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The Sunday Post #145


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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 was my sister’s birthday this week and it was so weird because I couldn’t visit her. I couldn’t even send her a card. All I could do was talk to her on the phone and that wasn’t a great substitute for actually hugging her. I hate this lockdown situation so much.

I tried to stay productive which was difficult for the first half of the week because I had to deal with so many different problems but Thursday was the turning point of the week. On Thursday I:

  • organised a skype meeting with my supervisor for the week after Easter
  • made a lotus biscuit cheesecake
  • annotated three primary texts and two secondary texts for the final chapter of my thesis
  • started an online course about greek and roman mythology via coursera just for fun
  • read OUP’s edition of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (an abridged edition of Actes and Monuments)

It was a good day and that productivity did continue over to Friday and Saturday too.

This Week's Posts

This Week's Posts (1)

Foxe's Book of MartyrsFoxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe – I read this on Thursday and posted a review of it on Friday. That was a quick turnaround. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is an abridged version of Actes and Monuments and it was an interesting read, to say the least. It’s a collection of Protestant martyr narratives – most of which date to the reign of Mary I – and it was first published in 1563. It’s a topic I find fascinating so I got a lot out of the collection but it was a strange book to read for ‘fun’.

Currently Reading

John Donne Major WorksThe Major Works by John Donne – This is just a collection of John Donne’s work. Surprisingly, I haven’t read much Donne beyond The Flea and some of his sermons but this is proving to be an interesting collection and I really enjoyed his Holy Sonnets. I’ve read just over 300 pages of the book so far and I’m currently reading one of his sermons from Easter Monday 1622. I should have this finished by the end of tomorrow.

Things I'm Loving

Is Anybody Out There? by DPR Live – This was released about a month ago but I’ve only just got around to listening to the entire album and watching the music videos. Damn. This is amazing. I love every single song and the music videos for Legacy and Kiss Me + Neon are just gorgeous. I love that the music videos tell a story too. DPR is an amazing crew and I’m so glad they’ve released something new.

Stay safe everyone!

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12 thoughts on “The Sunday Post #145

  1. Music has been a huge stress relief for me during this time. I’m glad you found some music that is fabulous for you.

    I am fascinated with how you created a course on Coursera on mythology. It sounds like just the thing.

    How interesting to read a sermon from 1622. Reading old books (this week I’ve been reading some old titles from the 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read list) reminds me that people have always had troubles, and that many of them were worse than we have now.

    Stay safe.

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    1. I didn’t create the course, I’m just participating 🙂 It was filmed by the University of Pennsylvania (I think) and anyone can watch the videos for free!

      Yes, old books do remind us that we share similar problems to our ancestors. I’ll have to look into the children’s book list because I could use some reading inspiration at the moment! 🙂


  2. My heart goes out to you at not being able to see and hug your sister on her birthday. Mine put a cake on my doorstep today, knocked on the door and stepped back and as I waved and blew kisses I started to cry because I wanted to hug her and couldn’t…

    Glad that things turned around on Thursday – the lotus biscuit cheesecake sounds yummy! I hope the coming week is a peaceful, healthy one for you, Amy.

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    1. That’s so sweet! I wish I could have done that too but I think it would have made me even more upset to see her knowing I couldn’t hug her. I’m glad you got to see her though.

      It was delicious and I’ll definitely make it again in the future. I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

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      1. Yes… it shocked me how upset I felt at actually seeing her and knowing I couldn’t hug her. So probably it was for the best! Glad the banana cake is so scrummy – cake always helps! Have a great week and stay safe, Amy:)

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  3. Interesting book choices! I keep thinking I’ll learn something new, and then I see the projects I’ve already go going. And tomorrow the kids start distance learning – somehow just sitting here, my schedule is filling up anyway 🙂 Have a great week and take care of you and yours!

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    1. At least the kids will keep you very occupied! I’m sure you’ll learn something new just because you’re teaching them 🙂 Have a wonderful week.


    1. Coming to You Live is how I found DPR Live! I love Dean so their collab is what made me listen to the album. Is Anybody Out There? is great so I hope you like it 🙂


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