It’s been another long week. I was able to get some reading done. TV is still the main focus of my off time, especially now that we have so many non-cable options.
Movies – I had to look back at my streaming profiles to figure out what movie we watched this week. I knew we watched one, but I couldn’t remember what it was. I finally found on Hulu that we watched The Patriot. I had watched it years ago. I’ve probably watched it a couple of times. My daughter had never seen it and was interested in the Revolutionary War aspect, so we watched it again. I still enjoyed it. My daughter seemed to like it as well. Sometimes it is nice to go back and watch an older movie I’ve seen before. I need to watch some more old movies on streaming.
TV – I’ve watched more old Grey’s Anatomy while my daughter is watching. We are still slowly working our way through season one of Survivor. We’ve been happy to have new Jeopardy back the last couple of weeks. We are still enjoying Stargirl and Snowpiercer. We finished this season of Legends of Tomorrow. It is still my favorite of the DC shows. We started watching The Mandalorian last night and made it through three episodes. I like it, but I feel like it was so hyped up for so long that it will not measure up to the expectations I had for it. I feel like finishing it will be the focus of our TV this weekend.
Books – I finished a couple of books this week:
The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century by Neal Bascomb – This is a non-fiction book about a group of British soldiers who escape from a POW camp during WWI. I’m not a big non-fiction reader, so it took me a minute to get into it. It is an interesting story and once we get to the escape it is hard to put it down. It is written for teens, so it is short and has short chapters with a lot of pictures. I would recommend it.
From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Mason – a teen romance I read for work. Twinkle is an aspiring filmmaker in high school. Her best friend has abandoned her to hang out with the popular kids. She has a crush on Neil Roy, the most popular boy in school. Neil’s twin brother Sahil asks her to film a movie with him. As she starts to fall in love with Sahil she also starts getting emails from a secret admirer who she assumes is Neil. It was a perfect diversion for these times. Not deep or difficult. Just some good, complicated teen romance.
On Deck – Once again, movies will depend on mood and what we find. We will continue watching The Mandalorian, We will have new episodes of Stargirl, Snowpiercer, and Agents of Shield. The final season of 13 Reasons Why is on Netflix now, so I will be watching that over the weekend when my family is still asleep or otherwise occupied. I need to read The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins for my work book club. It is very long and hard to read. It will be a challenge.