After my nice, quiet hermit weekend last weekend my life got a little busy. Tuesday I spent the day trying to cover things at work in case I ended up out of the building the rest of the week to attend an event in place of my boss. Wednesday I had to get some mowing done in the extreme heat before working for 8 hours. Thursday and Friday I did spend time in Baltimore playing the part of the least important person in a room full of leaders from my profession. I didn’t find a lot of time for reading and watching much, but I do have a little to report.
Books: Most of my reading cam from the holiday weekend. I finished Feared by Lisa Scottoline(not as good as she usually is), Measure of Darkness by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman(Clay Edison is a good addition to the Alex Delaware universe) and 806 by Cynthia Weil(a decent teen novel about kids who search for their sperm donor father) all over the Labor Day weekend. In my little bit of free time on Tuesday and Wednesday I read Roughneck by Jeff Lemire, a graphic novel about a former hockey player and his sister who “must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family). I would say it was probably the best of the bunch.
Television: This week bas mainly watching shows that had pied up on out DVR. We finally finished the latest season of Blacklist. We watched Whose Line is it Anyway, Salvation and Take Two. I watched the latest episodes of Fear the Walking Dead and Ballers. So, I watched more than I remembered, mostly over the holiday or n the hour or so between dinner and my wife going to bed. We are getting closer to the new season and new shows every night. I can’t wait.
Movies: We watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix while our daughter was home over the weekend. It was a cute, enjoyable teen romance. I would recommend it. I watched Blockers Wednesday morning while waiting for a reasonable time to mow. It was funny and had some surprising deeper moments about parents dealing with their kids leaving for college. Nothing ground breaking, but funny. Last night we finally watched Fahrenheit 451 with Michael B Jordan. It was decent. I was very sleepy, so that might have made me enjoy it less. It wasn’t terrible, but I was bored.
On Deck: I’ve started reading Sunrise Highway by Peter Blauner. New seasons of The Last Ship and The Deuce start tomorrow. You premieres of Lifetime(based on the book by Caroline Kepnes). We will finally get around to watching Rampage with The Rock
4 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies and TV(9/8)”
Am I correct in assuming that you’ve read Fahrenheit 451, which was pretty powerful as a book. I think I saw the original film version (1966) with Oskar Werner and Julie Christie, but I can’t remember a thing about whether it was a good adaptation or not. (It may have something to do with recreational drugs. Hahahahahaha.) Anyway, I’ve been interested in watching this new version. Is it on Netflix or Amazon Prime?
I’m pretty sure I read it but honestly it’s a blur with the classics on which ones I was supposed to read vs actually read. I don’t know about Netflix or amazon. It was an hbo original I had recorded a while back.
Blockers was cute! It was that movie that made me realize there’s a new crop of teen actors that are in everything.
Also, I didn’t realize you’d read Roughnecks. If you’re interested I’ll bring in Essex County – from the summary you wrote it seems thematically similar, and it’s really good.
Sure. I would love to read Essex County. I read Roughneck when I realized my next book wouldn’t be delivered until after lunch on Tuesday and finished it Wednesday night. I liked it.
The only teen I recognized in Blockers was Ramona Young who is really good in Santa Clarita Diet.