My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 3/26/21

I had two options today – write a short, quick recap before I have to leave at 8 to drop the dog at the vet or write after I return from the vet and the grocery store. I opted for the quick one now. Luckily, I don’t have a lot to report on this week since a lot of it was filled with basketball.

Movies – I did not watch a movie this week. All of the times I would have watched a movie were filled with basketball.

TV– Thursday through Monday were filled with basketball. Basketball started at noon and ended around midnight. I watched all the way through. After basketball was over we watched a few of our stored shows. I needed a new show to watch alone. I chose The Fosters because I heard good things about it and I hear the spin off Good Trouble is also good. I am a few episodes in and enjoy it so far. The general plot – a couple is raising the one mom’s biological son and the twins they adopted. They take in a foster kid who was just released from juvie. They also end up taking in her little brother. The show deals with the drama within the family, at high school and with family issues with the moms and their parents. The only problem I have with it is that the new Hulu update sucks and it keeps buffering.

Books – I finished two books this week

Smoke by Joe Ide – this is the 5th book in the IQ series. IQ has left the city to escape a gang that wants him dead. He settles in a small town in the hope of leaving all the bad that comes with his detective work. That is short lived when a young man who has escaped from a psychiatric facility breaks into his house and say a serial killer is coming to town. There are also side stories in the city with regular characters Dodson, Deronda and Grace, In this case I think I enjoyed their stores ore than the main one. I love this series and all of the characters. I think it would make a good TV show. I recommend starting with the first book, IQ.

The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – Linus Baker works for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He is sent to investigate a house where six highly classified, possibly dangerous magical youth live. He learns there is more to the children and the man who runs the house than can be learned in a file. This is a great book about prejudice, belonging and finding your place in the world. I highly recommend it.

On Deck – We will probably watch Godzilla vs Kong this week. More basketball starts tomorrow. I will watch more of The Fosters. Manifest comes back this week. I have not yet decided what I plan to read next.

6 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 3/26/21

  1. I really like The Fosters, though I often like the parent storylines more than the kids whose stupid decisions I often got frustrated with. I tried Good Trouble when it started and had to quit for exactly that reason. At least the 4 episodes I watched felt like it was just all people making stupid decisions with nothing to balance it out.

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  2. I have the first IQ and Cerulean on my TBR list. I’m glad you had lots of basketball to watch; I know you’ve missed watching sports.

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