My Week In Books, Movies, and TV 1/10/20

I guess if I’m going to get back to posting regularly I should get back to doing my regular weekly posts. Or decide if I still think they are posts I want to continue. So, here is my week in reading and watching:

Movies – I made the mistake of activating all of my holds at the library on the day we returned and got way too many movies at once. So far I’ve only watched one and am watching another as I type this. I watched the Downton Abbey movie with my daughter. She loved the show and was really happy to have the movie. I had watched an episode here and there when I got home and she was watching it. I enjoyed the shows I watched but didn’t feel the need to watch all of them. I thought the movie was good. M daughter enjoyed it and was happy to get one more chance to watch her favorite characters.  I’m watching It 2 right now. I will say more next week after I’m done, but I will say that while I think the adult casting was well done they are not as good as the kid versions.

TV – There have been more new TV than normal for this time of year. The big TV event in our house has been the Jeopardy All-Time Greats tournament. My daughter and I love Jeopardy and are enjoying watching three of our favorites compete. We eventually think we want Ken to win, but we would like to see a win from each before it is done. We watched the first episode of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. It is about a woman who starts to hear other people’s thoughts via songs they sing to her. We enjoyed it and were disappointed to discover that the rest of the episodes won’t air until mid-February. We also watched the first two episodes of the Party of Five reboot on Freeform. In this version, the kids are left alone due to the deportation, not the death, of their parents. It has a great cast and drew us in immediately.  Even my wife immediately voted to watch the second episode when Jeopardy was over. She generally is not all in on family dramas.

Books – I’ve finished three books so far this year:

The Philosophy of Deadpool – A graphic novel of life advice from Deadpool. Short and easy but not as good as I hoped.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty – This was this month’s mystery book club read at work. It was not really a mystery. There was a plot twist, but not a mystery. If you go into it not expecting it to be a mystery it is a decent book. I do agree with the review that said not to think about it too much or it will stop making sense.

Genesis by Robin Cook –  I read this one because my wife had it out from the library and it was in the house when I finished the book I got for Christmas and had not been back to the library to get more books. This once again kind of featured the two ME’s who are his regular characters, but a new character was featured for the majority of the book. I hated the new character and, thus, did not really like the book all that much. I also figure out who the killer was pretty early. I would recommend skipping this one.

On Deck – I am in the middle of reading A Very Scalzi Christmas by John Scalzi. We still have multiple movies to watch. I’m hoping to re-watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with my family this weekend. I also have Hustlers and Ad Astra and not a lot of time. I still want to watch the new show Deputy that started last week but I can’t get anyone else to pick it when we are watching TV. I will watch the first episode of the Outsider after it airs Sunday night.

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dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit

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  1. I’m also reading A Very Scalzi Christmas and enjoying it. I read it at bedtime, when brief stories are best. (Sometimes two pages is all I can manage before I start nodding off every other sentence.)

    Don’t stop writing this weekly post. I watch TV vicariously through you and enjoy hearing about what you’ve been reading. I don’t see many movies, so it’s interesting to see what you pick.

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