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The Sunday Post #133


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This post is an opportunity to recap the past week on my blog and in my personal life. It’s also a chance to set up some goals for the upcoming week and share the music/films/TV shows/podcasts that I’ve loved this week.


It has been a long, difficult week of thesis work! However, I got a bit of a break on Thursday as I had dinner with some friends at a cute vegan cafe and then I saw The Nutcracker at one of our local theatres. I usually watch The Nutcracker on TV at Christmas but this is the first time I’ve ever seen it at the theatre. It was… weird. I mean, The Nutcracker is always a bit weird but this production was even weirder.

I also KonMari-ed my wardrobe this weekend! I always feel a sense of guilt when getting rid of clothes – especially if someone else bought them as a gift – but my personal style has changed a lot over the last couple of years and I knew that I needed to clean out some stuff.

I feel like I’ve had a productive week.

This Week's Posts

This Week's Posts (1)

The Pillow BookDecameron by Giovanni Boccaccio  – I loved this! It was funny, tragic, and surprisingly easy to read. I loved the way in which the editor/translator treated the text (which is something I’ll probably go into more detail about in a review) but it was honestly a joy to read despite being about the plague.

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon – Oh, this was a wonderful book! It was odd and so different from what I expected but I loved every single page of it. It was an insight into a world I’ll never know or understand and I’m so glad I read it. I’ll have a review up on the blog within the coming week because I’ve already written most of it.

Currently Reading

At the End of Your TetherAt the End of Your Tether by Adam Smith, V. V. Glass, and Hilary Jenkins (Netgalley ARC) – I have only ever read Marvel comics and I mostly stick to Deadpool comics because they’re the only ones that I actually enjoy reading. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this ARC. I only started reading it yesterday but I’m enjoying it so far and I like the art style. I haven’t read enough of it to form an opinion about the plot and whatnot but I’m sure I’ll have much more to say about it once I’ve read more.

Things I'm Loving

Interlude: Shadow by BTS (SUGA) – My boy Yoongi is back at it with the sad, introspective lyrics and the sick beats. The lyrics make me want to cry but they’re also kind of hopeful in a weird way and the beat is addictive, especially that switch at 2.18. I’m super excited about Map of the Soul: 7 (and Agust D 2) so I probably won’t shut up about BTS until the end of February. Sorry about that.
To-Do List

  • Finish one book
  • Post a book review
  • Prepare for completion meeting

I hope everyone had a great week!

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25 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #133

    1. It felt so good to get rid of everything (although I was sad to see some pieces of clothing go) and I just feel refreshed in a really weird way!


  1. I am glad you loved The Pillow Book – Woman’s Hour featured it on Radio 4 and I recall thoroughly enjoying the different world and lovely, delicate writing… Have a great week, Amy:)

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    1. I sent most of my stuff to charity shops and other donation places so that aspect of clearing out my wardrobe felt really good. The clothes aren’t just being wasted and someone will get something out of them, hopefully 🙂


  2. Cleaning out our closets is one of those tasks that does not give immediate pleasure (in fact, is initially quite negative) but results in a great deal of pleasure. Now would be a good time for me to do this as well.

    I have Decameron on my Classics Club list but I hesitated about Pillow Book. Thank you for your rave reviews of both of these.

    Have a great week.

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    1. I felt good because I knew that my good clothes would be donated and someone would hopefully get some use out of them but I still felt really guilty about giving them away. It was an odd mix of feelings!

      Both books are a little bit odd, in different ways, but I really liked the personality of the Pillow Book and I found myself smiling at some of the observations she made.


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