My Week in Books, TV and Movies 8/14/20

I almost didn’t have a book finished this week. I read the last page last night. I also almost forgot what movie I watched this week. I really need to start taking notes. Here is my recap.

Movies: We watched one movie this week(that I can remember) – Jumanji: The Next Level. I really liked the first movie and was looking forward to this one. It didn’t disappoint. It was fun watching The Rock channel Danny Devito an Kevin Hart channel Danny Glover. It was fun to once again watch Jack Black play someone who is disappointed to be Jack Black. I liked that they changed the game so that they had to adapt and figure it out again. If you liked the first movie you will definitely like this one. If you didn’t, you likely won’t care what I thought of the movie.

TV: Once again, nothing groundbreaking in this area. We watched all of our regular stuff. The season finale of Stargirl was this week. It was as good as expected. We love the show and can’t wait for season 2. We still watch multiple episodes of The Next Step every night. We are in season 4 and at a point where half of the regular cast has moved on and the dance group has a lot of new dancers. I’m not sure if if I will like it as much now. We have switched back to old Survivor for my evening viewing with my daughter. We are watching the season that introduced us to Tyson, Coach, JT and Fishbach. It’s a good one.

Books: I finished one book this week: Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse. It is the sequel to Trail of Lightning. The series is a post-apocalyptic story that takes place in Dinetah(formerly the Navajo reservation) after most of the rest of the world has flooded. In this one Maggie is asked to help when Kai and Caleb Goodacre have gone off with a mysterious cult. I loved the first book. I liked this one, but not quite as much. I found myself putting it down often with no urge to pick it up again. I think it was a combination of the story and my frame of mind. I would say if you read Trail of Lightning and like it, read this one as well.

On Deck: I hope to watch Bad Boys for Life, but that would require convincing my daughter to watch it or convincing my wife to watch it with me in the morning. Neither is likely. I am off for the next three days. I hope to find some random old movies to watch while I try to do as little as possible and try not to think about how much I hate my job. We need to watch whatever we have for my daughter to watch on TV before she moves to her apartment next week. Not that DVR space will be an issue. We still have a lot of hours of TV to catch up on that she doesn’t watch and nothing new will be on for a while. I am currently reading The Bursar’s Wife by EG Rodford.

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