I genuinely have no idea what I did this past week. Seriously. I looked at my calendar and everything, and I have zero clue what I did. Probably because all I did was grade.
Anyway, I posted a thing last week: A Practice of Gratitude: Three Things Thursday.
And I started a couple of books I probably won’t finish:
10/15/16: I’m at 34% and this is due back at the library, and I know I won’t finish it in time, which is just as well because, omg, this book’s plotting is getting on my last nerve. Yes, flashbacks between the present and the past are kind of LM’s jam, but, seriously, just show what happened at the barbecue that has severely damaged these people so I can get on with knowing how to properly react to their reactions!
The character work here (so far) is stellar as usual, and I love, love, love that we get to see just how all of these characters see and understand each other (especially Erika and Clementine), but seriously. I wish LM would just get on with it.
I admit that I might be in a mood, but still.
10/16/16 @ 54%: This went from cute to twee real fast. Also, I don’t understand why Wonder Woman needs a nickname for Wonder Woman when her actual real name is Diana, which is never referenced in the story (so far). Just…why? Why? WHY?
Currently, I’m reading:
So, the only reason I started Wonder Woman at Super Hero High is that Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz is so sad, and I needed something light to break up the reading. Don’t get me wrong: I really am digging the book. The subject matter is just heavy. (It’s about a boy in rehab for alcohol addiction who doesn’t remember how he got there.)
I also watched some TV:
So I tried out Insecure (HBO) and American Housewife (ABC), and I am giving them both one more episode before I decide definitively if I’m giving them up.
Insecure was crass in a way that I was not expecting. Also, the two main characters are best friends who called each other “bitch” all the time in the premiere, and I hate hate hate hate HATE when women do that. So I’m willing to give it one more go to see if some of that stuff is toned down.
American Housewife was equally annoying because all the main character talked about is how fat she is (which makes sense given the original title for the show was Fattest Housewife). It got old fast. However, given the title change and the fact that it was the pilot, I’ll give it one more ep to see if that is toned down.
Happy reading, everyone!