I've been thinking about reading recently. This thinking was spurred on by the Host's recent post concerning half-remembered books that may or may not exist. And what I'm thinking is: I should really be reading rather than thinking about reading. Especially as I haven't actually read a book since November's The Very Mistress MJ Diari-
Doesn't count! It's mostly pictures.
Well, what about back in October when I read Delilah Smythe's Pulverised Pumpkins?
No. Deciphering second-hand recipes from the "words" that vindictive cow has strung together using profanities is not reading!
When did we read Anne McCaffrey's The Rowan, then?
"We" didn't read it - I did! You got irritated and restless with the Rowan's caterwauling when she got swept up in that mudslide only a few pages in, and disappeared to torment Beaky, as I recall. And I read that this year. Back in January.
No. Mostly me again. And that doesn't count either as we only looked at the Night Sky chapter for the constellations.
Fine. So I haven't read a book in an age. But other than The Rowan, you haven't either!
Well, no. Ah... It's just that... Well, since November, Evil Edna has been full of great shows that need watching...
Strictly Come Dancing (S15) - Watched
Strictly - It Takes Two (S15) - Watched
Blue Planet II - Watched
Stranger Things 2 - Binge Watched
Dark - Binge Watched (a gripping German drama about how three generations of four families in a small town are inextricably linked - warning: includes time-travel)
Black Mirror (S4) - Abandoned (after episode 1, "USS Callister" - still too dystopian, miserable and downright disheartening)
Residue (Ep 1) - Abandoned (after episode 1 - more miserable, grimdark negativity)
Violet Evergarden (S1) - Abandoned (after episode 1 - I thought this was going to be a delightful anime about a young witch, but it was about a girl-as-a-weapon learning to live outside of war)
Inside No.9 (S1) - Binge Watched; (S2) - In Progress (a very darkly comedic anthology show: each episode is set in a house/room/cabin numbered 9 - written by and starring Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of The League of Gentlemen fame)
The Windsors (S1) - Binge Watched
Miranda (S3) - In Progress
Don't Trust The B---- in Apartment 23 (S1 & 2) - Binge Watched (hilarious sitcom starring Krysten Ritter in which she is such an amazing bitch!)
Star Trek: Discovery (S1) - Watched (it was OK... Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca is outstanding. However, my favourite characters are Commander Saru, Cadet Sylvia Tilly, and Doctor Culber becauase they bring some light and warmth to this otherwise grim show. Plus Ronnie Rowe Jr is exceedingly foxy as Communications Officer Bryce!)
The Expanse (S2) - Watched (a very gripping space opera full of engaging characters. Season three is out soon!)
Space Dandy (S1) - Abandoned (after episode 1, "Live With The Flow, Baby"- bizarre anime which I may revisit)
The Gifted (S1) - Watched
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (S2) - In Progress (this second season is even more bizarre than the first - I love it!)
The Cloverfield Paradox (Netflix)
The Shape of Water (cinema)
Black Panther (cinema)
Has anyone else managed to read anything this year?