Sunday, 13 March 2022

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

I had a short break two weeks ago and sadly instead of enjoying it to the fullest I got ill not once but twice. It takes a special talent I guess. No Covid-19, though I still don't feel 100% myself just yet.

Blog and books




I read about 150 pages in One Hundred Years of Solitude and I'm truly enjoying it but have been in a bit of a reading slump, which is irksome. I do like this picture, though.


Movies and TV Shows



I have finally watched the second season of The Witcher, which I liked but felt it wasn't as eventful as the first season. Also started watching Friends again, as it's a bit of a comfort show for me. 

What did you watch or read recently?

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Monday, 14 February 2022

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

Phew, I'm glad last week is officially over! Two more weeks and I'll have some time off, definitely looking forward to it! So this Saturday, I decided to take a day for myself, with lovely sushi, some wine, fun music and a warm, cosy bath. It was a great day!

Blog and books




Yesterday I read Peter Pan for the first time and it was such a nostalgic experience. I went to a Flemish Peter Pan musical as a child and still know the songs by heart. I couldn't resist listening to them again and loved all the literary references in the lyrics to the actual source material.

Do you have other children's classic recommendations?
I've also read Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, The Secret Garden and A Little Princess.


Movies and TV Shows




After reading Peter Pan, I also watched the film Peter Pan and Hook. I quite like both but it had been some time since I last saw them. Also adore those soundtracks!


What did you watch or read recently?

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Sunday, 30 January 2022

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

Another hectic week has passed, my brother has tested positive and we still live in the same house, so I've been so nervous and careful this past week but will I be able to escape it even though we do live in separate rooms for now? The situation is driving me a bit insane.
On top of that my teaching job is only getting busier as well, I'm already starting to feel like I'm dragging myself to my next holiday.


Blog and books



I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks this weekend and I had such a great time listen to the audiobook. Highly recommend this non-fiction and the listening experience as well. I plan to listen to Invisible Women next but more non-fiction audiobook recommendations are welcome!


Movies and TV Shows




I didn't watch any films this week but I did watch The Masked Singer and some more episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this last one has turned into a bit of comfort show for me. Do you have any of those? I could use more ;)

Also, a new discovery, I love the Great Pottery Throwdown as well! A fellow student potter recommended it to me. It's so fun to see how creative you can be with clay. I still have so much to learn but my class often relaxes me a bit. I just wish I could do it more often.

What did you watch or read recently?

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Monday, 24 January 2022

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 luckily tested negative this week, so I could go back to work on Tuesday. Never been so happy about a negative result!



Blog and books



I finished Of Mice and Men this weekend. It was a fascinating book, even though it was rather short I felt got to know to charachters well. It's rare a book almost makes me cry but my eyes watered at the end. Can't recommend this one enough! I'm hoping to read more Steinbeck soon.
That said the book is dated and does contain racist comments and words, which did make me uncomfortable at times.


Movies and TV Shows




I watched BlacKkKlansman yesterday and was blown away by this film. It's an important film that should have gotten more awards. It's so frustrating and downright scary that such people/groups still exist today. It's one of the best films I have seen so far this year.


What did you watch or read recently?

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Sunday, 16 January 2022

Sunday Post #135

 

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

Life has been busy and crazy these past two weeks, I'm currently in quarantine until Tuesday because of a high risk contact at work and since I only got the booster the same day, I had to go home on Friday :( I've been taking a test every day and really hope I won't end up seeing a positive result, so far so good, though. It's not fun to teach from home when your students are at school, though.



Blog and books



So far I have managed to read two books this year, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut and How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino. I liked both but I don't think these will be new favourites. 

I have also started three other books The Daily Stoic, which I plan to read every day, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig and a new audiobook, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I've been enjoying listening to biographies and can always use some recommendations!

Movies and TV Shows



I recently watched Gaslight (the British version) because Stephen Fry recommended it on a Belgian TV show, so how could I resist? I highly recommend it as well!

I also started watching the Antiques Roadshow on the BBC again and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Really enjoying both of them.

What did you watch or read recently?

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

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Sunday, 2 January 2022

Sunday Post #134

 

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

Happy New Year! I wish you all a great year full of hope, love, books and peace!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas as well!

I have been busy with making creating in my spare time in order to relax but still feel productive. I'm thinking about maybe putting them up for sale, I don't think it will be very lucrative but I think it's an experience worth having.


Blog and books

I didn't manage to read all the books I wanted to read in December and only ended up reading 48 books this year (a low number for me). However, I read a lot of great books and I did succeed in my personal challenge to read more nonfiction and classics.



These are my favourite books of 2021, in no particular order, although, Anna Karenina, Know My Name, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Lonely Castle in the Mirror were my absolute favourites which I still vividly remember. I can't recommend them enough!

Which were your favourite books last year? Leave a comment or a link down below!


Movies and TV Shows



I have watched some fun films these past weeks, like La Famille BĂ©lier and I rewatched some old  favourites: Roman Holiday, How to Steal a Million and The Shop Around the Corner. Yesterday I watched Men & Chicken, probably the strangest film I have ever watched, still not sure what to make of it.



I also caught up on some TV Shows: The Mandalorian (love the baby!), Loki, Wandavision (can you tell I just got Disney Plus?). The Mandalorian is definitely my favourite show I watched on it.

What did you watch or read recently?

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

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Sunday, 12 December 2021

Sunday Post #153

 

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

Next week will be extremely busy for me, as my students have to take my exam and I don't have a lot of time to correct those as they have all been planned at the end of the exam period. Not stressed out about that at all :o

Also, I have been doing some pottery throwing lessons this year and I recently made this mug. I adore it even though it's not perfect.




Blog and books





I haven't been reading much lately which makes me a little sad. Hope to still read this one and Jane Eyre this year though.

Movies and TV Shows




I finally watch Crazy Rich Asians and while I didn't dislike it at all, I also do not really understand the hype. I somehow expected more from this one though. I also watched Yesterday, A Christmas Carol (watched this one before) and Elf. I finally put up the Christmas three as well this weekend, hoping to get fully into the Christmas spirit soon, although everyone around me doesn't appear to enjoy the Christmas period as much.




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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