My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 3/6/20

I don’t have a lot to report on this week. I watched a lot of basketball. I didn’t watch a movie. I only finished one book. I’m writing this anyway.

Movies – If I watched a movie I don’t remember it. I don’t even think I watched an old movie that was on TV this week. When my son was over for dinner we watched a TV show he likes instead of a movie. Maybe m hermit weekend will mean actually watching one of the movies I have from the library.

TV – Another week of TV watching to try to clear the DVR. I reported last week that I had finally watched the first episode of Lincoln Rhyme. I watched a few more and then made the mistake of watching one with my wife in the room. She was supposedly working so I could watch a show she didn’t watch. Now I can’t watch more Lincoln Rhyme until she is ready to watch it. This does not help my DVR clearing. I watched the Alex Karev farewell episode of Grey’s Anatomy last night. Spoilers lie ahead. Stop reading now if you don’t want them. We find out that Alex left because he found out that Izzie(katherine Heigl) had 5-year-old twins and they were his He decided to stay with her in Kansas to be with them. It isn’t the best ending considering the character was newly married to someone else, but the only other way to write him out would be to kill the character. Given those two choices, I’m glad they went this way. Without the actor, the death would be off-screen and that seems weak. Also, they would either then have a final run of episodes of people mourning or a time jump. Neither one is a good option.  One last TV note- I watched Twenties on BET. I was disappointed when I discovered that Lean Waithe was a producer and writer, but not actually in the show, but I liked the first two episodes. I will probably watch more.

Books – I finished one book this week. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. I read this for my speculative fiction book club at work. It is a postapocalyptic story set in the Navajo Nation. The world has flooded due to climate change. Gods like Coyote have been able to return to earth. Maggie Hoskie is a monster slayer who was raised by Neizghani, an immortal monster slayer. She is hired to kill a monster who has taken a little girl and then goes on a quest to find the powerful witch who created it. I really enjoyed the book. It was interesting, action-packed and a quick read. I will read the sequel once I catch up on other reading I need to get to.

On Deck – I have The Farewell and It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on DVD. They both seem too serious. It will be a struggle to convince myself to watch them. I have more DVR clearing to do.  I need to watch some episodes of The Outsider this weekend. I am reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie for my mystery bok club at work.

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

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  1. I’ll have to check my library to see whether they have the Farewell; I’ve been looking forward to seeing it. For TV, I discovered I Zombie on Netflix (since my HD antenna only picks up the local Fox network, I don’t see any network TV, not even PBS) and am loving it! Imagine my surprise when I saw that Rob Thomas was one of the creators/producers/whatever. I have no desire to read the comic or graphic novel on which it’s based, buit I love the cast and the story line. I’m not a fan of zombie stuff, so this is unusual. And I added Trail of Lightning to my TBR list in Goodreads after seeing your rating.

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  2. I really liked Trail of Lightning. I just finished Wanderers, it was really good. I am about half way through Swan Song and am really enjoying it, very Stand-esque. Thanks for bring both books to my attention.

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