reading is fun

For the millionth year in a row, my goal is simple. To read 52 books. Although, considering that I’ve only completed two, I might need to revise my goal. Still, I’m enjoying getting back into the habit. Technically, I’m always reading, but I’ve been wanting to make books more of what I read.

I’m good at starting books, acquiring books, writing half a book.

Finishing them, though? Good luck with that. It also doesn’t help that books are now on various devices. It just adds to my laziness.

Anyway, this year I am cheating my own system. I’m going to pad out that 52 book count with easy, easy reads. I’m currently hate-reading an easy read now, just ‘cuz. I’m reading some other books which will take me longer periods and those will be my difficult reads. Some of these books aren’t that difficult, I just find it difficult to read too much at a time. I blame Reddit.

Reading is fun, though.

I always forget how much fun it can be to lose yourself in a good book.

You can learn new words, and if you’re a perpetual aspiring writer like me – you figure out what you’d never do in your book. I like seeing different writing styles, different chaptering systems.

And, in all honesty, I have nothing to watch. I’ve been bored back into reading. I was watching Person of Interest for a while but season 4 was so weird and different that I’m taking a break. I watched Superman & Lois (loved it!) and some BBC shows (six episodes and done, yes please). Everything else doesn’t appeal.

There was an old show I planned to start watching – The Sopranos, maybe? I can’t even remember.

I am contemplating Lost and I never made it past the first season of that show.

It’s hard out here for a bored sista, let me tell ya.

Maybe I’ll finally finish The Wire one of these days.

To conclude, this is my accountability post.

I will complete 52 books this year even if I have to read comic books to get myself to that number.

Total books read so far: 2.

what I’m watching | july 2021

Television

Fastlane

I actually really liked the first few episodes of Fastlane until I realised that… it was the same episode over and over again. I eventually rage quit when there was this really gross scene where it was just girls dancing in slow motion and I was like, ‘HOW MANY TIMES?!’.

Seriously.

Every episode there was a club or beach house scene with girls, girls and more girls. Most of the time our white, male lead falls for one of them and we get an awkward, sultry, slow motion love scene. Cringe.

Fastlane would work as a movie, maybe. Watching the same thing happen (in slow motion) for twenty two episodes is not good TV.

That being said, I don’t think I was the target audience for the show anyway.


Justice League Unlimited (DCAU)

I’m on the third season now. I like the show, but I think the reason why it’s not as good as Justice League is the ensemble cast. There are so many characters now that it’s hard to really get lost in it. I did like the Cadmus Labs arc in the second season, though.

Above all, there is not enough Superman. There’s not enough Batman. They should make a Batman/Superman show!

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The Nancy Drew Files #1

1. Secrets Can Kill (June 1986)

Plot: Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High.

Snarkified plot: Someone is stealing files and items at a a high school and the police don’t care. Let’s hire 18 year old Nancy Drew! And her car is red and not blue! Shameful. Some high schooler who was blackmailing the other students. He dies and case solved!!

But wait!

He also happened to be blackmailing a super hot student that Nancy makes out with for no real reason. Oh, a hot guy! Oh, she might leave her not quite boyfriend for hot guy! Oh, but wait, she’s just undercover as a high school student! It would never last. And OH NO, he might be a murderer! Oh, wait. He’s not. He’s just a Russian spy.

CASE SOLVED!

Turns out that she was just confused and that she loves Ned after all…

Verdict: LOL.

Friend Request (Book Review)

Yes, I read occasionally.

It’s not all hate-watching and looking at Japanese products over here.

It’s just mostly that.

This review is SPOILERY AF because I can’t stand it when I look up books specifically to find out what happens and the review is all vague but upset about the ‘twist’ (that they refuse to reveal!).

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book recommendations…

Speaking of Nancy Drew, I read one of the books the other day.  It was TERRIBLE. I know that Carolyn Keene is probably fifty different people with different levels of questionable writing ability, but it was awful. Whose idea was it to retool the series?

The Nancy Drew Files, or the Nancy Drew Case Files, is a detective fiction series started in 1986 and released by Simon & Schuster, New York. It is a spin-off of the original series of novels featuring Nancy Drew, with a greater emphasis on adventure, malice and romance.

Lol, I wrote a little snarky thing on it after I finished it. I was supposed to review the first five books but that didn’t happen. Hasn’t happened. Yet. Never underestimate the depths of my boredom. 

Here it is:

The Nancy Drew Files

1. Secrets Can Kill (June 1986)

Plot: Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High.

Snarkified plot: Someone is stealing files and items at a high school in FuckedUpShitAlwaysHappens Heights and the police don’t care. Let’s hire 18 year old Nancy Drew! This time her car is red and not blue because this series is MODERN! 

After some top notch sleuthing (so sole guy being rude to Nancy) we discover that said guy was blackmailing the other students. He dies, no one cares and the case is solved!! 

But wait! 

He also happened to be blackmailing the super hot student that Nancy makes our with for no real reason. Oh, a hot guy! Oh, she might leave her not quite boyfriend, Ned, for hot guy! Oh, but wait, she’s just undercover as a high school student! It would never last. And OH NO, he might be a murderer! Oh, wait. He’s not. He’s just a Russian spy. 

CASE SOLVED!

Turns out that she was just confused and that she loves Ned after all…

Mhmm…

Until the next hot guy she meets while undercover. 

Verdict: LOL.

So yeah, for 2018, I’m going to need some intelligent book recommendations.