My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 5/14/21

It’s been a different type of week for me. My daughter came home Sunday and is doing her finals from home so she will be able to see her best friend while she is in town for a few weeks. My wife left for her mom’s house Wednesday. My daughter is still very busy with school so I’ve had a lot of alone time, but it hasn’t meant an increase in reading or viewing. Here is my recap:


We did watch one movie this week. Greenland on HBO. It stars Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin as a couple fighting to survive as a planet killing comet races to Earth. It first appears the comet will pass Earth, but close enough to see with the naked eye. People gather for watch parties. Then, the main characters get an alert that they have been selected to go to a government shelter. Then a large fragment of the comet hits Earth and wipes out a city. The rest of the movie follow their race to make it to the shelter before it is too late. I am a fan of disaster survival movies, so I liked it. If you like movies like Deep Impact and Dante’s Peak you will like this one.


With my daughter home, we finally finished the latest season of Snowpiercer. It is a very good show and the final episodes of the season were very exciting. My daughter was not pleased with one of the events of the finale. We watched more of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. My wife and I watched the latest episode of Mare of Easttown. Since my daughter is still doing school work but is in the room and wants something she can kind of watch but not care about, we have been watching episodes of The Wall and then House Hunters. I will need to find a show to watch alone since I have run out of things to watch when I am alone.


I finished one book this week.

Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – The book is set in the Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means death. There are no teachers and friendships are generally only for strategic reasons. Monsters lurk everywhere and not everyone who enters the school makes it out alive. El is a loner who has been told she possesses a dark power that could wipe out millions. My daughter loved the book. I liked it, but it did take me a little bit to get into it. There is a lot of background information on the school and the world. I am looking forward to the next in the trilogy.

On Deck

I have no idea. TV and movies will depend on my daughter’s school work schedule. She does want to watch a mafia movie so Goodfellas is on the stand by list. I will have a handful of new shows to watch alone and then I will need something new. I will be alone after Wednesday, so I will need to find random things to watch that no one else will. I am reading Ocean Prey by John Sandford.

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