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The Sunday Post #139

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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.

Personal

It was another week where I didn’t do anything other than work. I couldn’t go into university on Thursday or Friday because the UCU are striking over pensions and pay. You’ll never catch me crossing a picket line and I support the strike wholeheartedly. Plus, it means I get to avoid both of my supervisors for the next 5-ish weeks and that’s always a good thing. I’m a terrible student!

This Week's Posts

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Murder on the Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – I tried not to expect too much from this book even though it is Christie’s most famous book. I didn’t want to set myself up for disappointment. Saying that, I really enjoyed reading it and I can see why so many people love it. I can now allow myself to watch the recent adaptation. Does 2017 count as recent? I mean, it is the most recent adaptation of the book so I’m going to say yes.

Currently Reading

Kafka on the ShoreKafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami – I really need to stop starting books late on a Saturday night. It’s an issue. I’m only a few pages into this so I don’t really have an opinion but I loved the opening and I’m really enjoying Murakami’s writing style so far. I’m excited to read more and hopefully, I’ll finish it within the next couple of days.

I’m reading this book as part of the Japanese Literature Challenge.

Things I'm Loving

Dystopia: The Tree of Language by Dreamcatcher – This is a great album and I was so excited for it because it’s Dreamcatcher’s first full album. Scream is a great title track and I love the vibe of the MV. Dreamcatcher is so unique in K-Pop they are, without a doubt, my favourite girl group.

Map of the Soul: 7 by BTSI got my hands on this on Friday, like almost every other ARMY out there, and it’s just a wonderful album. I can’t even pick a favourite song (although Shadow, UGH!, Moon, Filter, and Respect are contenders) and I will be listening to this album on repeat for the rest of my life.

(I should probably just rename this section K-Pop I’m Loving This Week because that’s all I ever seem to talk about.)

To-Do List

  • Finish one book
  • Post a book review
  • Work on posts for March
  • Upload to IG three times

I hope everyone had a great week!

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22 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #139

  1. I bet you enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express. We went to see a play taken from this book last year, and it was fantastic. I hope you enjoy the movie, too.

    I like everything Murakami has written but he writes the quirky sorts of stories I love. Hope you do, too.

    Have a great week.

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    1. I did! I’d love to see a theatrical adaptation of it. I think many of Christie’s novels would make wonderful plays.

      I love quirky and weird stories! I think that’s why I’m so excited to read this book 🙂

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    1. There are so many adaptations coming out! The BBC did a new adaptation of The Pale Horse this month and I had to avoid it because I haven’t read the book yet.

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  2. Skip the 2017 movie, just go to the 1974 one. 🙂 Or if you’ve already watched the 2017 version, watch the 1974 one; it’s much better, in my opinion. I joined a Murakami Book Club online earlier in the month, but then bailed because I’ve read enough Murakami, including Kafka on the Shore, that I don’t feel like I need to read more. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy them, just that I didn’t want necessarily to reread and talk about them.

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    1. I haven’t seen the 2017 so I’ll probably watch both adaptations 🙂

      That’s fair enough! I don’t re-read a lot of the books I enjoyed either. Sometimes it’s best just to read them once and enjoy them.

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  3. Heading to check out your review of the Shirley Jackson book. I just read my first book by her and loved it. I like the Dreamcatcher album title. I may need to check them out too 🙂

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  4. You had me cracking on being a terrible student, lol! I studied in a country where strikes were normal and it was not uncommon for me to come to class hoping there’d be a strike so a test could be cancelled lol.

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