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Sunday Summary – 22 October 2017

Aren’t the weeks just flying by?! I cannot believe it is Sunday already… AGAIN!

It really will be Christmas before we know it!! (Don’t hurt me for pointing out the unequivocal truth – honestly, it’s sneaking up on me too!)

To get away from that slightly depressing thought, let’s talk about books instead!


Books Read


This week has once again been dedicated to making my way through IT by Stephen King. When I prepared my Sunday Summary post last week I set myself the challenge of trying to get the book read by today. This week has presented a few interruptions to my usual reading time, so had you asked me yesterday if I was going to achieve my target, I would have said no.

I managed to catch up yesterday though (I read over 200 pages as well as all the housework, washing and other Saturday jobs) so now I have about 155 pages left to read until the end. It’s a new day and I’m going to push myself to get it finished. It’ll be a relief not to have to carry it around anymore! Plus the paperback cover has suffered a little having been carried around, but I knew it was going to happen. I just have to remind myself it shows the book is well loved every time I start crying on the inside.


Books Discovered

I have been very good this week – for me! Yes, I still bought a book.

A Plague of Giants

I saw a pre-release review for this book and I knew instantly I wanted it, so I bought it on release date, 19th October. I mentioned in my Sunday Summary on the 8th October that I had added it to the list – but now I can officially celebrate owning a copy!!

That is literally it for this section this week. It feels like a ghost town. I’ve been so absorbed in reading I think to even look for anything new. Not that I need to exactly, my TBR well and truly testifies that.


Coming Up…

Normally I would post a review on Tuesday. Whilst I am on track to get IT finished by then, I think my review would be rushed if I dived in straight away. Therefore I am changing up my schedule a bit! I feel like I am always talking about books I love, so on Tuesday, I am going to be publishing a “Top Ten” post featuring books I was disappointed with. My review of IT is going to be published on Friday – I haven’t even finished the book yet and I am already looking forward to sharing my thoughts on it!

My review of IT is going to be published on Friday – I haven’t even finished the book yet and I am already looking forward to sharing my thoughts on it!

As always I’ll be rounding up the week on Sunday – and hopefully, I’ll have a bit more to talk about next week!

What have you been reading?


7 thoughts on “Sunday Summary – 22 October 2017

    1. Good idea!!

      I have just (10 minutes ago) finished reading IT and ohmygod, is it worth it!! Iโ€™ve done far better than I thought I would time wise – I was expecting it to take nearer three weeks to read but Iโ€™ve squeezed it into two!

      Have you ever finished reading a book and just say there, staring at the back cover and smiling to yourself? This is literally me. Iโ€™m not even sad itโ€™s over really, which sometimes happens.

      If you do get the chance to read it – please do. I didnโ€™t even find it particularly scary (unnerving in places, perhaps) but it doesnโ€™t have to be to be enjoyable!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Yay, that’s great! 2 weeks is a pretty good time for that brick haha, looking forward to your thoughts!

        I started reading ‘It’ and got about halfway through until I gave up. I liked the setting and the spooky clown but it just moved on too slowly for my liking and I did not like the main character and the girl.

        I might pick it up again at some point, you never know ๐Ÿ™‚ I am reading ‘Desperation’ by King now and it creeps me out already. I am only about 50 pages in.

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        1. Iโ€™ll be publishing my review on Friday ๐Ÿ˜Š

          The book is very long, but I suppose itโ€™s kind of necessary. I donโ€™t think the psychological aspect of it would work if you didnโ€™t know these characters inside and out. It probably could have been written quicker – but Iโ€™m not sure if that would be a good thing or bad.

          Iโ€™ll have to add Desperation to the list ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m on a mission to read more of his books now! Iโ€™ve only started reading his work this year and Iโ€™m kicking myself for not trying them sooner!

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          1. I know right! I read a couple of Kings here and there when I was younger, but only started my mission to read everything by him after I finished the Dark Tower series a couple of years ago. I feel exactly the same!

            Creating really fleshed out characters you can root for is one thing King is excellent at. You always feel like you know them.

            In ‘It’, I did enjoy reading about the kids more than the adults for some reason. They were all really well presented as well, unfortunately I just couldn’t stand half of them ๐Ÿ˜€

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          2. I think there is something so exciting and equally frustrating about their naivety that makes for thrilling reading but unlovable characters – especially since we are reading from the other side of the fence, so to speak ๐Ÿ˜‚

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