My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 1/14/22

This week was mostly TV viewing. My typical afternoon reading time is now watching TV with my daughter. Maybe my reading will pick up when she goes back to school next week.

Movies

Another week of not watching a movie. All of my viewing has been trying to keep my DVR from being so full that it randomly deletes shows. Maybe I will watch movies again this summer.

TV

I watched a reviewed Pivoting this week. I liked it more than I expected.

I caught up on the Showtime show, Yellowjackets. It is very good. Very good casting of adult and teen versions of the characters. I wish they would spend less time with the adult versions of the characters and more with the teen versions stranded in the wilderness.

I watched the two episodes of The Righteous Gemstones on HBO. I enjoyed the random cameo by Joe Jonas.

We watched Miss Scarlett and the Duke. I recorded it almost a year ago and we just now got to it. It was very good. I hope there is a second season.

We have watched a lot of Australian Survivor. It is very much like the older season of the original Survivor. We are very frustrated that the people we like are playing a very dumb game so the people we don’t like are winning.

We watched the episode of Amazing Race where they tell the teams they are pausing due to Covid. It’s interesting that four teams apparently did not return when the race resumed.

We still watch Jeopardy every day but we are growing weary with the season of the super champion. One long-term champion was fun. Two was starting to wear on us. Three is too much. The Tournament of Champions will be interesting.

Books

I managed to finish one book this week.

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M Morris – Ellice Littlejohn seemingly has it all. An Ivy League education, a good job as a lawyer, good friends, and her relationship with her married boss, Michael. That all changed early one morning when Ellice finds Michael dead in his office. His death is ruled a homicide and Ellice’s life is turned upside down.

I should have liked this book more. I got it from the library because of the good reviews. It is the type of book I usually like. It just took me forever to get into it. Maybe it was because it was another one of those books where a lot of her troubles could have been solved had she immediately called the police or talked to anyone at all about anything. I get that they tell her backstory and she has a reason not to trust, but it still annoyed me. Also, the whole story of who did it and why seemed a bit ridiculous.

Maybe my next book will be the first one of the year I like.

On Deck

I still have Pig on DVD. I also now have Stillwater waiting at the library.

We will try to finish our season of Australian Survivor before my daughter goes back to school.

I will try to watch some playoff football.

I am reading The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper.


7 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 1/14/22

  1. I was wondering about the book, when I saw that you’d finished it on Goodreads. I don’t think it’s for me, now that I’ve read your review here. I think the same things would bother me, and I’ve got more reading material than I can keep up with right now (and well in the future to be honest).

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