely my fault, as I hoped it would be more about how different cultures experience the darker months but got a memoir instead.



I also read my first poetry collection in a very long time, Poems by Wilfred Owen, perfect reading material on the 11th of November. Highly recommend it!

Movies and TV Shows



I started watching a Belgian show for once, called Grond. So far I'm quite enjoying it. The characters sometimes remind me of some of my former students (at least the way they talk). Any fellow Belgians watching this show as well?

Aside from that, I found out that the Spanish show Gran Hotel is no longer available on any of my streaming platforms and I really wanted to finish this show this year. Sadly it's also not available on dvd anymore either, which even irritates me more. I started rewatching the first season of La Casa de Papel again.




What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 7 November 2021

Sunday Post #150

 

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 little sad that now I only find the time to blog sporadically instead keeping things more up to date. This is because I have been teaching more than fulltime for the new schoolyear and I haven't found much time to read and write. I was hoping things would settle down next week but this situation will continue until Christmas break. Hopefully, I'll a better work-life balance after that.

That said, I just had a week off and enjoyed starting and finishing three books! It felt so incredibly fantastic, to get some time to myself again. Also, a bit sad it's already over, though.


Blog and books



Now, what did I read during my time off, you ask? Well, I finally read Frankenstein, The Woman in the Purple Skirt and the brilliant Piranesi. I once more felt completely like myself again whilst reading these wonderful books. Currently also listening to Wintering and am two pages into The Crucible (I actually have no idea how this story will go, which is exciting as I often already know a bit of the plot of classics).




Movies and TV Shows





I watched some spooky/Halloweeny films during the last weeks: Edward Scissorhands (one of my favourites!), the music has been on repeat in my head for days now, maybe even weeks. This is such an enchanting story and soundtrack, I can't get enough of it. (I also may or may not have a poster like the one above in my room.)

I also watched Hocus Pocus for the first time as I see this one popping up every year near Halloween and I really wanted to know what it was like.
I probably would have liked it better to watch it as a child, but it was still enjoyable. You could say they put a spell on my after all.

Another spooky favourite is Practical Magic, I haven't read the books yet, but I'm curious to read them as well.



Some of the TV shows I watched and enjoyed are The White Queen, The White Princess, Squid Game, My Name (also liked the soundtrack) and Sex Education (I quite liked Maeve Wiley's taste in literature!).

Well, I'm off the listen a bit more to Edward Scissorhands' enthralling music and prepare a bit more for work tomorrow.


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Sunday, 3 October 2021

Sunday Post #149

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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 had some very busy weeks and it will not get better this month. I'm now teaching more than full time again (and am slightly wondering why I agreed to this, as it can feel a bit suffocating) but I'm finally teaching English and Spanish (both actual courses I studied!) and it feels great! At the same time I'm also a bit scared this might only last a year, but hopefully it won't!


Blog and books

I finished Crying in H Mart and didn't love it as much as I hoped I would. The writing style didn't grip me much, which somehow made me enjoy the book a bit less as well. 

This month I am planning to read Frankenstein and When Breath Becomes Air, at I hope I will find the time to read, which is something I have been lacking lately.



I also did a brush lettering workshop this weekend and this card was the result. I'm quite happy with it, seeing as I'm only a beginner. It's something I've been interested in doing for quite a while and it was fun finally getting to it.

Movies and TV Shows




I'm on the third season of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel and I'm still enjoying it! Hoping the fourth season will come soon!
I also have two episodes left of The White Queen (which I'm watching for a second time to move on to The White Princess).

What did you read or watch recently?


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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Sunday Post #148

 

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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'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.


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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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