My Week in Books, TV, and Movies 2/1/19

It’s another light week for me in terms of things on the screen, but I did finally watch a movie. You would think with so little to report screen-wise, I would have more to report in reading. I have no idea what I’m doing with my time.

Movies – I was about to say that I didn’t watch a movie again this week, but then I remembered that we got The Hate U Give from Redbox last Friday. My daughter and I both loved the book and wanted to see the movie before she went back to school so we decided to splurge and spend the $1.89 instead of waiting for the free DVD from the library. I thought they did a really good job with the adaptation. My daughter was mad that she thought they made the relationship between Starr and Khalil more than just friends because we wouldn’t believe she cared so much if they were just friends. I would highly recommend it.

TV – This is where all of my time has gone. I haven’t watched anything new this week, but I’ve watched a lot of TV. With our trip away and with my daughter being home, I am way behind on the shows I record and watch alone. I’ve spent this week catching up on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, All American and the random sit-coms I watch. Suits also returned this week so I watched an episode of that as well. I still need to watch several episodes of A Million Little Things, Vikings and Manifest and I still need to start the new season of True Detective.

Books – I finished the nonfiction book What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte. It was interesting, especially if you are from or have spent time in Appalachia. It was also interesting in that she had a lot of bad things to say about JD Vance and Hillbilly Elegy and linked him to people who were involved in eugenics. The Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning at the ALA Midwinter Conference. I now have a lot of books from that list checked out from the library. I did finish one of them, The Unwanted by Don Brown. It is a graphic novel about the Syrian refugees and won an award. I was underwhelmed. The art was not fantastic and the text was OK, but not great. I’m not sure why it won an award.

On Deck – I still have no movies from the library. I did record Tag when it was on HBO last week, but I don’t know when I will have time to watch it. TV will still be filled with catch up. Maybe I will get to the first episode of True Detective this week. I’m almost finished reading the Newbery winner, Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina and almost finished with the audio of the Printz Award winner, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and have a big pile of other award winners waiting so I will have a lot of books to talk about next week.

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2 thoughts on “My Week in Books, TV, and Movies 2/1/19

  1. I’ve been enjoying “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama, as an audiobook read by her. I also learned that I’m not a fan of some cozy mysteries after trying to read one of Maia Chance’s. I just kept saying to myself, “This is stupid,” and finally realized it was stupid to continue.

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