It’s time once again for my weekly wrap up of what I’ve read and watched this week. This week was heavy on TV and very light on movies.
Movies – I did not watch a movie this week. I returned several movies to the library unwatched. It was not a time issue. It was not a lack of desire to watch a movie. It was mainly my family not really caring about the movies I had. It will be easier for me to watch movies no one else cares about after Sunday when I have hours alone every day.
TV – We finished watching Crisis on Infinite Earths. We both liked it a lot. I’m looking forward to seeing how the events alter the course of shows moving forward. We finally watched the first few episodes of Deputy. It stars Stephen Dorff as a long time deputy who becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County when the sheriff dies. I liked it a lot more than I expected. Dorff is great in the role and Bex Taylor-Klaus is really good as the young deputy assigned as his security. We watched the first episode of Outmatched last night. It is a sitcom about parents of three gifted kids and one not gifted kid. I watched because my daughter wanted to try it and because I will give any show with Maggie Lawson a shot. My daughter really liked it. I think it was mediocre at best and probably won’t last. I will still watch with my daughter until the cancelation comes.
Books – I finished two books this week:
American Royals by Katharine McGee – A YA book set in an America where George Washington accepts the crown and we have American royalty. It is set in current times and revolves around the three kids of the current king of America. Princess Beatrice is next in line for the crown. The first woman who will be allowed to take the throne after a change in the law. Her younger siblings, twins Jefferson and Samantha deal with life as the “extras.” It’s generally about their romances which, as my daughter told me, is to be expected when you read a teen romance. It was a little long and slow if you aren’t a big romance reader, but I did like the characters enough to maybe read the next one.
Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore – A friend got a copy of an ARC of this book and sent it to me. Chris is one of my favorite authors so getting an early copy of the book was very exciting for me This is the third book featuring Pocket the Fool of Dogsnogging. This one is his tribute to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has fairies, goblins, magic and heinous fuckery most foul. I loved it. I liked it more than the previous two Pocket books. If you haven’t read Moore, go out and get one of his books now.
On Deck – I just started reading Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds. We plan to watch Joker tonight. We still have a lot of TV to watch. The DVR is closing in on 80% full again and with my daughter heading back to school, it is our last chance to catch up on the shows we watch together. First on the list to watch when it’s just me and my wife is the Station 19/Grey’s crossover.