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The Sunday Post #144 – Hello British Summer Time


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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.


Quarantine/lockdown/whatever you want to call it has been odd so far. We had some lovely weather in the UK this week so I actually spent a lot of time in the garden tending to the new plants and reading. I finished three books and I contemplated starting a fourth but I couldn’t decide what to read next so I’ll probably wait until tomorrow. I’m stuck between How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee and Giant’s Bread by Mary Westmacott (aka Agatha Christie).

I also continued to work on the final chapter of my PhD thesis and I even managed to play Animal Crossing every single day. Working from home has been working well for me this week and I hope this productivity continues.

This Week's Posts

This Week's Posts (1)

Convenience Store WomanConvenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata – This is one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will read it again at some point in the future.

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton – What a sad novel! The plot was rather bleak but I liked Wharton’s writing a lot and I do think I’ll read more of her work in the future.

Middlemarch by George Eliot – I finished this book a couple of hours ago and I will have a review up by the end of the month!

I hope everyone is safe and healthy and I wish you all a wonderful week.

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19 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #144 – Hello British Summer Time

  1. It has been an odd week, hasn’t it? Yes – we ended doing some tidying up in the garden, though I’m conscious that there won’t be an opportunity to get any new plants, or take the garden rubbish down to the tip…

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    1. I never even thought about that! It’s so difficult to get anything done properly at the moment because there are weird hurdles that never existed before, like getting rid of the rubbish and whatnot. We have to keep ourselves busy somehow though.


  2. It seems like things are going well for you this week. Congratulations on the progress you have made with your writing. That Convenience Store Woman is worthy of a reread says much for it. I will look for that book. I’m glad you are doing well.

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  3. This has been one of the strangest weeks of my life, and we’ve got another two weeks of it! How fun.
    Hope the measures help and that we don’t have to get even more extreme… I’ve seen so many things about idiots breaking the rules. 😦

    Sounds like you had a productive week despite it all! Here’s to another good one.

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    1. I hope it doesn’t last for much longer but it probably will. There are many people breaking the rules and they’re making it worse for the rest of us but some people have to go out and I feel for them.


  4. I watched the movie The House of Mirth with Gillian Anderson a few years ago and that took a lot out of me. I don’t know if I’m up for the book. Middlemarch has been on my classics list for a while now. I’m hoping I’ll get to it this year!

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    1. I really need to watch the adaptation! Middlemarch was much better than I expected it to be so I hope you enjoy it when you get around to it 🙂


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