What a novel (no pun intended) idea. I’ve read a lot of really good books lately. I’ve read a lot of really bad ones lately too. I’ve added my wit and wisdom to reviewing them at my Goodreads page, but I don’t know why I didn’t think I should put those bad boys over here too.
Although I should probably make a note that every book I’ve read does not appear at Goodreads either. Sad really.
In the last few months, I’ve read all four of the Smythe-Smith Quartet series from Julia Quinn as well as the entire Rokesbys series (to date that is), Fanny Hill, The Princess Diarist, both The Martian and Artemis by Andy Weir, and The Man in the High Castle. I liked Artemis so much, not only did I use an Audible credit to buy it, I listened to the whole book in a single day then bought the eBook so that I could read it again. I need to decide what order I want to put my reviews in and space them out a little, but yeah, ya’ll need to read Artemis.
I’ve devoured other media recently too. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon is better than Marvelous. I binged most of that in a single night making it really hard to get up and go to work the next morning even though my commute only consisted of navigating a kitty traffic jam in the living room as I passed through to pick up a Diet Coke in the kitchen. I’ve watched The Newsroom start to finish at least twice in the last year. If there was a documentary on Netflix I didn’t watch it was because I was sick that one time and missed it. I’m still cycling through all the Sherlock seasons regularly and every once in a while I start my Doctor Who marathon with Rose Tyler, but I usually only get about halfway through Amy Pond before I have to do something else necessitating another restart. I’ve toyed with starting with the original Doctor. God knows my husband has every episode that exists since the beginning of time so I could do it even if BBC has taken all their shows off Netflix and Amazon to start their own service.
I’m all caught up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones. I’m still struggling with Daredevil and haven’t started any of the other Netflix Marvel series. I struggled to watch The Inhumans too, painful as it was. Short review – there weren’t any heroes to root for. Every main character was equally bad. Not Marvel’s proudest moment. Don’t get me started on the last half season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I think the only way I could watch it was because at least it wasn’t as bad as The Inhumans. Disney had to break into the Smurf’s makeup room to film all those Kree. Ugh. I hear good things are coming though so I will fangirl onward.
I’ve been adding things to my VUDU library a lot lately. I’ve got all the Harry Potters (including Fantastic Beasts, thanks, honey) and about half the Marvel Cinematic Universe (movies that is). I’ve got Wonder Woman because it was fricken awesome. All the new Star Treks were a must have so got ’em. I’ve also got a couple of the X-Men, but since there is no continuity I don’t watch them much. Rogue One and The Force Awakens are the only Star Wars I have. I need to do something about that. Can’t wait for Artemis to be made into a movie so that I can add it to my copy of The Martian.
I’ve been out of the house a little bit too lately (other than my hospital mini-vacay). Most recently was my trip to the cinema today to see Black Panther. It was good. I’ll add it to VUDU as soon as I can. It wasn’t my favorite, but I haven’t been super excited about any of the recent Marvel movies. I loved the Deadpool trailer that accompanied the movie. It was very funny and had a Toy Story shout out (hint: Look at the bottoms of toy Cable’s and toy Deadpool’s foot). The Solo trailer and the trailer for Antman and The Wasp along with Deadpool have me saving my shiny rocks for May through July when a metric ton of good movies will be hitting a theater near me. I may just camp at the theater all summer.
I just went to search for the Deadpool trailer. The movie is listed as “The Untitled Deadpool Sequel Meet Cable” and the following is the synopsis at movieinsider.com:
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
If I could make stuff like this up, I wouldn’t be writing here for free.