I capped off my week by running my Keurig without first getting a cup to catch the coffee. I think I might need more sleep or more coffee. Let’s see if I can coherently reap my week in reading and viewing.
Movies – I watched one movie this week – Kong vs Godzilla. I enjoyed the movie. I have always been a fan of the monster movies. The fights between Godzilla and King Kong were very well done. The human characters didn’t really add anything to the movie. They were mostly there to react to the fights and occasionally tell someone else why Kong or Godzilla was not the bad guy. I’m OK with that. We watched the movie to see Kong fight Godzilla and we got plenty of that. If you don’t care about Kong fighting Godzilla you probably shouldn’t bother watching the movie.
TV – My DVR is getting dangerously full. I’m at 87% full now and too many shows scheduled to record and none I want to give up. The problem is there are too few that I watch alone these days. I have a lot of shows I save to watch with my daughter and a few I save to watch with my son. I need a few shows to go on break. In addition to watching shows on the DVR to try to avert disaster we watched the newest episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I really like this show. They make a good pair. It’s got action, drama, and humor. Everything I like about Marvel. We also watched the first episode of Kung Fu on the CW. If I get the chance today I might write a longer review of it. We enjoyed it. I didn’t watch the original so I don’t know how it compares to it. If you like martial arts action stuff you should check it out.
Books – I finished two books this week.
The Project by Courtney Summers – Lo Denham is seriously injured in the car accident that kills her parents. While she is in the hospital her older sister joins The Unity Project, a secretive religious community, leaving Lo to live with an aunt she hardly knows. Years later, Lo has the opportunity to gain access to the Project and does so in hopes of reconnecting with Bea. This is a story in two parts. We follow Lo in current day trying to find her sister and getting closer to the Project and we follow Bea from her decision to join the Project up until the story joins Lo’s. Is the Project a dangerous cult or a misunderstood community that only wants to do good in the world? Where is Bea and why does she not want to see Lo? Who keeps calling Lo without speaking? This is a compelling read that I highly recommend. You should also read Sadie by the same author.
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh – a novel in verse that tells the story of Ada – the daughter of an immigrant father and an African American mother – and her struggle to find a place for herself in America and her family. We bounce back and forth between Ada’s current struggle to adapt to college life and her struggles to fit in in elementary and high school. Her mother is an addict. Her dad is overprotective and religious. Ada finds herself when she finds a dance class that is much more compelling than the accounting class she is struggling to pass. It is a nice quick read. I enjoyed it, but it felt a little undone.
On Deck – I will have Freaky on DVD from the library today. I also have Tesla on DVD. Fear the Walking Dead comes back this week. At this point, it is better than the original. I still want to watch the first episode of Rebel. A new episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier is available. I need to work on clearing shows off the DVR. I am reading The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony.